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Charming Lake Front Cottage near Duck Creek

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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. Flat driveway with large parking area. Outdoor electric and water available at front, side, back of home and dock. This cottage is located minutes from Gran Tara and Red Arrow Marina as well as a public landing 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.

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 most rooms. There is a welcoming front porch, balcony that extends across the back, and 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 stories with comfortable living room and bedrooms on each level. The upstairs has full kitchen which opens to dining and living area. The lower level has sink, refrigerator and microwave located in the large living/game room. Both living areas have flat screen TV’s, wood burning stoves, and great views of the lake.

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

More Details

Owner
Janae Smucker
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Janae Smucker

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!

Janae Smucker purchased this house in 2009

Why Janae Smucker chose Afton

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

Fall and Winter Updates: FISHING AND HUNTING ARE BIG THIS WINTER!!!!

Fishing; 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 lb., November, December, and March

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

Hunting

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

We spent a week at the Gathering Cottage and it was AMAZING! We enjoyed the lake front view and lush greenery we were surrounded by. We were able to get in some swimming off the dock, enjoyed the pool table and it was spacious enough for our family of 11 to have their own bed! The yard was big in the front and back and we were able to set up a volleyball net in the front and enjoy smores in the firepit in the back. We were short a pool ball when we arrived but the owner was quick to get ahold of us and have someone come and replace it! We really enjoyed our time at Grand Lake and even got to Monkey Island where we were able to rent a pontoon boat and explore it more by water! Over all, this has been a great vacation spot for our family of 11! The Gathering Cottage is a great “home away from home”.
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Afton

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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), Queen Sleep Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Lake Front Cottage near Duck Creek
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Gathering Cottage and it was AMAZING! We enjoyed the lake front view and lush greenery we were surrounded by. We were able to get in some swimming off the dock, enjoyed the pool table and it was spacious enough for our family of 11 to have their own bed! The yard was big in the front and back and we were able to set up a volleyball net in the front and enjoy smores in the firepit in the back. We were short a pool ball when we arrived but the owner was quick to get ahold of us and have someone come and replace it! We really enjoyed our time at Grand Lake and even got to Monkey Island where we were able to rent a pontoon boat and explore it more by water! Over all, this has been a great vacation spot for our family of 11! The Gathering Cottage is a great “home away from home”.

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Family of Eleven, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and the cottage worked well for your family. Thank you for leaving it so nicely when you checked out and for letting me know of the missing pool ball and lamp not working. It is so helpful when guests alert me of things so that I can quickly get them replaced or repaired. You were wonderful guests!
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5

Large, nice property in a quiet cove. We plan to return.

  • 5 of 5

The property was in great condition and appearance, both inside and outside. They supplied all the amenities we needed and more. The amenities even included four spare propane tanks for the gas grill, plenty of firewood for the fire pit, and cleaning supplies, if needed. The adjacent cove was large and quiet, even during the weekends with no more than six boats at any given time. The property is also a short boat ride from Monkey Island, where we visited a couple restaurants. Two boat ramps are also located a short distance to the east of the property. One boat ramp is free, but doesn’t have a dock for loading/unloading personnel, while the other ramp charges a small $5 fee and includes a loading/unloading dock. The $5 ramp is also co-located with a Mexican food restaurant, which we heard was a good place but we brought too much food to visit many restaurants. Janae was readily available throughout the process to answer questions and ensure our reservation and accomadations were as seamless as possible. Our group of 10 with two boats, trailers, and four vehicles had plenty of parking space outside and sleeping space indoors. The private boat dock was a huge selling point for us as we were bringing two boats for the friend’s weekend. The dock worked out great, as we floated near the dock for hours on end each day, keeping our coolers on the shaded dock while listening to music playing in our boats. It worked out perfectly! Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceptional

  • 5 of 5

This house was a GREAT place for our large family gathering. The whole family loved it and can’t wait to come back again. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

The Gathering Cottage was perfect for our Memorial Day Weekend. There were plenty of comfortable beds for our family of 8 adults and 3 children. The kitchen was very well stocked with dishes, silverware, pots and pans. The yard was beautifully landscaped with shade trees. Early morning hours were spent admiring the peacefulness and view of Grand Lake on the patio. The dock provided easy access for us to jump on the pontoon we rented for the day as well as great fishing in the evening hours. Janae was very friendly and accommodating. She answered all of my questions prior to our arrival. She made sure our stay was a "home away from home." Thank you for the amazing hospitality you provided to my family. We had a super, fantastic time at the Gathering Cottage!

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful water front property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a family gathering in this beautiful home. Janae was very welcoming and helpful throughout the whole experience. Perfect place for a family to build memories of Grand Lake.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A remarkable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. Owner has provided every convenience possible to make your stay great from kitchen to bathroom. The outside area is great for gathering around bbq grill and tables. Sitting around the fire pit making s’mores makes a relaxing end to a fun filled day.

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Afton

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$531
C$3,188
 
 
July 4th Holiday
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$599
 
 
Late Summer 2018
Jul 9 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$499
C$2,996
 
 
Winter 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$366
C$2,197
 
 
Summer 2019
May 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$531
C$3,188
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$398
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$199.75
Holiday Fee each night C$133.17
Refundable Damage Deposit C$399.51

Service Pets allowed only by permission of owner.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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