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5BR 5 Star Chalet - Home Theater, Dock Slip, Park Pass, Indoor Pool, Fire Pit,

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lure of the Lake is a spacious and peaceful five bedroom, four bath, three level, air-conditioned home. Featuring a wall of windows and cathedral ceilings in the great room, as well as a cozy sun porch, this unique chalet brings the outdoors in with outstanding results.

The spacious layout, casual décor and 2 master suites ensures comfort and ease for a gathering of family or friends, and puts your soul at ease and provides peace and quiet to your vacation. No matter what the weather, the covered porch invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy your view of the surrounding woodlands. The great room includes a new, 4K HD big screen TV with Blue-Ray player and gas fireplace - no need to carry wood! A cozy sectional relaxes you with electric recliners so comfortable you will fall asleep in them! Enjoy the fully equipped, gourmet kitchen that is perfect for family gatherings, that includes both a Keurig and regular coffee pot. The large dining room table seats 10 with counter stools to seat an additional three guests. While your family is enjoying a meal together, your view through the sun-room is of the surrounding woodlands full of wildlife.

The private upper level MBR suite includes a king bed, private balcony, flat screen TV, and large bathroom including a two person Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The second MBR suite is located on the main level with a king bed and private bath and is separated from other bedrooms. A third bedroom on the main level also has a king bed and is adjacent to the main bathroom. The fourth bedroom also features a king bed and is adjacent to a full bath and bunk room, all on the lower level. The bunk room has two sets of bunk beds, one twin over twin and the other twin over full. This level also features a spectacular game room/home theater, including an Ohlhausen pool table, Foosball table, bar, and 1080p HD home theater with a 100" screen, Blue-ray player and surround sound.

In addition to the home theater, 4 bedrooms include flat screen TV's with DVD players. The great room and home theater include expanded cable, HBO and Showtime. The home is equipped with high speed wireless internet so that you can keep in touch, and there is a private work area upstairs for those people that must bring their work with them. Soak your worries away in the 6 person hot tub that is professionally cleaned after every guest stay. Warm your feet or even make s'mores by the outdoor firepit. Full size washer, dryer, iron and ironing board in laundry room.

Located in the Blakeslee community, a popular community because of its quiet, serene setting, and the numerous amenities available. The large, wooded lots provide a feeling of privacy and plenty of play area for the family. Walk or bike to the dock in a few minutes...boat rentals are available at Bill's Marina. The community is fairly level and arranged in a circular (1.6 miles) fashion which makes it perfect for biking, jogging and just an afternoon stroll. In addition, there are 5 miles of hiking trails within the community, as well as trails for snowmobiles and ATV's. Deer, wild turkeys and other wildlife are often seen in the fields by the entrance to the community. The indoor 25' x 50' pool is located in the Community Center (Closed Monday and Tuesday; Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 8 pm along with a large club room with TV, comfortable chairs, tables and chairs and pool table. Two tennis courts, basketball court, baseball field and outdoor playground are all adjacent to the community center.

You can visit any of the Maryland State Parks with the complimentary park pass. You can hike through Swallow Falls, swim at Muddy Creek Falls, use the boat ramp at the Deep Creek State Park, or enjoy the sand beach at the park.

All of Wisp Mountain's skiing, snowboarding, mountain coaster, Segway tours, whitewater rafting and many other activities are only 10 minutes away.

Movie theater, restaurants, golf, horseback riding and shopping are all within 5-10 minutes. The famous Honi Honi bar is only 5 miles away.

Oakland - There is a nice blend of retail businesses and services including antiques, high quality men and women’s clothing, locally owned full service pharmacies and even an old-fashioned soda fountain. There you can order a milk shake made the old fashioned way!

Oakland, Maryland is also the home to a restored 1884 train station, the new Transportation Museum and the County’s Historical Society Museum.

More Details

Sean and Cindy Dobich
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Sean and Cindy Dobich

Our family (four children ranging from 11 to 21 years old) lives 90 minutes away from Deep Creek near Washington, PA. We've been vacationing in Deep Creek since 1994, but just started enjoying winter vacations there three years ago. It was at that time that we decided Deep Creek is so much more than just a summer getaway; it really is a four season vacation area, and it was then we decided to start looking for a home to purchase.

Sean and Cindy Dobich purchased this chalet in 2016

Why Sean and Cindy Dobich chose Blakeslee

We first visited the Blakeslee community with a realtor in the summer of 2014, and rented a home in Blakeslee in 2015. The community was everything we had hoped for, and perfect for many different types of vacationers. Our youngest children can ride bikes throughout Blakeslee in a safe environment. We can take walks, play tennis, go swimming, or simply enjoy an outdoor fire or hot tub soak without leaving the community. We can walk or bike to our boat dock in 5 minutes. While there is tons to see and do around Deep Creek, if you just want to relax, you never have to leave Blakeslee!

