When we walked into this cozy 1940's cottage, the architectural style and antique furnishings took me back to childhood visits with Grandma. The nostalgia, combined with an appreciation of the modern updates (wi-fi, TV, microwave, washer/dryer, coffee maker) helped make this a thoroughly enjoyable visit. My husband and I have discovered the joy, convenience, and delightful privacy of staying in a house or condo on vacation rather than a hotel, and this little cottage certainly continued our love affair with personal vacation rentals. The kitchen was well furnished and I was able to do a little bit of pre-Thanksgiving cooking to take some of the strain off of my daughter, who we were visiting. We could also do a little shopping and have cereal and sandwiches available, as well as snacks (what's a day without ice cream?) I really liked the original artwork; it reminded me a fun place we stayed in Austin. My only issue was the lack of a heating vent in the bathroom. For a Gulf Coast gal, the 20 degree weather (which is unusual for Jacksonville) called for a little space heater. It would probably not be an issue for people accustomed to weather below 60 degrees. The bedroom was delightfully warm, with a comfy bed, nice pillows (I have a bad neck, and usually carry my own pillow, but didn't want to have to bring a big suitcase) and warm covers with extra quilts.
We also received a nice Thank You note from the owners when they sent back our deposit. I would definitely recommend the cottage to a friend, and would stay again if we revisit Jacksonville.