About Ken Cooper
We live 2 miles from the cottage and are always available to answer questions and help out. We've owned it since 2000 and my wife's Grandfather and Great Uncle built the main cottage over 90 years ago. We spent 28 years in Maryland raising most of our 6 children and still have one at home. We lived on this property for a year and a half while our home was being built.
Ken Cooper purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Ken Cooper chose Brackney
My wife's grandfather purchased this property 90 years ago for $ right...One Dollar! He then built the main cottage for his sister as a getaway from the "city". My wife spent summers at this cottage as did her mother when she was a little girl. It was out of the families hands for about 15 years. We purchased it and dumped a ton of money into it and have used it for family reunions for the last 17 years. We hope you'll feel the love that we have for this truly is magical.
What makes this Cottage unique
From the front door to the lake you're only 20' away. The covered front porch is perfect to enjoy the view from even if it's raining.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Amazing as always
Exceeds expectations and exactly what we are looking for.
Lake house on Laurel Lake PA
We rented all 3 buildings. The hosts thought of every detail for an enjoyable weekend experience. Ken met us upon our arrival to give us a tour of the property. Highlights included kayaks, paddle boats , fire pits & loads of firewood, gas BBQ grill, comfortable beds, well groomed landscape, everything nicely organized. All of our party had a fantastic time and want to come back. Truly a 5 star experience!
Having guests that leave your property in better condition when they found it and treat it as if it were their own is beyond a 5-star rating. I mean, who actually does the laundry for you?!?! Who cleans so that your cleaning crew has very little to do?!?!
The Michalak's THAT'S WHO!!!
If you ever have the opportunity or host Vince and/or any of his family you will never have to worry about your property. Fantastic communication from pre to post check out and absolutely the most delightful people I've met in a long time.
Stay at Brackney PA house
Great house. Clean; owner thought of everything The view on the lake from the back porch is fantastic . Cozy as well as plenty big enough to satisfy our family of 5 Ken was a great host with directions and house orientation.
Very kind Bruce. You guys are fantastic guests! The type of guest that we hope will come back for years and years to come.
An Amazing Waterfront Property With Flexible Space for Families
This was a great place for our summer vacation with siblings and their families. We had 6 adults and 6 young children in our group and the three separate living spaces really allowed for a nice balance of togetherness and privacy, too. The waterfront is awesome and there are more kayaks, floats, and other water toys than we could have imagined. The swimming was great and we all enjoyed exploring the lake in pedal boats and kayaks. We had heavy rains for a few days and the TV, Netflix, places for board games, and indoor gathering space really kept us all entertained. When the little ones started to get a little stir crazy in one place, they bounced to another it helped keep them entertained. Ken is a wonderful host who made sure we had everything we needed before and during our stay. Five stars -- we'll be back!
Kyle and Family,
Thank you for the kind words.
Future hosts... If you ever have the opportunity to host Kyle, his family, and friends, you will know what it's like to have a 10 STAR guest! We were so impressed with how they cared for our place that we actually sent them back a portion of the cost of their stay because we had VERY little to do to get it ready for our next guests. NEVER have we had such thoughtful and caring guests...NEVER!!! AND, they left US a gift basket when they checked out!!! WHO DOES THAT!?!? Words can't describe how impressed we were with this family. Truly amAzing people!!
Great lake house experience with flexible renter
This place is the quintessential lake house. It's located on quiet lake laurel with other lake houses that are barely noticable. There are 3 cottages that are set up for large groups with children. You don't have to rent all 3 cottages if you choose not to. They pretty much provide every amenity you can think of. Read the fine print , if not you will over pack. We had an issue with the refrigerator and it was replaced within 2 hours( what more can you ask for). Our group came off a 5 year rental of a previous lake house and this one blew it away. We are definitely booking next year and can't wait. 0 complaints!!!!
We're so glad you had a wonderful time!
Like my wife said, "They win for the cleanest guests we have every hosted!!"
We look forward to hosting you for years and years to come. Thank you for the wonderful review. We're already making plans for the additional fire pit you suggested! We loved getting to know all of your family. Such a great crew!!!
See you in 2019.