Cape Cod Sand and Surf Dream
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Lovely open-plan home furnished in comfortable, casual style. Fully-equipped kitchen with counter seating, dining area and sitting area with TV, flow into second step-down sitting area which opens with sliding glass doors onto deck and back yard.
Master bedroom (with bathroom) and twin bedroom, both with TV/DVD; second bathroom with shower all on ground floor. Twin bedroom has sliding glass doors to separate enclosed patio and outdoor shower. Second twin bedroom is upstairs. All linens, towels, beach towels, sand toys and chairs provided. Safe, residential street, ideal for a family of up to 8 or 2 couples/families sharing.
Two minutes to picturesque harbor at cove, 5 minutes to private saltwater beach, 10 minutes to public South Cape Beach and two lakes.
Spend evenings at The Marketplace with live music on weekends, miniature golf, the best lobster roll on the Cape, small shops and art galleries. Minutes away also from from Mashpee Commons, a stylish outdoor mall where you can enjoy upscale shopping, dining and summer entertainment. Mashpee boasts the Children's Museum, golfing, beaches, boating (public boat ramps), biking and hiking trails and Indian folklore in an area of natural beauty combined with modern conveniences.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||The Spit 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Logan International, Boston, MA 115 km, Nearest railway: Providence RI or Boston MA then bus to Cape 115 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
In this home you will feel at home. The kitchen is fully equipped for the home cook and a pleasure to use. The open living area is spacious and yet cozy, featuring two separate sitting areas, one with TV/DVD and the other looking out over the deck and back yard.
There is a bookcase stocked with paperbacks, shelves with board games, guidebooks for nature walks and a notebook for guests, lovingly filled with timetables for ferries and brochures on other activities in the area - and also outside the area, for 'a day out' - plus locations of golf courses and water sports activities, great dining tips (you can eat very well on Cape Cod!), shopping outlets and ideas to help make your holiday fun, carefree and interesting.
|Further details outdoors|
Gas grill on deck. Dining furniture on deck plus extra chairs for lounging. Deck opens onto back yard on quiet road; ideal for children.
Second sitting area on enclosed patio off twin bedroom - ideal for two families sharing or teenagers wanting privacy. Patio has an outdoor shower and is also accessible through fence at house entry - handy for rinsing off sand after a day at the beach!
There is an inflatable plastic pool available for guests with small children.
This is a no smoking home.
Pets may be allowed after consultation with owner.
There is a home caretaker who may be telephoned in case of problems and/or repairs.
The New England region
You’re likely to return from New England with an album of images: white-clapboard churches on well-manicured greens; red-brick buildings on leafy college campuses; granite mountains majestically ablaze with fall colors; paint-peeling fishing boats bobbing at their mores. New England is all that, and more.
Besides rural charm, New England is also about urban grit. Industrial and port cities around the region were built on the backs of factory workers, mill girls and sailors. Today towns like Salem, Mystic, Lowell, Providence and Portland are remaking themselves as trend-setters and tourist destinations. No matter what new identity these cities take on, however, they retain their edgy undersides, fuelling innovative art and nonstop nightlife. Which brings us to our next point: New England is at the cutting edge of culture.
With the recent opening of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston, the region is now home to two exciting, experimental contemporary art museums. Indie bands rock out in Boston, Portland, Providence and Burlington.
The world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra takes its show on the road in summer, delighting audiences in the Berkshires. Around the region concert series, film festivals and theater productions make for a cultural calendar that is jam-packed and jaw-dropping.
New England is big on outdoor adventure: you’ll find a sport for every season. Whether you’re hurdling over carriage roads on a mountain bike or swooping down a snowy slope on a snowboard, the rounded peaks of the region’s mountain ranges give everyone a rush.
While you’re paddling the luxuriously languid inland lakes or rafting down a rippling river, her waterways awaken your senses. Whether you’re bird-watching or building sand castles, her windswept beaches are beguiling.
New England is history. It’s the Pilgrims who came ashore at Plymouth Rock and the minutemen who fought for American independence. But it’s also contemporary. It’s the farmers and fishermen struggling for survival; students and immigrants, always adapting. New England oozes individuality and diversity; it’s colourful and controversial, free-thinking and forward-looking
Think saltwater taffy, seaside cottages, seagulls, sandcastles and sailboats at sunset. When New Englanders want a day at the beach they head to Cape Cod - 'the Cape.'
This sandy peninsula is fringed with 400 miles of sparkling shoreline, including Cape Cod National Seashore, a national park boasting six beaches, three bicycle trails and 11 walking trails. Follow the footsteps there of the 18th century writer Henry David Thoreau and visit Marconi Station, the first transatlantic wireless station on mainland U.S.
The Cape offers more than just beaches, however. Cape Cod boasts quaint fishing villages, excellent biking and hiking trails, and some of the freshest seafood imaginable. But don't just think seafood -the Cape has many new and innovative restaurant and bistro experiences to offer, as well as traditional New England restaurants, in all price ranges.
There are several must-visit towns on the Cape. Provincetown began as a summer retreat for writers and artists and now attracts a growing and colourful summer community. There are many art galleries and the town is picturesquely set on the water at the very tip of the Cape.
Provincetown has some wonderful restaurants. Also, climb the Pilgrim's Monument for a fabulous view of the entire elbow of Cape Cod spread out below you.
Historic Sandwich, just minutes from Mashpee, is the oldest town on the Cape and has a quaint and charming centre. Sandwich also has the Heritage Museum and Gardens, which offers activities for all ages, including a show of classic and antique cars and a carousel for the kids. It also has a great beach!
Hyannis has the Kennedy Museum, the Cape Cod Melody Tent for concerts and good shopping (Hyannis Mall), Falmouth has a lovely town centre of small shops and restaurants and a beautiful harbor. Chatham has the fabulous Chatham Bars Inn. Across the street from the Inn is the fishing port where you can watch the fishermen come in with their catches. Watch the seals swimming around waiting for scraps and buy the freshest seafood ever at the fish market there.
For the kids, there are some huge miniature golf courses - Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf in South Yarmouth comes immediately to mind. For a rainy day, there is the Children's Museum right around the corner and lots of children's theatre activities. The Cape specialises in kids, there are myriads of activities for them in the summer holiday..
The golfers have an enormous choice of golf courses on Cape Cod, some with spectacular views of the ocean. Fishing charters, theme boat trips, boat and jet-ski rentals are all fun activities. You can also visit one of the wellness centres and treat yourself to a massage.
Make sure to visit the Islands - Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket - to complete your Cape Cod experience.
As the song says, 'You're gonna fall in love with Ole Cape Cod.
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19 Aug 2013
We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restaurants at Mashpee Common were very convinient for us. To put it in a nutshell, it was a perfect vacation. Thank you that we could stay in your beautiful house and we would love to come back one day.
21 Nov 2012
"Our stay in Bright Coves…"
Although the property was bigger than we needed for just the 2 of us, it was very appealing and so we arranged to stay for 7 nights.
Booking was quick and easy and we were provided with comprehensive details of shopping, eateries and recommendations of things to do and see. The house was a 5 minute drive along a leafy lane and just 10 minutes from Mashpee Commons.
The open plan design was spacious and included a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, a lounge with 2 large sofas, a writing desk with Wi-Fi access and a conservatory that overlooked the garden.
During our stay we visited Mystic, Stonington CT, Newport RI, Plymouth, Boston and Falmouth.
Bright Coves is a great place to stay and the property is home from home.
Phil & Sheila Barrett, UK, October 2012