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Elegant Lake House in the Beautiful Pocono Mountains


Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Elegant Lake House in the Beautiful Pocono Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Blakeslee House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8

Picture a place where children can play safely in their neighborhood, where people you don’t know, say 'hello,' and where once you pass through the entry gates of your vacation home, you are greeted by postcard views of the Pocono Mountains, and the Lake House.

Whether a lover of fine wine, an antique buyer, a zip liner, a ski enthusiast, a chance taker at the slots, a Nascar enthusiast, or, oh yes, a horse lover, and so many more activities, the Pocono Mountains will make that vision a reality.

Situated on Lake Sinca, this well-appointed home is located in the private community of Greenwood Acres, in the Lake Harmony area of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania. It is a 2 story, 2100 square foot lake-front home that has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A group of up to 8 persons can very comfortably occupy this home. Save money by booking by the week!

Located on the 1st floor of our home is the great room that has a gas fireplace and a 50' LCD TV with a DVD player. The modern kitchen has stainless steel appliances, spacious countertops and a center island with seating, and is perfect for cooking. The kitchen is fully equipped with all basic cookware, dishware including a microwave, induction stove, coffee maker, blender and a toaster. Off the kitchen is a formal dining room. Located on the 2nd floor are 3 bedrooms which all have queen-sized beds. The den on the 1st floor has a pull-out queen sized bed also. High-speed wireless internet is available. Out back, dine al fresco on our spacious deck, enjoy boating on the lake, or sunbath or swim to your hearts content.

In the summer enjoy the water parks, or fish from our fully stocked fishing lake. For those race fans, Pocono Raceway is a stone's throw away. In the winter, ski Jack Frost/Big Boulder which is 8 minutes or Camelback Mountain for a little more of a challenge and is a convenient 15 minutes’ drive. You can also enjoy antique or outlet shopping, also within a convenient driving distance.

What guests have said: 'You have a beautiful home - we had a great time!' 'Thank you for the use of your lovely home. We had such a very nice time there.' '... your house is so close to skiing.'

Fun!: The Lake House overlooks Lake Sinca, conveniently situated between Jack Frost/Big Boulder and Camelback ski areas, where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in the winter. In summer, Camelback becomes Camel beach--an award winning water park with many amazing water rides. Nearby activities include several golf courses (including Jack Frost National, now open), miniature golf, whitewater rafting, snowmobiling, horseback riding, antiquing, The Crossings Outlets, Hickory Run State Park, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Jim Thorpe, Lake Harmony, Split Rock, Pocono Raceway as well as Pocono Mountain Festivals. If you want to try your hand at the tables or slots, we are approx. 20 miles from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ casino. Our private, secure, four season community offers a lake with a private beach. The lake is stocked with fish (note: license required). Non-motorized boats only can be rented from one of the conveniently located rental shops minutes from the house. Guests are able to use row boat and/or paddle boat.

Housekeeping: Prior to your rental, our housekeeper will prepare the house to best accommodate your needs with freshly changed linens, however, please bring your own towels.

Note: We have a 2 night minimum rental.

More guests comments...

'I just wanted to say Thank You for allowing me to rent your home this weekend (6/29-7/1). It was absolutely perfect and exactly what we were looking for. It is conveniently located near so many things in the Poconos (not to mention Wawa and Dunkin Donuts) -- I think that is a huge selling point as well. It is secluded and definitely gives you peace and quiet, which we all need from time to time. The lake out back and the beach right next door was incredible.'

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Janet (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Why Janet chose Blakeslee

We chose this location because of its central location to all the wonderful amenities offered in Pocono Mountains. Blakeslee is also very convenient to most travel arteries, yet our location is often referred to by our guests as 'peaceful and private.' The fact that our vacation home is waterfront is a bonus.

What makes this house unique

Our vacation home is within walking distance to the beach area, yet it is very private.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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based on 8 traveler reviews

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Elegant Lake House in the Beautiful Pocono Mountains
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

A perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect lake house for a relaxing weekend away of the hustle and bustle of the city (only 1 hour 45 min drive from NYC). The house is beautiful, very well maintained, clean, and spacious- it sleeps 6 adults VERY comfortably (we were 3 couples, each got their own room with a room with a queen size bed, which was perfect). Super market, liqueur store, CVS and a Wawa convenience store are all a 3 min drive away. We also drove 10 min to the nearest Amish Farmers Market on Saturday. The lake is beautiful and feels very private although the swimming beach is just next door (which is perfect for families with kids and wasn't crowded at all). The house has a paddle boat and a row boat for the guests' disposal and they were also in great shape and served us very well. The kitchen is comfortable and well equipped and the back deck with the umbrella covered outside dining table and the large grill made our weekend dining experience even better. Janet (the owner) is super responsive (even late at night on Friday..) and provided great customer service and was very nice to us in general. I'd recommend this vacation house for anybody who wants some peace and quiet, to sit on a lazy chair looking at the lake (amazing sunsets can be seen from the middle of it, if you care to take the boat out ;)) or wants some safe space for the kids to enjoy a bit of nature. I'd also come back in a heartbeat! P.S. Don't forget to bring your own DVDs, and towels (for bathing, washing, hand towels for the bathrooms and kitchen and dish towels too ;))

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your weekend! Thanks so much for your feedback and great review. We strive to make our vacation home a relaxing and comfortable experience.

Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we entered this property, we knew we would ave a great time. It is exactly as described -- clean, inviting, every detail was attended to... And, the view! Amazing. The hosts have made our vacation everything we wanted. It's like being in a mini resort. We enjoyed boating on the lake just off the back yard, cooking in the state-of-art kitchen, to just enjoying family and friends on the deck outside the great room. Hamptons in the Poconos! A great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Love that you referred to it like being in the Hamptons. We've actually had other guests say the same, but that the travel to our location was a lot more pleasurable with less traffic. Thanks for your review and we look forward to your next visit.

New Year Escape

  • 5 of 5

We had really a very good time. Everything was perfect. The house was warm when we arrived, the heat on. The house is big and spacious, the rooms are spacious, we were 10 and there was enough room for all of us to sleep comfortably. the kitchen was well equipped we were not in need of anything more that what was provided. Bathroom clean. The only problem is that the water for shower was weak no pressure for the water and it was taking for ever to finish the shower.

The out door was perfect. The kids spent lots of time on the playground even though there was snow even us as grownups we enjoyed it. We enjoyed the walk outside. It was calm and relaxing.

As a family we enjoyed the stay during the winter and we think or renting it again during summer time.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your overall great review. We really pride ourselves in making sure that each time guests arrive, they receive the best experience during their stay. We are sorry that a filter issue interrupted the great showers that we and our guests usually enjoy. We always have a handyman on call.
United States

Very nice experience!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The house, the location, the lake, the amenities, everything. We had a great time, we relaxed and enjoyed the house and the lake. It is a very peaceful place and a very comfortable house.

The kitchen has everythin you need to cook your meals, and even has a BBQ outside.

I would recommend this house for anyone who is looking to get away for a couple of days, relax and enjoy themselves at a beautiful house with a very nice lake view.

The house owners were amazing and really accomodating.

Thank you for everything Janet!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We strive to make the house as comfortable for our guests to enjoy as possible, and look forward to welcoming you again!!
englewood cliffs, nj / usa

prompt responses but not well equipped house

  • 2 of 5

we stayed here for two nights to ski.

there were no proper cooking tools (i.e. cutting knife) available and when inquired, the response was not very helpful.

TV wasn't working properly. The screen was dark and couldn't fix. The owner emailed with the detail instruction to follow to fix but it didn't work and we didn't want to spend more of our precious vacation time trying to fix it so no TV for us for the whole stay. Hope the owner replaces the TV to a new one soon as it seemed like a common problem that the owner was aware of already.

Propane gas ran out in the middle of the night and lost the heat but was blamed for not reporting it earlier.(who knew the house was ran by propane gas and we loose the heat if no gas..and were we supposed to use the fire place only for few hours to prevent this to happen?!!)

person came out to fill it up in the middle of the night so our baby could sleep warm but woke her up and it became a tough night for us regardless.I suggest the owner to mention this to the guests so they can prepare to notice if the fiame disappears from the fire place.

Received the security deposit back more than 30 days after our departure.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I attempted to let you know how to adjust the television as best I could. My husband has now adjusted the television and it is in perfect order. We have several other knives in the kitchen, i.e., steak knives, regular knives, etc. Another cutting knife has been placed in the home. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, while our house was thankfully spared, lots of properties in the Pocono region weren’t so lucky and were damaged, and utility services to our area such as propane was limited which is why the propane ran out during your stay. I apologize for any inconvenience. During the short time that you were without propane, we had alternate heating available that you were able use. I am sorry that the delivery was made at a late hour, but we wanted to make sure your family was comfortable. As per our rental agreement, security deposits are returned within 30 days or after inspection.

Wonderful Poconos Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at this very well equipped home. It was very clean & had everything we needed to make our ski vacation a great one!!! We even had snow! We skied at Camelback & it was a short 20 min. drive. The house was in a perfect spot, 2 mins. to a grocery store & Dunkin Donuts. There is also a ski store right there as well for any last minute items needed that is a lot cheaper then buying at the mountain. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen every evening. Janet was excellent to work with. She returned emails & phone calls very quickly. If we ever get a chance to visit the Poconos again I would love to stay in this home. It was a lot larger then I thought. Plenty of room for our family of 6 & 2 friends for a total of 8.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I am so very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your vacation and look forward to hosting your family in the future. Best, Janet


Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 80
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Our Development's Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Blakeslee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day Weekend
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 11 2015 - Oct 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Dec 25 2015 - Dec 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 15 - Feb 18
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning Fee $120.00
Tax Rate 8.25%
Notes Rates only apply to calendar year 2014.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Blakeslee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2080 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Ski in/Ski out
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half bath - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Americana - 1 queen
    Caribbean - 1 queen
    Hampton - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms contain queen sized mattresses.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
If fishing from the lake, please be sure and obtain a fishing permit as fines are imposed without one. Row boat and/or paddle boat available upon request. Signed Release of Liability and separate security deposit required.

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