Good for the price.
We had a really nice stay at this cabin. We traveled with 3 small children and they had a great time exploring the waters out in front of the property. This property offers pros and cons, but overall well worth the money.
Cons: the cabin is dated, don't let the description if recent renovations fool you. The master bedroom is nice and is a new addition however aside from a new dishwasher in the kitchen that is about all else that is new. Everything else is clean, but looks like it came out of the 80s. The access to the water is a little grown up and really only accessible during low tide, otherwise it is hard to get to the shore line. There is a washer/ dryer, but it is in an unfinished basement that you must access from outside, not fun when you are trying to do clothes in the rain. The "loft" area is not good for little children as the railings are very dangerous, it is also not ideal for teenagers or adults as the ceiling is extremely low.
Pros: the house is clean and well maintained. There is a lot of living space and plenty of sleeping room. The description doesn't mention an additional futon for sleeping but there is one in addition to the full size sleeper sofa, king master and two twins. The house is very well stocked from games to play during rainy days, toys for the kids and a spice cabinet in the kitchen. There is also wifi and satellite tv with all the channels you may need. You are secluded but an easy 10 min from town and a decent grocery store. Acadia National Park is a days trip about 1.5 hours away. The views from the deck are wonderful and everything is peaceful and quiet. All together we were pleasantly surprised.
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review...
Yes, the cottage has an older look (it was inherited and we're slowly modernizing). We have added a number of updates since inheriting: new range, stainless dishwasher, stainless microwave, under-counter water filter, high quality cookware (we love to cook!), removed chimney in living room and put in energy efficient bay windows (spectacular views) and comfortable suede couches, opened up the wall between kitchen and living room to increase size of breakfast bar and provide views of the water, installed cellular shades, Samsung Flatscreen TV with HDMI, DirecTV, WildBlue high speed internet with wireless router, washer and dryer (so guests would no longer have to do laundry at the laundromat in Sunset), and futon just off the master bedroom.
Regarding water access, the property is on the water and has 750ft of shoreline. There are a number of access points, but two distinct paths. One is around the left side of the boathouse and down a grassy/rocky grade. This is where I put in and take out my sea kayaks (high or low tide). I also store the kayaks next to the boathouse securely till my next daily outing. The other path is to the right (south) of the house and leads to the shore line that accesses miles of hiking along the water. I will be putting up signage to mark access in the future.
Regarding the loft, it used to be accessed by a ladder (I fondly remember climbing it as a young boy), but now has a stairway. It is tight, and the ceilings are low. Not for young children...but maybe a couple adventurous guests. When our kids were young, we had them sleep in the room off the master with the futon.
Thank you again for the nice review and four stars! We are delighted that you were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed your stay. We always love the feedback and are constantly looking to improve the property for our guests!
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