Our lovely Cape home on Deering Drive is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, a short half-mile walk up from one of the best family beaches on the Cape – Ridgevale Beach. In 2007, we made extensive renovations to the house, every year since, we add touches to update and freshen. AIR CONDITIONING in 2016. Window and kitchen updates - 2017. The house feels like an older quaint Cape, but it has the amenities of a new house. There are warm oak floors throughout the first floor.. On the main floor there is a kitchen, sun room leading to a deck, living room, full bath and two light-filled bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and its own bath with shower. The other bedroom has twin beds. On the ceramic tiled walk-out level there is a living room with trundle bed/couch, an efficiency kitchen, carpeted bedroom with twin beds, full bath and laundry.
More About the House: In colder seasons the living room, which has its own comfortable feeling, is a great place to spend time playing games by the fire. It's the sun room and deck that get the most use by vacationers. Visiting renters REALLY enjoy the outdoor shower at the edge of the deck under the trees. Note–there are closable gates built for the deck to keep very young children safe. Parents tell us that they LOVE the cul-de-sac location, because it is a great space for games and big toys with wheels. There is also an expansive back yard great for croquet or badminton games, and we have the equipment for both.
Beaches and The Cape: Our own Ridgevale Beach is simply one of the greatest beaches for families with children. It's location on the bay means we benefit from warmer Cape water and gentle surf. The tidal pool creates great play areas and accommodates different swimmer capabilities. Although, the beach is a short walk from the house, you can also park at the beach if you get a sticker. A beach sticker allows you to park at other Chatham beaches, as well, including Schoolhouse Pond, and this can be a real treat.
You don’t need a sticker for Lighthouse Beach, which is a beach at the tip of Chatham. You park where you can and you haul your beach gear. This is a great beach for walking, usually quite cold water, but exceptionally beautiful and you frequently see seals. Harding's Beach, just down from Rdgevale, is a great beach on a windy day. We go to the far parking lot, walk into the dune area and hunker down. This is a good beach for walking, also.
What We Love To Do At The Cape: In addition to the beaches and walks near us, we may go to Nauset Beach in Orleans, or we make a trip to the National Seashore – a day long affair - and end with a trip to Provincetown for dinner at either the Red Inn, Lobster Hut or Nappy's, with time for sight-seeing, shopping and wandering some of the side streets of P-town. A trip to P-town, minus the swimming experience, can also include a trip to go whale watching or a trip to the museum on the hill. One night, if we think the sunset is going to be great, we get over to Orleans Harbor and watch the fishing boats come in as the sun sets on the water. We also LOVE nature walks - favorites - Morris Island in Chatham and the Nauset Marsh Trail. (Google Cape Cod Nature Trails!) Oh, and the bike trail in a half mile away from our house. It's quite a trail.