I have taken my grandsons to the Cape for a week every summer. We have memories of each of the summers, but this year was different. This year was the best week of my life! Everything was perfect. The cottage is just perfect, homey and with a yard big enough for all kinds of family fun. We played ball, sat outside playing games at the picnic table, and cooked on the grill at night. The location could not have been better. The boys are 6 and 8, they got to ride bikes and scooter down to the beach every day. It reminded me of my childhood when I was allowed to ride my bike to school by myself. My grandkids rode to the beach, less than 3 blocks, while I pulled the wagon with all the supplies for the day. The wagon was one of the gifts found at this lovely cottage, available for each renter.
The beach was and is my favorite family summer beach. My grandkids eat like every hour faithfully, I had to pull them away from the crabbing and swimming and the island they boogie boarded too, every day for lunch. They did the Cape Cod baseball clinic every morning, well spent money if I do say so myself! The boys met new friends that they saw daily at the beach, the night games, and different places we visited during our stay. My oldest grandson, when asked his favorite part of vacation said "Everything." My little one told me every day that I was the best!
You definitely have to do the fishing trip from Harwichport, 10 minutes down the road. They caught tons of fish, kissed them before throwing them back into the ocean, hauled in a lobster trap full of crabs, and actually swabbed a deck. Try Oyster Pond for the day with free parking.
The kids got to hold a live horseshoe crab and swam out to the raft for tons of water fun. I had so much fun I didn't even finish one book, and I usually read 2-3 a week. Right next to the baseball field is a great laundromat so while they had fun I walked back and forth getting laundry done. Everything is right there for you, plan on using less than half a tank of gas!
As you can tell I loved everything about my vacation, but if where you lay your head at night is not good, no vacation will survive! This cottage will help make even a rainy day survivable. Do yourself a favor and let Martha and Jeff guide you on your best vacation ever with the welcome notebook that has all kinds of information on what to do for your time away from home. I woke up before these boys every morning totally refreshed. The beds are awesome and all the activities had the kids sleeping before 9 and waking after 7. Perfect in every way! Thank you again to Martha and Jeff for the time of my summer and a memory for my grandsons to remember for summers to come.