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Serenity Falls Charming home w/ 8ft stone fireplace and firewood w/ mtn views

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

In between 2 Ski Resorts! Center of it all! Water Activities & Golfing!

Serenity Falls is a turn of the century farm house that has been completely remodeled and updated and is now a guesthouse. The focal point inside of our mountain home is a 22 foot sunken Great room with a large eight foot Seven Springs style stone log burning fireplace with key starter for propane to help start the fire!!!  The brand new black walnut wood furniture dining room overlooks the great room and is adjacent to the spacious country kitchen with brand new hickory cabinets and new countertops. Our Mountain home is very peaceful and serene whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter.

The side and back decks are a great place to relax and enjoy cook-outs with friends and family. We also have exterior speakers for our stereo system to enjoy music on the deck or by the fire ring when the children are roasting marshmallows or making s'mores. A new addition to the backyard landscape is a 34 foot two sided waterfall that is operational from May to Oct 1. This is very soothing and serene.

Another addition to our mountain landscape is a very relaxing arbor, a perfect location to watch the sunset and get a great view of the 34 foot waterfall. Plants have been added to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.Take a walk to the top of the hill and experience some fantastic views of the countryside. You may even see some deer if you go at the right time!!

Winter takes on a completely different look and feel. Sit and relax in front of a roaring fire after a long day of skiing, snowboarding or tubing and watch the snow fall through 6 large windows in the great room.

Keywords: Mountain Home

Free Wifi

More Details

Owner
Sandy Welch
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Sandy Welch

I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and loved the mountains. My husband and I had long careers with ATT. Close to retirement we decided to fulfill our dream of a home in the mountains of Pa. We just love our mountain home.

Sandy Welch purchased this chateau / country house in 1993

Why Sandy Welch chose Rockwood

This home is centrally located to many activities and the mountain views are awesome!!! We are situated on 24 acres with a plateau of 5 acres that has a view that is truly amazing. We had a challenge of remodeling the home and adding an additional great room with a fireplace and truly love it! The home was built in 1860.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We are in the middle of so many activities. Ski, snowboard,horseback riding,golf, swimming,canoe, amusement parks,antique shopping and so much more. We are so happy to have this home for the past 25 years. The property is wonderful for children and adults. We have a fire ring for s'mores and to gather around and relax. You can play baseball, volleyball, badminton, and we have a horseshoe pit on the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Highlights for our family included the cozy fireplace, a couple of runs down the sledding hills, and the friendly fights over who would get to sit on the chaise in the great room. Thanks for making your house available
Nov 2013
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Map

Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
7 Springs Resort-Hidden Valley
Nearest Ski
7.5 Miles
7 Springs Resort- Hidden Valley
Car: necessary

Amenities

Rockwood Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking on decks only NEVER in the house. NO PETS ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON PROPERTY. No tents on property.
  • There is only room for 9 people to sleep in beds. Guests are required to bring their own bath towels and toiletries.
  • Security Deposit equal to half basic rental fee required at booking. Separate check mailed to owner -held until home is cleaned. Then it is returned
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Beautiful mountain view- sounds of waterfall
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Double bunks. Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Located on first floor. Day bed converts to 2 twin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , located on second floor
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (3) Two twin beds located in the third bedroom located on the first floor- trundle bed and one twin located on the second floor, Bunk Beds (1) Both bunk beds are double bed size located in the second bedroom sleeps 4. Total sleeping in beds is 9
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
NO SMOKING!! in home. Permitted on outside decks. NO PETS ALLOWED!! Children welcome. Can play volleyball, access to fire pit and Horseshoe pit on premise, two decks, two beautiful 34 foot waterfalls to the rear of our mountain home. We give you more time in our mountain home than other rentals do. Check in time is 2 p.m. and check out time is by 3 p.m. on the day of departure. Other rentals have early check out times. More for your rental dollar.

