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Steven Minning

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

STORYBOOK COTTAGE*Lovers*Pet Owners*Writers RETREAT*Private-peaceful w/ brook

96 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Poconos Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Open Space*Wood burning fireplace*2 Bedrooms w/ Loft*Galley Kitchen*1 Bathroom

Less than 2 hrs by car from New York City, this charming log-sided Cottage is quaintly nestled in the Poconos 5 minutes from the town center of Milford, PA. It is a paradise for those who seek the solitude of the country w/ the accessibility of charming nearby villages. It is situated in a hemlock glen complete with w/ wild rhododendrons & a fresh water brook less than 15' away from the back door. Walk to a beautiful waterfall, 10 minutes up the road or jump in your car to visit the various waterfalls in the area. Local activities include antiquing, hiking, biking, (bikes included!) waterfall sight seeing, fishing, canoeing, swimming, outlet shopping, fall foliage, festivals & more.

Situated on a private acre, nature and wildlife are in abundance. The cozy interior boasts of an open space with a valued ceiling, complete w/ a working stone fireplace, wireless internet, cable TV, hardwood floors, and modern galley kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped. No need to bring anything. There is an open staircase with no hand rail that leads up to a charming sleeping loft. PLUS there is an additional small room on the main floor that has a NEW trundle bed complete with plenty of storage space. All bedding is clean, fresh and ready for you to relax in.

Outside is a stone patio w/ Adirondack furniture directly behind the Cottage overlooking the brook that is perfect for barbequing

A Perfect Lover or Writer's retreat: This cottage is the perfect getaway from the urban noise. There is a full running stream directly behind the cottage that will lull you to sleep and freshen your mind.

RE Things to Do visit the:

Apple Valley Village @ 104 Route 6 (W. Harford Street) in Milford,

** In the small room, on the shelf below the nightstand, there is a 3-drawer bin that holds lots of information on Great Places To Go while you're there. Over the years, past guests have collected a lot of great information which will help you discover the area!

...Just in case, you can't stand the sounds of the running brook directly behind the Cottage! :)

For SKI Lovers: - there are 3, THREE Ski Resorts all within 30 minutes driving -- Mast Hope @ Big Bear Mountain / Tanlewood off of I-84 / & Shawnee Mountain off of Rt 209

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steven Minning (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Steven Minning

Originally from the Midwest - a New Yorker of 30 years!

Steven Minning purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Steven Minning chose Poconos

The proximity to New York is so convenient and easy to get to. The property feels so private - you feel as though you are in the middle of the country, yet you are only a 10 minute walk into the middle of the town of Milford PA. The community is quaint, with good shops, good dining and minimum amount of tourists. Go the Milford Diner for some pancakes in morning and hob-nob with the locals. The area has all the amenities to go out or stay at home!

What makes this cottage unique

A very open space - yet a very cozy and warm space complete w/ a working fireplace. The open space includes an open staircase with no railing that leads up to the sleeping loft. The staircase is solid and sturdy, but has no hand rail.

See photo above.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage was unbelievable !! So serene and peaceful.

We took lots of pics and will forward those to you soon

We made use of the barbecue grill, kitchen and all utensils.

You have done a wonderful job of decorating and had all the essentials plus more!

We have stayed in dozens of homes and cottages throughout the years and

I said to my girlfriend(Jacqui) this is by far the best place we stayed.

It is a perfect getaway, fairly close, reasonably priced, perfect size, beautiful brook,

intense scenery i could go on and on. Steven you really did a nice job, we really enjoyed our stay

And thanks for your great communication, it is greatly appreciated.

We wish you the best of luck and we look forward to visiting again soon.
Jun 2010
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Reviews

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based on 96 traveler reviews

STORYBOOK COTTAGE*Lovers*Pet Owners*Writers RETREAT*Private-peaceful w/ brook
average rating of 4.90625 based on 104 reviews
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Excellent get-away

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 3 days mid-week. Milford was a quaint small town, good for walking or biking, good food, and easy access to many miles of hiking trails through the Poconos. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for -- secluded and quiet but with enough amenities that it does not feel like roughing it. The owner was extremely prompt, courteous, and organized with property information.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Awsome vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and nice and private. The sound of the creek sitting on the back patio was so relaxing. Will definitely be back next year at a cooler time hopefully. The only downfall was no air and it was 90s the time we were there. Me and the love of my life had a unbelievable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Perfect rental for the family

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is exactly what we were looking for. It is very private and quiet. Milford is a beautiful small town with good food and nature. I grew up in the area and my wife and 2 small boys loved the property and location.The brook in the back is amazing and overall feel and smell of nature is very relaxing. Thank you and we will hopefully be coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

great lil cottage...in woods...next to brook...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this comfy cotage in May. Pictures very accurate, owner got back to us promptly. On the back patio is a charcoal grill, and furniture to cozy up to the brook. Unfortunately, weather was rainy, not conducive to horseback riding or hiking, so I guess we will just have to go back!? We did get some hiking in at Dingman's Falls, enjoyed dinner-to-go at Fretta's Italian Food, and enjoyed the fireplace. Next time we will also look into bikes as there are lots of trails. Picked up a Delaware Water Gap trail map for a return visit. Just a great place to getaway.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

great cabin retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this comfy cabin in May. Pictures very accurate, owner got back to us promptly. On the back patio is a charcoal grill, and furniture to cozy up to the brook. Unfortunately, weather was rainy, not conducive to horseback riding or hiking, so I guess will just have to go back!? We did get some hiking in at Dingman's Falls, enjoyed dinner-to-go at Fretta's Italian Food, and enjoyed the fireplace. Next time we will also look into bikes, lots of trails. Picked up a Delaware Water Gap trail map for a return visit. Just a great place to get a way.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Perfect seclusion

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend getaway and honeymoon and it was exactly what we were looking for. The property is nestled deep in the woods and all you can hear is the brook behind the home. Our dog came with us and I think he still dreams of the time we stayed there. It's minutes from the small town which has everything you need. We will certainly be coming back to this home. Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Car: necessary

Lakes, Waterfalls sight seeing, Festivals, Antique shopping, and Local color

Other Activities: RE Things to Do Visit the:

Apple Valley Village @ 104 Route 6 (W. Harford Street) in Milford, tel. # 570-296-6831

Online go to: ‘The Official Website for Tourism Pike County Pennsylvania’

** And of course there is a notebook on the desk in the Small Room that has lots of ‘Activity Pamphlets’ that past guests have collected which will help you ‘discover the area’!

...Just in case, you can't stand the sounds of the running brook directly behind the Cottage! :)

Waterfall sight seeing

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Rates & Availability

Milford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet $25
Cleaning $0

50% non-refundable deposit due upon booking. Balance due min 1 week prior to arrival
Weekend Package = 2 nights. Arrive Friday & depart Sunday = $450
Add an extra night to either side of the 'weekend' (Thursday or Monday) for only an additional $175.
Week night (Monday -Thursday) = $ 200
Weekly (7 days & 6 nights) = $1,000
Monthly $3,000
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Poconos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 568 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Daybed complete with a trundle and full bedding!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , In the Loft overlooking the main room w/ fresh bedding!
  • There is a loft above the main room that has an excellent platform Queen size bed in it There is a small room on the main floor that has a brand new Daybed complete w/ a trundle and plenty of storage space. There is a Leather Sofa in the main room. It is very comfortable and available to sleep on.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Full Electricity - LP Gas - On-site well water and sewer systems - Rustic lot with mature trees and a beautiful brook 15 feet from the back door. It's perfect for lulling you to sellpe. You are surrounded in a hemlock glen, and woods. The property has good care and maintenance.

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