Although this was our first rental, we couldn't ask for much more. The house in one word is super COZY. We really enjoyed the open kitchen and dining area most - it allowed our families to spend quality time together the entire trip... While some were preparing bkfast or dinner or packing lunches to go, we were generally always "together"... and enjoying each other's company. And of course, our spacious bedrooms also offered us privacy when needed.
The kitchen was new and very clean - and had all the amenities (pots, pans, dishes, wine glasses etc) to make full blown breakfasts and dinners! The cute little seashore themed paper placemats were a thoughtful touch. Extra fold up chairs were also provided.
Although we didn't get a chance to take advantage of the outdoor grill, we enjoyed the backyard with the basketball court and the badminton sets provided. We thought we would be attacked by mosquitos and bugs but to our surprise, there were none at all!
Orleans also has some of the most beautiful beaches on the Cape! Nauset Beach is beautiful on the ocean side but Skaket Beach is a MUST VISIT beach... During low tide, you can walk for miles out into the calm crystal clear waters and the sand underneath is supersoft and superfine - perfect for families with little ones! Ridgevale Beach, although in Chatham is still close and great for kayaking right on the beach (they have rentals right on the beach for your convenience).
The convenient location mid-cape was also perfect for us to travel between Chatham and Ptown.
The owner provided us with her cellphone number in case we had any questions during our stay but we didn't need to contact her because she also provided all the information we needed on a sheet of paper on the fridge.
Overall - we highly recommend this rental if you are looking for a cozy home that is clean with convenient access to the best beaches and attractions on the outer Cape. We look forward to booking again next summer.