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Orleans Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA | ID 12283
2 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 7
Beds: 1 queen, 4 twins, queen sized sofabed and pack-n-play
Beach: 5 miles Skaket Beach and 5 miles Nauset Beach
Guest Reviews: 14 reviews 14 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Summer 2022
 
Off-season 2022/23
$130 - $180
Summer 2023
 
Summer 2022
$1,400 - $1,900
Off-season 2022/23
$1,300 - $1,700
Summer 2023
 
Summer 2022
 
Off-season 2022/23
 
Summer 2023
 
State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply
Listed by Gail McCullagh
Active
15+ years
Property ID 12283
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Description

Description

We call this our treetop cottage. The cottage is 1000 sq. ft and sits on a hill overlooking several acres of wooded conservation land and walking trails. It is located on a quiet cul-de-sac that is safe for kids and bikes. Perfect location for exploring the Outer Cape. Convenient to Chatham and Orleans Centers, Rock Harbor, bayside beaches, and the National Seashore.

Enjoy your morning coffee in the large combined living/dining area with its vaulted ceilings and panoramic windows. A lovely 20-minute stroll (or 2 min drive) to Pleasant Bay and boat landing where you can launch to explore the National Seashore's famous ocean barrier beach, and tributaries and islands of Pleasant Bay. Nauset Beach (ocean beach), Skaket Beach (bayside beach), Pleasant Bay beach and Pilgrim lake beach (fresh water) are all a quick drive away, as is great restaurants and shopping in downtown Orleans. Helpful neighbors and very safe area for kids to play outside. Clean, friendly dogs ok with permission from owner.

Two bedrooms sleep 6 (two sets of twin bunk beds and queen-size bed). A large den with full-sized pull-out couch and new HD TV. Two full baths. Fully equipped and well-maintained kitchen. Deck with BBQ, picnic table, hammock, and wildflower/herb garden. Kids' supplies are available including pack-in-play, bikes, toys, and games. Also, new this year, our outdoor sauna is finally complete and ready for use!

Ample parking. For larger groups there is another house (4 bedrooms/sleeps 7) available for rent next door. Please see property ID 18077

Fees and booking conditions:
50% deposit required to reserve. Reservation is non-refundable if canceled within 1 month of vacation, and not rebooked. All cancellations are subject to 15% administrative fee.
$130 cleaning fee added to all rentals.
Free linens available for guest use, however, must be cleaned, dried, and returned to storage upon departure.
$100 pet fee for guests bringing a dog (or $15/day for stays less than one week)
$200 refundable security deposit
14.45% tax - effective July 1, 2019
(MA State tax 5.7%, Orleans occupancy tax 6.0%, Cape and Islands wastewater treatment tax 2.75%)

Please call or email Gail for more information/pictures. 508 237 7387.
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Location

Location - South Orleans

Nearest beach: 5 miles Skaket Beach and 5 miles Nauset Beach

41.7498686 -69.9825073 0
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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): We will consider long-term (month +) rentals. However, due to its seasonal nature, we are required to shut our cottage down between November and March.

Payment Methods: PayPal (3%)

Additional Pricing Info: Cleaning fee $130 Pet fee $100, State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Summer 2022
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2022/23
    3 nights
  • Summer 2023
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2023/24
    4 nights
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Calendar Last Updated: July 23, 2022

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Amenities

Amenities

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • Pets considered Pets considered

  • Internet Internet

  • Linens provided Linens provided

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • TV TV

  • Cable/satellite TV Cable/satellite TV

  • Coffee maker Coffee maker

  • Dishwasher Dishwasher

  • Microwave Microwave

  • Dishes Dishes



    Green Amenities

    3
    • ENERGY STAR appliances ENERGY STAR appliances

    • Recycling Recycling

    • Reusable grocery totes Reusable grocery totes

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    14 reviews
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    I love this cottage!

