LAKEFRONT MASTERPIECE, SPRING IN BLOOM! SERENE LAKE ESCAPE! ALSO 4 SAL

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LAKEFRONT MASTERPIECE, SPRING IN BLOOM! SERENE LAKE ESCAPE! ALSO 4 SAL

Lake Shangri-la Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Ask about our 195.00 per week nite special !

This is the Sharpest home and location ( 7 minutes to BIG BOULDER / LAKE HARMONY and Split Rock complex) in Brier Crest Woods. A 'WOW' house, with tons of accolades. 'Awesome, beautiful, stunning, peaceful,incredible,beyond our expectations, clean and classy, we didnt want to leave, 'etc. PLEASE read REVIEWS TAB.

Three levels of glass, custom built chalet,( 2 ft shy of maximum code height), peeks thru light woods to private 46 acre mountain lake, very serene and tranquil. One of only 3 homes this side of lake.( A non gas motor boat lake, pristine waters). Raised oversized wrap deck( over 700 sq ft) faces lake and wrapped in nature. Have coffee/wine on the deck and enjoy the nature sounds,spring feel, animal sightings, and east facing lake views. perfection! Read a book in the 3rd floor loft overlooking the lake scape/ with sliders to a balcony overlooking trees/lake). A true escape, yet minutes to everything, pizza, bars,dunkin,Jack frost,split rock,BIG BOULDER SKI, LAKE HARMONY,Nascar, golf, tennis,dining,horseback, skate, tubing, ski, casino,etc. You will not want to leave! Under 1/2 hr to gap,under 1.5 hrs, to NYC, Phili., 20 mins to Jim Thorpe. PET POSSIBLE.

Completely redone, floors,carpets, designer paints,(old 90's brn trim changed to cloud white), kitchen, SS appliances,brushed nickel fixtures,150 chnl dish TV, new furniture, beds, ping pong, 4 skylites, ( one over 2 person Jacuzzi in master bdrm- romantic!)), paddle fans, tons of glass fill the home with natural light,fieldstone fireplace, cathedral ceilings, Art work on all walls,etc. You will want to try it in all the seasons, Near everything,swim , fish , hike, skiing ,ice skate, ice fish,casinos,fine lakeside dining,swim, fish,waterpark,golf, tennis,paintball, parks, snowboard,horseback,Camelback beach and water park,nascar,festivals,train rides, outlets,etc.- I don't rent to large groups or otherwise abuse this beautiful home. This is not a popped up tract/modular home,or tiny condo, with a 'walk to the lake'. Responsible groups only! call for avail and with number in party. A Pet is possible, Im an animal lover. 24 hr roving security. a small safe community, (not to be confused with some of the larger complexs, which may have crime issues.). As one past tenant said, 'It was like living in a postcard!' Beds for 6 persons.RATES ARE BASED ON PER PERSON STAY, double occ, 2 nite minimums, Weekdays. Robot rate generated by this site MAY NOT be accurate. Weekends,holidays,events,hi/lo season, variable rates -IE: 3 day/2 'weeknite special' stay for a couple 390.00.IE, 1 week,795.00- 2400.00,+ standard fees. Couples weekend @ 495.00-750.00 as 4 person @ 595.00-895.00, as 6 @ 630.00- 1200.00, pls contact for quote. rates as above good thru Dec,2013.Rates higher in peak season. SPECIAL WEEKEND FOR 2 @ 395.00+. When available.

HOME IS ALSO FOR SALE At 369,000. sold,furnished. An heirloom home which can be a great investment prop, 20-35k per year and still use it yourself. Area to be opening up in next year.PLS READ 'REVIEWS'.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Andrew Barnes

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A solid reputable landlord for over 30 years. Original owner and had this home custom built by Charles Getz, in 1991. Features 6 inch walls, oversized Anderson windows, remodled and updated in August 2012. Home is being offered for sale by owner April 15, 2014 at 369,000.00.

