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Luxury Lakefront, Central Air, Hot Tub, Game Rm, Fire Pit, Fishing Boat & Canoe

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms and 2 bath, sleeps maximum 6 to 8 Ski Montage Mtn


See our Video, click video Icon on main page! Welcome to Paradise......For People with Discriminating taste! Upscale Luxury Lakefront just 20 steps from the door to spring fed lake, with C/A, and Hot Tub. Lakefront serenity awaits you in this beautiful vacation home. Gorgeous home with nothing to see across the lake but woods. Very private yet close to major attractions and fine dining. Come relax in this modern vacation rental. Enjoy many hours of spirited competition with family & friends in our first class Game Room, equipped with Pool Table, Darts, Tournament Poker, Bingo, Assorted Games, PlayStation I and II with games, stereo, TV, VCR, with Video & DVD Library. Step into the living room with a 52 inch TV and enjoy unobstructed views of the 150 acre lake while relaxing by the fire. The Living,room with 50 inch TV, Dining and Kitchen are open so you can entertain guests while preparing a gourmet meal. Enjoy your fine wines chilled to perfection in our wine cooler. Soothe those tired muscles in the 6 person Hot Tub overlooking the lake!

The house is meticulously kept since the owners service this home personally. The first floor Living with 50' T/V, Dining, and Kitchen are opened and are great for entertaining. The second floor has an open area family room with a 27 inch TV. We also provide a PlayStation 1 & 2 with games. There are unobstructed views of the lake from both the first and second floor. After a day at the slopes at Montage Mountain, soothe those tired muscles and relax in the outdoor hot tub which is always warmed upon your arrival.

The Gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, pot rack with pots and pans, cooking utensils, spices for cooking, condiments in fridge, dishes, glasses, wine glasses, coffee cups, silverware, coffee maker, coffee bean grinder,mixer, baking pans, knives, dish detergent, crock pot, dish towels, pot holders, Pyrex bake ware, plastic and ceramic ice tea pitchers, cork screw, barbecue grill utensils, coffee carafe, wine cooler. 3 bedroom & 2 baths.

Lake Activities!: Take the Canoe for what will be one of the finest fishing experiences of your life! Our 150 Acre Lake is home to some of the Biggest Bass in the Poconos, Including 'Billy the Bucketmouth.' There are also huge Pickerel and Yellow Perch the size of Bass. We also have every species of Trout, Carp, Catfish, Crappie, as well as the 'Home of the 1LB. Sunfish'. So if you are a novice fisher or an experienced Angler, A Good Time Can Be had by All!

Take the Canoe to the Island located in the center of the Lake for some outdoor adventure. Enjoy some of the most beautiful wildlife the Poconos has to offer! Don't be surprised if you see a Bald Eagle crossing the Lake to his perch. We even have a beautiful Heron that visits us in Summer months. Also there are many species of Hummingbirds and Cardinals as well that can be seen via the outdoor bird feeder. Don't be surprised if you look out the window early morning and see a Beaver Building his dam across the lake, as well as many Deer and Ducks.

On Site Outdoor Activities: Enjoy Dining by the Lake on the outdoor picnic table. We provide lawn furniture as well. Enjoy a Lakeside fire in the Outdoor Fire Pit. Play a game of Horseshoes, Bocce, sunbathe, just relax and enjoy the ambiance the lake has to offer. Fire up the Grill and make a Pitcher of Pina Coladas and enjoy while relaxing in the chaise lounge. Let the kids explore the wildlife of the lake and catch a frog or two.

On a hot summer day take a dip in the pristine spring fed lake in which you can see clear to the bottom. Let the Dogs cool off in the lake as well. Fishermen~ all persons age 15 and older must have a fishing license.

For our Winter Guests, don't be concerned about being snowed in! John personally attends to the plowing and removal of snow, to ensure you are able to get to the slopes! Ski, Snowtubing and Snow boarding at Montage Mountain Ski Resort, Camelback & Jack Frost and Big Boulder. Visit the Shoppes at Montage, The Montage Mtn. Cinemark Movie Theater, Johnny Rockets, The Mohegan Sun Casino with Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Red Lobster, Olive Garden, TGIFridays, Chilis and many other Casual and fine dining restaurants nearby. Also visit the Montage Mountain Water park during the summer months.

In the town of Bear Creek- The Lackawanna State Park is just about 1 mile from the house and has great hiking and biking trails and you can bring your snowmobile or snowshoes to the park during the winter months. Climb to the top of the mountain at the Pinchot Trail head- very challenging hikes.

Custard Stand- Summer months just 2 miles from the house.

The Bear Creek Inn Restaurant- Serving Dinner- Family style- Great food at reasonable prices *****

The Bear Creek Cafe- Serving Breakfast and Lunch- (Sunday Brunch)*****

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About The Owner

We are originally from Philadelphia. John is a local General Contractor and has been in the business for 30 years. Rita is a Hairstylist and worked in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey area for 20 years.

