Spending summers on Cape Cod has been the ideal vacation for families nationwide for centuries.

Beachside rentals, white-sand beaches and Cape League baseball games are among the area's summertime lures. Year after year, people find themselves on the Cape between June and September.

Others are lucky enough to live there.

Big, beautiful, historic houses are all over the Cape and when one of those high-end homes hits the market, you can't help but want to peek inside.

Take this stunning 5,868-square-foot bluff-top estate on Shore Road in Chatham. It is the area's most expensive home on the market.

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This amazing 2.86-acre property sits in just the right spot on the water that it boasts views of Chatham Harbor, North Beach and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

It also has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and such a massive lawn that it features its own croquet course.

Those white-sand beaches? This property offers a wooded path down to your own private piece of coastline.

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So, why would anyone give all this up?

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. After 50 years with the current owner, this amazing home has hit the market for the first time in the 21st century.

What does $14 million get you on the Cape these days? Keep scrolling to find out.

Gorgeous Cape Cod Retreat Selling For First Time in 50 Years

It's not hard to see why someone would hang on to a house like this one for over 50 years. Now, however, the owners are ready for someone new to enjoy the stunning property and all the amazing amenities it has to offer. Keep scrolling to see inside this $14 million Chatham coastal charmer.

Gallery Credit: Nancy Hall

Cape Cod Home Hits the Market After Being Restored on HGTV's 'Houses with History'

History buff Mike Lemieux, carpenter Rich Soares, and designer Jen MacDonald are three local preservationists and Cape Cod natives who have a successful HGTV show on their hands. One of their beautifully restored homes has just hit the market. Take a look at the sneak peak.

Gallery Credit: Maddie Levine

Check Out Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown's Massachusetts Home Worth $7.8M

Farmhouse style and modern aesthetics perfectly blend in Brown’s massive 10,099-square-foot home. Keep scrolling to take a look inside.

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