We rented this lakefront home the week of our sons graduation from Notre Dame and we were thrilled with the location (25-30 minutes from campus) as well as the house itself. The core group included grandparents, parents and siblings of the graduate (8 people, ages 74 to 9). The location is peaceful and beautiful; swans and blue herons on the lake, Baltimore Orioles visiting the huge deck daily, no immediate neighbors and the house had all we needed and more (although bottled water for drinking purposes is recommended). We hosted a small party for the graduate and his roomates and the large side yard, deck and lake suited this purpose very well. We enjoyed fishing (brought our own rods) and boating on the lake. The homeowners had a few yard games (bocce and corn hole toss was a hit!) available. Not any really close grocery store, but as we were in and out of South Bend a lot, we were able to pick up supplies within 20 minutes of the cottage. We could have easily slept a few more people in this house, too. The beds were quite comfortable and the great room area was nice for all to "hang out". I would love to come back and just enjoy the peaceful nature this cottage has to offer as well as explore the areas north and west of the cottage! Maybe in the near future!