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John or Rita

Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Lakefront~ King Beds,C/A, Hot Tub, Game Rm, 2 F/P & 2 Sun Rm Indoor Pool & Sauna

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Poconos House Rental Photos and Description

- 4 BR True Lakefront - KING BEDS~ 2 FULL BATHS, Sleeps 8 Comfortably

Lakefront Privacy Personified! When only the Best will Do.... True serenity awaits you! Freshly Painted with Custom Colors! 6 Person Hot Tub. Enjoy a soak in the 6 person Hot Tub! This Lakefront home has a new Carrier Central Air Conditioning unit to cool you off after a long summer day on the beach or taking in one of the summer sports on the lake. There is also a Game Room w/Pool Table, Air Hockey, Poker Table, & Darts. King Size Beds, 2 Fireplaces and 2 Sun porches, 1 on the first floor and 1 on the second floor. Free Wifi! The house is located less than 10 minutes to Camelbeach Water park & Camelback Ski Resort, with views of the mountain in winter months. This Contemporary house is tastefully decorated so that you can have a true country getaway with all the modern conveniences of home. You and your family will enjoy the privacy of this 2400 Square foot, 4 bedroom,2 Bath home. Indoor Pool & Sauna

Winter/Summer activities~ : The First floor of the house has a state of the art Family/Game Room with a Pool Table, Air Hockey, Darts, 32 inch TV with digital Cable, PlayStation I & II with games, Fireplace, Bar area with refrigerator, blender, and barware. Enjoy a day of lounging by the pool just 2 blocks from the house. Enjoy a soak in the 6 Person Hot Tub located in the First Floor Sun Room. Tennis courts are just 2 blocks away, basketball. Visit the Community Center Indoor Pool with Sauna, enjoy a snack after a day of swimming at the Emerald Grill.

Summer- Enjoy The Indoor Pool with Sauna, Outdoor Pool with Lifeguard, Beach, Tennis Courts, Clubhouse with Lounge and Playground for the kids. Kalahari Waterpark- (5 min. from house), Camelbeach Waterpark, Golf, Miniature Golf, Go-Kart park. Visit Bushkill Falls, Delaware Water Gap, Antique Shops, The Crossings Shopping Outlets, Memorytown, HersheyPark(Day trip), Candle Shops, Winery Tours and Gift Shops, Pocono Raceway, Paintball, Skirmish.

Winter- Ski Camelback

Lake Activities.: Venture out on the lake in our New ten-foot extra wide flat bottom Fishing Boat. Fishing is extraordinary on this 110 Acre Lake, with all species of freshwater fish, including Large Mouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Carp & Catfish just to name a few, so if you are a novice fisherman or a pro, 'Bring Your Tackle'. Or, for some sun and sightseeing take out the Peddle Boat with on board cooler and cruise the lake in 'Style'. Also you may venture out to one of the other 4 lakes that this community has to offer, 5 Lakes total! This house is located on one of the largest lakes in the community. Enjoy a day on the lake for some sightseeing or fishing, the choice is yours!

Sunbathe on the Beach or swim right in front of the house. If you wish you may enjoy swimming in the Indoor or Outdoor Pool. The Indoor Pool also has a Sauna. Enjoy Water Aerobics at the Indoor Pool on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. We also have a large selection of lawn games such as Horseshoes, Volleyball, Badminton, Lawn Tennis

House Description~: The main floor of the house has a fully-equipped kitchen with Dishwasher, Dining & Living Room with a 32 inch TV, PlayStation I & II with a nice selection of games, all new contemporary furnishings, fireplace, 3 bedrooms each with Brand New King Size Mattresses to ensure a good nights sleep! There is also a full bath on the main floor with a shower massage and washer/dryer. Take in the breathtaking views of the wooded lot and lake from one of our two enclosed Sunrooms. Prepare dinner and dine out on the sun porch surrounded by windows with panoramic views. The first floor has a game/family room with a Pool Table, Air Hockey, Darts, a 32 inch TV, Digital Cable with HBO, Playstation I & II with games, Fireplace, Bar area with refrigerator, blender, and barware. There is also another bedroom with a King Size Bed and full bath as well. Also there is an enclosed Sunroom on the first floor so you can enjoy your morning coffee while relaxing and taking in the lakefront views. New C/A unit.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
John or Rita (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John or Rita

We live just outside of the City and enjoy being able to escape the city life to the woods with such a short drive. We love the seclusion & Privacy of the 'being away from it all' feeling our home gives you. Our home is just 1 and a half hours from NYC and Phila.

