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Sunny Spacious Home, Walk to Beach, Enjoy Marsh View & Birds
Eastham Vacation Rental - ID 26549

4 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 8
Beds: 4 BRs: 1 king, 1 queen, 4 twins, Full Size Futon; King Conversion
Beach: 3/10 Mile to Boat Meadow Beach (bayside)
Guest Reviews: 20 reviews
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Weekly
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Off-season 2017/18
$260 - $372
Summer 2018
 
Off-season 2018/19
$260 - $372
Off-season 2017/18
$1,820 - $2,600
Summer 2018
$2,500 - $2,800
Off-season 2018/19
$1,820 - $2,156
Off-season 2017/18
$6,000 - $8,000
Summer 2018
 
Off-season 2018/19
 
Contact Dorian Zimmerman - ID 26549
Time active: 1 year, 6 months
Phone(s): (973) 650-4809 (Cell ), (973) 893-5746 (Home) Phone(s): (973) 650-4809 (Cell ), (973) 893-5746 (Home)

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Come stay in our spacious, bright and airy home! Cathedral ceilings and multiple adjustable skylights, glass sliders and curtained floor-to-ceiling windows along the back wall, and many other large windows throughout the home all allow you to enjoy just as much of Cape Cod's beautiful light and ocean breezes as suits your mood at the moment. At the same time, every space in the house is air conditioned so you’ll never be overheated despite all the glorious sunlight pouring in. We provide wi-fi internet access and offer cable as well as free Netflix on 3 HD TV’s, each of which has its own attached DVD player, and have music systems in both the living room and the lower level family room.

The layout of the house allows for both privacy and comfortable gatherings as desired. On the first floor, the open design of the living room, dining area and kitchen create a large and generous space for coming together, supplemented by the expansive first floor deck and the comfortable family room on the lower level. At the same time, our 4 comfortable sleeping areas are laid out in such a way that guests can easily spread out and enjoy a real feeling of privacy in their own spaces when desired. This home is a duplex, sharing an oversized lot and a single wall with the neighboring home, but because of the space and layout of the property, there is a sense of complete privacy both inside and out.

We have an outdoor shower for a quick rinse off after a sandy day at the beach, and a wood-burning fireplace for a peaceful evening after a busy day. Our kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs and our huge first floor deck, with access to our back yard and great views of the adjacent marsh grasses and birds, also has a large gas grill and an outdoor dining area, as well as many other comfortable seating options including a hammock.

And in case all that isn’t enough Boat Meadow’s beautiful, quiet bayside beach is just a short walk down the road. There's a nice sandy area for sunbathing, and when the tide is in, the beach offers both a naturally formed shallower inlet perfect for younger children to enjoy wading and swimming in and also deeper waters for older swimmers a bit further out along the beach. When the tide is out, the tidal flats at Boat Meadow Beach go almost a full mile out! Perfect for long walks and maritime explorations. And to top it all off, Boat Meadow Beach provides spectacular sunset views pretty much every single night just minutes from our house!

The main living area has a 20+ foot ceiling and 3 skylights, and plenty of comfortable seating for people to gather in various configurations. It has a small HD TV, a music system and the fireplace. The air conditioning in this area is provided by a ductless system which cools the whole open living/dining room and kitchen area, as well as the upstairs loft area overlooking the living room space. The sliders along the back wall of the living room section of this area give access to the first floor deck and the yard beyond. Windows in the dining area give additional views of the yard and marsh, and another window in the kitchen section looks out at holly bushes and across the front yard of the house. Our kitchen includes all necessary cooking utensils and spices to create your own delicious meals at home, if you’re so inclined.

Each sleeping area provides its own special advantages - the largest bedroom, located at the top of the stairs to the second floor, is a floor-through room offering marsh and sky views from windows on both sides as well as a TV and DVD, and allowing enough room to comfortably hold a small couch in addition to the king-sized bed and other furnishings; the other second floor bedroom holds a queen-sized bed and offers access to a small private balcony/deck overlooking the back yard and adjoining marsh and furnished with a bistro table and two chairs; the first floor bedroom houses two twin beds, looks out across the main deck and into the back yard, and features its own access to the first floor bathroom; and the bedroom/reading room, located on the lower level, has a day bed with a trundle underneath, a configuration that can be used as two twin beds or converted into a king bed using a 'Kingmaker' stored in the closet, and includes a large sitting area and easy access to the back yard through the slider in the adjoining family room. There is ample closet and dresser space in each room.

