USA Maryland Deep Creek Lake Oakland Listing #10524

Z Lake Retreat - Oakland, MD

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55 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 2 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Dog-Friendly Home with Deck, Forest View - Close to Lake & Ski Slopes

Please note: There is a 13 night limit on reservations per local regulations. Reservations over 13 nights are prohibited and cannot be honored.

Enjoy your next family vacation near the shore of beautiful Deep Creek Lake at this dog-friendly, well-appointed home in the woods complete with a furnished deck, a gas grill, and plenty of space for up to eight guests.

This home is conveniently close to Garrett Highway for easy access to nearby communities like Oakland to the south and McHenry to the north. Spend your summers on (or in) Deep Creek Lake where you can swim, boat, and fish for bass, trout, pike, and perch. When the snow is falling, head up to the Wisp Resort, six miles north, for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and ice skating. A stay at this rental also puts you within a couple miles of several state parks and natural areas for hiking and mountain biking.

At home, you can get online with ease and share updates with friends and family back home thanks to the free WiFi. Watch a movie or keep up with your favorite shows on the three cable TVs. Head out back to the recently expanded deck on nice days and evenings. You can fire up the gas grill and have a family cookout while enjoying the sights and sounds of the surrounding woodlands.

Perfect for a family getaway or holiday celebration, reserve this delightful home near Deep Creek Lake today.
*This home has a Annual Park pass that allows guests to enter the state parks for free

4WD/traction is required in winter.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



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Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

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Cable : Other

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player



On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private


55 reviews

Lonna K. Jun 2022
This home was so comfortable and had everything we needed for a long weekend's stay for a wedding in the area. Very quiet neighborhood and a perfect retreat from busy schedules. Lovely view of the woods in the back, with birds flitting about and a chipmunk entertaining us. Close to everything.
Druist D. Mar 2022
Quiet retreat
Katie D. Feb 2022
We stayed here for the long President's weekend. The location of the house was perfect- very close to the center of the lake, restaurants, grocery, etc. The house was very clean upon arrival. Having the woods in the back made for a peaceful backdrop and was great for walking when bringing a dog. The bedroom layout was good and the beds large. The house doesn't have a ton of amenities and could use an updating but for the price and convenience it worked for us.
Michelle A. Dec 2021
This was a wonderful weekend for me and my sisters cause I was celebrating my birthday with them and we decided to do something new a weekend getaway and I loved the place. Thanks we will be back in the future.
Mary M. Nov 2021
We had a great time with our boys over the long weekend. House was clean and we had available what we needed.
Dan M. Aug 2021
Everything was terrific. The house was sparkling clean and extremely comfortable for my family. The location was ideal. We were within 10 minutes to the beach and all the main attractions. We had a wonderful week at Deep Creek Lake and will be sure to be back!
Keisha B. Apr 2021
The house was cozy and beautiful. My family enjoyed the grill and fireplace. Looking forward to booking again soon!!
Alicia R. Apr 2021
The house was close enough to Walmart, Dollar Tree and Deep Creek Lake Park. The house was spacious and really had everything you need with the exception of watching regular tv.

We didn’t see wildlife but was expecting to through the big picture window.

