As soon as we opened the door and took in our surroundings, my husband and I gave each other a look that said, 'Yup, this is REALLY nice.' We found Lisa's sweet note welcoming us and our dog, Roxie, along with a bottle of wine. Very sweet. We quickly unpacked and stepped right outside for a walk on the beach. Coming back, the house already felt personal & familiar and we felt lucky to have it as our home for the weekend. The inside is cozy without feeling tight--a generous couch to sit and watch the changing colors of the sky and water, a little stove for instant ambiance, a good solid bed, and a great shower. A lot of thought went into making the house comfortable and user-friendly. Good lighting, nice bedding & towels, a full kitchen--even blankets and towels specifically for our dog. Awesome! Being pet owners, it was really, REALLY wonderful to be staying in house that was truly pet-friendly. But, no worries for those travelling sans-pets, the house is neat as a pin. Actually, it looks exactly as it does in the photos only warmer--the wide-planked floors & wainscotting play off the ocean light coming in through the big front windows and doors.The space is all new but still maintains the character of an old cottage. Ptown is all about the water and the quality of light and as you are steps from the sand, you get to take in the ever-changing view. At low tide, you can walk far out into the flats, turn around and get an amazing view of town. Our stay was in early March so many of the stores and restaurants familiar to us were closed but we were still able to find everything we wanted. You are a three minute walk to Joe's for good coffee and breakfast sandwiches. Far Land Provisions in the East End is great for lunch to go--salads, awesome fried chicken and really good deli sandwiches. For dinner, we went to The Mews and got a table with a water view. For those travelling in-season, do not miss Ross' Grill at Whaler's Wharf--beautiful harbor views, superb food for lunch and dinner, and, if you're lucky, Cesar will be there to suggest a great wine and make you feel welcome. For a lazy afternoon, have a glass of champagne and sit on the deck at the Red Inn. Make the trip out to Herring Cove and Race Point beaches for sunset. Otherwise, the beach right outside your door is all you need. The best thing I can about this cottage is that we will definitely be back--if it's available.