"My husband, dog, and I have stayed in this home for a week every summer for the last 3 years. I grew up on Cape Cod and wanted a place to stay while visiting my family and enjoying a vacation. Before I even get to the house, I can tell you as a (former) local, this location is a hidden gem. Centerville is central to most anywhere you would like to get on the greater Cape, including to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard ferries, as well as to the Hyannis airport (hello direct to NYC Jet Blue flights!). The house comes with a coveted beach pass and is a 5 minute drive from my very favorite secret, pass-requiring beach on Cape Cod, so you have the best of both worlds: a house directly on the lake, plus bike or drive-able beach access. This is a boon for people with dogs or children, or who just want a more quiet, less sandy experience than a beach home can provide.
On to the house: the owners do everything to make you feel at home and enjoy your stay. The house is clean with plenty of bathroom and beach towels, sheets, tables, chairs, dishes and silverware. There are 4 bedrooms varying in size and the master bedroom has lovely lake views from bed.
The porch is jaw-dropping gorgeous. The photos here do not lie. The sun sets over the lake, making for some magnificent nights, and the porch is huge, directly over the lake and with ample seating. The lake water is lovely for swimming, paddle boarding, or kayaking (some of this will require a rental on your part, not hard to come by on the cape). Because the house is located in a protected cove, not only is this area of the lake quieter than others, you are spared motor boats and jet skis blazing by at high speed.
The house itself has plenty of room for one family or two small families to enjoy between the outdoor space, large living/dinning room, separate eat-in kitchen, and separate sunken TV room. There is also a huge outside shower, in addition to the 1.5 bathrooms within the house.
I cannot say enough nice things about this house and the owners and we hope to come back for many years to come."
Guest: Jessica S.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 12, 2016