This property was perfect for a family - the 'old folks' (that would be my husband and myself - haha) enjoyed privacy and quiet time in the studio. Our daughter, her husband and two young girls were very comfortable in the main house. Our granddaughters got a kick out of going the few steps from main house to studio to see Grandma and Grandpa....or to make it their HQ when playing with their superhero dolls. We had a few days of overcast weather, so couldn't enjoy sunset every night, but we did see several and they were breathtaking. We: brought our bikes and spent some time on the bike path along the Canal; the playground within walking distance, was a plus; enjoyed a day in nearby Falmouth where we loved the British Beer Company (food and service = outstanding); and a day in Chatham - lots of shops and a lighthouse to tour. Having the beach so close, it was hard to leave to enjoy other activities. I must say, however, we did find the beach a little challenging for young kids (ages 4 and 7) - while the sand was nice, there were lots of rocks and broken shells making it hard for them to stand in water (they wouldn't keep their water shoes on, so got a few cuts on feet). That is the ONLY negative comment I have and only offer it as a heads-up to be sure to bring water shoes. That said, overall, our week on Monument Beach was outstanding. The owners were awesome, so friendly and accommodating, the properties were clean and had nearly everything we needed. The Gray Gables store offered everything from great meats to batteries, beer and wine; Lobster Trap Restaurant was wonderful; Becky's Bakery had delicious sweets; and there was an ice cream place within walking distance of cottages. For me, it was all about sitting on the deck, cool drink in hand and marveling at the sunset!