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Enjoy A Private Lakefront Retreat! Beautiful views from deck!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,401 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Lakefront, Sleeps Up To 6... Contact Owner For Discounted Rates!

Welcome to Happy Ours! Gorgeous views and plenty of space to enjoy your time at the lake. This recently renovated lakefront home is a great place to spend time with family or friends, or would make a great retreat for a family reunion or work gathering. Sleeps up to 4 in the 2 bedrooms and with the additional space offered here, you can easily sleep more on up to 2 air mattresses. (we provide one air mattress) The lake front is easily accessible (stairs leading down ) for swimming or fishing, or enjoy the view from the hammock on the covered deck that offers an additional 300 sq ft of outdoor living space (rain or shine!) In the evening feel free to use the backyard patio to enjoy the view and the firepit! This is a rare property on this lake as there is plenty of yard space to enjoy and we've even had friends who have wanted to just come pitch a tent and camp out at this beautiful location. All rooms have been recently updated, the bathroom has been completely remodeled to include a tiled walk-in shower with double shower heads and shower bench, which provides a relaxing spa-like experience after a hard day of play! Fully stocked kitchen has a large countertop that opens into the common area, offering additional barstool seating, kitchen table seats up to 6, and bar top table offers additional seating. Common area with lounge area, pool table and board games to give you inside entertainment options during rainy times. Living room has plenty of seating with 2 full couches and a side table for games. Space is not going to be an issue here! Large sliding doors open from the living room and the master bedroom onto the large deck with patio furniture and a hammock for your enjoyment. Whether it's morning coffee, strumming a guitar in the afternoon while you watch the lake activity and birds, or dinner at sunset, the spacious, fully covered deck is a favorite. A great place to unwind and lose track of time! All linens, bath and kitchen towels provided, 4 adult life jackets on hand, 1 child's life jacket, and several floats available for your use. Please do not plan to swim without a life jacket for every member in your party!

* 2 day minimum rental, owner may occasionally consider offering shorter stays, please contact directly. Contact us if you would like to consider hosting your wedding or special event here. This is a home that is used by the owner and we are always adding additional touches that we feel our guests may enjoy, we ask that you and your guests treat this home as they would their family home during their stay, enjoy it, but please respect it! ** Must be over 25 to rent property, we will consider honeymooners, email us directly. No undisclosed parties are allowed, all guests staying overnight must be disclosed on your rental agreement. Special insurance is required for larger parties and events, so arrangements must be made in advance.

More Details

Donna Buckles
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Donna Buckles

My family has owned this property and used it as a vacation home to enjoy the lake, for many years. We hope your family enjoys is as much as we have and has as much fun making your own memories!

What makes this house unique

The view!! Easy lake access, no steep climbing or winding stairs.


Lancaster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1401 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Unauthorized events/parties will result in immediate eviction from the home and a nuisance fee will be charged.
  • Pets are on a case by case basis. Renters with non-disclosed pets will be asked to leave without refund, and a pet fee will be charged. NO CATS.
  • Addt'l fees will apply for more than 6 guests. Smoking inside home will result in a $250 cleaning fee.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tiled, large walk-in shower, bench and double-shower heads.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large room allows for an addt'l air mattress or play pen.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
** Pets considered on a case by case basis. NO CATS. Non-refundable pet fee, and addt'l pet deposit required with completed pet addendum. **There will be a fee for addt'l guests or to host events. Please inquire for further details!


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Enjoy A Private Lakefront Retreat! Beautiful views from deck!
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Good spot... very remote and quiet!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation by the waters edge.

