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Luxurious Lake Front Home

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Blakeslee House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 4 +1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 10 Queen size Murphy bed in lower level.

There are three bedrooms, each with their own attached bathroom on the main level of the home. There is an additional powder room on this level. There is a great room with a gas fireplace. Each bedroom has its own television.

The lower level has been finished to include a spacious sitting room with gas fireplace, two queen size Murphy beds and a full bathroom with rain shower. The new washer and dryer can also been found in this area. Adjoining the living room is a large games room with fooseball and air hockey tables. The patio with large fire pit can be accessed from this level.

The master bathroom and main floor powder room have just been remodelled. The master bathroom now boasts a walk in shower 6' long with rain shower and body jets

Air conditioning has been added to the living room and the third bedroom.

The deck has been enlarged to almost double it's size to accommodate a 7 seater hot tub with stereo sound.

Close to Interstate 80, 81 and the NE Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Close proximity to skiing, white water rafting and many more outdoor activities. 15 minutes from outlet shopping. Midway between New York City and Philadelphia in the heart of the Pocono Mountain

Luxurious lake front home situated in the heart of the Poconos. Ideal for a romantic getaway for two or a family vacation. Close to three major highways it is easily accessible from wherever you may be. Our home is in a private community. If you want family style dining or big city style we can offer you both. You will never be bored as there are endless activities which you can engage in such as skiing, fishing, gambling and if shopping is what you like to do best, take advantage of Pennsylvania's tax free shopping at the Crossings Outlet Mall.

If you just want to relax, sit back and enjoy the wonderful variety of wild life right in our back yard. If you are really lucky you might even get to see a bear. So, come join us, you won't be sorry. It won't be hard to relax on our extended deck especially while sitting in the new 7 seater hot tub which has built in iPod dock and stereo sound.

Enjoy a relaxing shower in the outdoors or play a little air hockey or foose ball in the newly made games room. You can choose to sit in the mail floor living room or relax downstairs in the newly created sitting room with fireplace.

We also have many other attractions close by including Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes Barre where you can also enjoy harness racing.

NASCAR racing in June and July.

The Wine Festival in June.

PNC Field where you can enjoy baseball and the Toyota Pavilion at the Montage Mountain where you can see live shows from top performing artists.

Mohegan Sun Arena, Arena Plaza, Wilkes Barre for Penguins Ice Hockey, Pioneer Indoor Football as well as live shows from top artists.

Now accepting Paypal. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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based on 42 traveler reviews

Luxurious Lake Front Home
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 42 reviews
New York

New Years Escape

  • 4 of 5

We had the best time at Cynthia's beautiful home over New Years weekend. The house itself was super relaxing and cute and the area is also great. Very close to great skiing and dining! Cynthia was also a pleasure to deal with - very thoughtful, accommodating and friendly. Highly recommended for a weekend getaway away from the city!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures do not do justice

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at few different properties found through Home Away and this was the best so far. I do not usually put much stock in reviews since owners can remove any unfavorable comments. You can trust the reviews for this property though.

The house is quite large and the deck is massive. There is easily enough room for three families. Everything was very clean and even better than the online photos.

Cynthia was very accommodating of my (numerous) questions and even had a nice gift welcoming us on arrival. Security return was also prompt after our stay.

Unfortunately, we were a little hampered by the water level of the lake (water did not come close to reaching the dock in the back yard) but we were able to take a short walk down the street to enjoy fishing near the playground.

Only suggestion I could offer for making this set up even better would be to add a TV in the downstairs sitting area. That space is really nice but went unused because of lack of TV.

All in all, I'm positive you will not be disappointed choosing this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cliff, I shall take your recommendation for a tv in that room into consideration. Cynthia
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Great time on a beautiful property!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to Blakeslee, PA for a girls weekend in the middle of the summer. Though the weather was a little rainier than we would have liked, it did not put a damper on our weekend. We were able to utilize the beach, the lake, the hot tub, the spacious decks, the grill...everything we had hoped to use. The homeowner, Cynthia, was so kind and accommodating. Not only did she leave us a lovely little surprise upon check in, but she was readily available to give suggestions and answer questions. The bedrooms were great, the kitchen had everything a traveler could need (and more), and the games in the basement were a great addition. We also saw lots of wildlife right out back! I would book this again in a heartbeat. Overall, the pictures don't do it justice; this was a fabulous place to stay. Great customer service, very clean, quiet, private, relaxing, everything I could want. Thank you, Cynthia; I hope to come back again some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lauren for your wonderful review. I have made many upgrades to my home since I posted those pictures so it's time to change them I think. Some of the upgrades were in response to suggestions from my guests so I'm glad to see that they are being well received.
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Family Fishing Trip With Grandpa

