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Gorgeous 3 Bedroom Lakefront Cottage in Deep Creek Lake MD

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely 3 bedroom cottage across from the ski slopes with a dock, gazebo, hot tub

The cottage is centrally located close to restaurants and shops and has an incredible view of the lake. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a sitting room with a cathedral ceiling and fireplace, and a large sun room which has breathtaking views of the lake. The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has a king bed. It also opens out to the sunroom. There is a jetted tub and bidet in the bathroom. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has two twin beds. There is also a laundry room with a washer and dryer. There are steps leading down to the dock, gazebo and hot tub. It has everything you need to make your stay memorable.


Owner
Kam Gillespie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Kam Gillespie

We moved to the Deep Creek Lake area in 1993 when we purchased Haley Farm. We bought the lake cottage in 2000. Its a wonderful area to live and vacation.

Kam Gillespie purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Kam Gillespie chose McHenry

This is the perfect place if you want to be on the lake and close to the ski slopes.

What makes this cottage unique

You have the convenience of being right on the lake and minutes from the ski slopes and even white water rafting (the only mountain top top white water rafting course is 10 minutes from the cottage)

Amenities

McHenry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
  • The first bathroom is attached to the Master bedroom. It has a jetted tub and a bidet. The second bathroom serves the other two bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a king bed, ensuite bathroom with a jetted tub and bidet. It also has a fireplace and overlooks the lake. The other two bedrooms are upstairs. One has a queen bed and the other has two twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The sunroom is an incredible place to have breakfast and wake up to the lake whether its in the winter when its frozen over, or in the fall when the leaves color everything. Just so relaxing to sit and read a book or simply enjoy the view.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Gorgeous 3 Bedroom Lakefront Cottage in Deep Creek Lake MD
average rating of 4.1764708 based on 17 reviews
4

Nice location on the lake

  • 4 of 5

This is an older cottage in a nice location with a private dock. The fixtures are older and there are a lot of things that could be updated. The kitchen looked to have been remodeled recently. It could also use more outdoor lighting. We arrived in the dark and had a hard time figuring out where to go and navigating the stairs. The outdoor lighting in general did not seem to work well. There are a lot of stairs both down to the house and to the dock. This wasn't an issue for us but if you had older people or young children in your party it could pose a problem. The house was clean and linens are provided. The sunroom was a nice place to eat and play games. It was unseasonably cold Labor Day weekend and we did have a little trouble with the fireplace and heaters in the sunroom but the owners were very responsive and fixed those things quickly. The hot tub is under roof. The water gets deep quickly at the dock so wading is not an option. We had kayaks and getting in and out had to happen from the dock. There is a ladder on the dock though and you could easily swim here. The outdoor spaces in the back could use some work but overall it was a nice place for our purposes.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice place some upgrades needed

  • 4 of 5

Home is a very nice set up. The large sunroom was our favorite room. We moved the kitchen table in there so we could all sit in there to eat and play games! Kam was very nice and let us come in early when they were done cleaning. The number of stars is because some upgrading could be done (bathrooms, decking-my son hammered down several nails that were popping out.) Also we called the cove the superhighway of the lake; with the aqua center rentals and the marina gas stations made it very busy.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We felt at home as soon as we arrived, except with a much nicer lake view

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful view of the lake is visible from just about every room in the house. A long, glassed in porch spans the entire front of the house with a lovely view of the lake. From the Master bedroom, I could watch the lake while laying in bed. The home was cozy, comfortable, and well-furnished. We had everything we needed and plenty of room for a fantastic stay. The kitchen opens into the living area, so you are not cut off from friends and family while cooking. The home is located close to the main part of town with restaurants, shops, and boat rental facilities. We rented a boat for the week just a short hop down the lake. This part of the lake is especially busy on weekends with lots of boat traffic, but it lightens up during the week. The lake is wide enough to swim off the dock without worrying about the boats. It is peaceful and quiet during the mornings and evenings. We rarely heard any of our neighbors. There are a lot of steps from the top parking area down to the house, and then down to the dock, but the steps didn't pose a problem for any of us. The owners are very responsive and easy to reach. We truly enjoyed our stay and look forward to visiting again in the future. Thanks Kam for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Nice Old house, but the steps are very dangerous to walk. Not for older folks or real young chidren

  • 3 of 5

This cottage is apparently an older house that is built onto a sloping side of the lake.

There is good parking but the steps down to the house are steep with the very first step having a cinder block lip that you could trip on and go tumbling.

Then you arrive at fieldstone steps with no handrails at the side door. There is no real front door. The steps then go down another couple of layers. One to the dated gazebo- deck. Then there is another layer of steps down to the dock. The railings on these layers need to be refinished as they are old and full of splinters. One of the main fieldstone top step stones was missing.

The house itself is clean and the big porch facing the water is very nice. The master bedroom has a view, but the bathroom needs to be updated. The fireplace did not work as the pilot light was not lit and I did not want to have to go through the process of relighting it.

The kitchen and dining room are fine.

The doors have some issues with the locks. Most locked some are broken.

There are two bedrooms upstairs. There was no TV upstairs. There is a useless chair and open room at the top of the steps. Washer and dryer upstairs worked fine.

The cottage is in a great location, but really needs some updating and repairs.

There is a hot tub but it is under the porch, not on the deck near the Gazebo. The water needs to be changed weekly as it was full of soap suds when you turned it on.

There is another house that is so close it looks like it is part of a duplex.

Main concern were the steps.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a very peaceful and relaxing vacation.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very clean and well maintained even with it being older. There were a lot of steps so got a workout just by going in and out. We enjoyed the dock right on the lake and the hot tub during a storm! Great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Close to everything, yet private

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
McHenry
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Round House
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Wisp
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Cumberland
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
219
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dutch's at Silvertree
Nearest Ski
2.5 Miles
Wisp
Car: necessary

The Deep Creek Lake area is a four season resort area with something for everyone. From lake activities in the summer, fall colors in autumn, and skiing in the winter.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cottage may be rented out for 2 nights or more, except in the summer months when there is a minimum of one week. The rates during holidays weekends are $100 higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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