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Home Away from Home in Beautiful Victorian Jim Thorpe, Pa

Helen Van Pelt Hlavka

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Helen Van Pelt Hlavka

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015
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Home Away from Home in Beautiful Victorian Jim Thorpe, Pa

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Jim Thorpe House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

This welcoming small 2 story house is circa 1853 and is where the coal miners lived. We have created a very comfortable, private and safe environment for our guests. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm for a great vacation. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved ones and look out over town through the beautiful scenery.

The Van Pelt House is right in the heart of town but secluded and private. Steps away from shops, biking, hiking, rafting, restaurants and entertainment. This is the perfect place for a romantic weekend or a family vacation.

Walk into the house and you are in the living room with a Flat-screen TV, DVD, Electric Fireplace, Air-conditioner and a brand new leather Queen Sleeper Sofa with a plush mattress. Continue on and you have a newly remodeled Fully Functional Kitchen with the attached Deck out back.. If you choose to go out to eat, restaurants are all walking distance from the house. No need to drive anywhere. Upstairs is the Master Bedroom with Queen Mattress,Ceiling fan and Air-conditioning, a Sitting Room with a new Futon and a Full Bath with Claw Foot Tub. We have also added WiFi.

The Van Pelt House is available for the weekend, week, month or for extended stays.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROPERTY SLEEPS A MAXIMUM OF 5 PEOPLE.

Linens and towels are supplied.

Bike and ski storage is available.

Keywords: Private & secluded Row House, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, skiing, paint ball, fishing, hunting, Mauch Chunk Lake Park, Big Boulder, Lake Harmony, Blue Mountain Ski Area, Fall Foliage, Olde Time Christmas, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Penns Peak, Festivals, Glen Onoko Falls, weddings

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Helen Van Pelt Hlavka (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015

About Helen Van Pelt Hlavka

We are originally from NJ but my husband's grandparents lived in Coaldale, PA which is about 20 minutes from Jim Thorpe. When we were going to retire we decided to look around this area and found this magnificent town of Jim Thorpe. We love the history, the architecture and the fact that there is so much to do in this small town. When we bought our house we decided to invest in other properties and that is how we acquired our rental property. We also liked the fact that the house is just above our home so we are not absentee landlords

Helen Van Pelt Hlavka purchased this house in 2005

Why Helen Van Pelt Hlavka chose Jim Thorpe

You are staying right in the heart of downtown but in a quiet and secluded area. Steps away from Broadway.

What makes this house unique

Staying at our house enables you to not have to drive anywhere. You can walk to everything in town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Spent a week here and it was just great. Convenient to all in town.

The house was clean and comfortable. Hosts went out of their way to make us comfortable.
Jun 2014
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Home Away from Home in Beautiful Victorian Jim Thorpe, Pa
average rating of 4.4 based on 8 reviews
5

New Years in Jim Thorpe

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay. Great location. Helen was very helpful. will go back.

Nice brunch at the Albrightsville house?? New years eve dinner at Moya was great!

had a nice relaxing time!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
4

Great Get Away

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in this cozy home; it was so great to be able to bring our whole family, our dog Bailey included! The house is warm and cozy and in walking distance to most attractions in town!!! Would recommend this home to anyone:)

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a great experience in my home and in Jim Thorpe. I hope to see you lovely folks again soon! Best wishes & Merry Christmas, Helen
Harrisburg, PA
5

The only place I would stay in Jim Thorpe.

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin. . . well I'll start by saying we were really lucky (thanks to a cancelation) to experience Jim Thorpe surrounded by the romantic ammentities of the VanPelt House. I made a lot of calls to alot of places before coming up with this little gem. Located on a hill overlooking Broadway

we were able to park the car free on sight and was only a 4 - 5 minute walk to all the action in town.

You are literally in a 2-story 1800's house of your own with everything you need with a fully appointed kitchen, private back deck overlooking the town, and a cottage feel throughout the house. The owner

got us started with great suggestions for visiting "certain" restaurants, the old jail, the Asa Packer mansion tour, best pubs, opera house gigs, and was just an all around sweetheart. Since I am a professional pianist, she also helped me sort out where I could find my instrument. I don't think we could have picked a better time than fall folliage weekends to go. Though we love beaches, palm trees

and sunny resorts, this was truly one of coolest weekend experiences my wife and I have ever had.

Thank you, Helen for giving us the perfect place have it all.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you had such a great time in Jim Thorpe and enjoyed staying in my small cottage-like house! I try very hard to make my guests as comfortable as possible and have a positive experience. Seems like I was successful in your case. I enjoyed speaking with you and hope to see you again very soon.
Harmony, ME
3

The Van Pelt House, Jim Thorpe, PA

  • 3 of 5

The space was certainly adequate, and we were able to park at the house. The house was clean, but the lack of a wifi connection was more annoying than we had thought it would be. There also is no washer and dryer available. The heating system requires overheating downstairs to get heat upstairs. The bed was really uncomfortable in that it is hard and not level. There was adequate hot water, but the tub is slippery and there are no grab bars, plus the heavy fabric shower curtain gives you the sensation of bathing in a closet. The location was great, within easy walking distance of shops, etc. In warmer weather, the deck would be very nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our experience after 4 years of owning this vacation house is that the majority of guests do not use wifi while vacationing. There are many places in town with wifi connections that you can sit and relax, get a cup of coffee etc. Thank you for letting me know about the slippery tub. No one has ever said anything about it being slippery so I went yesterday and bought a tub mat. The house is from 1853, so yes, the floors are not exactly level. When I am in the house I feel the true experience of being in that old of a home. The mattress will be replaced in a month or so. I hope you will come back and hope you had a good time in Jim Thorpe.
New Jersey
5

We love Jim Thorpe,PA!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we found Jim Thorpe, PA and this house! Home was incredibly clean and very cozy. Helen was very easy to contact and a pleasure to work with. Her recommendations for local restaurants were very helpful- we are glad we asked her! Our family is eager to return to Jim Thorpe and to stay at this house again. Kids are already asking when we can go back! Thanks, Helen!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you had this great experience in Jim Thorpe. Be well and see you next time. My best to you and your family

Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: not necessary

Mauch Chunk Opera House, Asa Packer Mansion, Harry Packer Mansion, #9 Mine Company, Butterfly Sanctuary, Jim Thorpe Memorial, Old Jail, Glen Onoko Falls, Whitewater Rafting

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Jim Thorpe 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
 
Early Spring
Apr 10 2015 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
$850
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes The first floor of our house has been renovated. Newly painted, new leather sofa bed with plush mattress. It is a very warm and cozy space.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Jim Thorpe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Electric wall fireplace in living room

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