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BIG BOULDER/JACK FROST/LAKE HARMONY AREA - LARGE 5BD/2BA 2 STORY HOME

Sherry Rich

Member since: 2005
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BIG BOULDER/JACK FROST/LAKE HARMONY AREA - LARGE 5BD/2BA 2 STORY HOME

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Big Boulder House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 12 Comfortably! Large 2 story home

NEW: DVR Capability...don't miss that football game, movie or show to go skiing or shopping. Record it and watch it when you return to the house.

FREE (WiFi) Wireless Connectivity. FILTERED WATER AND AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM

LARGE house, five bedrooms with queen and/or full size beds, two baths. Two-story home with cathedral ceilings, sleeps 12 comfortably.

On each level: living room with queen size sleeper sofas, love seat and chairs, digital cable TVs with VCRs and CD players, DVD players. Telephones, radios, large front deck with large picnic table, large private back deck off master bedroom. Beautiful stone fireplace (upper level) & wood burning stove (lower level). Water filtering system. Electric heat with separate thermostats in each room for your individual comfort.

Kitchen: Fully equipped. Flat surface stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, large electric griddle, washer & dryer, iron, large microwave. Large counter top with bar stool chairs (4).

Dining room: large trestle table with captain's and mate's chairs.

Recreation room: Pool table & Foosball game. 5 sets of slider doors for views of the woods and wildlife. 3 miles from Big Boulder area and 5 miles from Jack Frost WHERE H2O WATER PARK IS LOCATED, 20/25 minutes to Camelbeach at Camelback ski area. Near the Outlet Mall -20-25 miles to casinos at Mt. Airy.

200 Acre lake with beach, clubhouse with video game room and pooltables, snack bar, playground, tennis courts, basket ball court.

Great for Get-Togethers/Family Reunions: Stay In Touch..

This house is beautiful and very large which makes it very comfortable. A great place for your family and friends reunion or multiple family get-togethers. Everyone has plenty of space to share time and enjoy. Relaxing environment yet lots of fun activities close by.

Minutes to Hickory Run State Park for hiking and biking and paintball. Great restaurants and near to Outlet Mall as well as quaint little shops to find that 'one-of-a-kind' special something in Jim Thorpe (14 miles away). Casino at Mount Airy Lodge is just 35 minutes away.

Horseback riding is close by and we are close (4 miles) to white water rafting and skirmish and paintball as well.

Quiet and Relaxed Atmosphere in a heavily wooded area: Our house is close to Hickory Run State Park where there are hiking trails, biking trails and beautiful flora and fauna. We are close to Penn's Peak Entertainment Center and Roadies Restaurant, Near Pocono Raceway. Come on over to our house for your get-away vacation.

Something for everyone to do or just relax/enjoy.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sherry Rich (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.3
based on 19 traveler reviews

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BIG BOULDER/JACK FROST/LAKE HARMONY AREA - LARGE 5BD/2BA 2 STORY HOME
average rating of 4.263158 based on 19 reviews
5

Awesome Time

  • 5 of 5

My group came for the New Years long weekend and had a great time. Awesome house with plenty of room for all 10 of us. Great proximity to all the local attractions yet secluded enough to make it a relaxing weekend. House was very clean and was exactly the way it was described on the site. Great communication with the owner in the event anything went wrong (which it did not).

Would highly recommend renting!

Thanks for a great weekend Sherry.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brendan: I am so happy that you all enjoyed your stay and that the house suited your needs. That is music to my ears! We really make every effort possible for you to have an enjoyable experience. We appreciate too that you took the time to send in this great review. It was our pleasure to provide a place for you and your friends to ring in the new year. It was my pleasure working with you. Happy New Year! Best regards, Sherry
Bronx, New York, USA
5

