Our family, along with several other couples set a weekend aside every February for our yearly oyster roast. Usually, we pay and attend one, but this year we decided to rent a house on the coast and have our own. High Tide Cottage suited our needs perfectly. We had 2 other couples with us and several small kids in the mix as well. The backyard was perfectly set up for outdoor entertaining. There is a big pot and cooker for steaming seafood, a big wooden table for shucking oysters as well as a table and chairs. We really enjoyed the patio and fire pit too! The kids enjoyed climbing the trees and bike riding. The interior of the house is beautifully decorated, but comfortable as well. The kitchen was large and well stocked. We had a large group but never seemed to be too crowded in the house. We have rented other properties for this weekend before, but they were located more in a marshy setting. It was really nice to be in such a pretty residential part of Darien. The houses are beautiful and the river, shops and restaurants are within walking distance. Overall, it was a really nice stay and we enjoyed every minute of it!