At the top of the stairs, just to the right of the landing, this second floor room is one of our larger and, we think, more romantic guestrooms. This enchanting room overlooks the back of the property and beyond into the woods and tidal marsh and so is perceived to be the quietest guestroom. In the center of the room stands a majestically carved tall queen canopied bed with a matching fabric canopy and bed skirt. Seeing it will surely remind you of the story of the princess and the pea. The up-to-date ensuite bathroom features a European style in-room sink and vanity and a "water closet" for the toilet and walk-in shower, offering you the convenience of an old-world ''privy," with spa toiletries and plush and thirsty terry robes. White lace curtains softly frame the windows. Air conditioned in Summer and comfortably heated in Winter, a tall dresser, free Wifi, writing desk and cable TV complete the appointments in this lovely guestroom. Two comfortable period chairs and petite ottoman create an inviting sitting area for lingering over coffee and conversation or for your reading pleasure.
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