From the moment I stepped into Red Roof Cottage to begin a much-need restful time, I knew it was exactly what I needed. What a special place it was, sparkling clean, beautifully decorated, with an indescribable charm.
The owner’s ancestors left her this little gem and it is still has the feel of the 1940s, with white sheer curtains that move with the breeze, crisp white bed clothing, little twinkly lights and all the comforts—in fact more comforts than my own home has! The privacy does NOT come at the cost of remoteness and long drives to visit the Island’s little towns, shopping, movies, easy access beaches or restaurants. The convenient location was key to spending time at the nearby attractions, vs. navigating my way to them.
Red Roof is private, set back in the woods, away from traffic and noise. Just the songs of birds who gently awakened me every morning. In the cottage, I had no frustration about finding everything I needed, such as spatulas, vacuum sweepers, pen and paper. I was guided by inconspicuous, well placed note cards, identifying the location of everything I needed. The owner also assembled a helpful binder listing directions around the island, a lists of popular things to see and do and interesting facts about the area. Another binder tells the fascinating story of the owner’s beloved aunt, who lived a vibrant, fascinating life. A gripping read about the woman who originally owned Red Roof and left it to the current owner.
I loved the outdoor shower, also outfitted with little lights for an evening shower in the fresh air. The back porch is perfectly set up for a cookout or a hangout with family or friends. There is a soothing view from there out into a woods where the occasional deer quietly passes through. The short walk to the lagoon became a ritual for me.
The moment I stepped out to return home, I vowed to come back to Red Roof, truly a gem of a place, almost like a dream.
Not only is the owner a wonderful human, she’s re-created the Red Roof experiences she had as a child there. Everything is so meticulously done to create this cozy environment, easy access to things