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Orleans Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, 5-10 min walk to Nauset Beach -- ocean or coves | ID 22515

Nauset Heights Classic: An Easy Walk To Ocean Or Coves
Nauset Heights (East Orleans) Vacation Rental - ID 22515

3 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 8
Beds: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twins, Pack 'n Play
Beach: 5-10 min walk to Nauset Beach -- ocean or coves
Guest Reviews: 22 reviews
OWNER SPECIAL:
July rates shown are discounted, with varied lengths of stay and flexible arrival/departure options.
Daily
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$380
Off-season 2019/20
$360
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Summer 2019
$2,500 - $2,800
Off-season 2019/20
$2,300
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Summer 2019
 
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State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply.
 Online payments accepted
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Contact: Wendy (Owner)
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Phone: (508) 292-1441
Time Active:
5+ years
Description

Description

FAMILY SUMMERS PAST AND PRESENT
Still held and treasured within the same family who built it many summers ago, this classic Cape has kept up with changing times (expanded and updated) without losing any of its original character. Open, bright and airy, and with cozy spaces as well, it offers today’s key amenities in an attractive and comfortable setting––plus an easy walk to saltwater in all directions, down back roads and across dune paths to >ocean swimming at Nauset Beach >sheltered cove swimming (no surf, great spot for the kids) >additional access points for swimming, kayaking or clamming. The house, set on a half an acre about 70' back from a rural road, has 200' frontage facing westerly across 10 acres of natural habitat bordering Robert's Cove and Mill Pond.

SHARED COMMON SPACE INDOORS (open-plan with defined areas that interlink). The original, open-plan Living/Dining/Kitchen offers painted paneling, vintage wicker, antique brick against warm pine patina––with plenty of light and air thanks to 6 windows on 3 sides. The very well equipped kitchen has a storage and worktop island, quartz counters, deep sink, ample prep space, an array of appliances large and small, and an enclosed laundry/utility room beside it. The space flows without interruption into a contemporary Family/Living room with 8 oversized windows on 3 sides, raised ceiling (ceiling fan and A/C unit), and a vestibule/entry mudroom area that in summer is the repository for all beach gear.

1ST AND 2ND FLOOR SLEEPING QUARTERS (separate areas, good for sharing). On the main floor, an enclosed hallway (door for added privacy) leads off the shared common space to 2 BRs, 1 Queen and 1 Double (A/C units in each) + Bathroom (tub/shower combo, vanity sink, sunny window). There is also rear access to outdoor shower and rear lounging area. The 2nd floor (A/C unit) is accessed via an enclosed stairway opening onto a common area with bunk beds, Bathroom (shower, storage, sunny window) and King BR + tiny annex room suited to Pack 'N Play sleeping, workspace, etc.

OUTDOORS. There is a sunny, patio area (screened by privacy hedge) for lounging and eating. Choice of 2 Weber grills (gas or charcoal). Plenty of yard space front, back and sides for games and general running around. Enclosed outdoor shower and secluded lounging area to rear––shade trees. hammock, lounge chairs, outdoor table w/ chairs. Songbirds!

GENERAL ORIENTATION. Nauset Heights, like Orleans itself, is a prime area for saltwater options, including miles of ocean beach and areas along the perimeter of Nauset Harbor––per nos. 5, 4, 3 and 2 on the Coastal Access Guide for the Town of Orleans, which also diagrams the overall flow up, down, around and through Orlean's somewhat circular perimeter. [Freshwater, too: Crystal Lake, Pilgrim Lake, Baker's Pond.]
Orleans center is 2.8 miles from Nauset Heights––6-8 minutes by car depending on traffic. Even closer (1.5 miles), in the hamlet of East Orleans you'll find fresh provisions, prepared food and snacks, a deli, butcher, bakery, cafe and post office, restaurants, wine/beer, pizza, ice cream, a craft shop and a clothing store.

A list of suggested options in and near Orleans are available at the house.



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Location

Location - Nauset Heights (East Orleans)

Nearest beach: 5-10 min walk to Nauset Beach -- ocean or coves

41.7932060 -69.9415860 0
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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: May 19, 2019

Additional availability info: Flexible start days for 5–10-day stays in July and for 4–10- day stays in September.

Payment Methods: PayPal, Zelle (transaction fees vary); and personal checks

Additional pricing info: No add'l or hidden fees. Rate includes linens/cleaning. $500 sec. deposit (refundable). State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply.

OWNER SPECIAL:
July rates shown are discounted, with varied lengths of stay and flexible arrival/departure options.
Minimum Stay Requirements:
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    7 nights
  • Summer 2019
    4 nights
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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
  • Linens Included
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • Depends on level of mobility. 2 of the 3 entry points have 2 shallow steps up to a third, standard-rise, entrance threshold. 2 of the 3 BRS + bath (shower/tub combo) are on the lst floor. Entry point to enclosed outdoor shower is level with the ground.
Reviews

Guest Reviews

22 reviews
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Charming Cape Cod Cottage

From the minute I started communicating with Wendy, the owner, and from the first glimpse outside and inside her property, I knew it was going to be the most relaxing, enjoyable and accommodating vacation ever. Since Wendy actually lives here, when not renting it, the home is so well-organized, well-stocked with beach chairs, umbrellas, kitchenware, books abounding, different lamps for different lighting levels or tasks, really comfortable beds and bedding, just lots and lots of historic charm and modern creature comforts. The garden was inviting, with many areas to loll about in, a table for outdoor eating, a new and shiny grill, a hammock, chaise lounges for reading, and best of all, an outdoor shower. The neighborhood and its location so close to Nauset Beach and the more peaceful beach accessible through a small path, was not only convenient to all we needed, but quite beautiful. I would highly recommend staying here and can’t wait to return again next summer with my family for another perfect and restful week. show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
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Lovely tenants, always welcome. During the week Mona and her family spent here, she let me know how happy they were with the house and the setting -- which is always reassuring to hear since that's the intended goal -- and now, these detailed comments! My sincere thanks.

Pittsburgh, PA
Member since Aug 2018
Fantastic Stay

As a family of four, we've stayed in a number of the Nauset Heights rentals over the past 15 years and this place was one of the best. Great location and amenities along with a surprising amount of usable space with an open, inviting feel. Owner was super-responsive to any needs or issues leading up to and through the rental, providing prompt responses and thoughtful communication. Everything in the house is laid out with the renter in mind, with the effort to make your experience great being evident at every turn. Would definitely stay there again. show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
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My sense all week long was that Galen and his family felt very at home -- a nice feeling for me as much as them, for sure! I hope they do indeed "stay there again."

East Orleans, MA
Member since Jan 2017
Wonderful stay

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely home on Nauset Heights. This house offers everything you could possibly want, from great space to lovely yard to outdoor shower under the stars.

Wendy makes everything perfect on arrival with lovely touches including delicious linens and a bottle of great wine. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you might need to cook a big meal for friends and family. The house is a stone’s throw from a private beach and the neighborhood is wonderful to walk around. I’ve rented on the Cape for 30 summers and this is the nicest house I’ve been in by far. show more show less

Date of Stay: July 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
Owner Response:

Wow, thank you Jennifer. Such incredibly kind words. I'm always pleased to have contributed to a memorable vacation stay, but a best out of 30 summers rating is definitely a first. I'm glad you found and enjoyed our local stretch of Nauset Beach. While not literally "private," I agree that it feels that way thanks to the wide, largely empty expanse of sand and water awaiting Nauset Heights beach-goers on foot.

Mamaroneck, NY
Member since Aug 2018
Of course we came back!

An even better week this year with the weather cooperating a bit more. We had an enjoyable week in this comfortable, well-equipped home. Clean and organized with plenty of seating and lots of room to play games, read or watch movies when not at the beach. We enjoyed the addition of the table with the umbrella and seating out back. The path to walk to and from the beach is a favorite. A beautiful and quiet area of the Cape, yet a quick jaunt to restaurants and stores.

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Date of Stay: July 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
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It's lovely to have tenants like Joe and his family come back and enjoy the house and its surroundings once again. There's a sense of familiarity in both directions, which for me is heartening (and validating!).

Shrewsbury, MA
Member since Mar 2017
Family getaway

Highlights of our week:
A warm and well equipped kitchen and open floor plan for our family of 6 adults to relax together.
Comfy, welcoming and very clean.
Great communication with owners - we knew we would be happy before we even got there
Walking to the beach whenever and swimming in the waves.
The outdoor shower
So near to the beach but within an easy drive to downtown and all the necessities.
We would go back in a heartbeat!

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Date of Stay: August 2017
Date Submitted: September 2017
Member since Feb 2017
A cottage with personality

If you're looking for a quintessential Cape Cod vacation then this is the place for you. The house has fabulous nooks and crannies for reading, game playing, TV watching or napping. This isn't a high end, granite counters don't touch anything kind of house. It feels like you're staying with your favorite Aunt who's thought of everything. We all fought over the outdoor shower and discovered the joy of late night showers under the stars. Easy walk to the beach (we're all adults though) and we caught some terrific sunsets on the bay side. Wendy, the owner, couldn't be more accessible or helpful. The entire experience was a pleasure! show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: August 2017
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"...the joy of late night showers under the stars..." What a brilliant idea - never thought of it, will definitely try it out, and perhaps I'll add it to the household guidelines, too! My thanks to Sophia and her family for enjoying the place so much and so well.

South Salem, NY
Member since Mar 2010
A great week at this home!

We had a great week at this roomy, comfortable and very clean home. All amenities were great. Cozy, yet room for everyone to spread out. Outside areas wonderful as well. As this has truly been someone's "home" for a generation or two, it had character and a homey feel. This house was so "easy" to stay in for a week (especially with not so perfect weather), laundry, outside shower, comfortable beds, fun and easy walk to beach, plenty of parking. We would come back in a heartbeat!

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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: August 2017
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My new policy in 2017 is to reply to all reviews -- although it may get repetitive, because, so far in my rental history, I have rarely encountered tenants I wouldn't want back. And so I thank Joe and his family for their stay and their appreciation and wish them back anytime.

Shrewsbury, MA
Member since Mar 2017
Relaxing Week in East Orleans

We had a wonderful week at this lovely home. We hope to find ourselves at this clean and wonderfully accommodating home in the future. If you enjoy cooking, the kitchen is perfect!

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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: September 2017
Palmyra, NY
Member since Feb 2017
A Nauset Gem

For families traveling with young children, choosing a rental and going on vacation more broadly can be stress-inducing. However, staying in this home was anything but. The house has a great layout, with lot of space. It has a wonderful cottage-feel while not seeming overly cramped.

We spent just one week and left wishing we could have stayed the whole summer. The location is just wonderful. It is an easy walk to Nauset Beach or Priscilla's Landing and a short drive from Skaket Beach. The house is on a quiet, somewhat secluded road, which is lovely both in the mornings for our bike rides and in the evenings when we sat outside watching the sunset.

Inside, the kitchen was well-equipped with everything we needed to make meals. There were plenty of beach towels, chairs, and beach umbrellas available for our use on our outing, and every night we made use of the grill and outdoor eating area. Laundry and wi-fi are included.

The owner is just delightful. She is responsive, easily accessible, and well-organized. Upon arrival, a binder with helpful information awaited us. This made getting acquainted with the house much easier. Overall, it was a wonderful trip and I hope to bring my family back next year!
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Date of Stay: June 2017
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Such appreciative comments are always a pleasure to read, and I thank you for them. I, too, hope that Bruce and his family spend their vacation at our place next year. One couldn't ask for better summer tenants -- that's for sure!

Yonkers, NY
Member since Jul 2017
Perfect vacation home

We have stayed in this lovely home for three summers in a row. The location is fantastic -- walkable to the ocean, to a boat dock, and to a beautiful cove. The owner lives in the house in the non-summer months, so the kitchen is stocked with everything needed for cooking. She also makes available beach chairs, beach towels, linens, and beach toys (as well as board games and puzzles). She has been wonderfully communicative and responsive. There is a lovely yard with a hammock. We have three young children, and this has been an ideal home away from home for our annual Cape week. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2016
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Hanover, NH
Member since Sep 2013

About Wendy (Owner)

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Member since:
1/19/2013
Reviews:
22 reviews
Before joining weneedavacation.com six seasons ago, I had relied on local rental agents (who customarily charged no service fees to vacationers and a simple percentage commission to owners). I was wary of Internet-only sites––they seemed impersonal and the admin fees they routinely charged vacationers on top of the stated rent seemed unreasonable to me. This is why I was delighted to discover the WeNeedaVacation model, which is to be simply an intermediary between owners and prospective vacationers. This allows direct contact between me and prospective vacationers and imposes no obligation to charge additional fees of any kind––I simply don't!



What is special about this property?
It's hard to not be subjective about my childhood summer home, annual summer destination with my own growing family later on, and primary residence now. I have to rely on the objective experience of vacationers who have stayed here, per their website reviews and also spontaneously (texts and emails). From the simple declarative, ''We've arrived and the house is great!'' to, ''We see it as our own summer home to come back to...'' or, ''Just the place I needed to be with my family this week.'' The very definition of special.



What is special about your town?
Orleans has the distinction of being a saltwater fulcrum––a convergence flowing up, down, around and through––all accessed within the town's somewhat circular perimeter without having to navigate Route 6.

The Orleans Coastal Access map (url below) presents a full picture of our waterways and access points:
https://www.town.orleans.ma.us/sites/orleansma/files/file/file/coastalaccessguide.pdf.

Nauset Heights is surrounded by several of these saltwater options -- all within an easy walk of the house. Described under 'Description' along with a sampling of the town's other attributes.

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