After reading the previous review dated 8-20-14, I was a bit hesitant to stay at the "Harbor Retreat" vacation home, however, I found it to be inviting, comfortable and a very pleasant home to stay for our annual family mini vacation. We have ages 7 to 90 and we all just loved this nice clean home. The carpet is fine or maybe it had already been replaced. There was no smell at all. The beds were sumptuous and luxurious, and each bedroom had it's own special theme and incredible comfy beds.
It was fun to see the antiques used throughout this home, and the nicely framed artwork, too. However the wooden bench in the living room was a bit uncomfortable, but we enjoyed the fireplace while we played games and visited in the large dining room.
The bathrooms were all very nice, and we especially enjoyed the vintage blue bathroom fixtures upstairs, with the hand painted delicate flowers on the tiles.
The downstairs family room was the kids favorite. The children's toys, games, and tables all fit the needs of the various ages. And the adult sized table made for more fun playing games with or near the younger ones. The pool table was also great, and the nice clean hot tub was a delight, although it could use better lighting near it.
We loved the large dining room table and very comfortable 8 upholstered chairs, but a couple of folding chairs would have been handy. The kitchen facilities were terrific. New oven, microwave, dishwasher and a gas stove in the cooking island. We did find the refrigerator small for our larger group, but we like to stay home and cook all our meals, so an extra frig would have been useful for us (maybe replacing the deep sink in the laundry room). With all the kids, we made good use of the new washer and dryer.
The many special skylights brightened up the living room and kitchen areas and the valences were very nice. The large decks and outdoor furniture were perfect to watch the boats in the bay, and also see the deer visit, eat and rest at night. The kids and adults loved seeing them. The grassy yard was exceptional with the fruit trees and especially the very high rope swing. That was the kids favorite place to be and a special highlight, too.
I'm not sure if the home had been completely remodeled since the last review in August, or if they needed better glasses. Our extended family just adored this terrific home and would highly recommend it to others. In fact, we're planning to return next year for our annual weekend retreat, since everyone loved it so much.