Andrew Barnes purchased this chalet in 1991

Some TEXTs, E-mails, phone call reviews:

'WOW, What a beautiful house! / OMG, this is way past the pics on line!/ This is really well kept and classy, there is even beautiful artwork!/ Its much larger than the pics look, gorgeous, very custom home/ Stunning home with great privacy/ The setting on the lake and serenity is more than we hoped for ,the perfect getaway/ Its magnificent now in winter, must be incredible in the summer, with the lake. etc./,It is an amazing home and we had a fantastic week!/ When we left we pulled the car over and got out to look back at the house and said, this isnt goodbye, only , until we see 'our' house again./ Absolutley adorable!/ Awesome home- we are pumped!' And all these folks ended the conversation with 'we will be back'. The old time builder who built this masterpiece, said he never put so much glass in one house. This is not a cottage, claustraphobic condo or modular pop up/tract house with 'a walk to the lake'. Its a 10! Serenity with everything you could need , minutes away.PLEASE READ over 30 REVIEWS!

Near everything the Poconos is known for, walk to lifeguarded beach, fish swim, tennis, boating, ice skating, ice fishing, basketball, association bldng w/wi-fi, 8 minutes to Big Boulder lake and ski,(under 15 mins to Jack Frost skiing), Split rock/gallarrea, Lakeside dining, on 2 lakes, also 8 mins, with split rock,waterpark,bowling, movies, golf, etc. Casinos camelback ski and waterpark,horseback,train rides, Paint ball,Jim Thorpe, hike, under 20 minutes. Dining shopping outlets minutes away. foliage season is special, right on the lake. winter is glorious, spring and summer, the private lakefront setting is special. You may not want to leave the home! (Private/serene, w/views) Under 2hrs to Phili and NYC. HOME IS ALSO FOR SALE AT 369,000, sold furnished.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LAKEFRONT MASTERPIECE, SPRING in BLOOM! Serene LAKE ESCAPE! Also 4 SAL
average rating of 4.9 based on 31 reviews
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LAKEFRONT MASTERPIECE, SPRING in BLOOM! Serene LAKE ESCAPE! Also 4 SAL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p426494vb
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Lake Shangri-la Poconos
5

WONDERFUL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
My family and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at this beautiful house. The water views are breathtaking, the house is immaculate with wonderful furnishings and we had so much fun using the ping-pong table. The kitchen is well appointed and the pictures don't do it justice - it's new and looks like it came out of a magazine. The location is ideal for skiing, outlets and sightseeing. Jim Thorpe is a quick drive and skiing is literally around the corner. After a fun day out it was nice to come back to a beautiful and relaxing lakefront home. The oversize jacuzzi and fireplace make this the perfect vacation house. The lake has a beach, playground, rec center and it's a great place to bike. Loved it and can't wait to go back!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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LAKEFRONT MASTERPIECE, SPRING in BLOOM! Serene LAKE ESCAPE! Also 4 SAL
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Lake Shangri-la Poconos
5

Beautiful getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Had a wonderful stay!! The house was beautiful and clean. The owner was very accommodating and helpful with travel information since this was our first trip to the area. We can't wait to go up again I would love to go up in the summer since the home sits right on a lake it would be alot of fun to just stay and relax!!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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LAKEFRONT MASTERPIECE, SPRING in BLOOM! Serene LAKE ESCAPE! Also 4 SAL
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Lake Shangri-la Poconos
Elizabethtown
3

Yard needs serious work

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We staid in winter, contacted the owner with some tips to improve the property instead of writing a sub-par review, as he was asking for a stellar one and we felt none was better. He wrote back saying he ''never opened the reply'' later saying ''he thought it was a personal reason we didn't want to give him a 5 start review, so he figured none of his business. We should send the reply to VRBO". Odd reply, but once I heard this was the reply I decided to now write.