Reviews

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Serenity Falls Charming home w/ 8ft stone fireplace and firewood w/ mtn views
average rating of 4.4 based on 13 reviews
5

Excellent service and lovely space

  • 5 of 5

We are visiting scholars and students from Pitt, and rent this lovely house just two days before we arrived. The owner, Sandy, is a very kind, nice and easygoing lady, she gave us prompt response and accept our request immediately. She provided us considerable guidance and directions of how to arrange everything in the house, as well as marvelous hospitality from the local manager. Even though I forgot to leave the keys at the dinning table when we left, she allowed us to mail the keys back! What a wonderful experience! The house is located in a beautiful place with lots of firewoods free to use. The house has a photo album inside, where can find the history of this house, and it is actually more than 160+ old, but in a perfect maintenance and condition just like brand new!! No matter whether you are an outdoor activity lover who wants to enjoy the nature, or families or friends who who want to spend some pleasant time getting together, I strongly recommend you to stay at this superb place.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ker-Jiun Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review of our mountain home. My husband and I care deeply about our clients and are very proud of our home and surrounding property. We are committed to giving excellent customer service and I am glad you noticed how much we care. Please visit us again in the future. Sandy and Al
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It was just ok,nothing great

  • 3 of 5

Very poor communication as to how to obtain key.House smelled like old bay seasoning from prior guest which must not of been cleaned up.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa I just saw this response. I remember you having difficulty with getting emails from me to your personal email account. I send info via word documents and they were sent. You had difficulty with your email. I remember calling you from Europe and resending to you from Europe. I take pride in communicating with my clients and know that I did what I always do. As far as the odor, I am truly sorry for that. We came to realize that a previous client did not clean the oven and had overspill. We noticed that when we returned from Europe. That has been discussed with my cleaning lady and my previous client. I am truly sorry and if you ever want to return to our home I will give you a discount.
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Pittsburgh
4

Wonderful getaway

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful and conveniently located to many activities in the area. We loved the waterfall in the back and the comfy lounge chairs. The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The owners were friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathie, Thank you for your kind words about our mountain home. I am glad you enjoyed your time in the laurel mtns. The weather was wonderful for all of the outdoor activities that you were able to do with your husband and children. You are welcome back anytime. Sandy
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5

Perfect - Great value

  • 5 of 5

Very private, nice house on a well maintained property. All the amenities you need are provided. Great back deck w/ grill and nearby fire pit. Easy drive to Seven Springs.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a great review for our home and property. I am glad you and your group enjoyed the amenities. You are welcome to visit ant time.
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5

Fabulous Cabin and Amazing Owners

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely, peaceful cabin in the mountains to celebrate our son's graduation with our family and friends. The cabin was clean, spacious and had lovely views of the surrounding mountains. Great area to take long walks and hikes. The decks, waterfall and fire pit provided an ideal, relaxing settings for entertaining our guests. The cabin was very clean, spacious and the kitchen was fully equipped to entertain large groups of people. The WiFi was completely reliable and supported our "virtual" offices. In addition to this spectacular setting, the owners are fantastic and are a delight to interact with. We could not have dreamed of a more ideal setting for our family's celebration. We have already begun planning our return to this spectacular cabin and setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Geri-Lynn, Thank you very much for taking time out of your very busy schedule to write such a wonderful review of our mountain home. I am pleased that our home and property met your desire for a graduation celebration of your sons significant accomplishment of graduating from CMU. You and your family are welcome at our home anytime.
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
5

Beautiful Cabin in Amazing Area

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this cabin. Situated in a peaceful area with a nice view, it made for an amazing break from city life. The fire pit in particular was fantastic for the group to have fun and relax at night after hours of hiking in the nearby parks. The interior of the cabin was also very comfortable and cozy. Would certainly come here again.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you and your group had a good time at our mountain home. My husband and I take pride in making sure our mountain home is everything we advertise it is. Thank you so much taking the time to do a review. You are welcome to our home anytime.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Want to talk with possible clients to answer any questions- personal touch
Weekly rates are based on moving Thursday.
Weekend nights will not be split during ski season.
Must rent (or pay for) 2 weekend nights if renting 2 nights that include a week night. rates are subject to change without notice.
9 per cent tax in addition to rate.
Security deposit equal to 1/2 of the rental. This is a separate check that is held and returned after house is cleaned and there isn't any damage or excessive cleaning.
House is for 9 guests. If additional guests there is a anadditional charge of $30 per person per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.