50 FIVE STAR REVIEWS.. ONE FREE NIGHT WITH ANY 2 NIGHT WEEKEND SEPT/OCT/NOV

Michael Green

Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Michael Green

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50 FIVE STAR REVIEWS.. ONE FREE NIGHT WITH ANY 2 NIGHT WEEKEND SEPT/OCT/NOV

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Jim Thorpe House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Full Electronics, Furnished / Equipped like a personal home

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Read my reviews first and learn learn first hand from my previous guests about the charm and convenience of this amazing property. This house is set up perfectly to give you a fun place to spend your downtime between activities, to reconnect with friends and family, to relax and unwind, and make a plan for the evening or the next day. In fact the home is so inviting that you may not want to leave to take advantage of one of the multitude of activities the area has to offer! Throw some steaks on the grill, watch a few movies, read one of the many vintage or current books... the kids can head to the third floor for some play time, and before you know it your entire group will be refreshed. A wonderful location in the Borough of Jim Thorpe, within walking distance to the historic district, but far enough out to be quiet and with plenty of parking and freedom of movement. Minimum age to rent is 30...

Please page down to the bottom of this listing for a YouTube Video and many more Pictures!

Please check our other property (www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3471453) located in the nearby town of Palmerton in a country setting, just a few easy miles from Blue Mountain Ski Area.

Step out the door, make a left and within a few minutes you are walking on the old rail bed of the switchback railroad which is now one of the most scenic hikes in the area. You can walk downtown surrounded by trees, or walk to Mauch Chunk Lake, or take one of the 6 mountain bikes provided for your use.

Beautifully furnished with upscale amenities including upgraded beds, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and decorator details, this property is a great value for groups or families, spit the cost between several couples and you have a very inexpensive mountain getaway for your family or your wedding party.

Everything is provided for your stay except your personal toiletries, food, and clothing. We provide all the bedding, bath linens, and towels. Our fully equipped kitchen is stocked with plenty of spices, an array of cooking accessories and dishware to rival what you have at home. Coffee/tea/hot chocolate, sugar, condiments such as mustard and ketchup, bbq sauce, you name it and it is already stocked in the refrigerator. Why bring all those little things when you will only use a small fraction of a jar?

A GPS is provided for your use while visiting. Many of the local attractions are pre-programmed as favoriates, so you can get there and back 'hassle-free'.

Sleeping Arrangements:

3 bedrooms on the second floor, one King and two Queen beds with upgraded mattresses

A fourth bedroom on the third floor with a Twin Bed, Full size Futon, Queen air mattress, and Twin Air Mattress and complete with all the bedding you will need for them

Also on the third floor there is an XBOX 360 and several games, a 42' plasma TV with a ROKU player, family board games, etc,--a great place for the kids to get away and overflow sleeping.

All the attractions of the Pocono and Blue Mountains are an easy and scenic drive away. You can also leave your car parked and walk downtown to enjoy a wide variety of evening entertainment, restaurants, art galleries, museums and shopping. There is an island in the kitchen with seating for 4 and a dining table with seating for 6. The switchback trail starts right behind the house, where you can walk or bike up to Mauch Chunk Lake or down to the many miles of extensive bike trails that parallel the old train tracks along the Lehigh River. A washer & dryer with detergent and dryer sheets is provided on the second floor, so you can pack light or dry out your ski wear.

There is a 51' flat screen TV in the living room, wireless internet, a DVD player and a ROKU streaming video player with a Netflix account dedicated to the house. I am picky about amenities when I travel, so I have made very attempt to furnish this property to the highest of standards. It is my goal to make your stay in Jim Thorpe both fun and relaxing, so that you will come back again and again.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Green (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

About Michael Green

A building contractor for most of my adult life, I now find myself semi-retired and able to enjoy some travel and freedom. My travel is mostly international, and I know what it is like to rent a disappointing property and then face the next few days in misery. For this reason my vacation rentals, while all being very different in personality and amenities, all provide a great value and are exactly as advertised, extremely clean, fully equipped, and everything works as advertized. My properties are for those travelers who simply do not want to risk their vacation to save a few dollars.

