My dad booked this house for a family vacation; all together, we numbered 8 adults and 5 kids ages 2-15. We all fit comfortably, and relaxed and enjoyed our stay. The kitchen was well equipped; we cooked in every night except one, when everyone went to the Lobster Pound restaurant next door. We ate outside on the picnic table when the weather permitted, or inside at the dining room table (with the kids at the stools at the counter). I would say the only negative was the lack of air conditioning; although there are plenty of fans, it was particularly hot when we stayed and a few of the bedrooms upstairs didn't get a very good breeze. It does cool off considerably at night, but my 8 months pregnant sister-in- law was miserable- until we switched and gave her the bigger room upstairs which had a lot of windows and a ceiling fan.
The harbor does completely dry out at low tide but the kids had a lot of fun going for 'mud walks'; and then swimming at high tide. Although the house is on a busy-ish street, when you were in the back yard overlooking the harbor it felt quiet and isolated; in fact there is enough foliage so that even from the side or front you don't notice the street. The kids were happy to stay and play outside at the house, but there was a lot close by too. My kids are old enough that we mainly walked or rode our bikes everywhere. It's a very short walk to a Cape Neddick beach, or less than a mile to Short Sands beach (and to town). There are some beach chairs and umbrellas, a couple of boogie boards, and a small wagon for use- all in the shed. But definitely bring beach towels. Also, bring water shoes; my kids didn't and their feet were all cut up from the sharp rocks and shells. It's a testament to how much fun they were having that they didn't complain about it until we got home! It’s a good location, and a comfortable house- it's some place you can take the family and relax.
Beautiful and comfortable home right on the water, minutes from the beach by foot. Perfect spot for family, kids, and friends. Feels like a home away from home!
Craig was an excellent host- available to answer any questions we had.
I would definitely recommend to others. We will be back!