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FOUR SEASON LAKESIDE RETREAT

Rimma Bespalova

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, russian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Rimma Bespalova

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2014
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FOUR SEASON LAKESIDE RETREAT

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Towamensing Trails House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, jacuzzi, sleeps up to 8

Beautiful home located in Towamensing Trails, just a very

short walk to the lake and clubhouse, and only 5 miles from Big

Boulder, Split Rock and Jack Frost ski resorts. A private vacation

spot offering a crystal clear 192 acre stocked lake, with boat

rentals available.There is a sandy beach, outdoor lakefront swimming

pool, clubhouse with game room and pool tables, restaurant, bar

and outside deck overlooking lake, tennis and basketball courts. For

the kids, there is a playground and kiddie pool. Area is patrolled

with 24-hour security.The game room features a dart board, air

hockey, pool table, and many kids games. Our home is centralized

among many area attractions which include Big Boulder, Split Rock

and Jack Frost, Camel Back, Hickory Run State Park, Dorney Park, Jim

Thorpe, The Crossings Outlets, Lake Harmony, Paintball, Whitewater

Rafting, Pocono Raceway and Pocono Mountain Festivals.

Other Activities: Towamensing (stocked with Trout and Bass), Beach Volleyball, Outdoor Waterparks (Camelbeach and Shawnee), Indoor Waterpark (Big Boulder), Bushkill Falls, Paintball, Pocono Playhouse Theater, Penn's Peak, Pocono Raceway (NASCAR), Towamensing Trails, Clubhouse (With Food and Bar Service, Outside Deck Overlooking Lake, And Game Room), Children's Playground. Slot machines at Pocono Downs racetrack (Mahegan Sun), Casino 'Sands'.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rimma Bespalova (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.1
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Four Season Lakeside Retreat
average rating of 4.142857 based on 14 reviews
business
Four Season Lakeside Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p150402
-718 316-0404
Towamensing Trails Poconos
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1

Worst experience ever

  • 1 of 5
On our arrival, we commenced to cleaning. Not sure if this property stays locked up but we had to remove cobwebs and dust. In the hallway bathroom the shower had black mold, which I had to go out to purchase a bottle of mold armor and a box of damp rid. I think that alone defeated the statement of low allergen environment. The master bathroom has a mold problem as well. I have a daughter and grandson who suffer with asthma. I suffer from acute sinusitis. Might I suggest that the septic tank be inspected because their was an odor throughout our stay in both bathrroms. There are no over head lights in any of the room. Lights were provided by small lamps and the bulbs kept blowing. We purchased bulbs. My parents, in their late 70's, were in the master bedroom. The bed had no boxspring. The mattress was laid across wooden slats. The chest of drawers were filled with the owners belongings. Yes there's a closet but it's summer, who hangs up shorts?! The bed in the 2nd room had a dip in the middle causing uncomfortable sleeping. The 3rd bedroom provided the bunk bed which after taking pillows from the couch helped. It's a good thing Our party was only 7 because if 2 other guest did come their option for sleeping would've been the couch or the floor. The sleep sofa/futon is non-existent.I believe it had been replaced by the sectional (that by the way is the "4th" bedroom) The screen to the patio continuously came off the track to the point we just gave up and went in and out through the main door. One of the burners on the stove was unusable, it was not there. The plate was missing. Overall if it were not for the beautiful, quiet scenery and the fact that we'd paid (the saying you get what you paid for comes to mind) our trip was a bust. To add insult to injury, we had to wait almost 2 weeks for our security deposit (NEVER happened before, 3 business days TOPS). We go on vaction EVERY year and use Homeaway.com for the last 7 years, this is the FIRST time that a paypal fee was taken from our security deposit. It advertises on the home page NO HIDDEN FEES. The owners contract says the security is for to offset any loss and/or damage received. The owner made a come up on the cleaning, mold disposal and lightbulbs. I'm happy to report that this is my families FIRST nightmare experience. I pray we never have to deal with a situation like this again.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1. Cleaning. We use the same professional cleaning company for more than 5 years. We have not received a single complain. But anyway we addressed all the issues (including the lighting bulbs, the stove issue and the screen door issue) to the cleaning company. Please also keep in mind that we don't charge any cleaning fee.
2. Inspection. The house was inspected in Fall of 2013. There is no mold found in the house.Septic tanks was cleaned last year. We have a contract with pest control company since 2007.
3. Furniture. We upgraded the furniture in our house in the beginning of July this year. Instead of two uncomfortable futons we put beautiful and comfortable leather/fabric sectional. As the website was not updated by the time of the inquiry this information was given to the renter over the phone. The group should include 7 people. So there should be enough sleeping space for everyone. We assumed the renter's complain is related to extra people staying in the house. Which should be an extra charge for each person.
4. Hidden fees. There are no hidden fees are charged. All fees associated with making payments are renter's responsibility. It's clearly stated in the agreement, which renter singes. The fee situation was also discussed over the phone with the renter. All renters have a choice of preferred payment method. This renter refused to make a payment with a personal check for some reason. And preferred to transfer money using PayPal system. The type of payment this renter selected allowed us to get the funds only in 21 days, 10 days after the renter should check-out from the house.
This renter gave us hard time during payment process (we were ready to cancel the agreement) and during their staying. They came to the house absolutely unprepared, without the instruction. They have been so busy to read and print out all the materials they have been provided. We found some garbage bags outside the house. We were so lucky not getting charged for that (the fine is $300 plus). The renters have not been responsive with the emails. We have been awaiting for a reply form them for 3 or 4 days. So overall it was absolutely not pleasant experience for us as well.
business
Four Season Lakeside Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p150402
-718 316-0404
Towamensing Trails Poconos
5

Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I were looking for an affordable house to rent for New Year's party. We looked at many houses before we picked this one, here is why: the owner Rimma was nice and sweet, she provided all information about the rental property and rental process. The entire process of renting/signing a contract was easy and relaxing. The rent amount was much less than other owners asked. We paid security deposit, got it back after a cleaning crew cleaned the house. The house was nice, clean, warm, enough space for 9 people. We loved the fire place and overall the place looks cozy and comfortable. I was happy to deal with honest and reliable owner Rimma. I definitely recommend this owner and this house for others. I will also rent it again next year and on summer.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Four Season Lakeside Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p150402
-718 316-0404
Towamensing Trails Poconos
1

Needs some work...

  • 1 of 5
The positive is this house is in a very nice area. Security patrols it and is very clean. Even the deer are friendly and barely flinch as you drive by . And the fireplace was nice and large .
A few negatives are even though it says 'cable' tv, you only have 10 channels. It's what our cable provider calls antenna service. It's what you get if you had no cable at all but with a clearer picture. ...well being that the tv has a huge blue 6" wide stripe going down the left hand side of the tv, it's not that clear. Probably no big deal if you plan on skiing all week but for me , I like to relax inside for my vacations. Which leads me to the sofa. It's two futons which are unbearable to sit on. The metal frame is easily felt on your tush and very uncomfortable. I had to put the second sofas cushion on top of the first sofas cushion just to be able to sit without getting sore.
The front screen is broke and will not slide open without coming off the track so don't go out on the porch through that door
The master bedroom bed is awful. I laid down in the middle and literally rolled to the right side of the bed unwillingly ! Luckily thats the side I like to sleep on but I'm sure will be horrible for couples or those who like the middle of the bed.
I was alone so I can't speak for the other beds.
Also I'm used to giving a deposit over the phone and paying when I receive my key but everything is paid up front since the owner doesn't live near by nor have anyone there to accept the money . Lock box deal. But that still went well.
I definitely can't recommend this place nor will I rent there again .
  • Submitted: May 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Four Season Lakeside Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p150402
-718 316-0404
Towamensing Trails Poconos
5

Winter Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our party had such a wonderful experience here. Its a quiet and peaceful community. Its the perfect getaway. We loved this house and highly recommend it to anyone. We definitely will be staying here again very soon.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Four Season Lakeside Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p150402
-718 316-0404
Towamensing Trails Poconos
5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5
The house was cozy, spacious, and very clean. The location is quite and beautiful. I will defiantly come back!
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Four Season Lakeside Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p150402
-718 316-0404
Towamensing Trails Poconos
5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5
The house was very cozy, spacious, and very clean. The location was quite and beautiful.
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

Towamensing Trails House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer season
May 2 - Jun 21
2 nights
$107
From
$275
Fri, Sat
$750
 
 
Summer
Jun 22 - Aug 29
2 nights
$128
From
$375
Fri, Sat
$900
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 2 - Nov 23
2 nights
$95
From
$225
Fri, Sat
$665
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes May1 thru Jun 20-weekends rate is $550; Jun 20 thru Aug 29 weekends rate is $750.
Security Deposit is $250 (refundable). The prices are valid for the group up to 8 people. No cleaning fee. Full access to the amenities in the community. Wi-Fi is provided. Must be 21 years old to rent.
Check-in time-4 PM, check-out-12 PM.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Amenities

Towamensing Trails House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - Sectional
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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