This property was available on short notice (just a couple weeks) before labor day.
Interpersonal: Communication between the owner/property manager was great, speedy and informative. We had trouble finding it at first and received a quick call back to help locate the rental.
Beach: On google Earth there looks like a long road to the waterfront. It's very walkable with small children (ages 10-13). You can easily drive to the beach as well. It's like a very long, long driveway. Kind of fun and adds to the seclusion. Fantastic for dogs. I wished I had the kids bikes but the road can be a bit steep so perhaps it was for the best. The waterfront is spacious. Plenty of chairs. A canoe seating 3 was provided which was fantastic. Also, the kids couldn't get enough of the paddle boat that seats 4. Ages 10 to 13 were totally fine to take it out on their own. The bottom of the pond/lake is sandy. It was chilly so we didn't get much swimming time. Kids preferred to use water toys. I would add that although the water is clean it is quick mucky and rocky. I don't mean pebbly either. Be prepared to not touch the bottom. Areas of the pond are very shallow (knee deep) in the middle of the pond. Not a big deal for water toys. If you are looking for a swimming lake and are used to seeing the bottom of the pond this might not be the best choice for you. Great fire pit. Sun and shade.
House: It's historic and modern all at the same time. When you first walk in it's like stepping back in time. Handcrafted everything. So be prepared for a rustic look and feel. We slept 8 comfortably. There are 3 queen beds and then a queen mattress that can be put on the floor in one of the upstairs rooms. Beds were really comfortable. Plenty of blankets and sheets and towels. Wifi is very slow and spotty but if you are vacationing then you should be concentrated on vacationing anyway so I see it as a plus. Kitchen well stocked with everything you need, large fridge and dishwasher. Note that showering and washing your hands could cause a problem. It was a little unexpected but wasn't a big deal once we figured it out. Really only one water user at a time.
Surrounding Area: there is a general store where you can get a quick bite to eat. The store selection is similar to what you find at a large gas station mart. Plan ahead for short trips. Going to the store is a bit of a pain. Ate in Hillsboro at pizza place that was very good.