Julia's place was spotless upon arrival. The house was perfect for my family of four for the first month of our new life in Massachusetts. The walk out basement is almost an entire apartment on its own with a fridge, microwave, toaster oven and sink. Our 17 year old twin boys were pretty happy having their own space. The rest of the house is very large and roomy, though the furniture is a bit uncomfortable. Because of our situation - we just moved to Mass and were living here temporarily for six weeks - we spent more time in the house than most guests probably will. It was a shame that the weather was still chilly and we were not able to enjoy all the amenities that Julia's place offers - kayaks, boats, a beautiful deck and outdoor seating. I would highly recommend this place for a summer vacation, that's for sure! Julia is very responsive and would either text back or call if we had questions. She was very kind and thoughtful. There were a couple times she had to come on site to do some work or have someone else come to get work done for the house, but she gave us ample warning that this would be happening, which was very thoughtful.