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Peaceful, Beautiful Vacation Getaway at Lake Raystown, Pets Ok

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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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: We also offer other amenities that you can add to your stay such as life vests, shopping and catering service. You can even rent a captained 28-foot Regal open bow with a swim deck.

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.

IMPORTANTLY - VRBO does not permit the guest to select particular amenities when requesting a quote; but I can modify your quote upon request. Please let me know if you are interested in any of the following: bringing multiple pets, renting kayaks, renting life jackets, renting a 28-foot open bow Regal boat with a swim deck (captained), or kitchen stocking and/or catering. I will modify your quote and we can move forward from there. This is a serious flaw in VRBO's system, and I have submitted a request for the change. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Faith (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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!


based on 34 traveler reviews

Peaceful, Beautiful Vacation Getaway at Lake Raystown, Pets Ok
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 34 reviews

Great location, well appointed, and close to the lake with several paths for hiking.

  • 5 of 5

We spent six nights over the Labor day weekend. Faith was great with answering all my questions prior to departure. We (50ish) traveled with our daughter and boyfriend (20’s) and our 2-year-old PBGV Zoe. The home was in a great location, close to seven points and a short walk, bike, or drive to the water. The accommodations were clean, neat, and well appointed. The beds were very comfortable providing some serious rest after long days’ outdoors. It is truly a step up from most lake cabins and cottages especially for the price. We cooked most all are meals at the rental. We fished daily from three locations easily reached by bike, walking or driving and biking. Summer heat was not the best for fishing though caught a few small ones. We did enjoy the pool table at night and having TV’s throughout the house was a plus for us sports fans (US Open and NFL). I’d strongly recommend renting a pontoon for boating, fishing, and tubing (Seven Points Marina). The kids rented paddle boards at the Resort one day and had a great time. We also found the Lower Trail (rail trail) one of the nicest biking trails in PA. It is 20 minutes with entry at Williamsburg. We took our dog to the lake every day and on long walks throughout the paths close to the home. She also joined us on the lake with the pontoon boat. Faith arranged kayaks for the week. We got out twice and the kids once. Pretty easy to haul two of them in the back of your SUV to the path which is about 100 yard to the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend at Raystown

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Babette's Lake House August 18-21 2016. We stayed with another couple and there was more than enough room for everyone. The house is beautifully decorated and fully stocked with everything we needed except food and toiletries. I walked down to the lake a few times. According to my fitness app, it was .6 miles. It was a very nice walk, but we weren't able to use the kayaks because we didn't have room for them in the truck and didn't want to beat them up dragging them on the gravel road that far. Next time, we will make sure we bring an empty truck or cart. The kitchen was huge and well appointed, so we ate most of our meals at the house. The house is in a nice, peaceful area but only about 15 minutes from Seven Points Marina. There is also a WalMart nearby (about 8 miles). We can't wait to return! BTW, make sure you print out the directions from the website before you leave home. Mapquest was close but not quite right and I didn't have any service on my phone to access the directions on the HomeAway app.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful get away with all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful vacation home that has everything you'll need and much more. Very close to Aitch boat launch. Great place to stay if you love to fish and enjoy all that Lake Raystown has to offer. My family wI'll return.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bucks County, PA

Another great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Coming to Babette's Lake House has now for 2 summers been a very special and relaxing vacation! Unlike last year, this year's weather was 'so so' and had quite a bit of rain. But have no fear the pool table came to our rescue (and with some pretty stiff competition going on)! We also brought board games, etc. The house is so cozy and well equipped you never feel like you're not 'home'! At the end of each day we took a dip in the hot tub on the screened in porch with the moon light shining on the water......we were always assured a great nights sleep! Faith and Tony are an absolute pleasure to deal with and always great with communication. Don't bother looking to stay anywhere else....THIS is your 'home away from home'.

Sharon & Jim

Doylestown, PA

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin for a weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the spacious yard, large kitchen and multiple gathering spaces for our group of 6. Perfect for a family or couples trip. Thank you faith and Babette!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

House was clean and welcoming. We especially enjoyed the screen porched. We spent the nights out there talking and laughing. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms were beautiful. Looking to rent next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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"A great place for casual for fine dining with a nice bar. Tell Jamie and Mimi we sent you!"
"A great place for casual for fine dining with a nice bar. Tell Jamie and Mimi we sent you!"
"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.


Rates & Availability

James Creek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.

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James Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bath in the master bedroom has a large soaking tub.
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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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