The house was very clean, comfortable and well insulated (it was VERY cold in Michigan that week.) Excellent view of the lake and winter sunrises. The owners were very accommodating and friendly, but not intrusive (they live across the street.) It is at least 15 minutes from just about anything, but only about 20 minutes from Ann Arbor. Be aware that there is no internet, spotty cellphone service, and no cable for the TV; we didn't mind terribly for our four night stay, but some people might. The house is very well supplied with video tapes, games and puzzles and children's toys. We had a very pleasant, relaxing time, which is what we were after.