This was our second year staying a week at the Teepee, so that says something I suppose. For our families (adults and 5-6 year olds), this location is the most ideal on the Cape. And we just love this house! It has a woodsy feel, with a back yard perfect for making smores in the firepit. As others have mentioned, it's convenient for spectacular bay and ocean beaches (plus the underrated Great Pond / Wiley Park right down the street- a very nice swimming lake), and for getting on the bike trail (bike rental spot is within walking distance). The house is so comfortable and relaxing and well-equipped (but, yes, the spiral staircase that leads to the two upstairs bedrooms is a bit tight and could be challenging for some). It should be noted that the house is not really "in town"- you will be biking / driving to most stores and activities. Works for us, since the trip is always beautiful no matter which direction you go, and cute Cape towns are within a few miles, but it's not for those who are looking for an in-town, walk-to-the-corner-store (or pub) experience. We enjoy the quiet, and the sounds of the birds...the tree-house feel of it all, and the easy accessibility to beaches and such. The nearby Wellfleet Drive-In is good fun for the family (fun to bring lawn chairs and sit in front of the car), and whale watching in P-Town was definitely worth the money- it's magical to see them flopping around out there. Also should be noted that we did pull a tick off one of the kids last year when we got home (probably picked-up at the Welfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, but hard to say for sure). Didn't turn into Lyme thankfully, but they are out there, and we were not so good at checking last year. We got the message- it is important to be vigilant every day about checking for them. All in all, the Teepee house, and this part of the Cape, come highly recommended for those looking for a family-friendly, nature-loving vacation in a comfortable home with accessible, friendly and helpful owners. And I bet it's really nice off-season, when the crowds have thinned out and you can get more bang for your buck. It must be beautiful in spring, with everything coming to life, and the water's still warm in the fall (actually, the ocean is warmest then). Thank you Jeanne- see you next year!
Thank you for taking the time to write this thorough review. I agree with you, "The only bad part is leaving", yet on a brighter note, there is always next year. Welcome to the Nauset Teepee Family of returning guests. Beaches, Wiley Pond, Whale Watching (we often see different kinds each time we go), Wellfleet Drive-In ( bring your picnic supper), biking ( the Rail Trail is safe and scenic), sightseeing and trips to all the little towns ( each with their own personalities) from our central location - sounds like a vacation filled with many of the Cape's goodies. Looking forward to your visit next year or perhaps a long weekend in the Fall, when the children are off from school? Outdoor shower is up and running until late October-still warm enough. Good place to do a tick check -welcome to the North East :( - especially after hikes on the trails all over the Cape. Or shower indoors, of course, and then cozy up to the wood burning stove. We aim to keep our guests cozy, comfortable and in-the-know about our local culture. :) Thanks again. See you next time!