What a beautiful surprise to discover Popponesset beach and neighborhood! The beach (for residents and guests) is long and so quiet, we spent entire mornings there almost alone! It's not 5 min walk to get to the beach from the cottage and it made the vacation so much more relaxing when the kids could just walk home alone (it feels very safe, what cars there are, which is NOT a lot, were slow and careful), take their 'outdoor' shower and relax in the yard while the parents relaxed the last hour on the beach. The cottage feels brand new, everything was in great shape, the beds were very comfortable, there is everything one needs in the kitchen (including good steak knives!!) and the yard is partially shaded all day, which is perfect. Martine and Richard were the nicest: easygoing and reliable, really the best! I'll mention the neighborhood again because it is really nice to walk to Popponesset market or just around and enjoy the sceneries, the beautiful houses on the beach, the sand bar on the North end of the beach. And Mashpee itself, around the rotary, has everything one needs, 7 minute drive away (we particularly enjoyed our last dinner at Cooks, a seafood place off the rotary, besides 99, which serves fresh seafood, good quality and good price - excellent for casual dinner).
Definitely we would return, without hesitation! Thanks Martine and Richard for a great vacation!