A Little Slice of Heaven on Earth!
5 of 5
This little cottage was exactly as described and everything I wanted for my Cape Cod vacation - definitely a 'classic' Cape cottage, cozy and comfortable and not 'overdone' like so many Cape Cod rentals these days. This cottage reminded me very much of the cottages I visited as a child many years ago; it feels like a Cape Cod retreat, and not like a 'house at the beach'.
The views from the back deck are lovely, and the cottage is visited daily by birds, chipmunks, rabbits, etc. At night the cottage is surrounded by the sound of surf and the chirping of crickets and croaking of frogs - it's very, very peaceful and the folks staying at neighboring cottages were quiet and respectful. The private beach on Cape Cod Bay is lovely and not crowded, and Scorton's Creek feeding into the Bay from the marsh behind is also lovely for swimming, kayaking, birdwatching, etc.
East Sandwich/Sandwich is one of the loveliest areas on the Cape - and of course, the rest of the Cape is only a short drive away. Locally, Green Briar Nature Center, Heritage Gardens, the Sandwich Glass Museum, Cape Cod Canal visitor center, shopping in Sandwich village and Marshland Restuarant and the Ice Cream Sandwich are all 'must dos'. Check out Crow Farm on 6A for fresh corn on the cob and other produce, plus fresh baked pies to enjoy at the cottage.
I'd recommend this cottage for a lovely solo vacation (as I enjoyed it), or for couples, and even for couples with one child in tow or for two friends to share. It is definitely cozy - not the best choice for folks who need 'space' from each other. It's also not really appropriate for inviting a crowd of friends over - just too cozy inside, and not really a huge 'yard' to entertain folks outdoors - the cottage is surrounded with vegetation that attracts wildlife and makes for a lovely surroundings.
Definitely WAY better than average, Arlene's cottage is a splendid, cozy, clean and pretty Cape Cod retreat, and I hope to visit it many, many more times in years to come. Thank you for sharing it, Arlene! My two weeks there were absolutely blissful!