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful lake view. We ate all of our meals on the deck. Very clean. Good access to water, but would have been nice to have a boat dock. Rocks were slippery. Good location, only about 20 minutes from activities we took part in.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ingrid - So glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Happy Ours lakehouse. The deck is my favorite place at this house! Our dock did sink a couple of summers ago, and we do have plans to replace it, hopefully next summer. The rocks as you step into the lake can get slippery, and I may try and leave a note about that for future guests who plan to swim, so thanks for the heads up! Please let me know what we could do to make any future stays a 5 star stay! Thanks for taking the time to review your stay!
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Easter weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Happy Ours. The view from the deck is awesome. We did a little fishing and enjoyed the quiet. Everything was clean and made our stay more enjoyable. I would recommend for a relaxing getaway. Loved taking pictures of the cows down the road and loved the countryside.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail - So glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your holiday stay at Happy Ours. Thanks for taking the time to review your stay and keep us in mind for future visits to the area!
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A wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Christmas stay at Happy Ours! We knew from the pictures and our knowledge of the area that the lake would be beautiful. We also knew that the owners were considerate people. They were worried about our warmth and made sure we were experienced with their wood burning stove before agreeing to a Christmas rental. Their level of care became more evident when the owner decided to go to the house two hours before our arrival to build a fire so we could have a warm arrival. We were surprised and delighted to arrive to a warm house decorated for Christmas with a tree, garlands and holiday linens! It was a beautiful surprise.

The house itself is lovely. It is located at the end of a long, winding country road. It has a large, covered deck with glass sliding doors that fill the living space and master bedroom with natural light and lake views. The furniture is very comfortable. The bathroom is great - the shower is huge with two shower heads and a marble bench for seated bathing. The kitchen is well laid out with a big refrigerator and an excellent gas range. We made a Christmas feast with ease. There is an old fashioned bumper pool table in the living room. It clearly spent its earlier years in a restaurant or amusement space, because you need a quarter to retrieve the balls. We had a lot of fun with it.

Given the season, we did not use the outdoor grill or go down to the lake. Those features and the big, inviting deck will make this an ideal summer rental. Of course, our experience with the owners made our stay extra special. We cannot thank them enough.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! So glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Happy Ours! Pleased to hear that the Christmas decorations added to your holiday. Would love to have you and your family visit again if you're in the area!
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Beautiful view and was a wonderful choice for our wedding!

  • 5 of 5

Happy Ours is where my husband and I chose to host our small family wedding. We had about 50 people total including guests and our wedding party, and there was plenty of room. We rented the house from Thurs - Tuesday, and that left us the ability to decorate and do our own flowers. Included in our rental, we were able to use tables and chairs that were provided and had plenty of time to set them up to our liking. The deck provided additional space for tables and guests, and most of our guests were on the deck during our ceremony, which was just below on the back patio. The access to the lake is fairly easy, and while we had hoped there was a dock, we were still able to enjoy fishing and swimming with no worries. My husband and I stayed an additional couple of nights after the wedding to enjoy the lake. (we had a honeymoon planned for later in the year) It was a great way to wind down after the hustle and bustle of a wedding. The house has been recently renovated, the decor is tasteful and reflects that it's a lake house with several "lake" decorations. The bathroom was a pleasant surprise, there isn't a bath tub, but the large walkin shower with double shower heads and a large bench to sit down on, was a great substitute! We were eating lots of leftovers, so we didn't really have much of a need for cooking, but found everything we would need.. dishes, pots and pans. If you're planning on cooking a large meal, you might want to check with the owners about whats available. The wifi was a little slow, but this was only an issue when trying to watch Netflix, and we weren't there to watch movies all day anyhow, and it worked. There was plenty of room inside the house, the bumper pool table was neat. The living room had two couches to relax on and catch a view of the lake, but the deck! We spent most of our time our on the deck, its covered and even in the rain we were able to sit outside and enjoy the lake and do some bird watching and watching the fish jump. My husband was a fan of the hammock and I enjoyed the quiet peace for reading a book. The lake and area around the house provided a beautiful back drop to our wedding photos. We'll definitely be visiting again in the future! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a gorgeous spot for a small outdoor event! It was a pleasure hosting you and your guests!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

Rates listed are for families and groups of up to 6. If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact us for details and pricing. Pets are considered on a case by case basis and require a non-refundable pet fee and a pet deposit. (No CATS) In the months listed under WINTER rates, guests will need to have a working knowledge of how to use a wood-burning stove, this is a main source of heat in off season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.