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The Homestead.. More Than Just a Place to Sleep

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 10, A Great Vibe, Equipped Like a Personal Home

If you are looking for a tried and true Country home (PLEASE READ MY REVIEWS) with a wonderful yard for the kids to play in, lots of incredible green outdoor area with 2 babbling streams right outside the door and 9 acres to wander, and a huge wrap around porch to save your vacation in all types of weather... then The Homestead may be the house for you. Relax, grill, explore the Lehigh Valley from a central location, and just 5 minutes from the Lovely town of Palmerton so if you need anything spur of the moment, it is as easy as can be.. Play horseshoes laughing and talking, spend the evening having a Bonfire or enjoying the Game Room with your Friends and Family or go downtown to one of the many bars and pubs. Please check out my video and my web site for lots more detailed info!!

The Homestead is interesting and eclectic with lots of color, in a country setting but close to lots of activities

- 5 minutes from Blue Mountain Resort (discount lift tix available)

- 3 bedrooms and 1/1/2 baths

- 20 minutes from White Water Rafting

- 20 minutes from downtown Historic Jim Thorpe

- Equipped like a personal home

- Full Linen Package included with every rental.. beds made upon arrival

- Huge yard plus 8 wooded acres to wander

- Complete Electronics Package/WiFi/Netflix/Amazon Prime/Pandora

- Fire Pit

- Horseshoes

- Indoor and outdoor family games - air hockey - Foosball - Horseshoes - Cornhole

- Lots of parking

- Huge Covered Porch with Grill for all weather entertaining

Centrally located to all the area attractions including Ski Blue Mountain (5 mins), Whitewater Rafting (20 mins), Downtown Jim Thorpe (20 mins), hiking the Appalachian Trail or the many Rails to Trails in the area, biking, or just chill on the porch or have a bonfire and reconnect with family and friends.... this property provides a perfectly located spot in the world to unwind and absorb the soothing sounds of the two streams that flank the house. Here we provide you with everything you need for a wonderful time away from the bustle of the city, and yet close enough to so many family activities that you can fill each day with a new adventure. A complete entertainment package, WiFi, Netflix and Pandora and all the upgrades you could ever want in a house that still reflects much of its original 50's flavor.

Primary renter must be over 25 and present during the entire rental period.

Two bedrooms upstairs each with Queen beds, one bedroom downstairs with two bunk beds, one twin over full, and one twin over twin.. The house will sleep a maximum of 11 including the Queen and Twin air mattress. However if your group is all adults I limit the group size to 9.

My two homes each have a distinctively different flavor and a different audience, but both provide an exceptional value for your vacation dollar.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Green
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Michael Green

A building contractor for most of my adult life, I now find myself semi-retired and able to enjoy some travel and freedom. My vacation rental business fits perfectly into my lifestyle, because it puts me in contact with others who like to explore new places and have the resources of time and money to follow through.. I also know from my travels what it is like to get to a destination and to have your pre-arranged accommodations wind up being a catastrophe... so my vacation rentals, while all being very different in personality and location, all provide a great value and are exactly as advertised...

Michael Green purchased this house in 1947

Why Michael Green chose Blue Mountain

My father built the original house in 1947, and I bought it from my mother about 10 years ago as my primary residence when I move to Pennsylvania from Annapolis, Maryland after a long stint in the construction business there. I love this house with all my heart, and I have made major changes throughout the years, both outside and in. In the pictures you can see the huge addition that I built which contains my wood shop and below that a garage. However I was bitten by the travel bug a few years ago and so it seemed a better idea to rent the house to others who may also enjoy the incredible vibe the place has to offer.. so I get the best of both worlds.. when the house is not occupied I still get use of it, and I also get to share my love for the place with others. Now it all makes sense.

What makes this house unique

Where to begin? Where can you find a house with so much charm, surrounded by 9 acres of privately owned nature, with not just one but two spring fed mountain streams within a stones throw of the house, and yet still just 5 minutes outside of the quaint town of Palmerton where you can get every service you need for your time away. Add to this a fire pit which is only 25 feet from the stream, a nature trail, a huge wrap around porch with a gas grill... this house would be impossible to duplicate in today's market.


