We live in Washington, D.C. and vacationed for years in Cape Cod before finding our perfect vacation home in Orleans, close to owner's family in Boston. Our daughter, an author and college lecturer, lives in nearby Concord and our son owns a family home in Truro. We bought our Orleans home in 1999 when our youngest granddaughter was born, and this home has been a warm welcoming center for many summer, spring, and fall family vacations and celebrations.
What is special about this property?
The house has a unique combination of privacy and accessibility. It is beautifully set on a quiet private road overlooking scenic protected conservation lands and at the same time is only a short walk, bike ride, or scenic drive to the Cape's special historic and natural assets and outdoor activities -- from fresh water shallow ponds, famed ocean beaches, swimming lessons, surfing, and deep sea fishing to adult and children's theatres, delicious casual and gourmet food, art galleries, antiquing, nature museums and classes, yoga, pilates, hiking, golf, a great national park, a famed flea market, and much more. The house is light and cross-ventilated, spacious, with air conditioned bedrooms and architect-designed renovations offering privacy and togetherness for kids, parents, and multiple generations. Amenities abound, including a hilltop location with a constant flow of birdlife, a large well stocked kitchen off a scenic rhododendren-surrounded deck with green dining and sunset views, and an attractive bluestone path leading to the outdoor shower and parking area. End your day with a relaxing drink on the deck, watch the hummingbirds or sunset, talk about the day's fun, and grill a fresh steak topped off with a walk to the Cape's best ice cream.
What is special about your town?
Orleans is a ''hidden secret'' retaining much of the unspoiled old Cape with plenty to enjoy in town yet close to the hubbub of Wellfleet and Provincetown, shopping and movies in Chatham, and whale watching and island trips from Hyannis. We enjoy these activities but love to return to our special Orleans home.