It truly felt like our "home away from home", we all agreed during our recent family vacation at Quietside Retreat. From the time we first contacted Eric, the owner, regarding rental information, my husband and I had a very good feeling. He responded very quickly, and continued to be open, honest, and respectful to all our questions and concerns. He even took it upon himself to send us updated photos as the exterior work was being completed on the house and yard. We were delighted upon our arrival to see that the listing photos and description were 100% accurate. Yet those specifics could not capture the warm, cozy, relaxed ambiance of the home. The house is immaculately clean, nicely decorated, and very well appointed with every necessity one could need.The new beds were comfortable, and we found the second floor A/C unit to be wonderful during the few warm nights we encountered. While the back yard continues to be a work in progress (a storm recently took down several trees), we all enjoyed the amenities that it did offer...the old fashioned tire swing, a great fire pit for campfires, as well as a large back yard deck complete with gas grill and picnic table. (There was even a garden hose near the back door to wash the sand off our feet after a day at the beach...fantastic!) We feel like we discovered a true gem in Maine....a home that is an exceptional value, charming yet modern, and in a great location close to all the attractions of the area. Thanks again Eric and Laurie...You've done a great renovation!