We began buying fixer uppers locally and since we have always vacationed in the Pocono Mountains we began buying homes in which we loved the Bear Creek location so much that we lived there as our primary home. We really enjoyed waking up every day and looking out and seeing the water right outside our door! John loves to fish, and we really enjoyed the time we spent living in Bear Creek. We came back to live near Philadelphia to be closer to family and miss our time living at the Lake! Hopefully someday we plan on retiring in Bear Creek with our family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Bear Creek Township

When looking for a vacation home we truly loved the Bear Creek location, the area is beautiful and we especially loved how close the house is to the lake. What sold us was once you enter the front door you see the lake from the 16 ft. picture window. We also loved that there were no other homes across the lake which makes this location even more beautiful.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy taking walks around the lake with our dogs. Waking up in the morning and sitting by the lake having our morning coffee is especially relaxing after a busy work week. We enjoy sitting out by the fire pit at night and roasting "Smores" for family time together.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear John & Rita,

Everything about this trip was a complete pleasure. Thank you for the care you took to ensure that we arrived safe. Your communication as property owners was Top Notch!

We did a little bit of everything, satisfying every persons whim in our little family of four on this beautiful long weekend.

We spent much of our first rainy day indoors, playing in the Game roomand we took a trip into Wilkes Barre. We had fun meeting new Crossfit friends and NEPA crossfit and even more fun at Wegmans! We brought home some delicious steaks and grilled followed by Smores at the Fire Pit.

The sun came out the second day and we spent most of it hopping back and forth from the boats to the hot tub.

Forgot to mention the delicious pizza we got our first night at Cosenza's but can't fail to mention the marvelous dinner we had at the Bear Creek Inn. We recommend a reservation, as it got us seated upon arrival in a room full of people waiting for a a table. Can't wait to eat my veal leftovers for breakfast soon! They definitely do Italian right there.. Mangia! Despite our full bellies, we could not pass up the appple dumpling ice cream stand on our way home that night (115 & Meadow Run Rd) One happy guy there walked away with 6 in hand!

We had the perfect evening with a fire in the fireplace and a family video. We also like reading this Guestbook, seeing how others enjoyed their time here. Hope you enjoy reading about our adventures. We sure enjoyed having them. We also saw some Newts. They were so cute! I (Valory) named them, their names were Bob, Joe, Freddy and Newton. We had so much fun and I can't wait till we come back! Thank you!!
Oct 2012
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Bear Creek Township House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full Bath on 1st floor with Vanity, Toilet, Custom shower..
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom 2nd floor bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Bedroom
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size Sleeper Sofa in the Family/Game room 2nd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom 1 on First floor Living area
  • King size beds (2) 1 Bedroom with King Bed on 1st floor and 1 bedroom with King Bed on 2nd floor. , Queen size Beds (1) 2nd Floor Bedroom with Queen Bed. (1) Full Size Sleeper sofa bed in the Family/Game room area., Baby (1) Pack N Play for Baby
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fireplace, Fully equipped Kitchen with Pot Rack with a large selection of Pots and Pans, blender, mixer, Baking Pans, Pyrex, condiments, spices, 2 coffee makers, coffee grinder, Coffee Carafe, Nu Wave infra red oven,Wine Cooler, wine glasses, cork screw, can opener, Charcoal barbecue grill utensils, High Chair, Pack N' Play, crock pot, dishes, silverware, cutlery, dish towels, toilet tissue, Maytag, Private 6 person Hot Tub, Outdoor Fire Pit, Picnic Tables, Lawn Furniture, Bingo, Board games, Canoe, Treadmill, Weights, Pool Table, Air Hockey, Darts, Playstation I & II with a large selection of games, VCR & DVD Library


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Luxury Lakefront, Central Air, Hot Tub, Game Rm, Fire Pit, Fishing Boat & Canoe
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 62 reviews
New York

Winter Wonderland

  • 4 of 5

The house was more than what I expected for the price. The description was accurate but the pictures on the website did not do the house justice. The property was clean and well-maintained. We arrived on a day when it was snowing and the drive-way was covered with snow but as soon as we pulled up, there was someone there to plow the snow so that we could pull our car in. The owners were very helpful via E-mail and by phone. I did not have any problems getting in contact with the owners. My friends joined me at this property and it's definitely a place where we would come back to stay. The only negative comment I would make about the property was that the weekend stay was too short. We were only able to check in on Friday after 3:00pm and then check out on Sunday was at 11:00am. We also have to wash the sheets before heading out on Sunday so we had to wake up really early to get everything ready to head out on Sunday. If we checked in at 3:00pm on Friday, we should at least be able to check out on Sunday at 3:00pm as well. Checking out later on Sunday would give us time to clean, get all our belongings together and time to eat before getting on the road.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2008
  • Stayed: January 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Customer satisfaction is always our first priority! We do offer a late check out which gives you until 4:00 instead of 11:00 for a small fee. Normally during ski season when we are busy we cannot always offer the late check out since we usually have renters checking in the same day at 3:00 which allows for meticulous cleaning of the house. Cleanliness is very essential in our business. As we explained, we do not charge any cleaning fees, our prices are all inclusive. We also offer linen service.
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Wanted a house on a quiet, good sized but not too big lake, which wasn't totally developed and had good fishing, for myself and two friends. Bingo. The house is very nice, very good sized bedrooms and bathrooms. Clean. Solid kitchen. Game room is sweet, we really enjoyed the air hockey table. Steps to the lake, nice fire pit. Fishing was excellent (the trout are at the dam!!).

