Nature Lover's Paradise-Indoor Pool

Cozy entry to rambling saltbox home
Cozy entry to rambling saltbox homeIndoor Heated Swimming Pool

From $157 / night

Orleans, MA 34736
Nature Lover's Paradise-Indoor Pool
4 bedrooms
10 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per week: $1,100 - $3,200
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Orleans vacation home rental
Do you enjoy being surrounded by tall trees, expansive fields, flower gardens, huge boulders, and stone walls? Do you like to take walks down quiet wooded paths, birdwatch by day, and stargaze by night? If you are seeking serenity and seclusion yet convenience to beautiful bay beaches like Skaket Beach and parks like Nickerson State Park, then come stay at our tranquil Cape Cod Paradise!

A long, winding dirt drive less than a mile from the center of Orleans, leads you to our rambling wooden saltbox, hand built with love and care by the Boas family and lived in by that family for over 15 years. You enter the house via a stone pathway. Knotty pine walls and floors, huge skylights, wooden beams, cathedral ceilings and friendly feelings await you within.

Our 3,000 sq. ft. home is situated on 5 acres that borders Skaket Marsh. It is built on a hillside with a walk-out lower level housing our resident caretaker and the indoor heated 12'x32' swimming pool. The main level and second story contain 4 bedrooms (3 up, 1 down with a double bed), 2.5 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, a dining area, large eat-in kitchen, 10'x24' sun room with a glass cathedral ceiling, a screened porch, raised deck overlooking the backyard, and two stairways up (one spiral and one straight) and both an indoor and outdoor stairway to the lower level. There is a futon couch that folds out to a bed in one of the downstairs living rooms. There is also a beautiful fieldstone fireplace and plenty of aged wood available for those cool mornings or cozy evenings. Upstairs is the master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, views of the marsh and a large eye-to-the-night through the 3'x6' skylight over the queen sized bed. Two other bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each, two full baths and a laundry area are also upstairs.

Bike enthusiasts will appreciate the convenient access to the Cape Cod Rail trail which abuts this property via a path through the woods. Once on the trail you can ride for miles and miles without worry about cars. Nickerson State Park is just a short distance away with all its beautiful lakes, hiking trails and activities. Skaket Beach is under a mile by road, an easy walk, drive or bike trip. Nauset Beach, the ocean beach, is 3 miles to the east. Shopping and restaurants in Orleans Center are less than a mile from the house.

Swimming enthusiasts will appreciate the heated indoor pool which provides year-round daytime/nighttime exercise and fun no matter what the weather is like outside. The pool is 6' deep all over. Young children are recommended to wear life vests when in the pool or pool room. Adults and older children can enjoy swimming laps, splashing, floating and relaxing in this unique environment. Two showerheads provide poolside rinsing, and sliding glass doors open the pool room up to the grassy back yard for sunbathing or play.


Our home can be rented year-round for the week or weekends by individuals, families or groups of friends. It is a wonderful setting for children of all ages. Rent is $1900/ week beginning June 4 until June 24, 2005. Rent for June 25 to July 29 and August 27 to Sept. 2 is $3000/week. Rent for July 30 to August 26 is $3200/week. Off-season rent is $1100/week. Long weekends in the spring, fall and winter begin at $650 for a 3 day/2 night stay. Slightly higher rates apply to certain holiday weekends. Payment of one-half the rental amount is requested upon reservation with the balance due 30 days before the date of your stay.


Once you have reserved your week(s) by calling Sherry or Ralph Boas, you will need to collect those things needed for your get-away. We would recommend the following items:

For the House: Towels (we provide linens but not towels), extra blankets (if desired), laundry products, groceries.

For the Pool: Life jackets, floats, masks.

For Fun: Bike helmets (the house comes with two adult bikes), binoculars, VCR tapes (we provide a TV with basic cable, VCR and DVD player), games, puzzles, favorite books (there are many, many books in the house for your perusal).


Relaxation, peacefulness and convenience await when you step through the door. Our home is furnished comfortably but not fancily. It has more of a lived-in feeling than a penthouse ambience. The kitchen appliances include a microwave, dishwasher, gas stove, oven, large refrigerator, and assorted small appliances. We have window air conditioners for three of the four bedrooms for those occasionally hot summer days. There is a washer and dryer (we provide sheets and blankets), 1 bathtub, 3 showers, TV with basic cable, VCR, DVD, barbecue grill, phone, CD/cassette player, and several clock radios. We offer a ping-pong table in the sun room, a piano to play, books to read, acres to explore, wildlife to watch, beautiful sunsets and gorgeous night skies to gaze upon from the warmth and comfort of our skylit rooms. If the experience of others holds true for you, then you will not want to leave. We hope that is how you feel too! We look forward to having you enjoy our home.

For more information or to make a reservation please contact:

Sherry and Ralph Boas - 19546 Bamboo Bend, Groveland, FL 34736

ralph boas

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Sep 03 2016 Jun 02 2017 - - $1,100 - 1 Week
Oct 09 2016 Jun 03 2017 - - $1,100 - 1 Week
Jun 04 2017 Jun 24 2017 - - $1,900 - 1 Week
Jun 25 2017 Jul 29 2017 - - $3,000 - 1 Week
Jul 30 2017 Aug 26 2017 - - $3,200 - 1 Week
Aug 27 2017 Sep 02 2017 - - $3,000 - 1 Week
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: One-half the rental amount to hold reservation, remainder due one month before rental date.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check, Money Order
Other Fees: Pet fee: $10/day/pet
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