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Luxury 3-Level Chalet Very Private setting-Sleeps 8- by Jack Frost/Big Boulder

Frank Leonard

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Frank Leonard

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Luxury 3-Level Chalet Very Private setting-Sleeps 8- by Jack Frost/Big Boulder

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Locust Lake Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms including very large sleeping Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Escape to this spacious 3 level upscale chalet in a secluded setting with no neighbors in the front, back or on either side. Has the warmth and charm of a mountain Bed and Breakfast. This property is used by the Owner and his family 'frequently' so it has many nice touches that you wouldn't normally find in a rental property, making it the right rental for families, couples, and for romantic retreats. This is not the rental for young groups of friends looking to get rowdy (minimum age to rent is 25). This is an 'All' seasons rental that features 4 bedrooms (which includes the huge sleeping loft) to accommodate 8 adults/children very comfortably*. For those who love the outdoors and want a getaway from the business of life, this is the place for you. This home offers a breathtaking view of nature from the large wraparound deck. There is nothing to interrupt this picture perfect view, however, a short walk allows you to swim at the community lakes, play tennis (at the professional courts redone in 2012), socialize at the clubhouse, or even ski at the community ski slope. This is the best of both worlds...a quiet getaway that is close to many amenities. Smoking is NOT permitted inside the house.

1ST FLOOR layout: there is a separate family room on the 1st floor to watch TV, listen to the full stereo (CD & cassette & Ipod docking station), shoot some pool or play foosball. There is also a bar area to enjoy a cocktail (or 2 or 3...) and a pub table with stools...for that friendly pub look. There is a new ceramic tile floor throughout and this floor has a full bathroom!

2ND FLOOR layout: this is the MAIN Floor with new hardwood floors and a Cathedral ceiling with exposed wood beams giving it the real chalet look and feel. It offers warmth and coziness with its open floor plan between the kitchen, dining room, and living room. Living room has a large ceiling fan, gas fireplace and a leather sofa & loveseat. Walk out to a large wraparound deck with two exit points. The 2ND full bathroom is on this floor as well as the 3 Bedrooms(two with Full beds and one with 2 twin beds); all the Bedrooms have ceiling fans!

3RD FLOOR layout: HUGE loft (the 4th bedroom) with King bed, ceiling fan PLUS a futon (to sleep 4). This is a beautiful warm and cozy room to lie down in bed and watch the view from the wall of windows in the front of the home; it's great to watch the snow falling in the winter. And if you have little kids that need to be close by at night, the futon comes in real handy.

The home also has all of the modern conveniences you are accustomed to at your own home, that includes: dishwasher, refrigerators, microwave, TVs(2), DVD/VCR player, CD/cassette Stereo, and an Ipod docking station. There is also a gas fireplace for the beauty of a real fire without the hassle of loading the wood! The home also features a home security system that is monitored 24x7. Home is within walking distance to East Lake and Pilgrim Lake. East Lake is one of the larger swimming lakes with Lifeguards (for the summer months) and tennis courts across the street.

[Click on the 'View COMMENTS' link below to see what our previous guests had to say]

For activities, you can't beat Locust Lake Village. The village is a 4-season community with 24x7 security, 5 lakes, 3 stocked with fish, 3 with playgrounds, beaches and lifeguards. The fishing is excellent, named one of the best by the Gaming Commission. For the athletes, there is a baseball field, basketball court, tennis court, shuffleboard and bocce ball. And for those wishing to learn to ski or who have small children just starting, we have our own T-bar lift and lodge! During summer our full-time recreational department offers various fun activities for children and adults. They include arts & crafts, ceramics, softball games, tennis and swimming lessons, water games, pet shows, ice cream socials, cook-out/campfire nights, bingo, family movie nights, and organized trips. Village activities are available after obtaining 'renters badges' from the office for a small fee. Only 15 minutes to either Camelback or Jack Frost/Big Boulder where you can enjoy snow tubing, snowboarding, skiing, skating, and snowmobiling.

* All inquiries should include the # of adults & children (& age of children). Note that the # of guests is in the contract and is VERIFIED DURING YOUR STAY so please be honest to avoid high penalties [or the possibility of forfeiting your rental payment]. Larger parties may be considered at the discretion of the owner (additional fees would be applied).

