The Family House B&B

15 Pine Ridge Lane , Orleans, 02653 USA (Show map)
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Once referred to as the "Biggest Little House in Orleans", this rambling Cape Cod homestead is filled with the memories of the six grown children of Frank and Marge. Set in a quiet and cozy neighborhood, The Family House offers a delightful retreat from any schedule. Sit and listen to the birds and other wildlife as you relax in comfortable shade and sip iced tea. Or enjoy a peaceful stroll along the backroads of Orleans.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Great B&B

5 on July 01, 2015

We highly recommend the Family House B&B. The setting is quiet and scenic with a deck overlooking a grassy backyard with trees and birds. We were upgraded to the suite for free when no one else reserved it. It is great for a small family or a couple who would like to stretch out. It has a full kitchen. The hosts were especially helpful when they let us stay late after running into car trouble. We will be back!

beautiful place to get away

5 on February 02, 2014

adorable B+B sleep under the stars in a comfortable location near the national seashore with incredibly gracious hosts !!!

The perfect B&B for families!

5 on October 01, 2012

The Family House B&B is truly the perfect place for a family to use as home base on a Cape Cod vacation. We only make it to the Cape for 1 long weekend every year or two (we've stayed there 4 or 5 times), but now our first choice is to stay at the Family House. It is basically a home in a residential part of Orleans where the family has configured the place such that two of the rooms have separate entrances (we stay in the suite that can accommodate all four of us – not so sure what the other room is like). If you are looking at taking a vacation on the Cape and care that it be clean, nice, convenient and not too expensive, then this B&B is perfect! The décor of the place reminds me of my Mom’s house, a bit reminiscent of the 80's, but very well kept and organized. The pictures on the website are pretty accurate, but they don’t communicate that it’s immaculate. Given that most of the clientele is spending much of their day on the beach collecting sand, it’s impressive to me that I have never arrived to find the suite anything but immaculate. The host leaves a bunch of different options for breakfast, there is a coffee maker with coffee, cream and sugar, eggs and bacon in the fridge along with some homemade bread or muffins of some sort and some fresh fruit or fruit salad, plus some healthy and junk cereals for anyone who doesn’t want a big breakfast, plus some really yummy granola. So regardless of your proclivities towards breakfast, you would be hard pressed to not find enough selection. You do end up making your own, but you have a full kitchen and it gives you the option of having it whenever and however you choose. This is a full suite, so there is a kitchen and living room area, a bedroom with a queen bed and then behind that a bedroom with twin beds. If you are a family of four like us, this configuration is perfect. Long and short we highly recommend the place and feel like you couldn’t find a better value on the Cape for a family vacation.

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4.6 on May 06, 2012

Helpful & cordial innkeepers! We had a wonderful deck off of our room overlooking a beautifully landscaped backyard. Delicious baked muffins & breads! They have a larger "family sized" room/apartment & we will come back to share with friends.

Quiet & Relaxing

4.6 on April 25, 2012

If you're interested in a place to stay off the beaten path then this is the place for you. The hospitality shown by the innkeepers was exceptional. The accomations are clean, the rates are reasonable. And the location of the B & B is within 3 miles to the beach. My wife and I enjoyed our recent stay at The Family House and we definetely plan on returning.

Perfect for a writer's retreat

4.6 on March 07, 2012

The Family House was exactly what I was looking for: a quiet place to read and write and enjoy a lovely backyard full of birds. The owners are very kind and helpful, and really valued my privacy. This was also a great value because I could eat all my meals in, instead of having to find a restaurant every time. Highly recommended!

Cape Cod home away from home

4.6 on October 29, 2011

The Family House B&B was a perfect fit for the 4 adults in our party for the one night that we spent in Cape Cod on our New England Fall road trip. It had 2 bedrooms (with glow in the dark stars on the ceilings & walls), comfortable sitting area with large tv and a DVD collection to choose from, dining table, & kitchen. Plus a bathroom to share. It was a home away from home. Marge was very welcoming. I would recommend this B&B if you are in the area.

Wonderful Retreat

4.4 on October 06, 2011

We would highly recommend this little gem of a place on Cape Cod. It was perfect for my husband and myself for our four night stay. We loved the concept of staying in a B & B but still being able to suit ourselves as to when we ate. This was due to the really delicious breakfasts being spirited into our fridge by Marge, ready for us to enjoy the following morning. There was so much variety and all delicious and fresh and so plentiful! Couldn't sign off without mentioning that bed! (We stayed in the Cosy). We told Marge that we hadn't slept so well in a very long time. It was blissful. Don't hesitate to book if you are looking for comfort, delicious food and a really lovely location on the Cape.

A wonderful place to stay!

5 on September 06, 2011

In August We stayed at the Family House B & B with our daughter and husband and it was wonderful! It was like having our own little apartment on the Cape with three spacious bedrooms and kitchen and living room and two baths. Marge- the owner couldn't have been more accommodating- yummy breakfasts foods were provided each morning in our refrigerators. We were even able to us ethe big back yard to play boccee ball which we had with us. I would highly recommend this place to all my family and friends! It was super clean, beds really comfortable (better than home), great locatiaon on the Caape- near beaches, great shoppingin Orleans. It couldn't have been nicer. We are definitely coming back to this great find!!!!

We love this place!!

4.4 on July 20, 2011

We stayed with Marge and Frank last year for our anniversary and are thinking of repeating the trip again this year. They were great hosts and very friendly. The rooms are an extension of their house and both have their own bathroom. Breakfast was put in our fridge at night for us to prepare in the morning, so we could have it whenever we pleased. Great location and value!

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Rooms & Rates

The Cozy

The Cozy has a private entrance, deck, kitchen, air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$75 - $145

The Suite

Large accommodations for up to five people. Private entrance, full kitchen & livingroom, air conditioning. Crib and cot available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

$95 - $175

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Area Attractions

Beach, Whale Watching , Lighthouses

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, Fax Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing

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  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay and July Fourth weekend - 3 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit on your credit card will secure your reservation.



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