Every summer, my aunt and uncle host a big family gathering on Cape Cod. We haven’t made it the past few years; summers are extremely busy and it’s not all that easy to make a quick jaunt to the Cape. This year, though, I was determined to attend. I set out in search of a hotel for us for the weekend, but before I had the chance, my parents stepped in with an offer. The invited my sisters and I with our families to stay at Pleasant Bay Village for the weekend as their guests. Who could say no to that?
Pleasant Bay Village has a unique kind of New England charm with Asian accents. It’s a resort with multiple buildings and each area is punctuated with one of these pretty entryways.
Asian statues appear throughout the properties in unexpected places.
The center of Pleasant Bay Village is this pretty koi pond with a waterfall and plenty of Japanese maples.
Tell me you don’t love this adorable little cat who lurks along the side of the path.
More Japanese maples. They are one of my favorite trees. In the Spring they are a deep red. They fade a bit through the year, but still make it feel like fall, even in the heat of summer..
This cute little fella delighted the kids.
The kids loved the playground.
The bedrooms are clean and comfortable. They aren’t fancy and the decor could probably use a bit of updating, but to me it’s all about being able to sleep. My only real complaint is that the air conditioners beep whenever you change any of the settings. You can hear them in the rooms next door. The door in picture below leads to a powder room.
I found the rooms at Pleasant Bay Village to be relatively spacious. They include a flat-screen TV with cable, sitting area, refrigerator, and desk. Pleasant Bay Village also offers efficiencies and multi-room suites. Each of the buildings has complimentary Internet access.
The actual bathroom is on the small side, but it has a shower with bath.
Here’s the powder room. It’s got a sink, mirror, closet, and even a counter area for ironing or laying out clothes. There is plenty of space. We actually put an air mattress in there for my son who was snoring too loudly in the bedroom! When you’re traveling as a family, it’s great to have room for people to get dressed that’s separate from the main sleeping area.
Pleasant Bay Village has a central building with a sitting area, dining area (they serve breakfast), and a pet dog and bird. The staff was incredibly nice, helping me out when the vending machine ran out of water, and always greeting us with a smile. This is the porte-cochère.
What I love most about Pleasant Bay Village is that each area feels secluded. The pool is tucked away behind the main building and surround by a fence. Each of the buildings is nestled in trees and you can take a relaxing walk along the paths that run through the property. The koi pond abuts a small hill with walkways and plenty of cute statues, Asian plants, and other surprises. This is a wonderful spot for a quiet, romantic weekend, as well as a fun family destination. And of course, there are beaches not too far away.
I took far too many pictures because I couldn’t resist. Here’s a bigger set…Pleasant Bay Village 1191 Orleans Road Chatham, MA 02633
Disclosure: This review of Pleasant Bay Village is not compensated in any way.