The spacious family room itself holds a large flat-screen HD TV with a DVD player and a broad selection of board games and children’s toys. There is a wide variety of seating options for guests wishing to relax in this area, plus a small desk/work space and additional sleeping accommodations in the form of a futon couch which opens into another full-sized bed. Sliders along the back wall provide direct access into the back yard from this area.

The main deck is located on the first floor and accessed through sliders from the living room. This deck spans the width of the house and looks out across the large back yard and into the adjoining marsh brush. The birds absolutely love the marsh brush and there are fantastic bird watching opportunities from here! The deck holds a new Weber gas grill and comfortable seating, including a hammock, for up to 10 guests, as well as a dining table with umbrella.

FEATURES:
Sleeps 8 with extra room and options for privacy
*4 bedrooms including 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twins, 1 Trundle (equals 2 Twins or 1 King)
*Full size futon in family room on lower level, slider to back yard
Fully equipped kitchen, including wide range of cooking and baking equipment, spices, and even a lobster pot
Parking for up to 5 cars
2 full bathrooms, plus enclosed outdoor shower behind house
Bright and airy, with several large skylights and windows or glass doors in all rooms
Air Conditioning available throughout
Wi-fi, Internet and Cable with Free Netflix
3 TV's and DVD players
2 mini audio systems
Wood-burning fireplace in living room
Washer and Dryer in basement
Large 1st floor deck accessed through sliders in living room
Gas grill, dining table and multiple seating possibilities on this deck
Small private 2nd floor balcony/deck with bistro table and 2 stools
Large backyard with marsh views and plenty of bird watching possibilities
Beach chairs, towels and blanket, and a Little Tikes wagon to carry supplies or young children to the nearby beach

We're in an ideal location - .3 mile from Boat Meadow Beach on the bay side, one of the most beautiful beaches in Eastham; .7 mile from entry onto the Cape Cod Rail Trail (22 miles of paved off-street riding through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet with many opportunities to get off the trail to visit a beach or a town to browse or shop or find food, water and public restrooms); only a mile from Rock Harbor and the center of Orleans; and just 5 miles from Coast Guard Beach and the beginning of the National Seashore that runs up the ocean side of outer Cape Cod in one direction, and from the beautiful trails and fresh-water ponds of Nickerson State Park in the other direction. Cape Cod is the second most visited golf destination in the United States, and we're located only 6.5 miles from the Cape's premier public golf facility - The Captains Golf Course.

Beyond the attractions of our immediate surroundings, our position at the southern-most edge of Eastham puts us only slightly past the midpoint of the Cape, no more than 25 miles from Provincetown or any other possible destination point on the Outer Cape, and only a little bit more than that from the Bourne or Sagamore Bridges that bring you onto Cape Cod at the other end.

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Calendar Last Updated: October 26, 2017

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

Additional pricing info: Refundable Security Deposit required. Discounts for multi-week rentals & extended off-season rentals

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2017/18
    3 nights
  • Summer 2018
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2018/19
    3 nights
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    Monthly: $6,000
  • Price NOVEMBER 2017
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    Monthly: $6,000
  • Price FEBRUARY 2018
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    Monthly: $6,000
  • Price MARCH 2018
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    Monthly: $6,000
  • Price APRIL 2018
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  • Price MAY 2018
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    Monthly: $6,500
  • Price JUNE 2018
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     $2,156              1
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    Monthly: $8,000
  • Price JULY 2018
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  • Price AUGUST 2018
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  • Price SEPTEMBER 2018
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     $2,100  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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     $1,820  29 30          
  • Price OCTOBER 2018
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  • Price NOVEMBER 2018
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  • Price DECEMBER 2018
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  • Price JANUARY 2019
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  • Price FEBRUARY 2019
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  • Price MARCH 2019
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  • Price APRIL 2019
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  • Price MAY 2019
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     $2,156  18 19 20 21 22 23 24
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  • Price JUNE 2019
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • walk to a salt water beach
Interior
  • A/C Unit(s)
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • Pets considered
Location

Location - Eastham

Nearest beach: 3/10 Mile to Boat Meadow Beach (bayside)

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20 reviews
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A wonderful home base for a great family vacation!

