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3rdNightFree,OWLS NEST,Lake Waterfront-Cozy,RomanticCabin,HotTub&Linens,PrivDock

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, Deep Water, Quiet Cove, Oakland # 603401

RESERVE TODAY DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNER 3RD NIGHT FREE from October 10 thru November, and thru December 21, and again during March and April off season. We respond immediately. The property is rated exceptional by VRBO and HomeAway.

OWLS NEST, DEEP CREEK LAKE, MARYLAND: Using this site (1) Select Dates, then (2) Contact Owner to contact owner directly. Linens, towels, kayaks, wood, cleaning, and hot tub and basic supplies are included in price. The 12% tax is only fee. There are no additional service fees or online booking fees at the Owls Nest when you contact owner directly using these steps. Owls Nest is a perfect romantic getaway for an anniversary or honeymoon or a quiet escape for small family. Welcome to a truly special lakefront experience on the shores of Deep Creek Lake. This home is located on a peninsula with no through traffic at the Western end of the lake This tranquil property features almost 100 feet of western exposure lakefront (great sunsets) in a quiet cove with a large deep water private dock.

There are two bedrooms and 1 bathroom. This home sleeps 4 and beds include one Queen, and 2 Twins. The Great room has an open floor plan, wood burning stove, Smart TV and Blue Ray DVD player, I Queen sofa, and 1 Twin sofa. In addition, there is a washer/dryer, and hot tub. The house is stocked with fully equipped kitchen and stainless steel appliances, and outdoor grill with propane gas for cooking. Stay in touch with Free High Speed & Wireless Access including PC, Satellite/Extended Cable.

Move the fun outside to the deck, hot tub, dock or fire pit (wood provided). Roast marshmallows or make use of a variety of current DVDs or games for a cozy evening. Do not forget the cable TV in every room and free Wi-Fi, so fish bass off the dock, dock your boat, bike, kayak, swim, or in the winter, ski, snowboard, or go snow tubing at Wisp Ski Resort located minutes away and have fun.

Linens and towels are provided. Beds are dressed and towels hanging at no extra charge. Cleaning is provided at Check-In and Check-Out. The house is personally cleaned and maintained by the owner. When you arrive you will be welcomed by shampoo and conditioner, soaps on the sinks, paper towel, napkins, trash bags, and extra toilet paper. Free firewood and matches are available for the campfire or wood stove. There is a kayak, canoe, rowboat, paddle board, and assorted life jackets available for guest use. (Or for safety, bring your own fitted life jackets, especially if you have children. Life jackets are mandatory at Deep Creek Lake.)

More Details

David and Pearle Howell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About David and Pearle Howell

Come kayak with us. We leave 2 kayaks, canoe, rowboat and paddle board for your use. We have had many happy travellers visit the Owls Nest and enjoy our quiet cove. Our family enjoys Chrismas 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 to travelers. We try to be flexible with move in and move out times and all money is refunded if given 45 days notice.

David and Pearle Howell purchased this cabin in 1987

Why David and Pearle Howell chose Oakland

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 deep lake water afforded year round because of close proximity to the dam. The property is four miles from Lodestone and 6 miles from Wisp Ski Resort and offers year round enjoyment. The location is perfect for all water sports.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is move in ready and left like a home so tea, coffee, napkins, toilet paper and basic essentials are already there. It is great quiet place to get a break from the city without a lot of preparation.


Penelacres Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Lakefront, 2 twin beds, TV, PS1 Video Game Console
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lakefront, TV,DVD
  • Great room faces Lakefront, Queen Sofa, Twin sofa, Wood stove, HD Smart TV, BlueRay/DVD/CD player The Kitchen table seats 4.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Location & View Beautiful secluded lakefront ( type A dock) with western exposure located in small cove, deep water dock for fishing and swimming, and level grass lot. Located on small peninsula near the dam in the western part of Deep Creek Lake, the house has views from two sides, Close to all Deep Creek Lake has to offer: Lodestone Golf Course (4 mi), ASCI (6 mi), Wisp Ski Resort and Fantasy Golf course (6mi), Swallow Falls State Park(5mi), Deep Creek Lake State Park (has beach) and Herrington Manor State Park are close. Wisp Ski Resort (6 mi) has downhill sking, snow tubing, and ice skating, a mountain coaster, and zipline. Nearby town is Oakland (12 mi), Md with Simon Pierce glass factory store and 5 antique stores. Unique shoppes include Schoolhouse Earth near McHenry. If looking for more adventure, try the white rafting course at ASCI(6 mi), natural whitewater (Friendsville, MD (13 miles), or Ohiopyle, PA(37 miles). Rent bikes at Ohiopyle & bike the flat Allegheny Railroad


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average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Lovely little cabin on a quiet cove!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic time enjoying the cute cabin and all the amenities. Our two teenage girls, my wife and I enjoyed the dock, swimming, kayaking, the fire pit and the hot tub! The cabin was well stocked with everything you need for a wonderful vacation. It is a perfect spot for a small family or couple to enjoy Deep Creek Lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Churchville Maryland

Great location, cozy comfortable cabin.

