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Orleans Vacation Rental condo in Cape Cod MA, 2.9 mi Nauset Beach and On Crystal Lake | ID 36890
2 BR
1 ½ bath
Sleeps 6
Beds: 2 queens, Queen sofabed
Beach: 2.9 mi Nauset Beach and On Crystal Lake
Guest Reviews: 10 reviews 10 reviews
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Off-season 2023/24
 
Summer 2024
 
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Off-season 2023/24
$1,000 - $3,000
Summer 2024
$3,500
Off-season 2024/25
$1,000 - $3,500
Off-season 2023/24
 
Summer 2024
 
Off-season 2024/25
 
State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply
Listed by Andrew
Active
9 months
Property ID 36890
10
Description

Description

Just-updated waterfront haven sleeps up to 6 on two levels next to freshwater Crystal Lake. With its enticing southern views over sparkling swimmable water, outdoor amenities include an enclosed shower, patio, propane BBQ, large sloping lawn, small sandy beach, new deck next to a vintage boathouse, three kayaks, a canoe, and a floating swim dock.

This home has a full-featured eat-in kitchen, living room, half-bathroom, and full-sized laundry machines on the ground floor, with two queen bedrooms and a full bathroom upstairs. The new 55” QLED 4K smart TV on a full-motion mount lets you watch from the kitchen, living room, or patio. The queen-sized sleeper sofa is brand new, as are all furnishings, wall art, and the bottom-up/top-down shades on all windows. There’s 200Mbps Xfinity wifi, plus Roku-equipped TVs in both bedrooms. Mini-split heating/AC lets you customize each room’s climate. And the new tankless water heater provides infinite hot water.

Located in a quiet part of Orleans at the north end of Crystal Lake, close to downtown, you’re 2 minutes from public tennis courts at Eldredge Park, 3 minutes to the 25-mile rail trail bike path, and 6 minutes to Nauset Beach on the ocean or Skaket Beach on Cape Cod Bay.

There’s a ‘Super’ Stop & Shop 5 minutes north and a Shaw’s supermarket 4 minutes west, along with numerous restaurants and coffeehouses, boating, watersports, and bike-rental stores, gyms, and pharmacies within a 3-minute drive. Snow Library, the Orleans Firebirds’ baseball diamond, and the Academy Playhouse are all a 2-minute drive away.

The kitchen features a gas oven/range, microwave oven, dishwasher, freezer-on-the-bottom fridge, French press and flex-brew coffeemakers (with coffee pods, creamer, and sugar), Ninja blender, toaster, filtered-water pitchers (2), complete BBQ set, box full of bug sprays, sunscreens, and aloe, full set of pots and pans (including a lobster pot), flatware, Corell dinnerware, and glassware (mugs, juice glasses, iced-tea glasses, stemless wine glasses, tumblers, and picnic cups) for 6. There are folding trays when it's time to move to the living room or paved, umbrella-shaded patio.

On arrival, park in one of the two spaces marked ''Unit 1'' and walk down a short path (lined with motion-sensitive LED lights) past a neighbor’s garage and down 7 steps toward the lake. The home isn’t visible from the road. Unit 1 (your destination) is part of a 4-unit condo association and shares a common wall with Unit 2 (on the far side). All occupants share the lawn, deck, watercraft, and swim dock.

Please click on the Pricing & Availability tab for detailed information about weekly rates. This property has a three-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 $200 security deposit applies to all bookings.

This property offers a 2-night minimum stay during the off-peak season. Guests incur a $180 cleaning fee for stays less than 6 nights.

Linens, Towels, etc
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Linens are supplied for all three beds, along with bath, hand, and beach towels. Pillow protectors will be freshly laundered; mattress protectors, bedspreads, blankets, and quilts will not.

Cancellation Policy
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You may cancel your booking at any time before your scheduled arrival and receive a full refund of any amounts paid after I succeed in re-booking your dates with another party for the same or a higher rate. Your refund will be reduced dollar-for-dollar if I re-book your dates for a lower rate, or forfeited if I can’t re-book your dates at all. You can also apply any refundable amounts (including your security deposit) to book a future stay.

I recommend considering travel insurance so at least some of your costs can be refunded should you cancel.
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This condo is on floors 1-2 of 2.

Location

Location - Orleans

Nearest beach: 2.9 mi Nauset Beach and On Crystal Lake

41.7769515 -69.9849266 0
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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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  • Off-season 2023/24
    2 nights
  • Summer 2024
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2024/25
    3 nights
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Calendar Last Updated: February 13, 2024

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

Payment Methods: Zelle, Venmo, ACH/EFT (no transaction fees); MasterCard, Visa (3.5%); PayPal (transaction fees vary); and personal checks

Other Fees:

Cleaning Fee:

$225.00

Security Deposit:

$200.00 Fully refundable deposit, due with final rent payment.

