Winter Renovations almost complete at Brewster by the Sea

Winter Renovations almost complete at Brewster by the Sea

by Donna Cain

We are finishing up our winter projects, thinking about spring and moving out to the gardens. For all our repeat guests and new guests that are scoping out the perfect room for their summer holiday on Cape Cod, I thought it would be fun to show you a sneak preview of all the improvements we have made. In our 12 years of inn keeping, we have never made so many improvements and the results have been very gratifying. Some are decorating touches, one is a new room but most of the changes will improve our guest’s comfort. Our web site will be updated with Byron’s professional pictures in a few weeks, but in the meantime, I had fun taking pictures with my phone camera.

IMG_2934The first change guests will notice is the new wall that was added in the gathering room. Byron has a beautiful photograph that we are going to place in that area.

IMG_2228 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MAWhile we love to showcase this great shot of a sailboat moored in the Punkhorns, the real reason is that we wanted to make the Loft suite quieter. We added insulation and doubled walled the space that use to be open as a balcony to reach the attic. The sound difference in the suite was amazing and while Byron was yelling below in the gathering room and I was in the Loft,  I could only hear his sound down through the back staircase and out the doors that were open. We were totally amazed!

And now onto the Loft (aka the Belle Suite) -we added hardwood floors with warm area rugs.

IMG_2937 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MAand a new electric stove….

IMG_2936 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MAand because all wonderful guest rooms are all about the baths…. new paint and granite in the bath

IMG_2938 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MAThe Garden is such a lovely deluxe room with a private patio that has been very popular over the years.  I always loved the decor in that room that included a floral wallpaper in the bath and a black and white toile motif in the bedroom. With Byron’s urging that it was time to redecorate, I must admit the transformation has been dramatic and very pleasing.

IMG_2939 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MAWe replaced the dated cherry night stands and lamps with a simple modern design that matches the traditional cherry 4 poster and added new bed linen with a black and grey motif.
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New leather library chairs in light grey and as always I had fun moving the artwork around:)
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New painted dresser and mirror replaced the dated 18th century dresser and mirror. I must say, I don’t miss the old furniture which was sold at our local consigning shop for someone else to enjoy.

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Tadaaaaa….Garden room’s new bath in a light grey tone and black accents. We added a new bathroom storage unit that works perfectly beside the vanity.

IMG_2943 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MANew deluxe surround shower in Acorn room. We are having so much fun designing new bathrooms and the Acorn bath boosts a deluxe rainforest shower head with a comfortable sitting area in the shower.

IMG_2944 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MANew granite vanity and paint in the Acorn bath.

IMG_2945 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MANew lamp and wall TV with shelf allowing more room on the dresser top for guests.

 

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The last of our projects in the Main House includes new window treatments for the sliders  leading onto our beautiful terrace. We finally decided to go with blinds on the upper and simple cream drapes on the lower.

Onto our Orchard House where we are building a wonderful new one bedroom apartment. Since it is new, we are going to price it very competitively to make a long stay with us both comfortable and affordable.

We are calling the new space our Patio Suite as it has a spacious private patio, living room, kitchen, private shower bath and king bedroom with spacious closets. Both rooms are very sunny and spacious.

IMG_2917 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MANew French door and window in the bedroom area.

IMG_2918 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MAKitchen and bath in progress….

IMG_2921 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MAO.K…….everyone says that inn keepers are crazy but this wonderful new tub drain really excites me thanks to our wonderful plummer Jason. Ever since I can remember the drain in the Refugio tub has never worked well. We could always temporarily repair it but it would always come loose and cause problems for guests that wanted to take a bath. It was not an easy repair as it could only be reached from below where there were support columns. Thanks to our wonderful contractor Derek and Jason, we now have a new very functional touch drain. For all those guests remodeling baths this is a wonderful new drain option as you just need to touch it with your toe to release the water.

IMG_2922 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MANew artwork, settee, bed linen and rug for our deluxe Refugio Suite. Just love how everything blends together.

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New hardwood flooring and designer area rug for our comfortable Beach Blossom room.

IMG_2925 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MANew lobster artwork for Beach Blossom:)

IMG_2929 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MASea Meadow is one of our more popular rooms and everyone loves the grey wall color. We added new hardwood floors and a thick, lush area rugs.

IMG_2932 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MAAlong with new bed linen that coordinates perfectly with the other colors in the room. The canopy bed is both romantic and modern!

IMG_2933 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MANew artwork and bed linen in Bayberry. This is still my favorite rooms and everything else is perfect!

IMG_2926 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MAKeeping up with technology, these new gadgets are on each night stand at both of our Cape Cod bed and breakfasts.. They include easy plug in charge adapters for your devices and all the deluxe rooms include Blue Tooth capability as well.

IMG_2928 | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod Inn | Brewster, MAAnd continued from last year, we always include a bottle of complimentary Pellegrino sparkling water and have an ice machine close by for that afternoon cocktail.

Here’s to a wonderful summer filled with sunshine and plenty of beach time.

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A pandemic escape!

Amy and her staff are incredible. The attention to detail is hands down the best. Given all that is going on in this Covid-19 world, we felt safe and comfortable. Check-in was contactless. Our room was perfect. The breakfasts were wonderful and loved the cookies in the afternoon. The icing on the cake was Sweet Pea, Amy's dog, an absolute love! Amy, thank you, we'll be back!

— TripleAMom, July, 2020

 

Outstanding getaway!

This was our second time staying at this lovely inn. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the grounds are both spacious and tranquil. There is even a pool which is an excellent way to cool off after a day exploring the nearby trails or bike path. The breakfasts are creative and delicious and very filling. Amy, the owner and innkeeper is wonderful. She takes great care of the property and is so welcoming to her guests. She is very gracious in helping with advice on what to do in the area and making dinner reservations. We were among her first guests as Massachusetts began to "open up" during the Covid 19 crisis. She took great care to assure that everything was done to make her guests safe and comfortable. We look forward to returning.

— Pat I., June, 2020

 

A very enjoyable and relaxing stay

We had another wonderful experience here at Brewster By The Sea.  Lovely walks on the Flats and enjoying the local food!  In spite of COVID, Amy & staff helped us feel SAFE and at home!

— Ross & Patricia, Delmar, NY    6/26/20

 

Another Memorable Weekend

Thank you for everything, Amy!  We had a wonderful getaway.  Your Inn and all of your extra touches make this place so special.  We look forward to returning soon. 

— Patti & Joe, North Readin, MA     06/14/20