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Martha Jamison

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Beach block apartment

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Poconos Cottage Rental Photos and Description

This charming cozy lake front cottage sits on prestigious Lake Ariel in Wayne County located in northeastern Pennsylvania. It has knotty pine interior with a tiled kitchen and a living room with a beautiful stone fireplace looking out over lovely Lake Ariel. The large game room in the basement includes a TV, air hockey, and Foosball. All rooms have center opening windows to let in the fresh country air. There are two large bedrooms, one with a queen and the other with twin beds. The basement game room has a daybed. The bath with Jacuzzi tub is recently renovated. The cottage also has a large covered porch overlooking the lake. The lake is well known in the area for its large old family-owned lake homes. It’s not nearly as crowded as other lakes. Property includes a large dock for swimming, fishing, and boating pleasure. Pets allowed. Property includes two rowboats, canoe, water trampoline, fishing poles, and life jackets for your use.

The beautiful lake at the top of the Poconos sits east of Scranton, Pennsylvania, 12 miles from Hawley (location of Lake Wallenpaupack), and 9 miles from historic Honesdale (home of the Stourbridge Lion, the first steam locomotive and site which inspired Winter Wonderland). The village has several restaurants, markets, churches, fire hall, gas station, and various shops and hosts many quaint events throughout the year such as the renowned chicken bar-b-que and parade. The area abounds in history and antiques, hunting, snow skiing, fishing, golfing, water sports, candle shops, Claws and Paws animal farm, cut glass, Dorflinger Museum and Estate (hosts summer concert series), and many other unique experiences such as a nearby drive-in movie theater, hidden waterfalls, Irving Cliff, Archibald Pothole, McDade Park Mine, train rides, go cart racing, and many more.

Full refrigerator/freezer, small four-burner stove/oven, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, washer, dryer, 2 TVs with cable, DVD player, Foosball, air hockey, games, puzzles, books, toys, water trampoline, rowboats, and canoe.

Local restaurants, movies, shopping, hunting, fishing, skiing, swimming, airplane rides, train rides, bowling, parks, miniature golf, paintball, concerts, hiking. All winter sports, summer sports, fishing, hunting, shopping, antiquing, historical sites, children's activities, outdoor concerts, and many more, check out last paragraph of property description. Beautiful Wayne County Pennsylvania boasts fabulous scenery and activities all year round, naturally constructed of many peaks and valleys leaving lakes and rivers winding through mountains of beautiful color.

area links: Honesdale offers a leisurely train ride if you're interested, a museum, shopping, and usually entertainment in the park. Ehrhardt's on Lake Wallenpaupack is very good and you look out over the lake. Also, for a thrill, check out the happenings at Cove Haven, the Honeymoon resort (home of the champagne glass jacuzzi). Features driving range, go-carts, mini golf, batting cages, and arcade games in Beach Lake.

Fun and Games Family Fun Center in Honesdale has bumper/tube type cars, arcade/ticket games.

Camelback ski area has a water park open in summer.

Mohecan casino is nearby in Scranton.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martha Jamison (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Martha Jamison

Purchased the cottage with a high school classmate and long-time friend and her husband. Although we grew up in nearby Honesdale, I live in Maryland and Martha and Steve live at the Jersey shore.

Martha Jamison purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Martha Jamison chose Poconos

We looked at several lakefront cottages but Lake Ariel has always held the perception of a prestigious summer playground. Although it may or may not still be true, we recalled this from our childhoods, and fell in love with the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A few comments from a repeating happy customer:

1) We had another nice visit. Actually got to get out on the lake this time as we did have some moments in between the rain. It was a sad visit though as our 14 1/2 year old dog has bladder cancer, and we learned from our Vet on Tuesday her blood results now show she's in severe Kidney failure. We don't expect her to make it another week. So, it was difficult knowing that was the last time she'll get to be at the cottage with us. She loved it there and always seemed to feel at home. Thanks again for allowing us to always bring her with us.

2) We had another nice and relaxing stay. Used the fireplace a lot this time around. Our older dog (14 yrs old) loved laying by the fire.

3) We had a nice time while we were there. It was great fireplace weather.
Nov 2013
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based on 21 traveler reviews

Beach block apartment
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 22 reviews

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation we had in this charming lakefront cottage. The scenery was beautiful, the water crystal clear, and the fishing was fantastic! Catches included muskie, perch, bass, blugill, and catfish. Oh, and a 14" Crappie (that's a big one)!!

The cottage was conveniently located to restaurants, groceries, and even an eye doctor I needed to see while there. We also found plenty of antique shops to keep us busy in the area.

