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Lakefront Chalet w/ Hot Tub, Boat, Dock & Game Room

Gouldsboro, PA, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • 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.


Marlene Kellett

Member Since 2004
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 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 right in the middle of the lake, so there is 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Queen bed, plus 1 set of bunk beds
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen
      • Loft office area
        1 sleep sofa /futon


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 4
        • 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.

        Location Type

          • Lake
            Out lake is 100 acres and is stocked with fish. There is a community beach a short walk away from our home, with lifeguard, picnic tables and playground. You can also rent small craft boats there.
          • Lake View
          • Lakefront
            We are on the east shore of Big Bass Lake and get the sunsets. Our dock (with seating) stretches into the lake and gives you a beautiful panoramic view of the entire lake
          • Ski-In
            The Big Bass Lake community has it's own family ski area, as well as tubing and ice skating. All this is within 5 minutes of our home.
          • Ski-Out
            Our home is closes to skiing, including Camelback which is about 25 minutes away.
          • Waterfront
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        The fireplace is wood burning. We supply the wood.
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        There are 3 sources of heat in the house - electric baseboard heat with a thermostat in each room, 2 propane wall heaters and a wood burning fireplace with insert. We supply the wood.
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Maps
                      • Parking
                        Free parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Our driveway can accommodate several cars. We also have an off-the-street parking space directly in front of our home which will accommodate 2-3 cars, depending on size.
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Free Wifi
                      • Wood Stove
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                The dining room table accommodates 10 people. There are 2 small tables which can be put next to it to seat more people. The kitchen counter has seating for 4 people.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                    There is a pool table and air hockey game as well as a huge HDTV in the game room (with seating as well).
                                  • Games
                                    There are several board games in the house for different age levels.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Pool Table
                                    The pool table is full sized and of high professional type quality.
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable programming for all 3 TV's/
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    There are 3 TV's in the house, including a 56' HDTV with many stations, including several premium channels.


                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane grill. We supply the propane.
                                      • Balcony
                                        The balcony has a futon sofa bed, desk with chair and large closet. The balcony faces the large picture windows which provide a view of the lake.
                                      • Boat Dock
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        A huge wrap-around deck, plus a screened in porch. All with seating. There is a picnic table on the deck.
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Golf
                                        There are nearby golf courses.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        You can rent small craft boats during the summer at the nearby beach.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Boat
                                        A row boat with 700 pound capacity. Life jackets of different sizes are available.
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        The Big Bass Lake community has it's own family ski and tubing area which is available to renters.
                                      • Tennis
                                      • Tennis Court
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                The outdoor olympic sized pool is heated. There is also a kiddy pool in the same vicinity. The beach is within walking distance and features a playground, picnic tables and boat rentals.
                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Operates year round. The hot tub is set into the deck which faces the lake.
                                              • Indoor Pool
                                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                              • Outdoor Pool


                                                  • 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
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting


                                                                  • You will enjoy our new 52' HDTV with numerous cable stations, movie and sports channels, many in HD. Big Bass Lake is stocked and you are welcome to fish there.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    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.

                                                                    14 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Beautiful Home

                                                                    Rick B.

                                                                    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

                                                                    Beautiful and Cozy House

                                                                    Jessica A.

                                                                    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! :)


                                                                    Yisel P.

                                                                    Exactly how it is explained. Very spacious, clean and a beautiful view. Thank you!

                                                                    Lovely Stay

                                                                    sarah k.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Eugene H.Philadelphia Area

                                                                    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

                                                                    Victoria F.

                                                                    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.


                                                                    Gouldsboro, PA, USA

                                                                    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

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Damage Deposit

                                                                    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.

                                                                    14 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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