About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
This 5 bedroom lakefront home is in the heart of the Pocono Mountains and only minutes away from year-round activities including skiing, water sports, golf, casinos, historical sites, fun parks and much much more. This 3 level home comfortably sleeps 12. The key features of this home are a sweeping cathedral ceiling, wood-burning fireplace, air conditioning, outdoor hot tub, barbeque, private beach and dock and rowboat. There is plenty of outdoor seating. There are breathtaking views from the 700 ft square foot deck overlooking the 100 acre lake, as well as from the 8 1/2ft Dining Room table, loft, the dock, and the screened in porch. This property is in a gated community on Big Bass Lake. You’ll be within a 3/8 mile walk to the family picnic area and private beach. The community has many amenities, including an olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, kiddy pool and an indoor pool. Amenity use passes must be purchased for renters age 13 and above only if the amenities are being used. Parking is free.
Bedroom setup is: Top floor: master bedroom has a king bed plus private full bath, 2nd bedroom has queen bed and 1 set of bunk beds (top twin, bottom full) with bathroom, 2nd floor (kitchen level): 3rd bedroom with queen bed, 4th bedroom has 2 twin beds with full bath in between the bedrooms; 1st level: 5th bedroom with queen bed with half bath next to it. There is a futon on the mezzanine (top level) and 2 futons in the living room. There is a pull out sofa in the game room with full bed.
Renters are required to sign a lease and fill out a BBL rental application. You will be issued a registration number which will make it easy for you to enter the community.
NO PROM GROUPS. Renters must be 25 years old. Children with parents/grandparents are also welcome.
Maximum occupancy is 12 people, This number includes children.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Marlene Kellett
My husband and I have been married for 42 years and had 2 children who are both adults. We live in Columbia, Maryland which has allowed us to make frequent visits to our vacation home. For many years we have been in business together. We owned an adult education business, mail order business and also were printing brokers. Since 2003, I have been managing and renting our Big Bass Lake home which is now our only business. It has been a 'labor of love' and it is our pleasure to provide a rustic, comfortable home to our renters, many of whom come back year after year.
Marlene Kellett purchased this House in 2003
Why Marlene Kellett chose Covington Township
My husband and I searched for months (In Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Florida and Pennsylvania) for a vacation home that would be a nice second home for us. It would also have to be attractive to other people so that we could rent it out to help defray the costs. We knew instantly that our Big Bass Lake home was the right one and put in an offer on the same day we saw it. It was a large, rustic, comfortable home, with a very desirable position on the lake. We loved the house, the setting, the view and the Big Bass Lake community. We found the community to be first class with amenities that would appeal to everyone. We also liked the fact that our home was located close to the heart of the Poconos. It offers the best of both worlds – a pristine, quiet, safe community which celebrates nature, not far from so many ‘things to do’ for us and our renters.
What makes this House unique
Our home is located on the east shore of the lake with a panoramic view. The sunsets over the lake are gorgeous! We also have the best dock on the lake (with seating), a sandy area for children’s play and seating as well as an area to launch our boat. The community has a very natural, country feel to it with lots of mature trees, natural grasses, shrubs and large yards. Parking is ample (both in our driveway) and in our own off-the-street space in front of our home. There is also parking at the beach and pool/clubhouse complex. Our beach and pool are close enough so that you can walk there. Our home is spacious with several ‘common areas’. The 5 bedrooms are roomy and comfortable. Our beds are good quality and we have lots of them! There is unlimited hot water as we have a ‘pass through’ system. The kitchen is generously stocked with dishes, glass ware, utensils, pots and pans, serving platters and bowls, etc. Our air conditioner is very quiet and will provide you with 30,000 BTU’s of power. Seating in our dining room/kitchen will accommodate a large group. The game room has a professional quality pool table, air hockey and a huge TV with many premium channels. Of course, we have Wifi as well. Telephone reception is good.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stayed for a weekend. Very clean, beautiful property and nice view. A little windy when we were there on the lake, but still had a lot of fun fishing. Owners are very easy to get in touch with as well. Thanks
Beautiful and Cozy House
This house was amazing! A large group of us were looking to get out of the city for an extended weekend and this was the perfect spot. The hot tub was amazing and fit a good amount of people. The game room was one of the best things about the house - pool table, board games, and we hooked up our nintendoo switch the tv for video games. Rooms were all cozy and very clean. Kitchen was big and had all the appliances you could ever need. Will definitely look into renting this house again. Marlene is great at communication and let me know all the details of the house before we got there and we had no problems getting in. Thanks for an amazing stay! :)
Exactly how it is explained. Very spacious, clean and a beautiful view. Thank you!
I've stayed in a variety of vacation homes around the world and this is definitely one of the best. It's well kept, the location is amazing, and the views are beyond beautiful. The pictures don't even do this home justice. I'm definitely coming back.
10 years strong!
I organize a trip to Big Bass Lake every year. This year was the tenth year in a row we have stayed at the Kellett's house! It goes without saying that we all absolutely love this house. It is very big and clean, has all of the needed amenities, lots of comfortable sleeping space, and is situated on a great part of Big Bass Lake. I hope we continue to rent here for another ten years - it's my favorite 4 days of the year!
30th Bday Weekend
I decided for my 30th I wanted to get a house with 10 other of my closes friends and sweetie. We had such a great time. In the winter they have snow tubing and an indoor pool you can use relatively close for a small fee. We enjoyed the fully stocked kitchen and the hot tub I'm the middle of the winter was beautiful. I definitely want to go back when we could actually use the boat and the dock. The owner was responsive and very nice. I have recommended this property to a few people who also are happy.
This home is situated at one of the highest points in the Poconos, 2100 feet above sea level. Excellent cell phone reception. The scenic beauty of the Pocono Mountains is breathtaking. This area boasts over 2,400 square miles of wooded mountains and valleys, over 150 lakes, rushing rivers and some of the best waterfalls in the east. Driving Distance From Major Metropolitan Areas (in hours) -- Baltimore, MD: 3, Boston, MA: 5, Buffalo, NY: 4, Cleveland, OH: 5 ½: Concord, NH: 5 ½, Hartford, CT: 3, New York, NY: 1 ½, Philadelphia, PA: 1 ½, Pittsburgh, PA: 4 ½, Washington DC: 3 ½.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change. Please contact us for holiday rates as they are higher than our standard rates. The refundable security fee is $500 per rental. For all rentals, we pay to clean the hot tub which is available all year long. We rent to families with children as well as adult groups age 25 and up.