Guest Jackie (West Hartford, CT) Date of stay 06/29/13
For me to say that this was the best vacation of my life, that's huge. My husband and I took our twin 3.5 year old boys to this magical place for a week. I simply cannot say enough about this amazing place. And, words cannot express my gratitude to Scott and Annie for their many kindnesses and for being such truly wonderful, warm, salt-of-the-earth, good people. As I laid on the chaise lounge in the backyard, I was trying desperately to read a book for a few minutes and get some sun. My kids had been running me ragged and I just wanted a small rest. Annie happened to be in the back of her adjacent property and was picking fresh herbs. I think she could tell the look of a fellow weary and tired mother and she came over and entertained my sons for a few minutes, bringing them on a leisurely walk around the property to see the baby rabbits and point out the swans swimming in the inlet. I smiled knowing that my boys were having a magical time out there. After her walk with my son, Annie brought over some fresh-cut sprigs of sprearmint which she sweetly suggested that I put in a pitcher of water and then put in the fridge. I did just that and later, when had chilled, we enjoyed a refreshing drink of spearmint and lemon water. What an unexpected delight! And Scott was so unbelievably accommodating and helpful from the moment we began inquiring about the cottage until the moment we departed and beyond. Thank you Scott and Annie for making us feel like family and for helping us give our boys a treasured memory. We fully intend to return to "our beachhouse" year after year for many years to come! First impressions mean a lot and let me tell you, this place was SPOTLESS. The beds and furniture were very comfortable and we had everything we needed for the week. The only thing missing was a washer/dryer but you know what? I found that I packed more than enough for the entire week. Anything that got wet at the beach we hung on a clothesline in the back yard. Nothing like the fresh sea air to dry your wet beach clothes! Oh and the outdoor shower was indeed HEAVEN. My boys had their first shower experience of their lives in that outdoor shower and loved it. The location of the cottage could NOT BE BEAT.I can't get over how close to the ocean we were! By the end of the week, our boys were crying when we had to head home. We have been home for a few weeks now and they still ask me, "can we go back to our beachhouse?" How precious is that? Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, tourists without a car. eviews
"We spent a glorious week at Chatham Seaside Cottages. The cottage itself was incredibly clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The owner was extremely personable and gave us great suggestions about local restaurants and activities. There are so many things to like about this cottage - less than one minute walk over to the beach, beautiful ocean views and breezes, proximity to Chatham and the bike trails. We definitely plan to stay here again. Still daydreaming about perfect views, glorious sunsets and starry nights by the shore. Thanks so much!"