We have stayed at many beach houses and this was by far the best! The many decks with awesome views were used by everyone, coffee, lunch, reading and dinner on the sound side and the 4 teenagers used the street side decks. The house was very clean and quiet. A short walk to the beach access with a shower for rinsing feet was great! And we found that kayaking in the sound was the best....even took a stroll on one of the sand bars. We loved the wildlife in our backyard! The first day we watched a family of otters eat their dinner, every day a beautiful crane stood for hours teaching us true patience while fishing, and the osprey fished the sound every day! Loved watching the schools of fish in the shallow water! They were mesmerizing! The area was a perfect fit for us strollers and shoppers and the four older teens had a wonderful time exploring all the surf shops and hanging at the beach. Great place to stay!