We have returned to the Nathan Stone home every year since 2005 not only because it fits three families with children and now those children’s children but also because Chris and Ya-Shih (the owners) have been most gracious in their dealings with our blended clan. We also love the Cape charm that exudes from the house itself as well as its surroundings. Built in the 1700s, the house offers an abundance of nooks and crannies, two living rooms, a full kitchen and a “back” kitchen, a plethora of bedrooms, a massive lawn, both front and back, perfect for young and old to: run around, play badminton, Ladder Toss, practice golf swings, take a ride on the wooden tree swing or view rabbits and the occasional turkey. Every morning, weather permitting, members of the group wander piecemeal to the outdoor porch, where coffee or home-made smoothies are drunk or Underground Bakery scones are consumed. The house sits only a mile and a half away from Mayfair Beach, so we are able to avoid parking fees by riding bikes or walking to the water. You simply cannot beat the location for restaurants or entertainment right in Dennis. A little over an hour to Ptown, a half hour from Chatham and 20 min. from Hyannis (depending on the time of day, of course) the house is perfectly situated. Though you will need to bring your own sheets, towels, beach chairs and groceries, there is central air, a central vacuum and everything one could need as far as kitchen utensils are concerned. Our annual trip is coming up very soon, and we cannot wait.