What can I say…we consider this to be our new home away from home only better because it is right on the beautiful Northumberland Strait and everything else about the location. This is the second year in a row that we’ve stayed at this cottage and it certainly won’t be the last. We had an absolutely fantastic vacation, and once again, we were not disappointed with anything at all. Terrific weather the whole time and we spent a lot of time on the beach in front of the cottage walking, collecting interesting rocks and just generally enjoying the calming waters of the Northumberland Strait. The water this time of year is so calm and nice and warm so I spent a few afternoons at nearby Melmerby beach too. Even though it was a very warm period, the breezes in the evening cooled things off quite nicely for sleeping.
Everything was as advertised. The WIFI was incredibly good with no interruptions whatsoever. The beds were fantastic and the main bed has the perfect mattress for my wife as she has a very bad back which made things so much enjoyable for her. Lots of towels, dishes and absolutely everything you need is right there which makes things so much easier when you go on vacation. The owner kept us informed of anything he thought we should know and even called to check in with us when we got there just to make sure everything was okay. The property managers were great, very approachable and checked in several times also to make sure there was nothing that we needed. They even offered interesting tidbits about the local area that would make our stay more enjoyable. One of my favorite spots was the screened room with a view of the water…absolutely priceless! We just chilled, looking out over the water, watching the Gannets diving for fish…very cool! My wife even caught a glimpse of a whale while scanning the water through the binoculars! We generally ate at the bay window overlooking the Strait...so relaxing. Overall we found that this was the perfect location to decompress and get away from it all.
The property is nice and spacious with lots of room to throw the ball around for the dog. But her favorite thing was taking 3 swims a day though while I threw the ball in the water for her…she may have had the best time of all I do believe. Overall, we have no complaints and only good things to say. We just want to say thank you for an absolutely great nine days! This made our entire year!