We enjoyed this house with our daughter, son in law and 2 grandchildren. The weather was very cold and rainy. We only went in the water one day. The water was clear and shallow to the end of the dock. The kids enjoyed the sand and played in it daily. The house was clean, comfortable and well appointed. Due to the weather we traveled to Traverse City, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Petoskey. This house was convent to all. The gas grill is a plus. We could cook dinner and still keep an eye on the kids playing in the sand.