If you sit on the couch and close your eyes, you can almost imagine you are in Maine. The birds sing, the leaves on the trees rustle, and there are no sounds other than that of the kids playing in the backyard. The only thing that's missing is the sound of the ocean.
It's a bit like being in a tree house because it's on the second floor and the backyard is a story below. It's so peaceful and quiet. Thus, our vacation room.
(And, yes, I made the pillows and the chair cushions. In case you were going to ask. ;)