In November, 1964, a recently widowed, uneducated Greek immigrant woman came to Cape Cod in pursuit of a small business in which she could engage and keep her family together. After looking at many different properties with her youngest son, Tom, she fell in love with an old lodging house situated on Nantucket Sound. Family and friends were astounded that this little Greek woman was so unequivocally definitive about her decision to purchase and operate a lodging house; however, she was determined to keep her family together and believed in her heart she could do this, and did.
This lady was our mother, Ms. Efthalia N. Kossifos; and on this day, a Greek family tradition of hospitality and service dating back to mid-1700’s was reborn here on the shores of Cape Cod, and is celebrating its’ 50th year. Today, the tradition of service continues. We, Helen N. Kossifos and Dino N. Kossifos, are proud heirs of ‘By The Sea’ Guests.
Family operated for over forty years, all of our non-smoking guest rooms offer the following amenities: private ceramic tiled bathrooms with glass showers including two with soaking tubs, CCTV/HBO w/DVD/CD, refrigerators, ceiling fans, air conditioning and individually controlled thermostats for those cooler evenings.
Most of our rooms have an ocean view with some directly overlooking Nantucket Sound. We are not antiquish or elegant, but what we are is warm, comfortable, cozy, relaxing, friendly and convenient.