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view from above the trees! ALWAYS 3RD NIGHT FREE NON HOLIDAY WKNDS

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

7 bedrooms, 3 Full baths, sleeps 25 HOT TUB

We want to make your vacation the best it can be!. Vacation in our Beautiful Mountain Log home with astounding views. Only 2.5 miles to Big Boulder, this home has it all. Close to Pocono Raceway, ski slopes, whitewater rafting, paintballing and more. Located in Brier Crest Woods, where in the summers you can relax by the lake while you kids are within view at the playgrounds. Our home is a beautiful 4 story Log home that sleeps 25. This home is 4 stories including the loft and 2 living rooms. Plenty of space for the whole family! And decks on each level. It has 7 bedrooms and 3 baths. We have 3 king rooms, 2 queen bedrooms, a double and a bunk bed room with a twin/twin and a queen/queen. Our loft has 2 queens and twin. We also have a double sofa bed. You can enjoy our home theater w/ 10 ft HDTV screen. A Pool table and bar compliment our recroom. From our 4th floor deck you have a 180 ° unobstructed view as far as the eye can see. The deck sits high above the trees. The view-- It is breathless!

We have 4 others on Homeaway (#127972 & #135003 & #327072, 989609 ) We strive to offer the best that the Poconos has . Please visit our other home sites to view our 5 star feedback.

Brier crest woods: Located close to I-80 in the heart of the Poconos, Brier Crest Woods is a private community that offers a convenient location to shopping, skiing and major cities, while retaining it's quiet country setting. Private, well maintained roads allow for peaceful walking, bicycle riding or use of golf carts and other small vehicles. In addition, Brier Crest Woods offers:

Tennis Courts

Bocce Court

Private lake and beach (with lifeguard)

Play ground

Basketball and volleyball court

Pocono Blues fest: The Pocono Blues Festival has been rated as one of the top Blues Festivals in The United States. The combination of a gorgeous setting, surrounded by mountains, lakes, and streams 2000 feet above sea level, makes this must-attend festival an event that attracts Blues' fans from more than 30 states and several countries. Pocono has featured at least 280 nationally and internationally renowned artists over the past 14 years. Lifetime Achievement Awards have been presented to Ruth Brown, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Lockwood Jr, Pinetop Perkins, Son Seals, Snooky Pryor, Carey Bell, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Guy, Willie Kent, and others.

Pocono has the reputation of bringing in the best national artists, with a focus on contemporary and traditional acoustic or electric Blues, Southern Soul, and Sacred Steel Music

Big Boulder/ Jack Frost ski/ White water rafting: Big Pocono State Park is in Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park consists of 1,306 acres of rugged terrain on the summit and slopes of Camelback Mountain. From the summit, visitors can enjoy a magnificent view of a vast portion of eastern Pennsylvania and portions of New Jersey and New York.

Canoe or Raft through nature on the free flowing Delaware River with one of these exciting Pennsylvania Raft (or Canoe) Packages - Voted By PoconosBest as 'Best Rafting Package In Pennsylvania' -

You'll spend a day canoeing (or Rafting) down the Pennsylvania Delaware River in your own canoe or raft. Experience Whitewater - Class 2 or 3 rapids ( Not scary - just thrilling) depending upon the time of year. But the most enjoyable of the trip is experiencing the solitude of the river. Drift among islands, peer down at fish, maybe see an eagle or osprey soar over head (lots of hawks), paddle down the same river as pioneering settlers, experience the Delaware Water Gap.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Coombe
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

If you are looking for a serene, relaxing and fun place to go to with your family and friends - then this is the place to go - really! The house was beautiful and very, very clean. Very sunny and soooooooooo much space! It was 7 of us and we all loved it! Owner was very responsive and kind to answer all the million questions i had while booking - such as thing had happened to me very rarely. The community is great - it has all you need to keep you busy and your kids entertained. We all were very pleased and very happy - we had an awesome time! We will be back this winter and many more times. Thank you.
Aug 2010
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Amenities

Blakeslee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , extra large tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , twin/twin & queen/queen bunks
    Bedroom 8 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , loft
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bed linens may be rented and the beds premade for your arrival for a $175 fee. This is handled by an outside service and setup through you. Simply call Jean at 1-570-952-9500. At this time Blankets are not available and it is suggested you bring your own.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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view from above the trees! ALWAYS 3RD NIGHT FREE NON HOLIDAY WKNDS
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 14 reviews
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Huge House, Owner Lacks Communication

  • 3 of 5

I stayed at this house for a group of 17 in August 2017. The house was big and enormous and was able to fit our group comfortably. The projector aspect on the first floor was a really nice touch. I did not have a problem checking into the house either.

