My husband and I and our 4-year-old daughter stayed here for a week in August and absolutely fell in love. The location is great, the cottage is charming, and we're already planning to book it again for next summer. The cottage is part of a small community of houses (maybe 6 or 8 of them) built on the side of a wooded hill over looking Fox Island Marsh. There's a good-sized deck (with a dining table and chairs and a couple of Adirondack-style chairs) with views of the marsh. There's also a gas grill on the deck, which we used almost every night. Behind the cottage is a big hammock strung between two trees, and we had multiple naps out there under the shade of the pine trees. Sliding doors open from the deck into a the front room, which has a kitchen and dining table on one side and a living area on the other side. It's got tons of light since there are floor to ceiling windows all the way across one side, and smaller windows on the ends. Living room furnishings are Pottery Barn-style beachy chic. Sisal rug, a couple of big wicker arm chairs,and a very very comfortable sofa. Large flat-screen cable TV. The kitchen has what looks like the original cabinets and no dishwasher, but there's plenty of cabinet space for food and a good supply of dishes, glasses, and cookware. The bedrooms both have beds that are more comfortable than we're used to finding in rental houses, reading lights by the beds, and big chests of drawers for clothing storage. Oh and the bigger bedroom has a TV too. Overall, a very comfortable, well-equipped and relaxing space for our family of three.
The location is great. It's not that far off of Indian Neck Road, but we couldn't really hear any road noise at all. It's a bit over a mile to Indian Neck Beach, which is a beautiful, broad beach just across from Wellfleet town harbor. It's a bit far to walk, so most days we biked there. Because it's on the bay side and not the ocean side, the waves were gentle, which was great for our daughter. We loved, loved, loved this beach. Beautiful sunsets (since it faces west), great for picking up seashells. And not crowded at all. We also really enjoyed the trails in the Fox Island Marsh and Pilgrim Spring Woodlands conservation areas, about a mile down the road the other direction from the beach. Did I mention there's a Dunkin Donuts a little less than two miles from the cottage? show more show less