We had a wonderful time. The cottage is charming; it is old, but is a perfect beach destination. My 11 year old daughter had a wonderful time on the beach and climbing on the rocks. There were times we had the entire beach to ourselves. I loved reading a book in the sun room. The kitchen is small, but you will want to spend all your time outside. Machias is only 15 - 20 minutes away; easy to get groceries or dinner whenever you want. Kathie, the owner is so nice. She is there if you need her, but unobtrusive otherwise. She did everything she could to make us comfortable; and we were! We took a trip to Lubec to see the Quoddy lighthouse and to Acadia at Scoonic peninsula (gorgeous and not crowded). And spent a couple days just hanging out at the beach. A deer strolled across the lawn one night and we saw a beaver in the pond next to us. We had a very relaxing week with fabulous weather and I would highly recommend it to those who want to get away from it all. No light pollution, no noise pollution, no deadlines, it was great.