Thank you for your interest in out cottage! Our cottage is a newly listed on this vacation rental site - that's why it has not been reviewed on VBRO yet. But we are experienced hosts who have all 5 star reviews on other sites for our unique Cape Cod family home.
Our pretty summer cottage - called "The Cape Codder" - is located in a historic area of summer homes that date back to the turn of the century. Called the "Campgrounds" and "Oak Grove", generations families have vacationed here in a neighborhood known its sandy beaches on Nantucket Sound and for the warm ocean water and low-key seaside living. Harwich Port is a charming village, just a 5 minute walk to good food and shops.
The cottage has 3 bedrooms with twin beds in each, and sleeps 6. There is one bathroom which has a bathtub, THERE IS NO INDOOR SHOWER. THE ONLY SHOWER IS AN ENCLOSED HOT WATER OUTSIDE SHOWER - Cape Cod style! See photo of outdoor shower in the photo gallery.
There is NO AIR-CONDITIONING OR CENTRAL HEATING. The cool ocean breezes keep the cottage comfortable in summer and a gas floor heater and bedroom electric heaters take any chill off the house on cooler days in spring and fall.
No need to have the expense or hassle of renting bikes. We have four bikes, helmets , and bike locks so you can easily explore the neighborhood and the Cape Cod Rail Trial nearby. A bike rack enables you to travel to another area of the Cape to bike. For example, you could drive to Provincetown and bike around the gorgeous Cape Cod National Seashore trails of the outer Cape. Or, join the locals, and just bike around charming, historic Provincetown. Google "Cape Cod Rail Trail" for more information. Pick up the rail trail in Harwich Center and, if you are up for it, bike for many miles - to Dennis, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown. Stop along the way to take a swim in one of the many clear fresh water ponds that dot the Cape.
We have both a gas grill and charcoal grill - you decide how you prefer to do your outside cooking!
I probably won't be there to meet you in person, but I am available by email and cell phone on a moment's notice and would be happy to offer any tips or advice about visiting the Cape. There is a guest cottage on the corner of the property, with occasionally a separate tenant. The yard is yours to use exclusively and there is a nice patio, with table and chairs, and both types of grills.
There are detailed instructions in the house (regarding cable TV, internet, etc.) and also several guidebooks to the area for your use. You can park your cars along the tall fence on the back of the property on Central Ave. and also in the parking space right in front of the converted garage on the corner of the property, accessible from Central Ave. Linens and towels are provided, as well as beach chairs and beach umbrellas. You can make up the beds you are going to use with the clean sheets located in the bathroom closet.
Quiet, respectful, no smokers. Cottages are in close proximity, so its important to be considerate of your neighbors. There is no separate fee for cleaning. I ask that you leave the cottage clean as you found it. Sometimes I have a housekeeper between guests and sometimes I act as the housekeeper! But I pride myself on making sure the cottage is sparkling clean for you!
A car is the easiest way to explore Cape Cod beyond the immediate are of Harwich Port. However, it is still possible to see the sights without a car. There is a bus shuttle that runs up and down the Cape - all the way to Provincetown - and the fare is only a couple of dollars.
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