We loved Dorian's house and had a wonderful time exploring Cape Cod! First of all, the house was very spacious and comfortable for our family of 4 plus my parents in law. We had space to spare! And the house was full of light, clean, nicely decorated, and complete with plenty of games and toys to keep our kids happy during our times at home. The kitchen was thoughtfully stocked which made it easy and enjoyable to eat almost every meal at home and take advantage of the amazingly fresh seafood just down the road at the Nauset Lobster Pool. The location of the house was also stellar. We took walks to the bay beach just down the road to search for fiddler crabs and see the breathtaking sunset, and also drove to nearby ocean beaches for wave jumping, as well as Provincetown and a local entry point for whale-watching and boating adventures. Everything was close by and easily accessible. We look forward to returning! Thank you, Dorian, for a delightful stay! show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2017
Date Submitted: September 2017
Owner Response:

Thank you so much for this great review! You touched on so much of what we love about the house ourselves. We're so glad you had such a good time and found so many fun things to do nearby. We certainly hope you can come back again soon!

West Orange, NJ
Member since Sep 2017
Wonderful Family Vacation

We just returned from 2 weeks at Dorian's Cape house and had a wonderful vacation. Our group included our family of 5 (kids 2, 6, and 8) and other visitors throughout our stay. The house is really well laid out and felt very spacious. The space in the basement was especially welcome for having the kids play. I think the house was nicer than it appeared in the pictures, and was clean, comfortable and well-appointed for families. The location is great with easy access to both Orleans and the rest of the Outer Cape (where we tend to spend most of our days). We loved being able to walk to Boat Meadow - we didn't spend full days there, but it was nice to do late afternoon/after dinner walks there.

I do agree with the previous reviewers about the busy-ness of Bridge Road - it was the one drawback. We walk/run/bike and it was treacherous at times getting onto a quieter roads.

Dorian was very responsive and easy to work with - no issues whatsoever with communication and getting into the house.

All in all, it was a great stay, and I would recommend this rental.
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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: August 2017
Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad that you and your family had a good time staying with us! We also really love the convenience of our position on the Cape - close to Orleans with easy access to the rest of the Outer Cape, as you said - but we agree that the road immediately beyond our driveway can be busy at times. It seems to come in waves. Happily the walk to the nearby beach is only on Bridge Road for a short distance before it gets off onto a quiet dead end street, and we're only a little over ½ a mile from the Rail Trail, so that's where we head to avoid all traffic when we're biking or running. We do hope you'll come back and stay with us again! We'd love to have you!
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Member since Nov 2015
Perfect vacation home for our family !

What a perfect home for our family! It was even better than described. It was comfortable during a very hot week, and the large open layout gave everyone the space we needed to come together or find our own little corner to read a book or take a nap.

Our Goldendoodle, Casey, had his first Cape vacation this week, and it was wonderful to bring him with us. We discovered Laura and Tony's Kitchen just a short drive away, where Casey was welcome to join us for breakfast on the patio. The waiter brought him his own water bowl!

There is a nice bay beach just a short walk down the road, and it is very close to many other attractions. We loaded up on groceries at the Eastham Superette just a short drive away and found the home a perfect base for day trips to Dennis, Chatham, Provincetown and Wellfleet.

The home is spotless, and Dorian was lovely to work with and very responsive to our questions.

We will definitely be back!
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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Owner Response:

We're so glad you had a great stay! Thank you for this great enthusiastic review! We really appreciate it! And thanks also for telling us about Laura and Tony's Kitchen - one of the things we really love about having people stay with us is all the new discoveries about our own area that they introduce us to! It sounds like a great place for breakfast. We'll definitely check it out!

