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Quaint Lake Front Cottage with Dock

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


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House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

This charming stone home rests on 1.35 acres with 175 feet of lake frontage. You will enjoy the private dock, large shade trees and spacious green lawn for picnics, soccer and softball games. This cottage is located minutes from Red Arrow Marina so boat ramp and water equipment rentals are all nearby. The towns of Ketchum, Grove, Langley and Vinita are all within a 15 to 30 minute drive for your enjoyment of golf, tennis, beaches, parks, theatres, shopping, sightseeing and dining out.

The home has 3,000 sq foot with 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths for your family and friends to share. Large picture windows and sliding glass doors allow for lake view from many rooms. There is a welcoming front porch and balcony that extends across the back of the home leading to a charming circular patio furnished with gas grill and outdoor furniture for your enjoyment.

The home is quite suitable for ‘gathering friends and family’ as there are 2 levels with comfortable living room and 3 bedrooms on each floor. The upstairs has full kitchen open to the dining and living area, the lower level has sink, refrigerator and microwave for quick meals and snacks. Both living areas have flat screen TV’s, wood burning stoves, and great views of the lake. The lower living area offers a pool table and game area as well.

Keywords: lakeside, cottage, cabin, vacation home, vacation rental

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About The Owner

My husband and I hold full time jobs as well as parenting our large and busy family. We relish ‘getting away’ from our hectic life style to a place of peace and quiet to enjoy one another and the simple pleasures in life. The cottage offers our family a place where we can re-connect. That is why we have this lake home! We would like to share it with you for the same reasons and hope your time will be greatly enjoyed at The Gathering Cottage!

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

We bought this lakeside stone cottage as it has been a charming place for our extended family to ‘come away’ for fun and refreshing for years. We have enjoyed fishing, boating, inter-tubing, canoeing, swimming from the dock and just relaxing with the lovely lake view. It has been a place of enjoyment, and ‘peace of mind’ for our family for some time. We are sure you will feel the same and are glad to share it with you!

What makes this house unique



Black Bass-year round. Winter can be great if the lake is not muddy.

Crappie-October till June. Summer months are usually tough

White Bass-January thru November. We always catch the biggest ones in January and February, spawners in the river in March and April, great fishing in the main lake all summer, points in the fall.

Catfish-year round. Big Blue Cats over 30 lbs., November, December, and March

Spoonbill snagging- December, January in the lake; February, March, April in the river


Deer hunting is one of the most popular pastimes for Sooner hunters. In fact, these days are golden if you hunt deer in our state; our deer numbers are exploding and the quality of our bucks gets better each season! A national deer-hunting publication recently rated Oklahoma as one of the Top 10 states for whitetail hunting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Janae!

We are finally home and recovered from our wonderful trip to Grand Lake. We had such a great time at your home. It was so spacious and relaxing- a perfect getaway for our family. The view of the lake from both levels was stunning! It was the perfect scene to wake up to each and every morning.

What I loved about the house the most were the two huge living areas. The kids were downstairs playing games and watching movies while we could fix supper or enjoy some adult conversation without interruption,.

We also loved the gentle slope to the water and swimming off the dock. It was so hot, we couldn't keep from jumping in! My youngest son even caught a catfish off the side of the dock, which was pretty exciting!

We spent a lot of our time on the pontoon boat, fishing in the morning and evening. It was sort of a waste to venture out, though, the water around the dock was like glass- no wake, no waves- and perfect for fishing. Not too far from the house, I personally caught over 8 catfish and bass, which made me very happy!

Your home was absolutely beautiful, and had everything we needed. I can't thank you enough for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cottage! The memories will last me and my family a lifetime! I will be emailing you to book our future stay!
Jul 2010
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Quaint Lake Front Cottage with Dock
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 47 reviews

Family Reunion Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion, 9 Children under the age of 9.... It was perfect.

Very clean and spacious. Pool Table, Fishing and plenty of outdoor space for kids to play.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear the cottage worked out for your family, especially with the little ones! We find the upper and lower levels seem to offer the right mix of 'together' yet 'space' to breath. Please come visit again!
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Great place for family with children

  • 5 of 5

We had a small reunion here with my husband's siblings and families. It couldn't have been better! The house is roomy, clean, and comfortable. The pictures don't quite do justice to the lake view. We loved having coffee on the front porch, and sitting out on the lawn at night. The small kids loved the yard, and there's even a gate to keep them from falling down stairs inside. Just perfect. Thanks Janae!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear family reunion guests, I am so glad the cottage was comfortable for your family and that you found it clean and even better than the pictures! We think this part of the lake is quiet, less congested and offers the beautiful view. Although our children are now grown, the gate at the stair comes in handy. Please consider your family welcome again!
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Best place yet for our faily reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our family reunion at your place. Each year we pick a different state/location for our family reunion over the last 20 years, and this is by far the best place we have experienced! We brought our boat from Arizona taking a chance of what the lake would be like, and we couldn't have asked for anything better! The views were breathtaking and the water was smoother in the cove behind the house which made for ideal boating activities! Those that didn't want to boat could watch from the backyard. The home was very comfortable in every way and well stocked. Definitely recommend for those who enjoy playing on the water! Thanks so much for having a great house and location - we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norman, OK

