My family has been renting in Falmouth almost every year for the past 10 years. We get about one week a year to disconnect, spend time together and recharge. Choosing this home to do so in was the best decision we could have made. I cannot express enough how wonderful this home is, or the owner, Jim, for that matter. We arrived to find a wonderful gift basket from Jim with all the information about the house and area you could possibly need. The house itself is absolutely gorgeous, spotless, and laid out in such a way that you can spread out...be together but not, TOO together, all week.
The home is decorated impeccably...clean, cozy, and with an oceanside feel. The inverted set up is fantastic...loved having half the bedrooms on the first level...the other on the second. My 15 year old daughter and her friend had privacy, as did we. You will absolutely love the brand new kitchen, beautiful...and with every appliance, pot, pan..dishware...just so convenient. For me, the outside 2 level deck was the best part of the home...as I love the sun. Plenty of outdoor seating, dining table...coffee out on the upstairs deck every morning....cocktails down on the lower deck with my book in a lounge chair every afternoon. There were toiletries in the bathrooms, paper goods, soap and detergents for our use. Little details, big impact.
We could walk to the beach in 8 minutes. I walked Racing Point Road along the beach every morning before everyone was up...beautiful.
Another awesome factor was how close it was to get to downtown Falmouth. Maybe 10 minutes. We love the main drag with all the great restaurants and candy/chocolate shops, bookstore...shopping...the girls had a ball.
One day we left the house at 10am to take an 11am Ferry to Martha's Vineyard. (Teenagers aren't always quite ready on time!) Too late...we couldn't park - lots were full. So, we went back to the house and took an Uber. $30.00 dollars round trip. Best $30.00 dollars spent all week. I suggest you try this to avoid the parking hassle. Was so nice to walk off the Ferry to the Uber waiting right there for us to get home after a nice day on the island.
There is a lovely outdoor fire pit we used to make S'mores one night. Another highlight...the garage has four bicycles (no helmets, pack those!), 6 beach chairs..sand toys..boogie boards..which Jim was courteous enough to let me know before I packed my car to leave home. I brought clothing. So easy. That's all you need.
Before we left, my husband said "I want to buy this house." But, I am pretty sure, Jim is not selling anytime soon! We are lucky he opens it up for others to share. And we will be back there next summer, and hopefully many to come.
Thank you, Jim. It was perfect.