Member since Jun 2015
Wonderful repeat stay

This was our 3rd time returning to this Eastham rental. Dorian is wonderful to deal with, very responsive and helpful, should you need anything or have questions. Everything in the home is thoughtfully planned for the guests' relaxing stay. Kitchen is well stocked with the basics, and we cooked breakfast daily. The home is convenient to food shopping and very close to the bay beaches, as well as to Route 6 for other destinations. On this trip we discovered the home's large and well equipped lower level, and we used that space with our large older dog, as he was no longer able to go up/down the stairs. We can't wait to return! show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
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Thank you so much for taking the time to post this great review for us! It was such a pleasure to finally get to meet you after all these years! We're so glad you had another great visit and we're looking forward to having you back again soon :-)

Member since Jul 2017
Fall weekend on the Cape

My grown children and I and my grand dog spent a long weekend on the Cape. It was a rainy weekend but the house was perfect. The owners had wood ready to go so we had a fire every night. We cooked in a very well stocked kitchen, it had everything we would ever need. The bedrooms were so comfortable and there was more than enough room for everyone to spread out. Wonderful finished basement. It is a short walk to a beach which we did every day. Dorian was wonderful to,work with, and the house was spotless. Thank you for the use of your home. show more show less

Date of Stay: September 2016
Date Submitted: October 2016
Owner Response:

Thank you so much for the great review! We're so glad you had a good time despite the rain! It makes me really happy to picture all of you cozied up by the fire while it rains on the skylights overhead :-) Please come back and stay with us again! We'll all keep our fingers crossed for sunshine next time! - Dorian

Haddam, CT
Member since Oct 2016
We really enjoyed it

The house was exactly as explained in the description. It was clean and all the amenities worked well. I was there with 4 adult children and my husband, and the set up of the house worked well for us. Dorian was responsive to all our questions. My only comment is that the house is on a semi busy road, and if you like to walk or bike, you may have to drive to our destination first. Overall a great experience.

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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments! We really appreciate them :-) I agree that it would be wonderful if our immediate area was quiet enough that we could use it as a walking or biking destination on its own! We would love that! But even though it's not that, we're close enough to those kinds of destination points that for us we've found the road quiet enough to use for the brief trip needed to get to those quieter areas without always having to drive there - we walk the 1/3 mile to the beach on it and bike the 7/10 mile to the Rail Trail.show moreshow less

Member since Aug 2008
Wonderful family vacation

We had a wonderful, relaxing family vacation at this home. The house was very spacious, clean and up to date. The kitchen was perfect for cooking family meals, and we ate on the patio at night. We had 4 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs and still plenty of room to relax and separate if we needed to. We took daily walks to Boat Meadow beach, which is right at the end of the street. You are able to walk out almost a mile at low tide - perfect for the little kids to run around. We also rode our bikes to the Cape Cod Bike trail, which is only a 5 minute bike ride away. I would love to stay here again and would recommend it to any families! show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
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We're so happy you had such a great stay! We really love it when our guests are able to enjoy all that our home has to offer, both inside and out!! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and please do come back and stay with us again. We'd love to have you!!

Usa
Member since Jun 2015
Great place to stay

We stayed in July and the house was a wonderful surprise. We had another family rent with us, and the amount of area to spread out was terrific for two families. House was very clean and well equipped with almost everything you would need from cooking to beach items. House has great air conditioning which was awesome for the hot days and nights we had during our week there. The house is a duplex but never heard or saw the people on the other side. The walk to the beach was a little too far but a great bike ride or a minute by car. My husband would drop us off and then use a bike to ride back, worked great if you wanted to stay close to the house. Would I rent this house again?.... Absolutely! It's a gem!!! show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: August 2016
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! We're really happy that the house worked out so well for you and your family and friends! Please do come back and stay with us again - we'd absolutely love to have you!!

Southampton, MA
Member since Aug 2016
The home that has it all!

I love this house for all the comfort and conveniences it offers. I have chosen to stay in this home time and time again with my group of artist friends to paint on the Cape. We usually have 7-8 people who fit comfortably in this home that is located very close to our favorite scenic beaches. We enjoy the spacious and open floor plan of the house that provides room for all of us to sit and enjoy our meals together, meet to discuss our paintings, and still have room to retreat to private spaces when we are ready for alone time.

Clean, contemporary tasteful decor in all rooms offers delight to our aesthetic sensibilities...

