How do I sum up this review in 4000 characters or less?!?!? Well, I'll do my best to be as authentic and real as the property owners themselves!!
Though my title may give away some of the "surprises" that you may find upon arrival.... (ummm, hopefully MINUS the tornadoes part!!) I won"t give away all the special surprises that come your way as you start your vacation here in Dennisport!! What I can and will give away is how truly amazing Mike and Dave are!
From the moment I first contacted Mike he was professional, honest, down to earth and truly wanted my son and I to have the BEST experience possible! Let me keep this real, I was a little skeptical reading the reviews (they are unreal- but REAL!) and that the owners "lived on site". We read that and thought, "Dang, they live there?" Am I right, people?!?...and with ALL the places to choose from.. that MAY be a deterrent-HOWEVER....keep reading :)
Trust and believe that having Mike and Dave on site made our vacation and gave us the beautiful memories that we had hoped for!! They welcome you to your vacation and want nothing more than for you and your family to enjoy everything this area has!! The cottage is adorable! Perfect space for two! Outside patio is amazing as is the grill!! I was forced to become a grill master when we lost power and the grill- even for a newbie did NOT disappoint!!
The space is very clean, the bed is SUPER comfy, they even have a cot if you need one.... Oh and it's not just a "cot" from our elementary school days people... the mattress is hands down the nicest dang "cot" mattress I have ever felt!!! The outdoor shower area is perfect to rinse off, it's not an enclosed shower as you can see from their photos - but the patio is VERY private and perfect!!!!
The area is amazing!!! You can walk to everything!!! Or bike to everything! I mean that!! Restaurants, coffee shop, bars, beach, more restaurants, laundry mat, cute downtown area... and did I mention it's all walkable?!?! Or yes, a bike ride or a ridiculously fast car ride—even with traffic!!
I know this review is long winded... but let me finish by letting you all know how our trip ended. We were on their property when the tornadoes (TWO!) touchdown on that area of the Cape. It was one of the scariest moments of mine and my son's life... how Mike and Dave handled the situation is not what you are seeing on the news but it should be. They are the definition of humanity and the human spirit at their most powerful hour. They took care of my son and I, as well as the renters in the other home as though we were their own family. We lost power and hot water, we had food that was on the verge of spoiling, we were fairly traumatized.
What did Mike and Dave do? They checked on us several times during the storm, they bought over 200 pounds of ice, they gave us coolers, offered us food.... they drove to New York in the middle of the night to buy: generators, flash lights, batteries, extension cords and MORE. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, their names are Mike and Dave.
There's more... they offered us not only a refund, but a reduced week next summer or a FREE week in the off season....!! I can"t even finish this review because I have tears in my eyes and my heart is swollen from the true beauty of these two human beings.
Mike and Dave—we are honored to have been your guests....may God, Buddha and all the light beings in between always guide and protect you!
P.S. Rent this place.... or just go meet them!! You'll see...