This was a beautiful house -- pretty much exactly as it looks in the photos. So clean and comfortable and well laid out -- perfect for a family or two couples, especially those who want to spread out, because the bedrooms are separated on two floors and each floor has its own full bath. And there are basically two living rooms and three dining tables (two inside, one out), so there are plenty of opportunities to socially distance, if that is a concern.
We spent most of our time on the expansive deck, reading, hanging out, stargazing and grilling. There's also a really comfortable, nap-inducing hammock in the backyard. The street is very quiet -- we rarely saw or heard another car go by. And on windier days you could hear the water and waves from the Bay. The master bedroom and bath are huge, and the mattress was very comfortable. Kitchen was fully stocked with necessary items, dishes, utensils. Two separate living room areas as well, so we never felt we were on top of each other.
I would say my only quibble with the listing is that it is not a 5 minute walk to the bay. I walk pretty briskly, and it took me 8 minutes. I imagine for a slower walker or a family with kids, it might take even longer. The slightly longer walk was not an issue for any of us, but I thought I'd mention it because it might be a determining factor for some people. The location in general is extremely convenient to most of our favorite places in Eastham (Sam's Deli, Nauset Ice Cream, Hole in One Donuts, Caroline's restaurant, the bike path).
The owner, Robert, is very responsive and easy to deal with. He answered questions immediately and went out of his way to accommodate any of our needs (even offering to ship us an ironing board when I asked if there was one in the house) and offer his local recommendations for dining and activities. He made the whole process seamless. I would highly recommend this house if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing and convenient place to stay.
it was a pleasure working with these first time guests--and we are please with knowing they truly enjoyed our home and that our efforts are appreciated. we appreciate their candor and are pleased to know that the photos we have provided and improvements made over the last several years are so well appreciated. we do also feel that our home is well situated to so many locations in town as well as campground beach. the privacy our home enjoys is an important feature --so many others have commented on and enjoyed. we look forward to having this family back in the future.