My husband and I rented Long Pond Cottage with another couple and our lab mix, Gus. We chose this property after an exhaustive online search because of the glowing reviews -- and they were spot-on! It's true, the house is exactly as pictured in the photos. It was immaculately clean when we arrived, and fully stocked with all the comforts of home. We were pleasantly surprised to find absolutely everything we needed in the kitchen, including cookware and serveware, utensils, plastic wrap, foil, spices, condiments, etc.
The layout of this home is also great for two couples -- we each had our own sections with a bathroom, so we never felt cramped. We took advantage of the backyard quite a bit, playing card games around the patio table and playing ball with Gus. There was plenty of shade in the yard to keep him cool, and we loved that it was fully fenced.
The neighborhood is absolutely charming too -- well maintained, quiet, friendly neighbors, and the lake is right around the corner. We saw lots of dogs swimming and people fishing and kayaking.
Thanks to Scott for the informative guest binder left in the home -- we took a lot of the recommendations for restaurants and places to visit, and especially enjoyed Bass River Beach. It was so close and easy to get to, and much nicer and cleaner than some of the bigger National Seashore beaches.
All in all, the home exceeded my expectations. We hope to return!