Wonderful retreat for large or extended family
Submitted: September 7, 2010
Stayed: August 2010
We just completed a nine-night stay and loved every minute of it. We were 6 adults and 1 toddler, three generations. My parents began renting in the Cape each summer when my sister and I were infants, and we've picked up the tradition again in recent years as adults with husbands and my niece added to the mix.
We found this house to be bright, clean, spacious and convenient to the beach and the town of Chatham. It doesn't have a typical "beach cottage" feel that some may seek, but is instead a home suitable to all seasons, but with amenities and a location that still make it beach-friendly. Hardings Beach is beautiful, and the walk is quite reasonable, but we found it made sense to buy one weekly car pass (only $60) to ship down chairs, coolers, baby gear, etc., while most of us walked. The bedroom layout fit all of us comfortably and with a good amount of privacy and quiet to put the baby to bed or to sleep in. The garage was very convenient for storing our bikes and beach chairs. We ate breakfast on the deck nearly every morning, and sat out while grilling dinner most evenings. The sun porch makes a nice, breezy space to sit and read or just enjoy the view.
An added bonus was the ability to bring our two dogs with us, which we prefer to do rather than board them when we can. The stipulation that they be crated or left in the basement when unattended was entirely reasonable and gives both tenants and owner greater confidence that nothing will be damaged or soiled. The basement is clean, dry and safe - we just brought their dog beds and water dish down for them. The property owner was always responsive and helpful with questions we had in advance. All in all a wonderful spot for a family vacation.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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