Celebrating A Winter Wonderland Birthday!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house over the President's Day weekend. We all enjoyed the house and celebrated my granddaughter's birthday snow tubing at Fernwood White Lightning (30 mins away) which accommodates toddlers, and we had three of them. We had single digit weather all weekend and the house was very warm throughout our stay. The kitchen was equipped with everything you need. The house was very clean and spacious. Everyone had slept comfortable and had enough pillows and blankets. Shops were nearby, which was great for grocery shopping and places to eat all within 5 mins drive. We had instructions on where the trash was to be disposed at, the wifi password, thermostat, etc. The owner, Sherry is very pleasant and quickly returns calls and emails. Highly recommend the house to others looking to spend a great time with friends and family. Thank you Sherry.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carmen: Thanks so very much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to have been just a small part in your celebration weekend. Thanks for telling us too that we provided a warm and welcoming home away from home for you and your family. We try to provide everything that you might need for a true vacation. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review and hope we can be there for you and yours again. It was our pleasure. Take care and be well. Sherry
2

Nice home with issues.

  • 2 of 5

The house is spacious and really gave us the Pennsylvania lodge experience we were looking for. But, we did have some issues with the house.

The house is very dated. The appliances, beds, bedding, furniture and decor have all been installed in the house most likely two decades ago. The pool table and foosball table you see in the pictures are on their last leg (literally). The pool table was missing the 8 ball upon our arrival, so we made up our own game. Sherry accused us of stealing the ball. It's funny because the balls were racked when we arrived and the 8 ball was missing. Somehow, the owner failed to see that.

The bottom floor was very cold and none of the blinds function properly. The shower also did not work.

The top floor was nice. The kitchen flows nicely into the dining and living room. Their were plenty of glassware and utensils even though we did not use them. The TV barely worked for us. It would turn off within seconds of turning it on. The fireplace was very nice and the owner even left us a stack of wood for us to burn.

We had 9 guests with us. We did have a lot of garbage which we bagged and left out front. We weren't sure what to do with them so we stacked the bags out front. We weren't told if there is a garbage day so that is something you would want to ask. If there was a notice somewhere, we missed it.

BEWARE of the security guards that patrol the area. Our group was issued 2 tickets for speeding. I was the passenger and we had stopped at a stop sign, then took a right. We saw 2 jeeps parked 50 yards ahead of us. Somehow, while we were driving on a narrow, snow covered road, they clocked us at 37mph. We had seen the jeeps ahead of us and kept our speed under 15mph! We are disputing the tickets that we were issued by these untrained, unprofessional, so-called "Officers".

We did loose our deposit for 3 reasons. Garbage bags out front, accusation of stealing (without proof) and the speeding tickets (we found out the owner of the house gets fined for tickets so we completely understand). We cleaned the house perfectly and even cleaned OLD MESSES! As we moved the couch, we found old candy wrappers and napkins. We kept the house in great shape and left the house as we entered. We payed a cleanup fee and i'm not even sure what they did.

I am just upset that we were labeled as criminals by the owner. I would like to apologize to the owner for the bagged garbage out front and the speeding fine you received.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to provide a nice home for people to enjoy when they rent from us. This group is making false claims, I believe, as an attempt to get their security deposit back because it became very obvious that we were not returning their deposit to them because of several issues: The lease agreement clearly states that the renter needs to dispose of their own trash or they will be charged a $25 per bag fee. In addition, I provide a 27 page document that states renters must dispose of their own trash, gives directions to the trash dumpster, the hours that there is a person monitoring the dumpster. I most certainly did not accuse these renters of stealing the 8 ball. What I did say was that they would be charged for a new ball as our cleaning people go into the house immediately after renters leave and always rack up the balls to make sure that they are all accounted for. I always check one time with renters to make sure that everything is found in good condition and always ask if they have any questions for me about using the wifi, tv, etc. These renters told me that everything was fine! I find it unconscionable that if anyone rented a home and had no use of a shower or one of the tvs that they would not call me immediately to take care of any problem that they are experiencing with the house. The vertical blinds work perfectly if you open them correctly and today there are very few people who don't know how to open vertical blinds....you simply twist the wand and push the vertical blinds open. It is stated in the lease agreement that the renter is responsible for any and all fines incurred and these renters incurred 2 speeding tickets which they admit in the above referenced review. These renters stated that they paid a cleaning fee and that is strang because I do not charge a cleaning fee unless the house is not left in good condition so I don't know what they are thinking. My cleaning people are excellent and I have had the same people for several years without complaint. As far as the house being dated, this is totally untrue. We have consistently updated the furniture, carpeting and everything that is needed for an enjoyable stay. Our cleaning people stated that the pool table was fine prior to their arrival and after their departure the pool table was very wobbly according to our cleaning people. The 8 ball was there when they arrived and the 8 ball was missing when they departed.
5

