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Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 - 3 nights


Blakeslee House Rental Photos and Description

7 bedrooms, 3 Full baths, sleeps 25 HOT TUB

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. 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. This home is 4 stories including the loft and 3 living rooms. Plenty of space for the whole family! Enjoy the 10' wide HDTV movie screen for football games or cozy movies. Enjoy views as far as the eyes can see from our 4 decks. First floor has 3 bedrooms, poker room, and pool table. 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms and theater, 3rd floor has the living/kitchen/dining great room and bdrm, 4th floor loft with deck

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Michael Coombe
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

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: Sep 2016
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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: Jan 2014
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Roomy with a view!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this house in mid August . Place was convenient to everything. House had everything you need and then some. House was very clean and comfortable. The main living area is beautiful with all the wood trim only to be out done by the view off the 3rd floor deck. Incredible!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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This home is WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5

This home is WONDERFUL! The house is BIG so we were able to spread out and not be on top of each other which is great when you have 25 people. When we arrived we found it to be very clean and well stocked. There are 14 separate beds (we counted) including the pull out sofa bed. so those of us that weren’t a couple were able to get there own bed. The GIANT movie screen was great for Sunday football and the kids loved playing their video games on it.

The best though is the view at night from the fourth floor deck. AMAZING how many more stars there are in the sky when you leave the city!!!

The main floor is all wood as you can see in the pics. We found that there were permanent scratches in the wood floors. It didn’t bother us at all but, what a shame for the owner.

We highly recommend this home for any large group

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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If only pictures could convey smell.....

  • 3 of 5

We rented this house for a week in June for my extended family. 6 adults, 5 kids under 6. We enjoyed our vacation a lot! Not because of the house however.

Starting with the positives-very large house, felt roomy. House is split into 4 floors. Basement has 3 bedrooms, one with two sets of bunk beds, a bathroom, and an entertainment area with a pool table and a foosball table. The 1st floor has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom/laundry room. The 2nd floor has the kitchen, living room and a master bedroom/bathroom. The 3rd floor is an open loft with 2 queen beds and a twin. House was roomy, quiet. Good for napping kids. Close to Split Rock Resort’s indoor water park and golf course. Renting was straightforward. Directions/logistics all very easy. 1st floor tv projection tv was kinda fun. Nice views.

Cons: The 1st floor and basement were very musty smelling. Really. Moist humid basement. Carpet in the basement is very dirty. Needs serious shampooing or even replacement. Socks/feet turned black on the carpet. Probably due to people coming in from outside and wearing their dirty shoes in the basement. AC on 2nd floor and 3rd floor were broken. It was hot too. Being hot puts an extended family in a bad mood. Did not get fixed until Wed/Thurs. The fact that it broke the day we got there was not the owner’s fault, but it did reflect the overall nature of the house (see below). The 3rd floor AC filter had not been cleaned in a long time per the AC repair guy. The 2nd floor AC sensor had been giving an error message for a while before we got there and had not been addressed. In any case once the 3rd floor AC unit was fixed, it was more enjoyable. I do wish it had been addressed Monday instead of Wed/Thurs. Phone number for the owner had a full inbox. Phone calls not returned but emails were. However, once the AC unit was out, we noticed that only half the windows have screens, most of the screens were torn meaning we couldn’t open windows. Overall, the house showed a lot of wear and tear. The freezer door handle was broken. The 1st floor toilet was replaced the day we got there. Cleanliness was mediocre. We rewashed all the dishes. Smells bothersome. Many things cracked/rusted. Cheap dishes, utensils bent. Cooking utensils were plastic. Knives were dull. Propane tank for stove had a valve that was rusted shut. Could not use the grill. We brought out the electric fans (no AC) which were caked in dust. Gross. Overall also

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly appreciate ALL feedback. We are especially appreciative of all the positive things the reviewer had to say! I would like to address the cons though as I am somewhat mystified and understandable at the same time. No doubt, The reviewer did give 3 stars, with working AC he would have given 4/5 for sure. The reviewer complained about the dishware. We have Corelle by corning-ware which I can guarantee you is not cheap and rewashing them seems just a bit anal. We do have a dishwasher and he dishes are checked after each rental. Most of our cooking utensils, and I am assuming he means ladles, turners, flippers and spatulas and the like, are hard molded plastic to protect the cookware so I am not sure what the real issue is there. I use the same in my primary home everyday. As for the dull knives, I should take a look at that. The propane tank is filled about every 3 weeks and is definitely not rusted shut. I really have no idea how this was even possibly an issue. We have a big weber grill! We shampoo rugs 4 times a year and as needed. With 25 people the amount of dirt tracked is exceptional. We vacuum after each rental but if we shampoo the rugs would be wet. Yes we were replacing the toilet when they arrived. With only a four hour window we got it done as fast as we could. I think it is better than an "out of order" sign. This summer has been exceptionally Rainy. Our dehumidifier breaker had tripped unknowingly. We are having a dedicated line put in. Also with the AC not working, and it being an exceptionally hot and humid week, the house was definitely humid. Air conditioners work by removing the humidity in the air. This, with the dehumidifier issue, I can understand the issue they had. The AC unit, as the tenant said, was working when they arrived. I got a call Monday and sent a repairman out right away. He found the fan motor had seized and needed to be replaced. After an exhaustive search i found one in Florida direct from the manufacturer. Unfortunately by that time it was after 3:00 pm and even though it was overnight-ed, it did not arrive till 3;00pm Wed and was installed that before dinner. Again unfortunate but still resolved in the fastest time possible. The error code was simply remote batteries What the reviewer fails to mention is that the first floor air was working fine and we purchased three window units for them to use. We certainly jumped thru as many hoops as we could to fix the situation.
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Third times the charm

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time renting from the Coombes' and our first time in this house. The homes they offer are just amazing and this one is impressive beyond compare. There is so much to do in this house that we found it hard to leave each day for our scheduled plans. Lots of room for everyone we brought and a great time had by all. Thanks again for the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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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
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


Rates & Availability

Blakeslee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 16 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
thanksgiving up to 5 nights
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
winter wknd 3rd night free
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
christmas extra night $200
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
winter wknd 3rd night free
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
spring prom
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Sleep 25
Winter (December 1- March 23),
Winter week-$3150,
Winter weekend $2750,
Winter Holiday weekend - $2850.

Summer (July 1- Labor Day Monday),
Summer week-$3150
Summer weekend- $2650

New Years Eve Rates-$4850.
Winter free extra night begins after the New Years holiday And applies to winter weekends
Extra Night- $200


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Blakeslee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , extra large tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    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
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • 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

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