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A former Frommer's editor tipped me off to this place, which fills a very important niche in the St. Andrews lodging picture: the moderately priced, family-friendly joint near the water. Two dozen cabins, cottages, and apartment units of various shapes and sizes cluster closely together by the waterfront in a simple but central complex, right beside a 60m (200-foot) boardwalk and just a 5- or 10-minute stroll from downtown. All units are equipped with surprisingly up-to-date kitchens or kitchenettes, and there's a beachy feel throughout -- enhanced, no doubt, by the Cape Cod-type shingling on many of the buildings and the cottages' exposed-pine interiors. Views range from direct shots to the ocean to the honestly advertised "no view of any sort" in one unit. The newest cottage, Spruce, is the biggest and best (and priciest); it has a deck with a grill and a view, skylights, a dishwasher, and lovely woodwork. This property is a great pick when you don't want to pay for the Algonquin and Kingsbrae, or you want to cook for the kids. It's open year-round.