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Overview
6 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
Min stay varies
Holiday Rental House
White Oak Retreat is a 6 bedroom, 3 bath lake access log home near the main portion of Deep Creek Lake, accomodating up to 12 people. It features a private dock accommodating up to 2 boats and deep water swimming off the end of the dock. It is located on a secluded wooded lot not direcctly on the lake, but a short walk down the road and down the steps will take you to the lake and dock. The lower level features 2 bedrooms (queen and king), bath, TV/recreation room, and a hot tub on the covered porch. The main level consists of a large living room, dining room, kitchen , bath, and a large porch across the front of the house. There are 4 bedrooms (queen, queen, double, 2 twin beds), and a bath upstairs. Outside are picnic tables, a gas grill, and charcoal grill, as well as a fire pit ar...White Oak Retreat is a 6 bedroom, 3 bath lake access log home near the main portion of Deep Creek Lake, accomodating up to 12 people. It features a private dock accommodating up to 2 boats and deep water swimming off the end of the dock. It is located on a secluded wooded lot not direcctly on the lake, but a short walk down the road and down the steps will take you to the lake and dock. The lower level features 2 bedrooms (queen and king), bath, TV/recreation room, and a hot tub on the covered porch. The main level consists of a large living room, dining room, kitchen , bath, and a large porch across the front of the house. There are 4 bedrooms (queen, queen, double, 2 twin beds), and a bath upstairs. Outside are picnic tables, a gas grill, and charcoal grill, as well as a fire pit area. There is off road parking for 6 cars. A short path leads to a field with badmitten/volleyball.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We do not rent to groups of young people less than 24 years of age. Any tenant abusing the property, ignoring the 11 PM noise limit, or exhibiting abusive behavior, is subject to eviction. House should be left as found, except for cleaning. Keep hot tub clean. Damage deposit of $350 returned if no damages, extra cleaning, no putting moved furniture back, hot tub not so dirty it must be changed, and checking out on time. You agree to report and pay for any damages and above infractions.
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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Meet the host
John J
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsAbout a week before your stay, we send you an email with directions, instructions, and the code to the keyless door lock. Usually we are not there to greet you, but you can reach us by email or phone should any problems or questions arise. We may stop by to see how you are doing, if we are in the area, or give you a phone call.
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Reviews (15)
Seaside48047640275
Seaside48047640275
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Rental Beware: - whole house smells musty and damp - main level carpet is nasty - 1st floor bathroom stayed wet the entire week. Bought a new shower curtain and mats (to replace wet, nasty smelling ones). It is very small including a sink that is must not be more than three feet tall. - one bathroom for the four bedrooms upstairs wholly inadequate. - Carpet in kitchen is disgusting. - One living room couch is very old and uncomfortable. - Owner tells you there is a path to the lake but the decent to the lake is steep and slippery. The inside to this property needs a lot of work.
Visited August 2021
Written August 23, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alicia G
Alicia G
1 contribution
My family and I stayed at this rental for a weekend in April 2021. The house was really great!!! Had lots of space for the 12 of us!! It had plenty of parking, the dinning room table was big enough so we could all sit together while we played games! We really enjoyed the outside fire pit!! I can not say enough about how clean this property was!!! I have rented other places before and this is by far the cleanest and most organized place I have stayed at!! Also the hot tub was really nice!! Would definitely recommend to anyone!! I would love to come back one day!!! Thanks for letting us stay at this amazing house!!
Visited April 2021
Written April 20, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marcie M
Marcie M
Copley, OH4 contributions
Beyond nasty carpet in the kitchen. Would highly suggest replacing with tile, vinyl or wood flooring. Nasty area rugs. Nasty couch in basement. Keep your shoes on in this house or they’ll be filthy dirty. Refrigerator is small for a house that accommodates 12. Much of the cookware was gross, baked on food residue from previous guests. Some of the drawer stops are gone on the kitchen drawers. With a strong pull, they’ll fall out. Some of the shelves in the kitchen cabinets need new supports. There was 1 dishtowel, 2 trash bags, and no leftover containers when we arrived, but the owner brought those items to us. The walk to the lake/dock is challenging if you’re out of shape, traveling with small children or have equipment to carry down. It’s 2/10 of a mile walk down a quiet street, then steep steps. Besides the dirty carpets, our biggest disappointment was with the boat slips. When I booked, I inquired if there was enough room for a boat and 2 jet skis. Owner confirmed there was space. But much to our surprise, there was a pontoon boat in 1 slip which didn’t move the whole week we were there. The owner happened to be next door while we were there. The issue was discussed with the owner, but there was no resolution. We had to launch and trailer the jet skis the days we wanted to use them. There was a state park pass provided, which was nice, since we didn’t have to pay the launching fee every time. The house is large and the A/C upstairs worked well. We had temps in the low 80s the week we were there. It was comfortable once we got all the fans running and the windows opened. The basement is damp smelling. I bought a couple air fresheners and put dryer sheets around. Damp Rid probably would have worked better, but my husband couldn’t find it at Wal Mart. Just FYI... There is no ice maker, though plenty of ice trays are provided. The washer and dryer are small but work okay. No garbage disposal. My mom is handicapped in a wheelchair. She was going to come, but I called her and told her not to. I saw mention in a description that the house was handicapped accessible which is somewhat true. You can get from the driveway to the basement bedrooms, bath and small living area. There’s no way to get from the basement living area which has no kitchen, to the first floor without going up a stairway.