Beds were amazingly comfortable enough and we enjoyed playing the board games provided.
Jennifer Z. Mar 2021
Perfect house for a lake adjacent retreat. Perfect location to all our favorite places! Clean and loved having 2 king sized beds!
Julia O. Mar 2021
My husband and I just needed somewhere to relax. This house was perfect. They provided so many things we were surprised. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again!
William T. Feb 2021
The house was clean and spacious and in close proximity to the Lake and Swallow Falls State Park. The area was located off of the main road which made it quiet and comfortable.
Would not hesitate to rent it again.
Monique H. Feb 2021
This home was just like the title say, very warm & cozy. My friends and I had a ball at this home. Wifi was very strong thanks for that. We will be booking again for the spring. Its was snowy and windy but that didn't matter to us we still grilled on the grill.
Nicole H. Oct 2020
It was exactly what my friends and I were looking for. It was quiet, yet we were still very close to everything we needed. There is a pass for Swallow Falls and it was only a 15 minute drive. There was so much space and the deck was great to just sit and talk with the woods behind. I would recommend this place.
Jennifer L. Sep 2020
Located close to Swallow Falls State Park - a beautiful hiking trail, as well as other hiking trails, lakes, and gorgeous views of the mountains. Especially, this time of the year as the leaves are changing. The house perfectly met our accommodations; however, it didn't appear to be cleaned extremely well. Overall, we had a great experience! And... Would stay at Z Lake Retreat again.
Kelly J. Sep 2020
We were very impressed with the cleanliness of this home! We felt like we were right at home upon entering. We would definitely return in the future. Only complaint would be the water smelled very strongly of sulfur (quite nauseating to be honest) I’m not sure how people who live in the area get used to that. Other then that, we absolutely loved our weekend!
Kristen D. Sep 2020
close to park entrance via car or bike the house leaves a pass for the CAR otherwise it is $5. a PERSON charge. If you have a maryland state park pass your good. The HOUSE smelled Clean even with pet stains on carpet. The beds and furniture in good shape and comfortable. The back yard of the house is a peninsula of woods. The house gives markers for the house property the neighbors kind. Kitchen has enough COOKWARE as well as gas grill although hard to get lite is available on massive seating back deck. No firepits although you can tell other guests have tried burning up yard, sad that other guests do not follow rules. NO blankets on beds because of the county covid restrictions. Please read carefully all those restrictions we had a PPE spot in front hallway with masks, face shields, hand sanitizer, the town and park requires masks. I have read complaints on how the house water smells, after the first shower the rest of the week NO SMELL! TV in ever room although only watched front room with huge thick hurricane window strength thickness no curtains so be aware, large flood lite lights up back for pups needs so not pitch dark. It rained hard more days than sunshine tons of games available. Bring everything you need down to coffee filters and salt pepper. Local shops small and expensive WALMART is down main road idk 10 miles away? We brought everything and it was a great week with the 8 of us. Thank you. Would recommend with only 3 rooms that you realize one room which all three are large with large closets one room has 2 double beds. 3 large bathrooms so bringing paknplays for infants toddlers is possible if you use one room. Would recommend 6 people with pets
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Kristen! The property manager is aware of your concerns and will be ordering a carpet cleaning. We hope to see you again!
Robert O. Aug 2020
My family spent nearly two weeks at the Z Lake Retreat and I would highly recommend it. The house is large and comfortable and the living room has a beautiful view of the woods behind the house. The bathrooms were clean and well-maintained and the kitchen had everything we needed (except a tea kettle). The location was great -- close to Deep Creek State Park, Wisp and Lakeside Creamery. We'll be back!
Kristina R. Jul 2020
This house was perfect for our vacation. It really was a home away from home. It does need a good pressure wash on the outside, there were a couple minor things broken inside the house, but it didn’t stop us from having a perfect vacation. I would definitely go back.
Jennifer W. Jun 2020
It was a nice place to have our mini family vacation. There were 10 of us and we were not too crowded. The bedrooms were a decent size. Over all our family had a great time.
Renardo H. May 2020
Peaceful and quarantined exactly what I was looking for. Had a small issue with turning the water on, but everything came out good I the end. Would definitely stay again
Alec D. Feb 2020
The water has a strong metallic smell that makes it impossible to drink or want to bathe in. It smells as if something had died in the water. If this wasn't an issue, it would be a 5 star review
Manager response:
Hi, Alec! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. A sulfur odor is normal for the water in this area, but we have reached out to the owner to see if there is anything we can do about this. We hope to see you again!
Rosa H. Nov 2019
Lovely home, cozy and quaint.... kitchen equipped with everything you need at your fingertips....beautiful bay window with view of nearby woods and outdoor habitat (deer), convenient to outdoor excursions and activities, shopping and etc.....would definitely stay again.
Eunice P. Sep 2019
You can see deer in the woods!
ROXANNE M. Sep 2019
I am very thankful that we were able to return to this very lovely has everyone in it that you could possibly want. I got to see two deer and watched the chipmunks enjoyable that was !!! Thank you for sharing your lovely home and I am looking forward to perhaps returning one day....Thank You !!!
Maria V. Sep 2019
The house itself was very clean The kitchen was well equipped and the layout very conducive for our family! We enjoyed the deck but did wish we had a fire pit. The huge window in the living room was wonderful. Bedrooms very spacious and Beds very comfortable. We really appreciated the pass to the park! We loved this house and would definitely rent again.
nancy l k. Aug 2019
