We loved our time at the Whale house- it is hard to imagine a better place we could have taken our families. We were a party of 4 adults and 3 children, and found the house was perfect for our needs. It is it beautiful, sunny and well maintained, but my favorite thing was how there was always somewhere new and interesting for the kids to explore and the adults to enjoy-the large upstairs deck (with a beautiful open view), the shady downstairs deck, stone patio off the master bedroom, lawn with hammock, outdoor shower, plants to water, bird feeder to refill and watch (finches, cardinals, bluejays and a family of wild turkeys!) and, of course, the bocce court. The location was also excellent for us, a 1 minute drive to the beach, right near the bike path and very near the katama airfield and diner, and the farm institute, all really fun activities with kids. On our first day we had some problems with the hot water, but with one email to the owner a handyman was there within an hour and the water fixed. The owners throughout the renting experience were friendly and responsive and really seemed to enjoy sharing their house with other families. The only drawbacks were no tub (since we have small children) and the grill could have been a bit cleaner when we arrived, but overall a truly wonderful experience. We all agreed that vacations like these are the kind of memories you want for your children. We definitely plan to return!