Visited August 2020
Written August 30, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Valeria R
Valeria R
Brooklyn, NY1 contribution
Our family loves this house. It has everything you need for your vacation! John was very helpful and thoughtful. He left paper towels, garbage bags, toilet paper and even Lysol ( we know its difficult to find this days, unfortunately). The linens were brand new, also all the blankets. The house was clean and had everything you need. The lake is gorgeous! We were traveling 5 hours, but this house worth this time! We will definitely come back! Thank you John for everything!
Visited May 2020
Written June 2, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Erin M
Erin M
Annapolis, MD20 contributions
The house was super spacious and well equipped with everything from kitchen items to games and dvds! Our family loved the fire ring set up and the big porch. My only feedback is that the washer dryer combo is outdated and inadequate - impossible to dry more than one towel at a time. In all, though, the house was terrific and I would recommend it.
Visited June 2019
Written July 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bryan R
Bryan R
Oakton, VA7 contributions
Me, my uncle, and my cousins came here for our annual fishing trip and it exceeded our expectations.
Visited July 2017
Written July 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer554293
Explorer554293
Bryan: Thank you for your kind review. We hope that you will come again. John
Written July 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sheeptrax
Sheeptrax
1 contribution
Great place. Had a blast. Only problems old lines in kitchen in bags and no knew ones yet i paid for linens. And if you get 4 large people in hot tub no hose to refill. Other than that. Beutiful. May make it a yearly tradition. Thanks for having us. 4.5 stars.
Visited September 2016
Written September 15, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Autumn L.
Autumn L.
29 contributions
We traveled to Deep Creek in May 2016 with 9 adults and 2 children. This rental was very nice. We really appreciated the 3 bathrooms and multiple bedrooms. It had lots of space and even room at the dinner table for everyone. It was a short drive to McHenry where all the commercialized things are. They do have dock access although we did not use it. We wish it had more shrubs to increase privacy but we didn't have any issues with neighbors. Our overall opinion of the lake was mediocre mainly due to the fact that we had small children who couldn't participate in what the lake had to offer. We would stay again, maybe when the kids are older. Very impressed by the condition of the home and the cookware. Most times, rental have poor quality kitchen gadgets but not this one.
Visited May 2016 Travelled with family
Written May 31, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer554293
Explorer554293
Autumn: Thanks for your kind review of our house and for taking such good care of it. We are sorry that the previous tenants had left it so messy that you could not get in on time. We always try to keep if well equipped. Please plan to come again when the kids are a little older. John
Written June 1, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gerald N
Gerald N
Bowie, MD3 contributions
Six of us stayed at the White Oak Lodge for a couple of nights (2 adults and 4 scouts) so that we could go cross country skiing nearby. The place was very clean and roomy, and we certainly could have fit at least another 4 boys. The boys loved the wii and the wifi, and we also made use of the hot tub and fire pit. There was also plenty of room to play outside at night in the snow.
Visited February 2016
Written March 10, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Explorer554293
Explorer554293
Gerald: Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the house and found it very roomy for your group. Please come again. John & Kathy
Written March 11, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amir A
Amir A
1 contribution
We stayed over a weekend with our friends at this place. It was a very nice, clean and cozy cabin. The reason that I am not giving a 5 star rating to this place is because of a minor issue that we had with the hot tub. On our second day, we needed to refill the hot tub and there was no hose in the cabin. We were instructed to fill out the hot tub using a big trash can (a fairy clean one ...). We eventually were able to make it but a hose for such circumstances is really needed at the cabin. Everything else was fine, we will definitely consider staying at this cabin for our next vacation.
Visited January 2016 Travelled with friends
Written January 20, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Business Travel
Hot Tub
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The home is located in a neighborhood of single family homes on large lots with many trees and on a peninsula near the main portion of the Deep Creek Lake. It sits on a hill with a good wintertime view of the lake (when trees are not in leaf). It is very close to Deep Creek Lake State Park and not far from Swallow Falls, Harrington Manor, and New Germany State Parks and the beautiful and rugged Savage River State Forest. This area is a year round resort with boating, swimming, fishing, skiing (downhill and cross country), hiking, trail riding, horseback riding, and just relaxing. The Wisp Resort, with its ski center, and adventure center with man-made whitewater course is closeby.
Getting around
No public transit is available. Our website has suggestions about what to do while at Deep Creek, but a private vehicle is necessary. We are very close to Deep Creek Lake State Park, for boat launching, beach, picnic & play area, Discovery Center, and hiking trails.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about White Oak Retreat

White Oak Retreat is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

White Oak Retreat has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

White Oak Retreat has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.