We were looking for a place with a beach at a lake, instead of the beach at the onean. We found it. What a great retreat, the Riverbend is! We went canoing on Mirror Lake, tubing on Broad River, fished and swimmed in the lake and the river. The kids enjoyed it very much, prefered it to the Lake Lure waterpark and beach - that we did try one day for their slides and water wars.
The location of the cabin is good; yes, you drive to the beach, but there are very few houses in Riverbend that are walking distance to the beach, plus, with all the floating and swimming gear, we would need the car anyway!
The cabin is very clean and we had everything we needed, viewing we cook all meals at home.
We highly recommend this place to any family, with kids or without, that want to enjoy the sun, the water and the nature in a quiet spot. We absolutely loved it! (we are a family of 5 + 2 dogs)