The house worked very well for vacationing with our adult children, our six young children, and my elderly mother during the week of Thanksgiving. Just behind the backyard is a fun trail that leads to a great park with two playgrounds, a boating area, shuffle board, disc golf course, etc. As for the house, the open den and kitchen area accommodated us well for eating and socializing. Young children, of course, have to be watched carefully if they are near the staircase leading to the bedrooms. There are a few updates that would make the stay even more enjoyable, but the Sanders proved to be wonderful renters who were very responsive and helpful! We had a great time!