Laura's house was perfect. We had our 4 daughters and their families (9 grandkids) and everyone had their own space. There were many places to gather, so we weren't on top of each other and could all gather as a group, or find places for separate activities, conversations. Loved the lake- fun fishing, swimming, boats. Hot tub was a pampering touch we enjoyed. Two refrigerators made it easy to bring our own food and cook for 18 (we found enough pots, etc too). The wide, clean, level lawn was great for kids to play, and a nice buffer if little ones headed towards the lake. Laura also has plenty of life vests, but we did bring our own for the little kids.