"Clean, comfortable, "on" the beach and exactly as pictured. The home is relatively close to 2 supermarkets (stop&shop and Star), 2 malls, plenty of restaurants, mom and pop stores and even a fresh off the boat fish store. It is ideal for day-trips to Boston or the Cape, and close to Plymouth, which has many consignment/antique shops. The neighborhood is quiet, clean and friendly. All we heard at night were waves and crickets. The queen-size bed upstairs is very comfortable, with plenty of storage space. There is also a loft with a thin, queen size mattress. The bedroom downstairs is equipped with bunk beds only, so I'd recommend the home to families with older kids that do not need constant supervision. The tile flooring makes it quite easy to clean up spills or sand tracks. Our landlord was extremely prompt and responsive in addressing an issue with the washer and sending back our deposit.
That being said, here are a few things to be aware of. The beach is rocky. Bring water shoes. During our 2 week stay algae was on the beach and in the water most of the time, but if you swim beyond the immediate 10-15 feet deep "belt" the water is clear. To get on the beach you have to pass through some boulders. If you have problems with your balance, walk to the beach at end of the street and come back around. Dogs are allowed on the beach (one of the best perks yet), but in spite of local leash laws, some residents let their dogs roam free. Take appropriate measures to prevent unwelcome canine conflicts. The upstairs kitchen is stocked with enough silverware for 4 people and dishes for 8. There are pots and frying pans but only 1 baking sheet. If you plan on baking, bring your pans or buy aluminum ones like we did. There is no light on the back deck; bring a flashlight to better negotiate the steps at night.
You do not need to bring any floating devices or beach toys, there are several under the deck.
Overall, considering the home's amenities, maintenance state and location, the landlord's practices and the price, this is one of the best homes we have ever rented."
Guest: Rosanna P.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 30, 2015