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Orleans Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA | ID 31120

Bright waterfront haven with AC and heavenly 100° views
Orleans, Grandview Vacation Rental - ID 31120

4 BR
3 ½ baths
Sleeps 10
Beds: 2 kings, 1 double, 4 twins, sofabed, trundle, 1 crib, 1 playpen
Beach: 8/10 mile to Nauset Beach and 100 ft to private assn mini-beach
Guest Reviews: 26 reviews
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Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2021/22
$300 - $850
Summer 2022
 
Off-season 2022/23
 
Off-season 2021/22
$1,600 - $5,500
Summer 2022
$5,500 - $6,600
Off-season 2022/23
$1,700 - $6,600
Off-season 2021/22
 
Summer 2022
 
Off-season 2022/23
 
State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply
 Online payments accepted
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Contact: Andrew
Time Active:
1+ years
6
Description

Description

This welcoming waterfront sanctuary sleeps up to 10 in four bedrooms and offers breathtaking views (W-NE) of Mill Pond, Nauset Harbor, and Nauset Beach's dunes. Located at the end of a winding Grandview private cul-de-sac, there's a boat ramp and small community beach 100 (paved) feet from your front door.

A wraparound deck off the main level facing the water lets you luxuriate unseen and features comfortable seating, a large (and extensible) outdoor dining table with umbrella, zero-gravity lounger chairs, fire pit, and convenient gas grill. A shaded path leads down steps to a private waterfront and walking path. From the community beach you can swim to the nearby float, fish, or launch kayaks (two, included) to explore Mill Pond and beyond. After you enjoy the outdoor shower, a Cape Cod summer tradition, savor a meal and beverages while watching the sunset and afterglow.

The open-concept living space includes a family room with three huge bay windows that showcase the stunning water views. Here you’ll relax and enjoy each other's company and the sounds of nature or perhaps a crackling fire in the fireplace.

If you need more stimulation, or just crave contact with what you've escaped, there's house-wide high-speed WiFi and a 40-inch flat-screen TV in the dining area, a 60-inch smart TV with a soundbar on the lower level, a smaller smart TV in one of the upstairs bedrooms, and a low-IQ flat-screen in the master bedroom, all with extended Xfinity cable service.

The downstairs lounge area provides plenty of room for another group, or different generations, to spread out and never feel pinched for space.

The open social kitchen is well-equipped, including for kibitzers seated at the counter. Between the kitchen and the lounge is the dining area, also with a big bay window. The country-style dining table seats six and can be extended to accommodate another four.

The main floor also features a huge sunroom with remote-controlled honeycomb shades for both the windows and skylights. If it all gets too much, there's a Twin trundle daybed and recliner for napping. Finally, there's a laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer.

For sleeping, the main floor provides an oversized master bedroom with two Twin XLs that can be combined into a king. It also features a full private bathroom en-suite, complete with a step-in shower. The main level guest half-bathroom is right next to the kitchen.

On the upper level, there are two bedrooms. One has a four-poster King. The other bedroom features a comfy Twin XL (38'' x 80'') and the best views in the house (complete with a telescope). These bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom with opaque-glass-surrounded shower in between.

On the lower level, the vast space can serve as a large bedroom. It has two regular Twin beds and a full/double sofa/sleeper, with an en-suite tub and shower.

Overall, this property has the look of a traditional Cape Cod-style house and the feel of a manor, except with leading-edge technology and creature comforts. You’re easy walking distance to Nauset Beach and just a short drive from the center of Orleans with its many dining, shopping, and entertainment venues. It's ideal for multi-generation vacations and sun as well as sunset worship. Beachgoers will appreciate that beach chairs, an umbrella and ice chest, life jackets, boogie boards, and sand toys are included.

This property has brand-new air conditioning throughout. When opening a door or window to let the breeze through isn't sufficient, just pick up a remote and control your personal climate instantly.

(Spring, Fall, and Winter renters will appreciate the mini-split AC/heater units in the master bedroom/sunroom, living room, upstairs bedrooms, and lower level. They're a great way to get cozy when it's cold outside before the baseboard heaters kick in.)

This house was new to the rental market in 2020, and we pride ourselves on being exceptionally responsive and grateful for your input. By way of disclaimer, its owners lived in London for 42 years, so they love the bright light reflecting off Mill Pond. You might feel differently, so please be aware that not all the windows have shades.

