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Charming Lake Front Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom lakefront house

Happy Ours is a lakefront property with its own dock. Bring your boat or Jet Ski or rent one there. The house isn’t fancy (“rustic” is more appropriate) but the property is absolutely beautiful on a quiet part of the lake with less boat traffic than most parts of the lake. The house can comfortably sleep 14, and the large kitchen will allow you to cook or bbq your meals. The house is just a short drive or boat ride to restaurants, the movie theater and The Creamery (DCL's best ice cream). Spend your day tubing, skiing, wakeboarding or just swimming in the lake. Relax in the hammock or have cocktails on the dock while you watch the beautiful sunset. Roast marshmallows over a bonfire and be amazed at the number of stars in the sky. Hiking adventures at Swallows Falls and Herrington Manor state parks are just a few minutes away. Washer/dryer and DVD/video player. You will LOVE Happy Ours!

Dianne Gurdak
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Dianne Gurdak

We bought this house when we were expecting our 4th child. We have found it to be a retreat from the hectic life we lead. We have spent countless happy hours tubing, skiing, swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing there during hot summer days. In the evenings we have bonded over board games, bonfires, movie nights and charades. We all love going to the lake, especially our kids. There is so much to do there! As our kids' lives get busier allowing us less and less time to spend there, we would like to offer others the opportunity to re-connect and create memories of their own.

Dianne Gurdak purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Dianne Gurdak chose Deep Creek Lake

A beautiful property on the lake that you'll fall in love with. You can truly unplug and relax at Happy Ours.

What makes this cabin unique

One of the rare properties at Deep Creek with a cleared level lawn leading to the lake. Take a look at the pictures, but even the pictures can't do justice to the beauty of Happy Ours!



Oakland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Downstairs bath has shower stall. Upstairs bath has tub with shower. You must bring your own towels. We recommend both bath and beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs loft area - 1 king , 4 twin/ single , Plus there is a trundle bed too
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Lake Front Cabin
average rating of 4.45 based on 20 reviews

House was severely outdated. Gross carpeting. Rodent problem. Water didn't work. Bedspreads unclean

  • 1 of 5

We made the best of a bad situation. Aside from a decent upstairs bathroom, the rest of the house appeared to be severely neglected. We couldn't use second floor deck for some reason. Probably because the doors didn't work. The main floor carpeting looked like it was 100 years old. If the water hadn't stopped working we would have never seen what a nightmare the basement was. There was trash everywhere down there. Thankfully, my husband was able to quickly figured out that the water filter was clogged. We had to buy a replacement filter in order to get the water flowing again but he had to work against the cinder block walls that were leaking from the storm that came through the first day we were there. We spent most of our time on the lake. Luckily the weather was perfect after the first day. The internet was going in and out all the time. My husband had to spend a whole day at the McDonald's down the street because they had free wifi. We had to keep our food in the refrigerator or the mice would run off with it. The house was half the price that we usually paid so I guess you get what you pay for. Never again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is old, but well maintained. We advertise and price it accurately so renters know what they are renting. It's an old, but charming house on a wonderful, level, lake front lot with a dock on the sunny side of the lake. Most of our hours are spent outside enjoying the lake and lawn. Our housecleaner takes pride in making sure the house is cleaned thoroughly. We have never had any complaints. We will purchase a second set of blankets so if those need to be washed as well she can take them home to do so. When we were notified that the water wasn't working we immediately contacted our handyman. We expressly state that renters should not go down to the basement which is not livable space. When you told us there was a mouse problem (that you are the only renter who has ever mentioned and we haven't seen any evidence of mice on our visits to the house) we again immediately contacted our handyman. He made two separate trips to the house at our expense to deal with the issues. I make myself very available and responsive to renters. We are sorry that your trip wasn't what you expected as we hope everyone enjoys our house as much as our family does.
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Love the location

  • 5 of 5

We love the location of this property. We like to spend as much time as we can outside. The yard and the dock are great! Big kitchen with a table big enough for all. Also it's close to everything including Swallow Falls and shopping.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shrewsbury, NJ

Great location on the lake!

  • 4 of 5

House accommodates a good # of people. Could use some updating in kitchen, bathrooms. Would have loved a deck to sit out and enjoy morning coffee or drinks at night. Great dock and cute fire pit area.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was Great, you have a beautiful home. The view out of your picture windows is outstanding.

  • 5 of 5

The view out of your picture windows is outstanding .The setting couldn't be nicer beautiful yard, great dock and a nice size driveway. We will definately be interested in renting again. Thank you very much. Mike

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best experience ever

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had the best experience of my life there. It was a great week!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property is wonderful. House needs some work

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time at this property. The house location and yard, dock is wonderful. The house needs some updates, but clean. Real potential in this property if they would update bathrooms, carpets etc. Would visit again though. Owner was very nice and answered all our questions, problems

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.