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The Cape House

The Capacious Compound

This luxurious Orleans property is perfect for a multi-family vacation, with a range of spaces for the group to gather both indoors and out.

By Brenna Collins · Photography courtesy of Pretty Picky Properties

A Cape Cod vacation attracts New Englanders and globetrotters alike. For those who visited these shores as a child, the Cape continues to emblematize carefree memories where time seemed to stand still. For newcomers, the Cape’s culture paints pictures of idyllic days in the sand, local seafood delights, and a chance for blissful relaxation. Regardless, choosing a town for your stay all depends on your wish list. Preferences like the waves of the National Seashore versus the quiet of the bayside, or the bustle of a downtown versus an off-the-grid oasis, all impact a rental choice. When it comes to the home itself, today’s premier properties offer growing lists of amenities. Pretty Picky Properties, Cape Cod’s only select vacation rentals specialist, has a plethora of fabulous homes to choose from scattered across the Cape. One in particular, nestled just a mile from the famed Nauset Beach, emits an impressive aura of a resort-style, private family getaway. The home is just a short walk away from the village of  East Orleans, where several restaurants, a gourmet market, and ice cream parlor await, as well as a marina for boat rentals and tours. Orleans offers an eclectic mix of culture, with its shops, galleries, restaurants, and both bayside and Atlantic beaches. This luxurious home is the perfect backdrop for a carefree vacation, with so much to offer that you may never want to leave its grounds.

Arriving on its perfectly groomed, stunning property, excitement about all your vacation may hold will immediately kick in. Stepping through the front door, a spacious, open-concept floor plan has multiple distinct gathering areas while seamlessly flowing as one large space. A white and neutral palette predominates in the home, establishing a bright and calm coastal vibe. The range of windows provide ample natural light, letting in sunshine and enhancing the simple, clean color palette. The home has five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and can sleep upward of twelve guests.

As the heart of the home, the fully outfitted chef’s kitchen is key, allowing your whole party to gather. The large island, topped with a gorgeous white granite, adds plenty of extra storage as well as a space to enjoy light bites. The top-notch stainless steel appliances are perfect for dining at home amidst your vacation. Adding a modern touch, a gray tile backsplash accents the walls of the stove and sink. Blending in with the surrounding clean, white tones, the refrigerator is covered with the kitchen’s corresponding white cabinetry. With its space and amenities, this kitchen is equipped for a five-star meal. 

A few steps away, the living room is effortlessly adorned with comfortable couches, chairs and a patterned rug to create a distinctive space. A shift in ceiling height further distinguishes the room, with higher vaulted ceilings dramatically enlarging the area. Complete with a fireplace and mounted television, the living area is waiting for game and movie nights.

Over in the dining room, the transition back to a lower ceiling helps to create a more formal, yet cozy environment. A seating area and wet bar adds charm, maximizing space and perfect for a quiet cocktail. Next to the dining table, a long stone fireplace creates a charming statement.

Complete with two first floor master bedrooms, the home is fully functional for a multi-family getaway. The first master bedroom has a more nautical feel, with an accent wall, bedspread, area rug, and décor pieces in navy blues. This spacious room is a private getaway in itself, with a full bath, fireplace, cozy seating area, and doors leading to the deck outside. The second master is keeping with the home’s predominant white, coastal theme while combining natural and modern accents. With a fireplace and mounted television, a full luxury bathroom, and private balcony, this is an equally luxurious option.

Upstairs, the three additional large bedrooms are tasteful and spacious. The third bedroom incorporates a light blue, beach theme, mixing colors illustrative of the sand and sea. This large space is equipped with a queen and twin bed, a convertible full sofa, and a private bath. Down the hall, the fourth bedroom is similarly set with a queen and twin bed, convertible full sofa and full bath, and beautifully combines whites and blues.

An exciting hideaway like no other, the bunk room can house the remaining guests. Two bunk beds offer a twin on top and a full bed below. Additionally, three twin beds line the vaulted wall for even more sleeping space. Attached to the bunk room is a cozy game area with a jumble of bean bags, as well as a full bath.

While the home’s interior may be exquisite, the true entertainment lies outdoors. A backyard oasis awaits just beyond the porch, with a pool and cabana. The 18×40 heated, salt water pool is the star of the show, flanked by a hot tub, outdoor dining table, and outdoor grill and kitchen area to cook up some summertime cuisine. To prolong your summer nights, the fire pit with surrounding seating is a peaceful amenity to connect and unwind.

Inside the cabana, the home’s aesthetic extends into this bright and cozy escape. A seating area, big screen TV, gas fireplace, and full bar create an indoor haven amidst the outdoor fun. For extra relaxation, the sauna sits just beyond the main area. Other amenities include a basketball court, yoga studio, and yard play area.

Pretty Picky Properties highly recommends this luxury family compound, noting, “larger guest groups cherish the property for its high-end features, furnishings and finish throughout.” Pretty Picky Properties manages more than 150 private homes for summer vacation rentals, ranging from Barnstable to Eastham. In 2003, Jim and Karen Decker founded Pretty Picky Properties due to an untapped need in the market. As rental property owners in Brewster with years of management and business experience, the Deckers knew the kind of service the local rental home industry needed, yet was lacking in their opinion. Today, discerning vacationers visit prettypicky.com for the Cape’s leading portfolio of premier summer rentals, each distinguished for its extraordinary location, quality accommodations, or both. In keeping with the same values that initially inspired the company, Pretty Picky’s high-touch service includes trained detailers who execute an exclusive “Property Prep Punch List” on site as the property prepares for turnover day, as well as personally greeting arriving guests. Additionally, the partnership of Pretty Picky and Monomoy Real Estate and Construction provides a single, dependable source for real estate market intelligence and leading edge builder know-how—as well as unparalleled select vacation rental expertise. Pretty Picky has offices in Brewster, Chatham, and Orleans, offering their services to a wide range of Cape Codders.

A home like this Orleans compound makes clear the possibilities and quality choices available when searching for the perfect rental. Whether it be the grandiose pool area or the expansive chef’s kitchen, this home has a space fit for every guest. With an option this luxurious, your vacation could simply consist of quality time with loved ones in the private, resort-style beauty of the property itself. 

This property can be found at prettypicky.com or by contacting Blake Decker at blake@prettypicky.com

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