We try to provide as many of the comforts of home while trying to maintain the pleasant simplicity that is Cape Cod.  Here is a short list of things that are available for your comfort
and convenience.

What To Expect...

Comments From Our Guests...

Queen Beds (1)               Twin Beds (4)             Central A.C.                 Standard Fans         Washer     Dryer                                Dishwasher                Vacuum                         Microwave                Blender Coffee Maker                 Toaster                        Wireless Internet         Cable TV (1)           DVD           Wireless Speaker           BBQ Gas Grill            Outside Shower            Coolers                    Deck           Deck Furniture               Ironing Board            Beach Chairs                 Bicycles                   Boogie Boards No Smoking                    No Pets  

A Cozy Cape Cod Retreat, Located on the Outer Beaches of ol' Cape Cod.

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We are a bit behind with updating our site, but our 2017/2018 comments from our guests were very similar to those below.


August 20, 2016 - Another fabulous vacation! Thanks guys. We look forward to this house every year. Lots of great memories. The beach was amazing! -Matt, Marisa, Lauren, and Ryan


July 16, 2016 - Thank you again for allowing us to share your home this year. You've done and continue to provide all that is needed. The improvements/updates are perfect! Our family looks forward to this vacation. Weather was beautiful! Thank you again. Sue, John, Charlie and Patrick


July 9, 2016 - What a lovely house... so very clean. Thanks you!!! We really appreciated the manual with all of the great instructions. What a great idea! We watered the flowers, but it looks like a little rabbit is helping himself to some of the buds. Thanks again!!! -The O'Neils

July 25, 2015 - Thank you again for the lovely accommodations.  Weather, friends and stay were fantastic.  Thank you for sharing and thinking of everything a vacationer could need. - Susan, John, Charlie and Patrick

August 2, 2015 - Thank you for a wonderful Cape house.  I enjoyed myself very much and particularly liked the quietness of the setting.  The few guests that I had also enjoyed it - and it is so close to the lovely beach. - Carol 

August 8, 2015 - Thank you very much for this nice beach house.  My family and I enjoyed every minute spent here.  Everything was just perfect, the nice hot weather, the beautiful beaches and the peace.  We're leaving with our hearts filled with memories of a perfect vacation  Thanks again, from, Nadine, Philippe, Vincent and Alex.

August 8, 2015 - We want to thank you for the hospitality of the house.  We spent a very nice week swimming, relaxing and enjoying every moment.  Weather was just wonderful.  Thanks again and we appreciate your generosity in offering us such a nice place. - Louis and Carole

August 15, 2015 - Hello again Susan and Rocky! Wonderful week as usual - our 8th year at your house.  Time certainly does fly by too fast for my liking!  Thank you for sharing the house and allowing us to have great memories here.  If you guys end up moving here one day, we can all hang out together! See you next year. - Matt, Marisa, Lauren and Ryan

August 21, 2015 - We had a fantastic week at the Cape, sun, sun and more sun.  Thank you for letting us use your great beach house.  We have been coming to Cape Cod for 14 years and each year we stay at a different cottage looking for the perfect fit.  I think we have finally found it.  Love the outside shower, the closeness to the beach and all the little extras.  Thank you again. - Kristen, Paul, Lucy and Ray  

July 26, 2014 – Thank you again for a lovely stay at your home!  Weather was wonderful and your place is always beautiful.  Thank you again!  - Sue, John, Charlie and Patrick

August 16, 2014 – Dear Rocky and Susan – Our week flew by this year!  Fun time as always.  Thank you for sharing with us .  We will be back again next year.  XO   - Matt, Marisa, Lauren and Ryan

August 24, 2014 – Dear Susan and Rocky – This was our first time on Cape Cod and we had a wonderful experience.  It was so fun to discover the beaches and people  and your welcoming and comfortable home was the perfect place for us.  Thank you so much, we hope to come back.   - The Belmadani Family

July 22, 2013 – Dear Balsamo Family, Thank you again for a lovely stay in your beautiful home.  We had a wonderful stay!  Your home is warm and comforting.  Fondly – Sue, John, Charlie and Patrick Tronik

July 6-13, 2013 – Dear Rocky and Susan, We loved staying at your home this week.  We took your advice and visited first encounter and had a perfect day there.  We also loved walking to Cooks Beach in the morning and evenings, wading in the bay and enjoying the peace and quiet.  This seems a million miles from New Jersey.  Hope to return to your home as it felt so down to earth and “right” – like we lived here for years after just a few days.  You did a great job with the house leaving it just as it should be.  Thank you!! – The Zaccone Family, Middlesex, NJ

August 29, 2013 – Two weeks here was awesome!  So much fun as always and a bit more relaxing – you know we had fabulous weather.  One week ‘til school starts hockey, cheerleading and dance class!  We hope you have a great Labor Day weekend.  Thank you – Matt, Marisa, Lauren and Ryan