State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

Amenities

Amenities

  • On a fresh water beach On a fresh water beach

  • Central air Central air

  • A/C unit(s) A/C unit(s)

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor shower

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • No Pets No Pets

  • Internet Internet

  • Linens provided Linens provided

  • Bathtub Bathtub

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • Boat, kayak, canoe Boat, kayak, canoe



    Green Amenities

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    • Power from renewable sources Power from renewable sources

    • Heat Pumps Heat Pumps

    • LED lighting LED lighting

    • ENERGY STAR appliances ENERGY STAR appliances

    • Filtered water Filtered water

    • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies Eco-friendly cleaning supplies

    • Recycling Recycling

    • Reusable grocery totes Reusable grocery totes

    • Organic or Chemical-free lawns Organic or Chemical-free lawns

    About our green amenities: We supply two pitchers equipped with filters to purify water. Both are currently kept full and in the fridge.

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    10 reviews
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    Excellent Experience! Beautiful place to stay, newly renovated, enjoyed being in Orleans. My young adult daughter enjoyed it, too. We made popovers in the kitchen to bring to a relative's house - kitchen even had muffin pans, so we were good to go.

    Date of Stay: November 2023
    Date Submitted: December 2023
    Member since Dec 2023

    This townhouse is located close to the center of Orleans, and close to both the National Seashore and Bay beaches. The condo community consists of a house, a cottage, and two attached duplex townhouses. All share the grounds, including the lakefront property. The lake is lovely. Single-person kayaks are provided, which we used and were a lot of fun. The unit has a patio with outdoor table and chairs and an outdoor shower. The unit was spotless and well-equipped. Everything you might need in the kitchen was provided. Knives were sharp (a rarity in a rental). Full-size washer/dryer and dishwasher were included. Sliders in living room opened to the patio and had a nice view of the lake. The two bedrooms were upstairs; one had a lake view. The unit was spotless and it was easy to communicate with the host. Highly recommend! show more show less

    Date of Stay: September 2023
    Date Submitted: October 2023
    Member since Oct 2023

    Fantastic place and location!

    The place was exactly as described and seen in the photos. Everything we could have needed and then some was in the house. Extremely quiet neighborhood was fantastic for sleeping. Everything in town was a 3-minute drive so the location couldn't be beat. The lake was very clean and fun to swim out to the floating platform. We met some of the neighbors who were very friendly and welcoming. The outdoor shower was probably my favorite. Being able to be outside with total privacy and looking up at the trees was amazing. I can't say enough good things about this place. Andrew was super accommodating and gracious. If you're looking for a place to stay on the Cape, make this your spot. Orleans is one of my favorite towns on the Cape and I now have a new favorite place to stay when I visit. show more show less

    Date of Stay: September 2023
    Date Submitted: September 2023
    Member since Sep 2023

    We loved our stay on the lake. It was an amazing property right on the lake and Andrew was super communicative before and throughout our stay. Comfortable, good AC and every detail was thought through to make the experience pleasant.

    Date of Stay: September 2023
    Date Submitted: September 2023
    New York, NY
    Member since Sep 2023
    Lovely place to stay.

    This was a lovely place to stay. Great location, quiet and private but also close to shops, restaurants and beaches. The owner has left no detail overlooked making this an excellent place for a worry free vacation. Very well stocked kitchen for cooking and baking. Excellent knives which are usually dull or lacking in most rentals. Comfortable furniture including couch and beds. Nice linens and towels provided including towels for the beach/lake. Plenty of surfaces and spots to stow your stuff without seeming cluttered. Very good sound system in the living room and easy to use smart TV's. Very clean when we arrived. Excellent resources from and easy communication with the owner. I can highly recommend and we will be returning. show more show less

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    Date of Stay: August 2023
    Date Submitted: August 2023
    Member since Aug 2023
    Lake house

    We loved that the house was on the lake unfortunately we never had much time to spend on the lake except at night but it was still beautiful and peaceful. The home was comfortable and clean. Beds are very firm but worked well, I do prefer a soft mattress. This home worked very well for me as I had a training down the street at the Cape Cod institute and it was mere minutes from rental to training. Andrew is probably the most responsive owner I have ever worked with. I would highly recommend!

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    Date of Stay: August 2023
    Date Submitted: September 2023
    Mesa, AZ
    Member since Jan 2023
    Perfect lakefront escape!

