The ambiance at our bed and breakfast is warm, friendly and welcoming. Our promise is to provide guests a unique and enjoyable Cape Cod experience. To that end, we have created these policies to help us provide consistent service, to be a good neighbor and remain a viable business. We urge you to review our policies prior to making your reservations so that we might avoid any surprises at check-in.
Minimum stay requirements
A two-night minimum stay applies during high season (May 1-Columbus Day). Please call for one-night availability. We may be able to accommodate your one-night stay if we have an opening.
A 50% deposit is taken for stays of three nights or more. For two-night stays or less, a 100% deposit is collected at the time of booking. Lodging tax is 11.7%, plus the Cape Cod Water Treatment tax is 2.75%. We accept MasterCard, VISA and American Express. Deposits will not be refunded for failure to arrive, arrival after confirmed arrival date, or premature departure.
Balance will be charged to your card 14 days prior to arrival; a new confirmation will be emailed to you.
As a small business, cancellations affect us greatly. When a deposit is made, your room(s) is/are guaranteed for the entire stay, and guests are responsible for the entire balance of nights reserved. Cancellation received 15 or more calendar days (30 or more calendar days for stays of 7 nights or more, or when reserving multiple rooms) prior to your reserved arrival date will be refunded in full, less a $45.00 processing fee. For cancellations made less than 15 days in advance (or 30 days as noted above), refunds are subject to the re-rental of the accommodations.
Reservations booked through an online travel partner are non-refundable. Booking directly with us through our website or by phone will offer you the previously noted cancellation and refund options.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover last-minute cancellation expenses.
Convenient free on-street parking is directly in front of CDK House. Limited off-street parking is available across the street from CDK House.
Guests are invited to check-in daily between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 pm. Later arrivals are accommodated – let us know if you’ll be arriving after 6:00 p.m. and we’ll place your keys and directions to your room in the main entry.
We cannot accommodate early arrivals, as staff is busy cleaning and preparing guestrooms. If you anticipate a late arrival please call 24 hours ahead to make special arrangements.
Guests will receive house and guestroom keys when they register at check-in.
A three-course breakfast with our famous "Scone Wars" is served daily. Seating times are at 8:00,8:30 and 9:00am.
Checkout is before 11:00 am. This is necessary to prepare rooms for incoming guests. No exceptions; please plan accordingly. A $50.00 late checkout fee will apply for checkouts past 11:15 am. Checkouts past noon will be charged for an additional night.
Please alert your hosts to all food allergies, sensitivities and dietary restrictions when placing your reservation.
The CDK House is environmentally friendly and committed to minimizing its carbon footprint. If you choose to use your bath linens for more than one day, please hang them on the towel rack. If you would like fresh linens, please leave used linens on the bathroom floor.
Quiet hours are between 10:30 pm and 8:00 am daily. This applies to all common areas: living- dining room, porches, deck and grounds.
Use of common areas is intended for the enjoyment and comfort of all our guests.
The CDK House seeks to provide a quiet, restful, and romantic environment best suited for adults. However, accommodations are available for well behaved children 10 and older. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Out of courtesy to our guests with allergies, we can not accommodate pets. No exceptions.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the house or grounds, including e-cigarettes.
Candles and/or incense: No candle, incense or open flame of any kind is allowed in this circa 1835 wood structure.
The CDK House provides complimentary high-speed wireless internet access throughout the House. Just ask for the day’s password.
The CDK House is a charming historical structure with older plumbing. Please use guest room waste baskets; please flush only toilet tissue.
Two small refrigerators are available for guest use. Please be courteous and thoughtful of your fellow houseguests. Your cooperation is much appreciated.
As a precaution, reservations for wedding parties necessitate our collecting a $700 deposit to cover potential property damage above and beyond normal wear and tear. This damage deposit is payable by check no less than 30 days prior to arrival. This is in addition to the 50% room reservation deposit and is refundable within 14 calendar days following the wedding party’s departure. Assessment and repair of damaged oriental carpets or antiques may delay your refund. If this should happen, you will be notified by email. It isnot our intent to profit from this policy, only to protect our investment in the Captain David Kelley House.