This cottage was very well suited for my husband and I - very clean and just the right size. All the utilities, linens, etc. were new and clean. The location was quiet and private and the manager was extremely helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this for any couple or a small family. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, watched a Bald Eagle and other birds right from the cottage, and were especially thrilled to see the Milky Way against the dark skies. We were able to take some great astronomy photos. Hiking was available right down the street at the National Wildlife Refuge that had trails leading through forest and meadows, coming out at the shore. Lots of wildflowers, birds, and a few blueberries ripening. Great scenes for photography. If you are in need of shops, restaurants and more civilization, Bar Harbor is about 45 minutes away. But, we enjoyed the quiet of a small Maine village. A great place to get away from it all and truly relax, take photos and hike in a scenic environment.