This cottage is so awesome I will find it hard to describe in this review. I did want to write a review though, because it should definitely have more!! We arrived on a Friday afternoon to a clean, well-appointed, charming and perfectly outfitted home. Google maps doesn't quite get you to the front door, but after driving around the dirt-road loop we found the house and parked outside. Upon entering the home you see the living room and the most comfortable couch and chair you have ever sat in! Both the bedrooms are on the left, and the mattresses/linens/pillows were excellent. There were window fans available in both to keep the house cool. The bathroom was updated and includes a jet-shower that we really enjoyed. The kitchen was outfitted with everything we needed, including many pots/pans and drinking glasses for all sorts of libations (beer glasses, water glasses, rocks glasses, martini glasses, wine glasses - you name it, they have at least a set!). The back patio was beautiful and secluded - we spent a lot of time here chatting and eating meals. It is well shaded to stay cool in the summer. There's even a hammock available (which my nephews LOVED when they came to visit for a day).
The owner, Joanne, was great to work with too - she stopped in on Saturday to make sure everything was to our expectations, and gave her cell number in case we ran into any problems - which we didn't.
The only things that I would recommend to make future renters more comfortable is instructions on how to work the Air Conditioning (we couldn't figure it out, but didn't contact the owner for clarification because the weather was too beautiful to turn it on after the first night), and to make sure there's propane in the grill tank.
Of note to other renters: SO WORTH IT!! This is a gem of a property and we're already trying to figure out how to rent it again. The stove isn't very high-powered, so cook something low-stakes first so you get a feel for it. Take a walk to the beach (it is so close and beautiful), and expect the neighbors to be very friendly and kind to you (we were given tips on the area, zucchini and blue fish in the span of three days).
A huge THANK YOU to Joanne for making this property available for rent - it will forever hold a special place in our hearts. I could not have been any happier to use it for our trip.