"Our family of 12 adults and 3 kids stayed here for 10 days. This house has something for everyone. The home is gorgeous, well designed, tastefully decorated, warm and welcoming. It has a perfect layout for large groups with a wonderful open kitchen/dining room/living room with large fireplace and plenty of seating. The kitchen is a cook's paradise, and easily accommodates several cooks, with lots of storage, and very nice appliances. There are plenty of spaces to retreat, as well, both inside and out. The media room was (unfortunately!) well used during our stay, because it was quite rainy. But that room was a great place for kids to play (with toys provided by the owners, including--big hit with one of our family members: Thomas trains and tracks), and watch t.v., or for adults to watch t.v. without having the t.v. dominate other activities. There is also a ping pong table in the garage that saw a lot of action during our stay. The sport court is fantastic. We had several lively pickle ball games, as well as basketball, and there were plenty of trikes for the kids to ride around on the paved court. There are also tons of beach toys for kids to use in the sand, and a trampoline island to swim to in the Lake. The Lake is clean, clear, surprisingly warm water (for those of us used to icy northwest lakes!). There's also a charming little stream on the property that was especially attractive to our toddler. There is ample seating inside and out for guests of all ages. The covered portion of the deck was especially nice on rainy days. We used the separate little cabin, which is very accessible (one step up), and quite handy for someone who has difficulty with stairs. The upstairs bunk room is so comfortable for kids--a great play area, with plenty of space to spread out, and separate enough from the rest of the house. It also has its own bathroom. The master bedroom/bath also has a small deck that overlooks the lake. All of the other bedrooms are spacious, with plenty of storage space and very nicely decorated and maintained. The laundry room upstairs is very handy, modern and easy to use. The house is so well equipped in every respect--kitchen, bedrooms, everything you need is there! And, for tall people (our family has 2 over 6'5") the showers, doors, and ceilings gave them the space they loved! It's obvious that the owners put a lot of thought and a lot of love into this property. I can't recommend it highly enough. It really is a premier property."
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 12, 2016