This apartment is a find, conveying all the rights of the exclusive Pochet Property Owners Association to someone on a limited vacation budget. Turn to the right at the end of the driveway, follow Gosnold Rd. around the foot of the marsh, pass three houses, and you’re at the Association’s private footbridge and boardwalk across the marsh to Nauset Beach in the National Seashore. The beach stretches to the south for 4.7 miles to Chatham with no further access of any sort from the mainland; the town beach of Orleans is .5 miles to the north.
The apartment is built over a free-standing garage. It is old but fully serviceable (renovations are afoot), like a small studio apt. without a kitchenette. There’s a coffee maker and a small refrigerator, adequate for our breakfasts and lunches (dinners we ate out). The apt. faces the marsh; with conservation land on either side and no neighbors are visible except for one distant rooftop rising above the pines. From the window seat one looks out over the marsh, past an osprey’s nest, to Little Pleasant Bay, with Pochet Island beyond. Patty, the owner, lives in the main house. She was so nice, always eager to help.
Pochet Neck is a warren of winding, sandy lanes, old (but expensive!) Capes and Colonials, and native vegetation. The third week in April (our stay) the lanes were fresh with forsythia and daffodils – a wonderful season, only a handful of people on the beaches, only a handful of cars in town (somehow the Yardarm Pub was still crowded for dinner). show more show less