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Nestled On 8 Private, Wooded Acres On The Shore Of Grand Lake St Marys

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bath Chalet With Private Beach

Enjoy eight beautiful, undisturbed waterfront acres, complete with woods and plenty of open space. Enjoy the scenery from the front deck or take a stroll to your private beach. The 8 acres is fully furnished and decorated with comfort in mind. It has a large living room with stone fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, including refrigerator, oven and microwave. Your own private beach on Grand Lake St Marys for enjoying the evening by the fire pit or fishing right out your door. Also, you can boat on the 13,500 acre lake and see the privately owned island in the middle of the lake. There are several pubs and eateries around the lake for your dining pleasure. You can grill on the back patio if you want to entertain at home.

Retta Dircksen
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2018

About Retta Dircksen

Kenny and Sandi Hole invite you to enjoy The 8 Acres as your own. Kenny and Sandi live in their own lakeside home just a few minutes away in St Marys. They are thrilled to help you share the peace, quiet, and adventure that awaits on the banks of Grand Lake.

Retta Dircksen purchased this chalet in 2009

Why Retta Dircksen chose Saint Marys

The couple purchased the property in 2009 after learning it was one of the last undeveloped private parcels on Grand Lake St Marys.

What makes this chalet unique

The 8 Acres is a nice location for a weekend couples' getaway for time alone, an energetic family who loves the water or a group of friends just getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the 8 Acres is for you!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chalet rental in Saint Marys

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 1 bathroom on the second level and 1 on the main floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 on the second level and 1 on the main floor
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Max occupancy is 8 persons, 7 in beds and 1 on the couch.


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Nestled On 8 Private, Wooded Acres On The Shore Of Grand Lake St Marys
average rating of 3.8125 based on 16 reviews

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The ambiance of the property is very soothing. The weather was perfect. There is a wide open view of the lake. Would love to stay for an entire week.

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to make our guests number one. Hopefully you can come again and stay a week. Thanks, Retta Dircksen, Leasing Manager
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Dayton ohio

Very nice, peaceful and quit, fantastic lake view good fishing

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, peaceful and quit, fantastic lake view good fishing

  • Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property / Disappointed upon arrival

  • 2 of 5

The cabin was beautiful, we were surprised to find there was an on site property manager. She was very friendly. We were extremely disappointed to find out we were unable to float, boat or swim. We chose this place so our 5 kids could do these activities. The lake is so toxic, we were warned by the folks around town not to even touch the water. I looked on the internet and found further information of high levels of phosphorus and E. Coli along with toxic algae are in the waters which might explain all the dead fish. This has been known for many years and nothing was said prior to the booking. The cabin is cozy, the property was very clean and we had most of what we needed. If you want a pretty view but no water activities, this is the place.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Broken Arrow, OK 74012

a great place to stay great home & beautiful scenery

  • 4 of 5

The holiday home is wonderful. The home is beautiful the location is peaceful & tranquil. We truly enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The house had great water views and the caretaker Kay was very accommodating and helpful. However we felt we should have been told prior to booking about the water situation. Upon arrival we found out we could not use the water for drinking or cooking. Also the water odor was so strong we did not feel comfortable using it for anything. It was so sad to see this huge body of water so green with algae and other residues.

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation

  • 3 of 5

Overall we had a good time. There were five of us and the house was a good size. Although the house needs a little attention...a thorough cleaning would help. Also, the "manager" lives on the property above the garage about ten feet from the house which is not mentioned anywhere. She has a rather large dog that seems to have free run of the property. My granddaughter runs around barefoot and luckily she didn't step in the dog's messes. It would be nice to mention all this to renters.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Saint Marys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$193.28

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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