Perfect Family Getaway!
We had an amazing time at this lake house. David, the owner, was very friendly and easy to deal with. He made the whole renting process easy. My sisters and I wanted a beautiful home to celebrate our parents' 40th wedding anniversary. Since we all have small children, we wanted a secluded area where we knew we wouldn't disturb any one. This home did not disappoint. We spent most of our time in the kitchen and dining room either making feasts, eating or playing games. We recommend renting the paddle boat for the week, which we used consistently. They also supply life vests, which fit our small 21 month old and 4 year old twins perfectly. There is a small, private beach right next to the house (very short walk) where we spent countless hours. The kids loved it. It was also a great place to take family photos. The men in our family used the private dock each morning to try their hand at fishing. The wraparound deck gave way to beautiful views at any time of day. Our parents could watch the kids play on the beach without leaving the deck! Other great amenities - the grill, wireless internet, the big screen TV, washer/dryer and the jacuzzi tub in the master suite. Something to consider with small children would be to bring a gate, because this home has steep hard wood stairs. We brought a portable gate to place at the top of the stairs. The deck also has a set of stairs that we barricaded whenever we brought the young ones out. What also would have been nice was a way to rinse off (a hose?) any sand or dirt before entering the house, especially coming back from the private beach. What worked for us was using a big bucket of water and rinsing our legs and feet before entering the house. But these are minor issues. Area activities we thoroughly enjoyed were renting a pontoon boat and tube at Lake Wallenpaupack, hiking at Bushkill Falls, gambling at Mt. Airy Casino, dinner and a movie at Casino Theater Entertainment Center, and taking a train ride and visiting the old jail at historic Jim Thorpe, PA. There is really so much to do for any age or any season. All in all, we had a fabulous time at this lake house. This vacation will be one we will always remember. Thank you so much, David and Johanna!!
FYI - One place to avoid is Tokyo Tea House Restaurant, which had the worst service I have ever encountered. The service to the tourists was awful. The restaurant owner was especially rude and disrespectful to our entire party of 11.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 3/3
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