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Frank Leonard (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Frank Leonard

Welcome to the Leonard Mountain House. Your escape from the real world that's just around the corner. I hope you come to enjoy it and build some fond memories with family and friends.

Frank Leonard purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Frank Leonard chose Locust Lake

My friends and family always loved the Poconos for all year round enjoyment. Visiting this home is like being in a different world, away from all the monotony of home/work. I especially like this development with it's 5 lakes for great fishing and swimming. It is a very secure development and the people who work at LLV are extremely nice and helpfull.

What makes this chalet unique

We enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds this place, including lots of wildlife. The property is very private with no direct neighbors to the left, right, in front or behind the property. We are also in a location that is central to so many local attractions that offer loads of fun for all four seasons. I enjoy mornings walks on the property or sitting on the large deck sipping coffee where you only hear the birds chirp.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Luxury 3-Level Chalet Very Private setting-Sleeps 8- by Jack Frost/Big Boulder
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
Washington, District of Columbia
4

July Fourth Weekend

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I have an unfortunate habit of deciding a week before major holidays that we want to get out of town. This always leaves us scrambling to find a place to rent. Frank's home in the Poconos was available and Frank was prompt in his responses. He was even willing to accommodate our potentially oversized group! The house was located within 10 minutes of a grocery store, a liquor store, a beer mart, great pizza and an amazing butcher shop, which was well suited for our plan to spend the weekend vacillating between drunk and food coma. Which we did. Overall, we had a great time and would definitely come back!

Some pros and cons:

PROS:

-Enough beds for an eight-person group, including two single people

-Great front porch with charcoal grill

-Lots of natural light from front windows

-Nice backyard seating area with benches and table

-Large kitchen table accommodated our whole group

-Kitchen was well stocked with appliances and tools

-No nearby neighbors

-Beautiful back yard and neighborhood (fully half the group went on walks or runs because it was so nice)

-Nearby lake had activities and was a great area to spend an afternoon

-Ceiling fans in the bedrooms!

CONS:

-There wasn't enough light in the living room after dark. We had a lot of crafters and board gamers in our group, and it got difficult to see our work and fight for table space in the well-lit kitchen area.

-Downstairs with pool table and additional TV was very humid, even while running the dehumidifier. We only used the space on the first night but slipped so much on the slick tile that we ended up going outside instead.

-There was a fire pit in the back yard that was expressly forbidden from use. I don't know if it was a stipulation from the owner or a local ordinance, but we would've really liked to have been able to use that.

-As we were leaving on the last day there was a distinct sewage smell from the downstairs bathroom. We hadn't had that issue the entire weekend, and it could have just been from one of the guys not admitting to a particularly pungent bowel movement, but we were concerned.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group was nice to deal with and they left the home in perfect order (just as it was when they arrived); love to have them again. This is the 1st of 31 reviews that I received 4 of 5 stars (still very good)…the rest were all 5 stars. Also the 1st time in 8 years renting the place that I received ‘cons’ about lighting, slippery floors/humidity, fire pit and smell. The LR/Dining room area has 3 lamps and a chandelier to offer plenty of light. The slippery floor downstairs is beautiful tile, so tile by nature is more slippery than wood floors or carpet. The humidity is what it is. The house is surrounded by tall trees offering seclusion and also protection from the sunlight, so that the days and nights are comfortably cool...humidity/wetness on the tile is normal. The fire pit is for use, but due to the heat/dryness there was a Development restriction to prevent accidental fires. Lastly re: the smell, perhaps it was “one of the guys not admitting to a particularly pungent bowel movement” as noted by the Renter comments (lol). But I do appreciate any comments I receive from prior Renters to see what else I can do better. In light of these comments, I will add another lamp in case future parties requires even more lighting. I will also add some additional rugs/runners downstairs on the tile. Thanks again for your rental!
Northampton, PA [Lehigh Valley Area]
5

OUR SUMMER VACATION WITH GRANDKIDS

  • 5 of 5

Our grandkids have been asking to go on a "camping" vacation for the longest time. After much searching we came across the "Leonard Mountain House". What a find !!

With three bedrooms, a loft, large "family" room and dining area, the cabin offered us plenty of room to roam. The first floor game room offered us many hours of fun playing pool and foose ball. [I "LET" my FIVE yr. old grandson beat me at pool many times].

