We - (family of 4, 2 children aged 13 and 11) stayed here for 1 night, in the Josephine and Michelle rooms. I had booked for 2 nights, on the strength of the rave reviews on Trip Advisor, despite the surprisingly high prices, and the fact that my husband normally prefers hotels to B and B´s. Unfortunately, nothing here changed his mind, and we left after 1 night. We fell over ourselves to make clear to Jerry that it was our problem not his, and he has a lovely house. He was fine about our leaving, and my daughter promised to send him a postcard at Christmas for his fridge collection.
The house and gardens are charming, and Jerry was very welcoming and friendly (Judy was away). The rooms we stayed in were quite small, and we had to haul our luggage up a staircase so steep it was almost a ladder. The bedrooms were nicely furnished if somewhat cluttered (photos of grandchildren, rag dolls on chairs...). Communal areas are comfortable and well equipped, eg computer with free Wifi in the lounge, and the cookies are a nice touch. The communal breakfast, where Jerry introduces everyone, is in keeping with the overall feeling of staying in your grandparents´house, which other reviewers have mentioned. If this kind of atmosphere is what you like, then you´ll love it.
It isn´t cheap though. We paid $874 including taxes for 2 rooms, for 2 nights. This room rate per night was among the most expensive of our 2 week trip, staying in 3 and 4 star hotels in good locations around Canada and New England.
When I got home and found that Jerry had charged the second night - which of course he was quite within his rights to do - I emailed him to confirm the total, to thank him for his welcome, and also to pass on the comment on the price (a lot for a family who need 2 rooms). I was taken aback when my email was rejected, as having been blacklisted by Jerry´s server (though we had previously exchanged emails about the booking with no problem). This left rather a sour taste. Perhaps despite appearances, he had not taken our early departure as well as we thought.