We rented this house for a get together of grandparents and cousins. As is spread out, this house was convenient to those both in NY and BOS. The long and the short of it is that the house was amazing. We had a kids (ages 3,4,6 and 9 - as well as a visit from kids up to 13) as well as parents and grandparents. And it was a HUGE HIT. We have rented houses for years to host this week long vacation and without any reservation, this was the best one. The kids loved the gentle sloping beach, and the warm, calm water. Getting down to the water was easy for grandparents and the dock was nice and stable for them to be down by the water.
Inside the house was amazing, the place felt like it was designed and built by someone who simply said yes when an option was offered.
Whether it was the huge (cool) basement with the pool table, ping-pong table, exercise area, and big TV.
The ground floor with the open floor plan great for a group to mingle while food is being made. While the dining area was beautiful we ate out on the deck each night. The dinners out on the deck were idyllic (almost no bugs). Many hours were spent enjoying each others company on the deck.
Then the bedrooms upstairs were amazing. Two basic bedrooms, then two of the most impressive masters suites that I have ever seen. Large TVs, incredible bathrooms, everyone was amazed.
Overall the place was a great place for a family to get together. Every year we take a couple day trips to a better beach, a zoo, or some other place. This year we never left. We could never convince ourselves to leave such an amazing place (there was one trip to waterslides that are less than a mile away). Also be sure to check out the rope swings across the lake (on the other side of the island), they are a great kayak or canoe destination.
I cannot recommend this place enough, I hope your family enjoys it as much as ours did.