The first thing I noticed as I awoke that morning was the utter silence of this serene setting. I wandered up to the kitchen, put on some coffee, and sat back on the covered deck in one of those beautiful hand-made Adirondack chairs, with a hand-crocheted blanket over my shoulders, and watched the sun peek through the thick trees. All you could hear was the babbling of the creek below, and the rumble of the waves in the distance. Ahhh! The dog came out to join me, although she seemed not to want to get up from the comfy bed inside her own vacation-home crate!
After finally coa...xing everyone else to climb out of their memory-foam beds and enjoy the fresh-made waffle breakfast at the built-in nook , we took a short walk through Seabrook. Passing the new Town Hall, indoor pool, parks, and shops, all just a few steps away, it was amazing to realize how close to everything this house in Madison Lane was, yet it was still so private and quiet.
And, of course, the beach! After hours of riding the beach cruisers through the town, playing in the surf, making sand castles, trying our hand at clamming, and letting the dog chase the ball, we returned "home" for lunch, just before a passing dose of liquid sunshine! We were even able to rinse off our feet (and paws) at the hot water bib next to the front porch.
Even though we were inside for a while, there was still plenty to do. We played games and read books in front of the gas fireplace, and listened to our music on the Bose deck. There were even maps, books and photos of travel from around the world to peruse and enjoy. The kids had a ball – their room just looked like fun – even for adults! With their own HDTV, BlueRay, Wii system, books, games, toys, art supplies – they could have spent all day in there!
As the clouds cleared and the now re-emergent sun dropped towards evening, we had a great barbequed dinner at the picnic table (everything was there – every utensil, appliance, or spice you could need!). Moving into the spacious living room, we cuddled into the soft, comfy couch and chairs, and watched a movie on the big HDTV. After getting the kids ready for bed (which was easy, with the two sinks and large bathroom!), it was our time.
Just two steps out the master bedroom and we sunk into the beautiful hot tub! With the jets soaking away the worries, looking back up through those trees, enjoying a glass of wine in complete privacy, and then, finally, retiring to the king-sized bed just steps away. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day. I can think of no better way, or place, to ComPass the Time!
Please note: The property is located approximately one flight down from street level on one side. It is located in Madison Lane's incredible sloped wooded lots with a front porch overlooking the woods.
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