Beautiful location about 10 minutes from Boothbay Harbor with plenty to do in the area for all ages. The house comfortably accommodated 2 grandparents, 2 parents, and 2 young children (ages 5 and 7). The property has a large backyard and the front looks out onto the river with lovely views and includes a dock with lounge chairs for relaxing next to the water. At low tide, my kids enjoyed walking out and catching mussels for dinner!
There were lots of activities that the whole family could enjoy - great hiking trails (definitely check out porters preserve, which is very close to the house), Maine Botanical Gardens, Knickerbocker lake, and Boothbay Harbor with shops and restaurants. Also a very nice golf course (Boothbay Country Club) within 5-10 min drive. There is an aquarium close by as well - good for the kids on a rainy day or to take a break from the outdoors. Would also recommend recommend Hendricks Head Beach in Southport for the kids. Biking is good, but the roads are pretty hilly and narrow, so younger children may have a tough time and you need to watch carefully for cars.
The house was well maintained and clean. Beautiful wood floors and nice furnishings. All bedrooms are upstairs and the steps could be a challenge for elderly or very small children so plan accordingly. We cooked in the kitchen a number of nights with no problems - it was well stocked with all you need to prepare a meal for the entire family.
The owners were very attentive throughout our stay and checked in to ensure we had what we needed. All in all, a great vacation home in a great location!