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Stephen Sturman

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, italian

Rustic Hideout Contemporary, Hot tub, Sauna and Bar

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Pennsylvania Chalet Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Queen Sleeper sofas, Sleeps 10-14

5 bedrooms (3 queen beds, 2 twins, 1 full) queen sleeper sofas. Walking distance to lake and ski hill.

Huge living room with 2 story fireplace, large well equipped kitchen, huge family room with large fully equipped bar (under counter refrigerators, ice maker, ice crusher, blender, you just supply the liquor), pool table, slot machine, Arcade game that plays 12 classic games, hot air popcorn maker. We even supply the popcorn.

Large screen porch with large new BBQ grill. Spa room with large hot tub and sauna, each seating 5-6.

Washer/dryer, dish washer, TV/ DVD/VCR in all bedrooms and family room, TV/VCR in spa room, TV in kitchen.

Nationwide long distance service is provided free of charge, within the US.

Family room also has computer desk with high speed internet access, and all-in-one flatbed machine. Just bring your laptop.

Towels and linens provided free of charge if needed, but must be laundered before leaving, or can be laundered for a fee.

Accommodates up to 14 guests: The rates quoted here are for up to 10 people. Additional guests would be at an additional fee. In addition to 5 bedrooms, the house also has queen sleeper sofas in the living room and in the family room,. So the house can accommodate up to 14 guests total. There are also 2 Pack-N-Plays and 4 high chairs available for babies/toddlers.

SAFETY WARNING FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!: The upper gallery overlooking the living room is designed with an open log railing that would pose a safety threat to young unattended children. Please look at the pictures here and on my house site, visit our website below to see this design feature. If you have young children, this house may not be appropriate for you.

Mid-Week Discounts Sunday - Thursday: We offer special mid-week discounts for Monday through Thursday nights. Details at Save about 35% by staying mid-week. Not available for any stay including a Friday or Saturday night, holidays, end of June or July and August.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephen Sturman (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian


based on 9 traveler reviews

Rustic Hideout Contemporary, Hot tub, Sauna and Bar
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Staten Island, NY

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our amazing weekend trip to Chateau Estephe. This huge five bedroom house accomadated our 15 person party very well. It didn't even feel like there were 15 people in the house. Chateau Estephe is newly and tastefully decorated and has a great unique three level layout. The main level has a tremendous kitchen with a screened in patio (we had fun checking out the deer at night)and a great grill, livingroom which boasts a two story stone fireplace (which we had going the whole weekend)and beautiful wooden railings and balconey, a large bedroom (the bed was really comfortable) w/bathroom, and of course the sauna and jacuzzi room. Nothing beats doing snowangels in your bikini and then jumping in the jacuzzi. Upstairs had two large bedrooms and a tremendous bathroom with a really deep tub. The basement was the boys' paradise. It had a bar with a frig for all of our liquor and boy did we have a lot, an ice machine and all the tools you could possible need to make a drink. The basement also had a pool table, poker table, popcorn machine, and a TV to set up the Playstation. The best part of this house is that it is completely stocked with everything you would have at home. There is no need to bring extra utensils, plates, towels, sheets, pillows, etc. because there are more than enough. Overall, Chateau Estephe was an A++ and I will definitely be staying there again.

Thank you Stephe!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2006
  • Stayed: Jan 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect for large groups

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house with a group of 14 people (including kids). The house appeared to be bigger than what it looked in the pictures. There was plenty of room for everyone and plenty of things to do. Between the playroom in the basement, hot tub, sauna, grill, bar area and Hideout community amenities there is plenty to keep everyone in the group occupied. It is an older house, however it is kept in a very good condition. Kitchen is fully stacked with pots and pans, plates, cup and silverware - there is absolutely no need to bring your own.Upstairs area could be dangerous to the little kids, but owner did warn us abut it prior to the booking and provide baby gates to prevent kids from running up the stairs unattended. Stephen (owner) leaves you detailed instructions about the house and we were able to get in touch with him immediately after we accidentally set off the alarm.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my friends just rented out this place the weekend of Jan 17th 2014 and let me tell you the house is absolutely beautiful! The home is better in person than the pictures. It is spotless clean. The hot tub is perfect! There is so much space in the home. And the entire layout of the home was so well thought out for a any type of stay here. The bathrooms are spotless clean and it is so nice to have 3 + bathrooms in a home, and every thing in the home works. We enjoyed the grill that was on the enclosed room attached to the home so we would not be so cold outside while we used the grill for the weekend. I would recommend this home to anyone and we cant wait to go back again next yr. It is def worth the money. And the owner is so nice and he answers all of your questions for any of your needs. He also returns your deposit in a timely manner...I can not say enough kind words about our stay! Just that is was perfect!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation..Best House..Best Landlord !!!!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and family had a GREAT TIME! This beautiful house was the ideal vacation home. My friends and family went from young to young at heart 80 and every one of us felt extra special in this house. Stephe (the owner) made sure everthing was perfect upon arrival. Even included a nice bottle of wine and doggie treats for our little dog. All of the rooms were immaculate. The gameroom was exceptional...We all had fun on the slot machine,challenged one another at the pool table, played poker at the card table, enjoyed lots of arcade games and when we were finished we kicked back watching a movie on a big flatscreen TV while we sipped margaritas, and wine prepared at a "like professional bar". The hot tub and the sauna we all used and I loved having a piano to play. The house itself is more beautiful then the photos and every night we took photos of the deer grazing on the back property. The rooms and bedrooms and kitchen had everything you would want and were all comfortable and large. We all sat around the kitchen table like "The Waltons" and even began saying goodnight to one another in "John Boy" fashion. The area THE HIDEOUT is unbelievable. We were busy every day..Beaches, Lakes, softball, handball, tennis, golf, fishing, boating, gym, mini golf, art center, skateboard park, restaurants are all right in the gated community. within 20 minutes away was antique shopping, horseback riding, rafting, casino and a ton more...It was all perfect...Just Perfect !!!! Thanks so much Stephe. I look forward to returning for another great vacation....! Thanks - Gloria