John or Rita purchased this house in 2006

Why John or Rita chose Poconos

We Loved this location when we first saw how the beautiful & Private it is along with being right on the lake sold us the first time we saw the area. We have a huge backyard & welcome dogs as well.

Our Lake house sits on a wooded lot where many deer frequent. We are greeted by our 4 legged friends every morning! One of our little guests named the deer 'LuLu' and ever since she's been a popular addition to the family! Since we love to fish, we both enjoy the luxury of walking out of our door and the convenience of having our boats right in our own backyard. We also love being able to use the Pool in Summer and enjoy the Indoor Pool & Sauna all year round, never running out of things to do to keep us occupied. We also love the convenience of being close to Camelback Ski Resort and the Crossing's Shopping Outlets as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful White Christmas! We loved feeding the deer in the morning

and the evening. We found they like dried fruit and nuts. Spent Christmas eve at

Camelback & Christmas night at Big Boulder Snow Boarding. Went tubing on the

26th had a blast but long lines since it's a Holiday Week. Camelback is the Best

place for Snow Tubing for the whole family! We came all the way from Texas!

It was a nice visit and we'll miss the deer!!

Terry, Shai, Michael, and Evonda
Dec 2007
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based on 21 traveler reviews

Lakefront~ King Beds,C/A, Hot Tub, Game Rm, 2 F/P & 2 Sun Rm Indoor Pool & Sauna
average rating of 4.714286 based on 42 reviews
Pipersville, PA

Wonderful home fulfilling all of our vacation needs

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the home. In terms of my criteria for spending a winter weekend in the Pocono's, I really wanted a home that was clean and nicely laid out. It definitely met those needs. And my friends and I really wanted a home that had a pool table and a hot tub. Well, the pool table was in perfect condition......we played a lot of pool.......and I think the hot tub was very recently purchased. It seemed brand spanking new. And it easily fit 4 to 6 people. The jets worked with just the push of a button. Other very nice features of the home included a large, sprawling living room, 4 large king beds that really accommodated us, and an air hockey table that we had some good fun with.

The location of the house was really nice. It was 15 minutes from Camelback Ski Mountain, so it was easy to get to the mountain for our 2 days of skiing. And it was close to some very good restaurants. Our favorite one was the Barley Creek Brewing Company. The house was located off the beaten track, so it was nice and quiet. Very bucolic, which we liked. And even though there was a lot of snow on the ground, and it was hard to make out the lake, I could easily tell that if we had been staying there during the spring , summer, or fall, we would have had a beautiful view of the lake. I think I'll be going back again in the summer. Several times when we walked outside of the house (2 or more times) we saw deer no more than 10 yards aways from the front door. I've seen a lot of deer in my life, but never so close. That was really neat!

The owners quickly addressed all of my questions before I arrived at the house. They were very helpful and very amenable.

I obviously give big kudo's to this house. If your criteria and desired amenities for searching for a rental house are similar to mine, I think this one should definitely be on your list.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brad, Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests! We appreciate you and your friends taking such great care of the house. We are personally involved and we keep our home in tip top shape and we enjoy hearing about your vacation experience. We look forward to hearing from you again. Sincerely, John & Rita
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Lovely, Relaxing Week

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 truly had a wonderful time at the Emerald Lake house, with plenty of room for all. The home was spotlessly clean when we arrived; the king beds were super-comfy, and the bathrooms were very spacious. We especially liked how the lower level was well-suited for our young adult children and the upper level was a good space for the rest of us. We especially enjoyed the upper level sunroom, right off the kitchen, which is light and bright and looks to the backyard.

Outside, the backyard offers a firepit, a grassy yard area (with local wildlife), and the lake access was great for our dog. We only used the boats once as it's tricky getting them in and out of the water, but the lake is lovely and quiet. The tennis courts and swimming pool are a short walk away, and we enjoyed walking and biking on the low-traffic roads which go around the lake during our stay.

