"This house was just perfect for a quiet weekend get-away in winter. Carolyn was wonderful; she met us at the door, gave us a dozen fresh eggs from free-range chickens, showed us all of the amazing amenities and how they worked, and made sure that we were comfortable throughout our stay. She provided great recommendations for a nearby organic food market (Waseda Farms), and the kitchen was amazingly well stocked with spices, oils, cookware, dishes, utensils, etc., ideal for cooking our own gourmet meals.
The house is tucked into a cedar forest behind the Rowleys Bay Resort at the far end of the road. While there are some neighboring houses, the vegetation provides good screening and seclusion. The inside of the house is decorated with fascinating artifacts from around the world; it was fun to explore. The fireplace was a perfect retreat on the cold winter nights. A unique sunroom, sunken partially into the ground, had a relaxing jet tub with windows that looked out into the cedar forest; you feel surrounded by the woods. We appreciated all of the small touches that made our experience comfortable and homey... active bird feeders, heated floors, a good selection of music, books, and movies, Wi-Fi, locally made soap, decorative lighting, etc. You really feel that the house has been cared for.
We hiked several trails around the area, including one near the property that winds from the back of the Rowleys Bay Resort to beautiful Sand Bay Town Park. Don't miss the Lynn Point/Fern loop trail at nearby Newport State Park, and the new nature center and boardwalk at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor.
This was a wonderful place to stay on our winter weekend adventure, and we look forward to coming back in the future."
Guest: Jim B.
Date of Stay: January 2017
Review Submitted: January 31, 2017