.....and for that I am grateful!
I have just returned to Miami from our fourth stay at this house in four years and it was, as usual, perfect. The home remains exactly as the photos depict - a comfortable, immaculate beach cottage that sleeps an army full of family (and those teenagers) without the worry of stepping on any extra visitors snoozing on air beds across the floor. Full kitchen with dishwasher (thank God), full compliment of all linens and towels, plenty of parking (oh, those teenagers!) and directly on the ocean. Non-snoopy landlord across the street if any issues should arise - although for us, none ever have. So why am I writing another review?
I'd read a recent review of the property and would like to respectfully disagree on a couple of points, simply because for all northeastern seaside and harbor towns, many folks make their living for an entire year by renting out interesting and fun properties during the summer season. So it's important to add a few details.
This home is oceanfront. You hear the waves crashing on a windy night, the tide gently pulling out on a calm evening. Most homes directly on the water utilize all plastic furniture to avoid dangerous deterioration by the salt. Any responsible owner is careful to guard against the elements so outdoor furniture doesn't cause injury. Stairs from the seawall down to the water are often pulled up as a good high tide will wash them away - that is how close you are to the shore line. The local beach, called Sandy Beach because...well, you get the idea...is a very short walk and has a spectacular view. An even shorter walk in the other direction brings you to the cove at the lighthouse. A smaller beach when the tide is in, but the two jettys for sunning and jumping into the water are a local hightide favorite. We tanned and swam every day except one. Take it from a chick who doesn't find marching around as much of a joy as other folks seem to love. In no way are the description or photos of this rockin' house a misrepresentation of a great New England house by the sea.
The entire downtown of Scituate is 1.2 miles from this spot, and with several eateries before you actually hit Front Street, it has cafes, restaurants, groceries, movies, a bookstore, boutiques and local joints. It is truly an awesome summer hangout.
If you are interested in a great summer by the sea, take a week or so right here. Just not my week...