We were hoping to have the beautiful house on a lake live up to the pictures on the website, but we were pleasantly surprised to find the grounds and amenities even lovlier than expected! We spent most of our time on the deck reading, but also made it a point to see every sunrise and sunset from that vantage point as well. Kitchen was better equipped than mine at home(!), and extensive CD, movie and game collection were all bonuses. Neighbors were friendly-most were waving to us by the end of day two-and Howard City offered several restaurants and convenient grocery shopping. We enjoyed a concert in the park one night and hit the ice cream stand as well. Side trips to Grand Haven to the Meijer Garden and Grand Haven for the Coast Gusrd festival rounded out the week. There were only two of us, so we didn't even use the entire lower level. We are already looking at calendars to plan a return trip next summer.. Hosts Colin and Helen made everything so easy in terms of arrangements. I have booked many trips over the Internet, some great, some good and some not so good. This one counts among the 'greats'.