"As the name of the street anticipates, this is a cozy traditional cottage where we had a great time last July.
It consists of two floors arranged exactly as described on the website and being just two people, for us the cottage was really comfortable, it was like having a hotel suite each. There are wooden floors almost everywhere, which gives the house an old-times atmosphere together with the good taste furnishings.There are all modern comforts though, including air-conditioning, necessary on hot summer days and nights!
Everything was very clean and tidy, with little homely touches like the flip-flop magnetic notepad on the 60’s fridge. Outside there’s a little patio hidden from the main street (with table/chairs/BBQ) where we used to have breakfast, great to relax and have a drink or dinner in the evening.
The neighbourhood is really beautiful and quiet, very green, with birds and squirrels, and lots of big cottages with nice lawns and huge hydrangea bushes! The location is perfect because it’s in the middle of the Cape, so everything is at a short distance, but certainly you need a car. However,there are things you can do just walking or riding a bicycle: across the street there’s the river, with boats, kayaks, etc. and some tiny beaches. Otherwise there’s Smugglers’ beach, which you can reach on foot, where you can sunbathe,swim,fish or have a walk at sunset before dining at a nearby restaurant, tasting the local seafood (delicious littlenecks, steamers and lobster!) In the garage of the cottage you can find everything you need for the beach and bicycles.
Any downsides? Well, the only one I find is that the garden would need some “re-styling”, also because the ones nearby look extremely trim and tidy, but this doesn’t really affect your stay in the cottage.
We drove around a lot and Barbara, the owner, also gave us some good tips about restaurants nearby , for shopping in the area and things to do, like going to a tag sale just down the road, which was great fun for us as it was a taste of local traditions. Barbara was really very helpful and friendly, always available without being obtrusive. The owner living next door is certainly a positive aspect in case of need, but besides that she’s such a nice lady that it was a pleasure to meet her .So, we hope to go back one day to repeat the experience and make the most of Pleasant Steet again! Thank you Barbara!"
Guest: Cinzia C.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 25, 2015