First of all, the location of the cottage was perfect for local antiquing and sightseeing, and near connector roads for day trips to Bangor and Waterville. And the stars! It's far enough off the beaten path that there is minimal light pollution, and you can see the entire Milky Way at night. The owner thought of all the little details most property owners forget, was easy and pleasant to communicate with, and was prompt in refunding the security deposit. If I had to object to anything, it would be coming down the steps from the 2nd floor bedroom. If it were my cottage, I'd carpet the steps. But hey -- Mainers are used to coming down steep spiral staircases in lighthouses (sorry for the stereotype!), and as picky as I am about vacation properties I rent, if this is my only objection, then this delightful cottage gets a well-deserved 5 stars! Next time I'm in Maine, I will unquestionably want to stay here again.