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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Eastham cottage description
Anchor your cares away at Port Side Cottage. Adorable cozy cottage appropriately named long ago Port Side which is nestled right on the water's edge of the Town Cove. It is a charming waterfront vacation spot that is more than comfortable with its present floor plan of two to four people. Take your canoe or Kayak and glide into the sunset from your own back yard. Just 20 feet away from the Ocean. Yes... fishing, boating and swimming on your own private beach are just a few steps away.
Enjoy gorgeous, expansive water views of the town cove from this tranquil, secluded Cottage. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets right from your own door, bedroom and enclosed porch. Port Side is a nice, quiet, affordable get-away to "Explore and Enjoy Old Cape Cod." Comfortably decorated in cottage style furniture.
One bedroom but a room with a view and a new plush mattress to melt into. Living room with LCD 23 inch color cable TV with DVD. Phone in living room and bedroom. Couch pulls out to a full-size bed with upgraded mattress. The cozy enclosed porch converts to a private bedroom for one person with a pull out single bed.
Whether you are looking for that picnic for summer days, or a place for that romantic dinner, relaxing by the town cove or watching the sunset... so much beauty outdoors waiting to be discovered and you can experience it all sitting in your comfy Adirondack chairs by the waters edge. Less than a mile from Orleans amenities (shopping, dining, antiquing etc.) and convenient to Eastham beaches and the National Seashore.
All the activities the cape is famous for are minutes away. National Seashore center, Nauset Light, Coast Guard and Cape Cod Bay beaches, fresh and salt water swimming and fishing, whale watching, Audubon Society Wildlife Refuge, nature walks, bike trails, golfing, museums, theater, art shows, cinemas, antique shops, restaurants, cafes and shopping. Historic Hyannis and quaint Provincetown are within a short drive.
- 600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
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BEST VACATION EVER!
BEST VACATION EVER!
We've vacationed here for the last four summers and have enjoyed our stays more with each passing year. It's perfectly situated, within easy driving distance of picturesque beaches and yummy restaurants. The cottage itself is a cozy little charmer. The view of the bay is amazing - ever-changing and never-changing. This is a great place to kick back, slow down and enjoy Nature. And this year we noticed that, thanks to a new filtration system, the tap water that used to be on the cloudy side (what the locals just shrug their shoulders and call "Cape water") is now as clear as spring water. Best vacation ever! Thanks again, Liz! Hope to see you next year!
- Guest Rick (Silver Spring, MD)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
AWFUL EXPERIENCE!!! Please read through before renting this place. The water in this cottage is really bad. It will stain your skin and nails. The kitchen utensils are not useable due to iron stains. The owner will deny this and will not accept. The cottage does not meet town standards for renting.
- Guest Sureyya (Boston)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
Owner response: The cottage has been rented all summer and no one else expressed these complaints. To address her complaints my manager went over immediately to investigate and assured me everything was in order and found her complaints unwarranted. As far as the water just recently we invested in a new product that removes 98% rust and as my plumber says it is now crystal clear and one could drink it. In the past it was cloudy typical Cape water but now it is perfect crystal clear.
My husband and I just returned from a week at Port Side. The house is exactly as presented in the pictures - a quaint seaside cottage - and the corner spot right on the water offered a wonderful piece of private nature for us. The cable and internet worked flawlessly (big plus in our book). The small community where the house is was very well maintained, with white gravel roads and sea shell driveways, and the private dock was a plus for my husband who likes to fish at 4:00 a.m. The tidal bay is perfect for clam digging, which we did and then had a cookout on the water. Our youngest son who is in Boston College came up for a few days and the three of us found the house a perfect fit. Another big plus for us was being able to bring out dog as she is as much a part of our family as we are (hey I'd leave the husband and kid home and take the dog!) She loved her early morning walks and swims. The location, right off of Rt 6, was great as we were able to get to Providence in 1/2 hour and Hyannis in 20 minutes. We were 5 minutes from the National Seashore, First Encounter Beach (where Myles Standish first landed), lighthouses and some of the most beautiful east coast scenery. Great local restaurants (Arnolds, Marconi Beach BBQ etc.). Super Stop & Shop is 1 mile from the house as is the town of Orleans with lots of shopping. As for the person who complained about the water - well, yes, there is a lot of iron in the water. We are experienced travelers and know to run the pipes wherever we go. That cleared up any issue. The house was impeccably clean and Liz had so much information for us that we felt right at home. There are not many affordable houses on the water, with privacy and a dock etc. on the Cape. We have gone to the Cape every year for the past 15 years and normally stay at my husband's family home in Cotuit. Due to scheduling conflicts we had to look for an alternative and we are absolutely glad we did. We are planning on renting the place next year for a few weeks as we enjoyed Port Side and the Lower Cape far better than the Upper Cape. Great time all around, Thank you Liz! Theresa Doonan
- Guest Theresa (Easton, Connecticut)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/10/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
The water filtration system was not working and the owner knew about this prior to our arrival, but did not inform us. We endured days using unfiltered water causing discolored hair, nails, skin rashes, diarrhea, and hard boiled eggs which turned orange. We spoke with the owner who apologized, as she could not get anyone to repair it before Wed. We were upset that we were NOT informed prior and asked for financial compensation which she denied. We left the cottage to stay elsewhere. Needless to say, we were upset with the water quality which may have also been a health hazard and the with the way the the owner handled the situation! We would not recommend this rental to ANYONE.
