Let me start by saying we knew the room would be small, and we have no complaints about the size of the room. The location of the Inn could not be better and we were very happy with the location and proximity of our room to the beach. The weather was amazing and the ocean was warm - I knew the area when making the reseravtions and knew the beach was great and the ocean was perfect for our 4 night stay.
Now for the not so fabulous aspects.... who is running the inn? Patty? She greeted us and took us on our tour - did I mention within our tour we saw a beer pong table in the basement? A basement that might I mention is not a common area or for guest us so who lived in the basement and was using this beer pong table. Well we later found out and when I say later I mean much later as it was well after dark and a youngman came to the basement entrance and then came out with an empty keg only to return later with a fresh one to replace it. The cellar was a good time or at least it sounded that way as we could hear the games of beer pong, the basement guests? and a guitar in to the early hours of the morning. Who lives in the basement? certainly not paying guests so why are they so loud and ruining others stay. A mystery for sure.
Another mystery is who are all the families staying there with kids,at first we thought one family in particular were just another set of guests, however our theory changed as we later say the dad also following Patty around doing handyman work while his with and 3 screaming boys used the beach and the accomdations at their leisure. Perhaps family of the innkeeper who came to visit so dad could do some repairs... but were they paying? I should hope so because they utilized all the guest accomodations including the Cable tv in the living area - which displayed cartoons at all hours of the day especially the early ones. Granted we stayed at a B&B noise is to be expected but lets be respectful in the early hours, others are sleeping * by early I mean before 7 we were awake every day to the sound of a screaming newborn, or children who were wondering around in the common area. Cable tv was mentioned in our confirmation, and there was cable tv in the living room but what adult is really going to ask a child to change cartoons so they can have a check of the weather or recent going ons in the news. Not me! The cable in our room was being worked on- one afternoon we were laying out at the beach and decided to pack it up and go back to our room upon going back to our room we were greeted by Patty and the handyman or was he a guest or a friend I dont know but they were both in our room without permission trying to install the cable. We told them we needed to shower and such but they were more than welcome to come back to our room later to fix the cable. We left and they never came back to fix the cable - but the man was on the deck enjoying a cigar and beer when we returned. I thought this was a smoke free facility... interesting. What is even more interesting is that the cable never got fixed, and why give your guests keys to their rooms if you as a innkeeper are just going to go in unannounced whenever you please.
As if one family was not enough another family arrived within our stay who I believe was also related to or friends of Patty... are these people paying? It was hard for us to believe what was going on ... children screaming whenever they please, using all the beach chairs and chairs in the common area. The parents smoking and often talking loudly outside at late and early hours.
This vacation was not very relaxing who wants to go to the beach, a private beach to hear others kids scream all the time and whine. I understand this is what kids do but not all the time and parents should regulate this, and if not parents perhaps Patty should have set some guidelines for quiet hours.
Would we go back - NO not until we figured out who the mystery basement kids are, and why there were so many unknown people around people I believe were not paying guests, but who made paying guest uncomfortable and often unwelcome.
Room was neat and clean for the most part, clean towels brought as we needed them, but perhaps a sweep or vaccuum would have been nice midweek- afterall if your going to let yourself in our room unannounced why not tidy up a bit while your there.
- Also Known As:
- Beach House Hotel West Dennis
- Beach House Inn West Dennis, Cape Cod, MA