Of course you have to start with the view. Sit on your porch, look out at the Thimble Islands, and watch the tide surge. You'll hear mostly birds and breeze on the quiet dead-end street. But also look behind you, over your left shoulder. Stony Creek village is a block away — puppet theatre, library, pizzeria, ice cream, people-watching. You’re in the middle of it all. Mix that proximity with the smell of the sea breeze and the chirps from your back yard, and you have the best of all worlds.