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3 BR
3 ½ baths
Sleeps 8
Beds: 3 BRs: 2 queens, 2 twins, + Cabin sleeps 2 young sailors
Beach: stairs lead down to our private beach
Guest Reviews: 1 review
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Summer 2018
$4,000 - $4,500
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$2,500 - $4,500
Summer 2019
 
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Summer 2018
$20,000 - $21,000
Off-season 2018/19
$8,500 - $23,000
Summer 2019
 
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Contact David Manning - ID 25902
Time active: 9 months
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Description

Description

Built by the present owner's grandfather in the 1930's, this home is as close to the water as you can get. All rooms have views of beautiful Pleasant Bay. Access to the water is from the swim steps at the end of the garden and from the dock which is shared with the adjacent Boathouse

The ground floor boasts a new, fully-equipped, kitchen, a guest half bath, a large living room, a den/breakfast nook, a large dining room and a bedroom with a wheelchair access bathroom. The ground-floor bedroom/bath is wheelchair-friendly, roomy, bright and sunny. Wheelchair ramps permit access to and from the exterior.

Although it boasts all the modern amenities (new kitchen, etc.), it is still a cottage at heart and in its furnishings. On the first floor, in addition to the two master bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), there's a ''Ship's Cabin'' with two bunks that has sparked the imagination of young sailors for many generations. Off the Ship's Cabin is a protected deck that is perfect for getting a tan even on windy days.

A plush lawn separates the MainHouse from the waters of Pleasant Bay with steps leading down to the water. The large garden has plenty of quiet places for reading, relaxing and/or snoozing in the shade or in the sun. Entertain outside at the tall table overlooking the Bay and under the covered patio. Swim or fish from the dock or the nearby beach. Arrangements for a boat mooring are possible. Off-street parking for 2 cars.

Amenities include a new, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, cable TV, Internet, a gas BBQ grill, and a fabulous outdoor shower. Dock and driveway are shared with the Boathouse directly to the North.

Sailing School is 300 feet away at Pleasant Bay Community Boating.
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Calendar Last Updated: June 26, 2018

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

Additional pricing info: 10% DISCOUNT FOR MULTIPLE WEEKS.

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Summer 2018
    7 nights
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • on a salt water beach
Interior
  • A/C Unit(s)
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • The ground floor bedroom/bath is wheelchair-friendly and easily accessible from the rest of the ground floor and the outside.
Location

Location - South Orleans

Nearest beach: stairs lead down to our private beach

41.7320590 -69.9911390 0
Reviews

Guest Reviews

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Paradise estate on the water ~ unparalleled and private location in South Orleans

My husband and I have had the distinct pleasure of staying at David's phenomenally charming Topside Boathouse in Orleans for several weeks over the last 12 months, and on our last stay in September, David, who is an incredibly attentive and gracious host in every way, gave us a personal tour of his Main House advertised here, which at the time was not available to rent. The Topside Boathouse is a much smaller though private and perfectly appointed space on the same property, and is perfectly suited for my husband's and my needs when only two of us are traveling. But after our tour of the Main House, without a doubt when we travel to the Cape with family or friends we will delight in having the opportunity to stay at this truly one-of-a-kind, exquisite property.

The cottage style interior of The Main House embodies elegant warmth and charm, with ample, cozy, and comfortable seating throughout the main floor, that boasts an open kitchen keeping room space that has been completely and thoughtfully renovated to maintain the design integrity and period character of the original house while also providing every necessary modern amenity. The whole feel of the home is old world, with beautiful wood floors and mantles, sweeping views, and a few fabulous, unexpected "secret" rooms that add to the mystique of this unique home. The Main House truly begs for family meals around the antique dining table in the conservatory style dining room, and for cocktails and casual al fresco dining on the lush lawn overlooking the bay. Cue the refreshing salt water breeze and sound of water gently lapping against the dock.... Heavenly!

Walking onto this special property, ripe with generations of family history, is truly like stepping back in time, to easier days of relaxed waterfront living with the addition of a few unexpected yet fantastic lagniappes that include outdoor showers and second story outdoor lounge spaces. All in a prime and unparalleled location right on Pleasant Bay, Central Cape, convenient to everything. The pictures are a reasonable representation of the basic rooms, but still they do not come close to capturing the heart and spirit of the place. My husband and I are in the process of mapping out a stay at the Main House this year with two of our favorite couples, who have heard so many glowing reports from our previous experiences on the property and with David, that they are thrilled to get to experience it with us. I am truly delighted that David and his wife Anna have made the generous decision to share their family estate with the rest of us! Many thanks!
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Date of Stay: September 2017
Date Submitted: February 2018
Nashville, TN
Member since May 2017

About David Manning

Member since:
1/8/2016
Reviews:
1 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
6/26/2018
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''.