Our family of nine (ages 13 to 82) has only praise for Dock-on-the-Bay. It is aptly named, with its own dock on the small River connecting Meetinghouse Pond with the bay and eventually the Atlantic. It is paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Kayaks come with the house. Boats are easily rented at the marina on the pond; we’ve also rented paddle boards that the “kids” (up to age 62) loved. Nauset Beach, Orleans Center and East Orleans are but a very short drive away.
The house consists of four “pods”. Our son-in-law, an architect, loves the concept which offers privacy and/or togetherness, whatever your pleasure might be at any time of the day. It accommodates up to 10 people easily. The largest pod has a relatively spacious kitchen (for Cape Cod), an inviting “great room” for lounging and dining, and a fabulous deck where most dining and lounging take place, weather permitting, plus a bedroom for two and full bathroom. Another pod contains two bedrooms and a large bathroom: each of the other two pods contains two beds and half-bath – the great outdoor shower is only a few steps away. And the views from the pods’ own decks and the main pod deck are delightful. It’s hard to beat resting, reading, sipping wine or dining on the deck while boats ply the waters just off your backyard.
We’ve rented Dock-on-the-Bay for several years and eagerly look forward to 2015. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we have.