    I love this cottage! Feels like home. It's seems tucked away when you're there, but it's super close to the main roads to get to the ocean and bay side beaches, as well as all my favorite ponds to fish in. It's a quiet enough area you can just take a walk or hop on your bike, or take a quick ride over to the Cape Cod Rail Trail that runs throughout the Cape. Aside from the CCRT, there are plenty of places nearby to hike, too. And so many ponds!! Communicating with the owner is easy, and she's quite responsive! Hope to go back again soon! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: September 2020
    Date Submitted: September 2020
    Mary H.
    Odenton, MD
    Member since Sep 2020
    Wonderful Cape Vacation

    The house was beautiful...unique for cape cod ...but that made it better. The furnishings and all of the housewares were top quality. Loved the big windows and watching the birds..it was like a live nature show all day long....in fact our little dog was really fascinated ...perfect dog tv.

    The deck was great...very comfortable ...the entire area is peaceful and beautiful .

    Gail was terrific...very accommodating. We would definitely rent again.

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    Date of Stay: August 2020
    Date Submitted: September 2020
    Gail O.
    Londonderry, NH
    Member since Mar 2007
    Cape 2018

    Our family (5 + dog) had a fantastic 2-week stay at the cottage. We have stayed in Orleans for several years but this was our first stay in South Orleans. We really enjoyed the convenience to both Orleans and also being 5-15 minutes to Chatham, Brewster and Harwich. The house itself was very comfortable for our family, and the kitchen/great room was of course our favorite spot. The kids really loved to play with all the toys and games. We all loved the quiet, peaceful neighborhood and walks/runs in the immediate area. This in addition to all of our favorite Orleans spots made for a fantastic vacation. show more show less

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    Date of Stay: August 2018
    Date Submitted: October 2018
    Matthew S.
    Belmont, MA
    Member since Jun 2013
    Great Stay!

    We had a wonderful, end-of-summer stay with our two teens in this cute and cozy cottage. It was a great base for our outdoor loving family- close to the water, paddling and fishing and convenient to Orleans. And snuggled into the woods, it was very quiet and perfect for the end of the day cocktail on the deck. Working with the owner was a breeze and the house was exactly as advertised and what we expected. It's a simple cottage, but well stocked, very clean and did I say 'quiet'?

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    Date of Stay: August 2017
    Date Submitted: October 2017
    Nancy O.
    Silver Spring, MD
    Member since Aug 2017
    A special house

    Since 2007, we have rented this house on Cape Cod for a few weeks almost every summer. We've always had a quiet, lovely vacation. When we vacation at the Cape, we like a cozy and easygoing space, and are always so comfortable here. We find the home just right for us and our dogs. We love looking out at the treetops at breakfast, enjoying the spacious deck, taking nice walks through the neighborhoods, and driving a short distance to the beautiful Orleans beaches. The house has everything we need for a casual vacation and we sleep so well in this quiet home. With 2 bathrooms, bunk beds for the visiting grandchildren, a comfortable family room and living room, we are quite content here.

    Over the years we've become friends with Gail and her family, and we couldn't ask for a nicer family as our "landlords." Any questions or repairs were handled immediately and one off my favorite stories I tell about this house is how quickly Gail's dad got Comcast to the house to fix the cable when we were there during a Red Sox playoff series. (Big plus to having a "local" as your next door neighbor.). A vacation at this very unique home is a huge treat! And we get to bring our small dog, who loves it too.
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    Date of Stay: August 2017
    Date Submitted: October 2017
    Mary B.
    Millis, MA
    Member since May 2015
    An amazing vacation in S. Orleans

    Our trip was so much fun, and your home was just perfect for our family. It was like being in a tree house. The house had plenty of room available for everyone to have their own space when needed. It was nice that you had every amenity imaginable available. The location was perfect and so convenient to everything. We loved the fact that there were two boat ramps and fishing docks just a short bike ride down the road. Our children were so happy to make friends with some of the neighborhood kids. They would make plans each day to go on bike rides to fish down at the docks. Just a short drive to the Nauset Beach and the other National Seashore beaches. Although we didn't go to the National Seashore due to the shark sightings, we did find the amazing Paw Wah Pond down the road. It was so peaceful and serene, a total hidden gem. We also spent time at First Encounter Beach in Eastham floating down B’s River as the tide went out.

