Cozy Orleans Cottage
Our family very much enjoyed our stay at this property. The unit has bed space for 7 between the 2 bedrooms and loft but the real limiter is the single bathroom. The cottage is smaller, but in an old school Cape vacation kind of way. It’s exactly as it looks in the pictures, Outdoor shower is awesome for the under 6' crowd and the back yard and really the entire property have complete privacy, Large comfortable deck faces west for great sunsets. To be fair this is not a 5 star brand new property, it’s a well worn and lived in cottage with all the quirks. Beach access from the house is a 10-12 minute walk to northern Nauset. One thing some may enjoy is the beach just north of the car beach access portion provides access to Nauset Harbor just a short walk over the dunes. The warmer and calmer waters are a nice break/change from the open ocean side. The cottage has beach chairs and even 3 kayaks that can be used in the harbor. Clamming is EXCELLENT in the local walking distance areas, but get your license from the town of Orleans. At $20 for a family it is well worth it. The cottage's kitchen begs for the grill to be used (old school charcoal) due to the size, but it has all the kitchen tools required. Final thoughts on this spot, the cottage is an easy drive to many great beaches such as Skaket Beach for little kids on the bay side (5 miles) and makes Chatham and PTown simple trips. Nauset is the beach you walk to from the unit and it’s more of an adventure beach trip then a water play area. Bring your binos and enjoy watching the very large sea life frolic from your chair. We enjoyed watching the whales, seals and yes... sharks. The reality of the Cape today is different from what it was. It’s not a swim and water enjoyment area, the seals are far to common and come way closer than you likely imagine. It felt more like a beach adventure then a calm family beach trip. The vigilance necessary to stay safe alters the trip significantly,
4 out of 5 stars
cute 'n cozy 'n beachy
Great location for access to beach north of Nauset & for strolling along Mill Pond. Home was clean & has basics for cooking etc. but no wine glasses and only a single cup coffee maker which was disappointing. Comfy seating and sleeping...A/C unit was able to cool entire home even w/extremely hot temps but the loft ladder is not good for smaller children and both indoor & outdoor showers were not comfortable for people 6ft. or over. Property manager was very responsive to our needs and overall we were happy with the rental but would say it is a more appropriate rental for 4 people not 6. Cute n cozy beach cottage vibe but very limited space for a rainy day.
4 out of 5 stars