My primary purpose with this listing is to find guests who would be a good fit for the property. It's in a residential area, on Colington Island, 3 miles behind the Wright Memorial at Milepost 8, and about a 10 minute drive to the beach. I'm good friends with my neighbor, so it's a better fit for families, couples, and mature groups than party groups. Please contact me before booking so I can be sure your expectations will be met! Thanks! I also own two other VRBO listings https://www.vrbo.com/752696?unitId=1300634 and https://www.vrbo.com/719651?unitId=1267589 - John
Hello, and welcome to the Otter Creek Rental House page!
I designed and built the home 17 years ago to see if I could do it. Ended up having a ton of fun, and started designing and building homes professionally shortly thereafter, handing over my Real Estate Sales business to my wife, Heather VanderMyde. It was our primary home until this year, and we spent several months working on it, bringing it up to rental standards. Still not perfect, but getting there.
My carpenters named it Otter Creek because Otters would come play on the icy canal in front of the house during the winter they were building it. We've continued to see Otters occasionally over the years, usually in the mornings, coming out of the creek that drains the nearby wetlands into the sound.
It's a four bedroom, two bath house, with two king beds upstairs and two twin bedrooms downstairs. All mattresses are the thick foam type, and the twin beds downstairs can be pushed together and bound with a strap if a king bed is preferred.
The kitchen is set up for a cook, with two sinks, a new Samsung gas range, with a strong vent to the outside to keep the smoke down while searing. The wrap around bar makes it fun to entertain while cooking. I have tried to include everything a serious cook needs, including kitchen scale, instant thermometer, sharp knives, and everything else you'd expect. If there is an item you need that's missing, I will bring it!
The main TV is a 60" with Dish Network DVR, and the king rooms both have TVs with the same DVR service. The TV can be played through the stereo with subwoofer for better sound.
Internet is DSL with a wireless network - about 25 mbs.
I just bought a new hot tub for the deck of the master - it's a 6 person tub, with great views. To keep my regular rates low, there is a $100 fee to pay for the service & power. I try to leave it unfilled and off if I get breaks between rentals, so be sure to request it if you'd like it!
The house is largely powered by an 8 kW solar array on the roof. It also has a Tesla Wall Charger in the garage for my fellow Tesla owners.
It's a very private location with a large fenced yard, with a gate over the driveway. The entry is on the soundside screen porch, or through the garages downstairs, which will be open to guests.
I recently remodeled it with vinyl plank flooring to make it very pet friendly, and it also has a deck / boat lift to make getting kayaks and dogs in and out of the sound easy. The yard is huge and entirely fenced in, with a gate across the driveway.
Feel free to ask me any questions not answered above, I'm looking forward to having our guests enjoy it as much as we did for the last 17 years!