We had the best vacation at this cottage! Our favorite part was the amazing sunsets over the water that can be viewed from the deck of the house or down on the beach. The cottage has a semi-private beach (shared with a few neighbors, whom were mostly family members of the owners and extremely friendly) that is perfect for kids to play on. Our young kids had a blast playing in the tidal pools and playing on the "pebble beach." Beware that water shoes are needed for the pebble beach and that the big rocks get slippery after high tide. We also took our kids to nearby sand beaches during our stay. Everyone enjoyed combing the pebble beach for seaglass and we came home with a large collection.
The home is very well equipped with all the kitchen items you could need and we appreciated that common condiments and soaps and such were also well stocked. It was also great to not have to worry about brining linens with us.
The home is perfectly located with the Lanesville shops within a mile and Rockport restuarants and shops within a 10-15 minute drive.
I would absolutly stay here again and recommend it to anyone. We hope to stay again sometime soon!
There are a few little cons I will point out, none of which would prevent me from returning. First, it is a shame to have such a perfect deck for viewing sunsets and NO patio furniture! There are only uncomfortable benches and 2 cheap plastic hard chairs. That deck is crying out for comfy furniture! Also, as a parent of a 2 year old, the deck made me extremely nervous as there is a large gap (that a child could easily fit through) in the deck railing. There is a bench running along the railing, so my child liked to put her head through the gap in the railing since it was perfect height for her when she sat on the bench. Obviously, a vigiliant parent is necessary on a deck anyway, but beware if you have little ones. And lastly, the cottage has a space saving spiral staircase, which is also not very kid friendly. It's hard for even adults to navigate. My parents stayed in the lower floor bedroom and really disliked having to use the spiral staircase everyday.
We had a fantastic time and hope to come again one day!