The house is beautiful, the yard is unsuitable for humans as it's filled with downed trees since hurricane Sandy. (at least in November 2013, perhaps cleaned since) I would not like to be there in summer with the snakes, etc. The only path to the lake is the one you see pictured, all to the left is downed trees covering the yard 4 foot high. It's a great house that lacks in good furnishings, whicker garden furniture upstairs overlooking lake, not comfortable. Downstairs couch is old and failing, a set of 2 end tables were purchased and split between 2 bedrooms, leaving one side of the master bed empty, things like this. It could be a great rental, like add central air (or any) for summer users, upgrade the furnishings, etc. 3 stars generous is based on how nice Jim Thorpe is, and how nice the house and views are. 5 stars it simply isn't.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: 4 months for "Jim" to complain, about a two nite stay. Maybe this young man just had a bad day? I'm sorry he had to carry this " weight" for all this time.
I attempted to call Jim, after reading his complaint, the first one I have ever received . I had never had contact with him, as the booking was done by his girlfriend, " Daniele " in the fall. Since his girlfriend initially emailed me from France, I asked for a local reference in Pa, and she gave me Jim's email, at which time he emailed me his phone number. He also gave me the address of the home he was living at , which was owned by Daniele .
After receiving this complaint, in Mid March,I attempted to call Jim to ask him why he wrote this rather malicious, untrue, and purposely injurious email. The phone number he gave me turned out out to be false, and when I asked for Jim, the woman answered " this is a wrong number and he doesn't live here, "and hung up.
I see in the complaint he changed the names and added in "Daniele" and himself as an "aside". ( I have never heard a word from Daniele and he told me not to copy her our exchanges, even though she was the payer and on the lease). Neither party ever contacted me to complain about the home while they were there and his 4 month, after the fact note is confusing. Most of his note is steeped in half truths ,fiction, and speculation of things he could have no knowledge of. I have had several email exchanges with Jim, in which he seemed confused. I again asked for his true phone # so we could chat, which he refused to disclose, and he replied, " I have nothing to say to you".
Just to address some issues, almost all the furnishings are about 1 year old, and the home is always kept immaculate. In the over 20 years I've owned the home , have never seen a snake, or rodents. And neither did he. There is not one downed tree in the yard and I never asked Jim to send any " message " or "reply" to Vrbo.
With about 30 other "honest" reviews, and over a dozen handwritten notes of accolades, I'm writing this off to a gentleman with some bigger issues in life and I wish him the best.
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5

Even better the 2nd time!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Cannot say enough about the beauty of this home! Days spent lounging in upstairs garden room reading and nights spent infront of the fireplace after a wonderful meal at one of the local restaurants. We had stayed in Andrews home last year and would not think of staying anywhere else. Clean, bright and the view cannot be beat. Andrew is always so friendly and accomodating. We even asked at the last minute if it was possible to stay another day since we did not want to leave and he even notified security for us. Thank you again Andrew! Summer is coming and cant wait to sit on your deck!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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LAKEFRONT MASTERPIECE, SPRING in BLOOM! Serene LAKE ESCAPE! Also 4 SAL
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5

Kevin J.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Very Nice House......arrived on a snowy day and after a treacherous drive from LI, settled in to a comfortable, clean and well heated abode. Just as describded in previous reviews. shoveling driveway out was something that i had not planned on though. seems plows had blocked driveway in after their run through. so it meant i spent about a half hour shoveling driveway out so we could park.
other than that, we enjoyed ouir stay tremendously and the proximity to skiing fit the bill perfectly! would recommend to anyone looking to stay in that area and not wanting the convines of a hotel or cramped house.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
mt pocono
Nearest Train
15 Miles
someday to be mt pocono(?)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
rt 80= 5 minutes
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
lake harmony/big boulder/split rock, - 7 minutes
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
big boulder, split rock, jack frost 7 minutes
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
split rock , water park,etc,activities- 7 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
any type dining, lake front, bar food,pizza- 7 min
Car: necessary

Centrally located about 5 minutes from rt 80, exit 284, 1/2 hour to Del Gap, and under 1.5 hrs from NYC/PHILI. Also 7 mins, to Lake Harmony,Split rock complex, Big Boulder, jack frost for day/ night skiing,boating,golf,hike,movies, bowling,indoor waterpark, eateries.Romantic Jim Thorpe, 15 mins.

