What a wonderful cottage we stayed in last week! All three bedrooms had double beds and ceiling fans, there was a new washer/dryer, and the kitchen was modern and well stocked. It was a short walk to the public beach, and easy to get to the highway. The beautiful grounds, garden, and fire pit area were great for our kids playing and making s'mores. There was a good collection of puzzles, games, and paperbacks for light summer reading.
But the best part of all, the secret hidden gem, is the enormous, fully screened summer porch. We'd spend every afternoon and evening there relaxing, reading, or lounging in the hammock while the kids played on the daybeds, couch, or worked on puzzles at the table. Ceiling fans kept things cool in the August heat, and cute paper lamps lit the room at night. Plus, the porch is far enough away from the house that the grownups could speak at a normal volume and not worry about waking any kids after they went to bed. My oldest son and I even spent a night out there after stargazing and sitting by the fire. The only criticism I can give is the fairly regular train horn from the tracks a block or so away. It woke me, but not the kids thankfully, and I was able to get back to sleep quickly.
Many thanks for a great stay and we hope to visit again soon!