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Romantic, MOUNTAIN TOP COTTAGE Mountain views, family fun, private heated pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,408 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom + loft , 2 full bath, sleeps 6 comfortable; 2 + with use of pullout

Beautiful 17 acres mountain top retreat. Breathtaking views, private in ground heated pool with white sand beach area. You'll be sure to enjoy views. Also for your enjoyment there is a swing set , horseshoe pit and an outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows by the camp fire. Grounds are fully illuminated for night time use. In the fall you have panoramic views of the foliage, nature hiking out the back door and a great time of year for the outdoor fire pit. This property is also a great winter retreat with sliegh riding right in the back yard and a beautiful wood burning fireplace to sit by. This is truly a 4 season home to enjoy. This home is located only 5 min to Lake Wallenpaupack, Claws and Paws Zoo and the Station House restaurant and family fun park, 25 min. to Mt.Airy Casino, The Crossings Outlet shopping, Camel back skiing & Beach & the new Tree top adventures and Zip lines

John or Eileen Russo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2017

About John or Eileen Russo

We (John & Eileen) purchased this house for a summer home as a young family starting out in 2001. We have since had 3 children and are so happy with the amount of amazing memories we have made. Getting the kids back to nature and away from technolgy gadgets as much as possible has kept them grounded. Now 16 13 & 11 and with very busy extra curricular activities through out the school year and even into summer we find were not able to use the house as much as we would like to. Therefore, we found Home Away to be a great alternative to utilize it & to be able to afford others the same experiences. We know your family will enjoy your time spent here.

John or Eileen Russo purchased this cottage in 2001

Why John or Eileen Russo chose Newfoundland

This property is very private and secluded. With its own private swimming pool open from Memorial to Labor day. We are dog lovers and have and sheltie our selves and, therefore, we allow others to bring their dogs as we know they can be part of the family.

What makes this cottage unique

in the ground pool

sandy beach for making sand castles for the little ones

Beautiful outddor louges by pool

out door fire pit for nightly camp fires

indoor fireplace for snowy winter nights

wild life (deer, bears, chipmonks, turkey)

close distance to great shopping and activities.


Newfoundland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1408 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , twin/full bunk bed
    loft - 1 twin/ single , daybed
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull out sofa bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • 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:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
firewood available on-site . 4 acres of open grass area for playing Covered porch area with seating for 4 with a two seater porch swing Covered BBQ area , Gazabo with table & 4 chairs Interior house is cozy with knotty pine throughout Large wood burning fireplace in Dinning room Plenty of closets Washer/dryer, dishwasher Private pool


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Romantic, MOUNTAIN TOP COTTAGE Mountain views, family fun, private heated pool
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Almost Perfect - Had a Great Time and Would Gladly Return!

  • 4 of 5

The property is beautiful. It is very large and private. The pool, the fire-ring, the patio, everything is exactly as nice as it is described. Perhaps even nicer. I dont hesitate to say that my high expectations were exceeded. The kitchen had everything you would need to cook and there is also a washer & dryer, which was very useful. It was a little chilly during the last week of August, but the pool was heated and we were able to use it every day. Wi-Fi worked perfectly and there were 3 TVs in the house as well as DVDs and games, books, etc. Ample fans provided in closets and other handy items, like a baby gate. This is an excellent place to stay and I would gladly return. The town of Newfoundland is literally just 10 minutes down the road and you can pick up beer or convenience items very easily while still being isolated from other people at the home.

The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 stars is because there could have been a little improvement with the cleanliness and thoroughness from the maid service. Specifically, the refrigerator/freezer were dirty upon arrival. Something gross was stained in the ice tray, so we bought ice. The bottom bunk bed only had a fitted sheet, no flat sheet, and what felt and looked like a very old and worn blanket and pillows. Maybe kids in that room wouldnt notice, but adults will. The amazon firestick remote was not working properly in the bunk bed room (we decided we really didnt need to use it, but that should be looked into). DVDs left laying loose on the dresser in the bunk bed room without cases. There was an alarm clock and lamp but they were both unplugged and no outlet near them. There was a burnt out light bulb in the master bed room and the alarm clock alarm was left on. Both pool skimmers were broken (one had the screen broken, one had the head attachment broken) so we were unable to skim the pool and so there was debris (leaves and bugs) in it all week until the pool cleaner came the day before our departure. The Ms. Pac-Man game also is broken and should be repaired (new 6V battery installed) or remove the game from the living room.

Overall, the property is wonderful with lots of great spaces to spend time alone or with others. With just a few improvements in the quality of the maid service between guests, this is a 5 star rental without question.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escape from reality

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Mountain Top Cottage (MTC) and it was even better than the first time. We enjoy the beautiful landscape and walking through the fields on the property. The convenience of having the heated pool cannot be beat! The property is also close to many activities. We cannot wait until our next visit to the MTC!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time! The mountain view is just beautiful and the cottage is cozzy and charming. It was a perfect winter getaway and we are definitely going to go back in the summer as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect way to bring in the new year. We played board and card games, made s'mores by the fire and relaxed. Cozy home and perfect for 6 people.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again
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Beautiful, private, family friendly property!

  • 5 of 5

John and Eileen have a beautiful home! They were wonderful to deal with, returned emails quickly and were always very nice. Our family immediately fell in love with the property. Having a pool in the backyard was amazing! Our little one enjoyed running around the yard, swimming, driving around in a little jeep and playing on the swing set. The kitchen was fully equipped, had a dish washer and washer/dryer. The home was clean and very well maintained.

We definitely will be recommending this property to our friends. You will not be disappointed if you book this home for your holiday!


  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily, Thank you for the wonderful review. Were so happy your family enjoyed it and hope we will see you again!!
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Stop looking; this is the place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience!!! If you are seeking a mountain retreat { not far removed from civilization }, stop looking, this is the perfect place. The Owners were great to work with; the entire process was hassle-free. They ensured everything was ready upon our arrival; we got in late and the lights were on and A/C running; very nice touch. The property is vast and beautiful, the pool is great, 2 fire pits, gas grill and plenty of woods / trails to wander through. The kitchen was fully stocked with the staple spices and all utensils, pans, plates, etc. are available. Thank you for sharing this great get-away. If we are ever planning to return to this area, there is no doubt where we will be staying.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

close to all major shopping,dinning and family fun activities

7 miles to Lake Wallenpaupack

Close to Claws-n-Paws Zoo, Miniature golf, family fun park, Holly Ross Pottery , antiquing, fishing or nature trails

very close to Tanglewood Ski lodge, 25 min to Camel back, Mt Airy Casino and The Crossing outlet stores


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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