Wow! The pictures really capture this beautiful historic house – and the view from the huge porch is amazing as well. We had four adults and four older teens, and it was the perfect size for us, and the pool table and yard (for playing cornhole, which we brought) were a big hit. Having a large table indoors and outdoors was also great for group meals, and kitchen is very well stocked. Really, everything you might need is there, from extra towels to dog dishes – jamie and the homeowners have been incredibly thoughtful, and the house itself is really special, especially the many wood-frame windows, doors, staircase and built-ins. The trip up & down 60+ stairs to the lake also helps you reach your fitness goals… We enjoyed kayaking and paddle-boarding with the equipment provided, and also biked on nearby bike trails. The lake has a lot of vegetation, so not the best for swimming, so we also spent a lot of time at the nearby lake michigan beach, which is walkable (25 min or so) or an easy bike ride or very short drive. There was a great food truck at the beach parking lot several of the days we were there. The house is part of a 120 year old private association; that and the location of the steps down to the lake contribute to it not being very private for visitors, as people regularly walk across the front (lakeside) yard to reach the stairs or a neighbor’s house–it’s also likely that someone will help you remember the parking and speed limit rules if needed. Overall, it was beautiful and there is a lot to do in the area, and jamie is an amazing host!