Nice House for families with Teens
We picked out this house because it has a separate studio with living space and bedroom. We had two teenage girls with us and they loved being able to be off on their own. We barely saw them during the week. The house is very nice and has plenty of space plus lots of air conditioning which we needed in the 95 degree heat. There is also a nice outdoor deck and shower. The pictures on the website fairly represents the property. Our only issue with the house is that the cleaning fee seems fairly high considering you have to provide your own linens. Although this is somewhat offset by the reasonable rental. ( I am always surprised by the number of homes with rents so high that nobody rents them.)
The only other issue and why I did not rate the property 5 stars is the location. It is rather far off the beaten track (although very close to Cape Cod bike trail). We spent a lot of time driving to places. In addition, the nearest beach (Nauset Light) has extremely limited parking. If you are not at the beach by 9 or 10 you can forget about parking. We were forced every day to drop off people at the beach (which they hassle you about), and then park our the car about a mile away at Nauset high School. Consequently we had to walk the mile back and forth. The next nearest beach, Coast Guard Beach, also has limited parking and typically fills up by 11. If you don't get a spot in the lot there is no alternative. There is also no good alternative for food shopping except in Orleans which is about an hour's round trip in typical cape traffic.
Overall , if you want a quiet peaceful vacation (although there is a shooting range about 400 yards from house with gunfire during most of the day) I would highly recommend the property, especially if you have teens. (There is a great skateboard park in Wellfleet if you have teenage boys). If you want more to do and more convenience I am not sure North Eastham is the best place. We prefer Wellfleet or Chatham for those reasons.
Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Readers should know that there was a monetary dispute between the person who posted this comment and the owner. Most of what he says is factual, but slanted. Most notably, while there is a rifle range in the neighborhood, it is a long way down a road and is guarded by a gate. It does not represent any danger whatsoever and while the echos of the shots are audible outside, they are neither frequent nor unduly early or late in the day. The comments about the beach parking being a problem are true, but omit the fact that the area is an easy bike ride away or that there is a very workable shuttle system to the beach from a nearby parking lot. While it's true that Eastham does not have the shopping, etc. that can be found in Orleans or Wellfleet, there is a quietude about Eastham that many find relaxing.
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