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5 Bdrm Lakefront Chalet, Hot tub, Air Conditioning, Dock, Beach, Boat, Game Room

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Gouldsboro House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Be sure to go to our website which is listed at the bottom of this page. It has additional photos and information for this home. This 5 bedroom 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 and an indoor pool.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Marlene Kellett
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

5 Bdrm Lakefront Chalet, Hot tub, Air Conditioning, Dock, Beach, Boat, Game Room
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

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

Richard Brabson

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

30th Bday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Needs some work to be done

  • 3 of 5

It is nice house, but needs some renovation: lower lever (game room). The carpet is pretty old and smelly. Especially during cold and rainy nights, when windows have to be closed. Bathroom is smelly as well.

Also ‘the 5th bedroom’ at the same lower level is basically utility room with the curtain separating bed and water heater and I guess some kind of hot tub filtering motor, that produced constant noise making it not possible to sleep. Conclusion: that is a 4 BEDROOM house ! not 5

All of the rest is pretty much as described !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very committed to the comfort of our renters. The downstairs area is partially underground and therefore subject to odors on very damp days when heat or air conditioning is not needed. This particular weekend was rainy and mild. There were 2 dehumidifiers in the downstairs area which help considerably with any moisture related odor problem. We’re wondering if they were used during this rental or possibly turned off. We have since had all the carpets in the house cleaned, including the downstairs carpet. Also, we have installed a high quality air purifier which is quiet and effective. Our plan is to replace the downstairs carpet in the fall of 2015 with flooring that will not absorb odors. All hot tubs make a very low cycling noise as the motor turns on and off to keep the water heated and clean. It is barely noticeable. The motor is attached to the hot tub and is not in the described bedroom. In the 12 years of our owning and renting our home, we have not had another complaint about this noise. Our home was originally designed with 4 bedrooms. However, we did have enough space on the lower level to make a 5th bedroom. This room has a queen sized bed, 2 end tables with lamps, a closet, chair and a window. It is adjacent to a bathroom and the game room. The people who rent with us seem fine with it and we have quite a few people coming back year after year. We are continually updating and upgrading our home to improve its desirability and comfort. During the past 2-3 years, the following improvements have been made : central air conditioning, several new exterior doors, some new ceiling fixtures, a new leather sectional and new coffee table, both in the lower level, new dining room chairs, new flooring on the main living area and 2 beds were replaced with high quality queen sized platform beds. We have been in the process of converting blinds to insulated curtains. The ones in the bedrooms will be blackout so that our guests can sleep late while on their vacation. We are also constantly replacing smaller items like blankets, pillows and their covers, mattress covers, bedspreads, chair pads, etc. Similarly, we are very vigilant about maintaining our home. Our handyman, Glen, has done a terrific job over the years in keeping everything in good working order. Likewise, our cleaning people, Diane and Paul, do a thorough job after each rental to make sure that the house is ready for the next renter.
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Birthday Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I realize this review is very after the fact, however my guests & I have raved about the experience to everyone--and I know how much the reviews on this site helped us to make a decision--so here I am!

I contacted the homeowner via email after reading about them on homeaway.com. They replied within 6 hours & to my delight they had our dates available. The rates were VERY reasonable & I did QUITE a bit of research beforehand. I was planning a weekend getaway for my boyfriend's birthday with 12 of our closest friends. Location was very important for us. Half of us were coming form Philadelphia & the other half from the NYC/CT area so it needed to be easily accessible. The property was located in a lovely gated community and although a couple of us got lost along the way, I'm not convinced it was because it was hard to get to (google maps was spot on!)

You should note the the one aspect they are very strict about is WHO is coming. They require the name, address, & phone number of each guest prior to Check In. The Security Guard at the front gate checked the ID of each passenger in each car. If your name was not on the list, you weren't getting in (which thankfully wasn't an issue for us!) We felt very safe knowing they had this level of security!

Check in time was 4pm Friday & Check out was 1pm Sunday. I asked if it was OK to check out later on Sunday so we could enjoy more of the day and they graciously obliged since there was no one coming in on Monday. This was really helpful! They have a cleaning crew that cleans both the house and the hot tub in between each rental which was included in the cost. There was a security deposit ($500) which they returned, as explained, about a week or two after our stay. The house had just about every amenity we could ask for--including what was most important to me, a stocked kitchen! By this I mean pots, pans, dishes, etc. We, of course, were responsible for bringing our own food, personal items, linens, and towels.

Although the space is a little dated, it has all of the features of the perfect rental property. The views were STUNNING! We've all talked about going back on a weekend when there isn't 2ft. of snow so that we can enjoy the lake which is right out the back door! The hot tub, BBQ grill, and fireplace were absolutely the highlight of the weekend. The homeowners were very accommodating and always responded to my emails timely. I would absolutely recommend them & their property!! A++

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing get away.

  • 5 of 5

It is very rare that I take the time to right a review. I have been fortunate to travel throughout the years and decided to stay local for a weekend getaway. I was eager and nervous to visit the property. Since in a few occasions the listings have not met the physical appearance of locations. However this home exceeded my expectations. The home was very well maintained and immaculate. The views were amazing . I hosted a get together of 12 friends and family and the space was more then enough. The grounds were well kept and there was enough entertainment indoors that we rarely had to leave the home. THe property was easy to get too and the owners did a great job in following up and assuring that we had all the information needed. The neighbors in the grounds were friendly and helpful and I am excited for our next get together at this location.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 3
Philadelphia, PA
5

Beautiful, Spacious, and Plenty to Do!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I (who are in our early 30s) rented the property for a boys weekend of relaxation. Marlene couldn't have been nicer or more responsive to my initial inquiry and many following questions. The house was true to the pictures and the lake even more beautiful even though it was half covered with ice. The property was clean and well taken care of. It has a warm older time feel with all the modern amenities. The hot tub surrounded by beautiful trees is a really special touch. The weekend was a huge success and we didn't once leave the house! I will be renting there again when it is a bit warmer to get the full benefit of the lake and deck.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 3

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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.

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Rates & Availability

Gouldsboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
late November- December
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
winter
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
MLK Holiday weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
Flat fee
 
 
Presidents' Day weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,700
Flat fee
 
 
March-April
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,700
Flat fee
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
Summer
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150

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.

1/3 deposit with signed lease to hold the home. The balance is due 3 weeks before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Gouldsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • There are 2 bathrooms on the upper level. The bedroom with a king bed has it's own private bathroom. Both the 1st and 2nd levels each have a bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft office area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
You will enjoy our new 52' HDTV with numerous cable stations, movie and sports channels, many in HD.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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