The house was exactly as described - accommodation for members of four families who gathered for Thanksgiving worked very well (children from 10 months to 17 years). It has a well-used feel. Active toddlers and small children felt immediately at home and parents relaxed to find no mahogany or leather furniture or precious breakable knick-knacks around the place! The kitchen is well-equipped; sixteen people sat down at a set table on Thanksgiving day. Everything was very clean (no greasy pans or surfaces!) and there were loads of towels. The washing machine and dryer can take huge loads. There was plenty of hot water and the heating was immediately responsive when the thermostat was adjusted. As soon as you leave the porch of the house Long Island Sound is in view to your left - beach walks and playgrounds are merely a stroll down the street. Plenty of paper products are provided. Internet worked well. There are no nearby grocery stores, but the fridge and freezer are big. The house is very close to neighbors on both sides, but neither house was inhabited while we were there. In warm weather with windows open, I can imagine the neighborhood might be very busy. However, proximity to the private beach can not be beat. Gloria was very responsive and friendly - and she returned our security deposit promptly! We will definitely consider returning.