Jonesport is not a typical tourist town filled with cookie cutter elaborate ornamental properties. But it is an idyllic beautiful active vibrant New England fishing community filled with lots of hard working locals and amazing vistas. That includes the wonderful beach below the cottage. While it is true that some trash and timbers can wash up in an active harbor, the beach is wonderful and accessible. You can explore its length from mussel shoals on the left to rocky wharves on the right to gathering sea-glass at mid-tide to hunting snails, fish, and crabs. Our kids and many families have spent hundreds of hours exploring that beach and loving it. As for the cottage, yes it is not perfect, but it is wonderful for a 100 year old cabin. And the toilet does have a door with a decorative curtain walling off the shower and sink. Families have enjoyed McCollum Cottages for generations - we really wish you had actually decided to stay even a single night to give it and Jonesport the opportunity they deserve.