My husband and I stayed with another couple and really enjoyed the indoor and outdoor living areas. We stayed over the Fourth of July holiday and were able to view the fireworks in Marathon from the deck. The house was very comfortable and had plenty of towels so we didn't have to worry about doing a lot of laundry. The deck is gorgeous, and there is plenty of seating. It wasn't comfortable swimming off the deck, but it is perfect if you plan to rent a boat. The nicest beach we visited was in Bahia Honda state park. It was about a half hour ride from the house, but had beach chair rentals and beautiful blue water.