My husband and I, our two children, and their families (twelve in all, with ages spanning from 14 months to 78 years) converged on Blue Waters from NM, CO, and PA, and spent ten days in late June savoring the well-appointed house, the incredible location, and the beauty and ambiance that Cape Cod offers. With a toddler and young children to keep track of, we wanted to be able to enjoy being together at the house without having to travel for our entertainment. Blue Waters was perfect for us! The owner responded promptly to questions and remedied our few minor concerns (such as a delayed recycle pick-up) promptly.
With big windows throughout the house, we were treated to an incredibly beautiful view regardless of the weather or time of day. The attractive and comfortable bedrooms allowed the adults their own space while our teens enjoyed the futons in the area off the game room. The two refrigerators, two ovens, and two dishwashers that had sounded like overkill to me when I read the write-up proved to be invaluable, and as promised in the description, the kitchen was well equipped—plenty of dishware, glassware, silverware, and large pots for cooking our lobster dinner and corn on the cob for twelve. Everyone fit comfortably at the table, but perhaps because it was glass, meals still felt reasonably cozy.
One would think a heated pool an unnecessary luxury with ocean, bay, and lake swimming so nearby, but the pool added immensely to our enjoyment of our stay. (It seemed to have a salt-water purification system, a pleasant surprise.) On a few occasions, all of us got in the pool and cross-generational water gun fights erupted. But at least some of us, in various combinations, were in the pool everyday. While two or more of us would be out kayaking on Pochet Inlet in the two kayaks we rented, others would be playing in the pool. The kayakers would usually take a swim when they returned and the pre-teens would have been in the pool the whole time.
Waterfront access was a huge plus. The swans pictured on the website visited the dock almost every day. While kayaking early one morning, four of us got within ten feet of an egret and watched in awe as it consumed breakfast. Another day, we explored the next inlet over and saw a turtle and an occupied osprey nest. We did enjoy the ocean and bay beaches and did some fun excursions, too. But Blue Waters was our center, our "home," and it was idyllic. We hope to return someday. show more show less