The photos on the website did not do this home justice, it surpassed our expectations in every way. Lots of common space for our family gathering, and space for the kids to play. It had an amazing view of the lake, and a well stocked kitchen. Serene Lakes is a wonderful alternative to Donner or Tahoe, closer to the Bay Area, and far quieter. Our kids were able to enjoy so much freedom in this lovely environment. It felt like we had the lake to ourselves. We will be back for certain!