Walk to life guarded private beach, swim, fish, tennis,basketball, Nearby is ,waterpark,ice skate,ice fish, tennis,swim, fishing, casinos, golf, hiking, parks, dining,nascar,paintball,outlets,playground,train rides,lakeside dining,golf,season festivals, bars, all cuisine, basketball,horseback, ,Association bldng 2 mins/ with wi-fi, chinese food and pizza only mins aways, yet you will feel like you are in a different, very serene place. Or just sit up in the 3rd floor loft/balcony, read a book, w/ a glass of wine, overlooking the serene lake setting, and enjoy the tranquility of your natural surroundings , while viewing this mountain lake, & colorful fall foliage. Upscale home ,completely redone august 2012, designer paints, ss appliances,brushed nickel plumbing/electric fixtures,new furniture,art work on all walls, instant lite logs for fp, map of area, The WOW house/location. Leave your troubles behind! Escape! I MAY NOT BE UP TO DATE ON THIS CALENDAR, pls contact for availability.Rates vary by Hi/Lo season,week or weekends, holiday, event dates, and number in party. 195.00 rate is general 2 person weeknite rate when avail. IE: as a romantic couple weekends are 395.00-650.00, 4 person @ 560-895.00, 6 person @ 630.00-1200.00. Weekday specials for 2 start at 390.00 3 days, 2 nites,( add 1 nite = 100.00), rates good thru Nov. Weeks range 850.00- 2400.00 . Pls contact for for custom quote.Standard cleaning and security fees apply.(my security deposits are the lowest you will find, especially for a spectacular 3 level custom glass Chalet in this class.) The RATE CALCULATOR IS WRONG, pls contact me for updated Quote. This will be one of the lowest priced lakefront, of this calibre, you will find, in a safe community.

ALSO FOR SALE, 369,000, by owner, sold furnished. Future expansion in area and pa turnpike exit ramp to rt 940.

I do not have a boat, but they can be rented and used on Lake Harmony, split rock complex, about 7 mins.

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Lake Shangri-la Chalet Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
2 person
Dec 16 - Dec 18
$195
2 nights
 

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Notes Please contact owner with number in party, and dates for rate quote. Hi/Low season rates apply, weekends, holiday/events higher.
*240.00 Is based on 2 person, per nite , 2 week nites stay and may not apply to weekends, rates are good thru Sept. Weekends start 595-1350.00, weeks-1200 -2400.00,depends on hi/lo season, EVENT weekends,group size.Pls contact for seasonal quote. Pet may be allowed.
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Amenities

Lake Shangri-la Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 'Full ' size bed,new, 'chocolate' furniture
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins, with farm 'style' dresser,mirror,end table/radio
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , msbdrm w/balcony,3rd level, 2 person jacuzzi w/skylite,t.v.
    loft or living room couch - Living room couch could be used if needed, does not open,
  • Queen size Beds (1) master bdrm w/jacuzzi, Double Beds (1) house has a queen size bed in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin size beds and 1 full size in 2 separate bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
Notes:
Swim, fish, golf, tennis, basketball, playground,casinos,nascar, horseback, paintball, town of jim thorpe about 15 minutes, ski,(Big Boul Jack frost- 7 minutes!) waterpark, larger lake nearby. (will have canoe for this lake, no gas boats),lakeside dining, Blakeslee about 7 minutes, outlets under 20 mins, gap is 30 minutes, under 2hrs to nyc, and phili, home is near everything you can need, yet at night all you hear is nature. ( and most of the day) As one tenant put it 'it was like living in a postcard' Having coffee on the deck in the am, looking out at the serenity, you will never want to leave. And if you take care of the home, you will be welcome to come back all year.( No large noisy groups please- the security will stop by and tickets are given). A very sharp home and serene calming location. a true 'Escape' designer paints, new floors,carpets, new kitchen, brushed nickel fixtures,etc. Rates are quoted by number in party, and hi/low season.pls contact for quote, with this info
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