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Dennis cottage community stands on former RV park

Please note these cottages can only be used from April until October.

A Bayview 2 unit is one of several models offered at Heritage Sands, a cottage community in Dennis. The property includes a private beach, a swimming pool, but can only be enjoyed for part of the year. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

Pathways made of crushed seashells ribbon between cottages scattered across eight acres that once hosted hulking recreational vehicles.

Welcome to Heritage Sands, a cottage community on Cape Cod.

“We wanted to capture that neighborhood spirit … to rekindle the community fabric that has defined ‘cottage living’ on Cape Cod for generations,’’ Rob Brennan, co-developer with property owner Mark DeWitt, said about the decision to build 63 cottages instead of seven “trophy homes’’ at the former site of Grindell’s Ocean View Park. “It’s a way of life that is the epitome of a Cape Cod summer.’’


The community includes a 600-foot private beach protected by jetties; a clubhouse with a gym and event space; a pool; and a kayak and Sunfish launch. Forty-two units are sold, and the last phase with direct waterfront homes just hit the market.

Residents of the development, which is slated for completion in spring 2017, are permitted to live there full time from April 1 to Oct. 31, and four days per month the rest of the year. Cottages range from a one-bedroom, one-bath home plus loft for $425,000, to a three-bedroom, two-bath home plus balcony with direct beachfront access for $955,000.

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A Bayview 2 unit in Heritage Sands is for sale

A Dennis cottage on the waterfront

A Bayview 2 model in Heritage Sands, a cottage community in Dennis, offers two bedrooms, one full and one partial bath, and a farmeru2019s porch, and views of Nantucket Sound. The home was built in 2014, offers 1,192 square feet of interior space, and is listed for $695,000. Condo fees range from $400 to $500. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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The first floor has an open floor plan that includes the living room and dining room. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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The living room is cozy and includes a fireplace. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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The living room features large windows that offer views of Nantucket Sound. The home can be bought furnished for $722,000. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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The dining room is on the opposite side of the living room from the fireplace and is surrounded by large windows. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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The kitchen features granite counters and a prep island. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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The larger master bedroom spans the front of the house. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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The other bedroom is at the opposite end of the home and features two closets, including a walk-in. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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Each bedroom offers its own deck, an upgrade to the property reflected in the homeu2019s price. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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Please note, none of the properties are for year-round usage. Residents are permitted to live in the community from April 1 until October 31. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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Pathways of crushed seashells connect the communityu2019s network of cottages. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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The community includes a 600-foot private beach. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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Additional amenities in the community include a clubhouse, a swimming pool, and kayaks. Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff

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The Bayview 2 model home, which is for sale, is a two-bedroom house surrounded by a small patch of bright green grass, and features a welcoming farmer’s porch and numerous windows that bestow views of Nantucket Sound.

The first step inside the front entrance takes you to the living room, with fireplace on the left and the dining room on the right. Also part of the open floor plan, the kitchen is a good size, with maple and granite counters forming a large C around a prep island. The mudroom at the back of the home offers a great place to shake the sand out of your shoes. Wash up afterward in the half bath off the kitchen.


A stairwell off the kitchen leads to the second floor, where the already sun-washed house brightens even more, thanks to myriad windows. Here, the two bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house. One has two closets, including a walk-in, and the other is larger, spanning the front of the home.

Each bedroom has a deck, an upgrade included in the price of this home. They offer a perfect spot to sip your morning coffee and plan your day, or to reminisce with a glass of wine as the sun sets. The bedrooms share a full bath off the main hallway.

You can buy the home furnished for $722,000.

The model is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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