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Grand Lake Home On Monkey Island

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 11

Perfect personal home for 1 or a group of 11. Close to restaurants, the lake itself, the towns of Grove, Bernice and Vinita... and other amenities. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen bed and there are 2 double and 1 single foldouts for children in the living and dining areas. The home overlooks Grand Lake from a private, deep cove. There are 2 full baths, a fully equipped laundry room, a large family room (with TV, DVD, CD, Satellite Radio, stereo and bar), living and dining area, wood burning fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, covered carport and parking areas, sectioned heat and AC. Private and secure WiFi is available for all guests. One covered patio and a large attached wood deck with lots of chairs and tables are there for your comfort. Because you may enjoy cigars and cigarettes, smoking is allowed on the patios and the walk dock, but (please) not in the home. A public slip is within walking distance of the home for boats with a private 10'x10' dock located beside the slip. There are umbrella tables, chairs and smoking is allowed there. The whole place and the walk dock is perfect for relaxing, recreation, swimming, fishing and watching the moon. We are pet friendly (you know much more about your pets than we do).

Bill and/or Judy Hess
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2018

About Bill and/or Judy Hess

We love to travel, are retired and have several homes. We have been married for over 45 years and live in Wichita, Kansas.

Bill and/or Judy Hess purchased this house in 1980

Why Bill and/or Judy Hess chose Afton

We've been going to Grand Lake for over 50 years and have owned property since the 1980s. It's a little over three hours from where we live in Wichita, Kansas... near enough to get back if one must, but far enough not to go back for sunglasses.

What makes this house unique

The home is perfect for one or eleven and is near amenities. Amenities on the island, in the local town of Grove, emergency numbers, restaurant and pub numbers and "things to do" are listed on a sheet when you get there.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Afton in Delaware County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The rest of the sleeping areas consist of two double and one twin sofa beds. Perfect for multiple kids and those adults who don't care where they sleep.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please don't clean fish in the kitchen. It smells bad and makes a mess. Other than that... have fun.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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Grand Lake Home On Monkey Island
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Excellent family property

  • 5 of 5

Great family home. Spent Christmas holiday with my family and loved it. Very quiet neighborhood, beautiful setting. House is loaded with card/board games and fireplace was a very nice surprise.

Internet is via cellular which is weak so don’t plan lots of surfing. It is adequate for basic browsing but streaming is difficult. We were able to stream some but device had to be in specific spot. Overall, the internet is a minor item that won’t impact a family vacation but a working vacation may be difficult.

Host was great, responded to phone calls very quickly, house was incredibly clean, and house felt very homey with lots of lived in extras. Definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Property location was very, very good. Amenities and comfort of the home were excellent. The Hess family have made it a home away from home for their guests. The only problem was the lack of Wi-Fi and not enough signal to get other alternatives to same on our cell phones. This was inconvenient as my husband still works his own business and so he had to leave every morning and go to the golf club for connections. Also only 4 channels available on the TV which was no big deal for us but might be for others. We had a great stay overall.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing & enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house & lots of room for our whole family. Our grandsons loved fishing from the dock & had plenty of room for family games. Great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

It was well kept up and not far from stores!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was beyond perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed plus some! Very comfortable, great views, spacious, friendly neighbors, and so much more. We will definitely be back! Thank you Bill and Judy

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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The house was very functional for 2 families. Very nice.

  • 4 of 5

The house worked well for us. Very nice large yard that our grandson enjoyed!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The house is on "Monkey Island" located in the heart of Grand Lake O' the Cherokees in the northeast corner of Oklahoma. Crystal Bridges is within one hour in Arkansas for those who want to investigate a world renowned art museum. Bentonville, Arkansas is the home to the Walton (Sam's Club) family, Eureka Springs, Arkansas is a small, turn of the century town and very interesting. Art museums, architecture and history abound in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Bartlesville.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.57
Damage Deposit £357.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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