Very Special Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five spent one week at the Gathering Cottage. My nephew and his wife stayed the weekend and brought their boat to share for a fun, relaxing and interesting cruse on the lake. The house was very roomy and comfortable especially for our small group. The kitchen was very well organized and supplied. We were looking for something right on the lake with a great view! This was definitely the place! We enjoyed sitting on the balcony overlooking the lake taking in the peace and tranquility! Also, with the celebration of my sister’s birthday, playing games, watching movies, putting puzzles together and our home cooked food, we made some awesome memories! Such a nice getaway!

Thanks, Janae for sharing your wonderful home and being so helpful with my questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear September Guests, So glad to hear that the cottage was a comfortable place for your family to get away, relax and enjoy one another! Thanks again for leaving everything spotless when you checked out. Our lake cottage is available to your family next time you can get away to Grand Lake!
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PERFECT Family Reunion House - Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

I don't know where to begin. We have rented many condos from VRBO in other states, but making the reservations with Janae and all the transactions were the smoothest we've ever had. Her "Gathering Cottage" is a HOME with everything anyone would want, plus many extras. The views are fantastic. I normally don't write reviews (good or bad), but this house and the "Blue House" next door which we also rented were perfect for our large gathering. At one point on Saturday we had 31 family members at both houses, ages from 1 yr to 80. Not all spent the night, but the large amount that did had plenty of places to sleep and with central A/C in big house, it was very very comfortable and no one was cramped at all. My husband & I got the master BR and the mattress on the bed is the best we have ever slept in, including our own! Our 80 yr old Uncle had no problem walking across the lawn to the Gathering House. The slight incline to the water's edge was nothing and the boat dock was used everyday (all day) for fishing, swimming, boating and seadoo.

The pool table, games & TV's in up & downstairs were much appreciated. We had so many compliments regarding the houses and the location, that we are planning our next year reunion already at this same place. The neighborhood is quiet and is very convenient to Cahoots convenience store for anything forgotten. I hesitate going on & on about how happy and pleased we all were with the houses for fear they won't be available when we want them :)

Thank you Janae for allowing us in your beautiful houses and our family reunion being the best one yet. I will be discussing with you soon about next year renting. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Family Reunion Guests, I am so pleased to hear that your guests of all ages found the cottages comfortable and with plenty to do and enjoy. You were thoughtful to wash all the towels before you checked out which was much appreciated by our cleaning crew. For large family gatherings like yours we provide the 'event pricing' to help cover costs of additional daytime guests. Look forward to hearing from you for a future visit!
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Edmond OKlahoma

Annual Summer Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

This was our annual summer family get together which included ages 87 to 2 years old, and what a fantastic place to accommodate our family. With the cottage (house) being two stories, those that need to nap or to go to bed early could do so upstairs; and those that wanted to visit late into the night could be down stairs. The only challenge was the older and younger ones navigating the stairs, but with a little assistance by family members it wasn't really a big concern. The kitchen was completely equipped with every appliance you could possibly need. The game room had everything including puzzles, games, pool table and TV. We were thankful that the game room was actually a basement and so well equip to entertain as we had to take shelter for an hour as there was a tornado in the area. This May 2015 was not typical as it rained the entire month; therefore, we didn't really get to take advantage of the lake and dock as the water was too high with too much debris. The weather didn't dampened our family time just altered it a bit as we enjoyed playing inside games and just being together. Also, the owner was a fabulous person to work with and so very accommodating. I accidentally left a picture of our grandsons at the cottage which the cleaning crew found and gave to the owner. She took the time to confirm I was missing a photo and mailed it to me. I was so relieved to have that picture back; she is a very kind, considerate person. It was a true pleasure to get to know her through renting her cottage (house). This is a fabulous place to stay; we hope to rent the cottage again in the future. I would highly recommend this loving lake cottage (house); you will have a fabulous time!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annual Summer Family Get Together Guests, What a beautiful review! Thank you for the kind words about the cottage, property, furnishings and ability to work together. Your family deserves the credit for enjoying your time together despite the rainy weather! The home does have a great layout for up and downstairs group activities. We find it quite sound proof between the floors which with large families sure can help! Thanks again for taking the time to write and please do stay again when you can take a trip to Grand Lake! Janae
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Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
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May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

No Summer 2 night weekend reservations taken, summer weekend reservation minimum is 3 nights.
Holiday visits are an additional $100/night for a 3 night minimum, including:
New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Full refund of deposit if reservation cancelled 60 days prior to visit.

Reservations made 60 days in advance will have 2 installments; half of rental total due 60 days prior to visit and the remainder due 2 weeks prior to visit.

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Cleora House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private off master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , pull man bath between bedroom 2 and den/bedroom 6
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , pullman between bedroom 3 and 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Den, may double as bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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