We were surrounded by water. The back deck looked out on Rachel Cove and in the background there was a constant flow of boats back and forth in the town cove channel. I could have spent the entire week watching the colors of the water and sea grass change over the course of a day. Across the street was a (pretty well hidden) public access path to Woods Cove. Those neighbors were pretty friendly and OK with us anchoring our 15' whaler there. (deeper than Rachel Cove). We pulled our kayaks up on the narrow public swath of shoreline. A quick hop across the very beautiful and alive Nauset Harbor brought us to the barrier beach and an ocean with spots during low tide that got a nice shallow flat break good for body surfing. We hardly ever got in our car. There was a public dock in Town Cove just across from a fish market, liquor store, supermarket, waterfront bar/restaurant tackle shop and boat supplies. We didn't need anything else. Otherwise the bicycle ride into town was a safe and easy 3 mi ride. The runners in our group were very satisfied with the routes they found.
It was hot, but the house was cool with fans in the rooms and a big open high ceiling room with a great ceiling fan. We were six very comfortable people and the house was so nice and well equipped that we rarely wanted to go out for dinner. Rather there was a crew in the kitchen, another manning a very nice grill while the rest of us hung out on the deck with drinks, conversation and a good book. The yard was great with lots of spots with cool shade and comfort. The shower was awesome. The house felt like a home, It was our center, we all wandered from it doing whatever we wanted, little complicated planning was needed.