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Recent East Harwich reviews
Second Great Stay
"This was our second year at this house, and it was just a wonderful as last year. The house is very well stocked with high quality linens and towels, lots of beach equipment for adults and kids, and has a large well stocked kitchen. Three very comfortable bedrooms work great for our family, and the yard, garden, and deck are very nice, as well as beautiful.
Forest Beach is a very nice, easy walk from the house. We also went to Ridgevale Beach, which was wonderful for kites, crabs, wading with children and just hanging around. The house is also very close to Schoolhouse Ice Cream, which was a frequent stop for our family."
Guest: Ginger's GroupDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 26, 2015
Truly A Home Away from Home with Large Heated Inground Pool!
"We are a large group of 3 families with young children. Maggie's cottage is truly a home away from home for us. The cottage was extremely well stocked: apart from the usual that you'd expect to see in a cottage rental, Maggie went out of her way to stock up condiments, plastic bags, paper towels & tissue papers, even shampoos and soaps, you name it! Everything you need in your own home, Maggie got it! The heated pool was a huge hit with the children, we even swam under the stars. One evening we lit up the camp fire in the fire pit, and roasted some marshmallows, our children still talk about that experience even today. The cottage does show some signs of wear, but Maggie’s personal touches throughout the house only add character to it.
The cottage is located in a convenient yet very quiet location: about 2 min away from a large Stop & Shop (grocery) store & the beer/liquor store. The historic Chatham is only 15 minutes away. We also saw the most amazing sunset at the Skaket beach, also just 10-12 min away and recommended by Maggie. During low tide our kids loved looking for clams, hermit crabs and horseshoe crabs there!
The only reason that I gave this cottage a 4 star is difficulty of payment: Maggie only accepts checks, and being a non-American traveler, I had to go to the bank and get a certified US Dollar bank draft to mail it to Maggie. When she returned my security deposit, it was yet another check to deposit: from USD back to CAD. It would be so much easier if Maggie could accept electronic payments. I was also a bit shocked to receive the rental agreement in an actual mail, in this age a PDF file sent as attachment would make much more sense. That being said, those are small annoyances that didn’t hinder our thorough enjoyment of Maggie’s beautiful cottage."
Guest: Jing L.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
"What an amazing vacation! The house is perfectly situated on Bucks Pond at the end of a dead end street. The private beach is so relaxing. We enjoyed swimming, snorkeling--even pulling the beach chairs down to the private beach to read with our feet in the warm water. We kayaked daily, whether it be just around the pond, or to one of the association beaches for more swimming. Our daughters now believe that a pond/lake is better than the ocean! The wildlife was wonderful as well. My 11-year-old future ornithologist was thrilled to see a cormorant, an osprey, Canada geese, catbirds, and many other songbirds during the course of the week. We did day trips on the Cape Cod Rail Trial, to Coast Guard Beach, and to Wellfleet and Orleans. The deck was wonderful for our nightly grilling and relaxing--and NO MOSQUITOS! The house was so sunny and bright, had a large table, large living room, huge master bedroom and a well-appointed kitchen. We definitely plan to return!"
Guest: KarenDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
"What a beautiful house! The place was immaculate and wonderfully furnished with everything you could think of- take out menus, books, nice TV, beautiful lawn/yard, nice bowls/plates, disposable knives, forks, etc. The whole house had gorgeous sky lights throughout and everything was just top notch-a huge upgrade from staying at the Chatham Highlander Inn several years ago. Also, I was really impressed with the owner Tim-he was meticulous about everything and you could tell that he was sincere in his quest to make our stay as perfect as possible. We are coming back to stay in September and I cannot wait-what a great find on HomeAway!"
Guest: ELIZABETH R.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 25, 2015