We've stayed in a few vacation rentals, and this one was our favorite. Most places are set up like a hotel, with the few amenities that you need to get by. This was like a home away from home. It has everything you need. All the dishes and appliances that you need, as well as books, games, magazines, etc. The pond water is actually blue, which gives it a great tropical feel, and the fountain makes the most wonderful and peaceful waterfall sound all day. There is a paddleboat, canoe, and kayak on the beach, as well as the large boat in the photo. The large boat is fun for the kids to play in and pretend to drive, and even has a card table and couch inside. The beach area was so much fun, that the kids didn't want to do anything else. The beach and pond are private to the cabin, so you don't have to share them with anyone else. The cabin and pond are totally surrounded by trees and very private. It was wonderful to just sit on the upper deck and enjoy the scenery. The owner was very nice! He told us about all of the things to do in the area, and even drove his army jeep back and let my boys sit in it for a picture. We will be coming back next year!!