But what we really enjoyed was no phone and no internet, and we never watched the television. What a way to "get away"! The cottage is amply furnished with videos, games, magazines, and books for your pleasure. We highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to read happy reviews! You too can enjoy the calm and peaceful feeling at the cottage!
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Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Absolutely Perfect For Our Ladies Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage on Lake Ariel truly was a charming getaway for myself and 5 of my friends to celebrate the impending nuptials of one of the ladies. The cottage was absolutely adorable and the yard and private dock were just as pictured! We really enjoyed relaxing on the dock and paddling around the dock on a few rafts we brought along with us. The water trampoline unfortunately did not have very much air in it, so it was incredibly hard to balance on, as it just sunk in towards the center, but it was still a fun idea.

The rental contact was incredibly helpful and attentive. We were provided with a lot of activity ideas in the area, but ended up spending almost the entire weekend just at the cottage/lake, because it was so relaxing! We did go to Ehrhardt's restaurant on Lake Wallenpaupack, which was about a 25 minute drive, but the food was delicious and well worth the drive! All around we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience at Lake Ariel cottage!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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somers point , new jersey

spring break

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was very clean and accurate in description. Had a great time playing air hockey and foosball. Boys were bummed they couldn't fish. The lake was still frozen in April. Will have to return when they could enjoy the fishing since that was the main purpose for the trip. Still had good family bonding time. Limited tv channels, so lots of game time. Loved the cable run for our dog. He really loved being away with his family!

thank you for sharing your home with us.

deb & the boys

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy New Year!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy house! We felt right at home! We are a family of 4 (couple + 2 kids). Perfectly for our size. Enough room to accomodate all of us, and give us some space whenever we wanted a little more private time for self. I would think 5 or 6 people would still be OK, since there is space, but kinda loses a bit of comfort (cramped). For us it was perfect! The extra toys, TV and the little hot tub were great for the kids who loved it! Specially for a time of so much snow! The backyard is very extensive and kids also loved playing outside, even more when the lake froze up after the low temperatures we had! They were amazed walking on it on the edges of it! All in all, we definitely recommend it and would rent it again! The owner is the best to deal with! The only thing my wife noticed the covers/blankets stored in the game room closet needed a little extra wash for they smelled a little "closet old" and the covers for the bed upstairs same thing. No way this would affect the 5 stars because we loved it and the house was really in good shape and VERY clean!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you and your family enjoyed our cozy cottage in the winter! It's great for good old fashioned fun! Thank you for bringing the need for the refreshed blankets to our attention. It will be addressed immediately. Thank you also, for the nice review. We hope others enjoy it as much as you!
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Wonderful and Relaxing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this lovely lakeside cottage at the last minute and we couldn't have been happier. We were looking for a relaxing getaway and also a place that would allow my son to bring his dog. This cottage was just the place for us. We are a family of 5 and found the accommodations to be perfect for our needs. Kathleen, the owner, couldn't have been more responsive to our very last minute request and she send us all of the information that we needed to enjoy our time at her cottage. The property was well maintained and very clean. We enjoyed sitting on the dock by the lake, relaxing on the hammock in the large yard and playing cards on the deck overlooking the lake. I would recommend this place and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay. We strive to keep the cottage a relaxing getaway!
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The perfect getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is exactly as advertised. It is charming and the location is breath taking. We are very limited on vacation choices as we need to bring our dog with us wherever we go and this turned out to be the perfect choice. the home is well stocked with dishes, flatware, pots and pans. Our only problem was we didn't book a long enough stay, we were sad to leave and will be booking a longer stay very soon. We have rented other homes in the past, so far this has been the best by far for the price. We really didn't venture out in the area as we were very happy just enjoying the home. Made a fire down by the lake every night and just enjoyed the peacefulness. I hope this will be the first of many more stays in this home!

Melissa & Dimitri

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad others find the same peacefulness there that we have!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Atlantic City, NJ International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Somers Point, NJ
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Greate Bay Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
NJ Transit Atlantic City, NJ
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Ove's Boardwalk Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Ocean City, NJ
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lake Ariel Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100

$750 - $1200 per week
Reservations must be confirmed with a 30% deposit within 14 days of the reservation plus a $100 security deposit against damages, refunded after visit. Balance is due 30 days prior to reservation. Cancellations for full refund must be made 30 days prior to reservation. Fee includes cleaning services.
There is a $100 pet fee per pet per week/ $50 per pet per weekend.

Payment may be made by personal check or through PayPal. One third is due within two weeks of reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to occupancy.

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Poconos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Please bring your own sheets and towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • The game room in the basement has a daybed in addition to a sofa. Please bring your own bedding.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Accept PayPal We ask that you keep your pet under control at all times and do not allow your pet to run free without you. There is a neighbor on one side of the cottage.

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