We rented this property for our children and grandchildren to join us for a week. Upon arriving it was evident that we were the first to use it in quite a while. The house was musty and smelled of mold. We discovered the mold problem which was an old chest in one of the bedrooms. We removed it from the house, opened up the windows and gave the place a good cleaning with disinfectant. Our initial reaction was, wow, they could have at least aired out the place for us. However, after taking care of the airing out ourselves, we were able to sit back and relax and enjoy the area and the beach. This property is definitely set up for a family to use. You have to have the mind set that it is a cabin/house in a wooded area, thus there are going to be cob webs/spiders, etc. to clean and sweep away. The owner does a good job of providing the necessary elements, beach chairs/items, bicycles, toys, games, etc. to make a family enjoy their time. The village of Michiana Shores is a warm and inviting community. The beach area is great and accessible by walking or riding a bike.