Great spot, tidy and adorable cottage
We spent a lovely week here with our girls, aged almost 4 and 7, and look forward to returning next year. The location is perfect for us: near the beach at Cole Road, Nauset Light, the bicycle paths, and the Super Stop&Shop in Orleans.
The views onto Ministers Pond are lovely, as are all the bird songs you can hear. We never heard our human neighbours. The interior is clean and cheery, finished thoughtfully and in good taste. Outside, there is a nice shower, a hammock and seating area, a picnic table, and a clothesline. Since the cottage is in the trees, we were concerned about mosquitoes. However, when we were there in early August, there were no bothersome insects to interfere with enjoying all of these outdoor areas.
Yes, the cottage is small, and if you had a week of rain and 6 people it would probably feel quite overly so. However, we are four and our girls are small, so we loved playing indoors and out. We had great weather and were able to really enjoy being on the hammock and picnic table outside, as well as at the pond. Our girls were also thrilled by the novelty of sleeping in a bunk bed.
Surprisingly, we also were really thankful for the cable TV and DVD player - we would let the kids watch a bit in the early morning so my husband and I could ease into the day a little more gradually (the first morning we were there, they were so excited, they got up at 5am!). And at the end of the day, kids tucked away, we finally got to crack into our MadMen DVD gift set. Indulgence for everyone!
This was our first time at this cottage and we brought everything we could think of. Turns out, we didn't need our fans (they have ceiling fans and window fan). They also have a window a/c that we didn't need to use, but we were sure happy to have the option! Our only inconvenience was a lack of bathtub, since our girls are still not comfortable with showers, esp. washing hair. The kitchen sink does have a spray hose however for a "salon wash".
Searching for a vacation place online can be such a gamble, but we feel very lucky to have found this little gem and look forward to making it part of our summer tradition.
Families with Teenagers,
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