Although the house was big, there were definitely issues:

-funky smell on the first floor

-not all the lights in the house work... we had to try all of them to see which one works and which doesn't

-the front door lock was very loose and we had a hard time locking the door every time we left the house

-the morning of my check in, Michael texted me and told me not to use the basement bathroom because it was a macerated. Although he got a plumber to temporarily fix that bathroom, we were still unable to use it to shower which is a big inconvenience for such a big group!

-did not specify where WiFi was... had to text Michael and ask for location

The main issue I had with this rental was with management and not the house itself. If you are the type who does not care about the amount of time the owner takes to reply to your questions/concerns, then I'd recommend this house. If you are one who like quick responses, then this house is definitely NOT for you. The amount of stress Michael caused me was insane... It would take him at least 2 days to respond to any questions/concerns I had and I would need to follow up a couple of times before he was able to address my concerns. In addition, I had to fill out a vehicle registration form for all the cars that will stay at his property and every time I emailed for a confirmation from either Michael or the community there was no response. I finally texted Michael asking when I will get a confirmation to ensure I won't have any issues entering the property and he told me "You won't get one. (followed by reasons I do not think it's appropriate to say here.)" He could've clearly communicated this to me in my initial emails to him but did not until I texted him. Again, very poor communication from Michael. Lastly, I understand it takes up to SIX WEEKS to get my security deposit refund back and yesterday marks the sixth week since my stay. I texted Michael asking when I will get that back and he said he was awaiting word from the community that there are no extra vehicle charges .. um why didn't he ask about this earlier and waited until 6 weeks later?! Weird.

All in all, the house was good but Michael's communication needs to be better.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was one of those rentals you wish you had said no to. I know that sounds weird but you get a vibe sometimes that some people are just going to over do it. I have over 60 emails which at first I tried to keep up with. but was just unable to. My response to " did you receive my payment yet?' was " I will send you an emailed receipt the day we receive it." This was followed by daily emails and texts for 5 days asking the same question. Anyway she is a sweet girl just needed coddling and answers that the website can provide. As for the car registration In 10 years i have never had a confirmation from the office. they only call when the info is not there. It so happens that of the three workers in the office, one retired and one passed away that week. so getting through to them was impossible. Lastly, the macerating toilet had a backup during the group prior to her groups stay final day. We had chem dry come in and go over everything and sanitize which did leave an overly clean smell but it wasn't overbearing after the first day. We offered our 5 bedroom house up the street for showers and such. not a perfect solution but it gave them 3 more then they had originally. I will also confess a bit of trouble adjusting to Homeaways new system where all communication goes through there email system. i can't set alerts properly so it is different than it used to be where I could have a banner on my phone and push notifications every 10 minutes and not miss an email. it has been a crazy year with homeaway. We have always had fantastic relationships with our guests but now i don't get an email or phone number and can't talk to them until they pay money. crazy.
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bad management

  • 2 of 5

Let me begin by stating this was our 12th Annual family trip, out of the 12 this was the worst,

Why did I give 2 stars not one? Great location since it's close to many parks and activities and the house is huge with enough space for 20+ adults.

The house didn't have bed sheets, didn't have pillow cases, for three nights for 20 adults only 4 rolls of toilet paper and the toilets and the house wasn't cleaned at all.

The real funny part was for the first time I didn't get my full deposit, the reason given was missing beach tags.. I left the place on 7/4, I get an email on 8/14 stating that 12 tags were missing... that's almost after 5 weeks.... 😂 We didn't use any of the amenities in that location and it was too late to even ask 20 of my family if they even had kept those beach tags some where else... I find this ridiculous...