Please click on the Pricing & Availability tab for detailed information about weekly rates. This property has a six-night minimum during the peak season. State and local short-term occupancy taxes totaling 14.45% apply to all reservations less than 32 days in length. A fully refundable security deposit applies to all bookings.

This property offers a 3-night minimum stay during the offpeak season. Guests incur a $175 cleaning fee for all stays less than 6 nights.

COVID-19 Concerns and Cancellations
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For the 2020 and 2021 rental season, we've relaxed our cancellation policy.

Until further notice, you may cancel your booking at any time and for any (or no) reason for a full, immediate 100% refund. We'll even issue a pro-rated refund if you need to cut your stay short. Or you may apply your deposit (fee-free) to a future stay.

To reduce the chances of COVID-19 contamination, know that our home will be extraordinarily and professionally cleaned before your arrival and that we've provided ample antibacterial, sanitizing, and disinfectant cleaning supplies. Mattress covers, mattress pads, and pillow protectors will have been freshly laundered; bedspreads, blankets, and quilts have not. Guests must provide their own linens (sheets, towels, etc). If you want to bring your own pillows and blankets, we can store ours so they're not in your way.

We recommend considering travel insurance (perhaps via aggregator site https://www.travelinsurance.com) so at least some of your costs can be refunded should you cancel. Before you buy, check whether your carrier honors cancellations due to virus-related issues. Some won't, treating COVID-19 and its implications as ''known, foreseeable, or expected'' hazards. If you can't find suitable guarantees, consider a ''cancel for any reason'' (''CFAR'') insurance policy, which typically refund only 50-60% of your costs.
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Location

Location - Orleans, Grandview

Nearest beach: 8/10 mile to Nauset Beach and 100 ft to private assn mini-beach

41.7924840 -69.9479850 0
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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: October 19, 2021

Additional availability info: Summer 2022 is almost full. Fall, Winter, and Spring are great seasons to visit; check the reviews!. This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): The house is not available for long-term rentals. It is, however, available for rentals of up to 30 days, and Fall, Winter, and Spring guests appreciate that it has exquisite views north and west, is well-insulated, features two fireplaces, and is protected from easterly storms. Once snow falls, it's important to have a reliable 4-wheel drive vehicle due to the steep, winding cul-de-sac and negligible traffic during winter (although the next-door neighbors stay all year). West- and north-facing rooms (including living, dining, sunroom, and upstairs bedrooms) get colder when the wind blows over Mill Pond. The oil-fired furnace runs year-round to prevent water pipe breaks. The mini-split AC/heating system supplements it nicely. All windows and glass doors are double-glazed. Xfinity high-speed WiFi, VoIP phone service, and extended cable TV also operate year-round. The property manager visits daily and is very capable and responsive.

Payment Methods: Zelle, Venmo, ACH/EFT (no transaction fees); PayPal (transaction fees vary); and personal checks

Additional pricing info: 3% discount for 3+ wks, 10% for 3+ mos. Must supply linens. $175 cleaning fee for sub-6 night stays. State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2021/22
    6 nights
  • Summer 2022
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2022/23
    7 nights
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  • Price OCTOBER 2021
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  • Price NOVEMBER 2021
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     $1,600      1 2 3 4 5
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  • Price DECEMBER 2021
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  • Price JANUARY 2022
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  • Price FEBRUARY 2022
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     $1,700        1 2 3 4
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  • Price APRIL 2022
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  • Price MAY 2022
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  • Price JUNE 2022
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  • Price JULY 2022
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  • Price AUGUST 2022
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  • Price SEPTEMBER 2022
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  • Price OCTOBER 2022
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     $3,150  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
     $2,850  8 9 10 11 12 13 14
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     $1,700  29 30 31        
  • Price NOVEMBER 2022
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  • Price DECEMBER 2022
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     $1,800            1 2
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  • Price JANUARY 2023
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     $2,850    1 2 3 4 5 6
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  • Price FEBRUARY 2023
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     $1,860          1 2 3
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  • Price MARCH 2023
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     $1,860          1 2 3
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  • Price APRIL 2023
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     $2,100  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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     $2,400  29 30          
  • Price MAY 2023
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     $2,400      1 2 3 4 5
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  • Price JUNE 2023
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     $4,200            1 2
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • on salt water
Interior
  • A/C Unit(s)
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • The house offers one-level living with the master bedroom, master bathroom, kitchen, & living room all on the same level as the entry. It's not formally wheelchair accessible, however. There are two steps to the front entry & a small step into the shower.
Green Amenities
  • Filtered water
  • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies
  • Recycling
  • Reusable grocery totes
  • ENERGY STAR appliances
  • LED lighting
Reviews

Guest Reviews

26 reviews
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Ideal vacation rental

We spent two weeks at this beautiful home, and have nothing but great things to say!

