We had a pleasant week here on Damariscotta Lake. We enjoyed sitting by the lake, watching loons, ducks, and osprey go by the gradual entry, sandy beach. The home was well-appointed and comfortable. We made good use of the screened porch, always a handy feature to have in mosquito-rich New England. Having Wi-Fi on site was a big plus; we even had signal at the water's edge. The property was situated relatively close to town and other local places of interest. The owner was very friendly and easy to work with, before and after our stay. The only thing that kept us from leaving a 5-star review was that the beach was shared between three cottages, and the two families on either side of us were there together, so there were a lot of people at the beach every day. In particular, daily use of jet skis made our stay a bit less quiet than we had preferred. The people in the other properties were nice and tried to be accommodating, but be aware that the beach is shared and your experience may vary. If you are vacationing with another family and kids, then try to rent both this cottage and one of the adjacent homes for the same week to give you a perfect group spot.