"We were looking for a waterfront location in the area to host our intimate beachfront wedding, and decided to rent this property. I'm so glad we did. It ended up being the perfect choice.
First, it is important to remember that this property is a cottage. The electricity didn't work on a couple walls, and the water stopped working for a few hours. But let me say this, Martha went above and beyond to help us out. You have to expect some issues when renting a cottage, it's how the owners respond to these issues that make or break your trip. We had to call Martha at 6:30am one morning (day of the wedding) because the water still working. And first of all, she answered her phone at that early hour and helped us every step of the way to get is fixed asap. She also brought over a beautiful wood table and chairs for our reception and had family and friends come help her polish and set it up late one night earlier in the week, in the dark, with smiles of their faces. She also had the beach and ceremony site raked beautifully for the occasion. Martha also made the cutest treasure hunt for our daughter, it was very thoughtful.
We had both of our parents, two dogs, and another couple stay at this property, and another family stay at another one of their properties that was a short walking distance away and it worked out great. The cottage was large enough that everyone had their own privacy and the living spaces were big enough to accommodate everyone at meal times.
We set up the ceremony where the hanging chairs were. We removed them and the swinging bench and got married right under the canopy, at sunset, with our family and friends sitting on beautiful blue adirondack chairs before us. The aisle was made with gorgeous beach rocks found right at the ceremony site. Thankfully the weather was absolutely perfect for mid-September, calm and warm, and the pictures looked like we got married on a sandy beach in the Caribbean. We set up the reception tables on the large deck with lights strung overhead and had a great late night dinner with the table and chairs Martha provided us with.
In addition, my husband, myself and my daughter and our dog got to spend a few days at this location alone and it was breathtaking. Nothing beats sitting in the hot tub, with the wine that was graciously provided, looking out over the water, at night (baby monitor in hand) with a star filled sky.
All in all, expect a cottage, a perfect location, and great hosts."
Guest: Laura L.
Date of Stay: September 2014
Review Submitted: November 5, 2014