A Lovely Home
Submitted: August 10, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
This home was everything we were seeking in a vacation spot in Chatham. The house was even lovelier than the photos indicated, the amenities were accurately described, and the rooms were tastefully decorated and located. One of the aspects that particularly appealed to our family was that there was ample space for the ten of us to assemble for dinner or family time, and there were plenty of spots where the children could escape to have their own fun. With two living rooms, a loft, a game area in the basement, a basketball and tennis court, and a sunny deck, everyone was happy. The property was clean and well maintained, and the location was spectacular. From the deck and dining room, we could see the ocean and the beautiful sunsets. With chairs and towels in tow, we could take a five-minute walk, enjoy the pleasures of Nauset Beach, walk back for lunch in the spacious kitchen area, and return to the delights of the water in the afternoon.
Gary was pleasant to deal with via email, phone, and in person. It was clear he loved this home and that he wanted us to have a wonderful experience in it. He was a gracious and thoughtful host who wanted to make sure our needs were met and our vacation time was as perfect as he could make it. He provides renters with a most helpful book filled with directions regarding household appliances and lots of suggestions for local restaurants.
Every family member had a favorite spot: the kids loved the basement games, the teenaged girls loved the big sofa in front of the TV, the cooks liked the kitchen, Grandma liked the easily accessible washer and dryer, two family members with work to do had two separate spots- one in the small, quieter living room and the other at the corner of the dining room table, and everyone liked the outdoor shower.
We loved going to several nearby beaches, Provincetown, downtown Chatham, the fish markets, and a few restaurants. Most of all, however, we liked gathering food, cooking delicious dinners with fresh produce and local fish, and eating together on the deck. (Our family includes several accomplished cooks who thought the kitchen was very well equipped with appliances, knives, serving platters, dishes. glassware, and storage containers.)
If you're looking for a lovely, warm home, a perfect getaway, a house suitable for a few generations, and a most gracious and accommodating host, our family gives this house two thumbs up.
Owner's Response: It seems as though we designed the house with this family in mind. In fact they sound very much like three generations of our family right down to the two teenage boys and 2 teen girls, and avid cooks, so perhaps we did. My thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed (and favorable) review. It gives me great pleasure when our guests take such pleasure in what we provide.
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