Cozy, but plenty of room
First of all, great location and setting. If you aren’t going to spend the big bucks and be right on the beach, then I recommend a quiet, restful place with a lovely yard, a big deck and a hammock for getting away from it all. This house had all of that. Once ready to explore, this house was from a grocery, two great and very different beaches, and the bike path. It was close to a ball field and playground and some cute shops and an excellent coffee shop. Orleans is the perfect location: close enough to everything you might want to do. It is also a very well stocked home.
Super fancy, light, and airy main floor master bedroom. It was nice to be able to slip away to this quiet retreat w super comfy king bed, double shower, and spacious double sinks. Another bonus for our family--all the bathrooms. We have four teen/tween girls among us, and they all stayed in the basement bedroom with their own shower and spacious closet--two on the beds and two on a queen air mattress we brought. This gave them some privacy and their own zone, which was nice. It is a basement bedroom, so on the Cape this means a bit of damp, but the girls did not seem to mind. Convenient half bath + laundry on the main floor, then one on our main floor master bedroom, and another full bath on the second floor, plus the outdoor shower. Super nice washer and dryer were a bonus, with a super quick cycle for towels and other lightly used items.
We spend a lot of time on the large deck around the spacious table, but when we came in we lingered in the room off the kitchen—nice to be able to prep food or coffee and chat with loungers.
For my family, we really enjoyed watching the birds. Behind the house there is absolutely privacy and a woodsy area--very quiet and peaceful.
Huge selection of videos and many channels to peruse. We were able to find so many family friendly films to watch together after a tough day of biking, beaching, etc. I appreciated how Jim and Coleen provided a neat, clean, comfortable house that became the foundation of a great vacation.