The house was lovely and the view fantastic! Everything was as Valerie described. Bringing your own groceries was great advice. We enjoyed the Roosevelt house and trails.The beach at Herring Cove was great -- the sand was soft, although the water was cold, the kids had a great time following the river from the lake, across the beach and into the bay. We had 2 days of rain, and while my husband and I sat on the porch looking at the changing view (It was amazing how it changed with the tide, weather and time of day!) the kids enjoyed the extensive movie collection, Chinese checkers and scrabble. Family Fisheries was a great place to eat, but it is bring your own wine. It was peaceful to be without cell service and internet. We had a great time, it was very relaxing and the house was clean, neat and had all the necessities. Cannot wait to plan another visit. Definitely worth the trip from New York.