Coming for our second visit as a family with two girls to Cape Ann from Delft,Holland, we were again so pleased by the relaxed atmosphere and the nice people. The beach is close by and our two daughters could walk there and a lifeguard was present. We went kayaking with Discovery Adventures in Lanesville, a pleasant little town a couple miles down the road. There is a nice shop with coffee and sandwiches. Actually you could do most things locally but Rockport and Gloucester are nearby if you are looking for cultural activities,e.g. we went to a maritime festival in Gloucester. Shopping is also possible in the large malls close by [30 min]. So we had plenty to do but were also happy to return to our "home away from home" and have all the necessary amenities. Especially handy was the gas B.B.Q. and we picnicked often outside in the backyard under the grape vines. The house was nicely decorated with old fotos of the owner. The owner was very helpful, e.g. with the payment because we could not write a check but had to pay her otherwise. Also we used the kitchen disposal for our corn cobs and it broke down, but she had it fixed with no extra costs to us. The house was well maintained and the kitchen fortunately had some condiments such as olive oil,herbs,sugar,etc. that we did not have to buy. You could see that the owner also used the home and as guests we profited from her hospitality. The linen and towels were all clean and fresh, enough for all our needs. In short, we would certainly recommend the house and the Cape Ann area to our friends and relatives.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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