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Peaceful, Beautiful Vacation Getaway at Lake Raystown, Pets Okay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) 4 Kayaks Available for Rent too!

This beautiful, quiet property is adjacent to the Raystown Lake Federal Lands* and in between the Marina and Resort areas. Stroll down a private, quiet country lane to your own entrance to the lake. You can hear the birds singing and the fish leaping out of the water! This is a great entrance for kayaking or just floating on the provided rafts. (We will rent up to 4 kayaks upon request, also.) And a perfect place for a private picnic! More to do can be found here: http://bit.ly/18wgjbh. We also offer other amenities that you can add to your stay such as life vests, grocery stocking, and catering service (you must supply the requested menu for quote).

Just one mile down the road is the Aitch boat launch and fishing pier. A wonderful view of the tree covered mountains surrounds you. Public guided boat tours are available at the Marina and Resort areas.

You will truly enjoy the three HD TVs, the pool table, and the 4-person hot tub.

The master bedroom on the main floor has a queen bed and a large master bath w/ oversized Jacuzzi (non-jetted) tub, separate shower, walk-in closet and Kohler fixtures. This master bedroom has a sliding glass door onto a rear deck w/ beautiful view of the federal lands and a pond where you can frequently find a blue heron looking for fish.

The main floor has dining room & living room w/ gas fireplace. The modern kitchen has every convenience you need including an island w/ a Jenn-Air grill & gas range unit, a side by side refrigerator, built in microwave, built in oven, dishwasher, & garbage disposal. We also supply a drip coffee maker, rice cooker, crock-pot and other kitchen gadgets. This main floor has nice laundry room & separate half bath.

The second-floor loft contains two queen size beds and a large, full-size bathroom with a large shower. A convertible bed is in the living room for additional guests. Despite the number of beds, we will only rent to a maximum of six adults.

There is a screened in 3 seasons room w/ entrance off kitchen & dining room. This home has a heat pump, central air, central vacuum, ceiling fans, skylights & nice attached 26’ x 26' garage.

*Beginning summer 2017, the government is installing a pipeline under the lake and through surrounding lands. This work will run along the boundary of our property. We do not have any information on the timing, or when the work will be active at our house, although we are told the actual laying of the pipeline will only be 1 day at our house. Nonetheless, they have dug the route and it is unsightly. It does not affect our house otherwise, but I think it is fair to tell you. Hopefully, the project will be very quickly completed.

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More Details

Owner
Faith
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Faith

Mom and wife with a beautiful family, cook, blogger, and attorney. Our favorite pastime is to eating, drinking and being merry. Doing it at the lake is a bonus!

Faith purchased this house in 2007

Why Faith chose Pennsylvania

The location provides for a quiet, peaceful stay. This is a 'get-away' property, and if you love wildlife, you can see Eagles, Bobcats, Fox, Deer and many smaller, beautiful critters by just strolling quietly in the woods. Of course, you have to know how to look for them. We love the lake and playing in the water.

What makes this house unique

The hot tub in the three seasons room followed by several rounds of pool while watching the big screen HDTV!

Amenities

James Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bath in the master bedroom has a large soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , The loft, which also has a full bath with shower.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With a full bathroom including a large soaking tub.
  • Queen size Beds (3) One queen in the master bedroom and two queen beds in the loft area.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Walk down a quiet country lane directly into the lake! We also have a captained 28-foot open bow Regal boat, with sun deck, available for rental at $100/hour plus fuel, with a minimum 4-hour day. Guided lake tours, a waterpark and beaches are all available at the Maring and/or the Resort areas.

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Peaceful, Beautiful Vacation Getaway at Lake Raystown, Pets Okay
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful, we loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Memorial Day weekend here with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed the spacious home, the hot tub, the billiard table, and the access to the water down the road. We rented a pontoon boat one day from the marina 10 minutes away and enjoyed spending a day on the lake. We met Tony and he shared local tips with us and we enjoyed getting to know him a little. Faith, his wife, was great to interact with over email and great with communication. Highly recommend this area and this home!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway no matter what the weather is..

  • 4 of 5

I have been renting from home way since 2004. The house was very nice and clean enjoyed the hot tub and the beautiful view. Gas fireplace was nice but the owner didnt reply back with some information we needed as we did not take our pet...and would have liked that fee taken off.. Over all a 4 star stay

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If I missed an email, I apologize, but I also provide both my telephone number and my husband's cell phone number so that you can reach us, anytime, as soon as the house is rented. If you had called either of us, we would have been happy to accommodate your change in plans.
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Such a nice property!

  • 4 of 5

This house was great! My husband and I stayed with 3 friends of ours, and we loved the hot tub and the pool table. We also happened to have beautiful weather on a February weekend, so we were able to take advantage of the huge yard. And Wal-Mart isn't too far for the necessary food run!

Our only issue was that all of the pots and pans were extremely grungey. I e-mailed the owner and she responded within the hour pledging to replace them. Although this did slow down our cooking plans a bit, it was a small inconvenience in what was otherwise a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I must admit, I was unaware that the pots and pans needed to be replaced. The water in our area is extremely hard, so the cookware gets etched (maybe that's the wrong word) with mineral deposits and appears to be older than it is. It happened with our fixtures too, so we installed a water softener and replaced the toilets and showerheads a few years ago. We now have all new, shiny, cookware! I also alway appreciate when guests tell us what concerns them. As with the cookware, it wouldn't have occurred to me automatically, as I rarely cook at that house. We have fantastic guests and I always want all of you to have a lovely time at the house. Kind regards to all, Faith
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Nice house. Nice location. Enjoyed our stay. Would rent house again.

  • 4 of 5

Nice house. Nice location. Enjoyed our stay. Would rent house again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Peaceful, Relaxing Get Away

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for just a few days but couldn't have loved it more! Upon arrival everything was so clean and picturesque. Faith was so unbelievably helpful and was there 24/7 to answer any questions I had. I would 100% rent this house again in the future. HIGHLY recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Mimi's
"A great place for casual for fine dining with a nice bar. Tell Jamie and Mimi we sent you!"
Mimi's
"A great place for casual for fine dining with a nice bar. Tell Jamie and Mimi we sent you!"
BOXERS
"A friendly and casual bar with a large casual menu for lunch or dinner. Best beer selection..."
Lake Raystown Resort, an RVC Outdoor Destination
"A fun waterpark for kids, a restaurant that overlooks the lake (BYO) with outdoor or indoor ..."
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
several in Huntingdon, suggest Boxers
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Huntingdon Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Rt. 26
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Mimi's or Boxers, both in Huntingdon
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Blue Knob
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Raystown Lake: very small beach areas around lake
Car: necessary

Penn State University is 45 miles away, and Lincoln Caverns is within 10 miles. Also, nearby is the Lake Raystown Resort Waterpark, Altoona Curve baseball and Penn State University. An outdoor wedding chapel is beautifully located on Lake Raystown.

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Rates & Availability

James Creek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 8.5%

If you pay by credit card and later cancel, our regular cancellation policy will be in effect, and there will be no refund of any credit card charges that we paid to accept the card. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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