What a great visit to the Cape! We were both stressed out and needed a break, and we found Chez Sven when we were randomly searching Bed & Breakfasts on-line. We stayed in the Green Room, as the other rooms were booked solid pretty much right through the summer. The B&B is lovely, nestled in the scrub woods off of Route 6. Far enough away from the traffic so that you do not hear the noise, but so conveniently located as to make visits to the beach and Wellfleet center very easy and quick. If you get a beach pass for your car you can visit any number of beaches in the area for a very reasonable price. Ask Alexandra & Sven how to get one before you arrive or when you get there.
The room was lovely, the bed was super comfortable with very soft sheets & quilt, lots of pillows to choose from and extra blankets in the room if you need one in the night. They have a great selection of books if you forgot yours. The room was very private with it's own entrance and parking spot. Breakfast was fantastic, with all organic produce & granola. Yogurt with mixed fruits, blueberry juice, freshly baked scones, lovely dishes, silver spoons, and truly some amazing coffee. If you are like us, and fear watered down weak coffee, you do not have to worry about it at Chez Sven! The coffee is robust, full, rich and lively. I cannot remember who Alexandra said she gets the coffee from, but it was fair-trade and organic. Really excellent and freshly ground each morning.
Someone else in a review had some complaints about worn furnishings, and the lived in kitchen & sitting room.... I beg to differ in our opinion here. It didn't seem to me that anything was worn or in disrepair at all. Our rooms felt fresh and clean and airy, the carpet was a lovely pastel green with other pastel patterns and didn't look worn out to me at all. There is a nostalgic feel, sentimental with antique silverware, carved wooden egrets, but still there is a modern clean feel. The kitchen is warm and inviting, and was clean and tidy when we had to have our breakfast inside one morning due to rain. Alexandra was gracious and very attentive to our needs, and we had great conversations with her during breakfast. She is very concerned for the environment and champions her causes without being preachy, more in a factual manner. This concern translates into the way she operates her B&B and cares for her guests, using natural cleaning products and offering organic local produce. We were very appreciative of her care and knowledge about being "green". I have a slight chemical sensitivity, especially to strong perfumes and cleaning agents. I did not have any issues at all with sheets, towels, soap, or anything I came in contact with at the B&B. I know this is an important issues for many people, so you can be pretty sure that you will not be affected by any cleaning agents that are noxious. Although I'm sure that depends on your level of sensitivity!
Anyway, to sum this up before I write a novel, Chez Sven is an excellent choice, we have already booked the Seagull suite for September!! See you there,
Briana & Jeff
(Thank you Alexandra! & we can't wait to meet Sven in September)