I can't say enough positive remarks about this property. The location is excellent...a stone's throw from Bristol Beach and a very short walk to Falmouth Heights Beach. It is very convenient to Woods Hole, downtown Main Street, and the Ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Quick access to great ice cream, lots of other restaurants, sightseeing (the Nobska Lighthouse) and much more.
Now, for the house. Immaculate is the word to describe the cleanliness, and that is #1 for me. All the furniture and the accessories are in great taste and excellent condition. The mattresses on the beds are super comfortable, and the comforters are plush. The owners have anticipated their guests' every need. The kitchen has more than the basic condiments in the cabinets and the home is supplied with paper goods and cleaning supplies. I found that I didn't need some of the things I had brought with me (dishwashing pellets, laundry detergent, etc.) Although the cottage is small, it is very well laid out. The exterior grounds offer two outside areas. The deck and patio both have tables and shade umbrellas. The central air conditioning was very effective and kept the home at a comfortable temperature, and the paddle fans were an extra feature. The flat screen television in the living room offered a number of cable choices. There is a wonderful covered porch on which to sit, and the overhead roof makes it very protective from the sun and rain. I ate breakfast on the porch while it poured and was never "rained on." The neighborhood around the home is very family friendly, quiet and wonderful to take a walk through.
A comment that I will make is that I wish the beaches had bathroom facilities (there are porta-potties) and changing areas which they do not. Other area beaches (Old Silver and Surf Beach do); however the plus for Bristol and Falmouth Heights is that the beach is close enough to the cottage to return to when needed. Also, the proximity of the beach affords the opportunity to walk to the beach rather than to have to drive distances and pay for parking in the public lots. The resident beaches require a sticker which is only issued to residents. The owners provide a wonderful wagon, and I was able to pack my chair, umbrella, towels, beach supplies in it to bring to the beach. This cottage is a true find and I definitely plan to return next year!
What a review! And coming from a person whose career was in the "biz" it carries a lot of weight! We are humbled. We do appreciate you taking time to write such a comprehensive review. We are happy you found your stay comfortable and "user friendly". The location is ideal and really makes this Cape "beach vacation" low stress...which is the goal!
We thank you for renting our cottage and look forward to having you back next year (and hopefully many years to come)!
Aileen and John Kelly