Michael Green purchased this house in 2005

Why Michael Green chose Jim Thorpe

I bought this house in need of a total restoration. My original plan was to resell the property but upon completion I liked it so much that I kept it as a rental property instead. For the first few years I had annual tenants, but during a winter in Puerto Rico, a new Cuban friend introduced me to the vacation rental business. Upon my return to the states, I converted the house into a vacation rental, and decided to make it one of the premier properties in town...

What makes this house unique

While the typical vacation rental is furnished with all the leftovers and hand-me-downs of someone else's life, this house provides a wonderful upscale experience, more like someone's personal home. I have included many interesting things, including vintage books, a complete electronic entertainment package on not just one but two floors, and upgraded furnishings and beds, because I knew that most of the other places in the area were very basic and bare bones.. so far it has proven to be a very popular destination.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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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

Reviews

5
based on 54 traveler reviews

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Jim Thorpe Poconos
5

Fabulous Time in Jim Thorpe

  • 5 of 5
Our recent trip to Jim Thorpe was fantastic and the Speakeasy was perfect for our trip. We had ample room and amenities and the owner, Michael, was so helpful and has truly thought of everything one might need while away from home. The location was great and we loved the access to Netflix during our downtime. Thanks again, Michael! We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jim Thorpe Poconos
New York
5

Impressive, well-maintained and a renters dream.

  • 5 of 5
First thing i would say is that the location was exactly as described. Numerous times we found ourselves needing several items and sure enough within one of those drawers we would find it. It had everything we could think of. I am pretty sure he has worked on this house for years, making sure any renter would find anything and everything within it. The house was clean and well kept and the area, the group found to be relaxing and beautiful. The owner was a phone call away and contacted me once or twice during the vacation to assure that everything was to our liking. I would surely recommend this to our friends and family, chances are; we will be renting again in the future. All in all if you are looking for a prime location with great history and an owner who will go out of his way to make sure your vacation is everything you imagine it to be, surely check them out. A+ from our group of ten individuals who were simply looking for a nice little get-a-way on labor day weekend.

Regards,
Labor Day 2014 Crew
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jim Thorpe Poconos
Palmerton, PA
5

Great for long term renting

  • 5 of 5
My family rented the Speakeasy for about 8 weeks while shopping for a home and it was a great experience. The home was furnished better than anywhere we had rented before - everything we needed was there - and was in nice, new condition unlike other rentals. The home and furnishings were beautiful and comfortable indoors and out. There were even bicycles there for us and the kids, which we took up to the Switchback Trail (accessible right from behind the house). We enjoyed walking the trail and did some geocaching too. We often walked into town where we enjoyed the museums, library, and various eateries, including the coolest ice cream/candy shop (Rainbow's End). Even 8 weeks there wasn't enough to explore everything there was to do. The neighborhood was pretty quiet (other than cars driving by) and the neighbors were nice. One of my favorite parts of the home was the deck outside the master bedroom where you could relax and listen to the running water. The place had something for everyone and I'm glad we were able to stay there and have an adventure and live very comfortably until we found a home to buy.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cathy for the excellent review.. I was initially skeptical of renting the house long term like this (2 months) but in the end it was an excellent experience for everyone and I was glad to be a part of your entry into my area. To me, this proves that the house is even sufficiently equipped for a family with children to live here for a long term stay, which for me is a pat on the back, because I pride myself in the way I equip my rentals, and this shows me that I am doing something right!
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Jim Thorpe Poconos
5

Clean and Comfortable in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5
This house exceeded my expectations from the owner accommodating our early arrival to entering the house to a personalized note and the scent of a pumpkin candle burning awaiting our arrival. The house accommodated my family of 4 (2 teenagers and 2 adults) with wifi, Netflix, tvs and xbox and was so clean and nicely decorated. We love the town of Jim Thorpe with so much to do. We took the rail and trail ride on the scenic railroad and rode bikes down the 25 mile trail down the Lehigh River Gorge. We rented kayaks at Mauck Chunk Lake, hiked Bushkill Falls (1+ hour away), spent an evening at Penn's Peak for dinner and a deck party and ate/drank at Molly McGuires more than once! Each morning we would leave the house and each evening come home exhausted from our ventures to a very cozy, comfortable home. Thank you so much Michael for sharing this beautiful home with us! Totally enjoyed it!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joyce for taking the time to share your thoughts about the house..! I couldn't have said it better myself.. This house is a refuge after a busy day of taking in all that the beautiful Lehigh Valley has to offer, and from this central location, you can do it all and come back and recharge in the most comfortable vacation home in the area. Thank you again for the wonderful review!
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Jim Thorpe Poconos
5