    We experienced the most magical sunsets at Rock Harbor beach. We were also surprised to find stationed in the harbor the original thirty-six-foot rescue boat “CG 36500”. that was used in the movie The Finest Hours. This was the boat that Bernie Webber used in the rescue of the crew of the SS Pendleton, a stricken oil tanker, off Chatham, MA, in February 1952. This was one of the most heroic deeds performed by any Coast Guardsmen anywhere, anytime. While we were all listening intensively to the story told by a woman named Patricia who was with the National Historical Board, she revealed to us at the end that her name was Patricia Webber Hamilton and she was Bernie Webber's daughter. It was not only an honor to hear of the heroic rescue, it was an honor to meet Bernie's daughter.
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    Date of Stay: August 2017
    Date Submitted: October 2017
    Carolan G.
    Natick, MA
    Member since Jun 2013
    Great Cape Rental

    We really enjoyed our stay. House was great. Everything was neat and clean. Loved having a washer/dryer, dishwasher, and wifi. I would definitely re-rent.

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    Date of Stay: August 2017
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    Jessica J.
    Member since Feb 2017
    Wonderful House

    We stayed at this house for three weeks last summer (2017). It was wonderful. A charming house in a wooded area. Close to all activities. The house was well supplied and quite comfortable. It was pet friendly and our dogs loved it too! We would certainly stay there again in the future!

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    Date of Stay: June 2017
    Date Submitted: October 2017
    Thomas D.
    Washington, DC
    Member since Jun 2017
    Wonderful Fall Visit to Cape Cod

    We spent a week at the Treetops and enjoyed every minute. The cottage was clean and very well equipped with everything one would need to prepare meals and enjoy leisure time at home. The cottage is very well situated for access to the most enjoyable parts of Cape Cod from our perspective, including the National Seashore and several bird/nature sanctuaries in close proximity. Located right off Rt 28, we had easy access to the nearby towns of Chatham and Provincetown, as well as Orleans. There are many restaurants and cafes in Orleans, a wonderful Birdwatchers General Store, a farmer's market (through October) and grocery stores and other shopping options within minutes.

    The owners obviously have made every effort to make their home comfortable for their guests, including offering a great music collection and even bird food for those who wish to enjoy watching the birds from the large window in the dining/living area. We found the owners very responsive and caring, and we would happily rent from them again. Thanks, Gail, for your kindness!
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    Date of Stay: October 2014
    Date Submitted: October 2014
    Patricia M.
    Member since Jun 2014
    Charming

    The house is simple yet cozy and charming. The bird feeders in the yard were a nice little show with all sorts of birds coming and going, the hammock allowed for the world to go by, the house was clean and was close to town and the beaches. Our lab loved the sights, sounds, and smells, we took a nearby walk to the bay. The owners could not have been any kinder and were helpful. They truly wanted us to enjoy our stay and we did.

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    Date of Stay: September 2014
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    Paul V.
    Congers, NY
    Member since Oct 2014
    About

    About Gail McCullagh

    Member since:
    7/10/2006
    Reviews:
    14 reviews
    Response Time:
    Within a day
    Response Rate:
    45%
    Gail grew up in the neighborhood. We bought the cottage in 2005 on a visit home from our work overseas to have our first child. Gail's parents still live in the neighborhood and our cottage has provided a wonderful place for us to relax, and be near family when visiting the Cape, and rent while we were away. Living Stateside again since 2010, it has been such fun welcoming guests to our cottage, many of which have returned year after year and we now claim as family friends!

    What is special about this property?
    The lofted ceilings, huge picture windows, and overall spaciousness make this cottage unique to many comparable Cape properties. We always joke that it belongs on a lake in California! We receive feedback from many guests that the place seems loved, is creatively and tastefully furnished, and does not feel like merely an investment property. It is true! We take great care of our cedar cottage and love its unique charm and peaceful setting. We hope you do too.

    What is special about your town?
    The Outer Cape is where the 'real' Cape Cod begins. Orleans offers both ocean and bay beaches and our place is perfectly positioned to visit everything on the outer Cape, most importantly the Cape Cod National Seashore. We are only 10 minutes to Chatham, 45 minutes to Provincetown, and 10 minutes to Nickerson State Park. For bike enthusiasts, the famous Cape Cod rail trail runs right through downtown Orleans. Orleans is the largest town on the Outer Cape and serves as its economic hub. You can find great shopping and any services you need, yet it still retains that small-town feel. There is a wealth of free town-sponsored activities to enjoy during the summer months including the Cape Cod baseball league's Firebirds games and weekly outdoor concerts at Nauset beach. https://orleanscapecod.org/top-10-list/

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