The kitchen was equipped with all the pots, pans, utensils, etc that we needed. The central a/c was much appreciated, as the weather during our stay was warm and humid. John and Rita were a pleasure to deal with and gave us excellent service before, during, and after our stay.

We were on the go a lot, and highly recommend Inti, a fabulous Peruvian restaurant, and Sweet Creams Cafe, both in E Stroudsburg.

Some from among our group drove to Knoebels (about an hour and a half) one day, and to Lake Waullenpaupack for water skiing and tubing on another day, and horse-back riding in Mt Pocono as well. Walmart etc is only about ten minutes from the house, and we purchased firewood from a landscaper in Long Pond near 940 and Heath Road.

Overall we had a very relaxing week and enjoyed the amenities this home has to offer!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place to stay. Very peaceful and relaxing. We had 6 adults and 2 young children and there was plenty of room with extra space we didn't even use. Took the paddle boat on the lake a few nights and the kids even went fishing or at least they tried. The owners John and Rita were great as well. They communicated with me from day one when I inquired about their rental home. We had an issue with the air conditioning, which I emailed them about and they responded so quickly and had it fixed right away. This property is very clean and the beds are so comfortable I fell asleep as soon as I hit the bed. The down stairs game room was also a perfect place for game nights with many different options for everyone. This property is close to everything but still far enough away to enjoy the wilderness. We will defiantly be staying here again. Thank you John and Rita for making this wonderful home available.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear A & D, We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your week. We are happy that the Air Conditioning was fixed right away. You would have never thought that you had 8 people at the house for 1 week, you are such kind and considerate people and we look forward to hearing from you on your winter ski trip! John & Rita
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New York

Very Welcoming, Clean, and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and welcoming. Very comfortable bedrooms with king size beds. Great communication with owners. The house is lovely with lots to do--pool table, air hockey, video games, and hot tub. The proximity to the lake was great! Wonderful for families.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay and bang for your buck!

  • 5 of 5

We had a gorgeous weekend and awesome stay! John and Rita were more than helpful and accommodating throughout the whole process - we couldn't have asked for better owners to rent from for this place. Being so close to the lake was an extra added bonus and the location was good, close to a lot of places. I would definitely recommend checking this place out, even if it's just for the weekend. The downstairs room was filled with all sorts of games, pool table, air hockey, wet bar area, and ran enclosed sunroom with hot tub that will definitely keep you warm and relaxed! Its a great place ran by even better people!! We were very pleased with the place and our stay :)

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests and taking care of the house. We are glad that you enjoyed your time and we look forward to hearing from you again! It really has been a pleasure doing business with you. John & Rita
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  • 1 of 5

****************Plan on losing your deposit*******************

Family arrived Easter weekend and had a decent stay. House showed wear and tear consistent with a house many years old as this. Couch was torn and tapped, laminate flooring chipped and broken in the hall, trash scattered around property, ceiling tiles damaged and spa cover handle ripped off. We also felt it was a little creepy with all the cameras on the property - felt like we were being watch constantly - perhaps to find a reason to keep out deposit. We weren't sure if there were more cameras we could not see. We've rented many times in the Poconos and came to expect properties to be clean but not perfect. However, our nightmare began when we got a rambling, tangential, almost threatening letter from the owner a week after we left saying we ruined the spa cover and they'd be keeping our deposit. In a very as matter of fact email, I simply asked if we could see the cover in person within the next few days because I could not make out the damage from the grainy pictures.

He wrote back, "We are NO WAY obligated legally or morally to allow you access....but I'll give you access...when it is convenient for us not you ..after all we are the victims." It felt like he was trying to hide something. It was clear he did not want us to see the cover in person any time soon.

I suggested slitting the deposit so we could both move on and his response was stunning, "As of now this matter is finished.....if you persist in being a sniveling troublemaker you just might get sued for something else...and when you don't pay turned over to a collection agency which will destroy your credit and affect your business. BTW, if you think I am bluffing, TRY ME."

There were other threats and insults laced in his response that caused us concern for our safety.

