Want to spend a perfect day on the Cape? First, wake to the sound of birds singing in the pines. Then head to one of the many nearby beaches to lounge, swim, play, and hunt for crabs (there were lots of blue crabs on the ebb tide at South Village Beach this year!). Take a picnic lunch to enjoy. In the afternoon, come back home and luxuriate in the hot water of the enclosed outdoor shower; there’s nothing like showering off the beach sand while looking at the trees overhead and feeling the nice cool breeze! Relax on the deck with a drink while your dinner cooks on the gas grill, and eat al fresco under the stars. Top the day off with a walk or drive to Sundae School for one of the best ice cream sundaes you’ve ever had. Tomorrow you can repeat today’s activities, or perhaps you’ll be in the mood to go to sea on a seal or whale watch, drive to the National Sea Shore or Provincetown, go antiquing along the scenic Route 6A, take in a Cape Cod League baseball game, see a show at a community theater, race go-carts and jump on a trampoline, catch a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket, or any one of a myriad activities available.
The day I described above is pretty much the day we enjoyed recently at Anne’s sister’s vacation house on the Cape (pictured here, dog not included!), which we shamelessly advertise here. She rents it out during both the summer and the off-season. Located on a quiet street in Dennisport, the house sleeps eight in three bedrooms and on a fold-out couch in the living room. If you are interested in renting the house, or just hearing more about it, contact Karen or Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.