Orleans was first settled in 1693 by Pilgrims from the Plymouth Colony who were not happy with what the soil conditions that they found in Plymouth. The town was incorporated in 1797 and named for the Duke of Orleans in remembrance of Frances’ support for the colonies during the American Revolution. Fishing, whaling and salt works were early industries with tourism taking hold in the mid-19th century. In late 19th century the transatlantic cable was brought to Orleans and helped facilitate communication between Europe and America.
During President Kennedy’s administration in the early 1960s the National Seashore was created that and spans 43,607 acres on the outer cape. It includes nearly 40 miles of Atlantic-facing seashore in the towns of Orleans, Chatham, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown. Additionally the National Seashore features ponds and woods. It is a national treasure offering recreation and enjoyment for all.
Orleans offers saltwater beaches including Nauset, Skaket, and South Beach as well as Fresh water beaches of Pilgrim Lake, Crystal Lake, and Bakers Pond.
Villages of Orleans include East Orleans, South Orleans, and Rock Harbor.
Sweet & Sunny Condo-steps from Town Cove. Walk to village center, bike to Nauset or simply enjoy your own path to the harbor. This townhouse is one of only 5 units at the Yacht Club Mews. It has been nicely updated and has a strong rental history. Just drop your bags at the door and delight in the beautiful water views!
East Orleans. This classic half-cape enjoys a superb East Orleans address in a sought-after association and offers nearly everything on the ''must-have'' list. The deeded association dock is one of the best in town and provides easy deepwater boating access to Town Cove, Nauset Inlet and The Atlantic. Do you value your privacy? The beautifully landscaped and level acre lot affords tremendous privacy and outdoor enjoyment including room for a sizable pool or significant home expansion. Surrounded by million dollar plus neighbors and lovingly maintained by its original owners 7 Pride's Path awaits the creative input of its new family. Enjoy it as constituted or renovate to your heart's content, it is impossible to over improve in this location.1st floor living option and natural gas, too!
Orleans Premier 62+ condo community. Luxurious from the many amenities offered to Chef on staff to 24 hour concierge service. Gorgeous, sun drenched walkout level 2-bdrm condo equipped with emergency response, wheelchair access, 1-car covered parking, fireplace, new plush carpet and fresh paint. All utilities, water, insurance, generator, (the list goes on), are covered in the monthly fee. Workout room, library, solarium, living and dining rooms are just a few of the lovely common area extras offered for your personal use. One of only a few units with private entrance in this centrally located upscale community offering you a wonderful alternative in retirement.
A treasure of a property in the coveted Snow Shore neighborhood of East Orleans just up the street from a saltwater landing on Nauset Harbor. Four bedroom, two bath main house with newer kitchen and baths. The detached two-car garage has a half bath and a fantastic finished room above for kids and grandkids to escape to. Gorgeous lot with room for a pool. Adding a roof deck would capture saltwater views. A lovely setting with a premiere East Orleans address.
Walk to Mill Pond from this quintessential Cape Cod beach cottage reminiscent of days gone by. Located in sought out neighborhood with views of Nauset Beach and close proximity to clamming, fishing and swimming. Newly renovated in 2015, the improvements include addition of second floor master suite, windows, roof, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, flooring, three bedroom alternative septic system and more. Solid rental history. Home being sold furnished minus some personal exclusions.
Set at a beloved bend in The River, 15 Packet Landing occupies one of East Orleans most idyllic coastal settings. The impeccable waterfront property includes a private licensed pier, 200 feet of water frontage, sublime views, and a walk-to-East-Orleans Village location.Sequestered at the end of a long tree-lined drive, abutted by conservation land and vegetated screening, the home offers exceptional privacy, serene views of the nautical parade, and deep-water boating access to the Outer Beach, Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic. While the home is set on a nice rise above the flood zone, The River's presence is striking and immediate.Beautifully renovated and maintained, the Cape-style home includes 4 bedrooms, bonus sleeping area, 3.5 baths and more than 3,000 square feet of living space on two floors. The first floor hosts a designer kitchen with granite counters, topline cabinets and Subzero and Bosch appliances. An adjoining open living/dining area with fireplace and built-ins opens onto an awning-shaded deck, licensed dock, and winding river below. To the west, a formal dining area, living room and four-season sunroom offer picture postcard river views. To the east, a first-floor master bedroom suite includes a spacious bedroom with beautiful views, private deck access, and full updated bath.
The second level hosts two generous bedrooms, bonus sleeping/living area, and full bath. A fourth bedroom and full bath, with independent access, are set above the oversize two-car garage.
