This was a last minute much needed fall visit (first time) to the Cape for some health-care professionals in western MA. After 3 long days of combing the internet for the right town and location, comfortable and clean accommodations and great people to rent from, we found this little gem and the owners, Lauren and John.
From the first phone call through the check-out day, they stayed in complete touch for any little question, need, concern or recommendations. After all, they have owned this place for 20+ years. They were not in charge of the weather, but we felt the great way they took care of everything, especially at the last minute, brought us sunshine everyday.
To discuss a few things we loved most; first, coffee on their patio every morning is the best way to wake up in Brewster. As health care professionals, we felt that every single thing that could be done to sanitize, clean and decrease any worries during covid-19 days, had been done! We were happy to leave behind one of everything they left for us upon our arrival. Everything in the condo worked great! The wi-fi was an added bonus to watch some of our Amazon videos we finally had time to enjoy. Next to the patio, was the comfortable family room with 2 couches and then, the very comfortable bedroom. With a back fusion, bed comfort is important. We loved the little "breezeway" into the condo, which allowed us to store 2 kayaks during this quiet off season, rented from Jacks in Wellfleet.
We chose to eat out every other night and cook in. The kitchen is well-stocked!
While we did not use the indoor pool, it is a very nice facility. We also left our bikes on the patio, and brought a tarp, but thank goodness, no rain. Parking was so easy and the village was nice and quiet, with more occupants coming in on the weekend. Peaceful is the right word.
Our first night was a quick stop into the Brewster Chowder House for dinner and yes, the chowder was great. We compared 4 different places during the week. The pamphlets and well-thought out 3 ring folders Lauren and John supplied, we actually took with us in the car, as we explored! Very helpful. To avoid washing bathmats on the last day, and any kitchen towels, we brought our own. We also felt better bringing our own sheets, blankets, mattress pads and pillows. We did this earlier in the summer on another vacation we drove to. Easy at the end. Lauren shared this was the quietest of all the villages. It's true.
We are not golfers, but did enjoy all the outdoors had to offer around the Cape. Do not miss the sunsets near the tidal flats, Skaket Beach, Mayflower Beach and more. On the way back from Skaket at 7:30 pm, we were ecstatic to try the Cape Cod Creamery in Dennis for "dinner"! Not to be missed.
Hole in One in Eastham had the best fresh donuts and blueberry pancakes with a nice outdoor patio. APT had a great 5 course dinner on an outdoor patio with personal firepits. Do not miss heading to the Chatham fish pier to watch the playful seals, gulls and unloading of the fishing boats around 5 pm. All the lighthouses were great and Race Point and Herring Cove in P-town had great sunsets. The Lobster Claw in P-town is family owned since 1979 and not to be missed. Art's Dune Tours in P town, we did not get to do, but the dunes are amazing. We kayaked on Flax and Sheep ponds and Pilgrim Lake. The CCRT is a nice ride and the Nauset trail, while much more hilly, is short and spectacular ending at Coast Guard Beach.
While Shaw's is a nice grocery store, Friends Market is a little more expensive, but sells beer and wine, so more one-stop shopping if in a hurry.
Thank you, John and Lauren, for the most relaxing vacation in the longest of times this year. No doubt, we will be back for another visit to your comfortable and conveniently located little home.
M and R