Palmerton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very cool retro bathroom
  • Bathrooms are fully equipped with towels, wash clothes, hair dryer, tooth brushes, and all the little things you forget to pack
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Bunkhouse Bedroom
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size Serta pull out sofa bed
  • Plus (1) Queen Air Mattress and (1) Twin Air Mattress Both are auto inflate and newest technology
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Wander the property, take a nature hike, enjoy the outdoors, without even starting your car.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

The Homestead.. More Than Just a Place to Sleep
average rating of 4.96875 based on 64 reviews

Great House for a Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for a weekend away with my friends. Before my arrival, everything was extremely clear, including a list of all house amenities and exactly what was expected. The house had everything you could want and the yard area was great with an awesome fire pit and porch. Everything in the house was very clean and labeled. Overall, a great house and I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Pleasantly surprised. Every thing was super clean and organized!! It made for a very easy stay. There were many trails to walk. We took advantage of them every day. There were a lot of games and things to do as well. All neat and organized. The outdoor fire pit and the entire property was just the place we needed to be together and relax. Stores were close enough and convenient enough if we needed something. We will definitely go back there again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at the Homestead!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend away at the Homestead. The house and property are beautiful. Everything is neat, clean and organized. Communication before, during and after our stay have been pleasant and prompt. It's exactly what you see when you are booking your vacation. We are already planning another trip with more friends and family to come back. Thanks for an awesome get away, hope to see you soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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This was the best house rental I've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

This house was above and beyond what we were looking for, and we're pretty picky guests. We brought a mix of family and friends, and we were all comfortable and happy, and we wished we could stay longer.

Most of what we wrote in our note to the home owner was that we each want to return with other groups of family to use the game room, beautiful fire pit and that beautiful kitchen again.

Michael, the owner, took his family's house and turned it into a family rental for new friends who like all the comforts of home. He couldn't have been more accommodating, and we are hoping to book again this spring.

This house is awesome for adults and kids alike, don't miss it!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Homestead makes you feel at home

  • 5 of 5

The Homestead was the perfect place for my friends and I this past weekend. It is more then just a vacation rental, it feels like a home away from home. The kitchen was equipped with any and everything we needed. The basement is perfect for handing out with plenty of space and tons of games provided to play together. The place was completely clean and overall a beautiful property equipped for fun and relaxation for every age.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 (4 littles, 8 adults) had an exceptional stay at The Homestead! We all fit comfortably- we actually chose to put an air mattress on the ground of one of the upstairs bedrooms and it worked perfectly! This way the little ones could spend the morning in the basement game room and the adults could sleep in :)

Cooking at The Homestead was so easy! Truly felt like we were at home, everything we needed was available such as casserole dishes/crockpot/tupperware containers/etc. When we arrived, Michael/Aaron had candles burning, lights on, and New Years Eve noise makers, party hats and champagne glasses waiting! Felt like we were visiting friends! Thanks for everything we will be back again with the entire crew!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Chelsay thank you for the amazing review! You and your family really got the most out of your stay and really used the property as my son and I have imagined.. to build memories and to have a stress free vacation where the house adds a huge value to your time together. We do view our guests as if they are our friends, and so when friends visit from afar, we obviously want them to have the best time they can and have at their disposal all the things they need so there is just positive time together. This is definitely one of the best descriptions of The Homestead I have seen so far.. Thank you and I hope you come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
22.8 Miles
Allentown/Betlehem/Easton (ABE) Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Blue Mountain Pub
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Blue Ridge Country Club
Nearest Train
13.4 Miles
Mauch Chunk Station - Historic Jim Thorpe
Nearest Motorway
6.2 Miles
Route 476 Mahoning Valley Exit
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Covered Bridge Inn
Nearest Ski
4.7 Miles
Blue Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Beach
9.7 Miles
Beltsville Lake State Park
Car: necessary

This home is located just 5 minutes from the Base lodge of Blue Mountain, and 20 minutes from Downtown Jim Thorpe, on 9 wooded acres with a nice fire pit, plenty of parking.


Rates & Availability

Palmerton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 30 2017 - Jun 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until a payment has been made.

Photo ID with a current physical address must be provided by the primary renter to complete the booking process.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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