Beautiful home right near the beach!
We were pleasantly surprised by the size of this cottage - it is much bigger than the pictures make it seem. We were also very pleased with the updates Paula and Charles have made since taking these photos. The outdoor shower in particular was a big hit with all five adults in our group. We were also excited to see a washer/dryer unit which we were not expecting.
The location was perfect for our six month old son: just a few houses away from a very family friendly beach. Our son loved splashing in the tide pools during low tide and then we were close enough to home to still get him down for his daily naps! Wireless Internet was another nice perk so we were all able to stay connected (but not too much so) during our week away! The cross-breeze kept the house cool on most days and the window air conditioning units were great on the super warm and humid days.
We had one plumbing issue (kitchen sink was draining slow). Paula addressed it right away and by the following morning the plumber had taken care of the issue. The house was the right size for our group (myself, my husband, our six month old, my parents, and my grandmother) but the room arrangement might be a bit awkward depending on the makeup of the group. My dad slept in the third bedroom which is located on the screened in porch. He was very comfortable but because the front door to the house is on the porch (rather than leading to the outside) we had to lock him out every night! He didn't mind but I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable leaving kids out there! I think moving the door to the exterior of the porch would solve that problem and I bet kids would really have fun out there!
Our only other minor issue was no dishwasher but since we knew in advance we arrived with plenty of paper plates!
We had a wonderful week and would definitely stay at this home again in the future.
Date of Stay: July 2012
Date Submitted: July 2012
Kathleen and Family,
Paula and I are so happy that enjoyed your stay. We appreciate all of the great comments and suggestions. Since this cottage is new to us, we're always looking for ways to improve. The door to the porch has been on our list and will be part of our remaining renovations this Fall, so tell your Dad he won't need to get locked out if you return next year! LOL!
Enjoy the rest of your summer and have a great off-season!
Charles and Paula