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William Clauss

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Magnificent Direct Waterfront in Pocono Mtns

33 Reviews
Sleeps26
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Pennsylvania House Rental Photos and Description

9 Bedroom, 8.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 26

This is a special one-of-a-kind Chalet-mansion in a one-of-a-kind location. Fully booked last 6 summers, holidays, and many weekends so reserve early. Direct waterfront on one of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountain's largest (13-miles long) nicest lakes. Located 2-1/2 hours drive from NYC and Philadelphia, and 1-hour from the international airport. This waterfront mansion is perfect 365 days-a-year for family vacations, weekends, birthday/anniversary celebrations, reunions, and corporate retreats. (NOTE: Movie shoots and photo shoots require special permission). This house has amazing views, decks, fabulous interiors, and furnishings. Wonderful fishing year-round including ice fishing, snow-mobile, and sailing. Private tennis-basketball-shuffleboard court, pebble beach, dock (in summer), and much more. WiFi, ten Hi-Def TVs, and game room with Ping Pong, arcade ski-ball machine, foosball, air hockey and more. Rooms are large and spacious and most have great water views. Near restaurants, antiquing, horseback riding, winter skiing & much more! No smoking. No pets. No singles parties. Respectful groups only!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
William Clauss (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 33 traveler reviews

Magnificent Direct Waterfront in Pocono Mtns
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews
Long Island
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

I have been at this house twice. Once in the summer and now in the winter. The views are still thrilling, the house is clean and well maintained, and fresh linens and sheets are provided once at the beginning of the stay. The house is very large and roomy. Overall a very good experience. Well worth the cost especially when you consider how many people can comfortably sleep and eat. The cost actually comes out less than the local hotels we priced. The is house is almost always booked so my advice is to book asap. We have already booked in advance for months from now. The owners are sticklers however, for family and respectful groups only. This house is very well maintained and I guess they want to keep it that way. This house is "as advertised" and we were very unhappy to leave although this stay was just a long weekend. Mr. and Mrs. JM

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burke, VA
5

Wonderful place for large family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house New Year's week and couldn't have been happier with it. I was worried based on some of the reviews that it was not being kept up properly, but when we arrived I was delighted to find it was clean, well-stocked, and in good repair. Any unit that is rented full time is going to have some minor issues, like blind pulls that don't work as expected or a kitchen cabinet door that needs screws tightened. But I would say as a frequent renter that this house, especially for its size, had fewer such issues than I'd expect. The kids absolutely loved the game room (especially the pinball machine and the big flat screen TV where they set up the WiiU) and the adults loved the spacious great room. We were able to get 24 into the dining room one evening, which was both cozy and fun. The kitchen is beautifully stocked (and labeled!), and I certainly appreciated that there was soap and toilet paper in all the bathrooms and even laundry and dish soap on hand. There was plenty of hot water, which was delightful given the large number of bathrooms (and yes, owners, we did do our best to conserve).

I had wished before arriving that there were pictures of each bedroom on the site, so I will briefly describe them. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs: the master suite (K), which is quite large with a non-operational Jacuzzi; a second king suite; a bedroom with a queen and a twin that has its own small loft, where we were able to set up an air mattress for a teen who begged to sleep up there; and a "kids room" with 4 twins, a toddler bed, and a full bath. There is an office that adjoins the master bath area that also has a pullout sofa. Three of these bedrooms have roll-away cots in the closets. On the first floor there is a queen bedroom with en suite bath and a den with a pullout couch and an ottoman that unfolds to a twin. We had to mix and match the generally well-marked extra linens in the closets to get those beds made up, but there were plenty of blankets and such around. In the basement there are 2 bedrooms: one with a full size bed and en suite bath, and another with a queen and a twin. There is a lovely ground-level apartment with a king bedroom, cozy living room, and full kitchen and laundry that has its own entrance from the driveway.

The beds and linens were all of high quality. Furnishings are durable, and the lodge decor favors antlers and country charm. The tennis court is in fabulous shape! Overall, a wonderful experience and lovely house!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wish we could stay longer!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at this wonderful home. Both times we've left wishing we could have stayed longer.

This has become our Thanksgiving tradition, getting siblings, parents, cousins, grandchildren, and friends together for the week. Despite the number of people, the house is tremendously comfortable and accommodating. Everyone loves it. There is plenty of space to enjoy time together or quietly alone. It is well equipped. Multiple kitchens with everything you need, down to spices galore. Outdoor tennis court, basketball, and shuffle board...and all the equipment. Nice TV's everywhere, including a large selection of existing movies. And the scenery is outstanding.

