The cottage was very comfortable and among the cleanest vacation rentals, if not the cleanest I've ever seen. While you do walk or ride to the beach landing, there is a great view of the lake from the front windows or yard. Washer and dryer work well, which is very convenient. We had three guests total, but there would have been room for several more. The cabin is spic and span, and nicely furnished. Close to Manistee River for kayaking or fishing. Easy drive to Traverse City. Fife Lake is picturesque itself.