About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 2(Sleeps: 4)
Toilet · Shower
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 4:00 PM
Check out before 11:00 AM
Maximum overnight guests: 4
Minimum age to rent: 24
Corona Virus issues, contact us directly first- Owner must cancel reservation if less than 14 days to arrival, to always receive 100 % owner refund.
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About David and Pearle Howell
Come kayak with us. We leave 4 kayaks, 2 canoes, and 2 paddle boards for your use. We have had many happy travelers visit the Owls Nest and enjoy our quiet cove. Our family enjoys Christmas here every year in this cozy retreat. My Canadian wife gets her skiing 'fix' at nearby Wisp. We personally maintain and clean the home before and after each booking. We have many years of experience renting the Owls Nest. We try to be flexible with move-in and move-out times and all money is refunded if you contact the owner directly so that the owner enters the cancellation into VRBO.
Why David and Pearle Howell chose Penelacres
We bought this property because of the western exposure of the lakefront, location at the end of a peninsula with no drive-thru traffic, and clean, deep lake water on a quiet cove. The property is four miles from Lodestone and 6 miles from Wisp Ski Resort and offers year-round enjoyment. The lakefront location is perfect for all water sports. Our cove is out of the lake boat traffic. We provide canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and life jackets to use at your own risk. Deepwater off our own dock is suitable for swimming and diving. Renters can dock boat(s), trailer parking on site.
What makes this Cabin unique
We offer full owner refund if less than 14 days if you contact us and we submit cancellation to VRBO. Our intent is “safer than home”. • Our property is our own separate lot, yard, decks, docks and hot tub • Our dock is not shared with anybody. Use of our four kayaks, two canoes, two paddle boards is year round. Dock must be out of water December 1 - April 1. • Our outdoor fire pit has starter bundle of firewood for your use. • The Owls Nest has a private play structure, which is pressure washed often. • Our hot tub water is fully (usually), or partially, changed with every rental. Owners have MD Commercial Pool/Hot Tub license. Instead of continually adding chemicals, we change water. We have changed to a more positive sanitizing schedule, based on bromine and dichlor based shock. Safe lane for young bikers. Between renters…… The cabin is completely misted inside with 4% Hydrogen Peroxide as renter leaves.. • All bedding is washed, between renters, not just sheets. • All pillows on the sofas are washed or have the covers washed between rentals. • CDC cleaning guidance is being followed. We sanitize All surfaces, including leather sofas, chairs, dressers, tables with Lysol. • Bathroom and kitchen appliances, All remotes, TV, DVD, fans, heaters/ AC, phone, computer monitor, keyboard and mouse are wiped with Lysol • We have our own dry foam carpet cleaner, at the cabin. The hour before the new renter comes in, the cabin, is misted again with 4 % hydrogen peroxide. All surfaces are re-fogged, with 4% hydrogen peroxide. Local Restaurants now offer eat in, take- out and delivery. Outdoor eating is now common. Grocery stores in McHenry and Oakland (Walmart) have abundant food. Deep Creek Beveridge liquor store has a drive through and inside sales.. State parks are accessible for hiking. The Owls Nest allows you a safe, space and satisfying recreational activity, without having to having to engage in risky interpersonal contact.