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Classic Cape with access to Crystal Lake

Bed Types: 1 Queen Beds, 4 Single/Twin Beds

*Cancellation policy at end of property description.*
Enjoy your stay in this classic Cape set back from the road that parallels Crystal Lake. The home offers an open concept design for the kitchen. living room and dining area. The screened in porch is the heart of the home and the perfect spot to gather! The first floor also includes the main bedroom with a queen bed and a full bathroom with a tub/shower combo. The second floor features the 2nd bedroom with a set of twin beds and a trundle bed, and another full bathroom with a tub/shower combo. 3 window ac units help to keep the home comfortable on the warm summer days! Located equal distance to Skaket Beach and Nauset beach in Orleans. Close to all that Orleans has to offer, shopping, Dining, and within close proximity to a public boat launch and yes there is enough parking space for your boat.
Non-refundable $295 administrative fee plus applicable state and local taxes. A linen package for 6 is available at an additional cost of $207.00.
Cancellation Policy:
If the Commonwealth of Massachusetts bans short-term rentals, you would receive a full refund. Otherwise, our standard cancellation policy is in effect:
In the event of cancellation for any reason, please contact us immediately followed by in writing. Written notice of cancellation must be accompanied by payment of a $295 cancellation fee to Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, which may be charged to a credit card.  Upon Notice of Cancellation, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty will endeavor to find a substitute tenant.  In the event a substitute tenant is found, monies paid in advance will be refunded, less a 20% service fee of the total rental amount due.  You herein acknowledge that you will only be entitled to a rebate only if you give written notice, pay the cancellation fee and the property is re-rented for the same terms and conditions of the original Agreement. For your protection, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty recommends the purchase of Optional Travel Insurance provided by CSA. In  the event the property does not rent for the same terms, all Guest payments for the entire agreement amount are due and forfeited to the owner.

2 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Cable TV
Coffee Maker
outdoor shower
twin/ single
Gas Grill
Screened Porch
Tenant Brings Linens
Toaster Oven
Sleeps: 6
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Overall Rating:

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Much to Like About This Rental
Review Date: 09/15/2021
1 4 5
We really enjoyed the house, especially the screened in porch and the outdoor shower. In fact, we never even showered indoors the whole time because the weather was so nice and the back yard is totally private (another great feature).

The location is wonderful. There are two small lakes nearby, Crystal Lake (3 minutes) and Pilgrim Lake (5 minutes). The swimming at each was idyllic. Very soft sand and clear water.

There is plenty of room in the house and the beds were comfortable. The Wi-Fi and TV worked fine and the TV actually works the way you think it would.

There were a couple of issues to note. A previous review expressed concern about the sheets which led us to believe that linens and towels were included which they are not. They are available for a separate (very high) rental fee. Fortunately, we had brought sheets because of that review but we had to go buy some towels. Also, there were no bars of soap provided and not even rolls of toilet paper beyond what was already on the toilet paper holder. We'd not seen that before.

Also, although the few times we spoke to someone at the realty that manages the property, they were very nice and helpful, there were a couple times nobody answered and we had to leave a message and neither message was returned. That could have proved problematic on the Sunday when we were debating whether to go down to the house after the rain stopped and wanted to make sure the key was available, but we ultimately decided to wait until Monday anyway. Also, and this pertains to most Cape properties, they make you provide a six hour window for check-in (4 PM) and checkout (10 AM) which seems like overkill. Our exit instructions included washing and putting away all of the dishes, wiping down all counters, leaving the beds in the condition they were when we arrived, and even sweeping. And there are no linens or towels to wash. Why do they need six hours?

Those issues aside, we would gladly rent
Comfortable house
Review Date: 10/17/2020
1 4 5
This is a very comfortable home. Well equipped and in good condition. On a big, attractive lot with tons of property and privacy. It is quite close to a nice pond and convenient to town and the beach, although not really well set up for a walking-oriented vacation. Very nice screened porch, effective air conditioning. The house is in my view a bit dark and it’s not so easy to get all the windows open.
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