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Heaven on Sparkling Big McKenzie

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Waterfront 5 bedroom 4 bath modern lake home

Your sanctuary awaits in this gorgeous lake home on Big McKenzie Lake. Bright and airy new construction with lots of room to relax and play. Our open and breezy living space, screened porch, beautiful gardens, rolling lawns, private grassy shoreline and sparkling waters are here for your luxurious enjoyment. Rebuilt in 2007 to include every amenity and detail, this fresh and updated home includes top of the line appliances and conveniences to make your stay a breeze, no matter the season. With wifi and solid cell reception, working is possible (if you must). Leave the coolers, towels, linens, spices, etc at home, we've got you covered!

Please note: This is our family's second home and our character is woven into the fabric of the space. That means a few family photos and perhaps a comfy sweater in the closet.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Hannah

This is our family lake house. My parents purchased the home in 1996 as a place for our family and friends to make amazing memories and always call home. We now invite you and your family to experience the joy and relaxation that our wonderful property has to offer.

Hannah purchased this house in 1996

What makes this house unique

The Space

-Bright, spacious, contemporary design.

-New construction with high-end finishes.

-Towels and linens abound.

-Private shorefront with dock, fire pit and clear cool water.

-Sprawling green lawns, lush gardens.

Guests have access to

-The entire main house and grounds (the basement and guest cottage are not included in rental unless agreed to in writing).

-The dock and shorefront.

-Kayaks (subject to owners discretion).


-Gourmet kitchen, grills, appliances.

-DVD, board game, music and book collection.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow. If I could give 6 stars I would. The kids and I were already excited to have a retreat, but imagine our amazement when our cabin escape landed us in an experience of casual luxury. What do I mean by this? All of the trappings of a great lakeside experience (swimming, boating, fishing, fresh air) complemented with a living space that exuded style and comfort. Screened porch areas, several decks, plush gardens, and spacious bedrooms (each with their own personality!).

Hosts were more than gracious and accommodating, going above and beyond the 'customer services' experience, and treating you more like family. My only regret?

That I can spend the whole summer here!
Jun 2013
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Spooner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We are available before, during and after your stay to answer any questions or address any needs or requests you might have. We count plenty of our renters and their families among a growing list of new friends. The Neighborhood -There are two restaurants on the lake (both with live music and outdoor seating), and plenty more within a 20-min drive. -Our neighbors on either side are lovely and we are a close and friendly community. Those of us who open our houses to renters do so on the condition that our renters will respect the quite, relaxing, family atmosphere at our lake. Getting around You will need a car. You can bring a boat that can be tied up to the dock. The boat slip is just down the road a bit.


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Heaven on Sparkling Big McKenzie
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Memory making lake house rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family is getting older and busier. We wanted a place to help us slow down, relax, hang out, and do the lake activities we love and also make great memories! We loved the rooms, bathrooms, and most of all the big great room. The screened porch gave us respite from the huge mosquitos that came out at dark. We loved the large yard for playing yard games. And we loved the lake access with a great dock and fire pit area!! There was space for everyone and something for everyone to do! My brother brought his dogs, and even they loved it! The rental family was easy and great to deal with, and we thank them for opening up their awesome lake house to others. The only thing that we thought it could need was a hammock:) Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please come again :)
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Tents to Technology

  • 5 of 5

Twenty years ago a group of us (four couples) use to take annual camping trips. Now we like the luxuries of cozy beds instead of sleeping bags, bathrooms instead of smelly porta potties, and a big kitchen instead of camping stoves.

This home was perfect for our lazy requirements and then some (especially the free Wi-Fi which was helpful for those needing to check-in at work). Everyone loved the big community living room/kitchen space as well as being able to retreat to their own bedrooms/bathrooms. It felt more like we were staying at a friends house than a stark rental property.

Hannah replied right away to my initial inquiry, answered all my questions, and was very helpful. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200

We require renters to sign a lease for the term of their rental.
Payment through personal check.
We do not offer Saturday-Saturday reservations. Weeklong reservations can only occupy one weekend.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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