First, working with Andrew, the homeowner, was very positive. He is responsive, communicates well, and worked to make sure we enjoyed our time there.

Next, the house is wonderful. If anything, the pictures don't do it justice. The location is spectacular. The house is very clean and well cared for. It's in a quiet area. There were some special touches we really appreciated, like fresh flowers in the home when we arrived, and Brita pitchers filled and chilling in the fridge. There are smart TVs, so you can sign into streaming services. The beds are quite comfortable. The Wi-Fi worked well. East Orleans is a good Cape location because it's easy to head up or down the Cape for activities, restaurants and whatever else you might be interested in. Nauset Beach, perhaps the Cape's greatest, is just down the street.

We highly recommend Andrew's home, and we can't wait to come back!

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Date of Stay: October 2021
Date Submitted: October 2021
Greenville, SC
Member since Dec 2013
Great Rental

This is our second year renting this property and it was another wonderful experience. The house is well laid out and comfortable, with all we needed. The views from several rooms and the deck are absolutely stunning. My wife and I remarked how the views showed the handiwork of God with the greens, blues and white clouds framing an exceptional picture.

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Date of Stay: September 2021
Date Submitted: October 2021
Avila Beach, CA
Member since Mar 2014
Another Great Stay!

I am running out of superlatives to describe this property. We returned again this summer for another great stay at Andrew's beautiful home. Nothing tops the spectacular view from the deck and spending quality family time down the Cape. We will be back again next summer to make more memories and take in the picturesque setting.

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Date of Stay: July 2021
Date Submitted: August 2021
Owner Response:

I'm so glad to hear that the house and its view continue to work their magic. Thanks for being such thoughtful and considerate guests - and for already booking again for next year (#3). I'm honored and grateful!

Hanover, MA
Member since Aug 2020
A Slice of Heaven

To sum this property up in one word would be perfection. From the stunning location to the comfortable, bright roomy interior and nature's beauty all around, it was top notch. And that VIEW. To die for. The surrounding neighborhood was quiet and tranquil and just so beautiful.

We enjoyed kayaking around Mill Pond almost every day - having the kayaks supplied for guests to use was a wonderful amenity. We equally enjoyed just floating in the warm, calm water at the end of our day before our evening happy hour on the deck.

The interior of the home is beautiful as well with stunning views and lovely rooms to retreat to at the end of the day for a good night's rest. Everything was impeccably clean, there was tons of storage, great closets, and those incredible views (do you see a theme here?) can be seen from every bedroom.

And last but not least - Andrew is one of the most thorough, responsive and thoughtful property owners that I have ever worked with. He really provides everything one might need to have a wonderful and informed stay.

This truly is a special property - it embodies everything I love about Cape Cod and I know you will love it too.
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Date of Stay: July 2021
Date Submitted: July 2021
Owner Response:

Thanks so much for your glowing review, and especially for drawing attention to the specifics that made your stay special. I love it when Mill Race spreads its magic. A big thank you, too, for rebooking even before you'd left; I look forward to your return visit.

Wethersfield, CT
Member since Nov 2008
Wonderful Holiday!

This house was perfect for our needs. We are all writers and artists - and the view was all the inspiration we needed. All of us spent a lot of time in the water, kayaking and swimming. We had family renting a house in the next town over so they all came over for a bbq and a swim. The seals were constant companions.

The set up of the bedrooms was flexible enough to meet our multi-generational group. We had a few minor issues and Andrew took care of them immediately. We had a few rainy days but the view didn't disappoint. My favorite thing was seeing the lighthouse light flashing during a foggy early morning.

We will be back!
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Date of Stay: July 2021
Date Submitted: July 2021
Westport, CT
Member since Jul 2021
We had a wonderful stay!

We had a wonderful stay at this home. My 2 daughters and 4 children had plenty of room and the accommodations were excellent and very well equipped.

