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Lakefront home on Burr Oak Lake State Park, Glouster,Ohio-15 miles to Athens,OH

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2000 sq foot house with 5 Bedrooms + Den with a sofa bed, 2 Baths (Sleeps 12)

A fully equipped 5-bedroom house on Burr Oak Lake, which is a state park.

Welcome! Burr Oak Lakehouse is a private, 5-bedroom house overlooking Ohio's beautiful Burr Oak Lake -- Ohio's least used State Park in the rolling Appalachian Foothills of scenic Southeastern Ohio in Morgan County, near Glouster, Athens and Hocking Hills. Our clean and comfortable house provides all the modern amenities needed for a pleasant, relaxing vacation, business meeting or romantic getaway. The surrounding grounds feature gas grills, hammocks, horseshoes, fire rings, decks, screened porches, breathtaking scenery, and miles of hiking trails and fishing around the lake. Our secluded house, set in the gorgeous surrounding woods, features beautiful lake views (the house is lake front), wood fireplaces, central heat and air conditioning, satellite TV, high speed internet, fully equipped kitchens, towels and linens. A $200 refundable security deposit is required.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jeff and Suzanne McKenna
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016
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About Jeff and Suzanne McKenna

We are Columbus,Ohio residents that love to get away to the great outdoors as often as we can.

Jeff and Suzanne McKenna purchased this house in 1988

Why Jeff and Suzanne McKenna chose Ohio

We have enjoyed the serenity of this lake for 35 years, we decided to share this beautiful spot 11 years ago.

What makes this house unique

The remote view of the lake is what sets this house apart from other vacation rentals.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Lakefront home on Burr Oak Lake State Park, Glouster,Ohio-15 miles to Athens,OH
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Couldn't have been any nicer! Extremely well stocked. The view was everything that was promised.

  • 5 of 5

Property well maintained. Secluded with incredible view of the lake.

Very comfortable & spacious.

We appreciated the well stocked kitchen with the extra fridge.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful lakeside home on Burr Oak Lake

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend at the Lakehouse over the Fourth of July! While the weather did not cooperate, we enjoyed the time and the kids loved fishing from the backyard and the fire in the firepit. We rented a pontoon boat for a day and it was great to fish, swim and relax. Burr Oak Lake is a quiet lake with strict horsepower limitations on boats, which makes for a peaceful environment! The house has a terrific view of the lake, is very clean and we had plenty of room for 6 adults and 6 kids. Overall a very lovely stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The best vacation ever. The property had all the comforts of home. It was pieceful and the views were Gorgeous.I would come back.The place was clean and comfortable and had everything you needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

This is a very clean home in a beautiful location. We were 8 adults and 3 small babies. Each couple was able to have a queen sized bed, which is rare for lake homes. The home has a well equipped kitchen, plenty of sitting areas for dining, a lovely screen porch and large deck with gas grill, and a walk out to patio below. The view is amazing and we enjoyed several beautiful sunsets. The home is located near dock #1 where pontoons, small motored boats, and kayaks are available, which we highly recommend doing. It's only a 40 minute drive to Hocking Hills for the best hiking in Ohio. The fire pit is also nice. But there isn't a lot else to do here. The lodge has a pool, but we had hoped for a game room in the house. Be advised the washer wasn't really available due to drainage issues, and the house at times felt very damp even with a dehumidifier running, which meant some doors would stick. The one safety issue we have with this home is the deck railing - it is far too open (see photo in listing) for small children to be out on the deck. This made dining outside difficult for our family. Our grown children didn't care for the "old school" tvs, and cell reception was sketchy, which is fine if you're trying to "unplug". Other than that we found this to be a lovely home for our family vacation. I can't recommend it for families with young children but only because of the railing. It would be great for fishermen, romantic weekend, or anyone who just wants peace and quiet among the trees with a beautiful lake view.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time. Any dampness must have been causes from the air conditioners drain line became clogged and got the floor wet in the furnace closet the week before. The railing is open somewhat to prevent blocking the view. The patio below the upper deck is suitable for toddlers and has a table and chairs for dining also. Some cell service providers don't work as well as others, going out on the porch helps getting out from under the metal roof. There is free wifi and Directv to keep connected.
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Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was amazing and great for large group of people. We plan to revisit in the summer for a small family vacation. We took a 4 mile hike around burr oak lake and enjoyed the changing leafs.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Guys fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

Second year in a row we have rented this place. One of the prettiest lakes in Ohio. Will do it again if we can. Plenty of room, great views, good fishing, good access to the water, not a bad thing to say (the satellite tv reception was a bit questionable....but you should not be coming here to watch tv. We tied back the bush that was blocking the signal and were able to keep an eye on the football games). Visit this place, you will not regret it! I met one owner of the property last year and the other this year....super nice people.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Columbus, Ohio
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Burr Oak Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Forest Hills Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
OH RT. 78 and OH RT 13 and 20 minutes to US 33
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Burr Oak Lodge, Glouster,Nelsonville and Athens,OH
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Burr Oak Lake
Car: necessary

Surrounded by Burr Oak State Park and close to Athens,Ohio University, Nelsonville, Hocking College and the Hocking Hills Area.

Availability calendar or rates given on vrbo may not be correct, please email, text , call for details.614-271-2331 9am-8pm


Rates & Availability

Glouster House Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2016 - Jan 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 3.0%

You must be 25 years old to sign the rental agreement.
Sorry no pets allowed
Security deposit is not refundable due to cancellation

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Glouster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , lower level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , double sink, upper level with a door to the mbr also
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master upper level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , lower level with walkout to the patio
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , lower level queen no walkout only a window that doesn't open
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , lower level queen bedroom with a walkout to the patio
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , lower level den, queen sofabed with walkout to a small deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upper level queen bedroom, lake view when leaves are down
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3)sofa bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
massage therapists will come to the Lakehouse at their fee, we are not involved with your transaction, ask us for their information

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