We spent a wonderful, relaxing week at the Captain Baker House in August. The house layout takes advantage of its location with large windows and sliders in the kitchen and master bedroom, which look out over the pond. The large deck runs the length of the house and also overlooks the pond. The deck was big enough that my 4 year old could ride a scooter while I sat and enjoyed the view. The Long Pond beach was indeed close and down a steep flight of stairs. The 4 year old could navigate it, but with a younger child I would walk around via the road instead. The other families at the beach were owners and were very friendly to us. There were also times that we had the beach to ourselves. This area of the pond was quiet and the water was warm and so clear that you could see the bottom. The neighborhood is very quiet, but the location is not far by car from the center of Brewster, Breakwater Beach, as well as the highway. Also close by is the bike path, convenient for renting bikes and riding around Nickerson State Park. There were plenty of books and games to play when we got tired from all of the outdoor fun. We had a mellow evening watching the Wizard of Oz on the large sofa in the living room. All in all, a perfect family vacation!