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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. Carmel Cove
Dog Friendly
4 Beds
3 Baths
12 Guests
4.6500
(20 Reviews)

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Description

DESCRIPTION:
A Scandinavian Retreat is a fabulous chalet set upon a wooded lot on the banks of a quiet cove. The beautiful cathedral ceilings and large decks, along with the stunning stone fireplace and airy loft are reminiscent of the Swiss style- and the lavish delights of this lake chalet go far beyond the architecture! The solace of the setting encourages you to linger on the deck to take in the sounds of nature or take a dip in the bubbling outdoor hot tub. This inviting chalet offers a relaxing stay in a picturesque setting, yet keeps you close to area activities and family favorite destinations. Scandinavian Retreat is a vacation destination that will keep you coming back again and again! 

ACCESS DETAILS:
Private Lake Front and community docks. Parking for docks is located along Carmel Cove Drive. Please note that docks are only guaranteed from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Pontoon boats not recommended.

COMMUNITY/AREA DETAILS:
Located in the Carmel Cove Community at Deep Creek Lake.

LAYOUT DETAILS:
Upper Level:
- Bedroom (Suite): King Bed, Attached Bath with Shower
- Loft 

Main Level (Entrance):
- Living Area
- Dining Area
- Kitchen
- Full Bath
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Bedroom: Twin Bed & Twin Bunk Beds

Lower Level:
- Sitting Area
- Game Room
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Full Bath: Shower/Tub
- Laundry Room

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: Central
  2. Boat Trailer Parking: Permitted, 1 Trailer = 1 Parking Space
  3. Family Groups Only
  4. Firewood: Not Provided for Fire Pits/Outdoor Fire Areas
  5. Lake Views (Filtered)
  6. Minimum Rental Age: 24
  7. No Smoking Allowed
  8. Pets: Dog Friendly (Max. Allowed = 2)
    This home allows you to bring up to 2 dogs, without any additional fee. Please review the dog friendly portion of the contract upon booking, for full details.
  9. Water Equipment Not Provided (i.e. Kayaks)
  10. Wooded Setting

Booking & Renting Details

  1. Winter: 2+ Nights
  2. Spring: 2+ Nights
  3. Summer: Saturday - Saturday
  4. Fall/Autumn: 2+ Nights
  5. Holidays: 3+ 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. Internet: Wifi
  7. Landline Phone: None
  8. Ping Pong Table
  9. Pool Table
  10. Utilities: Broom, Mop/Bucket, Dust Pan

Bed Sizes & Suites

  1. Bedroom Suites: 1
  2. Kings: 1
  3. Queens: 2
  4. Twin Bunk Beds: 1
  5. Twins: 1
  6. Queen Sleeper Sofas: 1
  7. Twin Rollaways: 1

Inside | Appliances

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

Inside | Electronics

  1. Blu-Ray Players: None
  2. DVD Players: 1
  3. TVs (Box): 1
  4. TVs (Flat Screen): 3

Outside

  1. Grills (Gas): 1
  2. Max. Parking: 4 Vehicles
  3. No Off-Road Vehicles Permitted in Community
  4. Outdoor Fire Pit (Wood): 1
  5. Outdoor Hot Tubs: 1

Outside | Dock

  1. Dock Slip: 1 Motorized Vessel Allowed
  2. Pontoon Boats Not Recommended

Availability

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

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Location

33 Carmel Cove Drive, Swanton, 21561 USGet Directions

Reviews

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Beautiful, best vacation in a while!!

Reviewed on 2021-06-29 by Danielle
Updated on 2021-06-29
5
We had so much fun and it was a beautiful location. Can't wait to go back next year!!
So glad to hear you had a great time, Danielle! We'll see you again next time - can't wait! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great stay; needed guidance for using TV

Reviewed on 2021-05-27 by Frank Quine and Mary Ellen Doran-Quine from BROADLANDS, VA United States
Updated on 2021-05-27
4
First stayed at Scandinavian Retreat in 2003, and then many times after that. Another enjoyable visit to the Carmel Cove area. One suggestion: Owners should provide an instruction sheet for the TV in the main-floor living room (LIVING ROOM TV INSTRUCTION: Use Samsung remote to turn on Samsung TV. Use Comcast remote for channel selection. Use number pad to enter a station (0-2), then Channel Up arrow to determine all available stations and their access numbers. Use Mute button on Samsung remote for volume control or volume on/off.) We finally called your IT office on Day Two, and they provided guidance that we noted above.
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed another relaxing stay, Frank and Mary Ellen! Thanks so much for providing your feedback and some helpful tips for future guests, as well. We'll see you again next time! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In May 2021

Reviewed on 2021-05-26 by Allan
Updated on 2021-05-26
4
No Additional Comment
Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, Allan! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Come back and relax again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Pet friendly but needs small improvements

