The pictures make this house look magical, and the house is magical. Arriving at the house, seeing the house and the view of the ocean beyond, it really is breathtaking. It's such a pretty house, it's tough to leave. But we went kayaking nearby at whale cove, went to the sardine museum and model train museum in Jonesport, hiking at Great Wass Nature Preserve, visited friends near Machias, drove to Acadia (crowded, duh), lay on the deck at night watching shooting stars, watched bald eagles perch in the trees, went on a lobster boat tour, went swiming at the local bar beach, whale cove, and sandy river beach, and ate dinner at Tall Barney's in Jonesport. Fresh flowers on the table when we arrived. Practical stuff: One kid slept in the second bedroom, which is very nice, another kid slept on the fold-out futon in the second floor sunroom. If we had a third kid he could sleep in the 3rd floor eagles nest (a great place to read or work on your novel). Wonderful stained glass, wonderful views, wonderful carpentry and craftsmanship.