Well-appointed cottage in a beautiful location
Submitted: December 1, 2010
Stayed: August 2010
We spent a week at this Spruce Head cottage during the summer of 2010. We had two families, me and my husband and our kids, and our brother and sister-in-law from France with their kids, so a total of 4 adults and 5 children ranging from 21 months up to 10 years.
The house was very clean and had all the amenities included in the online description. There were plenty of sheets and towels, the bedrooms and bathrooms were all good sized and overall the house was well organized and very comfortable, even for our large group. We all had plenty of room to spread out and never felt like we were "on top of each other", and there were plenty of windows for fresh air.
We were very lucky in that we had spectacular weather. There were plenty of things to see and do in the area, and I wish we had been there for two weeks instead of one. We walked on the island to the private beach, we ordered lobster (pre-cooked is the way to go, I am telling you) from the local place, we visited local state parks and beaches and the nearby towns of Camden and Rockland, sat and read on the porch, and the guys played golf.
Karen and Brian were very welcoming and helpful. We arrived to find that the washing machine had suddenly broken, and Karen was extremely and helpful in finding a solution and making sure that our vacation wasn't marred by this unforeseen event. With all the kids, we had a ton of laundry, and Karen offered to reimburse us for the money we had to spend at the local laundromat.
The only potential downside was with my 21 month old; I had to keep a keenly watchful eye on him around the stairs, downstairs bathrooms, and the deck, but that would have been an issue anywhere (except at home, where I have the baby gates set up).
But overall it was a wonderful place, and my family praised me repeatedly for the great job I did finding such a vacation gem. They are very discerning, so this meant a lot!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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