When doing our annual search-for-a-cottage-to-enjoy-for-a week-that-we-can-afford, we look for several features that are listed in the checkoff boxes on weneedavacation, most particularly, outdoor shower, proximity to a beach, wifi. But we also seek those features that don't appear in the list. These features can be found only through looking at photographs of the property, and from reading reviews. We look for ample counter space because we cook and are good at it; horizontal surfaces free from clutter or cutsey decorations where we can put OUR stuff; a pleasant, open decor; and agreeable hosts. This property fulfilled all of our requirements, and for an affordable price. There were miles of counter space, empty horizontal surfaces, lots of light, and an open plan that made the space seem larger than you'd expect. Karen and Joseph, who reside nearby, are the perfect hosts: helpful, friendly, informative, and fun. They are there when you need something, or want to "hang", yet don't intrude and give you all the privacy you desire. We would certainly rent this cottage again, for two weeks this time!