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Lake Front / Ski Wisp Cozy Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3* Bedroom 3 Baths Direct Lake Front, 5 minutes to Wisp

This 1,350 f^2 direct lakefront home is located 5 minutes to Wisp and sleeps 8.

There are two bedrooms on the lower level with steps to the lake, and one bedroom is actually an open loft.

With 3 baths, there is no wait to shower before evening activities. Bring your whole family and even a couple of friends, and stay in comfort.

There is a fully equipped kitchen and a large dinner table for everyone to have dinner together, but also try great eating out choices nearby. Do not forget to cook-out by the lake one night.

Linens are included

Roast chestnuts in the wood fireplace, and make use of a variety of books and games for a cozy evening. We hardly get around to watching TV there, but there is a nice TV with cable. Free wifi is available too, of course.

Dock your boat, bike, ski, kayak, swim and have fun!

More Details

Property Manager
Jackie Krakovsky
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Jackie Krakovsky

We are a family of four from Gaithersburg, MD. Our two daughters, today 17 and 13 love this place, and their older and younger cousins do too. The area offers exactly the kind of active vacations kids love, and parents need! We use our home in Deep Creek at least twice per year; one week to ski, and one week in the summer. Our friends and relatives come here often as well.

Jackie Krakovsky purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Jackie Krakovsky chose McHenry

We vacationed in the area for years, and always enjoyed it. One early June weekend, my older daughter and I came for a mud run on the top of Wisp. Then we took a couple of turns on the whitewater course. At dinner we were tired and happy, and discussed another wonderful day in the area. Then we turned to our old family conversation about how cool it would be to have a lakefront place that is also close to Wisp. The next day we rented a jet ski, and found ourselves staring at Lakewood from the water. As luck would have it, by the evening we were looking inside, and our pie in the sky dream quickly turned into reality. We've been ecstatic about this property ever since.


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Garrett County Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wisp Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pine Lodge
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Wisp Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary


Enjoy Breathtaking view of the frozen lake within five minutes of Wisp, and all the amenities and fun activities winter vacation can offer: Ski, snow tubing, snow boarding, hiking.

In the summer, rent a jet ski, a kayak or a boat or use the private dock just steps from your back door.

Public launch facilities are just a couple of minutes away, and we have a trailer parking area.

Do not miss the championship whitewater course at the top of Wisp mountain with activities for all levels.

You will love a family hike in the Swallow Falls State Park. Not only does it have beautiful waterfalls, it is the oldest forest on the East Coast.

If you mountain bike, take a quick ride to the Wisp area. There are amazing downhill and trail opportunities. Other biking choices are too numerous to mention.

Rope course, mountain coaster and other outdoor activities are too numerous to mention.

... And just in case it rains, we have an indoor swimming pool, plenty of games and a fireplace.

For dinner, we like nearby Pine Lodge, and Unos for both lunch and dinner (though do not forget you have a kitchen).

5 minutes to Wisp. When it's busy in the winter, we just pay for Valet parking and save lots of time. Or park at the top, by the adventure center. If you rent skies, definitely park at the top parking lot; there is no wait there for anything.

Have fun!


McHenry Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Walk Out Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen
    Kids Bedroom - 1 double , 1 child bed
  • Loft Bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Cleaning at check-in and check-out. Additional services are available upon request.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Lake Front / Ski Wisp Cozy Home
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Location was great but the house needs some TLC.

  • 3 of 5

The house is located in perfect distance from boat rentals and other water sport rentals as well as good restaurants. However the home was pretty dirty and in need of a thorough cleaning. I took it upon myself to knock all the spiderwebs down all over the deck. Some were inside as well. The screen doors were ready to fall off and not seating properly allowing bugs into the house. The futons were very uncomfortable for sleeping but okay for sitting. The AC struggled to maintain 68 and never got below 77 after the first night but we were outside most of the time. The jacuzzi tub in the master br is pretty old and probably outlawed these days due to the high suction that put a mark on my 2yo niece. Beware of children in the jacuzzi. I understand that this is a rental unit but home is very outdated in the kitchen and downstairs bathrooms. The upstairs bathroom appeared to have been updated recently so the other areas may be in future plans. All TVs were updated which was good for the kids. The boat slip being so close was awesome and key to our trip. I would not rent this particular property again.


  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Stay Right On the Water

  • 4 of 5

We got off to a rocky start, there was no key and were told there were no deck chairs. We also received a message the night before we left switching us from one place to another, all of which were annoying. But the place itself was really very nice -- it is clean and plenty big, as described. Beds and couch not particularly comfortable (couch is plastic I think) but reasonable for the price and location. Even though it is right on the Highway, condo was surprisingly quiet, which was a big bonus for me. This is right on the water and in what I would gather is the middle of Deep Creek, restaurants easily accessible, 6 mins to Wisp and about 30 to whitewater rafting in Friendsville. Nice but small deck, where there were chairs but they were replaced on the second day (same chairs just newer). There are two fire pits below for common use. This is a small maybe 20 unit condo development and about half or fewer were in use. All in all, worked out great for our three days.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I apologize for the mix-up with units and keys. The substituted unit was identical and in the same row of townhouses. I believe we delivered the keys right-away. Deep Creek shore is traced by a road in most residential areas, and most of it is called Garrett Highway. In that sense, every development is off a highway, but homes are far enough and separated enough to be quiet. Unusual for Lakewood is that it is actually on the lake side of the road. There are ony a fe developments like this. Many "lake front" homes actually are across the road from the lake. When I came up during your stay, I saw at least one car in every assigned space, but that was in the evening. In any case, about half of the units at Lakewood are not rented, so owners might or might not be there.
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  • 4 of 5

Great family vacation spot

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I came here for Senior Week, and it was amazing! The view was great and there was so much to do. We went paddle boarding, white water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and antiquing. We stopped by The Popcorn Factory and Deep Creek Donuts. The house is close to all of these things as well as a ShopRite, and WalMart isn't too far away. The house was very clean and fit exactly our needs. Thank you for a great house that made our trip possible! I would highly recommend this rental to families as well as seniors, as long as you are quiet and considerate to the neighbors.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice lakefront townhouse

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be lakefront, then this is the place for you! Enjoy the view from the deck or walk down the steps to the swing benches lakeside. The townhouse provides 2 bedrooms and 2 baths downstairs. The other bedroom and bath is up on the loft. The living room and big dining table area provide ample space for family gathering. Kitchen has all the supplies needed. We found the check in services at a local rental company office to be efficient and convenient. Clean sheets and towels are included. Pets are permitted.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bring your boat!

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed the townhouse, especially the beach area and slip for our boat. Of course, the beautiful weather didn't hurt, either.

The townhouse was well-appointed and comfortable. Having 3 bathrooms was fabulous. The owner was responsive and the local real estate company checked in on us. We had a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean-up $50
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
From time to time, we update furniture and decorations, so colors and decorations may vary.

Contact the owner for additional units.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.