My family has rented this property several times and keep coming back. It's become a home away from home. The place in fantastic condition, and it's apparent that the owners love and care for the place. I have been vacationing on the Cape since I was a child. Now nearly 40 with my own family, I wanted to share the magic of the Cape with my own children. This home is in a great, quiet neighborhood nestled in a local community in Dennis. There are a few other rentals on the street, but it isn't a "frat party" atmosphere. The house is larger than it looks from the outside and has everything you need to enjoy whatever style vacation you're looking for. Want to relax and read? No problem, the neighborhood is nice and quiet, and you can enjoy your coffee or tea on the screened in back deck/porch. Want to have a bigger group or entertain guests for dinner party? Again, no problem. Plenty of space for the dinner party and games afterwards. Want to have a separate space for the kids to hang out? Easy. The basement is partially finished with a pool table and sectional sofa with a TV and DVD/bluray player. For the times when you want to have your own space, there's plenty of it. When you want everyone together for a Just Dance marathon on the Wii, the living room is big enough. When you have that epic Pictionary match with a dozen screaming adults, the spacious kitchen and dining room can handle it. All that and nice bedding, new laundry appliances (nicer than my own in fact) and clean garage with every beach supply you can imagine.
I absolutely love the location too. Really close to the highway and accessible from a variety of roads. I like this because if you rent a place sometimes there's only one way in and out, and if there's traffic (and there always is) you have no options to get around it. Not the case here. There's probably a half dozen different ways you can get to and from the house and avoid all the tourist traffic - you will become a local street navigator and feel like a pro.
It is within a 5 minute drive to the quintessential beach on the Bay side, Mayflower Beach. A short 5 minute walk takes you to Hokum Rock state preservation area with hiking trails. Down near Mayflower is the Dennis Public Market, a great place to grab dinner supplies to make in the spacious kitchen. Also located down by the DPM is a great little park for the kids to play at before or after hitting Smuggler's Homemade Ice Cream (THE spot on any given night). Being Mid-Cape, everything seems like it's only 30 minutes away. Chatham, 30 minutes, Hyannis, 30 minutes, P-Town, 45 minutes. Put it this way, after staying at this house, if I had a choice of a town to live in on the Cape, it would be Dennis.
I really don't have anything bad to say about the place. The owners told me that they plan to upgrade the outdoor shower which was really the only thing I would have suggested be improved. So minor that I considered not mentioning it, but in the interest of fairness, there you go. The memories our family is making staying here have been the stuff of our dreams. Really. I don't think you would possibly regret renting this property. Bottom line is that the house is outstanding, and the owners are the best people to deal with.