USA Maryland Deep Creek Lake Oakland Listing #20876

Secret of Life - Oakland, MD

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16 reviews
Max. occupancy: 12 2 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 3 Twin Bed, 1 Futon 4 bedrooms  plus loft 4.5 bathrooms 2 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Family-friendly lakefront home w/ lake view, dock, fireplace - dogs OK!

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

Spend your days strolling around the lake and cool nights gathered around the beautiful stone fireplace. This dog-friendly, three-level home has all the comforts of home and will be the highlight of your vacation. Big family meals can be easily prepared in the large modern kitchen or cooking on the grill, and the spacious floor plan will easily accommodate up to 12 people. The hardest part about this vacation will be leaving!

What's Nearby:
Deep Creek Lake is a year-round destination offering hiking, swimming, and boating in the summer and skiing in the winter. You will find many restaurants, shops, and activities within a 15-minute drive, as well as Wisp Ski Resort for a little downhill fun. The Rocky Gap Casino is about an hour away if you are feeling a little lucky or simply enjoy the two-mile walking path that encircles the adjacent lake.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Firewood not provided
Two dogs welcome for a nightly fee

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

4WD/traction is required in winter.

Parking Notes: Please park in the private driveway only. There is room for up to four vehicles.

Guest Entry Instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires an unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.

Dock Details: Owners boat will be in dock slip but guests can tie up to end if they rent a boat for the day. Dock available Memorial day thru Labor Day

Water Access: *Owners boat will be in dock slip but guests can tie up to end if they rent a boat for the day.

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

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Fireplace

Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Water view

Waterfront

Media

Internet : Comcast

TV

Cable : Comcast

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Dock

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Deck

Firepit

16 reviews

Heather C. Jun 2021
I can be kind of lazy about reviews, but after having such a extraordinary experience with both Vacasa & this home, I had to leave one so others know how awesome everything was! Me & my family go to Deep Creek Lake at least twice a year and this was by far the best house and rental company we have ever worked with!

First, Vacasa has exceptional customer service! i had questions about the Dock at the house being available since we fell a week short of when it was suppose to be available and this really stressed me out, but Vacasa really went all out with making sure we had this available to use ahead of time and even though it was the weekend, texted me as soon as they got confirmation from the local office. They really just rocked with their fast responses and polite personnel!

The House was perfect! It was by the dam so the boat traffic was super minimal and a great spot for fishing and even swimming with the kids since we didn't have to deal with any boats zooming by us. The small walkway from the house to the lake was even more perfect and flat! the pictures don't do justice with how close you are to the water, the trees just block the view, but you are right there on the water (which is hard to find there). The area where the house it was very quite and peaceful. The house is so much bigger than the pictures, the kitchen was great for the group we had and plenty of space so no one felt on top of each other. The Basement area was also very large and comfortable, as well as the bedrooms (the master bedroom is enormous!). The house was kept very clean, loved having access to laundry room (kids/baby clothes), provided us more than enough towels & toiletries, the hot tub was super clear and clean, the grill was great to use, loved the big fans they had in the house (No AC, but that's everywhere up there, so was ok with us!), Beds and furniture were comfortable and the house overall was up to date and very well maintained (which is also rare in deep creek). The house is pet & family friendly, had 2 kids under the age of 4 and they pretty much hung out in the main living area most of the time (there's cable & surround sound).

I hate putting con's because none of the con's were anything that actually mattered overall, but so if others decide to rent they know what to expect ahead of time and can be prepared for (no place is perfect, but this was the closest!). So, the only minor con's we had were not having super strong wifi connection (First world problems, I know! most of us had Sprint, so service in deep creek overall is lacking- AT&T works well there though! ), but we mad it work for the few that had to work remotely during the week, but 5 adults & 2 teenagers sharing wifi we knew we'd have lag, but again we managed just fine! The kitchen could use some bigger skillets & baking pans for groups(but you can also buy some one use foil pans from any store there), but we made due with what was there and were totally fine! The other super minor con, was just not having a vacuum or dust pan there as I'm a bit OCD and wanted to have clean floors because of the kids playing on the ground, but this was vacation so looked at it as a week away from cleaning constantly lol!

Again, this was the best place me & my family have EVER stayed at in up in Deep Creek and had such a fantastic experience with everything that we are talking about trying to rent this place again next year ahead of time! its just that great that I had to leave a novel of a review!
Manager response:
Hello Heather, we are thrilled to hear that you loved this beautiful home as much as we do and that you had a fantastic trip! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide this detailed feedback and we have notified local management of the areas you've noted that could use some attention. Thank you for being the perfect guests and we hope to host you again soon for another memorable vacation!
Anthony J. D. Aug 2020
Great location on a quiet secluded corner of the lake. House had plenty of space for our family of nine. Loved hanging out on the dock, around the fire pit and the hot tub.
Haley C. Jul 2020
We were 2 families and enjoyed our vacation on the lake, fire pit and spacious house. But, the house DOES NOT have AC and that was not advertised on the house description. For the price of the house and that fact this was a summer rental, that detail needs to be included in the description. If we had known about the lack of AC, we would have made a different decision based on the price of the rental.
Manager response:
Haley, thank you for your feedback! We apologize for any confusion regarding the lack of AC. In the listing under "heating and cooling", if it does not list AC, it is not an amenity. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the lake and we hope to get to host you in the future!
Lauren E. Jun 2020
The place was great and very clean. Guests complained it was hard to find as there were no house numbers near the road. Also, really disappointed the hot tub wasn’t working. That was a big factor in booking.
Debra C. Jun 2020
The location is amazing. Quiet and relaxing. On the "cul de sac" of the lake which is near the dam. Less boat traffic. Good for families.
Kati D. Mar 2020
We were supposed to go to the Caribbean for Spring Break but the Coronavirus cancelled that trip. So we ran away to the woods to hide out for a week. We LOVED the fireplace, the comfortable family room and the hiking trail along the lakeside. We played loads of games in the playroom, enjoyed the hot tub every night and had plenty of space for everyone. It was the perfect mental break from the craziness of the world these days!
Marcia C. Mar 2020
Back of hand??? Tv in bedroom had to b fixwd when my son came up so didnt have it for 2 nights.. shd have lights & heat marked which is for where... would still b interested again. Oh also...kitchen not well stocked..baking sheets etc.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Marcia. We are sorry to hear about the issues that occurred during your stay. We have added instructions for the lights and heater, fixed the tv, and will look into adding more kitchenware. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Eric C. Feb 2020
Loved the updated interior, spotless, large rooms and large common area. Loved the proximity to the water. Overall A+ house!
Terri P. Oct 2019
The house had everything we needed .
Jennifer W. Sep 2019
I really loved this house! On a quiet section of the lake with great kitchen, amenities, and bedrooms. Basement was a bit musty, but overall the house was very clean and bug and cobweb free.
Zach G. Aug 2019
We loved the location. Very secluded with beautiful views. The little cove was perfect for swimming and hanging out on the dock.

One thing we did note. Some of the deck boards are beginning to rot. This could pose a safety issue in the future!

Overall, great place to stay. Thank you for everything!
Manager response:
Hi Zach, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home! We have passed along your feedback, and our maintenance team is already working on the issue. We hope to host you again soon!
Karen Y. Jul 2019
Loved our extended weekend stay at this home. It was very comfortable with thoughtful amenities throughout (including strong fans and every kitchen supply). The layout was great for our multiple family group. The location is one of the best features - end of cove with little boat traffic which was great for enjoying the lake from the dock. Easy walk to dock. Thank you for sharing your home. Would definitely stay here again.
Estee N. Apr 2019
We loved our stay at this home. With the private dock and hot tub, my kids didn’t even need to leave! It was so special!