I stayed in Eastham every summer until I was 23 staying in cottages very near the Campground Beach area. I had many wonderful summers.
I lived in Orleans for several years before moving off Cape. I spent 12 years away from Cape Cod and thought I might not ever get back. Then my niece invited me to stay with her in the same compound where this cottage is located. The cottage was nice but lacking some basic tthings and good taste. Someone had decorated with an overly heavy hand which I found disturbing. The next summer I stayed there again.
After that I looked into getting my own cottage and found this cottage. I have to say my first summer 3 years ago was horrible, not because of the cottage. I had the bad fortune to be there for the week Hurricane Jose hovered off the coast. I had a day and a half of good weather on arrival and two days before I left. Luckily I had rented for a few extra days or I wouldn't have had those last good days. Although there were high winds and some very heavy rain I felt safe and snug in the cottage. I read, watched TV, and cooked some great meals. Even though fishing and beach activities were out of the question I made sure to venture out somewhere every day. The surf at Nauset Beach was incredible, the breakers were coming in all the way in. Even though the weather was rotten the cottage was snug and safe, a great place to operate from. .
The year before this I stayed a week and had a great time.I even got to visit with my cousin who has a place off Bay Road. I had a great week and was sad to go. The cottage may only be 700 something square feet but the main room with a very well equipped kitchen and a comfy couch and overstuffed wing chair are an awesome space to relax. It was always a pleasure after going to somewhere to come back to that space.
This year after retiring in October I decided to treat myself. I booked for 2 weeks and was thrilled I did. I can still remember coming in on Saturday and thinking "If I didn't have another week I'd be home now!" I had already had a great week and there was more to come. for the whole two weeks I was up at 6 going all day. I made breakfast every day and was out before 9 doing something.
A typical day (if you like?) I would loll on the beach and read or walk the beach and flats. Then I would maybe catch the incoming tide for some fishing - got 43 stripers surf casting this year. The fishing was incredible. Then I would come back, shower, have lunch, and go swimming. At night I would travel to Orleans visiting or to the Wellfleet Drive-in. I collected some awesome shells for a friend and explored the beach. I was also sad that so many people were scared of sharks. If you know the Cape Cod Bay and the Cape overall you know you are more likely to get hit by lightning. I never gave it a thought while wading or swimming - no seals for miles, no sharks.
I love everything about the cottage. I am thinking of renting for 2 weeks in Sept. 2020. With the multi-week discount and other reasons it's the way to go.
I thoroughly enjoy the location. With the thicket like growth around it you feel secluded and private. You can lay out on the padded chaises on the back deck in privacy and sun or read. Even on the porch you are pretty much out of sight from passing people. There is a great gas grill.I loved using the outside shower. It reminded me of my child hood days on the Cape.There is a large capacity washer dryer which was very handy. The hardwood floors are god looking and easy to clean.
There is A/C (never used it) and a great propane furnace that makes the main room toasty in no time - the ceiling fans are great, too. No stale air ever.
To top it all off there is an "Alexa" to play music while cooking or if you want a song before bed it can hear you in the bedroom.
This cottage is close to the beach and though not big it is more than en