"My husband and I rented this cottage because we loved the appeal of a modernly equipped home with great décor AND the fact that it was really a short drive from our home in RI. (about an hr!) This may seem kinda crazy but it allowed for us to have my family bop in and out throughout the week allowing for some really nice down time with every one!
Needless to say the peninsula had great views from everywhere within the cottage (water everywhere!) and the breeze coming off the lake daily was wonderful. The chairs just outside the door became "THE spot" for coffee in the morning and then with a line up of family with drinks and conversation in the afternoon......welllll really all day! haha! We were also able to watch the pair of eagles which were regularly circling the lake and perched on a neighbors tree branch overlooking the lake often. That was pretty cool!
The beach area was really nice and I escaped to chill on the dock with a book, a drink and a breeze often. Many nice places to find a bit of privacy if you wanted it. (both sunny and shady!) We never used the canoe....we brought our 2 kayaks and made regular jaunts out to explore the lake. Looked for places for sale on the lake. We always do this as Rob and I dream of perhaps retiring in a lakehouse......but NAH! none of 'em were cutting the mustard! Any chance you want to sell the Peni any time?? LOL Great views, privacy, modern house, single story, clean, great layout! Every one was comfortable. From my parents who are in their 80's, my two son's and their girlfriends....they swapped out time spent in the "guest" cottage which indeed was rustic but very comfortable and cute place, and in the house. Room for all. And we had day visitors, my brother, his wife and my nephew. Great day at the swimming hole and when the thunder clouds rolled in everybody could gather in the house and have room to sit comfortably.
Only complaints....Bit of a bummer that the rungs on the ladder to the swim dock were missing so the less spry in the group shall we say, found it difficult to use it. And that on one day they were treating the lake for invasive weeds which required us to stay out of the water for a day. Not your fault but was a bit hard to just LOOK at the lake rather than be in it or on it as that is what the lake is for!
That being said, when my sons pulled up to the cottage the first thing they both said was, "This place is GREAT!!!!! it's got everything!" Which I think says it all I think!"
Guest: Carol B.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 27, 2015