I just spent a wonderful few days in this very sweet quintessential Cape Cod cottage. I was vacationing with a very dear friend whom I've known since junior high school (many years ago). The cottage was cozy and comfortable for long conversations, cooking adventures, and private time writing and reading. It was ideal for us for just plain relaxing! However, it would also be spacious enough for a larger, active family.
We immediately liked the cottage upon walking in. The decor is nautical and instantly inviting. The natural lighting, even in the overcast winter skies of January, was lovely. It was immaculately clean. The ambient temperature in the cottage was very toasty even though the outside temperature had dropped into the low teens and the wind was howling.
The three bedrooms were decorated very nicely and with refreshingly minimal stuff. Each was comfortable and exceptionally clean. The beds were very comfortable, each nicely made with what looked and felt like new linens.
The bathroom was also perfectly clean with enough space to store one's toiletries (especially including the small closet just outside the bathroom).
The kitchen was equipped well for our needs and the owner has immediate plans to add to the utensils and serving dishes that are there. (We were just the second renters so the new owner really wanted feedback as to how to fully equip the kitchen for vacation families.)
The sun room was warm and inviting even on the cold winter days we were there. In the summer, I would be out there every day!
Other notable amenities would be the outdoor shower and barbecue. For families with children, a big plus would be its location on a quiet cul-de-sac with lots of space for playing outdoors. There are several puzzles and the owner has plans to add games and DVDs.
The cottage is very well located--a moment's walk to a small organic grocery store and a very short drive to a larger grocery store, a drug store, and the center of Chatham, where there are many restaurants and appealing shops. The beaches are also just a short drive away.
Finally, the owner is very responsive, flexible, and accommodating.
Both my friend and I would definitely recommend the cottage and we would love to come back...again in the winter as well as in the summer!