Family of five had wonderful vacation
Our Cape Split experience at "West Wind" was everything we were looking for in a vacation package from the first tentative emails and phone calls, to the time we sadly handed back the key to the owners to make our way home. The description of the house does not do this property full justice. It is a perfect house for a family to gather and yet be able to find secluded spots for quiet reading, lobster boat viewing, sunbathing, sunset watching,and even seal spotting from the waterfront rocks. Our one week was not enough time to really relax into all the house and development offered--forest walk, sheltered beach and marina a short walk away, kayak launch spots nearby, enjoying the beautiful pond and gorgeously designed garden--and still have time for a Bay Harbor whale watch, Millbridge puffin cruise, and an excursion to Cutler, Machias, and East Machias one day, and an excursion to Jonesport and Beals on another afternoon. The house is secluded for perfect peace--no noisy neighbors. We were glad we had shopped before arriving, but we since learned there is a supermarket in Addison as you turn off route 1 to go to the peninsula, about twenty minutes away. There is very little commercialism in the area, so don't think about cute harbor streets catering to tourists. Instead, look out for treats at Bohemian Mama's bakery in Addison, great lobster rolls at the Riverside Cafe--a roadside venue on the way to Machias, and another great bakery across the road from that at Jordan's garden center. The walking trails we had hoped to take on Great Wass Island and at Cutler were too demanding for our family group, but were tantalizing nonetheless for serious hikers and promised fantastic scenery. Fantastic scenery is available right at the house with every window providing a wonderful view. The kitchen is well supplied with useful utensils, and pantry space is more than adequate. My favorite spot inside was the window seat affording a view of the bay and the rocky cove below the house where you could see the tidal movements. The house has a wonderful lived in feeling that you just slot into. There is nothing impersonal about this space and one can tell that this house and the two other units on the property--we did not see inside those--have been lovingly maintained over time. We had perfect weather for our week's stay, but you would not need perfect weather to make your stay here memorable. Thank you to the owners for sharing a piece of paradise with perfect strangers.
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