This is an extremely well kept cottage that served my family (of 7) and I very well during a recent week long vacation. It is located right next to the lake and there are a couple restaurants/bars/and gas stations in walking distance. It is also about 40 minutes north of Grand Rapids, which is a lovely city with many things to do. The deck is as nice as you see in the picture - we ate many meals out there. The only caveats with this rental are that the restaurant and bar across the street can get very noisy on the weekends and there is no major grocery store or Walmart/Target close by (all 30+ minutes away). That being said, I highly recommend this rental. The owner, Robert, is kind and very helpful and will go to great lengths to take care of you.