I recently came back from a wonderful sojourn on Cape Cod. Wianno/Osterville to be exact. My family rented a house in Osterville for the month and all children and grandchildren were invited up to play and relax.
Squaw Island – HyannisPort, MA
Cape Cod is very special to me. You probably have the same feeling about a place that you went to when you were a child, too. Well, that’s my relationship with Cape Cod. Every summer as a child (from 5yrs until college), my family rented a house in HyannisPort, MA. I spent my summers sailing, going to the beach and playing tennis. I loved Cape Cod! I loved it so much – that I begged my parents to let me get married up there. And, here we are – twelve years after my marriage -back on the Cape.
St.Peter’s Church, Wianno, MA – where I got married
What I love about the Cape are its homes. I’m attracted to a lot of the older homes with unusual quirks to them – like towers, or gambrel rooves, etc… But, in general, I just really appreciate homes. I come by it naturally – my mom’s a realtor. So, I grew up looking at the homes – which is part of the reason why I, probably, became an interior designer.
Wianno has some beautiful homes! However, a lot are built on the beach and difficult to see from the street – and, well…I didn’t want to look TOO touristy! Here are some of the homes I admired from my morning walk. I, especially, loved the homes with an abundance of flowers or hydrangeas!
and, my favorite house – a cottage right on the beach! (below)
I will very much miss my summer vacation on Cape Cod. But, I have great memories to cherish!
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Thanks so much for sharing your experiences! I went to Cape Cod last summer and I really enjoyed the beaches and the fact that there was always something to do. I am looking at a Cape Cod vacation rental because I definitely want to go back this summer more times this season than last year.