While the Crow's Nest Resort was fully booked, we were able to rent one of their three cottages just down the road from the resort on the same shoreline, for a week. We stayed in East Cottage. I would highly, highly recommend this property if you want some privacy and extra space for your trip. See pics.
The cottage decor is so cheery when you walk in, the pillows on the couch, to the lovely quilts in the bedrooms to the high ceilings really capture the breezy feeling for a beach stay. The queen bed was extremely comfortable and the kitchen has plenty of dishware for your stay, including blender, coffee maker and dishwasher. The place was spotless upon entry and there are ceiling fans in every room. Water pressure was excellent. A small deck is great for drinks and sunset watching. A boardwalk leads from the cottage directly to the beach which is nice. It is obviously a well cared for property that can make a good trip even better by staying in a cottage.
There are only 2 small drawbacks. The bathroom seems as though it was an afterthought compared to the time and attention put into the rest of the place. Extremely tiny pencil sink and no towel rack? I guess you are supposed to just put your towels in the dryer. Extremely limited shelf space as well, but this is a minor issue.
Secondly, and this is something the owners have no control over, but I wish we had known, the beach in front, and along the ENTIRE bay line, was covered, and I mean covered with seaweed. It didn't smell, but it wasn't pretty either. Perhaps it is just this time of year?? The beach is pebbly too and can't be walked on in bare feet. When the tide is low however a small very sandy strip opens up a little ways away and that is enjoyable. My point in sharing is this, if you are like us and this is your first time ever to Cape Cod and you are bringing along a very young child, in this case a 16 month old, then you might want to research the quality of the beach at the time you are staying here. I don't know if this is seasonal, but it is a rude awakening when you come upon it. Now there are PLENTY of other beaches you can drive too that are gorgeous, and Mary Jo was extremely helpful in pointing them out, but your expectations for the 'private beach' will probably need some lowering before staying at ANY property on the bayside.
Lastly, I would not recommend six adults in this cottage. It says sleeps six but there is really limited storage space for your things and you'd have to put your luggage back in your car as there is no place for it. Not to mention the bathroom. BUT, this place is PERFECT for a family of 4 or less and it really is a wonderful, wonderful way to visit the Cape. We were in East Cottage, but if you want a bigger deck suggest trying for the West Cottage, their deck appeared a lot larger and with more furniture.
Overall this is a great place to stay and you can't beat the price with a stick. We've paid double per night for a tinier hotel room than we paid per night for this entire cottage - and it was worth every penny! In fact, it's a total steal when you think about it!!
Many thanks to the Crow's Nest for such a great cottage!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crow's Nest Resort! Our stunning 300' direct ocean front location provides every suite unobstructed ocean views. True luxury accommodations with daily housekeeping offer ceramic tile, hardwood flooring, air conditioning, fireplaces, Jacuzzi, high speed Internet, DVD, cable TV, HBO. Large fully stocked kitchens include: dishwasher, microwave, range, washer/dryer, etc. We offer studio, one, two, and three-bedroom suites that accommodate two to eight guests. See why we are AAA's highest rated property in all of Truro. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crow`s Nest Hotel North Truro
- Crows Nest Hotel
- Crows Nest Motel
- Crow's Nest Resort North Truro, MA, North America