Great place in a nice location

  • 5 of 5

Let me preface this review by saying we had begun renting this house with a group every fall in 2007 and have done so, not only because the house is set in a nice location with plenty of space, but because the ease of dealing with Sherry, the owner. What I look for in a place I rent is not only the place itself, but a fair price and open contact with the owner. This house/owner has all of that! So what do you get when you rent? You get a BIG house that, even though it is large, has that cozy/warm feeling you want in the Poconos in the fall. You get an owner VERY concerned that your stay is going to be the best it can be. And you get these things for a fair cost. We have never had any problems with our many stays...5 over 7 years...I imagine if we had I would just give Sherry a ring and she would help out any way she could immediately. Also, the fact that we began renting in the area in 2007 and through the last 7 years, when we have gone to the Poconos (5 times), we have never even looked to rent anywhere else and that REALLY says something. So it isn't only the physical, a big house with quiet, woodsy surroundings and a cozy feel, but it is also the human touch you also get which is an owner who is attentive and very much in communication to make sure you get the best out of your time at her house that you can. I can say as a fact that in the future any time I want to go back to the Poconos I will be renting this house with total peace of mind and knowing I will have a great experience! - Mark (Norristown, PA)

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is such a reward! When we had this house built we made every effort to provide a warm and welcoming home for everyone to feel at ease and comfortable in a "home away from home." Mark and his group are so easy to work with. I try to provide as much information as I can about the house and the area you are staying. We have had renters from England and from all over the U.S. and most have no idea where they are. I take it as my personal responsibility for all to feel informed with any info, directions, things to do and places to see. I also have made it my practice to call just once shortly after arrival to make sure they arrived safely and are comfortable and give them an opportunity to talk to me if they have any questions at all. I also let them know not to hesitate at all to call if they need anything. I truly enjoy dealing with people and Mark and his group are great people and it is my pleasure to have them come back to our house. I look forward to many more years knowing them. Thank you so much. Best regards. Sherry
5

Great, spacious house, beautiful scenery

  • 5 of 5

Let me preface this review by saying we had begun renting this house with a group every fall in 2007 and have done so, not only because the house is set in a nice location with plenty of space, but because the ease of dealing with Sherry, the owner. What I look for in a place I rent is not only the place itself, but a fair price and open contact with the owner. This house/owner has all of that! So what do you get when you rent? You get a BIG house that, even though it is large, has that cozy/warm feeling you want in the Poconos in the fall. You get an owner VERY concerned that your stay is going to be the best it can be. And you get these things for a fair cost. We have never had any problems with our many stays...5 over 7 years...I imagine if we had I would just give Sherry a ring and she would help out any way she could immediately. Also, the fact that we began renting in the area in 2007 and through the last 7 years, when we have gone to the Poconos (5 times), we have never even looked to rent anywhere else and that REALLY says something. So it isn't only the physical, a big house with quiet, woodsy surroundings and a cozy feel, but it is also the human touch you also get which is an owner who is attentive and very much in communication to make sure you get the best out of your time at her house that you can. I can say as a fact that in the future any time I want to go back to the Poconos I will be renting this house with total peace of mind and knowing I will have a great experience! - Mark (Norristown, PA)

