I admit. The lure of a raw bar and wine tasting to advertise a new Cape Cod condominium development was a pretty easy sell for me.
My company, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, is marketing this novel conversion of snug little cabins in the woods to sophisticated getaways. I took lots of pictures because seeing is believing that this is taking place in Dennisport.
It's billed as "old Cape Cod", this cottage colony less than a third of a mile to the ocean.
Historically, Dennisport has not had the luster of many other Cape towns. A true working-class area, this village on the southern shore of Cape Cod has not enjoyed the increase in real estate values that nearby Harwich has.
Last month the median cost of a home in Dennisport was $251,000. Harwich Port was $612,000, according to Trendgraphix.
For it's close proximity to the ocean and it's relative affordability, I predict Dennisport is Cape Cod's best-kept secret in the emerging U.S. housing recovery.
Let's tour more of these condos.
This room is wall-to-wall bed. But why not? And a kitchen-style cabinet above the head provides clever storage space.
Tight, but it's got everything you need.
Ceilings were raised to the rafters. How about that cute sleeping loft for extra guests? It's amazing what white paint and smart furnishings can do to a tiny space.
Here is another example of a raised ceiling that seems to add overall square footage. These cottages only have between 430 to 586 square feet so every inch counts.
Gorgeous and soft touches.
The condos have attractive vinyl "hardwood" floors and muted colors, predominately in Cape Cod favorites of blue, sand and red.
Another tiny space maximized for usage.
You can see a peek of a not-yet -renovated condo behind the practical white PVC fence. No need to paint, ever.
You won't feed an army here, but otherwise it does the job for your intimate group.
It's all about the beach. I took this at 8:00 pm after the event was over. The ocean never looks the same two days running. And it fixes everything, by the way. Any concern, any problem, it all disappears into the surf.
The Villages at Nantucket Sound in Dennisport are offered at $195,000 to $210,000. The biggest drawback is they are only open from April through October. As much as it would be wonderful to come when the crowds are gone in the off-season, the complex shuts down for the winter. No water, no entry. Darn. Maybe someday...
Let me know if you'd like more information on the six units currently available.