My wife and I have stayed in many cottages on the west coast. This was our first adventure on the east coast. Long Island is beautiful, Manhattan is shocking, huge and way over the top city!
The house worked out fine for us, being a contractor myself there were things I would do to enhance the comfort level. The owner was very kind and we appreciated his flexibility. He let us have access to the property a little early and was always easy to contact! Thank you!