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Lakefront Vacation House w/ Private Beach, Dock, Wood Stove and WiFI

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms plus loft sleeps 8-10

We have 2 lakefront homes next to each other. If you see the dates are booked check out listing 138813.

Relax in this great 4 season three story lakefront home with private beach and dock. Swim right from your beach and fish off the dock. The water is clean! No weeds here.

HOW MANY DO YOU SLEEP? 8-10 We have one king size, one queen size bedroom downstairs with sliders that open to a small private deck with great views of the lake. The master bathroom has a 3/4 person jacuzzi tub. No A/C in the bedrooms but we do have ceiling fans.

The Sun room is the 3rd bedroom, surrounded by sliders offering unobstructed views. We have a full size futon here. You can step outside onto the large wrap-around deck that boasts a birds eye view of the 180 acre stocked lake.

Relaxing patio furniture and a gas grill make the spot ideal for BBQs and outdoor entertaining. The house is ideal for intimate getaways as well as family reunions, social events and college reunion

The third floor LOFT serves as the 4th sleeping area. We have a king size bed, TV with DVD player. There is a large 24000 btu Air Conditioning wall unit. The loft also has a full size futon and full size jack knife bed. (6 can sleep up here)

The kitchen is fully equipped with breakfast bar, dishwasher, Smooth top stove and coffee maker and grinder and all pots and pans.

We also have high speed wireless internet available.

There is also a one car attached garage for all your storage needs. The house comes with Canoe, Rowboat life jackets,

More Details

Norma Phillips
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Norma Phillips

My wife and I have lived on the east coast for years and prefer car destination vacations over airplane. We have been up and down the east coast searching for great places to stay. We have 2 young children and call Delaware our home.

Norma Phillips purchased this house in 2004

Why Norma Phillips chose Poconos

We were looking for a place that was within 3 hours of our home in Delaware, and we loved adventure. The Poconos was a great area

that still felt undiscovered. There were so many unique and small little towns that speckled the area and we loved exploring them all. We loved to be on water so we could paddle and fish and just enjoy the outdoors. After doing a lot of looking we found this house on Lake Carobeth back in 2004 and set it up to be a vacation destination that our friends and family would love. The rest is history.

What makes this house unique

The Pink house sits high above the lake yet close enough that you feel so close to is. The sun hits the deck in the morning and it is the greatest place to wake up and have coffee and plan your day,

Both downstairs bedrooms have small little deck areas and direct views to the lake. When the sun comes up it just draws you to want to get out on the lake. That's why we provide rowboats and canoes so anyone can start their day off with an envigorating paddle. At the end of the day one can enjoy the indoor jacuzzi tub to relax and unwind.


Tobyhanna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • The Master bathroom has a 2 person Jacuzzi tub for an incredibly relaxing time after a long day on the slopes or an adventurous hike.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom/Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room closes off with sliders to create 3rd bedroom
  • Two bedrooms on the first floor have sliders that open to a small private deck with great views of the lake. The master bedroom has a King Size Bed and the master bath has a 2 person jacuzzi tub that is great for unwinding after a long day on the slopes or hiking in the nearby parks. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and it is conveniently located on the ground floor. The second floor has a bright an airy floor plan. The Florida room is surrounded by sliders offering unobstructed views. You can step outside onto the large wrap-around deck that boasts a birds eye view of the 180 acre stocked lake. Fishing is fantastic! Relaxing patio furniture and a new gas grill make the spot ideal for BBQs and outdoor entertaining. The house is ideal for intimate getaways as well as family reunions, social events and college reunions.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Mount Pocono is the unofficial capitol of the Poconos. The region boast major connector roads such as I80 and I380 and smaller roads such as 611 that provide quick and easy access to all of the area attractions. Beautiful lakes, hiking trails, the Delaware Water Gap and numerous state parks surround this unique and diverse landscape. Fantastic restaurants, wineries, golf and every imaginable outdoor activity are in your backyard. No other vacation destination has all that the Pocono's can offer.


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Lakefront Vacation House w/ Private Beach, Dock, Wood Stove and WiFI
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 63 reviews

Awesome house on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We came for a long and stayed 4 nights. It was my parents and my kids and grand kids.

There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The house has some unbelievable views. Dan is a great host.

We saw the previous guests review and were a little cautious at first but now I understand first hand that lady was full of shit. There is no way you can't have a great time at this house. The flowers she mentions are fake because of the deer that wander through the property. My kids loves watching them.

