Clean, Quiet, w/ a Sandy Beach... Excellent Week Away!
My wife,daughter (<1 yr), and I met up with my brother and his family of four (3 kids under 7 or so) for a week in mid-June. Upon arrival, we found the cottage to be precisely as described, clean, in good condition, and of acceptable size for our group. The property manager, Teri, was extremely polite and inviting without being over bearing. She stopped to check-in on us on arrival, and later checked back when she discovered a few toys had floated down the beach; but overall, while she was available, she allowed us the privacy to enjoy the week without interruption.
The kids loved the upstairs bunk room, and their folks found the adjacent bedroom comfortable. We liked the fact that their family had it's own upstairs space, while my wife and I took the downstairs bedroom for the 3 of us. While it was admittedly tight, we had ample space for a pack-n-play and the three of us slept like babies after our long days in the sun.
Inside, we found anything and everything necessary to make our week comfortable, though we really just utilized the cottage as a place to eat and sleep, and instead spent the vast majority of the time on the beach, in the boat, or on the deck. In the mornings, the sun porch provided a nice retreat for those waking early, and the kitchen/dining room proved more than adequate to serve breakfast and other meals. For the remainder of the time, the large sandy beach and nice shallow water kept the kids entertained for hours. We found the fact that the docks on both sides of the property (one is the neighbors) provided a very nice defining line for the kids, which allowed us to enjoy our stay without constant reminders to stay close. The paddle boat provided the oldest kid his own personal toy for the week... I think he'd have slept in it if we left him... and the others enjoyed taking their own occasional rides. The dock proved to be shallow, but at about 18-inches deep, was just deep enough to tie my inboard ski boat. Larger boats may require a mooring buoy, as the lake does drop off nicely just off the dock a few yards. We credit the shallowness of the lake to it's warmth, as even with a colder than normal spring, it was more than swim-able in mid-June. We skied and tubed, and aside from some areas of tall weeds, enjoyed the layout of the lake. It's very long and had plenty of coves to always provide a calm spot for a couple of us to slalom.
We're already working out which week the 8 of us can arrange to do it again next season!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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