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great house and the owner could not be more accommodating.He was very easy to reach and available to answer all of our questions.I have rented many houses over the years and no one has been easier to deal with than Stephen. The adults enjoyed the very large downstairs game room as much as the kids. We had 13 people in our group and had plenty of room to be apart when we wanted to be.We enjoyed his wide selection of dvds, late nights on the screened in porch at the over sized table and playing pool while hanging out at our own bar.We couldn't get the kids out of the hot tub and loved that it was in its own private room. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our meals including pots/pans/plates etc... even spices. There were plenty of paper products, dish soap and cleaning products for our use. The house was very clean and well kept. Everyone in the community from the guard at the gate to the neighbors and other guest at the lake and pool were friendly and helpful. Stephen left a well organized book with info on the house and the community.The community has a lot to offer(pool,lake,restaurant/bar,parks etc..) and is conveniently located near many stores.We enjoyed go carting and miniature golf five minutes away and a short drive (30-40 min) to the water park. We loved feeding the deer everyday in the back yard .I had a chance to meet Stephen when we were leaving (we were running late) and found him to be a very sincere,sweet man.We would definitely rent this home again.Thanks again for giving us a stress free vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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BEST HOUSE EVER - Loved the home for reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We just had a family reunion in this house and must say that we totally plan on going again! What a fantastic house and piece of property. the house was big enough to fit us all comfortably and give us room to spread out.

The pictures accurately portray the house but don't give quite the sense of freedom that it provides. Having everything we needed provided in the kitchen was a wonderful surprise! Seasonings were available for use which helped us avoidf the necessity of purchasing them.

Also the yard in back is large and open untill the woods which means you get to see a great deal of deer and wildlife. We put bird feeders up and saw many different species, the highlight being the three different types of woodpeckers!

The hutch in the kitchen had some menus from area restaraunts and we were thrilled to get ribs from Kundla's which has some of the best ribs anywhere!

the owner was a pleasure to deal with and he came mid way through the week for a scheduled visit to check the hot tub. What a great guy and conscientious owner. everything was in great order and the instructions for the house were great, explaining how all the switches worked, etc.

i have stayed many places in the Poconos but this was by far the nicest house, with the best amenities that we have ever been to! i am gathering a group of friends together to rent the property in the future because i don't want to wait 5 yrs for the next reunion!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilkes Barre/Scranton
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Car: necessary

Lakes, fishing, boating, skiing, golf, horseback riding, shopping, antiquing, flea markets.

Other Activities: walk to local ski hill, major ski areas 1/2 hour away


Rates & Availability

Lake Ariel Chalet Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

turnaround $75
Registration $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Standard pricing; $800/weekend, $1050/3 nights , $1250/ 4 nights, $1400/ 5 nights, $1500/ 6 nights, $1600/week.
Fall/Spring pricing; $700/ weekend, $950/3 nights, $1150/ 4 nights, $1300/ 5 nights, $1400/ 6 nights, $1500/ Week
Summer pricing; $1350/ 4 nights minimum stay, $1500/ 5 nights, $1600/ 6 nights, $1700/ week, Rentals must fall within the Saturday to Saturday cycle.
Prices for up to 10 people
Holidays addtnl, Addtnl people (up to 14 Max) $25 p/p
Mid-week discount Sunday - Thursday nights, excl. holidays, mid-June to Labor Day.
Check-in 3:00 PM, Check out 11:00AM
Primary renter 25 or older, no proms or young groups, names, ages and ID required

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Pennsylvania Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Blowdryer, Curling Iron
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Blowdryer, Curling iron
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Blowdryer, Curling iron
  • There is also an additional shower in the spa room. All bathrooms have a blow dryer and curling iron, shampoo and conditioner, and other toiletries for your convenience.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , smaller room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , smaller room
  • All bedrooms have 20' flat panel TV, DVD player There are also Queen sleeper sofas in the living room and family room. Additional guests, up to 14 total at additional fee. There are 2 Pack-N-Plays and 4 high chairs and child safety gate available on site for your use.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rental rates are for a maximum of 10 people. Additional people, up to 14 total, accommodated at additional cost. Equipped with Wifi broadband internet access and flatbed printer/scanner/copy/fax machine. Just bring your laptop. Discount for mid-week rentals, not including Friday, Saturday, End of June, July or August or holidays.

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