Beautiful home located in Towamensing Trails, just a very
short walk to the lake and clubhouse, and only 5 miles from Big
Boulder, Split Rock and Jack Frost ski resorts. A private vacation
spot offering a crystal clear 192 acre stocked lake, with boat
rentals available.There is a sandy beach, outdoor lakefront swimming
pool, clubhouse with game room and pool tables, restaurant, bar
and outside deck overlooking lake, tennis and basketball courts. For
the kids, there is a playground and kiddie pool. Area is patrolled
with 24-hour security.The game room features a dart board, air
hockey, pool table, and many kids games. Our home is centralized
among many area attractions which include Big Boulder, Split Rock
and Jack Frost, Camel Back, Hickory Run State Park, Dorney Park, Jim
Thorpe, The Crossings Outlets, Lake Harmony, Paintball, Whitewater
Rafting, Pocono Raceway and Pocono Mountain Festivals.
Other Activities: Towamensing (stocked with Trout and Bass), Beach Volleyball, Outdoor Waterparks (Camelbeach and Shawnee), Indoor Waterpark (Big Boulder), Bushkill Falls, Paintball, Pocono Playhouse Theater, Penn's Peak, Pocono Raceway (NASCAR), Towamensing Trails, Clubhouse (With Food and Bar Service, Outside Deck Overlooking Lake, And Game Room), Children's Playground. Slot machines at Pocono Downs racetrack (Mahegan Sun), Casino 'Sands'.
I stayed at this house from November 21st to November 23rd and I couldn’t have been happier. The place is very cozy and well decorated. The kitchen has everything you need to make a meal. I stayed there with my family and it has a big backyard for the kids to play. The house has cable for the kids to watch cartoons and for adults to enjoy a nice movie night. Absolutely would recommend this house to anyone.
On our arrival, we commenced to cleaning. Not sure if this property stays locked up but we had to remove cobwebs and dust. In the hallway bathroom the shower had black mold, which I had to go out to purchase a bottle of mold armor and a box of damp rid. I think that alone defeated the statement of low allergen environment. The master bathroom has a mold problem as well. I have a daughter and grandson who suffer with asthma. I suffer from acute sinusitis. Might I suggest that the septic tank be inspected because their was an odor throughout our stay in both bathrroms. There are no over head lights in any of the room. Lights were provided by small lamps and the bulbs kept blowing. We purchased bulbs. My parents, in their late 70's, were in the master bedroom. The bed had no boxspring. The mattress was laid across wooden slats. The chest of drawers were filled with the owners belongings. Yes there's a closet but it's summer, who hangs up shorts?! The bed in the 2nd room had a dip in the middle causing uncomfortable sleeping. The 3rd bedroom provided the bunk bed which after taking pillows from the couch helped. It's a good thing Our party was only 7 because if 2 other guest did come their option for sleeping would've been the couch or the floor. The sleep sofa/futon is non-existent.I believe it had been replaced by the sectional (that by the way is the "4th" bedroom) The screen to the patio continuously came off the track to the point we just gave up and went in and out through the main door. One of the burners on the stove was unusable, it was not there. The plate was missing. Overall if it were not for the beautiful, quiet scenery and the fact that we'd paid (the saying you get what you paid for comes to mind) our trip was a bust. To add insult to injury, we had to wait almost 2 weeks for our security deposit (NEVER happened before, 3 business days TOPS). We go on vaction EVERY year and use Homeaway.com for the last 7 years, this is the FIRST time that a paypal fee was taken from our security deposit. It advertises on the home page NO HIDDEN FEES. The owners contract says the security is for to offset any loss and/or damage received. The owner made a come up on the cleaning, mold disposal and lightbulbs. I'm happy to report that this is my families FIRST nightmare experience. I pray we never have to deal with a situation like this again.
My friends and I were looking for an affordable house to rent for New Year's party. We looked at many houses before we picked this one, here is why: the owner Rimma was nice and sweet, she provided all information about the rental property and rental process. The entire process of renting/signing a contract was easy and relaxing. The rent amount was much less than other owners asked. We paid security deposit, got it back after a cleaning crew cleaned the house. The house was nice, clean, warm, enough space for 9 people. We loved the fire place and overall the place looks cozy and comfortable. I was happy to deal with honest and reliable owner Rimma. I definitely recommend this owner and this house for others. I will also rent it again next year and on summer.
The positive is this house is in a very nice area. Security patrols it and is very clean. Even the deer are friendly and barely flinch as you drive by . And the fireplace was nice and large .
A few negatives are even though it says 'cable' tv, you only have 10 channels. It's what our cable provider calls antenna service. It's what you get if you had no cable at all but with a clearer picture. ...well being that the tv has a huge blue 6" wide stripe going down the left hand side of the tv, it's not that clear. Probably no big deal if you plan on skiing all week but for me , I like to relax inside for my vacations. Which leads me to the sofa. It's two futons which are unbearable to sit on. The metal frame is easily felt on your tush and very uncomfortable. I had to put the second sofas cushion on top of the first sofas cushion just to be able to sit without getting sore.
The front screen is broke and will not slide open without coming off the track so don't go out on the porch through that door
The master bedroom bed is awful. I laid down in the middle and literally rolled to the right side of the bed unwillingly ! Luckily thats the side I like to sleep on but I'm sure will be horrible for couples or those who like the middle of the bed.
I was alone so I can't speak for the other beds.
Also I'm used to giving a deposit over the phone and paying when I receive my key but everything is paid up front since the owner doesn't live near by nor have anyone there to accept the money . Lock box deal. But that still went well.
I definitely can't recommend this place nor will I rent there again .
Our party had such a wonderful experience here. Its a quiet and peaceful community. Its the perfect getaway. We loved this house and highly recommend it to anyone. We definitely will be staying here again very soon.
May1 thru Jun 20-weekends rate is $550; Jun 20 thru Aug 29 weekends rate is $750.
Security Deposit is $250 (refundable). The prices are valid for the group up to 8 people. No cleaning fee. Full access to the amenities in the community. Wi-Fi is provided. Must be 21 years old to rent.
Check-in time-4 PM, check-out-12 PM.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.