We were lucky enough to spend 9 days at The Annex, and just fell in love with Isle La Motte! This house is all about the beach, which is very private– you will have it completely to yourselves, if nobody is staying in the attached farm house. Sunsets were gorgeous every night. The deck is fantastic– it has a partial view of the water, and is nestled in the trees, making it a perfect, shady place for reading or eating meals in the daytime, and a magical spot in the evening, with crickets singing from all directions.
The house itself is functional and well-equipped. We had everything we needed for cooking, grilling, etc. We brought our Roku, and plugged it into the TV, to catch up on some movies in the evenings– the internet was plenty fast for that, as well as for a couple of days of work I had to do. The bedrooms were tiny, but the beds were comfortable, and there were plenty of fans to keep cool. If you are looking for a vacation home in which everything is brand spanking new, this may not be the place for you. But if you appreciate funky art, vintage furniture and books, then you're in for a treat.
We took daily rides around the island on the two "beater" bikes that come with the house and really enjoyed a concert at Fisk Farm, ice-wine tasting at Hall House (do not miss this!), and TWO dinners at Ruthcliffe Lodge– the first was so good, we had to go back. Note- the bikes have no headlights, and the island gets *very* dark on a moonless night, so be sure and bring some duct tape so you can tape your phone to the front :) Most fun I've had in ages.
Lastly, Kathy, the owner, was wonderfully helpful and went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed ourselves.