We had the opportunity to stay at the Citadel in 2014 and absolutely loved it! It was everything we hoped for and more, a true Cape Cod experience. I wish I could add more than 5 photos because I have so many great ones to share!
The house is delightful, and was much larger than it seemed from the outside. The grounds were spectacular. With the spring, a new exotic flower bloomed every week. We frequently walked to the beach, which took us through the lovely old Cape neighborhood of Quivet Neck, where some people still live in houses built 300+ yrs ago. We also enjoyed walking up the hill on Whiffletree and were always greeted by friendly neighbors along the way.
The Citadel is in a perfect location, just a mile from the nearest post office and convenience store, minutes away from the town of Dennis (I highly recommend the Borsari Tea Room and the Marshside restaurant), and a few short miles to the middle of Brewster, where we found an addicting General Store, a gorgeous and well stocked library, and one of the nicest playgrounds/parks on the east coast (which doubles as the site of frequent summer craft fairs). We found beautiful little farm stands all over the place, selling fresh tomatoes, cranberries and homemade jams, mostly on the honor system. Like stepping back in time!
We were thrilled to find that the Citadel had everything we could possibly need, from modern appliances to every kitchen gadget and dish/utensil we wanted. We hosted a couple of small dinner parties without any trouble at all. The house was equipped with nice TVs although we rarely used them. We are only a family of three, so the extra beds gave us the opportunity to invite family members to join us, which they happily did in order to share in our once-in-a-lifetime Cape Cod experience.
We took full advantage of the Citadel's location, visiting as many of the local ponds, restaurants (favorite: Norabella) and theaters (favorite: Cape Rep) as we could fit into our schedule. We had a fun clamming excursion on the flats outside of Orleans. We toured a local family's working cranberry bog. We visited Plymouth Plantation and the amazing Boston Children's Museum, and went apple picking on a beautiful farm just over the Sagamore Bridge - all within an easy drive.
This home is a delight. The owner maintains it lovingly and in old Cape Cod style. We hope to visit again one day and will without a doubt check availability here first. show more show less