In the coveted Copeland District, steps from beach and town: An unparalleled palace of a property awaits the fortunate investor. Dunmere-by-the-Sea, a soaring, three-story edifice was once an elegant hotel of Oak Bluffs’ heyday as a swinging Victorian resort. For the past 40-plus years, this “wedding cake” with panaromic views of Nantucket Sound has served its owners well as a three-unit apartment building with vacation tenants from as near as Boston and as far as Budapest, including many longtime repeaters. Updates over the years have spared many elements of period charm, such as the mansard roof, substantial “gingerbread” trimmings and curvaceous interior stairway. Each unit enjoys bright and spacious floor-through living, with open common areas, full kitchens and baths, two-plus bedrooms and water views. They share use of a laundry, a deep wraparound porch, four parking spaces and generous yard space for lounging and cookouts. The raised finished basement, inclusive of full bath and laundry, has full windows and both indoor and outdoor entries. The opportunities abound: Glamorously upgrade or stay true to the “old school” cottage ambience. Continue the lucrative landlord tradition. Or create condominiums (subject to town permitting). Or go rogue and transform the building into your personal and amazing single-family domain. Property is eligible for tie-in to the town sewer.