"We just spent a fabulous week at Novelty Cottage. Our four children are scattered all across the country so we were eager to have a place to gather together and that would allow us room to spread out. There were seven adults and one infant and the house could not possibly have been more pleasant or suitable. Just walking in the front door you get a feeling of peacefulness with the light blue and khaki decor and an incredible view of the ocean. The home does not have that bland, rental feeling, but is very well appointed and cared for. The furnishings are elegant and functional, but don’t make you feel you can’t relax and be comfortable. The kitchen has every cooking implement imaginable. We gave everyone a night to cook and had a great experience, since it was so well stocked and the drawers and cupboards are labeled with what goes where, which makes it easy to put things away. Allows for more time on the beach! I also appreciated that the dishes and silverware were not a mish-mash of different styles and patterns, but the owners work hard to keep it all matching and there is plenty for a large group. The table can look so pretty! Never thought we would need the TWO dishwashers, but boy was I wrong!
The sleeping accommodations are comfortable and roomy with bathrooms attached to every bedroom. Clean and fresh bedding matching the decor. Very secure patio doors, even on the ground floor.
Nice media room, although we didn’t make much use of it – preferring to play games at the dining room table, which overlooked the ocean. Plenty of good books and games are provided as well. Beach access via a short boardwalk path is easy. The deck has plenty of rocking chairs to enjoy the sunrise and sunsets. We even found two masseuses that were willing to come give massages on the deck, which we will all remember fondly! There is a grocery store just a few minutes away and several good restaurants and shops in the area. Bike riding and the community pool allows for activity off the beach. In short, it was the best week at the beach that we have ever had and we fully intend to return in the near future. If you’re considering renting this for a week, by all means do it. The owners are wonderful to work with. They kindly answered all the questions we had before arriving. We never needed to use their handyman for anything, but they make his contact number fully available. You will not be disappointed with this beautiful home!"
Guest: Deborah M.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: July 16, 2016