My family of 4, including two teen children spent 1 week at the Aldrich Carriage Barn. This second level walk-up apartment has all the comforts of home and is was very appointed. The beds are very comfortable and the entire suite is super clean. Our favourite place in the cottage had to be the window bench which overlooked Claire's garden. The cottage is not located on the waterfront but it is only a few minutes walk to the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed the tranquility of Isle La Motte and my husband and son spent most days fishing on Lake Champlain. The lake is clean and has an abundance of fish. There is a private beach but it was quite narrow as the water was high when we visited. However, there is a wonderful shaded deck which overlooks the water and beach area, where my daughter and I spent many afternoons just reading. I brought my bicycle and toured the island as the scenery is fabulous. Many of the roads follow the shoreline and they is minimal traffic and the roadways are excellent. There is no internet and this is an amenity that we missed. A big thank you to Claire & Mike for their hospitality and their great place.