A quintessential family cottage, loved and cared for by us for almost 60 years, sits on a bluff overlooking the well known and protected Nauset Estuary and Inlet, barrier beach, and Atlantic Ocean.
The view, northward, takes your eyes down the stretch of Nauset Beach leading to “the point.” There is never a moment that repeats itself. The sun, clouds, water, waves, whale spouts, shark spotting planes, weather systems, tides, boats, and people are so interesting to watch. Enjoy the reflections of clouds, hawks catching upward currents of air, sun beams into bedrooms, bunny rabbits, salt air, pink beaches at sunset, moonrises, listening to the waves while falling asleep, watching the flashes from the lighthouse, and listening to the pitter patter of the rain on the roof. There are very few places like this in the world.
We offer our home to you. Facing east, large windows on the porch extend the length of the house and overlook the water and beaches. Perfect all day for watching the sun rise right up over the ocean, having coffee while playing backgammon, spying on beachgoers, cocktails at night, reading a book, and dreaming. The kitchen is in the south-westerly ell and has a full bath with laundry, a southern faced door leading out to a picnic and grill area, and a northernly door leading out to a shady patio. Adjacent to this patio, is the north westerly ell where the private master bed and bath are situated. Between the ells and the porch is a spacious dining room with sitting area, a living room, and a small den with television. Stairs lead upstairs from the living room to the original cottage bedrooms and an added half bathroom upstairs.
Stairs from the driveway take you down to the beach. Then, you choose…do I want to go to the ocean side, or, do I want to swim in the quiet, warm water of the inlet? Do I want to walk to the point, ride some waves, surf cast for blues, birdwatch, sit in a chair and look at the waves roll in, have a picnic, watch seals, sail, kayak, clam, dream some more? It’s lovely. Or, perhaps, I might like to walk around on the dirt roads of Nauset Heights that lead to more beautiful spots like Priscilla Beach, Mill Pond, and more incredible views over the Atlantic.
Explore some more… to Coast Guard Beach, the National Seashore, Rock Harbor, Chatham, Provincetown, Nickerson State Park, and the Cape Rail Trail. Golf, tennis, bike! Make sure you have a lot of seafood… lobsters, fish, scallops from local seafood stores. You have never tasted seafood so fresh. And, for night owls, towns are bustling with great restaurants, shopping, and theater.
There is so much to do and see. Sometimes, though, the best vacations are the ones you don’t have to reach for your keys. Come and stay awhile. We welcome you!