"This was our first experience with VRBO, so that alone was 5 stars, because the filters enabled us to find just the right place for our needs.
Miriam and Lou were very accessible and great answering any and all questions via email and phone before our trip and even during, as we had one question about recycling removal. This was our first trip to Cape Cod, so some of my review may stray toward that, but I will try to stick to the property.
This home is about 5 houses up from Rock Harbor, which is a small picturesque harbor where people in Orleans can go to catch charter fishing boats in the morning, and watch the sun set, as its very beautiful. The harbor has a fish market and Capt Cass restaurant, a little local greasy spoon type place. Rock Harbor itself has a tiny little beach (no lifeguard) where you can swim, and even bring your dog- we were told after 4pm dogs are allowed, so we went with that. This little beach is free, it is on the Skaket beach side of Orleans, so similarly, when the tide is out, you can walk for miles in and out of tidal pools. We saw an oyster farm when the tide was out, and got to speak with the farmer. He let our boys help him pick out the dead oysters "and put them in the oyster graveyard" The kids had endless fun seeing what sea critters were in the all the tidal pools. Nauset beach is about 15 min drive with more waves for boogie boarders and bigger kids, daredevils.
This house is a short car ride, or bike ride from the middle of town, where there are little shops and cafes, and there is a nice paved bike trail with 2 bike rental shops. The house was perfect for our family because while it was very clean, and nicely decorated, it was not so dear that I was afraid the kids or dog would harm anything. Every gadget you might need to cook or entertain is there, there is a charcoal grill, all the items you might need for the beach are in the garage. Backyard is big enough for a game of catch while dinner is being made. Deck is a nice place to see the corner of that Rock Harbor sunset. The TV was great for the kids in the morning and evening, and having laundry available made it nice when we got back (no mountain to do). My grandmother had a beach house growing up, and I had hoped for that type of getaway, and this was just right. Thanks so much, Miriam and Lou."
Date of Stay: July 2014
Review Submitted: July 22, 2014