Submitted: August 13, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
This worked out perfectly for our family! We brought our two children, their spouses and and 3 grandchildren. The deck overlooking the ocean was perfect - you can't find a better view in any restaurant so we really enjoyed eating dinner on the deck (when we weren't at the Matunick Oyster Bar). We rented both sides of the house so we could have privacy. The location is also great as the mini supermarket had everything you need and was close by with no traffic to get there. A lot easier for us coming from CT than going to the Cape. Great waves and the water was warmer too. The outdoor shower was perfect - I don't think anyone used the indoor showers at all! As one reviewer noted, the water is salty, but there was plenty of Poland Springs provided and to be expected if you are this close to the beach. The bedrooms were small, but the open living/kitchen/dining area was roomy enough for all of us. The stairs are steep, so we brought gates to block the toddlers' access. It is an older cottage so doesn't have all the brand new construction amenities but the beautiful location more than made up for that!
Owner's Response: SEASIDE is the perfect location to just sit back and enjoy the sand, surf and sun, so I was very happy to see that you were able to do that. It is very nice to have everything close, so you can spend your time at the cottage and not off traveling, and wasting "beach time". The beach is also a wonderful walking beach, for those late afternoon strolls. I agree the outside shower is what makes a summer vacation. I actually designed the cottage myself, And tried to make the living area as large as possible, so the bedrooms are small, but in the summer, you are only there to sleep. There is a door that can lock at the foot of the stairs, so little ones do not have access to the stairs.
We have worked each year on "re-doing" different areas of the cottage. Last year it was all new windows. Next year we will have a new project, as the ocean brings harsh winter weather...but we are very proud of our cottage and strive to keep it in the best condition. There are many wonderful restaurants, but you did hit on the most popular one, THE MATUNUCK OYSTER BAR. the food is amazing and fresh from the waters that the restaurant sits on. Fantastic sunsets....which are also outstanding at SEASIDE! I hope you took lots of pictures, as a beach vacation is a place to re-energize and the pictures will bring back that feeling throughout the remainder of the seasons, until you " are lucky enough to be at the beach!". Thanks for the care of our little slice of heaven!
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