We very much enjoyed our visit. The house is truly beautiful, the great room is very comfortable and inviting offering areas to read by the fire, watch TV or play games at a table. The decor throughout was lovely.
The kitchen was well equipped for the meal preparation and serving for all of us. The two ovens, professional stove, large refrigerator and extensive collection of dishes, cups, glasses, etc. were more than adequate for Thanksgiving Dinner for 20.
The sleeping arrangements including three bathrooms and a powder room worked well. The number of bedrooms, den with fold out couch, family bunk/trundle area and third level "crows nest" quarters fit our large family of 12 adults and 8 teenagers extremely well. All were accommodated in beds with no crowding. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated.
One of the features we loved was that there was space in the closets and bedroom drawers to unpack, the fridge was empty so lots of room for the food we brought, and the pantry had space as well. There is space for hanging coats, scarves, etc. near the door. (We have found this to not be true in all Air B & B type accommodations.) We felt fully welcome to "move in" to enjoy and utilize the facilities.
We were surprised to find the house was not "on the water" as one of the pictures inferred. However the access to the beach was just a very short walk down the road and the ocean and islands were in view from the house - especially from the upstairs. We were there in November so the gardens were past, but it was obvious that they are lovely in season with outdoor seating and gazebo and the boys did enjoy playing basketball.
We would highly recommend vacationing here and hope to return with our family again in the future. We all loved our stay.
Paul & Edith DesMarais