Reviewed on 2021-05-20 by Lynne
Updated on 2021-05-20
4
We loved being able to bring our dog. We enjoyed the hot tub and the easily accessible path along the lake. However, there is too much furniture in the house. Several of the seats at the table are blocked by a desk and the upstairs bedroom had a Christmas tree (in May), a massive chair, and a rollaway bed leaving almost no floor space. There were only two of us and it felt crowded.
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, Lynne - we'll pass along your comments to the owner in order to make your next visit even better than the last! I'm so glad to hear that, overall, you were able to enjoy your stay at A Scandinavian Retreat. We hope to have you back again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Great getaway for a small gathering

Reviewed on 2021-05-05 by Nicholas
Updated on 2021-05-05
5
We had a great time at this property. The house was a great size for 5 people, and we didn't even use the 4th bedroom. The lake is a few dozen feet away from the back door and the community dock is only a couple houses down. The location puts you extremely close to DCL State Park. The internet was solid for us, even when popping on a work Zoom call and streaming at the same time. Comfortable bed in the upstairs master, which is a nice change from many rentals and hotels. It isn't a fancy house, but it is just a nice place to relax and base from.
Thanks so much for the great review, Nicholas! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In April 2021

Reviewed on 2021-04-15 by Tom
Updated on 2021-04-15
5
Peaceful location and well appointed and cared for. Our entire family enjoyed the time there, including our 4 legged little guy.
So glad you and your pup had a great time, Tom! Please come back and visit us again soon. - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In August 2020

Reviewed on 2020-09-22 by Carroll
Updated on 2020-09-22
5
Nothing wrong with the home! Our party size will require more space next time.
Glad you enjoyed the home, Kim! If you need assistance finding a larger accommodation next time, please feel free to reach out to one of our Vacation Specialists; they'd be happy to help! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In July 2020

Reviewed on 2020-08-27 by Mike
Updated on 2020-08-27
4
The property management was fantastic. Responded very quickly to the dishwasher issue and went beyond necessary when the WiFi quit working. Losing the WiFi wasn’t that big of deal but the response was!
Thanks Mike, we're always happy to hear that our staff provided such a great guest experience. We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In July 2020

Reviewed on 2020-08-25 by Julie
Updated on 2020-08-25
4
No Additional Comment
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review, Julie! We hope to have you back again soon. - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In June 2020

Reviewed on 2020-06-29 by Renee
Updated on 2020-06-29
5
We had a great time at the beautifully wooded Scandinavian Retreat! It's a beautiful & well cared for home. We mainly go to Deep Creek to spend some much needed time with family, and to give our husbands some time to fish. This house worked out perfectly for that. The only downfall, which we knew when we selected the house, was that we wouldn't be able to rent a pontoon boat and dock it near the house. It's too shallow, and there's also a really low bridge that goes over the inlet that leads to the house. My brother-in-law brought his small fishing boat and said that they even had to duck below the bridge on his boat. Other than that, we feel that the place was perfect for us. We spent the rainy days at the house playing games or relaxing in the hot tub (since it's undercover). It was a very nice, relaxing time for the whole family.
Thanks for the great review, Renee! We hope you'll be visiting us again in the near future - we look forward to it! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Vacationed In June 2020

Reviewed on 2020-06-17 by Kriste
Updated on 2020-06-17
5
No Additional Comment
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review, Kriste! We're thrilled to hear that your stay warranted 5 stars. Come back and relax again soon! - Lainey, Railey Vacations

Location and Retreat was great.

Reviewed on 2019-10-23 by Frank
Updated on 2019-10-23
5
Location and Retreat was great. Accommodations were outstanding. The Hot Tub was most enjoyable. Grand kids and pets felt right at home too.
Thanks for the review, Frank! Glad you enjoyed your time and we hope to see you again soon! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

enjoyed our stay

Reviewed on 2019-10-01 by Marcia & Rich
Updated on 2019-10-01
5
We really enjoyed our stay! Everything was nice and also clean. Thank you for allowing our Scottie to come. We respected the property so that we may return next year! Hopefully we can stay longer next year!
Glad you enjoyed your stay, Marcia and Rich! We look forward to seeing you all again in the future! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Vacationed in August 2019

Reviewed on 2019-08-21 by Barbara
Updated on 2019-08-21
4
We had four teenagers and two younger children; all of whom (along with some of the adults) enjoyed the hot tub and pool table, the younger two were also enthusiastic fishermen. We roasted marshmallows at the fire pit for s'mores, took advantage of the lake for swimming, paddle-boarding and kayaking, and found a pleasant route for walking to the Discovery Center in the State Park. We had some issues with wi-fi and internet--Railey response was excellent. We did miss having our own dock, and would have preferred a better view of the lake and easier access. All in all, though, we had a very good week.
Glad to hear you and your family had a good time, Barbara! Please come back and see us again soon. If you decide you'd like a home with different amenities, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our Vacation Specialists - they'd be happy to assist!  - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Home was very clean

