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Michael Green

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Cool Country Charm in a Parklike Setting

50 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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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.. 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 Ski Blue Mountain (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

- Indoor and outdoor family games - air hockey - foosball

- 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Green (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.


based on 50 traveler reviews

Cool Country Charm in a Parklike Setting
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews

The property was everything I imagined and everything pictured on the website.

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house with some family and friends for the weekend and Im so glad I found the property. The house was gorgeous and the property was just as pictured. All I had to do was show up and everything was already set up for me. It gave you that home away from home feel. Michael was great and very professional thoughout the whole process. I will definitely be renting from him again and I would recommend the house to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic time at Michael's property. We stayed for just a couple of nights, but it already felt like home after a short time. Our kids loved hiking and roaming around the property. The game room was also a big hit! All of the notes and helpful hints around the home were greatly appreciated, as well as the fact that the home is pretty well stocked. Other than the main food you're going to eat, you don't need to buy or pack anything extra. We spent one afternoon snowtubing at Blue Mountain which was only a 10 minute drive from the property. My family and I are looking forward to coming back when the weather gets warmer! We recommend this house to anyone looking for a break from city life. It's peaceful, relaxing, and rejuvenating.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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A lot of fun here!

  • 5 of 5

The experience is the most fun one we had during winter, there are air hockey and foosball down in the basement! Everything you need is there, feels like real home! Michael is so thoughtful and put instructions on everything, makes it so easy to use. It's only a few minutes away from the blue mountain ski area which is perfect for us. Overall, you cannot miss this place! It's so great!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know you guys had a great time there.. I have the house set up to be fun and easy and to rescue your vacation from bad weather or changes in plans. Just a few mins from Blue Mountain Resort.. easy back and forth, and if the weather turns bad or for the evenings, the game room will welcome you to have a few laughs with your friends, and build more memories during the down time. The game room will continue to expand this coming year, so look for either Ping Pong or Pool to arrive by the start of the Summer rental season. Thank you for taking the time to write me a review!
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A Highlight of our Winter

  • 5 of 5

A group of our close friends were looking for a fun and peaceful getaway. We found that at the Homestead. We loved the look and feel of the house. There was plenty to do. The location couldn't have been better (since we were snowboarding at Blue). We explored the property on our last day, taking pictures near the streams and building snowmen. Michael was very easy to work with and was accommodating and only expected respect for him and his property. I'd love to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Wonderful Home! Amazing Property! Gracious Owner!

  • 5 of 5

This house and property is absolutely lovely and perfect! We couldn’t have asked for a better place for solitude!! The house itself is spacious and comfortable – perfect for two families with children of any ages. The kitchen is big (perfect for gatherings), bedrooms nicely furnished and living room super comfy. It was so easy to relax and feel “AT HOME” in this amazing house! The views and stream on the property are truly exceptional!! The notes around the house were extremely helpful. The owner, Michael, was exceptionally responsive, gracious and very accommodating by making sure we have everything we needed during our stay. We have rented many homes over the years, and this one is the most exceptional property we have ever had! We can’t wait to return again this summer! Highly recommend this home. Must Rent!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Perfect getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is extremely beautiful. It has that comfy, homey feel to it. My Family and I really enjoyed our stay. We had such a great time. The owner (Michael Green) is very pleasant and courteous. We are looking forward to spending some time there this summer. I absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking to getaway from the insane city living!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write about The Homestead.. comfy and homey, is a great way to describe the house, which feels more like "home" every time you come back. It is guests like you that make this business so rewarding!
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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

Beltzville Lake House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 20 2016 - Sep 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
May 27 2016 - May 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 13 2016 - Dec 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 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%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Blue Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very cool retro bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Bunkhouse Bedroom
  • 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 Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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.

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