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1 Mile to Wisp + Free Firewood + Community Indoor Heated Pool

Cynthia Harden

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Cynthia Harden

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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1 Mile to Wisp + Free Firewood + Community Indoor Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


McHenry Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Please note: This home is under contract and is due to settle on July 17, 2015. No reservations will be accepted for stays after July 16, 2015. Thank you for your understanding.

$129 night...2-night minimum, + $50 processing fee + 12% taxes...Stay 3 nights, 4 nights, 7 nights.... (check calendar for available dates). Book now, bring the family for a great time!! Minimum one week's notice required.

THE BEST VACATION OPPORTUNITY AT THE LAKE!! This lovely townhome with Wisp Ski Resort and Lake views is just 1 mile from Wisp and is the perfect 4-season vacation home. Parking for 2-4 cars. A fully equipped kitchen w/glasstop range, new refrigerator, new microwave and dishwasher, stone wood-burning fireplace with FREE, unlimited, on-site community-provided firewood, deck/balcony w/gas grill, awning, table and 6 chairs; indoor table seating for 6-8 + 3 at the breakfast bar/counter, front-loading washer/dryer, lockable patio-level skis/recreational equipment storage, and free, high-speed Wireless Internet are just a few of the appealing features available to our guests.

Each bedroom (except the loft) features a color TV and DVD player. The extended cable system includes HBO, Showtime and Music Channels. Our extensive family-oriented video library of over 100 family-oriented movies (40-50 for children) will entertain your family after you've finished skiing, swimming or boating. You'll also find a wide selection of child/adult games, puzzles, and children's books from which to choose. Relaxing in the community's indoor heated swimming pool is also a great way to end a fun-filled day in any season!!

POOL UPDATE: During the winter, the indoor pool is open at no charge on weekends from approximately 10 am to 9:30 pm. For renters looking to book midweek, please let us know with your initial inquiry whether you will want to use the pool so we can make arrangements with the pool service. The midweek pool fee until the Memorial Day weekend is $25/day per the BOD.

There is no charge in summer through the Labor Day weekend.

Sleeping: 1 Queen bed in Master Bedroom, 1 Queen bed in Bedroom #2, bunkroom w/four singles, loft w/daybed + trundle (sleeps 2 singles). Legal maximum is 10. Bunks can hold moderate adult weight.

Since cell phones are the order of the day, we don't offer in-home phone service. Instead, we pass the savings on to you. You can use our free, high speed wireless Internet to stay connected with work and friends. Because of our mountain location, humidity is low year-round, even in the middle of the summer. This home is air-conditioned and also features ceiling fans in every room. Don't worry--you'll stay plenty cool in the summer and very warm in the winter!

You'll only need clothes,toiletries/towels, food (there's a full-service Shop n' Save grocery less than one mile away and a Walmart Super Center in Oakland, about 9 miles away) bed linens** and recreational items, including pool toys. (**Can you toss your own bed linens in the car? We thought so. We pass the savings on to you.) All paper towels, napkins, trashbags, toilet paper, laundry soap, dishwashing and other cleaning supplies are supplied for you.

Additional activities include pontoon boat tours, paintball, skateboarding, State Park Discovery Center (with plenty of children's activities),and more. You're within 1/8 mile walking distance of Bill's Marina where you can rent boats. There is community access to the lake for swimming from the community-owned waterfront across Deep Creek Drive. The whitewater rafting course has opened on the top of Marsh Mountain--it's .3 mile long--you can kayak, raft, picnic, etc. There are guided rafting trips down the course and children can go, too, though you'll need to check for any age/height/weight restrictions.

Open Year-Round, the WISP MOUNTAIN ROLLER COASTER!! This two-seater, 3,500 ft cross between alpine slide and roller coaster is one of only 4 mountain coasters in the US. You can ride solo or with another, regulate your speed up to 26 mph, and enjoy fantastic mountain views....also now available at Wisp: guided Mountain Buggy Rides and a great zip line + challenge course/sip line for kids!

PLEASE USE THE CALENDAR LINK BELOW to check availability BEFORE contacting us. ALL RENTALS ARE FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BY RECEIPT AND CLEARANCE OF PAYMENT. A returnable $300 security deposit by personal check is required; rentals can be paid by personal check, or credit card (VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER)and cash/e-check, using Paypal by renting directly from the owner, or with a credit card right on this VRBO website.