A beautiful beach is right outside the door... say 100 feet. The beach offers calm waters, perfect for wading, children playing in the sand and for swimming. A great float is close and for adults a swim across the Mill Pond is great exercise. Kayaks are provided... excellent kayaking in the pond and you can go all the way out to the ocean.

Very quiet, private and just about perfect. Thank you, Andrew!!
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Date of Stay: June 2021
Date Submitted: June 2021
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I'm delighted your family had a memorable visit and hope you'll come back soon. Thanks for highlighting the local attractions in your review, and for being such gracious guests. You're a homeowner's dream!

Member since Jan 2021
A Cape Cod gem!!!

It can be a challenge to find the perfect family vacation spot online. We were pretty optimistic prior to our arrival, but WOW. This is definitely a home where pictures can't do it justice because it's far more than photos. You immediately feel at home, the views are spectacular and it's so peaceful.

Our family enjoyed kayaking, swimming, played lawn games, and relaxed on the wonderful deck. It's close by to quaint towns like Chatham, great shopping and delicious restaurants. The kids we excited to see deer, lots of birds, chipmunks (we don't have those in Florida) and saw a couple of coyotes from a distance. There are also a couple of seals that hang out in the inlet, which the neighbors told us are named Sammy and Samantha. Also the neighbors we met down by the beach are very nice and welcoming.

A huge thank you to the Davis family for sharing your piece of heaven and a special thank you to Andrew for being so easy to work with. We appreciate all the detailed information about the area and for quickly answering any questions we had. The hardest part was leaving ??
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Date of Stay: June 2021
Date Submitted: June 2021
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I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for so vividly detailing the house's charms, and for your kind words about my efforts. It's great to be considered the "perfect family vacation spot"! I'm glad Sammy and Samantha did their part to make your vacation memorable, too. Please hurry back!

Member since Jun 2020
Waterfront and Doesn't Disappoint !

We had an incredible weekend over Memorial Day at Andrew's Mill Race home in Orleans. The weather was absolutely terrible and it rained for three days straight, however, we still were able to truly unwind and enjoy the cape. The biggest reason the trip was such a success was due to the incredible wrap around deck and pond / ocean views!

We spent most of the time indoors and would take walks around the pond in our rain gear to get outside. One night was a big lobster night from the lobster pound another we did steaks from Nauset Farms and the third we went out and had a phenomenal time at Land Ho !

The grill set up is perfect, as well and the greatly stocked kitchen will tons of different options for place settings, silverware, wine/ beer glasses …etc. The home has everything you need to cook and enjoy a cape weekend whether the weather is nice or totally wet as we experienced. The kayaks and beach chairs didn't get any use but we will be back and will pray for some sun!

The location truly can't be beat right on the water so it works in great or terrible weather. We actually had a few friends staying at over-priced 5 star hotels in Chatham that were so bored they went home early. For us, we had plenty of space, great views, and thoroughly enjoyed the gas fire pit and the well stocked wood burning fireplace each evening.

We can't wait to return again! Thank you Andrew for the very detailed information packet and making this a great weekend.
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Date of Stay: May 2021
Date Submitted: July 2021
Boston, MA
Member since Jul 2021
We loved it!

We absolutely loved it here. Comfortable, clean, welcoming, including fresh flowers in the lovely kitchen. It felt like we were home. Great communication with Andrew while booking.

Highlights:
- view is even better than described/pictured
- fireplace on cool April nights was AMAZING, and the house had plenty of firewood. We enjoyed it every single night
- kayaks were awesome, and the water feels safe and protected (we didn't go far, but you could easily go all the way out to Nauset)
- birds!!!! From egrets to chickadees, something to see every day
- downstairs room/suite complete with TV and bath for the teenagers, who loved having their own personal space
- super well equipped kitchen
- lovely walk around the marsh all the way out to the outer beach
- or, an easier and shorter walk to Nauset Beach along the main road

What else to say? Pretty perfect for our group of three adults and two kids. In fact, we wanted to book again for September but already full! Will try for another off season stay soon. Thank you to Andrew for making this such an easy and pleasant booking experience and for providing a truly comfortable home.

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Date of Stay: April 2021
Date Submitted: July 2021
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I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your enthusiastic, thoughtful, detailed review. It made me smile to know that all ages found the house welcoming.

I really appreciate your drawing attention to the birdwatching. Next time, please avail yourself of the birdseed and birdfeeder to draw the smaller ones closer to the deck. It's wondrous watching them.

