Early last fall, I started a google search for houses in Cape Cod, knowing that we would need a very special place to accommodate our four children, their spouses and our five grandchildren, ages 2 months to 9 years old, on the occasion of our 40th anniversary. My main filters were for houses with six bedrooms and a dining room table that could seat everyone. I had no idea if it would be better to stay further out on cape, or closer in to the mainland, in town where we could walk to things or further away from the commotion, in a home with air conditioning or perhaps that wasn't necessary (it was). I decided to eliminate rentals by owner, and then contacted several realtors about the three or four properties that had risen to the top. There are several other reviews on this site that give high marks to Kate and Debbi, the Keller Williams rental agents for this property; and I couldn't agree more!! From the very first phone call, they went above and beyond to answer questions and give information. It seems they try to make each customer feel like their only one. By the time I booked, on November 1, I felt that I could trust paying the deposit on a place I had never seen, and trust goes a long way. We all had high expectations upon our arrival at 142 Farmersville Road; yet the total experience of staying there was even more positive than the sum of its parts.
The other reviewers have done a great job highlighting the wonderful features about this house, and describing how polite the owner, John, is toward his guests. It is all true; and it was reassuring to have him living on site, if we had a question. Both indoors and outdoors, this house gave us the best vacation rental we've ever had!
At one point, I was holding the baby on the porch swing, looking out across the pool/backyard and seeing everyone engaged in some sort of activity. That day, no one even wanted to go sight-seeing! My husband and I agreed, after doing quite a bit of sight-seeing, that Sandwich is a great base location.
You're at your destination soon after crossing the bridge, and it's easier to leave at the end, when traffic backs up. There are nice things to do around the village of Sandwich, an easy drive from this house. We'd recommend the kayak tour at the boardwalk! Also, Hyannis is a lovely port town just 20 minutes away, and taking day trips to Chatham or Provincetown aren't hard on Rt 6.
We would definitely book this property again for a family vacation!!! show more show less