Pretty Picky Properties
About Pretty Picky Properties
Cancellation Policy - 100% refund if dates are re-rented. There are a lot of places to rent for a summer vacation on the Lower Cape. There are only a few Pretty Picky Properties. Most are directly on or very near the beach. Our homeowners love their properties, fastidiously maintain them, and expect guests to treat them accordingly. Our guests demand a prime location and a vacation experience that far exceeds the typical Cape summer rental. When you spend a good amount of money for a perfect summer vacation, you want to be sure before you commit. That's why we take the time to carefully and completely answer all your questions by phone or email. If you can visit the Cape in advance, we'll be happy to show you one or more properties you're considering. Most guests are also comforted to know that Pretty Picky also has a property management division, Monomoy Property Services. Most unforeseen property issues can be resolved quickly with our ready access to maintenance resources. We look forward to helping you plan your ideal Cape Cod vacation! The Pretty Picky Team
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
nice but needs maintenance
Property ID 1503528, Spacious Waterfront Home on Upper Mill Pond, Brewster, MA
I stayed here 9 nights in July 2019. Property is nice and location is quiet and scenic.
I reported to the realtor that there were several problems and these were not addressed during the stay. These include:
1. The outside shower doesn't work.
2. Three of the 4 bulbs in the upstairs bathroom are out.
3. There's some sort of leak in the basement and water on the floor.
4. There are ants in the kitchen. (put all food in sealed containers)
In addition, I can say:
the AC does not cover the whole house. Middle rooms get hot and have no air circulation.
Some of the sliding screens are off the track.
Many other bulbs are out
Some of the wall fans do not work.
The outside landscaping is overgrown.
For some odd reason all of the storage containers are round, while all of the lids are square. Otherwise the kitchen is well stocked with utensils.
Generally, it is a nice house but they need to do the maintenance appropriate for a house charging top price.
Great property and communication
The house was excellent, clean and had great views. Easily accommodated our large group. The management was very communicative and the process was easy. Wish the master bedroom had curtains over the window above the bed, it got quite bright early in the morning.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. And we are thrilled that you enjoyed your Pretty Picky Properties experience. We will certainly speak with the owners about the window treatments you mentioned - thanks for pointing that out to us! Hopefully we will see you again next year – be sure to check out our site for more Pretty Picky Properties.
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Great place for friends to celebrate!
A gorgeous house with a gorgeous view! We had a group of 10 adults who were celebrating two birthdays. We were close to the beach and local restaurants. We stayed the last weekend in September, so it got chilly at night and wanted to turn the fireplace on. It wasn't working and when we called the property manager, she said it had not been turned on. Thought maybe she should have offered to turn it on or let us know how. The ice maker wasn't working (we told her about that too) and the oven door kept locking and we basically could not use it the whole time, but we improvised. We did use the hot tub and do agree that it should be updated and larger. If you are looking for a cake or pastries in the area, I highly recommend 'Eat cake for breakfast' bakery! The house and property is amazing and very well kept. We would love to come back next year!!
Awesome weekend getaway. House is large and can fit a big group. The lake is clean and great for swimming. Would highly recommend this place to any families or other groups looking for a cape stay
great house for a large group
This is a great house, right on a lovely pond with a. easy entry and a dock for kids to swim out to. Walking/running paths in the woods around the pond, kayak rental you can walk to, a hot tub... something for everyone! We were 3 generations, 7 adults and 5 kids, and there was plenty of space there was even an extra bedroom we didn't use. Beds are comfortable, plenty of bathrooms, and a rec room for the kids. Spacious eating space inside and out. Recommend renting paddleboards for the week, also recommend renting bikes and doing the bike trail one day. Kate's right nearby is great for fish sandwiches and ice cream. We'll be back!
Quiet Retreat on Cape Cod
Overall, we had a good stay. The lakefront setting is very pretty and the large open space on the main floor which includes a well stocked kitchen, living room and dining room is a very pleasant .
However, it seems the house is a bit of work in progress for the owners. There was a heatwave on the Cape when we arrived. With air conditioners only in the 2 master bedrooms and another 1 for the large main room, the rest of bedrooms were unbearable. The first night our infant daughter and her caretaker had to sleep in the living room. The next day, the small bedroom on the main floor had cooled down enough for them to sleep there as long as the door was left open and the air conditioner in the main room was kept at an uncomfortably cold 65 degrees. Luckily, we only needed 3 bedrooms. In addition, the upstairs master bedroom has no window treatments at all. It's a beautiful view and quite private, but I personally don't enjoy having sunlight in my eyes at 5:30am. The other master also had 2 windows without curtains. I was also disappointed that the kayaks that were pictured are not available for the guest use anymore due to an insurance liability. That said, if the weather were more normal, I think most people would be quite comfortable with the home and the beautiful setting.