A group of friends rented the house for Labor Day weekend this year. We had a great time and the house is amazing. We had 2 kids with us, age 6 and 3, and it was great having bedrooms on the lower level and the game room on the upper level on the other side of the house, so we didn't need to worry about waking up the kids. The walk to the dock is short and fairly easy, just some steps and different surfaces, like roots, you have to walk over. You can see the dock from the back of the house, so it's very close. The dock is large and in deep water. There was roughly 14-15 feet of water at the end of the dock. I brought my boat up and was able to tie up to the side of the dock with no trouble. Both of the slips are being used, so keep that in mind. The house was clean and well put together. Overall we had a great time and I would definitely recommend this house, especially if one of your main activities is getting out on the water.