I wish we could stay longer. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Island
5

Loved this house

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house. We were a party of 20. Three proud generations. This house was great and "as advertised." Even the weather cooperated. The views are breathtaking, the house is clean and cheerful, and we enjoyed every minute. Very happy with this choice. You will be too!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 0
Scranton PA
2

Didn't meet expectations

  • 2 of 5

Booked this house in order to hold a casual sales meeting. I needed a house that had plenty of bedrooms and give us room to relax. The house is large and is on a beautiful lot on the lake. However, that's were the satisfaction ended. From the moment I booked with the realtor, the process was slow and unresponsive. I had to contact the realtor via email and had to wait several days for a response. Tired of waiting for a response on one matter, I called him and he told me that he prefers email and not talking on the phone. I had to press him to stay on the phone and answer a few basic questions. After all the checks were hand delivered to his office I never received any confirmation or contact from him until two business days prior to our arrival. I called him and he told me to call him 30 minutes to my arrival at the house and he would meet me there. The day of the arrival, I called as instructed, and he told me that he wasn't going to be able to meet me at the house and gave me the electronic key code to enter the house. Also, after waiting over two weeks after the rental, I had to contact the realtor in order to get my security deposit refunded. After waiting three days, I got a response apologizing for the delay and I received the check three days later. I never once got a call to check on our satisfaction during or after the stay. Arriving at the house,it looking dated and worn. The sliding screen door was off and along side the house. I texted a picture to the realtor immediately because I didn't want to be accused of the damage. The grill cover was in a ball on the deck. Screens on the screened in portion of the deck were ripped. For a rental that was expensive for 3 nights, this certainly wasn't what I expected. The game room which shows, air hockey, juke box, skee ball, and pinball were all inoperable. In the "welcome book", it stated that "some of the machines in the game room may not work, because of prior guests." Really? I paying a lot of money to enjoy the amenities of this house and you aren't going to fix anything that breaks. The lakeside exterior is weathered and the deck needs power washing. The tile kitchen floor has cracks. The reviews stating the amenities are of the highest caliber are questionable. The house has a whole house stereo system, make sure your bring your cassettes and if you enjoy the colored bathrooms of the 80's this place is for you. Next time I will go for quality not size.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

exception real estate, upkeep is great

  • 5 of 5

This is one of those fairy tale properties you only get to dream about. The caretaker was very courteous, the house sleeps up to 24 people comfortably, open water views everywhere, . My only hope is the next guests will love it as our family has. Best of wishes, Melba

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, PA
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Woodloch Springs Country Club
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Port Jervis
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
I-84 Exit 30 (PA 402-North)
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Ski Big Bear @ Masthope Mountain
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Lake Wallenpaupack House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$12,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Cleaning/Linens/Towels $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

For SPRING rates, additional stay lengths are as follows:
1-2 nights: $3,400
3 nights: $3,825
4 nights: $4,125
5 nights: $5,125
6 nights: $6,125
7 nights: $6,750
6% PA Tax and 3% Wayne County Tax = 9% Total Tax

50% of the RENT, TAXES, and SECURITY DEPOSIT are due upon signature of the contract in order to guarantee the reservation.
Due no less than 30 days prior to the check-in date, the remainder 50% of the RENT, TAXES, and SECURITY DEPOSIT are due along with the $350 cleaning fee.

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Amenities

Pennsylvania House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Master - 1 king , Lake View 2nd level, two private waterview decks, hi-def TV,
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , convertible twin size sleeper chair, Lake View 2nd level, p
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 2nd level, tennis Court View, private deck
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd level, vaulted ceiling, kids loft
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Lake View 1st level, waterview large main deck, hi-def TV
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Lake View,ground level, waterfront patio, hi-def TV
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lake View lower level
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleep Sofa 1st level, hi-def TV
    Game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleep Sofa, lake view
    Apartment Suite - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , queen Sofa, convertible twin sleep chair, kitchen, Lake View
    Office/Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleep Sofa 2nd level, lake view, house computer
  • Most bedrooms with view of Lake Wallenpaupack. Linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Basketball, Tennis Court, and Shuffleboard all on site!

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