This was our second stay at the Laughing Gull and we're already booked for a third next year. This was our 26th year in Maine and the Gull cottage has by far the best accommodations, let alone a view to die for. Thomas and Laurie are wonderful hosts and both years we have stayed, they were right across the street to attend to our needs. The area has everything one needs to experience Maine. Reilly's food store up the street, the Pemaquid Lighthouse down the road, Shaw"s, Cupboard Cafe, Contented Sole, and Anchor Inn close by, Pemaquid Beach at the end of Pemaquid Trail, the pre-revolution fort and 17th century excavations and cemetery less than five minutes away. It is just a perfect location and very private. Took our 6 year old grand-daughter this year and she cannot stop talking about all the wonderful things she experienced...even the Farnsworth in Rockland. She certainly was not bored having spent a full day in Boothbay Harbor at the Botanical Gardens and Aquarium and the rest of the week in a myriad of activities which were very "kid friendly". The Laughing Gull is the quintessential Maine coastal cottage.