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Topside Boathouse
Pleasant Bay, South Orleans Vacation Rental - ID 25897

2 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 4
Beds: 2 BRs: 1 queen, 2 twins
Beach: 1/8 mile to town landing beach.
Guest Reviews: 8 reviews
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Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2016/17
 
Summer 2017
 
Off-season 2017/18
 
Off-season 2016/17
$500 - $1,500
Summer 2017
$1,850 - $2,500
Off-season 2017/18
$750 - $2,250
Off-season 2016/17
$1,500 - $5,500
Summer 2017
$1,000 - $12,000
Off-season 2017/18
$3,000 - $9,000
Contact David Manning - ID 25897
Time active: 10 months
Phone(s): (508) 680-6797

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Topside Boathouse

Drift off to sleep to the gentle rhythm of waves beneath your bedroom window. Wake to spectacular sunrises and gaze across sparkling Pleasant Bay as you brew your morning coffee and plan another perfect Cape Cod day.

Nearly every window in this charming cottage affords a water view, and every room is comfortably furnished in classic New England style. A true hidden gem, the house offers two cozy bedrooms—each with stunning water view—and a spacious living area overlooking Pleasant Bay. Designed and built by a boater, each room is filled with nautical touches that may make you feel as if you’re aboard a vintage yacht—especially when the water’s reflection dances across your bedroom ceiling in the morning.

Water recreation is just down the stairs from the deck that runs the length of the house. Swim, kayak or fish on a moment’s notice, and a quiet public beach is just a short walk away.

A private patio is the perfect place to relax with a good book, or to grill up some of the fish you just caught. The kitchen offers basic amenities with plenty of storage, and a bathroom with shower inside is complemented by an outdoor shower for rinsing off after your trip to the beach.

Inside, the living room/dining room seats 8 for cocktails or 6 at the dinner table - all with a fabulous view of the Bay.

Naturally there's cable TV, high speed internet, and Wi-Fi, and if you bring your boat a mooring is available. There is also off-street parking for two cars.

Our neighbor to the south is the sailing school, Pleasant Bay Community Boating (http://pbcb.cc/)- a great opportunity for the kids and fun viewing for all.

We look forward to welcoming you—and welcoming you back—as you relax in this rare taste of old Cape Cod.
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Calendar Last Updated: November 23, 2016

Additional availability info: This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Additional pricing info: Discount for multiple weeks: 15%

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2016/17
    7 nights
  • Summer 2017
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2017/18
    7 nights
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    Monthly: $2,000
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    Monthly: $2,000
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    Monthly: $2,000
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    Monthly: $2,000
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    Monthly: $2,000
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    Monthly: $1,500 - $2,500
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    Monthly: $4,000 - $5,500
  • Price JULY 2017
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    Monthly: $1,000 - $12,000
  • Price AUGUST 2017
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    Monthly: $8,500 - $9,500
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    Monthly: $7,000 - $9,000
  • Price OCTOBER 2017
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    Monthly: $3,000 - $3,750
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • on a salt water beach
Interior
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
Location

Location - Pleasant Bay, South Orleans

Nearest beach: 1/8 mile to town landing beach.

41.7320590 -69.9911390 0
Reviews

Guest Reviews

8 reviews
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Wonderful stay at the Boathouse

What a charming place. My wife and I spent a week here in late August and had a wonderful experience.

The basics: We arrived to an impeccably clean house that has been well tended to. David was there to greet us and give us a tour of the house and the property, while explaining the basic guidelines for our stay (garbage location, light switch controls, the dock protocols, etc.). The Boathouse is located adjacent to the main house where David and his wife reside, but privacy was never an issue.

The house is, literally, on the bay. There is decking off the back of the house which is perfect for sitting, relaxing, and taking in the glorious views. My wife was lucky enough to watch seals swimming in the bay on one occasion. The main bedroom has windows that look out onto the bay as well, which allowed us to wake up to beautiful sunrises each morning. If you’d like to sleep in, the bedroom is also equipped with heavy curtains to block the morning light.

The house is cozy and rustic, and nicely decorated, almost giving the feeling of being on a boat. The kitchen is adequately stocked if you would like to cook in, and is equipped with microwave, toaster, dishwasher, etc., all of which are new. The second bedroom, which we did not use, is spacious and equipped with twin beds, and would seem best suited for younger children, but that would depend on the people staying, of course.

The house is in a great location. It is a 10 minute drive to Nauset Beach, which you can purchase a weekly parking pass for. It is 10 minutes to downtown Orleans, which has shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. In the other direction, downtown Chatham is a 15 minute drive which offers numerous places to dine, shop, or people watch.

