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Charming Poconos Lake & Ski Experience: Zwally's Balconyhaus

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bath, custom built house sleeps ten (eight comfortably)

Zwally's Balconyhaus offers distinctive backdrop to a family vacation, friends reunion, or romantic getaway. The house was designed to accommodate two families with children. Its three bedrooms, and two baths sleeps 10 people, (8 comfortably), and we strive to make your stay feel like home. Modern comfortable furnishings create a cozy an inviting atmosphere around a large stone fireplace. We have a 42' TV in the living room, 32"TVs in the upstairs bedrooms and internet access. Our kitchen has granite counter tops, tile back splash, under mount stainless sink with pull out faucet, and LED lighting. We also have plenty of cookware, knives and other cooking equipment.Our beds are comfortable,our bed treatments are attractive and the larger beds have down comforter and duvets. Our bathrooms are up to date with ceramic tile floors, tile tub surround and shower. Faucets are new and attractive.. Out door dining tables are provided on the front deck and in the back yard. A gas grill and a fire pit are also in the back of the house.

Located In Lake Harmony Estates, our Balconyhaus is just minutes a way from Lake Harmony Estates beach,JackFrost (10 min), Big Boulder (10 min) and Camelback (25 min) ski areas, Hickory Run State Park,outlets at The Crossing and the white water rafting on the nearby Lehigh river and gorge.

Lake Facilities: This property includes use of Lake Harmony Estates private beach and tennis courts. Free parking for the beach is provided adjacent to the beach. The sandy beach has picnic tables in the shade, a volley ball area and a swimming platform. The tennis courts are located just off Wood Street in the woods.

Restaurants : There are several restaurants in Lake Harmony and many in the surrounding areas. Piggy's servers breakfast, lunch and Ice cream in the evening. It has a view of the lake. Terra Cottage also offer great breakfast and lunches and dinner on certain nights. It has an outdoor deck with a view of the lake. Nick's Lake House ,offering casual dining, has great views at sunset.

More Details

JoAnn Zwally
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About JoAnn Zwally

Jay Zwally is a climate scientist that works for NASA.

JoAnn Zwally is an interior designer. We have two married sons and three grandchildren. Our sons spent part of every summer in Lake Harmony and still like to visit. Our grandchildren love it too.

JoAnn Zwally purchased this house in 1969

Why JoAnn Zwally chose Lake Harmony

We were in our late twenties when we discovered Lake Harmony on a visit with my parents and brothers and sisters. It was love at first sight of me(JoAnn). I went out with my mother to the local real estate agent and found the lot. I convinced Jay to buy, and the next year we built the house. We still love it.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Lehigh Valley International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lake House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Split Rock Lodge
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 80 Exit 277
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Piggy's, Terra Cottage, Louis Steak house
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Jack Frost and Bbbbig Boulder
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Lake Harmony Estates Private beach
Car: necessary

Our Pocono get away is located in Lake Harmony and is minutes away from both Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski areas. You are about 10 minutes from either of the 'Big Two' resorts and 25 minutes from Camelback! Purchase a 'Big Two' lift ticket and ski or ride both Big Boulder and Jack Frost resorts. Both feature skiing, snow boarding and snow tubing. Hickory Run State Park is close by for cross country skiers and snowmobiling. In the summer, swim in the lake, use our canoe for fishing or a romantic tour of the lake. The Lake Harmony Area is home to numerous restaurants, from very casual to a New York Steak house. You are twenty minutes from some of the best outlet shopping including Ralph Lauren, Burrberry, Tommy Hilfiger, and Coach to name just a few. The near by Split Rock resort features an annual beer festival, Big Boulder hosts a jazz festival and a wine festival. Pocono Raceway is only a 15 minute drive!


Lake Harmony Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bath - toilet , shower , We just added new vanity, sink, faucets granite counter top.
    Upstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , features tile floor, granite counter top and Kohler faucet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunkroom - 4 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double
    Pull out couch - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeps ten (eight comfortably).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Our living room has a comfortable down- filled sofa and love seat, two comfortable chair one with ottoman and three fexible square tables. The big stone fireplace has been converted to gas. We have 10 chairs scattered throughtout the house. Our kitchen is well supplied with pots and pans, mixer, cuisinart food processor, coffee grinder, blender, ice bucket and peppermill.. We have Dansk' Generations' dishes and nice stainless for 10 people plus, assorted glasses including wine and cocktail glasses and placemats. In the bedrooms (except the bunk room) nighttables and lamps are on both sides of the beds. We provide pillows, comfortors, extra blankets, tub mats and bath rugs. On our deck we have a large round glass table,four chair, ottoman and lounge. In the back we have a covered container for camp fires and a picnic table.


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Charming Poconos Lake & Ski Experience: Zwally's Balconyhaus
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

This home is an affordable getaway for friends and family. I liked that it was located so close to the lake with a canoe available for use. The home is charming and well kept by the owners, the pictures on the website are true to the location. This is truly your home away from home with the available amenities which are not always available on other properties.

The owners are very accommodating and friendly. I would recommend this property to my friends and family and will probably use this property in the future again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Poconos Get-Away Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Balconyhaus this past Memorial Day weekend. The location was secluded enough to give us a serene, quiet, atmosphere, while being close to several restaurants, and a short walk from the beach and lake areas. The house was clean, and well stocked with kitchen supplies and bedding. We used the grill both nights - grill utensils provided. We were a group of 5, and had plenty of leisure area in the spacious living room, dining room, and bedrooms. The house is just a short drive away from Jim Thorpe. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

excelent property

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I really appreciate it. JoAnn
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Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend with family and friends at this wonderful location. Owners were awesome to deal with and would recommend to anyone looking for a Lake Harmony rental as you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming house

  • 5 of 5

This was a charming house in a beautiful setting, exactly like the pictures show. Everything was clean and it has all the necessities you need for your stay. Two full bathrooms, lots of windows and a gas fireplace. We would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 children and 4 adults stay in this beautiful and accomodating home over President's weekend. The pictures on this site do not do this home justice and we were very happy with our surroundings. When we arrived at the home we found everything we needed to ensure a comfortable stay and took advantage of the lovely fire place. The children even got to make smores from the comfort of the indoors because it was extremely cold outside, but we didn't notice thankfully because the heat was working well. The location of the house was perfect because we were so close to H20 for the kids and then we went to Big Boulder for some skiing and snow tubing. Dinners were lovely at the large table and everyone had a great time. We were definitely sad to go and hope to make it back to the Zwally's Balconyhaus this summer to enjoy the lake.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

PA 6%, Carbon Co.3% $54
Cleaning fee $85

Holiday rates are higher. New Years( Dec. 31 to Jan 1) $600.00 per night. Martin Luther King and Presidents weekend are (3 days) $800.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.