- Guest Lois (Vernon, NJ)
- Date of stay 07/16/11
- Review Submitted 07/26/11
Owner response: In response to my water filtration system not working per the renters statement. I send out letters to all my renters prior to their reserved time at my cottage, which specifically states to call me immediately if there are any problems. The renters arrived on Saturday and did not contact me until Tuesday at 5:58 p.m. to inform me about the condition of the water filter system - when the filtration company was closed for the day for business. I called and left a message immediately with the answering service to take care of the problem ASAP, and was assured in the morning they would address it. I received a voice mail from the renters on Wednesday morning around 10 am, informing me that they were heading home. That afternoon the filtration person came and replaced customer provided cartridge filter, added softener mate to the brine tank and flushed and cleaned system. I contacted the renters to let them know that I immediately took care of the problem once they contacted me and I provided the company name, phone number and the filtration technicians name so they could speak to the company's filtration technician directly and gain an understanding of the filtration system in that it was not broken as they thought, but the system sometimes requires tweeking, which is typical of filtration systems. I have apologized and I do apologize again, but I have met my landlord/tenant responsibility, in that once I was made aware of the problem I immediatly contacted the appropriate people who resolved the issue. Respectfully submitted, Landlord Liz
My husband and I just returned from a week's stay at this cottage. It was delightful. The location is quiet and peaceful and central to all of the other towns that we love to visit: Wellfleet, P-Town, and Chatham. We also became acqainted with Brewster which we found to be full of great antique shops! We took our two dogs: a Golden Retriever and a Sheltie. We all fit perfectly and the dogs were right at home. The cottage was clean, well equipped, comfortable, and quaint. Liz (the owner) was thorough in supplying us with any and all details regarding the workings of the cottage and gave us lots of ideas regarding things to do while on the Cape. I'd highly recommend this property to anyone interested in a quiet, waterfront location!
- Guest SuzanneG (Bay Village OH)
- Date of stay 09/16/10
- Review Submitted 09/28/10
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Great Location-Average House
Great Location-Average House
We stayed at this cottage the last week of June 2010. It is not easy to find. It's a good loaction for the Cape Cod Institute; about 4 miles away. If you have a canoe or kayak, it is a great place as it right on the Cove with very easy access and is fairly, not entirely, quiet from traffic on Route 6. The best part of the house was the fantastic view from the kitchen; tall grass with the water in the background. The house is maybe 400 square feet. It feels cramped and we were only two people. The house water is full of iron, which may not be that unusual in that area, but it smells and made our white washcloth orange. If you have any skin sensitivities, the water will irritate you. The double bed in the bedroom is soft, which was uncomfortable for us, coupled with a creaky frame made for a less than ideal sleeping experience. The kitchen has a lovely new 4 burner stove, but candidly, there is very little counter space and the kitchen is not user-friendly. There is one AC window unit, so if you go in hotter months, expect to be hot in the house. The small outdoor deck is nice, and the house is in a horsehoe complex so there is very limited privacy. We also thought the price was a bit high for such a small place. We would not stay here again.
- Guest RLG (Chapel Hill, NC)
- Date of stay 06/26/10
- Review Submitted 07/12/10
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers.
Owner response: As they say a picture says a thousand words. Please review our pictures that are posted on VRBO. Also please review previous complimentarry comments from those who have rented from us. We have never had a disgrunteled renter before. Unfortunate, there is always one person you can not please. As you can see by her comments nothing pleased her and I think this is just her nature by what I can gather. Oh Well.
We enjoyed this cute cottage over Memorial Day weekend. The kids loved the beach and dock and we enjoyed the peacefulness of the serene setting. Red-winged black birds were one of the many interesting birds we enjoyed watching. This was such a great cottage. We would definitely return and suggest the rental to our friends and family.
- Guest MASJ (Western MA)
- Date of stay 05/28/10
- Review Submitted 06/12/10
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Guest comment entered by owner
wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had. Your cottage was the perfect retreat for my family. My husband and kids both said that the location was so much better than they expected as far as the proximity to the water and the fishing. I loved waking up and relaxing on the deck in the morning. Most of the time I would stay until the afternoon being so content I really did not have to venture out anywhere else
- Guest Carolyn
- Date of stay 01/09/09
- Review Submitted 01/09/09
A delightful cottage in a great location. You can have morning coffee in bed or outside and view the cove in both. Near good restaurants, art galleries, ocean swimming, trails for biking or walking. Quick access to Ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Easy access to either end of the Cape. A charming place for relaxating or active vacation.
- Guest Barbara Perry (-)
- Date of stay 07/08/05
- Review Submitted 07/08/05
June $750 / week July $1,500/ week August $1,500 / week Sept 1s & 2 week 850. Sept 13 to end of Set $750/ week oct 4 to 11 $675
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Year Purchased: 2005
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Front of House with Town Cove on Side and in Background
Relax in Adirondack chairs with exceptional waterviews of Town Cove
Other Side of Enclosed Porch (single sleeper sofa)
Other side of Living Room with eating area
Sun-filled Master Bedroom with double bed
View of the cottage from the Town Cove dock
Side Deck with gas grill and Adirondack Chairs
Enclosed Sun filled Porch offer waterviews of Town Cove
Spacious Living Room
Kitchen and Bedroom view of Town Cove
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