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where to stay for 1-2 weeks with infant

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where to stay for 1-2 weeks with infant

We are planning to visit cape cod or martha's vineyard in mid-late september with infant for 1-2 weeks (will be 5 months old!).

Would like rent a house and be able to stroll or walk around with baby (some shops etc), within a short drive to the occasional beach outings, close to nice grocery stores (if any) to purchase produce (we are big on cooking).

We are first time parents and do not know much about Cape Cod (or Martha's vineyard)?, so any ideas on location most appreciated!

Charlene

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1. Re: where to stay for 1-2 weeks with infant

The Tern Inn in West Harwich (www.theterninn.com) would be a good choice, as they have small cottages you can rent by the week. The owners are grandparents themselves and love children. The inn is in walking distance to Pleasant Road Beach and a short drive to the Stop & Shop (very nice!) in Patriot Square in Dennis.

That being said, there are only a couple of shops close by -- the Potted Geranium and Yankee Doodle gift shops.

I'm sure you'll get many other suggestions as well.

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2. Re: where to stay for 1-2 weeks with infant

Hi Charlene: What's the budget? Sept. is a great time to visit and costs on lodging go down after Labor Day.

The weather gets a bit cool toward the end of Sept. but mid-Sept. usually has warm days and cool nights.

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3. Re: where to stay for 1-2 weeks with infant

Well Charlene, I have good news for you and that is that you can't go wrong no matter where you locate on the Cape. Okay, so that's not much help is it but I don't want you to think that you have to sort through a lot of the bad and the ugly to get to the good. It's all good.

I'll send you some resource leads. Just look at the top of the screen beside your screen name and click on there.

But, with a new baby, you've got better things to do than to sort through all the websites to find a house right? Since you are coming in the best off-season month...but still off-season, why not locate near or on the beach. You'll be able to do just that for less than high season you know. Just contact the local realtors, let them know what you are looking for and let them sort out the best options for you. It is in their interest to satisfy you. You'll be able to see photos of their suggestions on their websites and you can get a full description (what's nearby etc) from the rental agent.

Mid-Cape has already been mentioned. This is a nice area to locate especially since you'll have time to do a few day trips. This area also has nice, even gourmet (Ring Bros) grocery stores along with upscale markets (Dennis Public Market) and fresh fish markets (Swan River Fish Market), plus bakeries (Buckies since Woolfies will be closed by then), ice cream shops for homemade ice cream and much more.

Dennis has 16 beautiful beaches including two serene Pond beaches. If you want to check realtors in Dennis the two largest are Peter McDowell on the bay side and Martha Murray Real Estate in the beach village of Dennisport.

I hope this will help to get you started.

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4. Re: where to stay for 1-2 weeks with infant

...but what's the budget? :)

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