Everyone that has live plants have to have them fenced in otherwise the deer just destroy it. This lady was a moron. She must have been a city person. The house had everything we needed., and if we had a question about anything Dan got right back to us. Like I said if you cant have a great time here then it your problem not the host. We are coming back for winter skiing!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Guys Thanks for the kind words, I am glad you had a great time. My family is just like yours, multi-generational and big! We always have fun when we get together. Thanks for sharing your perspective on the house, Like I said before that last guest was a bully ,chronic complainer and manipulator. It's sad that people are like that. My reviews are strong and I believe we have a great house. and you guys are welcome back anytime.
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amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

i couldn’t imagine a better experience! the house was perfect. more than enough room, all the amenities you’d need, and the outdoor area was amazing! thank you so much, dan and norma! can’t wait to rent the pink house again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Lake House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at many places in the Poconos over the years and this place tops them all.

The house had everything we needed and the location and views were awesome. Coffee on the deck in the morning and marshmallows in the campfire pit at night. The house was fully stocked and we loved cooking on the grill every night. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tacky. Get rid of those plastic flowers in front of the place.

  • 3 of 5

The location was great being right on the lake, however, I feel the price was too high and that I could have gotten a rental on a bigger lake like Wallenpauck for the same or less. I expected more for the price. The dog and the kids enjoyed the lake. The deck had some loose boards. The railings in the loft were loose. The kitchen cabinets were in need of repair. A large mirror fell from one of the cabinets that had been resting precariously on top narrowly missing a friend as it broke. Some of the cooking utensils were filthy. The curtains (sheers) were dirty. The beds were not comfortable, but in a rental I didn't except too much more. The master bedroom opened out into the garage. I wasn't impressed with the neighborhood. The sunroom was nice to play games and the loft had enough room for my daughter and her family (4) Dan, however was very pleasant and would respond to my concerns immediately.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, I am disgusted by your tactics to get a refund of your rental. After everything I did for you and your family during your stay you are a bully and self absorbed person who is only concerned with herself. Cathy arrived early and lied to my cleaners that I gave her permission to be at the house 2 hours before check in. At that time she asked my cleaners to bring in her bags. They told her they were cleaners and not her butler. They asked her to wait outside until they finished. After an hour she came back in to the house with a bag fully of dirty clothes she wanted to wash. My cleaners explained they were using the machine to wash the bathroom rugs and asked her why she would need to do laundry the minute she arrived at the house. She was rude and insulting to my staff. This was the first hours of her unauthorized early arrival. This is the kind of person we were dealing with. The rest of the week was constant calls for things I couldn't control. She called to complain that the movie theater she went to that I told her about was closed the day they went. I have never hosted anyone like this before, When I called her back she would never answer the phone. I would get someone from her family. I asked how everything was and they just raved about how great the house was and how much fun they were having on the lake and around the campfire. Upon leaving she said she wanted a refund because she didn't feel the place was worth it. Cathy had over 16 people in and out of the house for the week. I will never have her back and filed a complaint with VRBO about her tactics.
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The 'Pink House' was the perfect vacation.....

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six just spent a delightful three days in 'The Pink House' as a last-minute, short vacation. The house is set up perfectly for family gatherings, but also for people to go off and have quiet time when needed. Very comfortable, very well-appointed, with everything we could possibly need. Our family especially enjoyed the dock with the row boat, canoe and kayak (life jackets available, too). The lake is beautiful, very peaceful -- and the other outdoor areas (the deck, fire pit, sandy beach area) were enjoyed by us all. We're already checking our schedule for a return visit, especially with such helpful owners (yes - we had a couple of questions, which were promptly answered). Our family highly recommends the Pink House.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back again anytime!! thanks
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We had a very nice time at this lakefront home.

  • 5 of 5

The owners did a nice job making everything convenient and clear.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you guys can visit again! Thanks
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mt Airy Golf
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Baileys Steak and Seafood
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Camelback Mountain Alpine Mountain
Car: necessary

Fish right off your dock, canoe around the lake, mountain bike trails abound, hiking and rock climbing. Many great restaurants, Camelback and Jack Frost within 15 minutes, Camelbeach in the summer is one of the premier outdoor waterparks in Pa. . Treat yourself to a spa and plan to spend at least one full day at the Crossings Outlet. Pocono Races are 20 minutes from the house. Riding stables are nearby and great for all ages. Got Golf? We sure do up here. Memorytown and many more fun things to do all within 15-20 minutes from our home.

And if thats not enough. The Mt Airy Casino is open now with live dealers. It is only 7 miles from our home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100

Guest need to bring their own sheets. 1 King 2 Queen 1 Full. If you are staying during a week in the summer we can break the payments into 3 or 4 installments.

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.

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