August 25, 2012 – We had a very busy week!  The house was great and the weather was perfect!  Lots of fun at the beach, whale watching and of course dining out on seafood! – The Tallents

August 17, 2012 – Hello Balsamo Family, We had a great week of fun and relaxing!  We never want to leave once we get here! Love this place.  Back to hockey and cheerleading and running around like crazy people.  We will be back in a year – Thank you for sharing.  – The Beardsley Family

August 11, 2012 – Rocky – your house is lovely and perfect for our family.  We felt at home right away!  My kids loved your son’s books, especially Charlotte’s Web and the poem collections were great!  Russ can’t wait to ask Santa for his own copies.  The weather was perfect and the week flew by.  We had an amazing time and there is not one thing I would change! Hope to do it all again next year!  P.S. We gave your lobster pot quite a workout! The lobster population may need the year to recover. - Katy Covino, Sam Russ Gwynnie and Flora Poutasse

August 4, 2012 – Once again our family had a wonderful time here on the Cape.  We love your place, like home away from home.  Hope to be back soon.  Thanks again – Rhonda, Bob, Brooke and Robert 

July 22, 2012 – Your home seemed like a home away from home for us; can’t think of any negative aspect of your place.  Thank you for the welcome booklet.  It was very clear and helpful.  Every rental home should have one – Steve Marchand

July 28, 2012 – Thank you for allowing our family to stay at your beach house.  The accommodations are warm and inviting as always.  Kids and parents had an active time on Cape Cod.  Your hydrangeas look great! We actually had some rain this week but nothing to keep us from being outside.  Timing was late day and into the night but much needed rain.  Thank you again – hope to be back next summer!! – Repoli-Tronik 

September 14, 2010 – Another Delightful visit to the Reach!!!  Your hospitality is again, most appreciated.  The short visit with young Rocky -what a man- was a bonus!  Peace and joy. -Marty and Darlene, Syracuse, NY

August 20, 2010 – Once again we all had a blast here!  We love coming to Eastham and spending time in our favorite little Cape cottage.  Our kids love sharing a room when we come here; the beaches were great too.  Thank you!  - The Beardsley Family, Quincy, MA

Thank you for letting me come here for the past 4 years. I love the house. I always share the blue room with Ryan.  Love, Lauren Beardsley, age 8-1/2. 

July 24-31, 2010 – WOW, what a great week we had for our first family trip to Cape Cod!  After our very long drive out, we were so happy to pull into such a welcoming home to spend our week.  Everything was great for us… being mid-westerners, we would not have known to bring boogie boards or skim boards.  It was great to find them in the basement!   Our kids were pros on them by the end of the week.  And thank goodness for the beach chairs… we couldn’t fit ours in the car, so we were so relieved to have yours to use.  The outdoor shower was a huge hit.  We just had an absolutely great week and we are thankful for, not only your wonderful home, but also for all of you suggestions in planning our week.  Our campfire at Nauset Light Beach was the highlight of our week!  Thank you for everything!  -The Ruzicka Family, Wisconsin

July 17-24, 2010 – We really enjoyed our first stay at the Reach House; Would love to spend another week in the future.  Thank you Rocky and Susan!  - The Ziogas Family

June 19-26, 2010 – Ahhh… June on Cape Cod – the “year at the high tide!” to borrow from our favorite, Henry Betson.  Thank you again to the Balsamo’s!!!  - Janet and Charlie, S. Brunswick, NJ

October 2, 2009 - A perfect week of sunshine and visiting with dear family--Darlene, Marty, Eileen, Joan and Jackie.  Sad to leave, but did have ice cream for breakfast today! -Charlie and Janet, S. Brunswick, NJ  

August 29, 2009 - We had a very nice week in your lovely cottage. Thank you very much - Louise and Family, Sherbrooke, QC

August 15, 2009 - We keep coming back to our favorite Cape House! I absolutely love the new addition (dishwasher!) Ha!  Thank you again for having this perfect little cape house available. Our kids are so comfortable here and we all look forward to August at your house! Thank you again and we'll be back next year. Sincerely, The Beardsley Family - Matt, Marisa, Lauren and Ryan, Quincy, MA

August 8, 2009 - Again, thank you for letting us use this great home. We love the Cape and this home. We'll look up "The Reach" the next time we stay on the Cape. Thanks so much. -Jim, Jill, Jake, Zach and Nancy, Needham, MA

July 31, 2009 - Your lovely home was the perfect setting for a much needed vacation. The attention to detail to make this a "home away from home" for your guests was evident everywhere! "The Reach" is cozy and comfortable and we look forward to staying here again one day. Thank You. -Olga D., Clifton Park, NY and Julie M., Albany, NY

July 17, 2009 - We have had a wonderful week and while here felt privileged to be "mini-stewards" of your lovely home @ the Cape.  Many Thanks.  -Mike and Mil, Mansfield Center, CT 

