We stayed here on the last weekend of October, arriving Thursday afternoon and leaving Monday. We had been up to Big Bear a couple of times, but decided we wanted to stay on the North Shore to get more light. I was concerned that we would be too isolated from the village, but we weren't really that far by car, and I actually appreciated it being quiet. This house is cozy and warm and has a lot of character to it. And it was very CLEAN! I have a feeling that this house has been in the same family for a long time because I feel it has a personal touch. First off, the views did not disappoint. There are wonderful views of the lake and mountains from the living room. One night we enjoyed cocktails on the deck after the sun went down and we enjoyed seeing all the houses lit up across the lake while listening to the wind through the trees. The deck is large and wonderful. I was concerned hearing traffic on North Shore Drive down below, but it was fine. The living room is quite roomy and the large fireplace is wonderful. We had a fire every night (there is no gas in the fireplace, so you have to bring your own starter material). The master bedroom was fine. It's not large, but it was fine. The bathroom is located at the opposite end of the house, but that didn't bother us. It's large with a big shower. The kitchen was also fine with a dining area adjacent. It's a little quirky, but it works. You could also set up a card table and eat dinner in the living room, or eat out on the deck when the weather is warm enough. You do have to climb some stairs to the house and then a few more to get to the house, but it's fine. The hardest trip is taking up your bags. After that, it's fine. Really, I could not find another house this close to the lake that was reasonable. it's great for a couple or a family with a couple of kids, as there is a second bedroom. The couch pulls out to sleep two, so you could put more kids there, but six adults there might get cramped with only two bedrooms and one bath. The property management was helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay here again, and maybe in the near future. Value value value! Highly recommended!