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time that we have stayed at the Owls Nest and we love the place. It's always clean, well stocked and perfect. Love the place!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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It was a great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a lovely area of deep creek. Relaxing night and days.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend at the Owls Nest! Everything we could have possibly needed was available. The location on the peninsula was very quiet and the lake cove was perfect for paddle boarding and kayaking. If we ever make it back to Deep Creek, the Owls Nest will be top on our list of places to stay!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful quaint cabin

  • 5 of 5

Loved the owls nest! It was our first time there but we already want to go back. The owners thought of every detail to make you stay great !

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Go once, and you'll want to go back

  • 5 of 5

Hubby and I have stayed at many VRBO listings, and we can now easily determine if the lodging is lovingly cared for by the owners or simply a source of revenue. Owls Nest is definitely appreciated and well tended. This lake cabin feels like an old family friend, filled with nostalgia, memories, and emotes a comfortable sense of coming home for a relaxing stay. The Howells have outfitted the inside and outside of the cabin with everything conceivable to anticipate guest needs - fully outfitted kitchen with quality items, a large and eclectic video selection (many children's videos and a game system), many games, puzzles, and cards, numerous spices and kitchen basics, all the linens and towels you'll need (and nice quality too), firewood, kindling, and paper for inside and outside, and even the bathroom has product samples and soap. There were tissues, toilet paper, hand soap, dish soap, dish rag and towels, etc., virtually everything you would find stocked in your own home. The hot tub seemed brand new, and was a generous six person spa. There are Bose speakers that play music from TV selections outside, along with a high end Genesis Weber grill and tools. (And yes, gas provided, along with a spare tank just in case). There are numerous seating selections outside, on the deck, around the fire, facing the lake, or even on the double-wide dock. There were even special treats left inside as a gift, that I won't give away so you'll experience the surprise also. Dave and Pearle were friendly, easy to work with, and went beyond our expectations, even making sure kayaks, canoe, and dock were in early for our visit since we had expressed an interest. We are so grateful that they open their cozy cabin for guests and look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Pttsburg Internationaal
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Honi Honi Bar at Uno's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lodestone Golf Course, Fantasy Valley (Wisp)
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Interstate 68, Rte 219 South
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Uno's, Silver Tree (fine dining)
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Wisp Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Deep Creek Lake State Park
Car: necessary

ASCI (Adventure Sports Center International) is located 4 miles from house. The ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships were here Sept 17-21, 2015. ASCI is the only mountain top re-circulating whitewater course in the world. Olympic athletes from over 35 countries will compete for the Gold.

Things to do while here:

•Ride the mountain coaster, go on a Segway tour, rent mountain bikes, ride the white water rafting course, go snow tubing and ice skating or sking at Wisp resort

•Hiking at one of our numerous state parks including Swallow Falls State Park (5 mi) which showcases the largest waterfall in the state of Maryland, Muddy Creek Falls.

•Horseback riding at one of the numerous ranches in the area.

•Antique shopping in downtown Oakland

•Visiting one of our Farmer’s Markets where you can purchase fresh produce, Amish baked goods and arts & crafts

•The kids will love visiting one of the many fun centers in the area which offer go carts, bumper cars, miniature golf, arcade games and more.

•Truly experience Deep Creek by renting a boat at one of our local marinas and enjoying a day playing on the lake. Whether you are looking for a quiet morning kayaking or a day of water tubing on a ski boat, your choices are many.

•Visit the tallest waterfall in Maryland at Swallow Falls State Park

•In the winter rent skis at Herrington Manor State Park and go cross country sking.

Other tourists attractions besides Deep Creek Lake:

*Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, 37 Miles,Approximately 53 Minutes

* Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, 49 Miles,Approximately 1 hour, 1-800 TRAIN-50 (800-872-4650) | 301-759-4400,

* Ohiopyle State Park, 48 Miles, Approximately 49 Minutes,

Rent bikes and ride the flat trail, on the former Alleghany Passage Railway or go Water Rafting on the Youghheny River.

*Black Water Falls, 48 Miles Approximately

39 Mintues,

*Closest grocery stores: Deep Creek Shop and Save (In McHenry)

, Wal-Mart, Oakland, 12 miles, , Approximately 14 minutes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Property meets Garret County Vacation Rental Ordinance requirements and inspections. The hot tub is managed by a certified pool and spa operator. The only add on fee is the 12% tax. Linens,amenities, wood, hot tub and cleaning are included in the price. There are no other fees. No animals are allowed and the occupancy is limited to 4 because of the small size of the property. The owners personally maintain and clean the property before and after each rental. We do not charge a cleaning fee, so property guidelines for use need to be adhered to.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.