This house was situated on a convenient street, with parking in the driveway. Right away, we could see that everything was very clean and well maintained. The house had three large bedrooms, and easily slept the 6 adults in our family group, with two rooms with king sized beds and one bedroom with a queen and a full bed. The spacious living room had an immense picture window that allowed us to view the beautiful forest behind the house. We sat and gazed out into the woods, watching deer as they passed by. The kitchen was well equipped and attractive. Furnishings were comfortable, and the decorating was sweet for a cottage in the woods. Really, we all loved the house and agreed that we would like to return someday!
Marion E. Jul 2019
This house is clean and well located. It’s also close to all DCL amenities and some nice walking/hiking paths. Great place and reasonable rates!
Susan V. Jul 2019
This home was perfect for our family. It had all the amenities that we needed. Would highly recommend.
Elena K. Jul 2019
You can’t beat this location: 5 min to pizza, movies, coffee, water rentals and state park.
The rooms are nice. The kitchen had all the cookware, but didn’t have any cooking basics. So bring your own spices and salt and etc. had a wonderful stay
Walter H. Mar 2019
Everything about this house was great. The bedrooms were spacious as well as the living area. I would definitely stay here again.
James M. Jan 2019
Great house, great location, 3 spacious bedrooms, nice sized family room, medium sized kitchen - only complaint is less than desirable water pressure; showering was a bit of a chore. Overall, very happy and would probably rent again given the overall value. Thank you.
Jan S. Oct 2018
Very cozy, ideal spot for a get-away weekend. Little bit hard to find but worth the trip. Came for my niece's destination wedding. No problems encountered, very clean and clear directions as to how to use the property and leave it for the next guests. Ideal for my husband who needs a reclining chair to sleep in and there were two he could choose from. First floor master made it convenient as well.
John L. Oct 2018
Large living room/family room open to dining area. Lots of seating and open space. Large bedrooms. Wooded view through enormous picture window. We will definitely have this property on our short list to visit again.
Brianne O. Oct 2018
My friends and I had a wonderful time! We loved the location, as well as, the wonderful view in the back yard! We would definitely stay here again.
ROXANNE M. Oct 2018
This house was sooooo lovely !!! It was very well kept and very well maintained. I just loved everything about it. It was great to look out the huge picture window and watch the wild life. Plus, it is in a very good location....right off of Route 219. The bedrooms were so roomy and comfortable and everything you need in the kitchen was provided. I would HIGHLY recommend this vacation home to anyone. I am taking away a lot of wonderful memories......THANK YOU !!!!!
David W. Oct 2018
The house was very clean and was extremely well-equipped. It was also close to Deep Creek State Park, grocery stores etc. This house definitely exceeded our expectations.
Gregory L. Aug 2018
The house is fine, but it lacks lake access and a fire pit in the backyard.
Donna B. Jul 2018
This was our second time staying at this home. It is the perfect size - wonderful wooded view in the back yard with a nice deck. It also has a well-appointed kitchen with everything you could possibly need.
Annie E. Jul 2018
We really enjoyed our stay. The home was very spacious and we'll maintained. The check in and out very easy. We will definitely be back and recommend to our friends and family.
Janice L. Jun 2018
The house was very clean and comfortable. Very close to Deep Creek State Park. The house was perfect for our family.
D Moninne S. May 2018
This is one of the cleanest places we've ever stayed. House well appointed and lovely patio facing the woods.
Lisa R. Apr 2018
We loved the location and the home met all our needs. Cozy, warm and comfortable.
Bryan C. Feb 2018
This place was the best I could have asked for in a Deep Creek getaway home. Place was awesome, very well stocked with cooking supplies, super clean and just felt like I was staying at a clean family owned property. Will be back at this location in the future 100% of the time I stay in the Dee Creek area.
D D. Feb 2018
Very clean and comfortable. Immediately felt at home. Kitchen had everything we needed. Nice proximity to Wisp and shops - easy drive within 10 minutes. Would stay here again with no hesitation.
TIMOTHY R. Jan 2018
I looked at a lot of properties for our weekend at Deep Creek. Overall I am very happy with the house, the size, the amenities, the location, and the value.
Katie H. Oct 2017
We had a great weekend at Z Lake Retreat. The layout of the house is really nice with a master en suite on the first floor and two additional beds with a bathroom on the second floor. We loved sitting on the deck for our meals and loved the view of the wooded back yard. The house is very close to a grocery store (Arrowhead) if you need to pick up any last minute items!
Mary Ann D. Sep 2017
This was a very nice house. Really loved the deck. With the woods behind it we saw deer and a raccoon came up on the deck one night while we were sitting out there, which we could've done without! The kitchen had anything you would need for preparing meals. It was very clean and we enjoyed our stay.
Bill H. Jul 2013
From check-in until departure everything went so smoothly. We absolutely loved the little house. It was perfect for two couples and so nice to come back to after a day of sight seeing. An added bonus was a doe with two fawns that visited us on a daily basis. The rental was in a great location for us to venture from to enjoy all of the great scenery and restaurants in the area. We would definitely choose to vacation here again. No downside.
Nina T. Jan 2013
Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty made the rental process very easy and their customer service is phenomenal!! The house was clean and very well equiped. The location is great, close to all amenities. We look forward to staying here again very soon.
Gwennie . Sep 2011
House was very clean and comofortable, close to a nice restaurant, stores, etc.
. Jan 2011
We enjoyed staying in Z Lake Retreat very much. It was 10 minutes from wisp ski hill, and in a beautiful wooded setting. The kitchen was so well equiped, it was a delight to cook. Loved the gas fireplace, and the layout of the home. Perfect for our family!
Cheri . Oct 2010
This pet-friendly house was gorgeous and very convenient to shopping, activities, downtown Oakland. We really enjoyed the large picture window looking out onto the woods - we saw a flock of turkeys in the back yard! All the bedrooms were very spacious, nicely appointed kitchen, cozy gas fireplace. I would highly recommend this to anyone with or without a dog!