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*****Fall 2019 Guest Review:
We have only superlatives for Nauset Beach House. There was a total of 12 in our party, including 4 grandchildren 4 years and under. Our week lucked out with mostly sunny, high 60's weather. However, even rainy days would have been fun at this beach house. The excellent kitchen pleased the gourmands among us. There were tons of toys, baby/toddler paraphernalia, DVDs, books, beach paraphernalia.
Nauset Heights has a lovely, gentle beach and inlet.....a short walk from house to beach. There was also easy neighborhood access to the Nauset Beach side. One section of the house is a parental/in-law suite which Is a complete unit in itself. At times, my husband and I loved being away from all the 'noise.' I have mobility issues. However, our bedroom and full bath were located on the first floor which helped me immensely. The owners take such pride in this rental.....you can see it and you can feel it.
***** This is our 5th year of renting this fabulous home. The home is gorgeous and the owners are delightful. This year there are many upgrades. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and the view of the water from the deck and upper deck for sunsets is spectacular. The house has everything, all you need to do is arrive and enjoy.
***** Richard and Ann have created a wonderful, welcoming home with every amenity one could think of! The beautiful, private yard is quiet and peaceful, but close to beaches and town. The house easily accommodates extended family gatherings or groups of friends. We had a family reunion here last week - 4 generations! We had one big dinner with everyone out on the porch, and the open concept living/dining/kitchen area was the scene of many late night talks, meal preparation, and movies. The great-grandchildren enjoyed playing hide and seek, wiffle ball, and croquet in the yard, and pool and ping-pong in the basement when they weren't at the beach or playing board games in the annex dining room. Others enjoyed sailing and kayaking in the bay, early morning walks over the dunes to the north end of Nauset Beach, sunset strolls to the staircase on the heights to enjoy the view or jumping in for a swim in the "swimming hole" down the beach. There was plenty of room to spread out, and the separate original cottage was perfect for the family with little ones who went to bed early and woke up before the others. Many wonderful memories were made...
***** Nick, who wrote a previous review spoke so highly of this property, the Thompsons, and the location that our decision was made. The description of the home, the layout and amenities was excellent, and there was nothing that we could or would have added or that we missed.
We were met at the house -- which was quite nice not having to find a realtor and get the key -- and were greeted with such friendliness that we felt immediately at home. Richard and Ann are incredible hosts, with fresh flowers, fresh from the garden greens for dinner, and the warmth of family! They were gracious and attentive to any question we had during our stay.
The size of the house was perfect, although we expected additional family to join us, and as they were unable to do so, we didn't use the addition. Had they been able to join us, it would have been perfect for them.
The landscaping is quite incredible, with beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs for the starlings, chickadees, robins, and the yellow warblers, as well as privacy between the properties. Inside, the kitchen is stocked with all manner of dishes, pots, pans, serving pieces, and bakeware for any culinary taste. The variety of games, books, and puzzles had me almost wishing for another day of rain.
We so enjoyed the weather (only 1 day of morning rain) and 70 degree temps at the beginning of the week, the sunshine, inlet and the nearby Nauset Beaches. It was a special treat to wake early and have coffee on the roof-top deck, watching the fishing boats go out for their daily catch, or sit on the first floor deck and read while the rest of our family enjoyed sleeping in.
Our young granddaughter so enjoyed the yard, inlet, the toys and the window seat where we cuddled and read books together. The location was perfect to travel the local beaches, shopping, and restaurants.
We had our own private retreat from the hustle and bustle of the hectic world we'd left behind for a week. Our only regret is that we reserved only a week. Two weeks would have been heaven. Everyone in our family loved the home and the time we had together here, and recommend the Thompson home highly.
***** 2500 characters will not allow me to do this home justice. Lets start out by saying that Richard and Ann are amazing people that value your experience in their home and are invested in your stay and enjoyment. The house is immaculate, spacious, and chalked full of amenities. The home features 4 decks (the 4th deck is on the roof and offers an amazing view of the surrounding area and Nauset Inlet), a large kitchen, large dining room table, large sitting room/family room with flat screen TV and cable. Toys, toys, toys for the kids to enjoy. A selection of games and 4 bedrooms. The main house has 3 bedrooms and an adjoined cottage has an additional bedroom, kitchenette and sitting room. This is a great house for a large party. We had 5 adults and 2 children there comfortably with room to spare. All of your beach needs are there (umbrellas, chairs, toys, coolers, etc etc etc). There is ping pong and pool, and outdoor shower and a big yard that the kids can run around in. Oh there is also a large selection of books and DVDs that can be enjoyed as well. Just a great place to stay.
From a activities perspective, you are a short walk from Nauset Inlet which is a calm ocean cove that is somewhat rocky (I would recommend aqua socks or some kind of strapped sandal), but features an array of creatures (horse shoe crabs, hermit crabs, birds, fish and snails) to observe. The calm water is shallow and great for kids. We spent an afternoon out there an it was great. The community features access to Nauset Beach, but it is a little more of a walk and features climbing down a steep set of stairs and making a trek over a boardwalk that is long to get to the beach, but its FREE to those that go in season. For people like me that went off season, we just packed up the van for a short 5 min drive down to the public access point and walked right onto the beach without much of a walk (and it was Free, but on season it is $15/day). Nauset Beach features surf that you could go surfing in but a great sandy beach that can be enjoyed by all. During our visit we observed several pods of seals swimming by. You are a 5-10 min drive into Orleans Center, which features 2 grocery stories, many great restaurants and other things to do.
Overall it was a great stay and I would highly recommending staying at this property if you are in the market for a Cape Cod house. The property is clean, well maintained, historic, full of amenities and is great for families.