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Rock Harbor Retreat ***Special Rate for Labor Day Week ***

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (2 queen beds, 2 twins), 1 and 1/2 baths

Architectually designed and built in 1989, this relaxed well-appointed vacation home has many details --

Quiet - Private - Sunny - Immaculate - Relaxing - Bright

- Open floor plan - Kitchen flows into Dining Room which flows into the Living Room -

10 foot high beamed ceilings downstairs - Cathedral ceilings upstairs - -

French doors from the living room open to a shaded screened porch - -

Additional French doors from the master BR lead to a wrap around deck at tree top level with patio furniture --

Great 7 foot tiled shower!!

Very comfortably furnished with many extras - Nicely equipped kitchen --

TV - Cable - Wireless Internet connection - Blue Ray DVD Player - Stereo - Microwave - Coffee Maker - Toaster - Fans - W/D - Gas Grill - Porch and outdoor furniture --

Wonderful flower gardens to enjoy!

Close to everything!!: Walking distance to casual and fine restaurants, coffee houses, galleries, shops, the Cape Cod Bike Trail (.2 miles), and Rock Harbor (.7 miles). Short drive to Skaket Beach (1 mile to the bayside) and Nauset Beach (3 miles to the National Seashore - to the ocean side). The Cape Cod National Seashore was voted one of the most beautiful beaches in America.

Many things to do!!: The National Seashore Center in Eastham offers many programs for families, as does the Audubon Center in Wellfleet. Several Playhouses offer summer theater which changes on a weekly basis, such as the Academy Playhouse in Orleans, the Dennis Playhouse, the Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theatre (WHAT). There is a Farmer's Market on Saturday morning in Orleans (a short walk from the house), and frequent Art Shows. There is also a weekly band concert at the Nauset Beach Gazebo and for the kids there is mini- golf located nearby. For sports fans, the Orleans FireBirds, a Summer Cape League Baseball Team, plays regular games about one mile away on Route 28. Rock Harbor offers deep sea fishing adventures and there is surf fishing at Nauset Beach. Whale watching is a popular activity in Provincetown. And, finally, the Cape is a bird watcher's paradise!

Please be aware that weather/storm refunds are not offered. Please arrange for vacation insurance for storm protection, if desired.

More Details

Property Manager
Nicki Fitzgerald
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you! We had a great time and loved your home. The mix between modern and classic Cape is amazing!
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Orleans in Barnstable County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please send a copy of your ID with your rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • Tiled 7 foot long shower upstairs!!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • One queen bedroom on the first floor. One queen bedroom and two single beds on the second floor. Vacationers - please bring your own linens (sheets and towels)
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is one bedroom on the first floor with a 1/2 bath. All floors are tile and hard wood. We have premium cable TV channels with the Sports Network (NESN) and wireless internet. New Blue Ray DVD player. New gas Jotul stove for fall rentals.


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Rock Harbor Retreat ***Special Rate for Labor Day Week ***
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect LOCATION!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family of five. We walked everywhere!!!! Skaket Beach during the day and Rock Harbor sunsets at night!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robyn, Thanks for your review!! We are delighted that you and your family had such a great vacation!!
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Beautiful home and perfect Cape Cod location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed June 23 to 26th with our daughter and her boyfriend (from WY) and our son and his girlfriend (from Boston.) We had spent many fun vacations in Orleans with friends when our children were young and this was a great way for our family to celebrate a graduation and meet our daughter's friend. Our son was the first to arrive and he called to say how beautiful the home was. There was plenty of room and the home was bright and had everything we needed. We loved the gas fireplace/stove in open living area. A quick walk to town made it easy to rent and return bikes and the trail was very close.

Our last night we made dinner complete with Wellfleet oysters that we bought by the Wellfleet dock and lobsters form Orleans Seafood Market. The market cooked the lobsters for us(I would recommend this-you are on vacation,) but there is a lobster pot if you want to do it yourself.

We had the best time, hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts

Beautiful, Clean, and Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Nicki's place for our Cape getaway. The place stands off the road behind another house and is surrounded by a lovely garden, resulting in a quiet, beautiful environment. The place was clean, well-equipped. We especially enjoyed the gas-burning fireplace and beautiful deck. The location was great, within walking distance of various shops and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Josh, We are happy you and your family had a great get-away at our Rock Harbor Retreat! We hope you'll visit us again! Best wishes, Nicki
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Silver Spring, Maryland

Wonderful home and location!!

  • 5 of 5

This home truly made us feel at home as soon as we opened the door! The decor and design details are exceptional! The yard and garden were added attractions to this property. The home is more than fully equipped for an enjoyable stay. The location close to town while providing peace and privacy was a special combination. Being walking distance to Orleans town center was a definite plus. The peaceful screened porch was a retreat within a retreat. I would certainly recommend this property for a stay on the Cape!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoy being at the Orleans retreat. The retreat itself is a very relaxing and comfortable site. It is well-furnished and surrounded by trees and beautiful flower beds. We also love the location with easy access to both the bay side and outer ocean National Seashore beaches, and the Cape Cod Rail Trail is right nearby. Some great restaurants (ABBA, Brewster Fish House, Captain Cass's, Cottage Street Bakery, and others) are also in the area. It's so easy to have a good time here.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great get-away at our Rock Harbor Retreat and that you also enjoyed all there is to do in the area. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!!
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Lovely spot in Orleans

  • 5 of 5

If you don't look closely, you'll miss this pleasant house which is tucked back from the road behind another house. This means that you get plenty of privacy. The home is surrounded by trees in the rear and the front provides a pretty garden in which to sit or snooze. We loved the 2nd floor deck which makes you feel like you're in a tree house!

The house is well equipped - everything you need for your stay. Also - and this is important - it is immaculate! Truly, a spotless house. Beds are comfortable. Everything works. A great place to stay! Oh - we liked that we were so close to the Cape Cod Bike Trail, shops and restaurants, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and great feedback. Can't wait to see you next year!!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Boston & Hyannis
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Walking distance
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended

The house has a private, secluded setting and is tucked back from the road. It is walking distance to the village center with many casual and fine restaurants, shops and coffee houses. It is a mere .2 miles from the Cape Cod Bike Trail and walking distance to Rock Harbor (.7 miles). Skaket Beach (bay) is 1 mile, and Nauset Beach (National Seashore=ocean) is 3 miles away. Located on the outer Cape, Orleans is convenient to places as you enter the Cape and to towns leading out to Provincetown.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Orleans, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early Fall 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £235.32
Cleaning £105.89

$300. Refundable Security Deposit. HomeAway refunds deposit if no damages after 14 days.
Please note: If linens are requested, there will be an additional $200 charge. Otherwise, renters, please bring linens from Home. Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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