I'm a single mom of a 14 year old. We rented the cottage for Labor Day weekend. We were able to bring our pet cat which was a bonus. He's old and gets lonely easily...I just couldn't bare to leave him behind for a 3-day weekend. It had been difficult all summer to find an affordable cottage that also allows pets, but this one actually fit my budget. Usually things that fit my budget don't come with beauty, tranquility or excitement. This came with all 3! I was really surprised and relieved. My teenager assumed the same before we arrived and also thought she would be bored. But before I knew it she was begging to go exploring around the cottage and had a blast when I took her for a dune ride by Silver Lake. We both did. The scenery was amazing. We were spoiled rotten with all the farm fresh fruits and veggies that surrounded the area. The cottage was clean, quiet and equipped with all kinds of helpful necessities including maps and flyers for local entertainment. There was more space than we needed. I could see myself renting it with extended family or friends one day. My daughter has already made me promise to take her back. So, it did pass the "teen test". Which is surprising since she had to somehow survive with out texting or the internet;) We highly recommend it.