The "Play House" as it's called, was a phenomenal location for our summer get away. The huge, historic estate combines all your modern day comforts (TV in the bedroom, great bathrooms, comfortable beds, amazing kitchen) with the allure and enchantment of the early 1900's. Several of us, all who work in the arts, stayed here and we were completely inspired by the house. We enjoyed sitting in the quiet gardens and swimming in the long pool. The property was clean, very well-maintained and stunning with antique decor.
A five minute walk, we could quickly be in the center of town on the main street for shopping, restaurants, pubs and the movies.
A two minute drive gets you right to the beach, although I chose to take a lovely 15 minute walk through the woody, neighborhood to look at all the other houses.
Mirra, the owner, is lovely, very easy to talk to and most helpful. She was quick to answer my questions and give any advice I needed regarding travel and the area.
I would recommend this property to anyone. A family (I suggest children 8 years or older) would enjoy the ample amount of space, a group of friends would have numerous spots to hang out, romantic couples could get lost in the fantasy of another era, artists will feel the creative weight that is held within the walls. It's a wonderful space and I hope to return again for another romantic, creative retreat.
Many thanks Mirra for preserving and sharing such a wonderful landmark.