Orchard Cottage is cute and in a nice location pretty much as advertised on Trip Advisor. A real plus was the free wifi. The description specifically said no wifi available. It was about a 15 min drive to the Wooden Boat School in Brooklin where we were taking a course in mid September.
Unfortunately the cottage was DIRTY. There was dust on the floor, thick dust balls under the woodburning stove, and the windows were filthy. Sanitary cleaning was even more of an issue. There was residual dried coffee in the first two cups we tried to use. There was hair in the bathtub when we arrived! There was an ugly yellow stain on one of the comforters which had been artfully arranged to hide the stain, but once we saw it that comforted was most unappealing to use. The couch was so dirty my wife would not sit on it without covering it first with a blanket we had in the car.
I wrote to Nichole, the owner of Downeast Vacation Rentals agency which rents the cottage, about these... more