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James, Thank you so much, we appreciate you and your friends being such wonderful guests. We are glad that you Caught that "Whopper of a fish" a 25" Rainbow Trout is no joke! We look forward to hearing from you again next year! Best to you, John & Rita
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Owego, NY

Serene and private vacation home and yet so much to see in a short distance.

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for sharing your cozy vacation home with us. We enjoyed bringing our 10 speeds and riding on the road after dinner. The hot tub was very relaxing overlooking the lake and taking a nap after fishing was a real treat from our usual busy days at work. Thanks again John and Rita for the relaxing week we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Rick & Wendy. We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to hear from you again in the future. Thank you so much for being such good guests and taking such good care of our home!
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The spacious house was perfect for my family of four and another couple. My family occupied the upstairs area, whilst the other couple enjoyed some privacy by occupying the the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. The house was exceptionally clean and contained everything that you could need. John and Rita were a pleasure to deal with, always quickly responding to our queries. We enjoyed the quiet lake where we fished, swam, and canoed every day. Sometimes we felt as though it was our very own private lake. We also took advantage of the fire pit every evening. We will be sure to return to this lakefront house next summer. It is the perfect place to escape the city heat, hustle and bustle.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kevin and Naomi, Thank you so much for your Kind words. you were really a pleasure to deal with and thank you for taking care of the house. Warm regards, John & Rita
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Beautiful lakefront house - did not want to leave

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were looking for a quiet getaway from New York City for the weekend... and we found this place. The house itself is clean, in a quiet area, and the lake was stunning. John and Rita are excellent communicators, and they answered our questions right away. There are is a shopping center around 20 minutes from there, which has Walmart, Wegmans, etc. I would recommend this place if you want a peaceful, private getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Zuli, You and your friends were awesome guests and we appreciate your kind words. We strive to make our home very clean and comfortable and it pleases us that you and your friends had a great time. We would love to have you come back again soon. Thanks so much! John & Rita
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Quiet and relaxing with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

This rental property was perfect for my family. The four of us enjoyed the lake views and the quiet setting. The house has everything you need. John and Rita are wonderful, Answered questions when we arrived and got us settled. My teenage boys enjoyed the boat and fished every minute they could. We loved having the lake right in our back yard. Thank you for a relaxing week. We will definitely be doing this again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine, Thank you so much, you and your family were such great guests and we are glad that you enjoyed your week at the Lake. It is because of people like you that make this business a pleasure! We look forward to having you back again! John & Rita
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wilkes Barre
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 115
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Bear Creek Inn Restaurant./The Bear Creek Cafe
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Montage Mountain Ski resort
Car: recommended

Montage Mountain Ski Resort- Ski, Snowboard, Snow Tubing. also Shop The Shoppes at Montage. Montage Mountain Water Park, Elk Mountain is about 1 hour from the house.

Ski, Snowboard, Snow Tubing at Camelback- 45 min. drive from house. Camelbeach Water park.

Candle Shops, Pocono Cheesecake factory, antique shops, paintball.

Cross Country Ski & Snowmobile Trails 1 mile from the house at the Lackawanna State Park.

Hike the Lackawanna Trail- Hike or bring your bikes to the Lackawanna State park. Enjoy challenging hikes on the Pichot Trail head and climb on Overlook tower and see the entire Pocono region, from the top of the mountain.

Take your dog and enjoy walking around the lake. Take the boat across the lake and enjoy picking blueberries.

Custard Stand in warmer months just before turning onto the road to the lake.

The Mohegan Sun Casino is just a 15 minute drive, dine at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the Casino or check out many more of the restaurants the Casino offers.

Supermarkets- Wegman's, Super WalMart in Pittston.

Take a day trip to Knoebels Amusement park- located in Elysburg, Pa and only pay for the rides you use, no admission fees.

Dorney Park- located in Allentown is a 1 hour drive.

Hershey Park, Pa.

Jersey shore is 1 and a half hours.

Explore New York and all the city has to offer. just a 1 and a half hours from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fees $100
Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellations~ If an emergency should occur we would accept cancellations only if we can re book the dates. If your dates can be re-booked, we will refund your payment in full.
We accept Dogs Only! There is a $75 non refundable fee for 1 dog.
Check out is always at 11:00 AM unless pre arranged with owners. House must be left in the same condition as when you arrived.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund