Our family (2 adults + 3 teenage children) stayed at this house for 2 weeks in August 2012. The description and photos reflect the house's picturesque location. The house had everything a family needs - diswasher, large dining room table, outdoor furniture, washing machine and drier, 3 bikes (one for a tall person) etc. The master bedroom had a large en-suite bathroom. The other bedrooms, which had bunk beds, were apprpriate for the children, and had a bathroom with a shower. We especially enjoyed feeding the ducks everyday and just relaxing on the grass by the water. The caretaker was extremely helpful and went over and beyond the call of duty to help us with sightseeing recommendations and problem solving (our daughter got sick and we needed a doctor).There is a village nearby (Langweer-about a km. or a 15 minute walk) which has everything you need - a grocery store, restaurants, shops, etc. A little further there is a larger town (Joure) which has supermarkets, stores and even a museum. The only (minor) problem that we encountered was that we could not rent a canoe or rowboat to use on the lake - only a motorboat. We did enjoy swimming in the lake and we understand that the owner will be installing a ladder so that it will be easier to get in and out of the water. There are numerous picturesque villages nearby to visit (Hinderloopen, Sloten) as well as larger cities somewhat further away (Sneek). We had a wonderful relaxing vacation and highly recommend the place to other families.