Why drive for hours? Right over the bridge and you’re there! The Wood Box is a charming renovated “Classic Cape” overlooking exclusive Hospital Cove in Cataumet – with it’s own tennis court and shared dock just fifteen minutes from the Bourne Bridge. Its two decks afford views waterfront activity as well as spectacular sunsets! The cozy, family-friendly (and dog-friendly) house is equipped with all modern appliances and stocked with everything you’ll need for lobster dinners and barbecues. So close to the water you can take a dip any time of day. **No packing up to go to the beach, just grab a towel!** Or, just enjoy the view from the comfort of the deck. Sports and game equipment included, lots of boating opportunities around the cove or explore the marine life on the beach. The upstairs bedroom boasts an “extra” kitchenette as well as a separate outside entrance – perfect for sharing with a second family. There’s something for everyone to love in this timeless family summer home.
Cataumet boasts the best ice cream on the Cape: Somerset Creamery - you'll be going back every night to try a different flavor! But save some room - there are terrific restaurants for seafood and more all close at hand. The Silver Lounge with it's train caboose dining-room is a favorite with kids, grown-ups might enjoy the rustic Lobster Shack - or the famous Chart Room - you can get there by boat if you choose!
Local amusements for the kids include miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats and batting cages. And don't miss the Cape Cod Baseball League, where you can get up close to the action without paying for pricey seats. Midsummer brings the Barnstable County Fair, with livestock, produce and 4-H judging, tractor pulls and a demolition derby. Day trips to Heritage Museum and Gardens or the Woods Hole Aquarium are perfect for a rainy day - grab a cup of clam chowder at the Fishmonger Cafe and watch the drawbridge go up to let boats in and out of the harbor. That is, unless you want to stay out of the rain and pull out one of the many board games or jigsaw puzzles and enjoy a warm fire in the fireplace!
The grocery store is conveniently located in nearby Pocasset - but for fresh corn, live lobsters and ripe tomatoes, there's no need to go farther than local farmstands and Cataumet Fish - all right around the corner!
Kayak and small boat rentals are easily arranged at one of many local shops - take a boat trip to the small sandy Basset's Island only a few minutes outside the cove for a picnic! Collect shells and enjoy the sand bar, perfect for wading with little children and spotting hermit crabs. Bike rentals for the many local bike paths are handy at Art's just a few minutes away in North Falmouth. Natural trails and wildlife preserves offer outdoor excursions but we doubt you'll need to go further than the house itself - we've seen everything from ospreys to a red fox - and there are always lots of bunnies.
Missing culture and civilization? Just a short drive away in Mashpee is a large upscale shopping mall, as well as restaurants, supermarkets, video stores and movie theaters. The Melody Tent and Highfield Theatre in Falmouth and the Woods Hole International Film Festival provide fine entertainment for the concert, theatre and moviegoer. Falmouth also hosts a world-class road race in early August.