This cottage was a wonderful place to spend Christmas with our family. We had to be in Midland, MI for our daughter's wedding on the 28th of December and this cottage in Bay City worked out wonderfully! We had 8 people there and were very comfortable. It was very clean and the living space made it easy to stretch out for all of us (especially in front of the large fireplace!). The kids had a great time "shoe-skating" out on the frozen bay and it was a certain plus to be only 10 minutes away from the Bay City Mall! Bob (the owner) was a dream to work with and seemed to enjoy having us use the place as much as we enjoyed being there. I would highly recommend this rental.