This was our second stay at Mermaid's Rest; and it was as wonderful as the first. Early Spring is a great time to be on the Cape. It's peaceful and without the summer crowds. Because the leaves weren't out yet, the views of the sunsets over the lake were spectacular--whether from the upper patio or through the expanse of windows along the dining area. We even had the opportunity to watch a fox sunbathing on the lower patio--a very pleasant surprise. Because the weather was cool, we were so glad to be able to enjoy the warmth and ambiance of the fireplace. We took almost daily leisurely walks along Craigville Beach, which is just a ten minute drive away. We even had time to do a few of the jigsaw puzzles made available to guests at the house. A very enjoyable and relaxing vacation! We look forward to returning again in the Fall.