I rented Bait Can for a week in August for a reunion of four moms and all of our young children. All together there were 11 of us in the house (4 moms and 7 little kids)! As you can imagine, things could have felt crazy and stressful with this many people in one house but Bait Can accommodated us beautifully and we had a truly wonderful and relaxing vacation. The house is wonderfully equipped for both adults and children. The kitchen has everything to cook and serve a large meal and there's tons of nice glass wear for adults to enjoy a cocktail at the end of the day. From beach toys and boogie boards to board games and coloring supplies, there was lots for the kids. Mother's Beach was absolutely perfect for our group and we went there daily, taking advantage of the swimming and great playground that is right on the beach. Even with several three year olds in tow, it really is only a 5 minute easy walk from the house. We did go to a different beach one day -- which was still within a walkable distance but not so much with the young kids. We drove and used the parking passes supplied by the house and this was also perfect. We loved sitting on the porch at night and it was a perfect spot for the kids during the day.
The owners are also great people. I worked with Margy who gave me thorough answers and recommendations to all my questions. Her niece ended up babysitting for us one night, so that we could have a fun adult dinner out in town, and this worked out wonderfully. I had also asked Margy if she knew anyone who would cook for us and she recommended another family member (cousin?) who made us the most unbelievable traditional lobster dinner on our last night. It was so great that we all wished we had used her services earlier so that we could have had more meals prepared.
Anyhow, I could go on and on! Everything was just awesome from the location to the house to the owners. It was hands down the BEST vacation I've ever had with my kids. It's rare to be able to truly relax when traveling with kids (and in a house with 7 of them) but at Bait Can I really could. It's a magical place that I hope I am lucky enough to return to.