Carol and Gene Petraglia
About Carol and Gene Petraglia
We have enjoyed many years vacationing on Cape Cod and had always dreamed of one day owning our own place there. We are thrilled to be the proud owners of this wonderful cottage. We have spent considerable time improving the cottage and adding our own touches, with local art and pottery, and some antique pieces found on Cape Cod, along with the addition of a fabulous new outdoor shower. We were able to keep the feel of a traditional Cape Cod getaway, but didn't forget the modern conveniences. We rent the Compass Rose Cottage to guests and enjoy it ourselves. We hope you enjoy our home and The Cape as much as we do. 1
Carol and Gene Petraglia purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Carol and Gene Petraglia chose Dennis
The Compass Rose Cottage provides a traditional Cape Cod getaway experience that is a wonderful escape from everyday life. Located in a quiet neighborhood, steps away from a lovely shaded fresh water pond surrounded by trails, it is the perfect spot to get outside and explore from. With its close proximity to Dennis Village and its central Mid-Cape location, it is the ideal location to enjoy all that Cape Cod has to offer.
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Great place for a family vacation!!!!
The cottage is located in a great location. The pond is wonderful. We used kayaks almost every day. Also, within 5 min drive there is our favorite cold storage beach. We had an amazing time and hope to return next summer.
Enjoyed walks around the pond. Nice cottage for a family of four. Very well equipped. Bikes and kayaks and more. Great location.
Perfect location and stay for family of four for a wedding weekend. All wedding events within 2.5 miles of cottage. Clean, cozy, inviting, well-equipped, great deck, rope hammock, and outdoor shower! Quiet neighborhood near beautiful pond.
What a sweet cottage for a getaway!
What a sweet cottage for a getaway! We had spent a couple days in Boston and then drove her for a few days. It was relaxing. The hiking trails are nice to walk around the pond. We went on biking trails and the food in the area was a delight. This cabin is cozy, clean, private and just what you need. Thank you!
We were happy to have both Cortney and her husband staying at the Compass Rose Cottage while they visited and explored Cape Cod. They took great care of everything, leaving the place spotless. We would be thrilled to have them back the next time they visit the area.
The cottage is warm and inviting, a perfect place to getaway from it all any time of year.
I stayed at the Compass Rose Cottage in during the off-season (in late March) I thought that it might be useful to write my review from that perspective. Because I was coming in late March, I knew that I could not count on the weather. It could easily be raining or even snowing at this time of year. With that in mind, I looked for a place that evoked a sense of retreat and comfort even if I was limited to my use of the outdoors. This cottage was exactly what I was seeking. From the moment I walked in I felt comfortable and at home. I was lucky with the weather and was able to spend much time outdoors, but I would have been just as happy spending time in the cottage. One reason is that the sun-room, the skylight and the many of windows in the cottage bring the outdoors into the indoor space. The cottage is well-stocked with all the necessary items to cook and prepare most any type of dish. The linens or lovely and the bed, sofa and daybed are all comfortable. The neighborhood is peaceful and pleasant for walking and biking. One of great bonus provided by the cottage is access to the hiking trails around the Flax Pond. You simply need to walk a few blocks down the street to enter the wonderful system of trails that take you all around the pond. Even with the trees bare in early spring, the area around the pond is beautiful and inspiring.
Carol and Gene were great hosts both before and during my stay. They also helped out with restaurant recommendations and information about other things to do during my visit.
I have already booked another stay at the cottage in the fall, and most likely will make my March retreat at the cottage and annual trip.
It was a real pleasure to have Janice stay at the Compass Rose Cottage during her early Spring retreat to Cape Cod. We had great communication before and throughout her stay. She was very respectful of the cottage and left it spotless. We were so happy to hear how much she enjoyed her time at the cottage and exploring the area, and thrilled that before she had even checked out she had made a future reservation to return. We hope she becomes a frequent guest! We would highly recommend her to any rental host!
Compass Rose Cottage
After 10 years of not coming to the Cape we were looking forward to returning to all our favorites spots and found that this cottage had a great location to do that. The inside was so charming and was supplied with every-thing we could have needed. In 4 days we never turned on the TV and never missed all the blah, blah, blah. While there are 2 bedrooms that could sleep 3, there are 2 additional places that could sleep 3 more.
While Flax Pond is a pretty one, and only a short walk away, we chose to go back to Scargo Lake, the Walk to No Where, Sandy Neck and Provincetown. We saw the seals in Chatham and had the best Oysters Rockefeller at, of course, the Impudent Oyster. We tried a newer place for lunch called Branches that gave out samples of their Pumpkin soup and it was convincingly good enough for us try a walk on the wilder side (for Us). Outstanding! So glad we went and recommend it to first timers.
And, that's true of Compass Rose too. If you are looking for a place to stay that's not a cookie cut hotel room that you will forget next week, try Compass Rose. It's a great place to build happy memories.
It was truly a pleasure to have Ronnie and her husband stay at the Compass Rose Cottage after they had not been to the Cape for many years. Our communication was friendly, and it was so nice to hear how pleased they were with the cottage and how much they enjoyed being back on Cape Cod. We're always happy to recommend some of our favorite spots and were delighted to hear they had found a few of their own that we'll have to try. They took great care of everything at the cottage, and we would be happy to have them return anytime.