Since one of the themes of our February/March 2024 issue is travel, I took the liberty of planning a little staycation of my own this past fall. My brief sojourn at Roxy Rentals’ Garden Getaway allowed me to experience something new in Plymouth while also connecting me with some of Plymouth Magazine’s past stories.
For dinner, I revisited Ceviche Seafood House—featured in our August/September 2023 issue—with my partner to try something new off the menu. We opted for a surf round of appetizers featuring pearly fresh-shucked oysters and slightly spicy yellowtail jalapeño sashimi. For entrées, we came back down to earth with two chicken dishes. He followed through on my recommendation of the ají de gallina, a creamy chicken stew served over potato rounds and white rice, while I tried the 1/2 pollo a la brasa, a perfectly seasoned rotisserie chicken served with a creamy cilantro sauce, tangy side salad and fries.
Back at the beautiful Garden Getaway, the bright blues, golds and whites of the interior helped combat the dark evening outside. We cozied up in the living room to watch something seasonally fitting (Renfield) before it was time to call it a night.
The next morning, a visit to bustling The Fox and Pantry and sipping an Americano was at the top of the itinerary. The nimble coffee shop/event space/gift shop/classroom continues to grow its capabilities, recently realizing the expansion owner Kim Joles alluded to when I interviewed her for our April/May 2023 story.
Staycations are a great way to experience the familiar through a different lens. These close-to-home trips allow you to slow down and spend time on those bucket-list activities you’ve been putting off for next weekend, next month, next time. If you’re looking for a home away from home, you might just enjoy a stay with Roxy Rentals as much as we did.