A wonderful choice for a pleasant stay on the Cape... My favorite!
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Date of Stay: May 2016
Date Submitted: May 2016
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Thanks for the great review, Susan! We love having you and your workshop group stay with us and we're so happy that the house works so well for you! Glad you could make it up this spring and it'll be wonderful to have you back again next time!! - Dorian

Warwick, NY
Member since Jan 2013

Wonderful Fully Equipped Vacation Home - This terrific vacation home was even better than we expected. We've never stayed in a vacation rental that was so well equipped. It had virtually everything you might need. For example, the Weber gas grill was better and fancier than our own. It had multiple TVs, a great stereo, comfortable furniture, a super well equipped kitchen, games for adults, toys for children and so much more. You won't be disappointed. And, the owners are a joy to work with!

Date of Stay: August 2015
Date Submitted: May 2016
George R
Austin, Texas
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About Dorian Zimmerman

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Member since:
4/29/2016
Reviews:
20 reviews
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9/14/2017
I’m a nursery school teacher and recreational artist and my husband is an engineer. We both grew up in the NYC area. Growing up I enjoyed all the City had to offer, but ever since early childhood I always felt like I really came alive when we visited the ocean. My family had friends with a place on outer Cape Cod and I always found the beautiful, rugged relatively unpopulated beaches, dunes and cliffs out here especially magical. I couldn't spend enough time here. When I grew up I used to make extra trips up to the Cape several time a year, both on my own and with friends, just to walk the beaches and breath the air. When our younger son was two years old my husband and I started taking our boys on an annual camping vacation in Nickerson State Park in Brewster. That's where we first discovered the truly awesome beauty of Cape Cod's kettle ponds - Nickerson has some of the most pristine examples that we've found on the entire Cape! The boys grew up loving those weeks of waking up surrounded by woods, trails to hike or bike on, and ponds to swim in, interrupted only by visits to Provincetown for sight-seeing and eating fun, the National Seashore to dare the ocean waves, whale watching, mini-golf, kayaking, outdoor movies and other fun activities, and rainy day excursions to various local museums and galleries. It's only in the last few years, with the boys grown up and our backs grown cranky that we started really looking around for a more long term Cape Cod landing place.

What is special about this property?
But that place had to be very special, offer immediate access to all the magic of both my own childhood Cape Cod experiences and my children's, and yet provide all the creature comforts that our now older, more settled and matured selves demanded.This property really does offer everything we wanted, in terms of location, Cape Cod ''feeling'' inside and out, and total comfort! Thanks to it's many large windows and its electronically adjustable skylights our home is bright and cheerful even on the greyest day (although we do have adjustable shades on all windows and the skylights, in case you occasionally want a break from that sun)! The skylights open and close so if you're like me and love that Cape Cod air you can revel in it even while you're inside. Every room in the house is generously proportioned and the cathedral ceiling in the main living area gives me an extra feeling of openness with room to stretch up and breath. We also have a very large deck and a smaller upstairs balcony, both overlooking the marsh, and a big back yard to run around in. The marsh and sky views from the decks, and the sense of quiet, broken only by the birds, can take my breath away. Of course, since I could never give up the joys of our evening campfires, we have a fireplace too. But this one is indoors, so you can relax on the couch and armchairs in our very comfortable living room and enjoy all the fiery pleasures without any outdoor discomforts.

What is special about your town?
Besides all the wonderful qualities of the property itself, it's also ideally located right in the elbow of Cape Cod, approximately 25 miles in either direction from anything you might possibly want to do on the Cape. Closer to home Boat Meadow's beautiful quiet bay beach, perfect for daytime frolics and evening sunset strolls, is just a short walk down the road, as close as the nearest kettle pond was to our Nickerson campsite. The Rail Trail is less than a mile from the house, so we can still take our long bike rides up and down the Cape. The National Seashore begins just 5 miles away in one direction and the unmatched ponds and trails of Nickerson State Park are 5 miles in the other. And the town of Orleans, with all its cultural, recreational, eating and shopping opportunities is just 1 mile from the house, as is the last large grocery and shopping center on the outer Cape. We have it all and we love it!