This was the perfect location and home for our family of six who all arrived exhausted from their work schedules and were interested in reading, sunbathing, swimming and hiking. The home is tucked back in the woods and right on Lake Michigan…and about a 10 minute drive to beautiful and charming Harbor Springs. Everything was clean, well maintained, and the kitchen was well equipped although I did not test the knives as I brought my own ones. Between the comfortable, soft sofas in the living room; the beautiful deck area off the living room; and the seating area on the platform and on the beach--everyone found some glorious place to enjoy themselves and to savor the views. We also appreciated the layout of the house which allowed for one couple to be on the main level with their own bath; another couple to be in a bedroom with their own bathroom on the lower level; and four others sleeping in single beds (in two bedrooms) to share another bathroom (also on the lower level). We tend to avoid crowds so were thrilled with the small, private beach and kayak and spent most of our time there except for a wonderful afternoon at Sturgeon Bay, about 25 minutes north. For those who do not know the northern area of Michigan, there are lots of pebbles on many of the beaches and one must wade out far to swim. Finally, it was a pleasure to deal with the owner who was helpful and prompt in responding to our questions and returning our deposit. Everyone of us returned to our busy lives feeling refreshed and rested after our heavenly stay.