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Family retreat at the lake with privacy & great views. Grill, fire pit, outdoor

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Great place to stay for the 4th of July fireworks. Also is nice to be able to go down to boat to watch the hydro place races on the lake. Frisbee golf at the end of driveway on state property. wonderful view of wildlife and lake views from most rooms. Large kitchen with new appliances, nice dining area to eat and talk with family and friends. House has four bedrooms and three baths. Fully furnished just bring your food and enjoy your stay.

Jaime Garen
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Jaime Garen

We want to make your stay enjoyable if there are any problems please let us know. We live near the property and enjoy staying there making memories with our family.

Jaime Garen purchased this house in 2014

Why Jaime Garen chose Hillsboro

Because of its unique views of lake and wonderful sunsets. Like sitting around the fireplaces with the family. Enjoy the grapes in the summer and watching the fish swim the in pond.

What makes this house unique

only place like this on the lake. One of the best views and able to walk out back door to boat.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hillsboro

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , upstair next to bedroom 1 and 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , off bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3 - bath with shower , shower enclosure , off bedroom four
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Family retreat at the lake with privacy & great views. Grill, fire pit, outdoor
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews
Columbus, OH

Beautiful property, large house, great lake access

  • 5 of 5

This property is a great lakehouse for a larger group wanting to visit Rocky Fork Lake. The house is VERY spacious, it has all the standard amenities you would want for a lake vacation, and it's located in a great spot on the south side of Rocky Fork, roughly in the middle. Boat ramp & beach are close, the dock is substantial & spacious enough for several boats, but do be aware that you can't swim off the dock, and the water depth at the dock is probably only ~3-5' depending on which portion you're docking to.

The Owner is very nice, responsive, and communicative. The Owner personally manages the property and pays close attention to how the house starts off and the condition in which it's left by the renter.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely lake front house with lots of privacy

  • 4 of 5

Booked this place for a group of old college buddies and our families. overall the property was very spacious and private with dock access which was a huge plus. Property was in decent condition with maintenance items needing addressed. We had 2 one year olds there and the inside of the house made corralling them much easier so anyone with a small child will appreciate that! There isn't a ton to do around this exact location besides fishing and boating but that worked for us. Columbus and Cincinnati are both within driving distance for a day trip if you want to.

The owners are very good at communicating so I would highly recommend that you reach out with and questions/concerns/requests prior to arriving at the rental.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great big house!

  • 5 of 5

Property is very expansive. You can take walks anywhere. Sitting down on the dock right on the lake is extremely relaxing. House is large enough that you aren't bumping into someone every time you turn around.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

4 sibling couples spent a quick but enjoyable time at this place. The kitchen/diningroom/livingroom are all spacious and there is a bathroom for almost every bedroom. Lovely location overlooking the lake and very peaceful, quiet surroundings. Loved sitting on the deck! This was a return visit for us and we will come again if the opportunity arises.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What was supposed to be a relaxing weekend was made stressful by the owners.

  • 1 of 5

We met the owner at after 6pm on Friday. She said they would be visiting the property to feed the fish and check the meters to be sure they are charging enough. That evening we unpacked and put the boat in the water. I received a text that her husband would be back because he had left some things there.

Saturday morning, we had breakfast and ran the dishwasher. Two people took showers, the rest were going to later.

I get this text at 1pm while out boating.

"I just went back and checked water and electric readings and on water you have used over 552.00. You have already went over that and will be charged for overage amount. Also husband wanted me to tell you no outside water hose. We only allow 350/ week."

My response was "The only water that's been used is 2 showers and the dishwasher. I'm confused by your text on usage."

After texting back and forth I asked to speak face to face. I explained that it felt as if they were watching us. She replied, "we’re not watching you" but he jumped in saying oh, we are watching you". I told him as a renter it was ruining my trip and he responded "we have no problem getting renters". The meeting was very intense. I was trying to get them to see my perspective but they would not. I explained that we worked hard all week and would like to enjoy our weekend when he jumped in that he works hard 7 days a week. I then said but I paid $x,xxx to have a nice weekend. They flat out did not care.

At this point we were ready to leave but did spend a lot for the 2 nights so we stayed. It really felt like we were on egg shells. There were postings in the house that if anything was out of place there would charge $x each to put back, along with a price list of each little item that you are charged if damaged or missing.

I know every place charges for this but to have a list out was odd. I instructed everyone to remember exactly where something was if they moved it.

The property is nice and has lots of potential, however there were other inconveniences. There is no radio or tv service, only the option to play dvd's. Luckily, I had some in the car for the little ones but could not get them to play and none of the remotes had batteries.

Lighting was also an issue. The lower deck ext lights don't work and there are no lights at the deck steps which is very dark at night. Also, the bedrooms do not have any curtains.

That was my experience. I hope if you chose to rent this house yours is better.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After reading this review I wanted to defend ourselves on how we did treat this guest good but I thought how do you defend against lies. I thought I would be the bigger person and let all the reviews speak for themselves. As you can see we have people writing reviews how we went above and beyond. If you are like this guest and want to lie, tear things up and break rules then our place is not for you. We do hold you responsible. We want our guest to have a good time. So I'm sorry I can't defend myself against the lies and I hope that if you want a place to enjoy yourself come and stay and you will see how some people twist things around to try and ruin something else for someone else when they are at fault for them not having a good time. As far as the things I can defend against is tv, lights and batteries in remotes. The 3 tv are all hooked up for direct tv and all have working batteries in them. The lights all worked and have had no complaints from other renters. Plus they were all working when I was there to clean. I hope you will give us a chance to prove that we care about our guest and their enjoyment. Thank you for your understanding.
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Very Roomy!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very comfortable for our extended family which included 3 married couples, a father-in-law and newborn baby. The view of the lake in winter was very relaxing and everyone enjoyed the pool table. The common rooms were very spacious. We will definitely be looking to stay at this property again! The owner, Jaime was very courteous and made us feel welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Highland County Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
South Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance AU$79.75
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$811.02

To see if we are running specials go to Facebook page.( D&J get away)..
No Alcohol and pets on property. Please call if you have questions.
If everything is ok and nothing missing deposit will be refunded about 7 days after check out.
Also check in time is 4 pm and check out is 10 am unless another time is approved.
If making one payment is a issue please email me. Also due to excessive usage on electric and water we have a maximum amount allowed if you go over that amount we charge what utility company charges us for overages. Event pricing is 3000.00 for 2 night stay if longer stay is required we can work out the pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.