Reserving now through Summer, 2015 - per the calendar, we fill desirable slots early. Payment in full is required for weekends, mid-week, or stays less than a week in length. 50% deposit with reservation agreement for week-long stays with balance due one month prior to arrival. Save gas and vacation at the Lake! We look forward to having you as our guests.

Keywords: Condominium, Townhome, water views, Deep Creek Lake, mountain vacation, Western Maryland recreation, Deep Creek, Homeaway, VRBO, Vacation Rentals by Owner, Fall Getaways, Fall Foliage, Fall Foliage Weekends, Autumn Glory Festival, Festival of Trees, Slalom Championship, Wine Festival, mountain getaways

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cynthia Harden (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Calendar last updated:
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About Cynthia Harden

As a lifelong Maryland resident, I have enjoyed the many recreational opportunities available in my home state--its ocean resorts, cultural and historic events, mountains, rivers and bays. But there's something special about Deep Creek Lake-living here is a year-round vacation experience. I can't imagine a better place to be anytime of year!!

Cynthia Harden purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Cynthia Harden chose McHenry

I purchased this unit with families in mind. It can be a challenge to take a whole family on a vacation--between gas at $3+/gallon, hotel, meals, snacks, souvenirs, activity fees, and those last minute emergency sunscreen purchases, the costs for a family vacation can really add up. With the economy in flux, my goal is to provide an affordable opportunity for families to relax in a beautiful and fun-filled 4-season vacation destination. Every season here is a good one, with something interesting to do no matter the time of year. As a teacher for over 20 years, , I love children and so this privately owned home rents only to families. We have plenty of movies and games, and there's so much to do, or you can do nothing at all but sit on the couch and relax.

What makes this townhome unique

1 mile from Wisp and the Outdoor Adventure Center....or, leave the unit, turn left, walk up the parking lot and you'll be at the Black Bear Tavern/Smiley's Pizza/The Pine Lodge Restaurant....seeing the skiers and the night lights of Wisp from the living room slider windows...watching 4th of July fireworks at Wisp from the deck...cozy fireplace with free, unlimited firewood...walking distance to the Santa Fe Grille, Ledo's Pizza...our completely renovated year-round indoor heated pool-- very few other communities can offer this amenity....less than a mile to full-service Shop n Save grocery...slipping your kayak in at the community 'beach'/pier....Wine Festival, County Fair, Autumn Glory Festival, Holiday Lights...Lakeside Creamery for the best ice cream around (yes, it's a little more expensive, but it's homemade with real cream from real cows...), 1 mile to County Fairgrounds, and so much more....

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed at this home over the Labor day weekend. As a teacher, my family does not have a lot of extra money for vacations or weekends away. This home was perfect for my budget...I rented directly through the owner, who allowed me to use either a personal check or pay through Paypal, a secure site. The home was perfectly appointed, and the air conditioning was a great amenity. We did not use the indoor community pool because we were able to go to the State Park and use the "beach" that is there, but we thought the heated pool would be a great activity in the fall and winter. The home was fully stocked with all cooking supplies and having the paper/cleaning products there--TP, paper towels, dishwasher and regular dish soap, trash bags, laundry soap, etc., made our packing much easier. There are many local moderately-priced restaurants--Santa Fe Grille, Ledo's Pizza, Black Bear Tavern (we walked to this), Perkins... We had a great time and can't wait to return.
Aug 2014
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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1 Mile to Wisp + Free Firewood + Community Indoor Heated Pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 22 reviews

vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

The property itself was extremely nice. For the price - you can't beat it. It was perfect and just what we were looking for. However, the cleanliness of the place, was disappointing. Cobwebs covered walls in two of the bedrooms and it appeared as if it had not been dusted/cleaned in weeks. The condo was infested with ants....They were everywhere. We noticed them all over the kitchen table the first night and then all over the kitchen the following day. They were all over the furniture - crawling all over us while watching tv. We have a 9 month old that we couldn't allow to crawl on the floor because of them. The carpet looked as if it hadn't been vacuumed in some time with pieces of potato chips all over the place. We didn't spend much time in the condo nor did we ever eat it in so we were still pleased with our visit. Like I said, you can't beat the price.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response, which I have forwarded to our cleaning company and to the community's property manager. This home is cleaned and sanitized after every visit, and, therefore, was cleaned prior to your stay. In addition, a major clean is performed at least once per quarter and twice during the summer and winter holidays. Unfortunately, we did not receive any notice over the weekend regarding the ants situation; if we had, we would have had a community representative there to address the matter directly. We are in communication with the management company to see if this issue affects other homes in our community, and will proceed accordingly once we have this information. And, of course, we will ask our cleaning crew to spray prior each visit; however, as this is a home in a rural area in the mountains, we cannot guarantee 100% elimination of those less pleasant pests----flies, ants, the occasional wasp, etc. We will continue to do our best to keep such interruptions to a minimum!

Deep creek lake

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for beautiful stay. Our family enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Rudy's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this property. The owner stocked it very thoughtfully. There is a nice view of the mountain and easy access to the lake. Great value.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Ruby's Retreat : awesome family oriented condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had a great weekend in this awesome condo. Owner Cindy has thought of everything one could want or need for a family weekend! Our kids loved all the books and games, and the adults loved all the room for everyone! Overall, we all found this condo to be everything we needed and more!! Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely Creek Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Reason I did not rate it a 5 is due to the grill not being clean and cigarette ashes and buds left in a container on the balcony. That wasn't clean at all. Other than that everything was in place, clean and acceptable.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, which have been passed on to the supervisory crew for its continued attention to details! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to your return to the Lake!
Pittsburgh airport area

Excellent Value for Winter Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Our family very much enjoyed Rudy's Retreat for a winter getaway weekend. The property is as described. It was clean and had ample space. The kids loved the bunk room and the loft. The indoor pool was a nice amenity for the kids. The location is ideal for Wisp activities, just minutes to the parking lot. The owner was easy to deal with and very responsive to emails with our questions. We would recommend this rental to friends looking for an inexpensive rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Black Bear Tavern
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wisp Golf
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate Route 68
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Black Bear Tavern/Smiley's Pizza/Pine Lodge Rest.
Nearest Ski
1.2 Miles
Wisp Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Now At Wisp: Zip Line, 1/3 Mile Whitewater Rafting course, Mountain Roller Coaster and Mountain Buggy Rides!!Nearby: working farms, dogsledding, antiques, Swallow Falls State Park, Blackwater Falls State Park (WV), Canaan Valley State Park (WV), Morgantown (about 1 hour, 15 min,), glass making factory, and More at Wisp: rail park, kayak express/kayak tours, fly fishing, pontoon tours, scenic chairlift rides, mountain bike trails, paintball, skate park.State Park with Discovery Center just 10-15 minute drive--has roped off beach area, many childrens' programs. Downtown Oakland (9 miles away) has shopping, antiques, theater, bingo (5 different places to play, depending on night of week), Walmart SuperCenter (an event in itself); short drive to Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Ski Resorts, Fallingwater, and Ohiopyle State Park, site of some of the best whitewater rafting in the area. Drive to Cumberland and ride the train from Cumberland to Frostburg and back. Or, just sit and relax!!


Rates & Availability

From $129 Per night

McHenry Townhome Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Processing Fee $50.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes The pool is free on weekends all year, and everyday Memorial Day - Labor Day (summer). Per the policy of the Sunplace BOD, there is a non-refundable daily $25 rate for midweek (M-Th) use in the offseason. The BOD defines offseason as the close of the Labor Day weekend to the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Please tell us when booking if you wish to use the pool during the week in the fall/winter.

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McHenry Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Paper products/cleaning supplies/handsoap provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2) One Queen in Master and One Queen in BR #2, both rooms with flat screen/panel TV's/DVD's and ceiling fans, Double Beds (1) Double Aerobed can be placed anywhere in the home. Easy to inflate and even easier to pack., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed with trundle located in loft. Single mattresses sleep 2 comfortably. Doubles as couch, reading center, nursing center, games location etc., Bunk Beds (2) Sleeping for 4;TV/DVD player in room. These bunks are sized and designed to hold the weight of children/teens, not adults.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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