We waited too long to book this trip, then struggled to find an affordable rental that would accommodate our entire family (six adult children plus six small grandchildren). This cottage was perfect! It’s not huge, but is very smartly designed with multiple gathering spaces inside and out. We loved the covered porch for morning coffee, and we cooked out on the patio and ate in the pavilion. The kitchen accommodated cooking for a dozen people and gave the adults room to play cards and board games in the evenings. We enjoyed the nearby town of Lake Ann and spent several hours at the playground, brewery (live music on Tuesday nights), and coffee shop, but also loved that the Dunes and Traverse City were only 20 min away. This was a hidden gem, and a bargain compared to most other rentals that sleep 12! The setting was very private and scenic, and safe for small children to explore. Loved it!