181A NORTH SHORE BOULEVARD / EAST SANDWICH
SQUARE FOOTAGE > 800
CONDO FEE > $550 per year
BEDROOMS > 2 BATHS > 1 full
LAST SOLD FOR > $430,000 in 2004
Deborah Gabes, Beach Realty, 508-888-4998, beachrealtycapecod.com
PROS This is one of those charmingly crowded areas where everyone wanted a piece of the beach. This home is three cottages back from the ocean, with access via a boardwalk to the (somewhat rocky) private beach on Cape Cod Bay. The second story is an open kitchen/living room layout, with windows, sliders, and two decks (both with retractable awnings), and offers views of Scorton Creek in front and glimpses of the beach in back. Two bedrooms and the bath are downstairs. CONS The bath is due for remodeling.
22 DUPONT DRIVE / MATTAPOISETT
SQUARE FOOTAGE > 1,512
LOT SIZE > 0.47 acres
BEDROOMS > 3 BATHS > 2 full
LAST SOLD FOR > $550,000 in 2003
Beth Van der Veer, Jack Conway & Co., 508-962-4257, jackconway.com
PROS You don’t have to endure Cape Cod traffic to enjoy the beach. This home in the Leisure Shores area of this South Coast town is a short walk to the private beach and a marina. Sliders from the living room lead to a great wraparound composite deck. A very pretty stained-glass sailboat motif graces the front door. There’s lots of closet space, unusual bedroom doors with frosted glass, air conditioning, and a newer roof. The partly finished basement, accessible from the yard through sliders, is a good place to drop wet and sandy towels. CONS Some of the hardwood floors and the black kitchen counters need attention.
23 CAPTAIN DUNBAR ROAD / BREWSTER
SQUARE FOOTAGE > 1,592
LOT SIZE > 0.08 acres
BEDROOMS > 2 BATHS > 2 full
LAST SOLD FOR > First time on market
Laura Usher, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 508-246-2389, kinlingrover.com/laurausher
PROS The sounds of screen doors slapping shut and waves lapping at the shore are background summertime noise in this cottage a few homes back from a private beach. Built in 1985, it replaced an older structure. Upstairs, the open kitchen and living room have great views, thanks to plentiful glass. White walls and woodwork and black-and-white tile floors in some areas contribute to the airy feel. CONS Due to problems with town approval, a garage under the home cannot be used for parking.