The Hartwell House was everything we could've hoped for- and more! My husband, three children and I stayed here over the summer and it was such a wonderful experience. The owners are so nice and were very easy to communicate with. The house has amazing views of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and we could see them from almost every room in the house.
The living room is large and very cozy. We spent many evenings watching family movies and playing games. The kitchen has a lot of counter space so we could cook lobster dinners and many other meals. The bedrooms all have character and the beds were all very comfortable. All three of my children fell in LOVE with the playhouse on the property, which we found out was built by the owners themselves! The playhouse has a set of built-in bunkbeds, a granite countertop, and a mini fridge and freezer. I was served many "meals" from my girls :) The patio is nice and large and includes a table, chairs, and a grill. There is a large lawn that rolls down towards the water- perfect for family kickball!
One of my favorite things we got to do while at the house was take multiple kayak rides off of the house's dock. The kayaks are included in the rental, and we got to paddle all around the cove. The house is also a two minute drive to Hendricks Head Beach which we spent a lot of time at. Boothbay Harbor (a ten minute drive from the house) was bustling every time we went in, and they have everything from candy shops to used book stores.
In the end, we absolutely loved staying at the Hartwell House- we couldn't have asked for anything better :) The whole family cannot wait for our time up there next year.