If you are looking for peace and serenity, Deer Lake is it! The cottage is about twenty miles from Grand Rapids and is not difficult to find. It was outfitted with comfortable furniture, a great bed and a wonderful bathroom--especially the shower. Dishes and glasses were quite sparse. While equipment was available for kayaking, I did not use it but did enjoy the dock. Communication with the owner was easy and helpful. I do hope to return in the future.