1 Bedroom/Spacious/Private/Unique Outdoor Space/Close to Beaches/Affordable
Ann (Preston) Sumner
About Ann (Preston) Sumner
My husband and I have lived our entire adult lives on Cape Cod. As children, we were both fortunate enough to spend summers here as well. We bought this property in 2001, and have enjoyed the wonderful surroundings . We have taken great pleasure in enhancing our gardens creating, enjoying and sharing the peaceful ambience. We highly respect our guests privacy, but we are just a call away for any questions, or suggestions. ALWAYS GOOGLE EARTH THE PROPERTIES YOU ARE LOOKING AT TO GET A FULL APPRECIATION OF THE LOCATION.
Ann (Preston) Sumner purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Ann (Preston) Sumner chose East Dennis
location/layout The Outback is an uniquely private cottage. Not the typical crowded neighborhoods, in high high traffic areas. Just minutes from main roads, back road accessible to everywhere! Google Earth the property. Airline Rd across from Cedar Pond Dennis
What makes this Cottage unique
Private Cottage on 2 Acres of Tranquil Fields and Gardens This spacious 4-room, 1 bedroom cottage immaculately maintained offers the most uniquely private, comfortable, and affordable vacation experience. This friendly 1 bedroom with a queen sized bed, in a spacious master bedroom, also features a new full size futon in the sunroom. The reading room has a separate entrance, and has an interior window that opens to the kitchenette/living area. The reading room leads into the shower/dressing room. There are two large closets, with an indoor shower. There is a custom designed dressing area with storage and appropriate lighting. (there is also an wonderful outdoor shower). The dressing/shower room flows into the charming master bedroom, also freshly painted, with plenty of room and storage. The living/Kitchenette area is right outside the master bedroom. There is a brand new small bathroom (toilet/sink) tucked in the corner for privacy. The living/kitchenette area is open and bright with cathedral ceilings, a skylight, and a ceiling fan to circulate the fresh Cape Cod Air. There is a 46” flat screen TV to enjoy from the comfortable Brown Jordan furnishings. A drop-leaf kitchen table seats 4 when extended. There is a full size refrigerator, full size sink, new counters and cabinets, and many small appliances for your convenience. There is not a conventional stove in this unit. There is a convection/microwave oven as well as an infusion cooktop, and a single countertop electric cooktop. A doorway from the living area also opens to the outside and parking. There is a circular driveway that offers the opportunity to boat owner’s easy access and parking for boat trailers. The new patio is tucked behind a flowering herb garden, and offers new patio furniture and propane gas grill. There is also a great outdoor fire pit to enjoy, on those summer nights. Around the corner is the newly constructed traditional outdoor Cape Cod shower.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful place to stay! Like visiting a botanical garden and top that with the most awesome owners! Very much enjoyed it and the Cape. Ann is a great tour guide and led us to some very cool places.
My brother and I needed a place to lift our spirits in a difficult time and this was absolutely it! The grounds are lovingly groomed with a gorgeous combination of native and non-native plants. The private patio with a fire pit built into the garden was a delight. Everything inside the charming cottage was convenient and spotless! We lacked for nothing and our hosts checked in with us more than once to make sure we had what we needed. Ann was exceptionally kind with a wicked sense of humor and more than ample know-how and wisdom. I highly recommend a stay here and look forward to returning when we're in the area!
Memorial Day getaway
We had a wonderful time. The property was beautifully landscaped. The inside of the rental was decorated nicely. All of the amenities were great. We will be back!
Cozy & private in a beautiful position.
Good location for exploring Cape Cod.
Thanks for choosing the Outback!
A Cozy Cottage in a Lovely Setting
If you want to explore all that Cape Cod has to offer, you can't go wrong with the Outback. It is a cute cottage nestled in a park-like property. And your hosts, Ann and Pete genuinely do all that they can to help their guests feel at home away from home. In addition, they are great tour guides to help you explore all that the Cape has to offer.
The cottage is cozy and has all that you might need. The only thing, in my opinion, that keeps this from being a five star experience is the slightly funky layout of the cottage. The kitchenette is a little small and the toilet and sink are in one room with the shower in a completely separate room. But these are only minor inconveniences.
Unless you simply have to stay within walking distance of a beach, the cute cottage, its idyllic setting and its wonderful hosts will enhance your experience of Cape Cod.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We do take great pleasure and pride in our property, and once again have been very fortunate to be able to host such lovely guests. The Cape has so much to offer and we are lucky to be situated in the “perfect spot”, for day trips to anywhere on the Cape, as well as great dining options just minutes away. Our closest beach is just 1.5 miles down the road, so walking may not be a reasonable option, our guests have come up with some clever ideas to be able to enjoy their time on the crystal clear waters of Cape Cod Bay.
We are always happy to answer any questions, and to be able to provide our guests with ideas, and an “insiders”, view of the area. We are just a text message away.
The design of the cottage is a little non-conventional (funky) 😊�. With that being said, we chose to separate the toilet and sink from the shower/dressing room area, to provide a little more privacy to folks that are more accustomed to a 2 bathroom household. Most 1 bedroom homes offer smaller 1 bathroom facilities. We believe that our design allows one the space for a little pampering in the shower/dressing room, and the toilet and sink in another room to allows more privacy.
Thanks again, we are pleased to have been able to offer you the opportunity to enjoy the Cape. We look forward to future visits.
Private and peaceful cottage
My friend and I rented this lovely cottage for a week Cape Cod adventure. Ann, the owner, was gracious and very helpful with any questions. She helped with advise on our day trips which was greatly appreciated. The cottage is delightful! It is just perfect for two and is situated in a beautiful setting. The grounds are very private and beautifully maintained. We had fresh flowers on the counters upon arrival. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay and lots of extras that Ann thoughtfully left for renters. The outside had a flagstone path leading to the firepit, the outdoor patio seating and an outdoor shower. The inside was immaculate and comfortable. We had a wonderful time and would definitely love to return!! Thanks you Ann and Peter for letting us share your lovely cottage! BEST ADVENTURE!!
Thanks so much for such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you chose the Outback with so many other vacation rentals available. We do like to maintain an “invisible presence”, and to be available to our guests “as needed”. You girls certainly took full advantage of all this area has to offer. Nantucket, MV, Ptown, Boston, Chatham. Great bucket list! We are so fortunate to be so centrally located that all these wonderful experiences are so accessible.
Thank you again, we are very happy you enjoyed your yard, and were comfortable in the cottage. Being here during that summer heat spell, it was nice to know that the “reading room”, the additional sleeping room (futon), was comfortable, and a big thanks for leaving the cottage so clean, it’s so nice to be able to allow our guests, the option of a cleaning fee.
Peter and I hope to see you both again, vacations are important, and you ladies were very fun to host. We are very lucky to have had such wonderful wonderful guests. We will think of you both every time the Rose of Sharon (red heart), is in bloom. Hope to see you next year!
Peter & Ann
We are conveniently located just minutes from the beautiful bay beaches, and some wonderful restaurants. There is plenty of great shopping, from local artisans, to specialty shops to flea markets. There are fun and informative museums. There is some amazing theater right around the corner. There are remarkable kayaking spots, trails to explore and whale/seal watch excursions are a short drive away. Cape Cod Bay is minutes away.