This home in Truro is my idea of Cape perfection: quiet and serene with a hauntingly beautiful view across a conservation-preserved meadow to the bay; modern, spotless and filled with all the comforts of home; well-maintained beach gear at the ready.. and air conditioning for sleeping! I know you're not supposed to need central air on the Cape, but we always seem to be there when it's 'unusually hot and humid.'
We loved the quick walk to Ryder Beach for a dip in the bay, a rainy day stroll to the Hopper house, or a sunset frolic with the goats who live nearby (!) as well as the easy drive (under Route 6) to Ballston Beach for big waves and those phenomenal outer Cape dunes. Dinner in Wellfleet or Provincetown is an easy drive in either direction, but the gorgeous screened porch provided the best nightlife we had. The house comes with a thorough instruction manual; fast, reliable wi-fi; and a fun basement playroom. Jane was reachable and totally responsive to questions along the way.
The first floor bedroom is perfect for grandparent(s), and if your kids are young, Ryder Beach is exactly what you want: warm, calm water that's swimmable even at dead low tide. We saw more butterflies than we could count around the house, and had fun looking for crabs, minnows and shells when low tide exposed dozens of sandbars. On a couple of days we were the only people in sight in either direction on the public beach!
Of course I'm hesitating before I post this. It's tempting to try to keep this place a secret! But since we can't stay the whole summer ourselves, we'll share.. and count the days until we can come back.