We had a wonderful time at the cottage! We have 3 children, ages 10, 8 and 2. All of them enjoyed the vacation. The lake is shallow for a ways out, so our 2 year old could play in the water safely. Our 10 year old and 8 year old are great swimmers and still had a great time in water. We paddle boated, used the row boated, fished but didn't catch anything. The star gazing at night was fantastic-we saw many shooting stars-something my city kids have never seen. The cottage was very comfortable, everything you could need was there. My 2 year old was super excited to find a cabinet full of toys. I was concerned that there was no air conditioning, however, it was very cool at night-I was grateful for the extra blankets. An older review stated that not many windows opened, but some changes must have been made, because windows in every room opened. We enjoyed Tranverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes. A drive in movie theatre is about 15 minutes away. A great horse back riding place is also a 10 minute drive. Overall, it was a wonderful trip!