Anyone interested in Peanut Free Cape Cod vacation rental?

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2007 - 1:21am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I emailed Chris here at before posting this to see if it would be ok to bring this up, being sort of an advertisment and all, and got his go ahead, (Thanks Chris!) so here goes:

My husband and I and our 3 young boys have a vacation home in Harwich, which is in the middle of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. My kids are 9, 6, and 3. Middle boy has class 6 peanut allergy, and avoiding all tree nuts, diagnosed at around 1 yr old, so we have been successfully dealing with it for quite some time. Our Cape home is as safe and nut-free as our home home. We do not rent it out, or allow extended family there without us being there. Yes, we're mean, but it is our sanctuary, and we don't want to worry about what was cooked in our safe pans or spilled on our safe rug, etc...

We are not there all of the time, and it sits empty a lot. Would any of you folks be interested in renting our cottage for a late spring, summer, or early fall getaway?

We have never done this, and would not consider renting to non-allergic people. The only families who would truly understand what we have to deal with are peanut allergic themselves.

Oh yeah, we deal with cat/dog allergies, so no pets, and the 3 boys have asthma, so the place is as asthma friendly as we can possibly get.

Some pertinant details:
3 bedrooms--1 queen, 1 has bunkbeds, 1 has full sized crib soon to be replaced with toddler bed
all beds have allergy mattress encasements
fully remodeled/asthma friendly/special filters on ducts
air conditioned! full house, new unit
full bath
small but normal kitchen with microwave, stove, full sized fridge
cd player
you name it, it's probably there
1/2 mile to beach
in the middle of everything cape cod
quiet neighborhood

So what do you think?
Might there be any interest?
We want to test the waters before coming up with a formal "plan"

Feel free to email me at [email][/email]

edited to add:
dates and rates are now available, you must email me to have them sent to you (if you haven't already), thanks!
And thanks for all the interest!

Thanks for reading!

Neil's Mom

[This message has been edited by Neil's mom (edited April 08, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2007 - 2:03am
kandomom's picture
Joined: 01/12/2006 - 09:00

I sent you an email.

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2007 - 2:05am
NicoleinNH's picture
Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

I sent you an email. I think it is a great idea to only rent to those with food allergies!!!

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2007 - 3:43am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

4 emails already!
I knew there might be a gap to fill in the peanut allergy world!
So this could be a Real thing! We weren't sure if anyone would be interested, but 4 replies in a couple of hours says Go Right Ahead!!
So, we are putting together a formal plan this evening, with weeks and rates. Cool. And Exciting! Never thought I would be happy about this cruel allergy, but I am so glad to be able to do this for PA families.
Thanks, Chris, again, for allowing us to throw this out there!
Neil's Mom

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2007 - 4:26am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Sent an e-mail!

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2007 - 5:48am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

oh my gosh--- (did i just write gosh? I'm getting soft in my old age...)
7 emails so far.
Who wants to give advice/been there/done that/would do differently? I'll be a sponge soaking it up.
Neil's Mom

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2007 - 11:50am
falcon's picture
Joined: 07/03/2004 - 09:00

I would be interested as well!

Posted on: Fri, 04/06/2007 - 12:13pm
JennB's picture
Joined: 01/31/2007 - 09:00

I would be interested ...i live on an island ....very close to you....

Posted on: Sat, 04/07/2007 - 10:41am
katiee's picture
Joined: 05/09/2001 - 09:00

Hi Amy,
We would be interested as well. We were planning on travelling to Florida this summer but this sounds ever so much nicer. We maintain a peanut free house, P/A DS is 9 and I have an 11 year old DD and a 17 year old DD. We would be travelling from Ottawa, Ontario. Feel free to email me at: [email][/email]
Take care,

Posted on: Sun, 04/08/2007 - 3:54am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

JennB, and falcon,
please email me if you want more info so I can send it off to you, thanks! Trying to figure out who's who.
My email is at the bottom of my first post
Thanks everyone! Lots of interest, 14 families. Maybe I need to start a peanut-free B&B........
Neil's Mom

Posted on: Sun, 04/08/2007 - 9:01am
NCMom's picture
Joined: 04/30/2003 - 09:00

What an idea! A peanut/treenut-free getaway! That would solve our vacation plans. We have 3 boys - 9,7 and 4 1/2. All 3 have asthma. Middle is severe PA and little guy is allergic to pistachios/cashews. Let us know what kind of rates and logistics on your place - we'd love a vacation spot that was safe!


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