There are a couple of peculiarities about the house that one should be aware of. As David explained, the house utilizes a septic system due to its close location to the bay, and water conservation is a consideration. This means only flushing the toilet when necessary, and using the outside shower if possible, which I used every time I showered as it was my preference. Additionally, the mattress in the master bedroom is very firm, which my wife and I liked, and when I mentioned this to David in passing, he commented that he had installed slats underneath the mattress because he felt it was too soft, so those can probably be removed if need be.

Overall, this is place was a home run for us. We hope to be back next year, and cannot say enough about the hospitality shown to us by David and his wife.

Kind regards,
Andrew and Donna McIntosh
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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
Nanuet, NY
Member since Jun 2008
Truly on the water

My husband and I stayed here with our daughter, and all three of us had a marvelous week. The perfect location over the water, the boathouse makes you feel like you're in the cabin of a ship! We enjoyed the sounds of the lapping waves under our bed and all enjoyed the fully enclosed, brand-new outdoor shower. The kitchen was outfitted as well as you'd expect of a large home. Our daughter spent the day lounging on the water, steps from her room. The owner, David, was terrific, friendly and helpful. show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
Chappaqua, NY
Member since Jul 2016
Perfect vacation!!!

This was the perfect vacation getaway! The house is charming and lovely. The views of the Bay are absolutely amazing! The owners were wonderful and accomodating. I woke up this morning longing for the cool breeze and sunrise from the Boathouse deck. I would love to stay here again!

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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: August 2016
Member since Jul 2016
Chillax!

This was the first vacation I've been on where I actually came home relaxed and refreshed. Loved waking up to the sunrise outside my window, reading on the deck and watching the stars at night while listening to lapping waves and enjoying cool breezes all day and evening. If you're a boater, or always wanted to be, you'll appreciate the charming nooks and crannies and authentic boat features within the home. It's like being on a boat without the hassle! Conveniently located to shopping, beaches and dining but miles away from stress and tension. Nice too, that linens and towels were included. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: August 2016
Highlands, NJ
Member since Jan 2009
Topside Boathouse

We thoroughly enjoyed our week on the Cape. The weather was perfect and the Topside Boathouse was everything we imagined from the pictures and the positive reviews. The house is charming. It was obviously built with great pride and has an authentic, nautical feel to go along with its ideal location on the water and views of Pleasant Bay. The kitchen is well equipped and the owners who live next door were gracious and delightful hosts. I highly recommend the Boathouse and give it a perfect five out of five. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: July 2016
Member since Jul 2016
Amazing view

I already miss our wonderful boathouse! We so enjoyed this quaint property that is arranged so nicely. Our family loved waking up to a beautiful sunrise and jumping out onto the dock. The beach is close by for clamming, there is a slip for the boat, and a wonderful patio out back for grilling! What else do you need?

Also, I'd like to thank the owners for showing us around and being there for any questions. What a lovely family!

We will absolutely be back!!!

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: July 2016
Ridgefield, CT
Member since Jul 2016
Stunning views, cozy comfort, ON the water

We've rented vacation homes on the Cape for more than 15 years, but have never been in one that so utterly charmed us--with its location, its comfort, and its amenities. If you've ever wondered what old Cape Cod felt like, look no further than Topside Boathouse. From the gracious welcome by the owner (whose house is next door), to being able to see fish jump in Pleasant Bay--and then walk down the dock to catch those fish, to the vintage nautical décor, Topside Boathouse has all this and more. And there's nothing more pleasant than lying in bed at night, watching the moon rise over the bay, and then rolling over the next morning to watch the sun rise over that same bay. Pure delight. Highly recommended. show more show less

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Date of Stay: May 2016
Date Submitted: May 2016
Crownsville, MD
Member since Apr 2014
It doesn't get better than this!

Honeymooned here many ears ago, and have returned every year since then. I could roll out of bed, onto the deck, and into the water without going more than 8 feet. The water in Pleasant Bay is much calmer than the ocean and is beautiful for swimming, canoeing/kayaking, sailing and wind-surfing. My daughter, her husband, and their two little girls have stayed here many times. Sleeping at night, almost right on the water, with the gentle surf sounds, is intoxicating. This is Cape Cod charm at its best! There is a wonderful sandy beach right next door, a 2 minute walk, to the right in the photo. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2014
Date Submitted: January 2016
Henniker, NH
Member since Jan 2016

About David Manning

Member since:
1/8/2016
Reviews:
8 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
11/23/2016