If you love springtime on the Cape, you'll probably also love the Fall - just as peaceful and quiet, but much warmer. BTW, availability and pricing (through next Labor Day) are already posted. Hurry back!show moreshow less

Member since May 2020
Another Wonderful Stay

My family spent the week at this lovely home again. We enjoyed the beautiful views, cozy fireplace, and quiet, natural location. The house was well supplied and immaculately clean. There is plenty of room to spread out, so important to us after a long pandemic winter.

Close to beautiful beaches, and great restaurants. We really enjoy the peace of the Cape off season. This home allows guests to cook family dinners, or dine out, take quiet walks, play games, toast marshmallows and recharge. It has every modern amenity, while feeling close to nature.

I highly recommend the house, location and owners!
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Date of Stay: April 2021
Date Submitted: April 2021
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I'm so pleased that the home helped your family recharge and reconnect from the pandemic. Thanks for appreciating how this season on the Cape can be just as restorative as summertime given the right gathering place. I look forward to having you back anytime!

Member since Jul 2020
About

About Andrew

Member since:
7/18/2018
Reviews:
26 reviews
Response Time:
Within a day
Response Rate:
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My family and I have spent summers in Orleans since 1980. We were expats living in London, but several of my parents' best friends had homes on the Cape and it quickly became our ''happy place'' too.

We rented all over town for a couple weeks a year, refining our preferences (and tolerances) for more than two decades until a chance kayak outing led them to discover the ''goldilocks'' property. In a nutshell, it offered the all-too-rare ''sunset view over water'' they sought. So they completely gutted, remodeled, and refurnished the place, and for the past 15 years have made it their summer home.

I'm their eldest son, and have experience as a residential landlord in Napa, California, so when their property manager retired a few years ago I agreed to handle the property's logistics, finances, and upkeep with the invaluable help of a local builder/contractor/craftsman to serve as my eyes, ears, and hands.

My parents would love to continue summering there indefinitely, but they've come to appreciate the virtues of sharing it too (smile). It's my mission to find appreciative, responsible vacationers (and even off-season renters) who'll bond with this sanctuary as much as my parents have, and who'll want to return year after year.

What is special about this property?
If there were no house already on this parcel of land, the Town of Orleans' current zoning wouldn't allow one to be built. That's because of how close the house is to the water (to the north and west), and how close it is to a permanent nature preserve (just the other side of the rock wall on the west edge of the yard). But I suspect it's also because this house has infinitely better and broader views than Grandview homes five times its size built in the past decade further up the hill.

Regardless, for my family and me, watching the sunset from the west deck (or almost anywhere else in the house) has always been a hush-inducing experience. And during the rest of the day, surveying Mill Pond from the wraparound balcony is soothing beyond words. If it gets too hot or humid, we'd just open the Pella doors onto the deck (in conjunction with one or both front doors) and the cross-breeze would get us comfortable again quickly. I know not everyone prefers that option, so we've installed area-specific air conditioning (new in 2020) to address your needs.

Being so close to Mill Pond affords other special privileges, like watching the resident seals play and hearing them stir up the water as they corral fish. If you want video proof, just ask.

What is special about your town?
Orleans has charm, history, and plenty of amenities to offer multiple generations. From its highly successful minor league baseball team to its deeply nautical culture and old-Cape architecture, it's hard to get bored here. Even if all you do is bake on the beaches (Nauset or Skaket), when the weather's right there's no place quite as comfortable and relaxing. And if you're a cyclist, the Cape Rail Trail goes right through town and all the way north to Provincetown.

East Orleans, at the eastern end of Beach Road heading toward Nauset Beach, is (IMO) a ''thickly settled'' and wealthy area with a great climate (especially from July through mid-October), and more topological variety than most of the Cape. Yes, there are hills, even cliffs, which make views of the Atlantic all the more dramatic. Before the sun gets too high you can sometimes see spouting whales. And of course there's water everywhere -- both the fresh and salted kind -- so swimming is feasible even if you never enter the ocean.

Being an outdoorsy loner, my favorite activity is to hike along Nauset Beach north to ''The Cut'' and back along Nauset Harbor. It's 7 miles, mostly in soft sand, so it can be challenging. There are, however, barking seals aplenty to keep you company, and in late June and early July the horseshoe crabs mate -- now there's an unforgettable sight.

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