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3rdNFREE March/Apr,OWLS NEST,LakeWaterfront,Dock,Cozy,Cabin,HotTub&Linens,NoFees

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 The property is rated exceptional by VRBO and HomeAway. -3RD NIGHT FREE Off SEASON -during March and April. We respond immediately. No booking fees.

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 for $75.00. 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.)

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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
  • Children welcome
  • 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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3rdNFREE March/Apr,OWLS NEST,LakeWaterfront,Dock,Cozy,Cabin,HotTub&Linens,NoFees
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
Columbia, Md.

Everything you could possibly need!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the Owl's Nest. Beautiful view, great hot tub and fun fire pit outside. It's small, but cozy; perfect for our family of four.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refreshing, absolutely peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Deep Creek and the cabin was everything that we had hoped it would be. It was a very nice, relaxing weekend for myself and my significant other. Although we had planned to be outdoors the weather did not allow for much of the outdoor activity but we enjoyed the cozy fire, the view of the lake and the wildlife. Looking forward to return soon for a much longer stay! Highly recommend and the thoughtfulness of the owners was much appreciated. No hassles, no need for anything, everything was at hand! Thank you for such a peaceful getaway, Melissa & Chris.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Memory

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't thank you enough for sharing your cozy cabin with us over the weekend in September 2017. The owners had been very thoughtful of every details in making the cabin feels like home. We are greatly appreciated their efforts. What truly amazing was we celebrated my hubby's birthday and he said there was no better place to spend his time than at the cabin with his family. We enjoyed the canoe, the kayaks, the hot tub and the making of S'more , the wine ( which were very thoughtful and very nice gifts from the owners). I'd definitely recommend the place, book your vacation here, you will love it!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Owl's Nest is a lovely little cabin, beautifully sited and well maintained

  • 4 of 5

The Owl's Nest cabin is sited right off the lake on a flat lot and boasting a gentle slope down to the dock. The cabin is owned by the Howells, and it is obvious they take real pride in the maintenance of the cabin and the lot. The cabin is a bit small, but it is well suited to a couple, in fact it makes for a lovely romantic getaway. It's obvious that the Howells spend their own vacations at the Owl's Nest as the rooms contain a wealth of conveniences and local artwork. We enjoy visiting the Owl's Nest every year.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything I Needed was There!!

  • 5 of 5

Just completed a five-day trip to Owls Nest and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. EVERYTHING was provided, including sheets, towels, and all sorts of cook ware, etc. Location was terrific and the owners--Pearl and Dave--could not have been more helpful. I plan on returning!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We just love this place We come with4 guys each year to play golf at the local courses[which are great fantasy valley and lodestone] and this place is perfect for us. It is equipped with everything you need and the owners are great to deal with. The place has a great hot tub and the lake spot is great nice dock , and firepit . Hopefully we will be back next year,we had a great time,and weather was perfect thx to david and pearl for sharing your place with us

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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David and Pearle Howell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 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 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.


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 & Linens $75 + Tax
Administration/Service $0
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.