Great house in Jim Thorpe

  • 5 of 5
If you want to stay a couple of days in a great house with all facilities, close to downtown Jim Thorpe - this is the place to be. Very cosy and clean, the kids loved that there was Netflix and board games, the adults enjoyed the grill, the deck and the nice kitchen. If you want to go rafting - we can recommend WhiteWater rafting, but also kayaking on the nearby Mauch Chunk lake is worth doing (nice walking trail - appr. 3 miles). The house used to be a hotel and later a 'Speakeasy' during the prohibition era where you could buy alcohol. Mike has done a great job restoring the house!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pascal for the great review! I firmly believe in this house and all it has to offer for an active family.. I also often take the hike to Mauch Chunk Lake.. winter and summer.. it is an absolutely beautiful hike. Thank you again and please come back! Michael
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5

Absolutely Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I wanted to rent a house to celebrate St Patrick's holiday in Jim Thorpe. From the moment I contacted the owner regarding the property I was extremely impressed with his enthusiasm and attention to detail. Upon our arrival at the house I was equally impressed with the accommodations. The house was spotless and beautifully decorated. Even though I travel quite frequently, I have never rented a house where the owner provided all the "essentials." On Sunday, we had a front row seat to the town's St. Patrick's Day parade. The neighbors were were warm and friendly and the atmosphere was festive - what a fun time. I would absolutely recommend this property. Thanks for making our weekend so enjoyable. We'll be back!!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Marge and thank you for the wonderful review.. yes I try to provide all the essentials,, nothing worse than renting a house and finding that a "fully equipped kitchen" means 3 forks, two knives, and a fry pan. Don't laugh that has happened to me in the past.. however all my homes are equipped to the same high standard and you will want for nothing. Thank you again! Michael
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Map

Map

Car: necessary

Mauch Chunk Lake, Penns Peak, Lehigh Gorge State Park, Scenic Railroads, Coal Mine Tours, Blue Mountain Ski Area, Big Boulder Resort, Jack Frost Ski Area, Beltsville State Park, Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Appalachian Trail, Fall Foilage, Live Music, Fine Dining, Historic Architecture, New York City, Philadelphia, Weddings

Other Activities: Mountain Biking, White Water Rafting, Hiking, Birdwatching, Museums, Vintage Railroad, Live Music, Fine Dining, Eco Tourism

Golf: Mahoning Valley Country Club is about 15 minutes country drive away, Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton is about 20 minutes away

Ski: Blue Mountain, Big Boulder, and Jack Frost Ski Areas are all about 20 to 25 minutes away

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Availability & Rates

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Jim Thorpe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,281
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Please Send an Inquiry to get exact pricing ! !
$300 Security Deposit applies to all stays in addition to rental amount
Primary Renter Must Be over 30 and present during the entire rental period
No pets and no smoking in the house
No fireworks allowed on the property

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Jim Thorpe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Whirlpool tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , one queen air mattress and one twin air mattress
  • The King, the two Queens, and the Full are new and upgraded mattresses. Lots of extra blankets and pillows too...The third floor bedroom had one Full bed, one full futon, a queen air bed, and a twin air bed.. so you can customize this room for your sleeping needs..
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The house has a full basement with an outside entrance (bilco doors) so you can safely store your mountain bikes, kayaks, sporting gear, etc. Regarding the elderly, the bedrooms and bathroom are on the second floor, so anyone who has no problem with stairs will be fine here. I provide wireless internet and a Netflix player and account, unlimited free movies and tv shows any time day or night.
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