Folks - I omitted from his responses above what I considered profanity to keep this review family friendly and left off the name-calling, innuendos and other very aggressive language. Quite frankly, I am afraid of this person and don't know what he is capable of. Rent at your own risk - other reviews could just be their friends. afraid of this person. Just be very careful – I am not sure what this guy is capable of.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It seems when someone damages our property and is charged, this occurs. Joshua 1:9 comes to mind. I never had any contact with the author of this post, only her husband Mark. We never received any complaints during or after their stay. Rita spoke to Patricia twice during their stay and she raved how beautiful and clean our home was. We have a hand written letter from Trish stating so. We arrived to service our property & immediately noticed the hot tub cover was severely damaged. Being the cover is only a yr old, I was livid at the total disrespect of not only our property, but to the next guests, yes I wrote a strongly worded letter stating so, along with dated clear photos. Never did I use profanity or in any way physically threaten either of them. For Trish to insinuate this, is absurd. I was willing to allow them access to view the cover. Problem was, Mark made demands that couldn't be met, then accused me of having something to hide and acted like a petulant child. Mark then blamed the previous renter for the damages! How would you feel if you were that renter? THEN the complaints started. As for our couch being torn, there's a minor rip on the arm, yes it's taped. As for trash being scattered around property, Not true, I have an email from Mark stating this. As for our property being worn & torn, there's some MINOR wear and tear. We make repairs and replacements ASAP. We service our property personally. We constantly make upgrades and update our photos. As for the Video cameras, there are 4 DUMMY cameras located on the outside, (left from the previous owner.) They will be removed. There are no cameras in our home. Mark offered to split the cost of the cover only after I proved he was responsible. The deposit doesn't cover the cost of the cover and the damage was not an accident. I found it insulting for Mark not to take responsibility. We've been in the business for 16 years. Our attention to detail is stellar and our Guestbook reflects this. As for their accusation that other posts are from our family & friends, H/A has documentation of where every post originates. Repeat guests account for about 65% of our business, some for 10 yrs. We understand that accidents happen and a certain amount of wear & tear is expected. We prefer people such as Mark & Trish never rent from us. If after hearing both sides, you're not sure who to believe, we'll provide all information regarding this incident so you can be the judge. Do you think they will do the same???
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Car: recommended

Emerald Lakes is located in Long Pond, Pa. Our lake is called Pinetree Lake and is about 110 acres and is the second largest of 5 in our community. We are located about 10 minutes to Camelback/Camelbeach resort. Emerald lakes community activities include an Indoor Pool with Sauna, Outdoor Pool is 2 blocks from the house, Beach area with Lifeguard is just a block away, Tennis Courts, Clubhouse with Restaurant and Lounge. Never run out of things to do! We supply 2 boats, 1 fishing boat and 1 peddle boat. This is a Non Motor Boating Lake.

Other Activities: Horseshoes, Volleyball, Badminton, Jai Alai, Lawn Tennis, Pool Table, Air Hockey, Darts, PlayStation I & II, Indoor & Outdoor pools. Community Amenities include Outdoor Pool, Beach area, Tennis Courts, Playground for the Kids, Indoor Pool and Sauna for $10 extra per person per week.

Golf: Enjoy local 18 hole Golf course or miniature golf just a short ride from the house.

Miniature Golf

Ski: Ski Camelback just 10 minutes from the house. Ski, Snowboarding, Snowtubing, Cross Country Skiing. Go to Ski Camelback website for prices and hours of operation. Sleigh Rides nearby!

Jack Frost and Big Boulder just 20 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 18 2016 - Jun 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 10 2016 - Mar 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Free Wifi. Pa. State & County tax of 9% apply. Midweek Specials Winter, Spring & Fall from Monday to Friday. Call or E-mail for specials.
We accept dogs only- There is a $75.00 non refundable fee per dog.
In addition to the rental rate and Sales tax there is a $300.00 security deposit which is refundable providing the house is left in a clean and orderly condition and there are no damages.
Cancellations~We accept cancellations as long as we can rebook your dates. If your dates can be re booked we will refund your payment in full.

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Poconos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower Massage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower Massage
  • 2 Brand new Full Bathrooms with Tub and Shower & shower massage. The second floor bath also has a full size Washer & Dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Enjoy the comfort of sleeping on a new King Size Mattress. Snuggle under our Plush King comforters, and be comfortable in our Cotton Sheets with King Pillows. We also supply a Pack & Play for child.
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We supply 1 10 ft., extra wide fishing boat and 1 peddle boat, Paddles and Life Jackets

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