We have been vacationing on the outer cape since our young adult children were tiny. We have stayed in Truro or North Truro every year, other than one where we rented in Wellfleet. We love the outer cape! This house was clean, comfortable, dog friendly, (fenced yard!) roomy, there are super comfortable beds, 3 bathrooms with showers, a washing machine and dryer, and it is in a perfect location! There is also a nice fire pit with chairs, we didn't get to use it, but I am sure it has provided many beautiful nights for many guests. Sean and Paul were great hosts, they are super friendly and available to answer questions but not intrusive, they even left us wine!
I will start with the house... Cotton Hollow home was lovely, it was such a nice home base! We spent mornings on the porch reading on super comfy chairs, we ate dinner on the porch at the table under the umbrella. We always bring our tiny dog with us, she loved the large fenced yard! The beds were more comfortable than our beds at home! The kitchen is very user friendly, which is important to us as we have some serious food allergies to deal with, so we can only rent where there is a kitchen, some are utilitarian, some are honestly unusable, but this house has a great kitchen and is fully stocked with pots and pans and dishes and a big clean sink. And the house has a washing machine and dryer! We loved the shower in the upstairs bathroom, there are 3 bathrooms all with showers, one with a tub, but we all just loved the stand-up shower on the third floor.
The location was perfect! We have mostly rented cabins or homes on the beach on the bay side of Truro, this was our first time renting a house that was not directly on the beach. Our kids have never actually liked swimming in the bay, so while we do like to walk on the bay beaches at sunset or early morning with the dog, we mostly drive to the ocean beaches anyway. This house is very close to the bay beaches though, it was an easy walk to one of the Truro town beaches, so that is a plus if you do like to go to the bay beaches. It is also really close to Head Of The Meadow which is our favorite beach! Head Of The Meadow has big tide pools that are fun to swim in and really safe for little kids but still has big waves out past the sandbars. It is fun to walk way out on the sand bars and the walk along the dunes on the soft sand is perfect. Head Of The Meadow is basically directly across the street, it is such an easy drive! We stay on the outer cape for nights strolling in Provincetown, we are a family of artists, and Provincetown feels like home to us, we love it! The house is a short 4 or 5 miles from downtown Provincetown. But who wants to drive to the center of Provincetown when you can park a mile or so down from the center for free on 6A so that you can stroll down while checking out all of the amazing gardens?
If you are looking for a nice home base that is comfortable enough to spend hours in while also having access to beautiful beaches on both the Bay and Ocean sides, is dog friendly, and has a totally functional kitchen and comfortable beds and an amazing shower, this is the house for you!