We had a nice beach week in Sandwich this August and the owner allowed our dog (yay!). Very quiet neighborhood. Lots of friendly people walking dogs. The home is laid out nicely and had much of what we needed. Linens were included (nice bonus). A/C units keep it plenty cool when humid. Gorgeous yard, lots of space (not totally fenced in). 10 minute walk to town beach (really rocky, but lovely) and 15/20 min walk (5 min drive) to Boardwalk Beach (our new favorite!).
I would recommend for sure with a few caveats- 1) no water view from the home at all, maybe a while ago before trees grew or in winter. 2) A large male pit bull dog lives next door and barked when we were outside, this would have been great to know before renting. 3) Pay the extra $ to get the home cleaned. It took us 3 hours to complete before leaving on the last day.
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While this review points out many of our great amenities to our home and has an average of 4/5 stars, a review written in this manner concerns me as a homeowner and for possible, future guests with WNAV. Melissa B. was a guest of Katherine B. who was the person legally responsible for the vacation stay. The person responsible for the stay signs all legal documents and policy information regarding their vacation stay and may or may NOT share this information with their family or guests. Therefore, (and as I just learned) ANY guest can and may write a review that is unfair and contradictory because they may not have access to information. While WNAV now presents a "new" guest policy that is believed to support transparency for all, they neglect to admit that they could potentially and may allow posts that are incorrect and/or misleading, ruin a homeowners 5 star rating, and affect the great,business name that we have spent years building.
ADVICE TO ALL NEW OR RETURNING GUESTS: Read the property description carefully and ask plenty of questions to make sure that the home you are inquiring about is a good fit for your family. Do inspections of the home when you arrive and document/inquire about any concerns you have initially to alleviate any confusion of findings. Keep in mind that many neighbors live on the Cape year round and would prefer their neighborhoods to remain the same. We try our best to keep everyone happy but by no means are allowed to disclose information about our neighbors on this website. As a guest responsible and liable to the contract/policy information, be sure to read carefully and ask any/all questions you have about the property, its description, the area, the contract, policies and deposits/fees (refundable and non-refundable) associated with your stay and to the homeowner prior to signing a contract or policy information and your vacation stay.
As homeowners, we have very clear of our expectations for our vacation home and guests. And, we have had excellent guests over the years which is why we have stayed doing business with WNAV. As guests, be upfront about your arrival and departure times, and be aware your responsibilities as guests in which you have signed a legal contract for. Schedule a visit to view the home and area if possible prior to your stay. If there is something you wish for prior to, during, or at the end of your stay-just ask. We are in the business of accommodating guests and find it most important have open lines of communication with all of our guests.
While we understand that it is difficult to accommodate everyone all of the time, we strive to do our very best to present a site that gives possible guests a description and gallery that is identical to our home. And, that is one comment we always hear from our guests-"It's exactly like the website looks and says." If you are interested in our property and would like to speak to us regarding our site, property, contract, policies etc., please feel free to contact us at any time. Whether you are a new or return guest, we are always interested in helping you have the most positive experience, create your dream vacation and memories that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this response and important information. And, for your interest in Property #13808. We wish you the best of luck to find a vacation home and owner that fulfills all of your expectations for a memorable stay on Cape Cod!show moreshow less