"My family of four, plus two grandparents and a great-grandparent, stayed at this cottage for a recent family reunion, and we can't speak highly enough of the place. The cottage is charming, with decor appearing to be accumulated through many nature walks and travels. We had tons of space -- a living area upstairs and down, four very comfortable bedrooms, two updated baths, and a full (smallish) kitchen upstairs and a tiny kitchen on the lower level, perfect for prepping items for the grill or keeping snacks and beverage refills handy when enjoying the back patio. During our weekend, we hosted extended family members for a dinner, and despite the large crowd, we felt we had plenty of space for everyone, and the many different rooms allowed people to gather where they wanted -- little kids in one space, teenagers somewhere else, and adults all around. The home has two charcoal grills plus a built-in grill, and the patio comes with a dining table and chairs (as does the upstairs deck); the patio had lots of room for add'l camp chairs we brought and still had space for hop scotch for the littles. Accessing the main level does require navigating a flight of stairs -- either on the exterior (wood deck, so a little slick in the rain) or inside (no rail on the interior steps, which we did miss), but our 85-y.o. great-grandma navigated it OK with assistance. We did not miss the lack of TV or internet, and we got decent-to-good cell service (verizon) throughout the house and definitely outside. The location is great -- the beach is just a half-block away, down quiet streets, and it's very clean, with soft sand characteristic of the dunes. There's a large park just 5-10 min drive away, which has shelters, a very nice playground with a little kid and a big kid area, as well as beach access. The owner of this cottage is the most thoughtful and accommodating person! She provided plenty of information before we came, she had ample towels ready for everyone (some of our extended family at other vrbo's did not), and she was very intent on having our stay at her cottage be a comfortable, easy one. We accidentally left two items behind, and she quickly mailed them to us with great care in packaging the items to avoid damage. My family and I agree that this cottage was perfect for us, and we definitely look forward to coming back, whether in warm weather or cool, for some additional R&R. I can't recommend this cottage and its host highly enough."
Guest: Kristin F.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: June 19, 2015