The house has all the comforts of home and is exceptionally clean. He even has wifi and netflix on the TV set up, which made life easier for me and my kids. The fire pit out back is also excellent-one of the best I've seen. The only negative is getting to the beach is a process...either 100 stairs following a short walk (.2 miles away) or a half mile walk/drive down a road to the beach with a locked gate. The road is easier on the legs and opens to a better (beautiful!) beach. However it was difficult for my small children and older parents to navigate the terrain there as you are essentially walking down an old, broken up boat ramp. If you are handicapped, or simply not agile...take the 10 minute drive south the public beach in south haven....which is one of the nicest public beaches in the US. Rod was an excellent host...we will be back!