The pictures of this home attracted our attention, and they are exactly what you will find. Then there is more. Betsy and Gar have created a vacation home that appeals on many levels: it is on the shore, with water views and a telescope to enjoy for hours and hours; the windows let in so much light, and the high ceilings really make the common areas seem huge; plenty of space; nice bedrooms and bathrooms--quite a few! We loved the 2nd floor master suite, with its jetted tub and private sun room. Our son and daughter-in-law enjoyed a lovely room on the first floor--we were separated and both of us could enjoy the privacy that provided. The kitchen is beautiful and well-equipped; the lower level game room has a pool table for the adults and plenty of games for children as well. The grounds include patios, access to the shore, docks, a swingset, Adirondack chairs and other chairs for outside dining, and a hot tub. The attractions of Freeport are just a short drive (10 minutes) away. Lots of great shopping and dining options there. The biggest surprise turned out to be no problem--the owners live here year round, and when someone rents the place they vacate it until the guests leave. We only found out after we reserved. But it was no problem--everything was clean when we arrived, and Betsy and Gar showed us everything we needed to know before they left. They had the refrigerator empty for us to use, and they made us feel that it truly was our for the duration of our trip. They had made room for our clothes in the closets and drawers, and there was no awkwardness at all. Plus, all of their books and music were there for us to enjoy (as well as teas, spices for cooking, and other homey touches). We would do it again without hesitation. We feel like we are their friends, and they made us very comfortable. This home is a refuge and an inspiration. If you are looking for relaxation and you need some room for family, this is a good choice.
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