Have you ever noticed that in nearly every book or movie about the beach, the true star of the show isn’t the female discovering her inner strength after a horrible breakup or even the ocean with waves that crash against the beach? The star of every beach movie ever made is the cottage that stands strong against storms, that cradles the babies and holds the stories of the families that lived there, and during your Cape Cod getaway, you too can explore the star of your vacation when you choose one of our Cape Cod cottages for your summer sanctuary!
Strong on the Outside
The strength of a Cape Cod cottage will be evident at first glimpse as you come around the corner. Built to withstand ocean storms, the clapboard front will often be gray and weathered, hiding the softness that lies inside with a stalwart and sometimes dour expression. Flowerbeds filled with colorful hydrangeas often flank these sweet cottages in Cape Cod, softening the exterior and giving it a romantic appearance that will make you believe in love at first sight, and once the door swings open, the appeal will be made clear!
Some offer floors of wood, creating a warm and polished path to rooms filled with treasures soon to be uncovered, while others feature tile floors that feel cool beneath your feet. The first thing you may notice is the sea of soft white, punctuated with pops of colors found in furnishings, linens, or art. Can it really be considered a cottage if its interior is not painted in a crisp white? Probably, but it won’t be as authentic! Find your way to the kitchen, the heart of the home, and rediscover the joy of cooking in spaces that are cheerful, bright, and fully equipped for however you will want to use them. This room is where secrets are shared, jokes are told, and snacks are often devoured under the light of the stove in the late hours of the night. Dining rooms may be nonexistent, depending on the cottage you have chosen, as these charming structures are known more for their eat-in kitchens that keep family close while meal preparation is going on.
The living rooms are filled with soft sofas and chairs, and our cottages in Cape Cod may come with full size laundry rooms or a stackable unit tucked away in a closet. Sleep well in bedrooms with twin beds topped with brightly colored linens, master suites with queen- or king-sized beds topped with chenille bedspreads that look and feel as soft as your grandma’s hugs, and rooms filled with bunk beds where cousins, siblings, and the children of your best friends will develop deep and bonded relationships as they giggle and whisper late into the night!
Cottage life has always been about family, and even if you spend your entire trip barbecuing on the back deck or sunning yourself in the chaise lounges offering views of the beach, you will feel as if this vacation has been the best one of your life! Long days begin with a cup of coffee on the back deck, watching the sun rise over the water, and end with nights of deep and dreamless sleep with the minutes in between filled with games of spoons, good books, and the quiet peacefulness of the sea always beckoning. This is how your Cape Cod vacation can be when you choose a Foran Realty cottage for your summer sanctuary!
You’ve come all this way, and there is so much to see and do on Cape Cod. As tempted as you may be to spend all your time in one of our Cape Cod cottage rentals, the need to get out and explore will win out! In addition to long days spent at the beach, you can rent a beach cruiser from Barb’s Bike Shop in Dennis and explore the 25.5 miles of the Cape Cod Rail Trail, leading you through the towns and villages that dot the Cape Cod Landscape. Completely paved for easy hiking, jogging, and bike riding, the CCRT was once the site of the Cape Cod Central Railroad all the way back in the 1860s. The beauty of the scenery on the Cape has lead to many artist recreations and the Cape Cod Museum of Art is where local artists works are shown. Offering gardens full of sculptures and rooms filled with art of all mediums, the distinguished clapboard-sided structure in which the museum is housed is also a place to go for lessons, art receptions, and so much more!