Private lakefront with boats and paddle boards, fishing and swimming
We live in Philadelphia and wanted to create mountain memories for our children. We bought this home in December 2016 and have been renovating it ever since. Now it is our favorite place to be! We hope you will enjoy it and take care of it as much as we do.
Lauren purchased this House in 2016
Why Lauren chose Locust Lake Village
We previously vacationed in the Poconos area and loved the surroundings and the proximity to Philadelphia. We want our children to grow up learning more about the outdoors, skiing, fishing, etc. We fell in love with this house as soon as we walked outside and saw the wooded area and the lakefront access. The interior needed a lot of work, but the outside made it all worth it!
What makes this House unique
The home has some interesting history. It was owned by three Catholic priests from Philadelphia who shared it for fishing and communing with nature. Although many of their personal religious effects have been removed, you may notice painted Roman numerals on some of the trees. It is a walking "Stations of the Cross." It's fair to say the property has been blessed!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:27
We are firm on our min. age of 27 and "no party" rule. This is our family vacation home. We reserve the right to use security dep for addt'l cleaning
No smoking whatsoever in or around the house.
Please bring your own outside beach towels. Indoor white bath towels are provided but they should not be used outside at lake or beach.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A great stay!
First let me say that this is our 3rd Pocono rental and we have rented elsewhere before that, this was by far the cleanest rental we have ever been to. Even the deck was swept and not a cobweb to be found.
We loved the house, down to the decor. The kitchen would feel a little tight once we got dinner on the table for the kids but were still cooking for the adults. Not much cabinet space for our food but Lauren's baskets helped us stay organized and we had all we needed in terms of plates/utensils, etc.,as well as basic cooking supplies. The fridge was deep so no problems fitting all of our cold goods.
We made daily use of the paddle boards provided and also brought kayaks from home. Very easy entry off the dock. We enjoyed the sunset views from the middle of the lake every evening, though you would get the full view from the dock/back yard if you preferred. The kids liked to ride their bikes around or walk to the beach when they were not using water toys. We sat by the firepit each night and enjoyed the quiet.
On a rainy day we took a trip to Kalahari Water Park and also hiked one morning at Hickory Run State Park, both in close proximity. The guys golfed one day at Split Rock and loved it. If rain kept us from having a fire at night, we played games in the basement where there was an option for pool or air hockey. Again, I can't emphasize enough how clean this place was, even down there!
Lauren checked in shortly after our arrival to see if all was well and she was reachable via text if we needed her. Community check in was quick and easy and the staff was very friendly. Neighbors were very friendly.
We had a great vacation! Traveled with 4 adults, 4 children.
Great house. Great amenities. Easy walk to main beach. Owner supplied alot of stuff to get started. (Paper towels, detergent, ect) owner spelt everything out that u didnt have any questions or problems.
The house had everything we needed and more important for me it was clean and well kept and easy to maintain during the trip. The kids had their space downstairs. Most of the trips around the lake were on the paddle boards. It was so nice to have more than the one board we transport from home. The kids spent more hours than I can count on the lake's inflatable structure and we took advantage of some of the lake community activities like the morning kids crafts and the movie night. We were able to bike throughout the community pretty easily. I was looking forward to the outdoor shower and even though the walls were a bit low for taller folks I was able to hang a towel to get the privacy needed.
It was a good blend of activities and relaxing. The area of the Poconos was different than where we normally stay and we took advantage. Wawa was a 10 minute drive away for filling up and getting a quick breakfast to go especially convenient the day of check out. We spent a day at Camel Beach but went to Kalahari for our second mini golf excursion. Our first round of mini golf was less than a mile from the lake community. Our children want me to drive all the way back from home just to visit the Junction Ice Cream stand. Their selection of ice cream and ice cream treats is fantastic and they happily went out of their way to make sure my daughter with a peanut allergy could have a peanut free experience and have ice cream. We stopped there every chance we got. The same vendor had a selection of ice cream and treats at the sandy beach a couple doors away too. We would have done the cameback ropes and zip line or the kalahari ropes courses instead of the water park but our youngest wouldn't give it a try. On the only rainy thunderstorm filled day we drove to Stroudsburg for a traditional escape room. Not one or our better escape room experiences but still fun. We could have easily stayed in the house there was plenty of space and the kids were happy with all the games in the basement but we love escape rooms so since we were close and had time we went.
