I was afraid that the house would be too far from the lake. But OH NO. It was a nice walk down to the very comfortable dock area and not far at all. The front yard and back yard were enormous and the family loved playing out there for hours every day. We played in the back yard and the deer played in the front. The location is very close to shopping either by boat or by car. So peaceful. The house is fabulous, with everything anyone could possibly want. It was a WONDERFUL vacation.