This was one of the best vacations we have ever had in Maine. The cottage was beautiful and the view was just amazing. My kids who sleep until I drag them out of bed were up fishing every morning by 7:00 am!! They caught lots of fish right from the dock. The swimming was nice and the ladder on the dock made it so easy to get in and out of the lake. The water is crystal clear and you can see the lake from all 3 floors. The owners, Kathy and Carl were wonderful hosts and there were fresh cut flowers from the garden waiting for us upon arrival, such a nice touch! They were so helpful with all of our questions and they really go out of their way to make your vacation comfortable and relaxing. We ate at The Blue Bird Ranch for lunch in Machias which we all enjoyed. I highly recommend this rental as it has it all - a beautiful cottage, amazing views, fishing, swimming and gracious hosts.