October 10, 2008 - Another great vacation with you on the Cape! Your home is so lovely and inviting with all of life's comforts.  The weather was fabulous and how great was it to spend an afternoon on the beach in October?! Bike riding was a new treat this year!  -Nancy & Mike Paquette, S. Brunswick, NJ

August 16, 2008 - Once again, we had a fabulous vacation on Cape Cod.  We love the House and all it has to offer.  Lauren and Ryan (6 ½ and 3 ½) really enjoy staying here.  We will definitely be back next year.  By the way, my husband loved the basement - so clean and organized.  We love it here.  Thank you!   - The Beardsley Family - Matt, Marisa, Lauren and Ryan, Quincy, MA 

August 8, 2008 - We had a wonderful time in your beautiful and organized house.  All the extras - bikes and beach chairs - were most appreciated.  I’ve never seen such an organized basement!  You have a great house!  We had a great family reunion.  May you have many, many happy years here.  -Jill Fallon, Arlington, Massachusetts  

We thoroughly enjoyed your home - location, bed comfort, yard - all the amenities contributed greatly to a much needed, restful vacation.  Thank you for taking such pride in your beautiful home and sharing it with us!  -Robin, Fox Island, Washington

Our one week here was outstanding!  The ambiance of this house, was so perfect for our family to share precious moments together.  Our gratitude to the Balsamo family for sharing their home with us.   -Bill and Julieta Fallon, Geneva, Switzerland 

July 26, 2008 - We enjoyed our stay this week at “The Reach.”  Very comfortable, love the outdoor shower and air conditioning a bonus!  This is our fifth visit to the Cape along with other family who are staying at nearby cottages.  Hope to visit again soon.  Thank you. -Rhonda, Bob, Brooke, Robert, and Michael, Macomb, Michigan

July 18, 2008 - Thank you again for a very enjoyable stay.  Your home away from home is warm, comfortable and inviting.  Your summer home has everything needed for our family.  The weather was wonderful and we look forward to spending another summer at your home.  Thank you again!  -Susan, John, Charlie and Patrick Repoli-Trunik

August 25, 2007 - We loved the house and had a wonderful time here on The Cape.  The house was perfect, so neat and had everything we needed.  We will definitely look this house up again when we re-visit Cape Cod. Thanks again.  Your home provided a wonderful and memorable vacation for our family.  -The Snyders: Jeff, Michele, Austin, Erin, and Drake, Livonia, MI

August 17, 2007 - We really enjoyed our stay at The Reach-- we can imagine spending many more summers in your warm and comfortable home.  Our kids (Lauren, 5-1/2 and Ryan, 2-1/2) think we bought them a new summer house!  It is very funny!  We told them we'd  back "vacationing" next year.  Thank you very much.  - The Beardsley Family - Matt, Marisa, Lauren and Ryan, Quincy, MA

August 10, 2007 - The house was perfect, very well equipped.  The week flew by; we had a great time.  Would love to come back again.  - Jim, Jill, Jake, Zack and Nancy, Needham, MA

August 3, 2007 - The end of the perfect week at The Cape.  Your house was a home to us for the past week.  The amenities were fabulous, the location terrific.  We hope to come again.   -Phyllis & Barry Cole, PA

July 20, 2007 - Thank you for providing your home to us this summer.  It's a great home in a great location.  We really appreciated how clean and tidy it was for us.  You thought of everything and your hard work shows.  We hope to come again next year.   -The Little Family, CT

June 13-18, 2007- This dear cottage provided a wonderful Cape Escape for us. We found it cozy, comfortable and charming. Clean too! We loved the deck and the sights and sounds of the birds provided. We even saw a hummingbird outside the kitchen window! Please invite us back soon.  -Jan and Chuck, Kendall Park, NJ

August 26, 2006 - I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for a wonderful vacation. Drew, the kids and I had a fantastic time up on Massasoit Trail. We loved your place! We went kayaking, whale watching, we went to the beach and did lots of shopping! We will definitely be back. Everything was perfect, thanks again!   -Kirsten, Drew, and Kids, Mt. Laurel, NJ

August 19, 2006 - Loved the cottage and location. We found all the “updates” quite enjoyable. As usual, our week flashed by but (we) hope to visit again next year.  -The Pastre’s

August 12, 2006 - Nicely done… cozy, comfortable, cute. Hope you’ll get to enjoy it yourselves.   -The Klee’s

August 4, 2006 - We enjoyed staying in your beautiful home... we leave good energy behind. -Jim, Zach, and Diane

July 22-29, 2006 - Your home away from home is darling. You thought of everything. Nice quiet neighborhood and close to beach. We enjoyed our stay and the weather has been wonderful. Your hard work shows and is appreciated. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home.   -Susan, John and Charlie 


July 22, 2006 - First post... sweet!  This wonderful cottage helped us enjoy a much-needed vacation. The renovations and updates were great and we loved the outdoor shower! I hope your “Reach” stays well within your grasp. Thank you!   -Harry and Denise