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  1. Lake Front
    Any property that borders the state-owned ‘buffer strip.' Lake Front means you have access to the water for swimming and a boat dock if applicable to your home. You can go directly to the water from your door with no road between. Lake Front does not necessarily mean you have a view of the water, since much of our shoreline is wooded.

  1. Sandy Shores
Pets Not Permitted
7 Beds
5.5 Baths
20 Guests
3.9000
(10 Reviews)

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Description

DESCRIPTION:
Enter a world as nature intended-unspoiled, unhurried, and unforgettable-- all just six minutes away from Wisp Resort! Luxury takes on new meaning at Drift Away! When surveying the immense rooms, you are sure to delight in the well-equipped kitchen, superior furnishings, and attention to detail apparent throughout the entire estate. Nearly every room offers stunning views of the spectacular 280-foot lake front and fertile wooded lot. When you gather the crew together, your friends and family will fall in love with the home’s many amenities and on-site activities, including the home’s pool table, shuffleboard, wet bar, 53” home theater TV system, and nearby tennis court. Whether you're drifting in the lake, in the 12' by 20' indoor pool, or the outdoor hot tub, Drift Away promises to deliver the vacation of a lifetime!

ACCESS DETAILS:
This property comes with private lake access and a private dock slip. Please note that docks are only guaranteed from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

COMMUNITY/AREA DETAILS:
Located in the Sandy Shores Community at Deep Creek Lake.

LAYOUT DETAILS:
Main Level:
- Kitchen
- Living Room
- Dining Room
- Indoor Pool
- Bedroom (Suite): King Bed, Attached Full Bath with Tub
- Bedroom (Suite): Queen Bed, Attached Full Bath with Shower/Tub
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Full Bath with Shower/Tub

Lower Level:
- Den/Game Area: 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas
- Powder Room
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Bedroom (Suite): King Bed, Attached Full Bath with Shower
- Full Bath with Shower/Tub
- Laundry

Additional Bedding (Location Varies): 2 Twin Rollaways

DISCLAIMERS:
4WD/AWD or snow tires are always recommended for the area during the Winter months of November - March. For more house specific driveway information, please refer to your app/guest portal after booking.

Amenities

Additional Details

  1. Area of Lake: West
  2. Boat Trailer Parking: Permitted, 1 Trailer = 1 Parking Space
  3. Check-In Time: 4:00pm
  4. Check-Out Time: 10:00am
  5. Family Groups Only
    No sororities, fraternities, or non-chaperoned groups allowed.
  6. Firewood: Provided for Wood Fireplaces (Valid: 9/15 - 4/15)
  7. Handicap Friendly
  8. Lake Views (Unfiltered or Panoramic)
  9. Minimum Rental Age: 24
  10. No ATVs or Snowmobiles Allowed
  11. No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
  12. Pets: Not Permitted
    No pets are permitted at this property; however because all of our homes are owned by individual homeowners, we cannot guarantee any home is free of allergens.
  13. Water Equipment Provided for Guest Use

Booking & Renting Details

  1. Winter: 2+ Nights
  2. Spring: 2+ Nights
  3. Summer: Saturday - Saturday
  4. Fall/Autumn: 2+ Nights
  5. Holidays: 4+ Nights

Community Perks

  1. Community Tennis

Inside

  1. A/C: Central Air
  2. Bath Towels Provided
  3. Bed Linens Provided
  4. Fire Extinguishers: 1
  5. Fireplaces (Gas): 1
  6. Fireplaces (Wood): 1
  7. Internet: Wifi
  8. Landline Phone: None
  9. Pool Table
  10. Private Indoor Pool
    Pool Size: 12 ft x 20 ft
  11. Shuffleboard Table
  12. Single Jetted Tub: 1

Bed Sizes & Suites

  1. Bedroom Suites: 3
  2. Kings: 2
  3. Queens: 5
  4. Queen Sleeper Sofas: 2
  5. Twin Rollaways: 2

Inside | Appliances

  1. Coffee Makers (Drip): 2
  2. Dishwashers: 2
  3. Full-Size Fridges: 2
  4. Microwaves: 2
  5. Ovens: 2
  6. Stoves: 1
  7. Washers: 1
  8. Dryers: 1

Inside | Electronics

  1. Blu-Ray Players: None
  2. Desktop Computers: 1
  3. DVD Players: 2
  4. Surround Sound System
  5. TVs (Flat Screen): 2

Outside

  1. Covered Gazebo (Seasonal)
  2. Grills (Charcoal): 1
  3. Grills (Gas): 1
  4. Max. Parking: 7 Vehicles
  5. Outdoor Fire Pit (Wood): 1
  6. Outdoor Hot Tubs: 1

Outside | Dock

  1. Private Dock: 2 Motorized + 1 Non-Motorized Vessels Allowed

Availability

Rates subject to change. Rental homes are only available to be booked one year in advance.

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Location

1513 Sandy Shores Lane, McHenry, 21541 USGet Directions

Reviews

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Beautiful setting and large house that needs work

Reviewed on 2021-06-23 by Leonard
Updated on 2021-06-23
2
Railey was fantastic. They responded to all our requests in a timely fashion. They did a super job. The setting of the house is ideal, it is large and spacious and has every amenity, with a wonderful view of the lake. It could be perfect, but unfortunately the house has many maintenance issues. There are so many I do not know where to begin: 1. The temperature in the lower level was frigid. The air conditioner seemed to over cool the lower level. This made sleeping difficult. We ended up using baseboard heating in the bedrooms, which made loud noises all night, and then overheated the room. It made getting a good nights sleep difficult. Although we set the downstairs thermostat to “heat” and turned it up, at night it was always very cold downstairs. We have a similar thermostat in our home, and it is one that can be remotely controlled through the internet. We found that the temperature set on the thermostat frequently changed from the one we had set it to. We wondered if was just broken or if someone was changing the temperatures remotely. 2. There were a number of things that were broken, and instead of the owner fixing them, a sign was put up asking that we don’t use them. This included the screen door from the living room glass sliding door. We could not use this exit to the deck. Blocking a fire exit, even if there are other exits, is a fire violation. 3. Other examples of signs instead of repairs include the need to use on oven thermometer since the temperature is not consistent with what you might set the dial to. Nothing cooked in the normal time and setting the dial up to 100 degrees higher was sometimes necessary. You never knew how long meal preparation would take. Getting the temperature in the oven to the desired temperature extended the cook time for each meal. Very frustrating. 4. One of our party sat on a chair that was in the living room, and the chair came apart, causing significant bruising and soreness. Attached are pictures of the bruises caused by this collapse. We do not know yet if there are serious injuries. After it happened you could see that the chair had broken before in the past, and had been inadequately repaired. 5. The website write up says there is one king and 2 queen beds on the lower level. There is a king but only one queen and one full. The couple who expected a queen and got a full instead, were not happy. 6. The step up at the front of the gazebo is not marked. Three people tripped on it. One if them is still in pain. 7. There was a sign saying there were life jackets by the pool. There were none. After many phone calls it was revealed that a relative of the owner had removed them the prior week. Railey went to a local store and bought replacements. They were delivered to us within hours of our phone call to them. 8. There was a smell of mildew in the pool room. 9. There was a blown bulb discovered on arrival in one of the bathroom showers. Railey delivered the bulb, as requested. A living room lamp was missing the knob to turn it on (so it was impossible to use). Since there were other lamps, we did not call Railey about it. 10. The bathtubs were slippery, not having any anti-slip strips or roughness. 11. There was an extra blanket in one of the bedrooms downstairs that appeared to have blood on it. 12. The house desperately needs a painting.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your concerns, Leonard - it is important to us that each of our guests enjoys a clean, comfortable stay, and your feedback helps us to identify and address issues promptly. I am so sorry to hear that your time at Drift Away was not up-to-par with Railey standards. Please know that we will be looking into each of the concerns listed here to ensure quality for future guests. Though it is always a priority that guests feel excited about the home they are staying in, I hope you were able to otherwise enjoy the lake, the restaurants, and the many other exciting opportunities in Deep Creek. Thank you once more for sharing your experience, and we sure hope to see you again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In May 2021

Reviewed on 2021-05-26 by Trevor
Updated on 2021-05-26
4
Great place for large families with lots of kids.
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're so happy to hear your enjoyed your stay, and can't wait to have you back soon. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations 

Great location! Awesome amenities! Needs updates!!

Reviewed on 2021-04-26 by Melissa
Updated on 2021-04-26
4
This house was perfect for our weekend. The indoor pool and hot tub was amazing along with the lake front view. The house is very outdated and most items in the home are VERY well used and everything is in need of updates. Oh
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Drift Away and can't wait to have you back soon. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations 

Vacationed In March 2021

Reviewed on 2021-03-31 by Barby
Updated on 2021-03-31
4
No Additional Comment
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In March 2021

Reviewed on 2021-03-31 by Kenneth
Updated on 2021-03-31
5
No Additional Comment

Vacationed In March 2021

Reviewed on 2021-03-28 by Yaritza
Updated on 2021-03-28
3
No Additional Comment
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In June 2020

Reviewed on 2020-07-08 by Kristin
Updated on 2020-07-08
3
Wonderful amenities! The lakeside was beautiful and access to it allowed us to rent a boat, kayaks, and paddleboards for our time there. The kids enjoyed the private pool and hot tub. Overall, we all enjoyed our social-distance vacation very much. My main suggestion to the owners would be to replace the beds. They are in terrible need of an upgrade!

Vacationed In July 2020

Reviewed on 2020-07-08 by Jackie
Updated on 2020-07-08
5
We loved the house and the location was great. Service was excellent

Vacationed In June 2020

Reviewed on 2020-07-01 by Adrienne
Updated on 2020-07-01
4
The house was great for our 18 person family. The lake access, kayaks and paddle boards, hot tub, pool, and recreation area in the basement were fantastic. We also really enjoyed the beautiful deck. It was a perfect location for our parent's 50th anniversary celebration!

really enjoyed the house

Reviewed on 2019-03-27 by Tynika
Updated on 2019-03-27
5
I really enjoyed the house. We had enough room for everyone and the kids loved the s’mores by the fire. The only negative thing was the WIFI.