We stayed at Verity's for a week in early June with our son who was not yet two, a babysitter, and a few friends. It was everything we had hoped and more: the house is not only beautiful, but it holds a welcoming charm, a sort of magic. It feels like a home somehow. It was easy to settle in, to cook together, and for everyone to still feel as if they had space and privacy. Maybe the best meals were shared around the long table in the dining room at night, or maybe at the homey kitchen table, or maybe berries for breakfast on the patio, gazing at the roses, or watching a bunny eat its breakfast too...
But it's not just the house--it was also, for us, the time of year. The sun was gentle on us, which was important when we had a toddler to care for; it was still warm enough to swim every morning in that clean, refreshing lake, and also every afternoon and evening. We saw otters, loons, hawks...The town, the lake, the beach were never too crowded, thanks to the earliness of the season, and yet there was plenty to do. The walk to town itself, to check on the daily bread at the Underground Bakery, or sample the latest ice cream flavors, was often enough of an afternoon pastime. At night, you could lie out on the lawn and see the stars; depending on the tides, you could walk or else drive out to one of the beaches and walk forever, dreaming at the clouds, chasing gulls, and, as our son did, digging endless holes.
He couldn't talk too much then but I think one of his first words was "Scargo."
Verity was a lovely person to work with in terms of setting up dates, getting our needs met (bedding, etc), and chatting about best spots for sunbathing, and life on the Cape in general.
Wish we were there now! Yes--we recommend it!