    My family recently stayed at this amazing rental right on the beautiful Crystal Lake. The property has a shared dock, kayaks, canoe and large swimming area perfect for all your lake life needs. The backyard is also huge with a large, yet sloped, grassy area for enjoyment. The location couldn't be better; close to groceries, beaches, restaurants and fun, but also set back off the road ensuring privacy and tranquility. The property supplied everything including sheets and towels. All areas were clean and welcoming. The host is very responsive and accommodating. My family loved it here and we will be renting here again!!! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: August 2023
    Date Submitted: August 2023
    Oxford, CT
    Member since Jul 2023
    Amazing!

    What an amazing stay at this home in Orleans, MA! We have been coming to this exact spot for 19 years! The new owners have done a really nice job updating this space and adding lots of little touches. Very quiet, clean, and cozy! The new dock on the lake is wonderful! We will definitely be back next year. Thank you for all your love and attention to the space. We had a very relaxing week!

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    Date of Stay: July 2023
    Date Submitted: August 2023
    Delmar, NY
    Member since Aug 2023
    Vacation Perfection

    My wife and I spent so many hours looking through homes to rent in the Orleans area, so hopefully this review will save someone time and headache. This property was so wonderful - it exceeded our expectations in every way! The house was super-clean with lots of space to relax. The beds were exceptionally comfortable and we slept soundly. The kitchen is filled with new appliances. And the owner Andrew was just such a kind and caring host. And the lake - oh, my, the lake. Crystal Lake, named due to its crystal clear water, is a revelation! Easily one of the most beautiful lakes we have ever swam in...and we were in it as much as we could be! Again, we looked at what felt like a zillion places to stay. We feel so lucky that we ended up here. Will definitely be returning next summer!!! show more show less

    Date of Stay: July 2023
    Date Submitted: August 2023
    Long Beach, NY
    Member since Aug 2023
    Wonderful Lake Front Condo!

    We stayed at the condo over the week of 4th of July and enjoyed all of its amenities. The owner was very thoughtful with providing sunscreen, bug spray, and towels in case you needed them. The condo was family friendly, we brought our 3 year old and she had a blast in the lake. The deck has stairs down to the lake and the lake was sandy with no rocks. The lake water was warm and we used the kayak on a daily basis. We didn't have any issues during our stay but the owner was very responsive and checked in on us over the week. This was our first time staying in Orleans and recommend the area. It's very centrally located. show more show less

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    Date of Stay: July 2023
    Date Submitted: July 2023
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    I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be back. You were our very first guests.

    Member since Jun 2023
    About

    About Andrew

    Member since:
    7/18/2018
    Reviews:
    10 reviews
    Response Time:
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    Response Rate:
    100%
    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. The result is WNAV's property #31120, a 4-bedroom gem on Mill Pond with views west and over Nauset Harbor. I feel privileged to have many enthusiastic repeat visitors.

    In late 2022 my wife and I bought a 2-bedroom hideaway on Orleans's beloved Crystal Lake - WNAV's property #36890. After an extensive makeover, we are now proud to share it with vacationers. It has all-new furniture, many updated amenities, a new roof, tankless water heater, updated outdoor shower, and an elegant new pathway. The small sandy beach, new waterfront deck (next to the vintage boathouse), four watercraft, and swim dock make the place magical.

    I manage rentals in California so handle both properties' bookings, finances, and upkeep with a local builder/contractor and his son serving as my eyes, ears, and hands.

    Although we'd love to keep summering in Orleans, we also like to share (smile). My goal is to find appreciative, responsible vacationers and off-season renters who'll bond with these sanctuaries and return regularly.

    What is special about this property?
    12 Mill Race - 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 it could also be because this house has infinitely better and broader views than Grandview homes five times its size up the hill.

    Watching the sunset from the west deck (or almost anywhere else in the house) has always been a hush-inducing experience. And being so close to Mill Pond affords other special privileges, like watching seals play and stir up the water as they corral fish.

    7 Pond Road #1 - Crystal Lake, Orleans' second-largest freshwater pond, is not only gorgeous but tranquil, and accessing it without traffic or parking worries (as often occurs at the south end's entrance) only improves the experience. The house and patio's southern aspect, large lawn, sandy beach, brand new deck, four watercraft, and outdoor shower's infinite supply of hot water) will further enhance your stay.

    The house sleeps 6 (two queen beds upstairs and a queen-sized sleeper sofa downstairs) and is comfortable, functional, and well-organized. Its central location (~1 mile to Hwy 6 and 6A, and ~100 yards to Hwy 28) gives quick access to our favorite places, like Mahoney's Atlantic Bar & Grill, the Hot Chocolate Sparrow and, for groceries, Friends' Market.

    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 (the Orleans Firebirds) 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 25-mile Cape Code 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 outdoorsy, 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. Finally, before digging for shellfish, check w

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