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Quaint Lake Front Cottage with Dock

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This charming stone home rests on 1.35 acres with 175 feet of lake frontage. You will enjoy the private dock, large shade trees and spacious green lawn for picnics, soccer and softball games. This cottage is located minutes from Red Arrow Marina and a public landing so boat ramp and water equipment rentals are all nearby. The towns of Ketchum, Grove, Langley and Vinita are all within a 15 to 30 minute drive for your enjoyment of golf, tennis, beaches, parks, theatres, shopping, sightseeing and dining out.

The home has 3,000 sq foot with 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths for your family and friends to share. Large picture windows and sliding glass doors allow for lake view from many rooms. There is a welcoming front porch and balcony that extends across the back of the home leading to a charming circular patio furnished with gas grill and outdoor furniture for your enjoyment.

The home is quite suitable for ‘gathering friends and family’ as there are 2 levels with comfortable living room and 3 bedrooms on each floor. The upstairs has full kitchen open to the dining and living area, the lower level has sink, refrigerator and microwave for quick meals and snacks. Both living areas have flat screen TV’s, wood burning stoves, and great views of the lake. The lower living area offers a pool table and game area as well.

Keywords: lakeside, cottage, cabin, vacation home, vacation rental

More Details

Janae Smucker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Janae Smucker

My husband and I hold full time jobs as well as parenting our large and busy family. We relish ‘getting away’ from our hectic life style to a place of peace and quiet to enjoy one another and the simple pleasures in life. The cottage offers our family a place where we can re-connect. That is why we have this lake home! We would like to share it with you for the same reasons and hope your time will be greatly enjoyed at The Gathering Cottage!

Janae Smucker purchased this house in 2009

Why Janae Smucker chose Oklahoma

We bought this lakeside stone cottage as it has been a charming place for our extended family to ‘come away’ for fun and refreshing for years. We have enjoyed fishing, boating, inter-tubing, canoeing, swimming from the dock and just relaxing with the lovely lake view. It has been a place of enjoyment, and ‘peace of mind’ for our family for some time. We are sure you will feel the same and are glad to share it with you!

What makes this house unique



Black Bass-year round. Winter can be great if the lake is not muddy.

Crappie-October till June. Summer months are usually tough

White Bass-January thru November. We always catch the biggest ones in January and February, spawners in the river in March and April, great fishing in the main lake all summer, points in the fall.

Catfish-year round. Big Blue Cats over 30 lbs., November, December, and March

Spoonbill snagging- December, January in the lake; February, March, April in the river


Deer hunting is one of the most popular pastimes for Sooner hunters. In fact, these days are golden if you hunt deer in our state; our deer numbers are exploding and the quality of our bucks gets better each season! A national deer-hunting publication recently rated Oklahoma as one of the Top 10 states for whitetail hunting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Janae!

We are finally home and recovered from our wonderful trip to Grand Lake. We had such a great time at your home. It was so spacious and relaxing- a perfect getaway for our family. The view of the lake from both levels was stunning! It was the perfect scene to wake up to each and every morning.

What I loved about the house the most were the two huge living areas. The kids were downstairs playing games and watching movies while we could fix supper or enjoy some adult conversation without interruption,.

We also loved the gentle slope to the water and swimming off the dock. It was so hot, we couldn't keep from jumping in! My youngest son even caught a catfish off the side of the dock, which was pretty exciting!

We spent a lot of our time on the pontoon boat, fishing in the morning and evening. It was sort of a waste to venture out, though, the water around the dock was like glass- no wake, no waves- and perfect for fishing. Not too far from the house, I personally caught over 8 catfish and bass, which made me very happy!

Your home was absolutely beautiful, and had everything we needed. I can't thank you enough for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cottage! The memories will last me and my family a lifetime! I will be emailing you to book our future stay!
Jul 2010
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Afton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private off master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , pull man bath between bedroom 2 and den/bedroom 6
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , pullman between bedroom 3 and 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Den, may double as bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Quaint Lake Front Cottage with Dock
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 53 reviews

Relaxing, accommodating, and FUN!!

  • 5 of 5

We love this part of the lake!!! This house was perfect for us. We had 3 separate families with children ranging from 4 to 15. It had something for all of us. The layout was perfect. It has space to spread out and space for us to gather together. We enjoyed swimming off of the dock, watching the beautiful sunset over the calm water, and of course s'mores from the fire pit! Which was a sweet surprise left for us from Janae. This is my second time renting from Janae and she has been very accommodating and very quick to respond. Thank you for a great family weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear July Guests, Thank you for the kind thoughts and words! Your family has been a pleasure to work with and you are welcome again at any time! Janae
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Perfect place for ladies getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect place for our group to gather for our annual lake stay. There is plenty of room, the access to the dock is fantastic, and Janae is absolutely the best property manager I have ever worked with. We love, love, love it!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need Great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation with two families staying at this location and the home next door, also owned by the Smuckers. Both properties were very well appointed, had everything we needed. Very roomy, excellent views, caught some bass and catfish off the dock. Everyone had a great time. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Summer Time Guests, So glad that you had a great time and found both cottages to be comfortable. The fish catch off the dock is always exciting! In fact, we have annually had guests at the home participating in the Bass Pro Tournament and several have caught some of the largest weight fish right near our dock! Please do come stay again next time you visit Grand Lake!
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and neat. Will return again and again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thanks for being so great to work with! You are welcome again and again! Janae
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Secret Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We are annual guests (8 adults, 2 children) and have been for a few years. We have a fantastic time every year and frankly did not ever want to write a review because we didn't want too many people choosing this cottage so it was more available for us! But, having had a change of heart we figure the owner deserves a pat on the back. This is a nicely situated property on a quiet part of the lake. It is an older home that has been modernized without loosing the 'old style feel'. It is definitely well maintained, well furnished and has always been clean and comfortable. The owner is super great to work with. This is our choice for our annual private retreat!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How nice of you to write a review! I hope you continue to enjoy the lake cottage for many years, your family has been great guests!
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  • 5 of 5

Loved this house and all the amenities!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Glad you had a great time!
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Rates & Availability

Afton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $400

Pets allowed only by permission of owner.
No Summer 2 night weekend reservations taken, summer weekend reservation minimum is 3 nights.
Holiday visits are an additional $100/night for a 3 night minimum, including:
New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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