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  1. Lake Access
    Any property that has a specific, dedicated place to access the water for swimming or a boat dock (if applicable). The property owner does not own the access area. You may be able to walk to the water or you may need to drive to the area, depending on the particular property. Most Lake Access areas are designated by the community or HOA.

  1. DC Highlands
Dog Friendly
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
14 Guests
4.2632
(19 Reviews)

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Description

DESCRIPTION:
Residing majestically above Deep Creek Lake, this lake-top chalet is the peak of vacation pleasure. Spacious and well appointed, Sweetwater Ridge brims with the perfect ingredients for relaxation and fun. The pool table is the site for friendly competition, lazy afternoons await on the sun-dappled deck, and 2 fireplaces enrich the atmosphere supplying a warm background for any get together. Allow the soul soothing outdoor hot tub to melt away the pressures of the outside world, leaving you refreshed and revived. Survey the landscape below, and you will be emboldened to seek new adventures. Within 2 miles, you'll find the many activities of Wisp Ski & Golf resort.

ACCESS DETAILS:
Lake access located along Marsh Hill Rd., no dock use available.

COMMUNITY/AREA DETAILS:
This home is located in the DC Highlands Community at Deep Creek Lake.
Access for up to 6 guests at a time at the DC Highlands Community Associations amenities, including use of the community pool, pavilion, restrooms, tennis court, basketball court, and playground.
Community Outdoor Swimming Pool: Open Father's Day Weekend - Labor Day, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily.

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

Main Level:
- Living Area
- Dining Area
- Kitchen
- Screened-In Porch
- Half Bath
- Bedroom (Suite): King Bed with Shower/Tub

Lower Level:
- Living Area: Pool Table, Wet Bar & Queen Sleeper Sofa
- Laundry
- Bedroom: Queen Bed
- Full Bath: Shower/Tub
- Bedroom: Queen Bed 

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: North
  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. Firewood: Provided for Wood Fireplaces (Valid: 9/15 - 4/15)
  6. Minimum Rental Age: 24
  7. Mountain Views
  8. No ATVs or Snowmobiles Allowed
  9. No Smoking Allowed
  10. 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.
  11. Water Equipment Not Provided (i.e. Kayaks)

Booking & Renting Details

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

Community Perks

  1. Community Basketball Court
  2. Community Covered Pavillion
  3. Community Fire Pit Area
  4. Community Playground
  5. Community Seasonal Outdoor Swimming Pool
  6. 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. Screened Porch (Seasonal)
  11. Utilities: Broom, Mop/Bucket, Dust Pan

Bed Sizes & Suites

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

Inside | Appliances

  1. Coffee Makers (Drip): 1
  2. Coffee Makers (Single Cup: K-Cups Not Included): 1
  3. Dishwashers: 1
  4. Full-Size Fridges: 1
  5. Microwaves: 1
  6. Ovens: 1
  7. Stoves: 1
  8. Washers: 1
  9. Dryers: 1

Inside | Electronics

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

Outside

  1. Grills (Charcoal): 1
  2. Max. Parking: 5 Vehicles
  3. Outdoor Fire Pit (Wood): 1
  4. Outdoor Hot Tubs: 1

Outside | Dock

  1. No Dock Use Available

Availability

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

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Location

131 Westward Way, McHenry, 21541 USGet Directions

Reviews

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Great view, Not-so-great condition.

Reviewed on 2021-06-23 by Barbara
Updated on 2021-06-23
2
Beautiful view. Unfortunately, the rest of the house was not. Dishwasher did not work. Had to clean dishes when we arrived due to them being stored dirty. Tried using the dishwasher several times and it ran, but did not clean. Soap did not dispense properly when the dishwasher was turned on. Slider doors onto deck don't lock shut. Had to use 2x4s to lock doors at night. Plus, screen handles on the slider door were busted. Dust filled registers, exhaust fans. Kitchen table was sticky and had crumb filled cracks. Several windows did not open, blinds broken. Be careful walking barefoot on deck as several nails are popping up, especially near the grill.
Thank you so much for taking the time to communicate your concerns, Barbara - it is very important to us that each of our guests enjoys a clean, comfortable stay, and your reviews help us to identify and address issues promptly. I am so sorry to hear that the condition of Sweetwater Ridge did not meet your expectations; rest assured, we've taken note and will use your feedback to ensure quality for our future guests. Thanks once more for sharing your experience, and we sure do hope you'll visit Deep Creek again soon. The view is magnificent all year long! - Lainey, Railey Vacations 

Vacationed In April 2021

Reviewed on 2021-04-13 by Meghan
Updated on 2021-04-13
3
No Additional Comment
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. ~ Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Relaxing Spring Break

Reviewed on 2021-04-03 by Leila
Updated on 2021-04-03
5
My family (5 and 12 years old kids) loved this property! Relaxing and beautiful home base for our hiking adventures! Doggie friendly is a big plus!!
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Sweetwater Ridge, and can't wait to have you back soon. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations 

Room for improvement

Reviewed on 2021-02-12 by Kristina
Updated on 2021-02-12
3
Sweetwater ridge is a beautiful house. We chose this house to treat some friends and family to a long weekend... used our entire vacation budget to get a more “luxurious” house... I searched for weeks! Though the house is located in an ideal spot, and it is pretty, I found myself questioning whether it was worth the value based on the following issues: It was smaller than it looked in photosAbsolutely no cabinet space to store food. Whatever didn't go in the fridge had to be stored on the countertops or the kitchen floor and created clutter for 4 days. The dining table and living room table were covered in a film of dirt... in the days of Covid, I NEED to know I am in a clean environment. Fortunately I remembered to bring some bleach spray cleaner. Every sliding glass door on the property was incredibly heavy and hard to open (I'm strong); this was very frustrating when coming in/out from the hot tub in freezing temps. The pool table is small and not level. The TVs were complicated to work and the 2 main TVs each had about 4 remote controls and no instruction. Dining room table chairs are very uncomfortable. (It was a big beautiful table so we gathered there for hours)The bathroom lighting is horrible. The kitchen appliances are terrible. Dishwasher doesn't clean dishes, stove top takes forever to heat...We stayed 4 nights, and no one ever came to check on the hot tub. By the last night the water level was so low that we didn't want to get in, which was disappointing. All in all, we had a fabulous time because we had a good group of people. I'm actually not a complainer at all, but I guess I was hyper sensitive to these issues because we paid the whole bill for everyone and we wanted it to be perfect. I don't mind spending a good amount of money if I feel as though it's worth it, and I don't think this was worth the price. Had I paid 1/2 of what I did I would have been perfectly happy because my expectations would have been met. We paid $3200 for 4 nights, plus food and tubing tickets for everyone. We love deep creek, but the price hikes are a bit insane. And the fees on top of rental prices are crazy. The Railey vacations “happy stay” app would not allow me to check in or check out. It's just a lot of money for a vacation that is a lot of work. We could've gone to the keys for less.

Vacationed In December 2020

Reviewed on 2021-01-28 by Cristina
Updated on 2021-01-28
4
No Additional Comment
Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience with us. ~Deborah Fike, Railey Vacations

Amazing Weekend Getaway

Reviewed on 2020-12-16 by Maureen
Updated on 2020-12-16
5
The house was wonderful for a weekend with friends (3 couples, 2 dogs and 3 babies). Beautiful views while in the hot tub. We also checked out the trail in the neighborhood where we were able to take our family Christmas photos. Absolutely will stay here again! Only complaint was the neighbors (no fault of this house) who seemed to be taking tik tok videos on their deck in the middle of the night.
Maureen, thank you for allowing us to host your stay at DCL! We are happy you had an enjoyable and memorable (thanks to your family Christmas photos) trip! We apologize for your neighbors! Hopefully, you will join us at Deep Creek again soon! - Seneca, Railey Vacations

Great experience, wonderful location.

Reviewed on 2020-10-19 by Julie
Updated on 2020-10-19
5
Rented for a friends weekend. Excellent amenities with plenty of space for multiple families. Beautiful views.
<div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong><em>Railey Vacations 11/22/20: Julie, we are happy to have hosted your friends weekend! We look forward to having you back at Deep Creek Lake again soon! - Seneca, Railey Vacations</em></strong></div>

Vacationed In September 2020

Reviewed on 2020-09-22 by Brooklyn
Updated on 2020-09-22
5
No Additional Comment

Great!

Reviewed on 2020-08-26 by Lisa
Updated on 2020-08-26
5
What a beautiful view, stunning, just stunning. We had a great time! For the most part, the house was very clean and everything we needed was available to us. If any issue did pop up, they were quick to accommodate our requests and needs. Very friendly and helpful staff.We definitely will stay here again in the future.

Awesome home and community!

Reviewed on 2020-08-19 by Phillip
Updated on 2020-08-19
5
If your looking for a restful vacation and something that will rejuvenate mind than look no further! This vacation home tucked into a wooded community that sits overlooking the lake is just for you. My family and I enjoyed the crisp clean air and amazing views while enjoying the many amenities of the lake community — hiking, kayaking, and swimming. The local people are nice and enjoy striking up conversations if you like that kind of thing. Most importantly my family enjoyed the time together!

Vacationed In June 2020

Reviewed on 2020-07-07 by Raymond
Updated on 2020-07-07
3
No Additional Comment

Vacationed in May 2020

Reviewed on 2020-06-04 by Denise
Updated on 2020-06-04
3
No Additional Comment

No Comment

Reviewed on 2020-01-03 by David
Updated on 2020-01-03
3
No Comment

Great house

Reviewed on 2019-11-06 by Danielle
Updated on 2019-11-06
5
Great house, great location, perfect for groups! Heads up to all-Bring anything you will need regarding cleaning, soaps, towels, etc. They provide less than a starter kit.

really convenient

Reviewed on 2019-10-15 by Katelin
Updated on 2019-10-15
5
Railey is really convenient and has a good selection of homes for rent!

Great Location and Plenty to do!

Reviewed on 2019-07-26 by Michael
Updated on 2019-07-26
5
This was our first time to Deep Creek Lake Area. Our location was great, found lots of things to do (I would have really enjoyed a list of attractions) it would have made things easier. On a trip to the local store, we found a magazine with things to do. We walked some trails at local state parks, (there is a fee) packed a lunch and ate at one of the pavilions, Swam at the State Park. I would recommend renting a boat (if you know what your Doing!) We stayed in a gated community that had a pool and play area, that was relaxing. Tried some of the local restaurants. Enjoyed our trip!

MLK 2019

Reviewed on 2019-01-22 by Tim
Updated on 2019-01-22
5
House was very well maintained.. driveway was plowed prior to arrival .. had a wonderful time.. was called a few hours after departure by reservations associate to ensure we all made it home safely due to bad weather.

Great time!

Reviewed on 2018-10-14 by Bethany
Updated on 2018-10-14
5
Had an amazing weekend in this beautiful home. The view was incredible and the house accommodated everything we needed. Could not have picked a better home. Renting was easy, fast, and affordable. Thank you!

Sweet water Ridge

Reviewed on 2018-08-26 by Ron
Updated on 2018-08-26
5
Very nice house, well furnished and decorated, good location. Only small suggestion for improvement would be to provide a gas grill.