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Open-plan Cape close to quiet beach, 3 miles from Nauset Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10, 4 bedrooms (2 with private bath), 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom

Classic Cape with bright, modern, free-flowing interior and central air conditioning in a tiny neighborhood on a private road in the woods (but only 2 miles to local stores). Private access to secluded salt-water beach on shallow bay, great for kayaking and beach-combing. Two master suites with full baths.

It’s a 2-minute walk to your secluded salt-water beach on Little Pleasant Bay, sheltered from the Atlantic by the barrier of Nauset Beach (famous for its sand and surf). The view from the beach is spectacular and unspoiled: just a peaceful vista of ocean, sky, and uninhabited islands; the closest visible houses are several miles away.

Perfect for an extended family (or two families), the house has a master suite on the upper level, and another suite on the main floor. Each suite has a full private bath.

Layout of main floor: The main floor features the living room, sun room, dining room, kitchen, twin-bed suite, half-bath, and laundry room. The bright, airy living room opens through large, double sliding doors to the deck, and has a vaulted ceiling and balcony leading to the upstairs bedrooms. The sun room, with vaulted ceiling and TV, opens off the living room; together they seat 10 comfortably.

The dining room, with over-sized table seating 10, is open to the kitchen, forming a great gathering place for kids (and adults) to work on projects together. The angled entrance to the sun room provides easy access from both the dining room and living room – so you can keep an eye on the kids watching TV in the sun room.

Bedrooms: The upper floor features the master suite with a king bed, TV, private full bath, and walk-in closet.

The suite on the main floor has twin beds, TV, and a private full bath. If you prefer a king bed, there’s a twin-bed-connector that creates a king-sized bed (with fleece strip covering the joint, and a king-size mattress pad over the top).

The two other upper-floor bedrooms share a separate full bath with whirlpool tub. One of these bedrooms has a queen bed; the other has two twin-size bunks and a double bed – great for kids (and perhaps a nanny).

The whole house is air-conditioned. For cooler days when you prefer fresh air instead, there are ceiling fans in the living room, sun room, and master bedroom, as well as portable fans in the other bedrooms.

In colder weather, our gas-log fireplace provides instant-on coziness for the living room. And, of course, the whole house has central heating.

More details: The two-car garage contains beach chairs, board games, Lego and other toys, which you’re welcome to use.

Outside, there’s a covered farmers’ porch on the north side, connected to a wrap-around deck and gas grill on the east side. The south-side deck has a large umbrella-shaded picnic table. A roomy outdoor shower (with full privacy) allows for cleaning off the sand after a day at the beach.

Our “own” beach on Little Pleasant Bay is great for kayaking and beach-combing, but the beach can be narrow at high tide, and may have sea grass washed up on it – so go to nearby Nauset Beach (3 miles from the house) for Atlantic surf and miles of unspoiled sand. Other local beaches are Skaket Beach (5 miles), great for little kids; and Pilgrim Lake (4 miles), a fresh-water pond, also great for little kids.

To see reviews posted on-line by travelers, please click the “Reviews” tab (above the main photo).

To see reviews written in my Guestbook by travelers (and posted on-line by myself), please click on the “About Don Cameron” link (immediately below this Overview), and see “Guestbook comments from the owner”.

Why are these reviews “hidden” like this? Because HomeAway regards them as less “trustworthy” than reviews that are posted online by the travelers themselves. However, HomeAway requires travelers to create an account before posting a review. But many travelers prefer not to do this, fearing yet more unsolicited emails in their in-trays.

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East Orleans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private for master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private for bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub , On balcony, next to bedrooms 3 & 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , On main floor
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Fully screened
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be joined, to make a King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Twins are bunks
  • We also have a small crib, so you don't need to bring a portacrib (just bedding for our crib).
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lounge seating: 6 in living room plus 5 in adjoining sun room. Handicap accessibility: Once you reach the house, there's a self-contained suite with full bath/shower on the main floor. However, the main floor is 3 steps up from the back yard to the deck.


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Open-plan Cape close to quiet beach, 3 miles from Nauset Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of 8 adults. We had plenty of room. The house is close to town and walking distance to a little private beach. We enjoyed our stay! Don was helpful and available for any questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas 2015

  • 5 of 5

-What a wonderful Christmas week with my family. We were so comfortable and together. I don't think there would have been another house that would have been as great as this one. Thank you very much!

-We have spent many a Christmas in Eastham at my grandparents’ house. It was our homestead, the base. We have missed it since it sold, and it never felt quite the same. Your home has been the closest feeling to these Christmases we've had in years. Thank you for sharing and trusting us with this beautiful place.

-The house is amazing, it's much bigger than my house. I would move in this house in a heartbeat. It was nice having my family together and not being squished. Thank you very much

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape Cod Delight

  • 5 of 5

What a treat! We so enjoyed our visit to Cape Cod and your fabulous home.

Everything was neat and clean and we found everything we needed because you

were so well equipped. We found that the rain was not a deterrent to having

fun, but it was lovely to spend time outdoors and explore. Thanks for

everything,– you are a pro at this!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fabulous place nestled under the stars.

  • 5 of 5

In the vernacular of my upbringing, you have here “a bird’s nest on the

ground.” A wonderful place with everything we needed for a great wedding

celebration for my son – a place of respite, a place to share time with

friends, a place to get close to nature. Thanks! You are a great host!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greate home and location

  • 5 of 5

Even though we stayed for two days only, we immensely enjoyed it! I second

the comments of other guests about the house and surroundings. The book

collection is another thing worth of mentioning. We were especially

impressed by 1914 edition of Rudyard Kipling. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Loved our large family stay here

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing week at this wonderful home. 3 generations

under one roof + perfect weather + lovely home = amazing vacation! The Cape

is so special to all of us and this vacation did not disappoint! Thanks for

providing such a well-appointed and beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Don Cameron
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Don Cameron

After I retired from a career in computer consulting, I trained as a shamanic energy healer -- a very different focus! Check out my web site: perhaps you'd like to experience a healing session as part of your vacation here?

Don Cameron purchased this house in 1996

Why Don Cameron chose East Orleans

My late wife's grandparents bought sheep pasture here in 1892. They loved the proximity of Little Pleasant Bay. The view from the beach - only 2 minutes from the house - where you can see no houses closer than several miles away, is still unspoiled over a century later, thanks to the generous conservation actions of our neighbors.

And we're less than a 10-minute drive from the popular public Nauset Beach on the Atlantic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely place for us to call home for the last two weeks. Your house is lovely and comfortable, with a thoughtful supply of amenities. It was the perfect place for us to host and impress our friends and family who came to enjoy the serenity of Cape Cod. The house, the location, and your thoughtful tips and suggestions made this one of our best vacations ever
Aug 2016
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Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Little Pleasant Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

Visa and Master Card accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.