About Us

Family1-2Vacation Rentals & Real Estate Sales

We specialize in the rental & sales of homes & properties in Orleans, Chatham, Brewster, Eastham & Harwich.

We are a local family owned & operated real estate & rental agency, located right here in Orleans.  We have been handling vacation rental homes since 2005 and our family has been hosting vacationers here on the Cape well before that.


Rock Harbor RealtyJustin Plimpton – Broker / Owner

Justin’s background has given him a great foundation for his real estate career.   Justin was licensed in 2005 after earning a business / marketing degree.  Justin and his wife Miranda opened their office in Orleans in 2009.  They have developed key relationships and have grown their vacation rental inventory to over 30 ideally located homes.


Our family ran a camp called Lake Farm Camp in Orleans on Crystal Lake where kids would come each summer. We have even rented homes to people that attended the camp.  You can view pictures of the camp from 2 of the renters we have been in touch with.  One lives here in Orleans now and she rents a lovely home at Skaket Beach through us for her family to stay at each summer.  Later our family (grandmother & father) opened a bed and breakfast in East Orleans on Beach Road called The Captains Quarters.

In the fall of 1929 Margery Plimpton Felt the need to bring some of her New York City school students back to her summer home, an give them a summer experience on a farm with animals. Eight students opened camp in 1930.

As camp grew, buildings were added; each camper had his own garden and participated in animal jobs. Activities included riding, swimming, arts and crafts and group games In 1957 the camp was bought by Elizabeth Nale and Marion Currier, both of whom had worked at Quanset. They added tennis, archery, sailing and canoeing to the activities while increasing the camp’s physical size and population. – Orleans Historical Society

View Sylvia Potts Picture Gallery>>

Listen and view recollections from Nancy Fisher of Camp Days>>


Home Owner Testimonials


Over a period of three years Justin worked closely with us and exhibited an unusually high degree of professionalism and cheerful cooperation. His skills were employed in three areas: 1, He helped us find tenants for a seasonal rental property; 2, He stayed in close touch with us and helped us manage the property; 3, He listed and sold the property in an efficient and timely manner after we made that decision. At all times Justin and his lovely wife Miranda showed a genuine interest in us that transcended a business relationship. Our joint efforts happily resulted in a friendly relationship. They have earned the highest recommendation. 

  – Brewster Home Owner


We are property owners who use TCHC to manage our summer rentals in South Orleans. We have been with them for three seasons. They have never once dropped the ball. Even when I was throwing curves they manage to keep renters happy. We have never had any negative feedback. TCHC ticks all the boxes: Efficient – check. On time every time – check. Great client management – check. Great value added – check. Responsive – check. Professional – check.

Thanks Justin!


“Justin has helped my brother and I rent the house we inherited from our parents for the last three years. We intend to use his skills for many years to come. He is always available if we have questions or rental needs for the property.” 

Year first hired: 2010 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity


Justin and Miranda Plimpton of The Cape Housing Company / Rock Harbor Realty have been managing my Orleans summer home for five years.  They are wonderful professionals to work with and have provided me with a worry-free rental season.

Their cleaning crew is excellent .  I never worry that the house will not be clean for my tenants. No matter what comes up, Justin takes care of the situation.


The Cape Housing have been our renting agents for five years. They always rent the weeks we wish to rent . They provide quick response to our inquiries and provide very good advice, when asked. Our over all experience has been excellent. We have total trust in Justin and Miranda’s managing our Cape Cod home. – Brewster Home Owners


I am extremely happy with their services and would highly recommend them to both renters and owners.  They will take excellent care of you! -Orleans Home Owner


Justin was the BEST!! He made the process so easy. His recommendations for listing price were right on and the attorney he recommended was fantastic. Justin went above and beyond helping with closing. Can’t imagine anyone better to deal with. – Orleans Nauset Heights Owner


I have many decades of experience in all phases of real estate, both commercial and residential. I am a very critical judge of the vast majority of rental agents; I find most deeply wanting in core characteristics of professionalism, work ethic, and knowledge. I have worked with Justin now for over ten years both as a rental and a selling sales agent, working through a wide range of challenges both large and small. I recommend him without hesitation to the most discerning, demanding of sellers. – Orleans Nauset Heights Owner

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