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Relaxing Getaway Cozy House tucked away, v. close to lakes, hiking, fun! HOTTUB

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

House is tucked in the woods, Front Deck great for grilling/cook out, Back Deck has hot tub, small private paved road - great for kids to ride bikes, 2 swings built in the trees, big driveway, new queen mattress set in master bedroom & in Live/Laugh/Love bedroom (2013), new carpet in upstairs bedrooms (2013), new leather sofas in living room (for 2015), new front deck (for 2015), treadmill in futon room (for 2015), new metal roof (for 2017) & is modern! 8 miles to Promised Land State Park - great sand beach & hiking trails, close to Wallenpaupack beach, also close to Lake Walen. public access, Boat Rentals, Visitors Center, restaurants, batting cages, mini golf, driving range, ice cream, & more!

***We are NOT 'Prom Friendly'***

More Details

Mary Crouthamel
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Mary Crouthamel

Mark grew up in the next town over, met Mary (who grew up in Buffalo, NY) in college (Johnson & Wales University, RI)…& following college we came back to this area to settle! We love the cool mountain nights, the comfortable days, & the natural beauty of the area, & the close proximity to 'stuff'!!

Mary Crouthamel purchased this house in 1995

Why Mary Crouthamel chose Pennsylvania

This property is just off the beating path, quiet, & has a pretty brook that flows thru in the summer. It's so nice to listen to in the morning while drinking a cup of coffee & reading the paper on the front porch!

What makes this house unique

The greatest benefit is that you can take lots of short day trips to the lake, beach, Costa's, ice cream places, etc, stop back home for a little quiet time, & then head out just a couple of miles to dinner…coming home afterwards to either a campfire in the chiminea, or a soak in the hot tub. You can have all the daytime excitement…& then head home to wind down with your own evening routine - a glass of wine, popcorn & a movie, or to curl up with a great summer read while the exhausted kiddos slumber! ;)


Tafton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom has new tile in shower, beautiful green italian tile on bathroom floor, pedestal sink, & walls painted a soft green. 1/2 bathroom has step in shower, greek column style pedestal sink, & walls painted a soft lavender.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , sleeps 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , log cabin top bunk
    Room - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2
  • Master bedroom has out door deck with hot tub & (back) patio furniture. ***We are NOT 'Prom Friendly'***
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Front Deck has patio furniture great for cook outs or just relaxing with coffee in the morning, or an icy cool beverage in the evening! ***We are NOT 'Prom Friendly'***


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Relaxing Getaway Cozy House tucked away, v. close to lakes, hiking, fun! HOTTUB
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this property for our anniversary weekend and it was just perfect.

Location was as advertised, very quiet, and the hot tub very relaxing.

The owner was very responsive and helpful throughout our experience.

Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Loved the location, the desk with grill, the fire pit and especially the hot tub. The house was very clean and had everything we needed and the owners were great to work with an very accommodating. We are renting again in October, can't wait to go back. We've rented many mountain homes and this was out favorite.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it :) See you next month! -Mary & Mark
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay, the house has everything you need. Also, is very kid friendly. Owners were always quick to respond and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rebecca - glad you had a great stay! -Mary & Mark
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best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

What a great home! We enjoyed every min of it and we are already thinking about booking it again next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, just right for the six of us from 3 generations of our family!

I wish I could show you the collage I made of pictures we took! You know ,"One picture is worth..." We wanted a place where we could be close to Lake Wallenpaupack, and take the 1974 Renken boat, that "Pop" rebuilt, out on the water. Meadowbrook Road is convenient to the "Wally" Lake public access, the Visitors Center, a Catholic Church, Earhardt's Restaurant, AND it gives a nice private home atmosphere. We got to enjoy ourselves on the Lake ( boating, swimming, fishing), and at Costa's Family Fun park ,and at a local target range. Then, we could "come home", and really relax and enjoy being at the house: cooking out on the deck, lighting campfires, soaking in the hot tub,

swinging in the tree swing, We could be close to nature without giving up TV or the internet, or a microwave when we wanted it. We had all the convenience of a timeshare in a much more peaceful environment. And, I doubt that the price could be more reasonable! Thanks, Mark and Mary!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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The beautiful house and great vacation time

  • 5 of 5

We have had a great vacation this year. The house is big and very well equipped with nice porch and place around the house big enough for our children to play, run and biking. I could say it's very safety place for small children. It's quiet around and neighbors are very polite and helpful. We really enjoyed our time in hot tub staring at the stars.

The owners are very nice and respond quickly. You just call them with any questions you could have and get answers right away.

I could honestly say that it's the best summer house we ever rented.

Although we have stayed there for 2 weeks, there wasn't enough time to see and enjoy the beautiful parks and areas around. We think to come back next year.

Joanna and Tomasz

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
The Dock
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Paupack Hills Golf Co. Club
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Interstate 84 & Rt 390
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
The Dock
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Big Bear @ Mast Hope
Nearest Beach
2.9 Miles
Lake Wallenpaupack Public Beach
Car: necessary

Great events to come into town for:

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair in Bingham Park on June 10, 2017

Annual Fire Works Display over Lake Wallenpaupack July 4

Wayne County Fair August 4-12, 2017

Wally Lake Fest - Date to be Determined!!!

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair in Bingham Park on September 9

For the Kids:

Creature Feature Day camp for 5 & 6 yr olds July 10-14

Exploring Nature camp for 7 & 8 yr olds July 17-21

Earth Express Day camp for 9 & 10 yr olds July 24-28

Wilderness Adventures camp for 11 & 12 yr olds July 31-Aug 4


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

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