Perfect Pocono family vacation site
There was nothing about this experience that didn't exceed our expectations! We are a family group ranging in age from 10 to 74 and each of us were very comfortably accommodated in the house. The house is quite spacious so that we never felt in each other's way
regardless of where we were in the house. ( Also well air conditioned when needed, so physically comfortable). Two tv's and games galore (including air hockey!) provided plenty of entertainment for the little time we actually spent inside the house. The adults loved the huge deck in the back of the house that overlooked the dock and lake and we spent countless hours 'hanging out' there. A few quick steps brought us to the dock and beautiful serene lake where we swam, fished and used paddle boards - All without having to leave the property for equipment since our hostess provided all the necessities to do this! Our 10 year old especially loved the beach, which is in walking distance of the house, where there is a water slide, raft, etc..There are also planned activities in the community for all ages, so never a lack of things to do here.
I must say our hostess thought of everything in preparation for having 'guests'. We arrived to a lovely 'Welcome basket" and a home that was super clean, always a concern of mine when renting .. I didn't have to break out any of the cleaning supplies I was prepared with!..the 'frig was stocked with things like mayo and ketchup, there were plenty of starter spices , paper towels, bathroom tissues, soaps and shampoos etc., so very few trips to convenience stores for anything.
This is the first time we have been to the Poconos as we usually spend our summer vacation in RI . Having been accustomed to ocean breezes, we were concerned it might not be as comfortable on a lake in the middle of the summer. What a pleasant surprise to find out the mountains and lake actually provided days and nights that were cooler and less humid than in RI on the water, or at home this time of year.
I would unequivocally recommend this property to anyone looking to spend time in the Poconos with a large group. Can't imagine how you couldn't have a good time there!
Wonderful lakeside rental
This is a great rental for summer beach fun with kids! The rental is 6 houses down from a community beach perfect for kids young and old. We had great fun using the canoe, jumping off the AquaGlide and building castles. The house was stocked with everything we needed and the owner was kind to provide us with a list of activities going on during the July 4th week. Highly recommend!
Beautiful Lakefront and Lovely Home!
We had a fabulous weekend in this home. The outdoor deck was awesome and had a beautiful view of the lake. We used the firepit a couple times, used their boat and canoe to take a quick trip around the serene lake and even caught some fish right off the bank! Unluckily for us, we chose a very rainy weekend, but thankfully the house was so beautiful! Even just relaxing in the living room, with the two glass doors we could still enjoy the outdoors while staying dry.
We ended up going to Jim Thorpe for the train ride which our toddlers LOVED. There was a fall festival going on at the time, which also made it special. During one of the rainy evenings, we found an indoor glow-in-the-dark mini-golf which turned out great.
We came with a second family who stayed upstairs in the loft area. They were very comfortable upstairs especially with having their own bathroom. My husband, daughter, and I stayed on the first floor. My 3-year old LOVED the kid's room with the bunk beds. She was thrilled with the decor and just loved it. They even had some children's books in there, and my daughter demanded that we read their "Frozen" books every night. She was very upset to know we couldn't take them home!
Throughout the house, you could tell that they really care about their home. Little touches here and there with the way they decorated. It was a perfect combination of comfort and style.
The owner was gracious and friendly throughout our entire experience. From beginning to end she was communicative, easy, and VERY helpful with offering multiple things to do with our two families of young kids.
We would definitely stay here again. We highly recommend it!