Please rent this place at your own risk

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Everyone! I don't quite know how to respond to this one. Multiple times-- On the lease, in each receipt email, in the welcome packet etc.. We inform you that you will need to bring bed and bath linens. We also provide you with the contact info for a linen rental company that we worked a deal with to provide our guests a 30% discount on all rentals since we have 5 homes and do so much business with them. We also include in our welcome Packet a " Things to bring for an enjoyable vacation" sheet. We emphasize toilet paper and other paper goods. The dollar store is 5 miles away and we point out that it is a great " first stop" after determining what supplies you will need. Lastly our lease states that if you leave with the beach tags there is a $200 charge. Mainly because we have to purchase new ones. Which is a 2 hr drive and we need them right away because the next group checks in the same day as the last group checked out most times. Plus they are $6 apiece and we keep 25 at the house. I did only charge her for 12 since that was all that were missing. I know she is upset with the charge but if you are the next group arriving and you want to hit the beach and cant because the last group left with some beach tags how would you feel?
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4

Great stay

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of 12 adults. The house was spacious and has lots of great places to relax with amazing views.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place for a Group Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say what a great time we had renting this place in March 2017. Had everything you need for a week away. We had 10 individuals, so there was plenty of space. This is our 11th year renting in the Poconos and by far, this was the best place. Owner was great to deal with. Responded quickly to several questions upon arrival and ensured that the plow person made it out in time for our second wave of attendees Wednesday after 24+inches of snow on Tuesday. Great location, close to Blakeslee and ski resorts. Even though there are neighbors, it seems like you are in the middle of nowhere...especially when there is 24+inches of fresh snow outside....No reason to go anywhere, kick back, watch movies on the projection screen and just enjoy the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for What We Needed!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! We had a group of 21 stay here and had plenty of room. Having decks on every floor really contributed to spacious feeling of the property. I think the only two downsides were 1) We couldn't figure out how to make the bathroom doors lock. Just had to be proactive to knock before entering. Nothing major! 2) There had been a misunderstanding regarding our arrival which prevented the cleaning lady from getting things in order before we arrived.

Michael was very easy to deal with, and we are definitely going to keep this on our radars as we do annual trips to the Poconos with our students every fall. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The best house in the Poconos

  • 5 of 5

For 5 years I have been searching for the perfect house for my group's annual trip to the Poconos, this year I can happily say I found it. This place had enough beds for everyone. The entertainment room was great for watching sports and movies. The views from the decks were awesome. The house is a short drive to everything. The owner is great too. He gives you all the info you need and answers all questions quickly. We definitely will be back every year.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kalahari Water park, Pocono Manor, PA
"Almost finished but has 75 % of fun open to public!"
Mt Airy Casino Resort
"Great Place to Play but wouldn't want to stay"
Pocono Adventures Riding Stable
Chat-N-Chew
"great diner Quick in Quick out"
Louie's Prime Steak House
"Great Greatv Great aged steak House. Pricey and food is ordered ALA carte. nice bourbon se..."
Shenanigan's
Murphy's Loft
"Great Pub food!"
Jack Frost Big Boulder Ski Area
Camelback Mountain Resort
Hickory Run State Park
"Love to hike here and especially love the beach. "
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Avoca
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
murphy"s loft
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
split rock
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
pocono motor speedway
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Big Boulder
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Brier Crest
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

community fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $245
Tax Rate 9.0%

CLEANING FEE OF $245.00 AND A COMMUNITY REGISTRATION OF $75.00 APPLIED TO EVERY RENTAL UP TO 5 CARS $10 PER CAR THEREAFTER
If paying via credit card throughonlin three is a 3% service fee
Winter free extra night begins after the New Years holiday And applies to non-holiday winter weekends only
Winter (December 1- March 23),
Winter week-$3150,
Winter weekend $2750,
Winter Holiday weekend - $3150.

Summer (July 1- Labor Day Monday),
Summer week-$3150
Summer weekend- $2950
New Years Eve Rates-$4800.

Extra Night- $200
Security-$500.
We dont rent to groups under 24 years of age unless discussed ahead of time. There is a surcharge for this risk if we decide to do it. No refunds will be given if " book it now" is used and accepted by us to those who are under 24.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund