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31 reviews
The Pinnacle Community
Club House and Docks
Pinnacle Club House
Lots Of Seating Areas
Tiered Deck To The Lake
Beautiful Lake Access
Tennis Court
Tennis Court With Basketball Hoop Too
Club House From The Lake
Docks
Deck And Steps
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6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Swanton, Maryland

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Very good - based on 31 reviews
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FrequentT...
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“We didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 23 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Exceeding Expectations was absolutely incredible. If you're looking for the perfect home to relax in, cook with family or friends, and spend time near the lake, then look no further.

I worked with Laurie to book Exceeding Expectations for my fiancé's birthday. I surprised him by having old friends from across the country show up there. Laurie was so pleasant to work with and very accommodating.

When we arrived at the house, my fiancé was in awe and so was I. The pictures do not do it justice. Every detail of the house is flawless. The pool is set up to be family friendly with a child safe system. The decks offer gorgeous views. The pool table, hot tub, and TV's offered hours of entertainment. My favorite part was the gorgeous fully equipped kitchen. We felt like we didn't even need to leave the house. We cooked huge meals for the group there and we grilled ribs and steaks on the gorgeous top floor deck. The bedrooms offer a lot of privacy, with two on each of the top three floors.

I cannot recommend this house enough. All of our guests couldn't stop raving about it. We didn't want to leave!

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Liked best: The pool was incredible
Liked least: No complaints. It was perfect.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Nickymack...
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10 reviews
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“Newly renovated Home will Exceed your Expectations!”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

His home was recently purchased as well as newly renovated and the pictures don't do the home justice! The owner Laurie is an absolute pleasure to work with and takes a personal interest in each of her guest. The home was very well maintained and clean. There are 4 levels of living space with 3 of them being large areas to congregate with family. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of dishes and small appliances. All bedrooms are large masters with private baths. Each bedroom has new flat screen tv's with large flat screens in all the living spaces. The hot tub was very relaxing and private and the large pool was an absolute hit! Our family really enjoyed this newly renovated property. Note: Please consider reviews posted only after new ownership and renovations. Happy Family Vacation!!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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VP232013
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
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“Wonderful house with Wonderful Owners”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Over the past 5 years I have booked over 7 various properties/locations and this one is by far one of my favorites. This property is beautiful and you simply cannot beat the extreme convenience of an indoor pool attached to the house. Not only does the house meet every "expectation" for large groups (such as large kitchen and eating dinning area, large bedrooms, large game and TV recreational area, large decks on all floors,etc) but the property owner Laurie redefines the meaning of accommodating. Even while she was out of the country with limited technology she answered my questions about the upcoming trip within a few hours. She was more than willing to work with our strange date request, and even took the time to send an email listing all of the recreational activity at DCL. Having worked with many other property owners (most of which are not helpful and do not care enough to answer questions) Laurie went out of her to answer any and all questions to insure a smooth trip. I cannot say enough positive things about this property or its owners. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Reviewed 11 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Karen H
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great get away at exceeding expectations”
Reviewed 7 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We visited Deep Creek lake from VA beach over Winter break. We did some skiing and tubing. We had a great time, the home was beautiful and had lots of space for kids to hang; pool, rec room, hot tub etc when we werent out on the slopes. The refrigerators all worked fine and the place was immaculate. Kids kept saying they felt like they were at the "jersey shore" everytime we all (11) sat down at the square huge table for a family meal. Great family bonding (didnt go to hold up in the rooms watching TV, Dont think we ever turned one on) We loved are little get away! Hope to go back again soon! Exceeding Expectations lived up to its name.

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Liked best: The FAmily feel of the place. Spaces large enough to all hand together
Liked least: Drive way in the snow and ice was a bit challenging
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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twins2002
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Absolutely terrible!! Horrible!!”
Reviewed 4 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We rented this house for our family vacation and this house is NOTHING like the pictures betray!! The house is completely run down outside, the grass is all over grown, the wood on the decks looks like they are going to fall down!! The lower level of the home smells so bad you can barely walk through it! The air hockey table was all broken and taped together and missing the puck. The TV in the main great room was about 20", so you could barely see it. The TV in the master bedroom only worked on one channel and the remote didn't work. The washer and dryer are all rusted and gross. This house was so bad that we left the next day. We made the rental company move us to another home. Basically our vacation was ruined because of this home. They should take this home off the rental market and make renovations. The pictures show a sunny, bright manicured lawn, but the grass is all overgron and the yard is a mess, the decks are dirty. We paid over $5000 for this house for a week!! Completely ridiculous!! They moved us to another house that rents for $1500 cheaper and did not give us a refund for the difference. We had 14 people on this vacation and it was runied for everyone. Complete false advertisement!!

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Liked best: Nothing
Liked least: Everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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kewiggins...
Bel Air, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Nice House But In Need of Some Upkeep”
Reviewed 15 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

This is a lovely home, and my overall stay was okay. There were, however, a few things that need to be addressed. They advertise this home as having 2 refrigerators. The fridge in the kitchen had a draw that was broken and just sitting in the bottom of the fridge, which limited the amount of space to place food. The other fridge in the mud room was not even working and was way too hot to put food in. I called the service people out and he vacuumed off the back of the fridge and said that should fix the problem but it didn't. I had to get by with food for 11 people in 3 very small styrofoam coolers and 6 small bags of ice that they provided to me. This to me was unacceptable. When you are renting a home that cost over $2,000 for a short weekend, EVERYTHING should be properly working! Although everything else about the house was great, the experience with the refridgerators is enough to keep me from going back.

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Liked best: The indoor pool
Liked least: The broken refrigerators
Travelling group: Large Group/Tour
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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