Best Family Vacation EVER!!
We went out on a limb trying HomeAway for the first time for our Nantucket vacation and we couldn't be happier with our decision! The pictures on the site were good, the house had everything that we needed, and I felt that we had made a great decision. But when we pulled up for the first time and saw the property, the location and the house - my heart skipped a beat!! It was perfect, so amazingly perfect!
The house has the most beautiful, soft cozy linens and the kitchen is so well stocked that I didn't even need to bring anything! (I brought my cheesecake pan from home thinking there was no way they would have one, but guess what?! They did!!) Every bed is super comfortable, every chair was warm and inviting and we were delighted at every turn. The kitchen table was large enough to host several very memorable family meals, and was especially perfect for the birthday we were celebrating.
We had experienced every type of weather, from calm and warm, to super windy and cold and then my favorite the "grey lady" exposed her amazing fog! But the house was so cozy the weather didn't matter, nor did it stop us from having a fabulous vacation.
We spend many early days driving to our favorite beach down at Surfside, but then we realized that just a hop, skip and jump from the house, we found beach access just down Quidnet Rd. Not to mention the beautiful Sankaty Lighthouse (which we were so excited we could actually see from both the cottage and deck off the master bedroom!! A must see location when you stay at this house!!) The Sesachacha Pond which was reachable from that same beach access, giving us a lot of exploration opportunities with the kids in tow.
We used both the main house and the quaint cottage, and our only kid issue was who was going to sleep in the cottage in the amazing berth bed with skylight!! Of course having Grandma and Grandaddy in the cottage made them want to be there every more! For Grandma and Grandaddy the cottage was a perfect escape from the fast pace of a young family. They were able to use the cottage's kitchen to supplement our meals as needed, without having to get in the way of the hubbub of the main house. It worked out perfectly!
Our communication with the owner was spot on from the very beginning. He was extremely attentive to our needs and questions, and worked very quickly to make sure that everything was perfect.
All in all, as said in the beginning, this was the PERFECT family home!!
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