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

PERFECT LOCATION WITH A VERY RELAXING ATMOSPHERE

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are not skiers but this was a perfect location for our family and friends. We have rented for many years and will continue to rent. Opening the door is always an inviting atmosphere with the wonderful carpet beneath our feet and the vaulted ceilings with all the beautiful windows. Love the fireplace and wood burning stove and so enjoy playing pool and foozball with our family and friends. Also enjoy the balcony off the master bedroom. There are plenty of blankets, bedrooms, lights, and great wifi too. The kitchen had plenty of appliances and utensils as if we were in our own home including a grill, coffee pot, blender for mixed drinks, several can openers, cork screws, and a few huge stock pots for those adventurous few who were feeding an army. So enjoyed all the deer and wildlife that we saw while there. Perfect location for skiers, mountain bikers who would enjoy the beautiful Lehigh River Gorge Trail, hiking in Hickory Run State Park and most visited by us and enjoyed Alpine Bakery. There are amazing eateries in the nearby town of Jim Thorpe. So excited to have and use the washer and dryer while we were there. We spent some time visiting a few vineyards in the area and thoroughly enjoyed drinking our homemade sangria on the deck in the evenings as the kids would bike around wooded trails. Love this place and will recommend it to all my family and friends. Thank you for a very relaxing vacation and perfect accommodations! Look forward to next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It is always a pleasure to rent to you and your family and so wonderful to hear that you love the house and area almost as much as we do. We strive to provide a great home away from home for all to relax and enjoy. I look forward to next time as well! Take care.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Allentown Bethlehem Easton (ABE)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Valerios
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Mt. Pocono
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
903 & 534
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Murphy's Loft, Valerios & Dom N Ali.s
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Big Boulder and Jack Frost - approx. 10-15 minutes
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
at our community lake
Car: necessary

8-10 Minutes to Big Boulder/Jack Frost ski areas in the Lake Harmony Area. 25 minutes to Camelback ski area. Hiking, biking, paint ball, whitewater rafting nearby. Restaurants and shopping outlet mall. Close to Penn's Peak Entertainment Center and Roadies. Near Mount Airy Casino. Close to the quaint, Victorian and beautiful, historic town of Jim Thorpe.

See beautiful trees and woods and deer in our yard. Wild turkeys strolling down the road and wildlife all around. Beautiful yard full of trees.

Other Activities: paint ball, theater, shopping, dining, sightseeing, basketball, viewing wildlife. hiking and biking in Hickory Run State Park. Did I mention shopping at the Outlet Mall.

Big Boulder and Jack Frost are approximately 3 miles and 5 miles respectively, (8-10 minutes away) where festivals and lots of activities are always happening. Camelback ski area is approximately 25-30 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Big Boulder House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Non Holiday F-S
Jan 5 - Mar 15
2 nights
$448
$1,000
 
 
Non-holiday weekend
Jan 3 - Mar 16
2 nights
$422
$1,000
 
 
Non Holiday Weekends
Jan 9 2015 - Jan 12 2015
3 nights
$895
Flat fee
 
 
Holiday Weekends
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 19 2015
3 nights
$1,100
Flat fee
 
 
Non Holiday weekends
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 16 2015
3 nights
$895
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $895 -$1100
$1100 Holiday weekends thru Monday (9:00 a.m. Friday through 9:00 p.m. Sunday/Monday).
All rentals require a $400 fully refundable security deposit and $5 per car registration as required by our POA.
$895 NON-holiday WEEKEND rentals are Friday 9:00 A.M. thru Sunday 9:00 P.M.
$1000 NON-holiday WEEKLY rental is Friday 9:00 A.M. thru Thursday 9:00 p.m.
$800 MID WEEK M-TH
$400 refundable security deposit due immediately. Final full rental fee plus $5 per car fee due within 10 days after initial contact and commitment.
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Amenities

Big Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are CLEAN
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Other - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs living room
    Other - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs living room
  • Nice and roomy. Each bedroom has a bed, dresser and/or chest of drawers (master bedroom has 1 dresser and 1 chest of drawers). All bedrooms are very nicely decorated and cozy. All bedrooms and sofa beds have blankets and pillows supplied for your convenience. You need to bring your own sheets and towels and kitchen towels and washcloths.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
All of the bedrooms are LARGE - 4 measure 10' x 12' and 1 measures 11' x 13'. There's 3 queen size beds, 2 full size beds, 2 queen size sleeper sofas (1 in each living room).

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