The ambiance at our bed and breakfast is warm, friendly and welcoming. We promise guests a uniquely enjoyable Cape Cod experience. To that end, we created these policies to help us provide consistent service, to be a good neighbor, and remain a viable business. Please 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). We may be able to accommodate your one-night stay depending on how our reservations fall. Please call for one-night availability. For one-night stays, a 100% deposit is required, and we cannot guarantee a specific room. We do however, guarantee a room of similar grade that will accommodate the number of guests booked.
A 50% deposit will guarantee your reservation. 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 per room. 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 without loss to Captain David Kelley House. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover last-minute cancellation expenses.
Guests are invited to check-in daily between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 pm. We cannot accommodate early arrivals, as staff is busy cleaning and preparing guestrooms. Please make your travel plans accordingly. 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 hot multi-course breakfast 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.