I would give this house a 5 star rating except that it is a bit outdated, especially the kitchen. Cabinets need painting and they don't open and shut well. That said the house was very clean and contained most of our needs. We loved the bedroom, it was very romantic, as it opened up to the beautiful front gardens and to the hot tub. The front part of the house (living room, sunroom and kitchen), and, of course, the deck have a marvelous view. We loved sitting outside on the deck at sunset. We did have a little problem with launching our kayaks from this house. We had to lift them over the deck fence to get them to the ramp and launch them. As it turned out, we would have been better off to use the launch down the street and kayak to the house. The launch is within walking distance. The other problem with the kayaks was that we had to keep them on the ramp at night because had we just tied them up, and left them in the water they would have slammed against the pilings that the house is on. There's not enough beach to tie the kayaks onto a beach. This, of course, is no reflection on the house. I'm just mentioning it to prepare any other people who might want to bring their own kayaks. It's expensive, but it might be easier to just rent kayak down at Blue Water kayaking which is very close to the house. We did enjoy our stay very much.