The house exceeded our expectations in all aspects. It is situated in the woods, a easy 5 minute walk to the lake with its sandy beach. We could not ski or do many outdoor things due to unseasonably warm but rainy weather. However, we managed to walk in the woods and explored the surrounding neighborhood most of the days. The best part about the house is that it is very spacious and self-sufficient. There were plenty of things for us to do inside the house, e.g. pingpong, pool, fusball, shuffle board, X-box games, etc. The large living room with cathedral ceiling and the great room have comfortable seating and plenty of space for 3 kids to play and adults to relax.
The good quality appliances, cookware, dishes made it easy for a family of 9 to cook and clean. Steve and Sandy were extremely responsive. When we could not find a tea kettle and additional dish towels, they immediately ordered those through Amazon and we got them the following day. They also had plenty of firewood delivered to the house though we did not use them since we did not want to use the fire place with children around.
Each of our three families occupied one floor, which was just about perfect. There are even a high chair, a crib and gates for the stairways to keep babies and children safe. The place was very clean and comfortably furnished with a nice flow. We would definitely consider renting it again in the future.