I have stayed at the Mermaid on several occasions with my husband and young children under the age 10 and can honestly say, this is the most relaxing place for me as a busy mother. There is a fenced playground, salt water heated pool and the beach is a short walk down a quiet street. There is a skate park and leash free dog park a short walk away and it's very close to stores so you can easily get supplies. We didn't need to eat out at all. Just picked up supplies at the superstore and the kitchen was fully equipped. There are also bbq's at each cottage and a common one available for motel use. We have stayed in motel rooms, cottages and condos and all were clean and comfortable. The owners are on site and are so friendly and helpful, they keep improving the property every time I come back. I absolutely love going there with my kids even on occasions when my husband can't make it because the kids love it so much I actually get to relax. They don't even want to leave the property. If you have older kids there are tons of close attractions for them. I highly recommend the Mermaid to everyone I meet. I wouldn't stay anywhere else and I can't say enough good things about The Mermaid.