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SKI-IN SKI-OUT, 2-HD Game Theaters,3-HOT TUBS,Sauna,Limo GolfCart,Ski Slope View

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 4,057 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms plus sofa, chaise and inflatable mattress in theater, sleeps 14 to 18

Location: Poconos, Northeastern Mountains, Pennsylvania, USA (Slope-side next to lodge, pool, water slides etc on Ski-Big Bear Mountain).

Castle like, grand house (Built 2008 & Remodeled In 2016) with 2 theaters, 3 Jacuzz's, Sauna, Game Room, Play Station 3, X-Box, Wii, Computer, Hi speed internet, designer furniture, ultra high-end surround sound, 25 speakers, 5 plasmas, Play Hi-Def Games, Movies and TV on the 14 feet drop-down TV/movie screen in living room and a 12' screen in the theater, 3 Jacuzzis, pool, bubble hockey, Pro Kitchen with 4' wide Tapan-Yaki griddle, just like in a Japanese steak house.

Closest home to the brand-new ski & pool lodge, which is adjacent to the tennis courts, swimming pool, country store, restaurant, bar, playground, basketball, tennis courts. There is also a community boating lake, beach, fitness center and equestrian center and a 6 seat limo golf cart comes with the home.

Twin master bedrooms, baths and showers have built in stereos.

A Very Special Estate: Welcome to Himmlischer Chateau (Heavenly Home), where the dream, group vacation experience comes together through the eyes of an award-winning developer and theme park designers. Himmlischer is more than a house – it is an entertainment venue purposely designed for groups of all ages. This may well be the nicest house for rent in the Poconos but why take our word for it, click the web site link at the bottom and read our customer reviews.

Location Details: Location

Himmlischer is located at the top of a private four season community complex, offering year round activities. The lodge, restaurant, bar, food market, pool, tiki bar, waterslides, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and bocci ball courts are right next to the house at the lodge. You won't get run over while teaching your kids how to ski here and you park just once and ski-in and out the whole week or use our 6 passenger custom limo golf cart to get around in spring, summer, and fall. There is also a fitness center, beach, horseback riding, fishing, boats and sport courts to use. A spa with indoor pool, golf, rafting, canoeing, paintball, Eagle Institute observation area, museums, miniature golf, go carts, batting cages antiquing and family fun park are all minutes away.

House Design: The center piece of the top floor is a commercial, Tapan-Yaki steak house kitchen and nicer furniture and cabinets than I have in my own home. Before drafting the house, we blueprinted the fun for every activity and part of our think-tank process was considering where adults and children of each age group would congregate. Adults savor the top floor most often and teenagers congregate in the game room. We put plasma TV’s and DVD players in 3 of the bedrooms so that parents can put cartoons on for toddlers.

The first floor was designed for families with the youngest children in mind. Since they are usually the first to wake up and go to the game room theater, everyone else above them can still get some sleep. We also recognized how hard it can be to get kids to eat when they are having fun, so we put an extra kitchen on this level and a card table.

Every conceivable thing that you will do here, we have done at other rentals and brainstormed about making it better.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

A number of college friends and I are mother's of middle school aged children. We decided we needed a break and rented this beautiful house for a few days as a last minute get-away. We had a lovely time. The accomodations were great and we spent our time relaxing - the hot tub on the upstairs porch with a great view contributed to our relaxing - and we left rejuvenated and refreshed. The owners built this house to be enjoyed - they thought of everything that would make this happen. Thanks!
May 2017
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Lackawaxen Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4057 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , master w view of slopes
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , master w view of slopes
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • Both identical master bedrooms have identical master baths with his and her vanities, view of slopes, glass block showers and stereos Click on the photo-show link to see photos of all the bedrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , master
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk above &trundle below
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Cart
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Amenities that may need repair during your stay Our dream homes have a great deal of electronics and equipment such as hot tubs, computers, wireless routers, theaters, cable TV, bubble hockey, TVs, stereos, fireplaces, etc. These items receive about 20 times the use of products in a typical home. In many ways our homes are like an amusement park that may occasionally have an attraction that is out. We buy quality items, keep them maintained and buy service contracts on them but we do not guarantee them and unfortunately they are not immune to breakdowns and occasionally need repairs. We keep spares of some items, call repairmen immediately, but will NOT provide refunds if an amenity is not working due to circumstances beyond our control. INTERNET SPEED We buy the fastest internet speeds available but since our homes are in remote locations, it will be slower than you are used to at home and others in your party may have to log off to stream audio and video simultaneously.


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SKI-IN SKI-OUT, 2-HD Game Theaters,3-HOT TUBS,Sauna,Limo GolfCart,Ski Slope View
average rating of 4.869565 based on 47 reviews

wonderful place for getting together

  • 5 of 5

THis is such a beatutiful house with everything you need to live in and have fun with your friends. Perfect place to stay away from the city and enjoy the peaceful life. It is so nicely renovated and have full equipment for entertainment.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2008
  • Stayed: April 2008
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Lansdowne, PA

Beautiful Home in an Incredible Community

  • 5 of 5

Our group looks for a great house once a year for a respite away from the city. This year we were lucky enough to find this home and it turned out to be the best stay we've had over 5 years of planning this trip.

The home is gorgeous and quite large. For a large group of us, 16 adults, we were all always comfortable and easily spread out throughout the home.

An added bonus, the community is beautiful as well. Everyone we encountered, including the wandering families of deer, were very kind and welcoming. If you have the opportunity to stay here, definitely do so!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The picture doesn't do any justice. The place was 10x's nicer than the pictures!!! I had an amazing time and love every inch of the house. I would book this house all over again!!Thank you Nancy and Scott!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful Weekend Getaway!!!

  • 4 of 5

Large House, With Room To Spare. me And My Family And Friends Enjoyed Our Weekend Here Immensely. Fully Intend To Return For A Longer Stay. Property Manager Was Helpful And Easy To Get In Touch With. I Have Nothing But Great Things To Say.

Thank You For A Lovely Weekend.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Great House for a Relaxing Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

A group of ten friends met together at Himmlischer for a few days of fun. We had a great time at this beautiful house. It was clean and comfortable for all of us with lots of room to go off for some alone time to read a good book. We were able to enjoy cooking together in the large kitchen and then relax over our meal at the large dining table. We especially liked watching movies on the big screen. It was great to be able to recharge in the peaceful surroundings. Thanks for allowing us to rent your property.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place was fabulous for our last minute friends and family get away. It has been recently refurbished giving it a new home feel. We had a fun vacation with our multi-age group. Our kids had plenty to occupy them inside and out in this wooded setting. It was great to see them disconnect a bit and enjoy nature and some physical activities. The house was so comfortable and the huge deck provided a quiet place to get some pleasure reading done while still enjoying the outside. Everything was in tip-top shape, and we easily able to use all of the in-house electronics on the one rainy day we had. We used kayaks on the nearby lake and also went fishing, with our youngest showing great excitement with her first catch. The kitchen was spacious and allowed us to enjoy meal preparation and eating together which was a great luxury for our families, which for most of the year are on the go none stop. I happen to love the peacefulness that a beach setting in July does not provide. We are talking about planning a return visit in the winter for skiing and just plain enjoying the company of each other. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Scranton, Pa
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
next to house at lodge and pool
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Next to house at ski and summer pool lodge
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
In the same community
Car: not necessary



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Community & Admin fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $800

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund