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Orleans Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA 02653, Swim off the deck or walk 1/8 mile to town beach. | ID 25897
2 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 4
Beds: 1 double, 2 twins
Beach: Swim off the deck or walk 1/8 mile to town beach.
Guest Reviews: 19 reviews
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Off-season 2018/19
 
Summer 2019
 
Off-season 2019/20
 
Off-season 2018/19
$800 - $1,750
Summer 2019
$2,000 - $2,750
Off-season 2019/20
$1,250 - $2,750
Off-season 2018/19
$3,000 - $9,400
Summer 2019
$9,000 - $13,750
Off-season 2019/20
$5,500 - $9,500
 Online payments accepted
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Contact: David Manning
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Phone: (508) 680-6797
Time Active:
2+ years
Description

Description

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 sink and shower for outdoor living at its best.

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. The dock and driveway are shared with Topside Main House to the south.

Our neighbor 300 feet 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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Location

Location - South Orleans

Nearest beach: Swim off the deck or walk 1/8 mile to town beach.

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: December 04, 2018

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

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

Additional pricing info: Discount for multiple weeks: 10%

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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  • Summer 2019
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • on a salt water beach
Interior
  • A/C Unit(s)
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Linens Included
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • Bedrooms are 3 easy steps above main living/dining area.
Reviews

Guest Reviews

19 reviews
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Outstanding place to relax after a day at the beach

We stayed at the Boathouse for a week and everyone enjoyed it. The view is spectacular, its easy to access, and Dave, the owner, is amazing. The house is fit with everything you need and if you wake up before the rest of the family, I recommend that you take a kayak ride on the calm water of the bay. Such a great way to start a day right before coffee. A must! Thanks to Dave and his wife for keeping this place on the rental market!

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Date of Stay: August 2018
Date Submitted: October 2018
Member since Jun 2018
A Great Place to Get Away!

My wife and I had an absolutely fabulous week at the BoatHouse. The location could not have been better - right on the water -- and David & Anna were outstanding hosts. They communicated well, met us upon our arrival to give us a guided tour, and checked in frequently throughout the week. The BoatHouse is charming, and has everything you need to comfortably accommodate a family of four. We would highly recommend the BoatHouse and look forward to visiting again sometime.

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Date of Stay: May 2018
Date Submitted: June 2018
Hopkinton, MA
Member since Jun 2018
Clean and Quaint

We just celebrated our 6th year anniversary at this quaint little Boat House. It is such a unique place from the outside entrance to every little nook and cranny inside. The views of Pleasant bay were spectacular from every room in the house. We caught some pretty nice stripers right off of our deck. David was awesome to work with from the beginning to end. By the time we left, we felt like we had a new friend! I truly think this was the most memorable vacation that we have had and it all started with this amazing Boat House! We hope to return soon! show more show less

Date of Stay: May 2018
Date Submitted: May 2018
Monroe, VA
Member since May 2018
Memorable Stay!

What a wonderful experience we had at the Boathouse! We stayed for 2 weeks and could not have enjoyed it more. David was wonderful to work with along with Margaret and Scott who pitched in for him while he was away. Waking up each morning to an amazing view and then to also see the sunset at night from the deck was incredible. I also was lucky to catch 6 stripers right off the deck, and we so enjoyed also seeing the seals swim right there as well. The Boathouse itself was so cozy and interesting. Hoping to stay next year...same time...same place!
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Date of Stay: October 2017
Date Submitted: November 2017
Enfield, CT
Member since Apr 2013
Serenity and Tranquility

We stayed for a week in August and never were more relaxed in all our years of coming to the Cape. A cup of coffee on the deck at sunrise... a glass of wine at sunset. All the features of staying on a boat without the rocking... waves lapping, seagulls calling, the smell of the ocean... nothing gets better than this.

Great accommodations, clean, neat, and well maintained. David was excellent to work with and could not have been nicer. We plan to come back next year.

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Date of Stay: August 2017
Date Submitted: October 2017
Needham, MA
Member since Sep 2011
Authentic and Unique

This is as close to living on a boat as you'll get without getting your feet wet. Walk out the door and you'll experience being right on the bay under the wrap-around boardwalk with the water lapping underneath. Charming and comfortable living room and bedrooms chock full of maritime atmosphere. Great location convenient to Nauset, Skaket beaches and restaurants to suit all appetites from take-out lobster to fine dining. Hosts are gracious and accommodating and on-site in the main house to answer any questions and ensure that you have everything you need for a memorable stay. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: August 2017
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Member since Jan 2009
We are coming back! :)

We are a Swedish family who spent three months on the United States east coast and had Cape Cod as our base camp. When we got to the Boat House, it was like coming home in the very best way. We experienced a wonderful sense of relaxed luxury, finesse, and class. The home has history, is personal, unique and beautiful. The days go fast in the sun, bathing, kayaking, and fishing all from the pier at the house. The afternoons and evenings on the pier and the porch are as a holiday shall be. Living on the water is lovely and relaxing. You do not want to go from there, but when you need it, it's close to great shops, restaurants, golf, and sailing. The location is excellent and central at Cape Cod.

The Boat House doesn't have flatscreens in every bedroom, no huge bathrooms, no room service, but it is pure harmony.
Anna and David are the perfect welcoming host couple you can imagine. Anna's pasta sauce was, according to the children, the best they ate on the whole trip.

The whole family is longing for the next time! Warmly recommended to couples and families who want to relax, enjoy family life, sea life and appreciate the uniqueness, style, and classic finesse.

Greetings from Sweden/
Varma hälsningar från Sverige,
Kristoffer, Linda, Ella, Olle, Lilly
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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: February 2018
Member since Feb 2018
Great stay at the boathouse

We have renting vacation homes on the Cape for the last 15 years. Our stay at the Boathouse was great and ranked high on our list. Being right on the water but with the gentleness of the Bay, the location is just precious. We enjoyed having our coffee in the morning on the deck and can just go paddling right off the dock. The owners are right next door and are super helpful and friendly.

Date of Stay: June 2017
Date Submitted: June 2017
Boston, MA
Member since Mar 2013
Just as good the second time

We've always enjoyed discovering new spots to spend vacations on the Cape, and last year with the Topside Boathouse we found--hands down--the very best! The other reviews paint the picture exactly as you'll find it at Topside. From David's gracious hospitality, to incredible sunrises and sunsets on Pleasant Bay, to cozy evenings surrounded by warm lighting and vintage décor--Topside has it all. And since last year there have been numerous thoughtful upgrades, including an outdoor shower and vanity, which we used almost exclusively during our stay, and a new mattress in the master bedroom. As another reviewer noted, if we could give ten stars, we would. Already looking forward to our next visit. show more show less

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Date of Stay: May 2017
Date Submitted: June 2017
Crownsville, MD
Member since Apr 2014
Wonderful stay on Pleasant Bay!

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Topside Boathouse.The house itself actually feels like you are staying in a boat on the water! The proximity to the water is literally about six feet from the back of the house. We enjoyed the comfortable accommodations so much. The home is well appointed and very comfortable. The house has a nice big outdoor shower. The wonderful deck runs along the back of the entire home and around one side. Waking up to the most beautiful sunrise over the water is truly the only way one should wake up! David, the owner, couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. show more show less

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Date of Stay: May 2017
Date Submitted: May 2017
Waterford, NY
Member since Dec 2008

About David Manning

Member since:
1/8/2016
Reviews:
19 reviews
David Manning and Anna Cantini are third generation owners of the property. David's grandfather, Russell C. Johnson, built the Main House and the Boathouse on an empty lot on Pleasant Bay alongside a dirt road known as the Chatham Road and named it ''TOPSIDE''. Subsequently, Russell Johnson's daughter, Patricia (''Trit'') Johnson lived there and ran a bed and breakfast from the Main House while renting out the Boathouse. Over the years, at one time or another, most of Russell's, Trit's and David's relatives have ''wintered over'' at Topside. David and Anna took over ownership in 2015 and have continued the tradition of renting out the Boathouse and, on occasion, the Main House. David and Anna spend their summers at Topside and winter over in Anna's native Tuscany, Italy.

What is special about this property?
Russell C. Johnson was a dedicated traveler who loved sailing, ships and the sea. For him, his property on Pleasant Bay was the perfect setting for a home that would be a constant reminder of boats and the sea. The Main House sports a ''Cabin'', which is a replica of a cabin of a transoceanic steamer. Throughout the Main House and the Boathouse one can find storage niches carved out of unused space. For example, under the stairs leading to the bedrooms in the Boathouse, there is a basket for storing oysters over the winter. Almost every window is placed to maximize the view of Pleasant Bay. Boathouse guests regularly fish off the deck while sipping a ''smile''.


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