|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
An old cottage is now a new house! The formerly locked attic is now a full second floor, with wide dormer overlooking the pond, many windows, 2 rooms and bath. The entire house has been enlarged and finished: heat , hardwood floors, 2 furnished decks, enlarged all-new kitchen, tiled baths, fresh paint.
Enjoy total relaxation in the hammock, in the breezy living room watching the sunset, in the swimmable pond (really a small lake) or on its beach, playing basketball on our own court, on the bike trail steps from the property, or just walking around the acre of trees, grasses and flowers. Enjoy the ease of linens and towels provided for you, dishwasher, snack kitchen in the bright walkout basement, 2 TV’s and DVD players and cable service, washer and dryer, and wireless internet. You can have a great time without leaving the property; get to the library, supermarket and two music venues on an easy walk; and even get to the bay beaches or Orleans without using Rte 6.
Cape Cod: If you've never been to Cape Cod before, you may not realize just how special it is. The Cape was formed by the retreat of the glaciers, and has been settled for thousands of years, first by Native Americans, then the Pilgrims, Quakers, Portuguese and other Americans, especially whale and cod fishermen. That makes it rich in history, geology, folklore and food. Because the National Seashore was established, it remains a place of dunes, beaches and natural vistas, rather than rows of ticky-tacky cottages interrupted by clam stands and souvenir shops. The traffic on Route 6 may be like anywhere, but once you park, you will go back 50 years or more.
Its incredible 'Cape light' has made it a draw for artists, so galleries abound, as well as top quality local theater, musical venues, and even poetry readings.
The bike trail is miles long, and there are many conservation areas for hiking, biking, kayaking and birdwatching. Antique and thrift shops are everywhere, or day trip to Martha's Vineyard.
Eastham: Our cottage is located where the National Seashore begins. It's far enough out on the Cape to be true vacationland, yet half an hour from the Hyannis hospital and under an hour from the bridge over the Canal. Eastham is less well known than Wellfleet or Provincetown, but also a lot less crowded. Enjoy the water and the sunset just steps from the door, yet a few minutes gets you to vacation joys like beaches, dunes, the Seashore Visitors Center, the Audobon Center, museums, and great restaurants, and to necessities like supermarkets, doctors and pharmacies. You can even take back roads to Orleans, bay beaches, and Wellfleet, avoiding the congestion on Route 6. We're only a mile from the bay beach, with an even wider sunset view, and about 2 1/2 miles to ocean beaches.
My friends and I have been renting this house for at least 8 years in a row. It's a cozy, private, old New England house literally 200 feet from the lake which gives us the sense of peace and comfort. We did not have any problems with the landlady -- she has a handy man living nearby who responds very quickly. Honestly we never had any major issues with the house, especially after the renovation. The layout of the house allows for three absolutely independent areas with three separate entrances to the house which gives lots od privacy. I would recommend this house to anyone who loves the beach, biking, enjoying peace and quiet. Looking forward to renting this house next September.
It really saddens me to have to write this review. Our family vacationed in this house for many years when our children were small. We were excited and nostalgic to spend a week this summer, after the owner renovated. Something very bad must have happened in the owner's life to lead her to literally steal our security deposit. I paid a substantial cleaning fee upfront. Upon departure we left home in tidy, clean condition, following all her instructions and doing extra laundry before we left. Soon afterwards the owner sent me an email stating that she planned to keep all of my security deposit for "extra cleaning". She claimed that this mind boggling huge cleaning fee was justified by stating that there was "extra vacuuming" and food residue that had baked onto dishes that were run through the dishwasher when we left. (Of note, we had used this dishwasher several times during our stay and never had any problems. We did not leave anything on departure that should have caused a problem.) When I stated that was completely unacceptable to use our security in this manner and threatened recourse, she decided to lower the amount she was taking from us to half the security, stating that is what her "cleaning lady" actually charged. Bottom line - this is stealing. I am exploring small claims court, which is really my only recourse.
The house itself is now much more expensive to rent than it had been prior to the renovation and truly not worth the price. A deck has been added but it is so over stuffed with broken furniture/torn cushions/umbrellas with holes that one can not even use the space. The table by the pond was completely unusable as it was covered in mildew and so filthy that we couldn't clean it sufficiently to use it for dining. The attic now has several beds in it, but it is stiflingly hot and has no shades on the windows. There is a general lack of shades (or ones that do not come apart every time you use them) throughout the home. The power in the basement living area went off several times for no reason at all. Upon our arrival we found the house dirty, buggy, & cobwebby. She leaves her personal stuff everywhere - parts for repair, personal items, useless objects. General clutter. Unfortunately, the pond is clogged with long weeds and is very difficult to swim in. The owner is uncaring and obviously only concerned with obtaining as much money as possible, using any means. Very very disappointed.
My family and I spent 2 weeks in this cottage. The property description was accurate. We were very well situated for all the Eastham beaches and bike path which was perfect for us. The owner gave very good information about the cottage which was very helpful. I would recommend this property to a family with kids as there is lots for them to do and a big yard to play in.
We visited restaurants in the local area and enjoyed the drive-in theatre.
Eastham is at the elbow of the Cape: far enough out for wonderful National Seashore beaches and natural areas and a real vacation feel, close to the art and excitement of Provincetown, yet less than an hour from the mainland. The area feels a bit like a college town, small but cultured. Music, plays, art and readings by authors, yard and book sales, minor league baseball, and art and sports classes spice up the relaxation.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 4 2016 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Waterfront for only $2000/week peak season!
Contact owner for special situations.
Pay by check. One-half upon reservation; remainder 60 days before check-in during high season and 30 days before in other months.