We have stayed at this cottage for more than 10 years. It is immaculately clean when you check in, and comfortable for a family of four. The casual atmosphere is very family friendly. We usually go in August and typically enjoy a break in the summer heat. There is an air conditioner, but we like to leave the windows open for the breeze that is pretty constant.
We've never had any issues with the cottage or its amenities. Tom and Noreen are very responsive if there is a problem that comes up during your stay. Once, the refrigerator wasn't working, and it was fixed in less than 24 hours. They listen to guest feedback and we have observed changes to the cottage based on comments they've received. For example, a number of additions have added to the cottage's comfort . . .a new deck, new mattress in the master bedroom, air conditioner, remodeled bathroom, fresh paint, etc. The property is very well maintained.
The location is really great. The cottage is close to the National Seashore, as well as bay side beaches and a fresh water pond. Our favorite is First Encounter Beach which is perfect for kids. At low tide, the beach is huge, and there are many tide pools full of snails, crabs, and minnows. Great Pond is also fun for more of a lake experience, and it has a great playground area.
Route 6 is busy in the summer, but there are lots of restaurants, shops, mini golf, and ice cream stands to visit. It's also only a mile to a major grocery store which is super convenient. Bicycle and kayak rentals are also close by. If you stick to the bike trails, rather than route 6, you'll have an enjoyable ride. Tom and Noreen are also a good resource if you want ideas for things to do or places to go.
We are very satisfied repeat guests, and would highly recommend this cottage for a family friendly, casual week on Cape Cod.