Our family (2 adults and 2 kids; ages 6 and 3) recently returned from our second two-week summer vacation at this home in North Eastham. We love the cottage and the location! The cottage has everything a family needs! Lovely front and rear decks for lounging, eating, and playing cards. We loved the outdoor shower so much I don't think we even used the one indoors. The bedrooms are comfortable and appreciate the extra blankets and pillows. The kitchen has everything one needs to cook and entertain, plus the living room has TV and Wifi. It's a perfect place for our family of four and enjoyed having my Dad, in-laws, and friends come stay a night or two over the two-weeks we vacationed. Everything about the place is very well taken care of, functioning and clean. It's a wonderful cottage.
Eastham itself is fantastic, too, and probably the best town on the Cape! From the cottage, it's a 7-minute walk to a bayside beach which is perfect for a morning dip or to catch the sunset. And it's only a 10-minute drive to Coast Guard, Nauset or the Marconi Beaches. I think one night we watched the sunset on the bayside and then drove over to the Atlantic side to catch the moon rise over the water. With so many options, we found ourselves mostly going to First Encounter beach for our ocean fun and then over to Wiley Park on Great Pond for a freshwater swim. The whole family loves the Wellfleet drive-in, which is only a stone's throw away, and my wife and I enjoyed our lovely hikes at the MA Audubon and National Seashore.
Lastly, the owners/caretakers are wonderful and are always available to answer any questions, address concerns or give recommendations about local eateries or attractions. They really want you to have a wonderful vacation. It never felt like we didn't have someone to call if we needed help or had a question. It was very comforting. I hope we can make it back next year! If we could we'd give an overall 4.5 rating but the computer limits u to whole stars.
Hi Matt & Zoe! Thank you so much for the great compliments! Also for explaining to me that the Cottage is very clean and well-cared for, and the intent behind the "half-star" off is not for a cleanliness issue, but that the Cottage is not a brand new building -- for those folks that may be looking for such. It's great to know you and your family had a wonderful vacation and I hope you can make it back again next year!! Dorianne