We are Don and Noel Gray, owners of this property since 1992. In 2003 we retired from management of the Sandwich Auction House (a Cape Cod company specializing in antique and decorative arts auctions) and bought a cottage in Nova Scotia for summer use. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary there this past summer with all three of our sons and their families in attendance. In the winter, we keep the woodstove burning and the snow shoveled at the Minden Lane home we rent out in the summer. From all the feedback we receive, we know the summer renters are appreciative of being in our home and we try to attend quickly to any problems/concerns they may have during their stay. Our youngest son Dan works in Hyannis and can be our ''hands and feet'' while we are in Canada. For us, renting our home has been a great experience...connecting us to special folks many of whom have rented year after year.
What is special about this property?
What we love most about our home is the serenity it provides. Set in the quaint, historic village of Yarmouth Port, the home gives its residents a quiet place to be but is in an easy walk to swimming spots, 4 restaurants (an award winning Japanese called Inaho, an 0ld New England inn, and wonderful breakfast places: Jack's Outback and a The Optimist Café), bakery, interesting little shops and is an easy drive to the main highway (rte. 6) which leads to all parts of the Cape. 21 Minden Lane itself was built in the 1930's but bought by a contractor in the 1970's who updated it and added a kitchen. He used old floorboards, vintage doors, etc. to enhance the ''feel'' of an antique home. With Don in the antiques business for many years, our home is filled with many country/folk art antiques...which add to the ''ambiance''.
What is special about your town?
Yarmouth provides a ''Jekell and Hyde'' experience with different offerings. Our home is in Yarmouth Port which is on the north side of the town, with quaint old New England homes and charm. All construction/improvements are strictly controlled by the ''Olde Kings' Highway Commission''. Therefore, there are no box stores, fast food restaurants, high rise buildings, etc. On the south side of town (a short drive away) along rte. 28, folks can find the commercial offerings (i.e. miniature golf, fast food, inflatable park, stores galore, pirate museum, motels, many restaurants, etc.