We had a lovely family vacation here for 2 families vacationing together. We had 5 adults, 3 kids, and 2 babies under 1 year old. The family who owns this property is incredibly nice and helpful and really went out of their way to ensure that we felt welcome and had everything we needed for a great vacation.
The house is fully equipped with many amenities including a pool, a hot tub, sauna, washer/dryer, outdoor shower (plus 3 full bathrooms inside), shuffleboard court, kayaks, lifejackets, boogie-boards (or kickboards for swimming), clothesline outside, gas BBQ grill, big new high quality TV in family room, landline phone, cable tv, wifi, parking for 3 cars, beach towels, bed linens, etc. We especially appreciated having AC in every bedroom and the main living area as it was really hot the first few days and it's hard traveling with babies.
This has been the family's summer house for generations, and there are many personal family touches. The decor in much of the house is not updated, and is probably original, but it gives the sense of being a guest in a much-loved family home and not just another generic rental. The fridge, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, and oven/stove are all full-size, recent models which was nice. There was plenty of seating in the family room and in the kitchen and porch dining areas for everyone to eat. It doesn't show in the photos at the time we looked but the 2 upper bunks had nice safety rails to prevent rolling off. One bunk has a ladder and one doesn't, relying instead on a good climber. We didn't use them but would suggest for others that the upper bunks are suitable for teens, not younger kids.
The location is great, right across from the park with a playground, field, tennis courts, and small beach. The beach is not a great quality sand but what it lacks in quality it makes up for in convenience and you can walk to a larger slightly better beach a few houses down. From the back deck, you can see the park and playground and so older kids can go and you can keep an eye on them. It's nice to sit under the awning and see the ocean, too. It's a very short walk to the ice cream shop, bakery, pizza place, and a big Cumberland Farms convenience store but the location is very quiet with long-time owners and their grandkids.
If you're looking for a rental with hipster decor and night life, this is not for you. If you're looking for a rental with great family-friendly amenities and location, then this is the one to look at. If you have actively crawling babies and preschoolers/tots, especially around ages 1-3, I'd note the steep staircases. Our little ones were just at the right ages where the babies were ok in playpens and the nearly 4 yr old was good about staying away from stairs by himself. Older kids (8 and 10) were fine and having a blast too. One bedroom has a crib and 2 single beds. We used the crib for one baby and put the other baby in a Chicco Lullaby playyard (that we brought with us) in the bedroom with the queen bed and it just barely fit, but it did fit. The room with the bunk beds would have fit a pack-n-play just fine also but with rambunctious older kids in there we wanted a quieter room for the babies. We also brought a large Joovy Room2 playyard (39" x 39") and used that in the family room (loads of space in that room) as a safe place big enough for both babies to play together. There's a high chair at the house, and we brought a booster-seat type high chair for the other baby. The upstairs bathroom has a shower/tub combo, recently renovated. We used that with our travel inflatable baby tub. There are 2 full, large bathrooms in the walk-out basement, locker-room style, which is convenient for coming in from the pool or beach. The outdoor shower was great, too. Monument Beach is convenient for sightseeing other areas, including the Woods Hole ferry to Martha's Vineyard. We also did the Hyannis Whale Watch. show more show less