It was everything we wanted and more . . .
I was only able to stay 5 nights and next year plan to stay 2 weeks. Eric was very accommodating with my well behaved Norwich Terrier, Rugby. The easy access to the private, pet friendly beach, as well as Big Pond, was a huge plus. The families in the Beach Association were very friendly, including one with very young children who were "adopted" by Rugby.
Love the deck (it was like being in a tree-house) the layout, kitchen, bed and linens, big bath and luxurious Egyptian cotton towels. I travel a lot and those niceties are so appreciated. The property was very well maintained and I understand more upgrades are planned over the winter.
And while the owners' home is next door, it is designed to provide privacy for the tenants, which is an important feature.
The kitchen had everything needed for home cooked meals. Nice touches like lovely serving ware and gas grill. Two of my sisters and their families were also in Eastham that week and the owners were great about my hosting dinner on the deck for the 8 members of my family one evening.
I am a techno-dinosaur, so I brought brought a CD player for my music.
Grocery shopping in Orleans is a short drive.
The area is more rural than the more touristy areas at the Cape with a lot of charming dirt roads and a number of good restaurants close by. The beaches, both bay and ocean, in Eastham are beyond compare. And it's close to Truro and Provincetown.
This lovely property gets my highest recommendation.