Our stay in this lovely home was idyllic. The well maintained house has a nicely stocked kitchen which accommodated all our cooking needs to prepare food for nine people. The dining room will accommodate 8-12 utilizing both the dining table and an adjacent bar with stools.
Outdoors the lawn makes a gradual descent to the lake and the sweet little beach area. Our granddaughters loved playing in the shallow water right along the shore. The water slopes out gradually to swimming depth. The bottom is a combination of sand, mud, and slippery rocks so water shoes are beneficial, but the water is clear and lovely. Summer has been cool this year but the water temperature was pleasant--probably around 75-77.
The weather during our stay was perfect and we enjoyed spending time on the deck, at the beach and around the fire pit. There are an abundant supply of lawn chairs and they are easy to move from one area to another. There are also a number of yard games and beach toys in the little shed.
The pontoon boat was new so of course was in great condition. We took advantage of several cruises up and down the lake which was especially enjoyable shortly before sunset.
We traveled to Sleeping Bear Dunes and also to Castle Farms and enjoyed these excursions. There are tons of shops in Traverse City if shopping is part of your agenda.
Our group was three generations and the property and the surrounding area provided diverse entertainment for all of us from 6 to 70. I would heartily recommend this property for a serene and refreshing vacation.