What makes this chalet unique

Centrally located between the northern "hub" of McHenry and Wisp, and the cool, little town of Oakland to the South, the quiet community of Blakeslee lets you enjoy the lake and Maryland mountains without being too far from anything. Tons of things to do outdoors, but the home also lets you stay indoors and curl up by the fire or watch a movie in the home theater. Once you come to Deep Creek and our home, you will be back!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Blakeslee in Swanton

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 rolls of bath tissue per bathroom supplied. Please bring additional paper products as necessary. Towels not supplied.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bunkroom - 2 Bunk Bed
  • 4 King Beds 2 Bunk Beds (twin over twin & twin over double)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
100" Home Theater (1080P) with Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound & Blue Ray player. You can also hook up your own gaming systems via HDMI!


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(34 traveller reviews)

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5BR 5 Star Chalet - Home Theater, Dock Slip, Park Pass, Indoor Pool, Fire Pit,
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
Annapolis, Maryland

No detail left unthought of! Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This home really does have it all! First off, the owners are a dream to work with (super quick response time and easy from start to finish of our booking), the home is very meticulously clean and decorated, the community is fantastic and we will never stay anywhere else again when vacationing in Deep Creek....nothing else could live up to it. We were a crew of 7 (2 couples with 3 toddlers) and the house suited us very well with much room to spare. There were so many unexpected extras that we were so pleasantly surprised and thankful to have. The house is laid out in a way that is open and airy yet warm and cozy thanks to its style and the very tasteful way that they have everything set up. We loved that you could literally be in 1 of 4 rooms on the main level and see into all 3 of the others....an absolute DREAM when trying to keep eyes on little ones and still make dinner and hang out together. Everything about the house is up-to-date, modern, working, stocked, functional and comfortable. The beds were super comfortable, as was the main living room furniture. The house is far enough away from neighbors that you feel "in your own space" and close enough to call the community an actual "neighborhood". The driveway was easy access to the property which we were concerned about at first (when starting out our search for a winter vacation home) because neither car had 4 wheel drive so what a relief in case of a big snowfall. We loved that we were right across the street from a perfect sledding hill and we totally used the fire pit (which was fully stocked with wood, starters, and lots of adirondacks) one evening for smores! We were also able to take advantage of the indoor pool, skiing at Wisp and lunch one day at Ace's Run! I cannot think of a single thing that would have made our stay more accommodating. Thank you so much Sean and Cindy!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, Thank you so much for a fantastic review of our home and our efforts to provide a little slice of heaven at Lure of the Lake! Our toughest critics are ourselves, and we suppose that if we can meet our own expectations, that we should exceed our guests’ expectations as well! Hope to have you and your families again! Sean and Cindy
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Relaxing Easter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had great stay with parents and my sister's family over the Easter weekend. House had a good layout and was very clean. Kids had the swimming pool to themselves most of the time. And I think my 70 year old parents might be in the market for a pool table to play at home! Also enjoyed watching the deer from the sunroom. They come right up to the house.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything that we needed was there!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, So glad you had a great time! We look forward to having you and your girlfriends again! Sean and Cindy
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The house was absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! It had everything! Great place to stay! Very clean!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I took a weekend trip to Deep Creek and fell in love with this cabin! It was so spacious and well equipped! It was so nice to not have to pack all the "extras" that other cabin rentals do not provide. The owners were also fabulous! Easy to reach and very accommodating. We are hoping to make this a yearly tradition.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bianca, We are happy you and your family had a great time at Lure of the Lake! We look forward to having you every year! Thanks again for the kind words...Cindy and I do try to go the extra mile for our guests!
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  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing in every way. It was super clean and such a beautiful home. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything you could ever need. It was so perfect for our group of 10. The big tv in the basement was great to watch all the sports on during the weekend as well.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Austin, We are so happy you and your friends had a great time at Lure of the Lake! We know you also took care of the home like we do, and certainly appreciate making it easy for us to clean for our next guests! We try to make the home as comfortable for our guests as we can so you can relax and enjoy your time away...and hope to have you back again soon! Sean and Cindy
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.39
Damage Deposit £371.3

All offers exclude holidays, not valid with other promotions, not valid with other discounts, and are not retroactive. Minimum night stay may apply. 3 night minimum stay is required for all federal holidays. Please contact us for details.

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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