We made a campfire, made Smores and told campfire stories.

My granddaughter and I brought our bikes, and because the roads are smooth and private, we went on many bike rides. GOOD TIMES.

The lakes, within Locust Lake, are nice and the "beach" area is smooth and clean.

Local attractions, such as State Parks and Lake Wallenpaupack, are a short ride away. There's lots to do in the area

Bring your family and be prepared to have a great time. WE DID - even on those days it rained,

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Philadelphia
5

My type of family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for a vacation. We have stayed already 3 times at Leonard Mountain House. Everyone has a different definition of vacation. For us - it’s just to get away from the city, relax in a private, comfortable place. We have tried to look for other places. But always coming back. Nice, clean, comfortable house. The house is close to everything we need: lakes/beaches/fishing at summer, skiing/tubing at winter. Kids love the place and spend hours walking in the forest around the house. The owner is a super nice guy who will take care of any issue (if any). Thanks Frank! We are looking forward to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Greencastle, PA
5

Great Location, quiet surroundings, beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the Leonard Mountain House for our New Year's Eve celebration. The idea was to find a secluded place to get away from the commotion of daily life.

The house is neatly tucked away in the woods of the village community. The Pocono region is known to get some snow throughout winter months, and mother nature didn't disappoint! There was five inches of snow all around during our stay, which added to the awesome "Christmas Card" feel of this house. Taking a walk outside during a brisk night with snow crunching under my feet brought back some childhood memories!

The overall layout of the house is very cozy and welcoming. The pool table on the first floor was a huge hit, while the fireplace on the main level set the tone for a great evening!

Frank was very accomodating to our needs and was a pleasure to deal with when it came to arranging our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bucks County PA
5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Leonard Mountain Chalet this past weekend. It was a much needed escape. We enjoyed the relaxing setting and made good use of the grill, fire pit, pool table/game room with ipod dock and played tennis, swam and played basketball at Twin lake which we could walk to. The community is friendly and well kept and we hope to return again, possibly for a ski trip next winter!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sicklerville, NJ
5

Great family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The ambience was superb for our family weekend! House and all amenities were perfect! Close proximity to everything and owner EXTREMLY personable and easy to work with! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
LLV Office
Nearest Point of Interest
East Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Blakeslee
Nearest Point of Interest
Hickory Run State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Boulder Lake

Hiking, Water Parks, Paintball, Outlet Shopping, Antiques, Arts, Wine Tasting, White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Ice Skating, Ice Fishing, Pocono Race Track and Much More.

Trips to Manahattan: If you are visting the Poconos and want to take a day trip to Manahattan, Martz Transportation offers one-way or round trip bus service from Manhattan to Blakeslee for about $15-$20. Mt. Pocono: 570-839-7611

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Locust Lake Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
$900
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,000
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $50
Notes Winter 2014-2015:
• Winter Weekend $650
• Winter Holiday Weekend $750
• Winter Week $1,100
• New Years Eve $1,000 for 2 nights; $1,150 for 3 nights

Summer 2015:
• Summer Weekend $600
• Summer Special Event Weekends $700
• Summer Week $1050

Additional Notes:
• Nightly rate applies to first 2 nights; $150 for each additional night (ask for a quote)
• If staying on weekdays only, ask for a quote.
• Weekly rentals are generally Friday to Friday
• Holidays and Special Event weekends may be more
• Rental agreement must be signed by Rentor
• $49 Damage Protection policy must be purchased when booking; protects you for accidental damage to home
• A $150 Security Deposit is collected, that will be refunded after home is inspected

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Locust Lake Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (3) Same as Full...sleeps two, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
1 Gas Fireplace, 2 TVs w/basic Cable, WIFI, Stereo with Cassette and CD Player, Ipod docking station, Oven, Adult full size Pool Table, close to Jack Frost/Big Boulder and Alpine Mountains, Ski, Snowboard, Canoe and Kayak Rentals, the Beds Are: 1 King, 2 Full/Double, 2 Twin, and 1 futon. Small pets Negotiable (Additional Fees Apply), Towels and Linens are NOT Provided. Pillows, Blankets and Bedspreads Are Provided.

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