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Sandcastle Resort, Provincetown, MA

This was our first visit to Cape Cod and we wanted to be sure we stayed at a resort right on the ocean which left our choices very limited. We chose the Sandcastle Resort because it was the only one that had any availability and it is right on the water with it's own private beach.

We arrived on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in late June. Check in was simple and quick and the front desk staff was very nice. Our unit was a studio in what they call the Royal Coachman building. There are two buildings at the Sandcastle - the Royal Coachman and the Dunes building which is not on the water but houses the indoor pool. Our unit overlooked the outdoor pool with a delightful view of the ocean and overlooking downtown Provincetown which was gorgeous at night.

The Sandcastle is an older resort (we were told that it was the 17th resort in RCI!) and is a converted motel. Our studio was quite nice although a bit small. There was a murphy bed that pulled out of the wall and turned out to be suprisingly comfortable! A queen size pull out sleep sofa provided the other bed. There is a kitchen area with stove top, sink, coffee maker, microwave and small refrigerator. It wasn't large but served our purposes well for the week as we didn't really plan on cooking dinner every night. A full bath with shower and a small dining area in part of the living room completed the unit. Frankly, when the murphy bed was pushed up and the couch closed, the room was cozy but quite comfortable. We actually spent a lot of time sitting on the deck and looking out at the ocean. Our unit was on the third floor so the views were fantastic! The unit could use some renovation but it was neat and clean and everything worked fine.

In addition to the indoor and outdoor pools, the resort has two tennis courts, a basketball and volleyball area and an absolutely lovely beach. The location was superb as it was very close to downtown but far enough away so it was quiet and very peaceful at night. During the season, there is a bus service to downtown Provincetown that makes it possible to just leave your car at the resort and still get to everything.

In Provincetown (or P-town as the locals call it) itself, there are tons of things to do. Lots of fine restaurants, wonderful little shops, theater, dancing and great night life. The beachs are some of the best in the world! Herring Cove beach and Race Point are just fabulous. Canoing and kayaking are readily available and, if you like to fish, this is the place for you.

Overall, our vacation in Provincetown at the Sandcastle was just wonderful. There is so much to do, you almost don't notice the small units. We prefer a smaller resort anyway rather than some of the mega resorts you see in Florida. Don't expect a fancy place, but if you're looking for a nice, simple resort on the ocean in one of the finest vacation areas in the world, give the Sandcastle a try, we think you'll like it.

P. A. Westhaufer, Cherry Hill, NJ
The Ponds at Foxhollow, Lenox, MA

A five star Interval International resort in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts, the Ponds is a great place to vacation! There are both one and two bedroom units at the resort and if they're all like ours, they're very comfortable and quite large.

Our one bedroom unit had a large bedroom with a large double bed with plenty of closet space. The bathroom was fabulous with twin sinks and a huge jacuzzi bathtub. We loved the towels! The towels were the largest and fluffiest we've ever seen at a resort. We know that's a funny thing to mention but we're so tired of these worn out rags that most places use for towels that these were a wonderful suprise.

Very modern kitchen with full size appliances and a dining area for six. Small but comfortable living room with tv and complete stereo system. At one end of the living room there is a working fireplace and a lovely desk area with the phone and a bar set up. From the dining area, you can walk out the door to a deck overlooking the ponds and the ponds are really something. The resort has canoes and small boats that you can use in the ponds and they connect and wind around the resort.

The resort has a lovely clubhouse with an indoor pool, hot tub, a fitness center upstairs and a very large library with magnificent cathedral ceilings and fireplace. There is a large screen tv for movie nights and plenty of books that guests can take. Outdoor pool are, basketball and tennis courts and fabulous grounds to walk throughout the huge acreage.

Very close by is Lenox, the summer home of the Boston Pops. Lots of theater, restaurants, skiing in the winter in a beautiful rural setting. The Berkshires are often called the Newport of Massachusetts as, in the late 1800's, many of the wealthy New Yorkers who vacationed in Newport for the summer would stop on their way back to enjoy the fall foliage in Lenox. The fall is still wonderful and we were there about the end of September and would definitely go back. The Ponds was one of the nicest resorts we ever stayed at. We were renting a week when we decided to buy one from IVS, the resorts sales company. No pressure at all and they spent a lot of time answering our questions and didn't try to push us at all. We recommend it to all of our friends.

R. L. and J. L. Peterson, Hartford, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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