My family and I stayed for 1 week and had an excellent time! The house is laid out wonderfully and easily works for 10 people. With the separate full kitchen and living area downstairs we never felt crowded or in each other’s way…even with 3 small grandchildren present. It would have been nice to have access to one of the garages for storage of things like our bikes but it worked out fine without it. The lake is shallow overall but very enjoyable. We had a 21 foot pontoon boat with a 115 hp motor and had no issues getting in and out of the docking area. Be aware that there isn’t a marina on the lake so you have to bring fuel for your boat. The lake is pretty quite so kayaking or paddle boarding is safe and convenient. Taylor’s Lakeside Retreat is definitely on our list of places to return to for our family gatherings!