Our family was so lucky to have spent a week in this cottage. The location was fantastic (right across from the beach and Shepler's ferry) and was a block over from the downtown area. My kids loved having the beach and play ground right across the street and we enjoyed riding our bikes to the fort and around town. Having the ferry close by was great for the day we went to the island (loved having our bikes on the island!) but no worries about hearing the ferries during the day or night. You don't hear them at all :) The house was well appointed and had plenty of everything we needed especially towels (as a family, we seem to use a lot!). The kitchen had everything we needed (except a pitcher to make drinks but that was easy enough to buy) and boy was it nice to have a kitchen to cook meals in. Grill was great! Stef met us at check in and showed us around the place.....provided us great ideas of places to go and eat. This whole experience was fantastic and this house is a winner!!!!