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Peaceful, Beautiful Vacation Getaway at Lake Raystown, Pets Ok

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

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James Creek House Rental Photos and Description

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
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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!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)
Peaceful, Beautiful Vacation Getaway at Lake Raystown, Pets Ok
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 30 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun 3 day weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and had all the furnishings needed. We ate dinner at nearby restaurants but cooked breakfasts at the house. The pool table and hot tub made for some nice evenings. The owners answered any questions I had before going there. I would recommend this house for a nice relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You can travel lighter

  • 5 of 5

No worries about forgetting anything at home. Everything you need is supplied . Just pack your clothes and toiletries and you are good to go. You don't need to pack any food there is a Wal-Mart about 6 minutes away so can get your food there.

The description and pictures are very accurate.This is a beautiful home with quality furnishings. We really enjoyed our stay here.

My only problem was, I pictured a short walk to the lake. We drove our car down the lane to find an overgrown trail. There was a man and two young boys getting ready to fish and he said that it was a bit of a walk to the lake. For some reason I thought we could just walk straight to the lake

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you found the lane overgrown; this is a Corps of Engineer's lake and ever since we've owned the house, the lane was perfectly maintained by the COE. I do apologize if it was overgrown during your stay. I checked it yesterday, July 3 (which was after your stay), and there were two families picnicking lake side so it is now as it usually is, well maintained. I'm wondering if maybe you stopped at the creek (on the right of the road) on the way to the lake? That is private farm property and not regularly maintained for public use, although the owner is quite generous with allowing anyone to walk over it. In any event, my listing indicates a 10 minute walk as that is how long it takes us with our kids and dogs. I find the walk to be a beautiful and peaceful part of experiencing the lake, but I understand that you don't want to be surprised at how long it takes and I apologize for any misgivings. Because the lake is federal land, private homes and docks are not permitted lakeside. It's a personal disappointment, but when you are on the water, the absence of civilization makes the lake a wondrous piece of unspoiled nature. Have a lovely day!
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Very pleasant rental experience

  • 5 of 5

The Lake House was a very well furnished, classy, clean and pleasant place to spend Memorial Day Weekend. Great view from the backyard, fun activities nearby, and a wonderful overall experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You and your party were wonderful guests! I hope your Father had a fantastic birthday. We hope you visit again!
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Beautiful house, very quiet

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife chose this house for our getaway. It didn't cease to disappoint in any way. When we had any questions the owners were very quick to answer. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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