My husband & I loved the Alex Cottage! It was perfect for our needs, which was just for a weekend getaway. Even though it was October, we still took long walks on the beach & even walked down to sit & listen to the waves in the dark late at night, so the proximity to the beach was great. Because it was an unusually warm weekend, the heat did not need to be on in the cottage when we arrived, but after a quick phone call to the office, to learn how to turn it down, that problem was solved in no time. My only complaint is that it would be better if there was actually a regular sized couch to sit on instead of a love seat & some chairs. I was also interested in looking at the other houses on the property, to possibly rent in the future with the rest of my family, & after making another call to the office, we were given access to be able to tour the Sawyer & the Brandon houses. (The Grace was occupied) They were both absolutely beautiful with stunning views of the lake. We hope to be able to return & stay at any of the properties in the future with more members of our family. We are frequent visitors to the area & so far this is my favorite place that we have stayed.