When I booked our three night stay, I fully expected the typical beach cottage. Structurally, and aesthetically, it was. The most important feature that was lacking was cleanliness. My crawling infant was completely covered in filth from the wood floor and carpet after less than 2 minutes. I was horrified. The floors have probably never been mopped and although it is noted that there is a cleaning/maid service, the floors weren't even vacuumed. We spent the entire trip finding ways to remain outside and keeping our son out of the unit. Thank goodness it was nice out so we did day trips and used the other unit's lawn to crawl around in the evenings until bedtime. The kitchen cabinets were loaded with old dusty Christmas decorations and used food. We had to block off the kitchen with the wooden chairs. There were dead bugs in the sink drain, and after lifting out the food catcher, I found what looked like a piece of old meat or shell fish. I've seen some of the pictures on here, and our cottage did not look ANYTHING like that clean white interior. I would not recommend staying here if you have small children. It was so stressful trying to keep our son clean and safe.
The park . . . definitely a sketchy place after dark. We spent our last night debating on whether or not to call the police on a man and women who were extremely intoxicated (and carrying a plastic bag of beer) as they were fighting for about an hour and a half while we were trying to grill and eat dinner. Aside from the vacationers, the locals that frequent the area are less than desirable. Thank goodness that weather was considering it was August because I was uncomfortable leaving the windows unlocked.
The Staff...the Manager or Owner really doesn't have any personality and comes across rude. Not sure if that is intentional. Upon checking out, he didn't even care enough to ask how our stay was. The Maintenance man had a car full of female visitors who came shouting his name up our walkway while my son was napping. While the other girls in the car made comments about her boyfriend, she shouted back at the car with profanities. Then one of them flashed the couple. Again the profanity.
I would NEVER stay here again, for all of the above reasons, not just one in particular. I wouldn't even stay here without children. The only nice thing was that the beach was a stone throw from the cottage.
- Also Known As:
- Breakwaters Hyannis, Cape Cod