Reviewed on 2019-07-26 by Clarice
Updated on 2019-07-26
5
We enjoyed our vacation stay at Scandinavian Retreat. The home was very clean. We liked the lake view. We enjoyed the public dock which was quick and easy to walk to and because of the dates we stayed, it was not busy. We set up our flotilla of floating flamingos, rafts, and a unicorn and lazed on the lake. The grandkids and grand dogs loved it. All enjoyed the swimming in the beautiful clean fresh water lake. We fished, caught some fish, and threw them back. I enjoyed walking down to the home’s private view of the lake. I drank my morning tea at the lakeside table and chairs that are set up there. We all enjoyed roasting marshmallows around the fire pit. And grilling one night on the large deck overlooking the lake. The kids and grandkids enjoyed playing pool on the pool table. And one couple enjoyed the hot tub. We went to Wisp for the mountain coaster. And to Funland for miniature golf and go-karts. The dogs loved the outdoors and we are thankful to the home owners for allowing them. We were respectful of the property so dogs will continue to be welcome. The home is towards the end of the street so it was quiet. Everyday, the kids and grandkids said it is a great place and a great vacation. We were there basically Thursday - Saturday with great weather. We had plenty to do at the home and the attractions in the Deep Creek area.
Thank you for the great review, Clarice! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave it and are so happy you and your family had a wonderful time. We hope to see you all back here again soon! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

nice location

Reviewed on 2019-06-10 by Kristy
Updated on 2019-06-10
4
Nice location with everything we needed or wanted within minutes . Water front property with wooded yard . State park nearby. Beautiful place would rent again .
Glad you had a great time Kristy, please come see us again soon! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

We will book again

Reviewed on 2019-02-27 by Courtney
Updated on 2019-02-27
5
We had 7 adults, couples and singles, and there was plenty of private space for everyone to not have to feel like we were "bunking over." The gas fireplace was lovely, and there was plenty of couch and table seating for both relaxing and meals. Having bath towels and linens provided was a nice touch. Water pressure and hot water availability was never an issue. The kitchen was well-appointed, had plenty of everything, and was comfortable for some family-style cooking in. We did not use the TVs, but even with everyone on the internet, occasionally working, we did not notice any lag. The home was very clean, uncluttered, but comfortable and homey. No access issues whatsoever: the drive was steep but plowed, deck was shoveled, and steps were clear (save for the weather that happened during our stay). The dog was very welcome, and we made sure to treat the home with respect - hopefully more pups can make the trip. Office staff was welcoming and had treats for him when I popped in for check-in and check-out. We could have used more ice-melt, and the trash bins were full from previous tenants or neighbors, but it was nothing we needed to call for. I reported it upon check-out and the staff was already heading to address it. We adored the setting and having the luxury of being able to walk to the lake on the property was a treat. Thank you for a super stay - we will book again!
What a wonderful review Courtney, we're so glad you had a great time! We appreciate you taking the time to write this and truly look forward to having you and your group back again in the future! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Great place, minor complaints

Reviewed on 2019-02-04 by Jon
Updated on 2019-02-04
5
This was such a great place with a perfect atmosphere. Loved the "tucked away" location which made for a beautiful, cozy view with the 8" of snow that day! Unfortunately neither the dishwasher or toaster worked for us, but my main complaint is that with all of the snow, the steep driveway was not salted and the top deck was left un-shoveled. I thought that would have been taken care of for arriving guests since its a main feature of the house. Luckily we brought a shovel and cleared the snow from the deck ourselves. Nonetheless, we had a great time and would definitely rent again!
Thank you for the feedback, Jon. We've passed along the comments regarding the toaster and microwave to ensure these are in proper working order for future guests and sincerely apologize that we did not meet your expectations with the salting and clearing of snow. Please know this is not the typical Railey standard. We hope you'll give us a chance to make up for it during a future visit! - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Amazing property gorgeous home

Reviewed on 2019-01-25 by Joshua
Updated on 2019-01-25
5
Loved the house it was the perfect place and very close to wisp. I would definitely stay again as I had zero issues when I was there. Even the neighbor was helpful when we got stuck on the driveway getting out due to snow.
Happy to hear it was a great stay, Joshua! Please come back and visit us again soon. - Jenn, Railey Vacations

Everything was clean

Reviewed on 2018-12-30 by Jose
Updated on 2018-12-30
5
Everything was clean beautiful the lake is beautiful around is beautiful the house was beautiful. The whole family enjoy the holidays in this house we appreciate are you guys for the service great great great service. We hope we can go back and that year that’s our goal again thank you very much.
Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Jose. We hope to host you again in the coming years as well! - Jenn, Railey Vacations