Extensive and topline home renovations and improvements include: whole house generator, premium red cedar-shingled roof, premium windows and sliders, Buderus heating system, Trane central air conditioning, full alarm system, multi-zone irrigation, and mahogany decking. Outdoor spaces are beautifully landscaped with a profusion of hydrangeas and a side lawn for summer games and gardens. Well built, comfortably appointed and impeccably maintained, 15 Packet Landing will provide years of waterside enjoyment for its next owners. (Note: home is occupied. Please no drives-by.)
Cape Cod Cosmopolitan! A sandy lane winds through woods and fields to this remarkable waterfront estate on magnificent Little Pleasant Bay. With 4 acres of rolling woodland, boathouse/cabana and 170'-long private sandy beach frontage on Cape Cod's largest estuary, the property combines urban sophistication with Cape Cod character.A circular seashell drive curves before the gray-shingled center-entrance Colonial. A two-story foyer announces the cathedraled great room beyond whose vivid views and chic surroundings form the home's centerpiece. Flanking the great room is a sleek, state-of-the art kitchen accented with natural brass hardware, custom cabinetry, and cool quartz countertops. An adjoining dining area with wood-burning hearth affords beautiful bay views, and opens to an enclosed porch and wrap-around deck. Gray-and-white-washed oak plank floors unite the rooms with contemporary flair. A private first floor master suite occupies the opposite wing, with generous bedroom, sharp bath, private deck and beautiful views.
The second level hosts three ensuite bedrooms, a loft for reading or media, and private deck with excellent bay views. The finished walkout lower level provides extensive bonus space for recreation, exercise, guest quarters, and other uses. A three-car garage, angled off the main house, is the understory for a private guest suite hosting two-bedrooms, full bath, kitchenette, dining area, living area, and spacious deck overlooking the bay.
The natural, 4-acre setting offers myriad sites for an inground pool, coastal walks, play areas. The beachside cabana, with water and power, enhances beachside recreation and entertaining.
With up-to-the-minute style, exceptional privacy, beautiful bay front location, and excellent rental history, 40 Tom's Hollow perfectly blends cosmopolitan, contemporary and coastal living.
Stunning home recently renovated with the finest craftsmanship, including custom built-ins, wainscoting, reconstructed kitchen with vaulted ceiling and mudroom/pantry and awaits buyer's choice of cabinets, counter tops and appliances. Newly added additional large sunlit master bedroom suite with spa bath overlooking beautiful gardens. Living room has custom built-ins, fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors and sliders out to new mahogany deck. This home has deeded access to one of South Orleans best private beaches. There is also an association dock and an assured mooring om Pleasant Bay. For the discriminating buyer wanting the very best craftsmanship in one of Orleans most prestigious locations.
Meticulously kept expanded Cape located in the desirable Brick Hill Road area of East Orleans. Its many recent upgrades include a beautiful, newly renovated ensuite Master Bath, half bath with laundry, newly refinished hardwood floors and expansive new deck. Another highlight is its spacious family room with exposed beams, cathedral ceiling, skylights, built-ins & wood stove. With its fresh paint throughout, brand new foundation, new carpet on the entire second floor and offering the option the ease of one floor living, this could be the one you've been waiting for.
Spacious, turn-key, 4 BEDROOM, 2.5 bath home in desirable Briar Spring Hills neighborhood. This East Orleans retreat has been meticulously maintained inside and out. Features include a first floor master suite w/ walk-in closet and beautifully renovated bath. Living Room w/ French doors, fireplace and custom built-ins. Open dining has a second fireplace, beamed ceiling and leads to the fabulous sunroom & large deck w/ outside shower. Renovated kitchen w/ granite countertops, SS appliances & center island. Second floor offers laundry room, full bath, 2 more bedrooms & spacious family room/bedroom over the 2-car garage. Crown Moulding, wainscoting & hardwood floors throughout. 3 minute drive to renowned Nauset Beach and .3 miles to footpath access to Pleasant Bay Estuary and Pochet Bay. Great rental history!
Don't miss this centrally located Orleans condominium...nearby restaurants, shopping and less than a mile to Skaket Beach. All the windows and the slider were replaced within the last 6 months with high efficiency units. The living space is quite spacious with 1200 square feet of living space. The living room has a fireplace for that extra measure of comfort. Gas is available in the complex and hopefully our moratorium will soon be a thing of the past.There is a full basement for added storage. New rules and regulations permit dogs.
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