Old New England reminds me of those colonial-style dollhouses I wanted as a kid: filled with clawfoot bathtops, lacy curtains and canopy beds.
It’s a style that makes the Cape Cod vacation rental above so appealing. It’s classically American, historically authentic and without show–like your must trusted pair of Levi’s.
With summer vacation approaching, the home could be a go-to for families seeking a quiet time with no agenda. As the owner of the listing describes it, “It is a nice place to gather to play cards, do many of the puzzles left for your enjoyment or to just relax in.”
For explorers, the Village of Barnstable is within walking distance, where regulars eat, go antiquing and take in a show at the performing arts center. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a whale in Barstable Harbor on one of the many whale watching boats that cruise around it.
Inside the circa 1754 house, you’ll find those period details that will make your stay so much nicer than at a Holiday Inn, including a four-poster bed, soaking tub and a barn with a stove and hardwood floors. If you need peace and quiet, send the kids out to the gardens while you test out those rocking chairs with a good book.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.