  • 5 of 5

Our family flew in from Dallas, Texas to celebrate my father-in-laws 80th birthday. We decided to stay at Cynthia's beautiful house so our three kids could do some fishing with grandpa in the area. Let me start by saying, I really appreciated how quickly Cynthia responded to ALL my questions. She worked with me on scheduling and offered suggestions on where I could purchase fishing rods and get fishing licences. The house was just PERFECT!!! We arrived to find a beautifully designed, clean house with everything in place. There was even a lovely bottle of wine chilling in the fridge. The beds were super comfortable with clean, soft linens , plenty of towels were put out, and the modern bathrooms were spectacular. The rain showers were great after a day swimming at the lake. The Jacuzzi was so much fun... all ready to go, simple to use. The fire pit was just right for making smores.The house had air conditioners in every room and the kitchen was well equipped. When the kids weren't on the lake in the canoe or playing soccer in the massive backyard, they were happy playing away in the game room. We had a few visitors too...7 deer, 2 wild turkeys and a couple foxes. Needless to say, we had a blast!! My family travels a lot and I rely on reviews when I book book with confidence!! Can't go wrong with Cynthia's lovely lakefront home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Stay a little longer next time.
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  • 4 of 5

The house was very nice and clean. Everything that we needed was there. The master bathroom was a dream. The hot tub we all enjoyed and sitting outside at night with the fire pit was a dream. The kids and grandfather loved the canoe and the house had the nicest backyard, plenty of room to play frisbee or whatever. The beach was a walk away and we had our own fishing pier.

My favorite was the wildlife. The deer would come up and let us feed them which was a thrill for me.

Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and Tranquil

  • 4 of 5

I will admit that I threw caution to the wind because I rely on reviews and only seeing 1 for the Summer had me wondering. I'm glad I did. Our group was 10 people total and we had enough room where it didn't feel like 10 at all. Cynthia was pretty available most of the time we were there. The welcome bottle IS a nice touch and much appreciated with all the stress to make the trip there, thanks Cynthia. Small issues were addressed quickly by Cynthia's nearby Handyman "Barry" who was very professional/helpful and friendly. The deer that visited was actually nice to see even though we have our own where we live, Pocono deer are more friendly lol Don't feed them just enjoy watching them. We used the canoe and our own kayaks throughout the day every day and the boys loved using the floatinig dock at the beach side. My boy's ages range from 12-20 and everyone was happy staying in the Community without having to venture off. Nature is so nice in the Poconos so bring your camera. I truly appreciated the towels in addition to linens. We brought towels not realizing that the owner suppliies this. Things that don't always come with a rental, the owner did supply as a "just in case"/courtesy and they were also appreciated.

It's chilly at night so bring some warm clothes to wear when out at the fire pit. We used the hot tub as much as we could. Everyone should rinse off or make sure not to wear lotions in the hot tub cause it creates a problem :-(

I suggest bringing things like paper plates, napkins, plastic forks/knives/spoons and cups for your outdoor dining like we did, clean up is lickitee split!

So there ya have it, the most recent review. I doubt you'll be disappointed if you rent this home.

Debbie S.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lehigh Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Split Rock
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Terra Cottage
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

It doesn't matter what time of year you come to the Poconos as there is always something fun to do. During the winter months most people come for the many ski resorts but you can also enjoy many other forms of outdoor activities. If downhill skiing isn't your thing how about cross country skiing, ice fishing, snow tubing or snow boarding. Too cold for you, what about outlet shopping at the Crossings Factory Outlet Mall, Gambling at Mohegan Sun.

Enjoy natures beauty in the fall a great time to go hiking or biking.

During the summer months there are a myriad of things to see and enjoy, We have the Pocono 500 in August and Nascar racing in June.We have festivals galore:

The Wine Festival

The Blues Festival

The Garlic Festival

The Jazz Festival


There are shows and plays every weekend.

Then of course there is white water rafting. So many things they can't all be mentioned. Come join us.

Other Activities: white water rafting, sky diving, casino's harness racing

Golf: Pocono Mountain Resort approx 15 miles. Wilkes Barre Golf Club 20 miles.

Stone Mountain golf resort approx 8 miles.

Split Rock resort 1.5 miles

Ski: We are surrounded by Ski areas. the closest are Jack Frost and Big Boulder which are about 5 minutes away, literally round the corner. We also have Elk Mountain, CamelBack (which becomes a water park in the summer) and Snow Mountain.


Rates & Availability

Blakeslee House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Valentines weekend
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Day weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Community fees vary $25
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $150

Development fee $50.00 and $100 depending on length of stay. Linens $50. Cleaning fee $150.00
The following holidays are a minimum 3 night booking.
Presidents Day weekend
Memorial Day
Raceway (both of them

Labor Day w/e
New Year
Rates for these weekends is $1750 includes cleaning, linens and community fees.Security deposit is also required at the time of lease signing. Maximum 10

Security deposit is due at lease signing All other payments are payable in full 60 days prior to arrival, 90 if using paypal

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Blakeslee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , rain shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • All the bedrooms have their own attached bathroom on the main level. There is also a separate half bath on the main level. The lower level now boasts a new bathroom with rain shower. There is also an outdoor shower with rain shower head.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have attached bath. The master bedroom faces the lake and has a California king sized bed. The twin bed room also faces the lake, the beds can be converted into a king sized bed. There is a queen sized bed in the third bedroom. There are two Queen size Murphy beds in lower level. Each bedroom has its own attached bathroom. The master bedroom athroom has just been remodeled and features a 6" walk in shower with two rain shower heads a jetted tub and dual vanities. The main floor powder room has also been fully redone.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
There are many amenities in the development for children. These include a park, volley ball area, basketball. beach with swimming in the lake, supervised by life guards. The development association also arranges various activities in the club house including movies. Tennis courts. Close to water park

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