I have been staying in Cape Cod rentals every year for almost each and every of my 53 years, but this was truly a unique experience. It was full of surprises, and yet felt so easy and comfortably familiar. It is the very first time I have not cleaned a home before we settled in, it was impeccable and there was simply no need. Close to Route 6 and definitely not isolated, it felt very quiet and private. I was a bit worried because the friend I traveled with this year is a real snob and will only stay at 5-star resorts. The house feels like a much more expensive rental. (They insisted we book immediately to be sure we can go back next year!) Simple, light-filled, comfortable and uncluttered, the house has something interesting to look at, to examine, to explore, at every turn. You won't find the odd moldy paperback collection, but a really wide selection of good reads: some local, both fiction and non-; games galore, including the ping pong table in the basement (which I thought irrelevant in the initial description but ended up loving); a movie collection and sound system that keep making me feel like it's time to upgrade at home. The chairs on the deck are deceptively comfortable; we got to the beach late every day because of them and drinks out at sunset couldn't compare. We had no intention of cooking but the fabulous, well-equipped kitchen, interesting cookbooks and huge dining table had us convincing friends staying nearby they had to come over rather than meeting at a restaurant. The master bedroom is palatial, and all of the beds were really comfortable. We loved the outdoor shower and the second bath had a delightful skylight and a big, roomy shower. But the master bath is a delightful spa that was enjoyed nightly. I have recommended the house to friends but fear it will not be open when I want to go, I've been ruined for other rentals! The biggest surprise was that we went out much less frequently than usual, we were just too happy "at home." Despite knowing the Cape really well, the owners left such extensive info and fun tips that I enjoyed reading it all the same. I shopped a bit less, ate a little less fried food and came home at the end of a week so well rested it felt as though we'd had a month off!