Not wanting to stay in a cabin isolated in the woods of Maine, our family chose this place located in a hamlet on Orrs Island. Situated on several coves, all of them stunningly beautiful, we found the house to be peaceful and quiet. The cove is about 100 yards away and there are ocean views from the house. My younger kids went swimming and exploring the cove at least twice a day. Popham beach is about 40 minutes away and makes for a good day trip. As my wife and I like to run in the early mornings, the hilly terrain on Orrs Island provided a good challenge. It did mean running on the main road but we found most locals willing to drive around us during the run. Biking was also challenging but fun. Less than a mile away is H2O where we rented kayaks (paddle boards also available). There are numerous lobster shacks around and a couple of general stores for emergency supplies. As we were on the coast, the nights were cool enough to sleep with the windows open and avoid turning on the AC. Day trips to Brunswick, Bath and Freeport also provided distractions from the quiet although we preferred to stay locally and read books. The house is surprisingly well-equipped with a variety of literature to appeal to all tastes. As for the house, the kitchen and dining area are very functional (great gas stove!) and having brought our own coffee maker (Bialetti) and milk frother, we began each day with a cappucino while viewing the ocean. Although the showers could do with a little more water pressure, the washer/dryer combo worked very well for our daily washing needs. Our host Peter met us upon arrival and offered many helpful suggestions but stayed out of the way so we could simply enjoy the house and its wonderful setting. With five people using the internet every morning (regrettably) we found the wifi to be excellent - even stronger than our own back in suburbia. We have found Maine and this house so charming that we are quite sure to be back in the near future.