We enjoyed a wonderful week at the "little cottage by the sea"!! Beginning with the process of renting and receiving information from the owners, we knew we were in good hands. John and Carolyn were easy to work with, straight forward and honest. They provided thorough instructions and tons of local information -- restaurant menus and sightseeing guides.
The cottage is very conveniently located both for daily walks to the beach and for outings to explore other areas of the Cape. The beach is truly a 2 minute walk and would be easy even for small children. The town beach was clean and never over crowded but is probably better suited to smaller kids rather than teens who might prefer more waves. There are two other beaches a little further down which we checked out and found nice as well, but for our purposes, the town beach was great. The neighborhood is great for walking or running if that is something you enjoy.
The cottage is small but tidy. Though it sleeps 6 comfortably, I could see it being a little tight for a group of 6 grown people, especially if the weather was not cooperating. We were able to eat all our meals outside on the patio which was so lovely. The gardens are beautiful as was the sea breeze. We loved reading out there and watching all the people going by.
The house is outfitted well and had pretty much everything we needed. There were plenty of fans to combat the heat, and though it could get a little warm during the day, at night we were very comfortable. The outdoor shower was terrific.
There is so much to do nearby but one of our favorites was the Whydah Pirate Museum. When we drove by it on the way in, we thought it was one of those tacky tourist museums. However, after reading about it and visiting, we found an absolutely authentic and fascinating display of a true pirate shipwreck and all the treasure and artifacts that have been recovered. Other favorites included kayaking on the Bass River, pastries from the Great Island Bakery-5 minutes away- and walking to "The Skipper' for dinner and ice cream!
Over all, we found this cottage to be priced well for what was advertised in the description. We would recommend renting from John and Carolyn.