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Jesse & Wendy Huestis

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Amazing Indoors & Out! Fully Renovated Lakefront Home with Magical Views in PA

40 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

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5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Lakefront Property Sleeps 15. New Hot Tub & Amazing View!

Our renters keep saying it, so it must be true, “Great house and a million dollar view”.

[Please Note: We do not rent to after prom, graduation or groups under 25 years old.]

You’ve already 'made a fortunate discovery by accident' by discovering “Serendipity” Lake House. Now, discover what sets us apart, inside and out, from other rental properties:

Inside:

• Sleep in ultimate comfort: All beds are new and all, with exception of the bunk beds, have memory foam toppers, even the Queen sleeper sofa. Plus, there are TWO King bedrooms.

• Bathe in style: All bathrooms are new, with the master having a double shower with built in seat.

• Keep your feet toasty warm: Both upper floor bathrooms have heated floor tiles.

• Stay cool in the summer: The entire house is air conditioned.

• Experience the view wherever you are: Amazing, unobstructed lake view from almost every room. Even while in the kitchen or doing laundry.

• Enjoy privacy: The master bedroom suite is up a short flight of stairs from the rest of the house and includes a private balcony for alone time watching the sunrise or stars. Each bedroom is separate offering privacy. There are no shared walls. Your group will have wonderful time.

Outside:

• Enjoy an unparalleled view across entirety of the lake.

• See unbelievable sunrise shows without leaving the house or even your bedroom.

• Play and relax on the large grassy lakefront property.

• Soak under the stars and in vew the lake in the new 7 seat hot tub, only a few feet from the lower level door.

• View fireworks from the Island Pool while sitting on the deck or yard.

• Experience quiet, with minimal through traffic and a large undeveloped wooded property next door.

• Enjoy the best fishing on the lake in all seasons right in front of the house

• Travel a short distance by kayak or canoe to one of two beaches or the lodge

• Walk to the closest beach in only a 5 minutes less than 1/4 mile

Read on for the full description of this one of a kind property:

This fully air conditioned and newly renovated 5 bedroom / 3 bath home provides an incredible view of Arrowhead Lake. The main floor of Serendipity is an open concept, allowing you to enjoy being together and the beautiful vista at the same time. Whether you are enjoying a family dinner in the bright dining room, sitting by the fire in the great room, cooking in the kitchen, relaxing on the deck or even doing laundry, you are never away from the view or the camaraderie of family and friends. The dining room also closes off so the adults can enjoy a relaxing or romantic meal, while the kids watch TV, a DVD, or play one of the many provided board games. The kitchen has been totally refinished with new cabinets, granite counter top seating 3, and a 70 inch picture window. Serendipity’s new lower level, with entry right off the lake, includes two bedrooms with lake views and a large bathroom, plus the family game room with bar, wine fridge, Foosball table, Queen sleeper sofa, Smart TV with WIFI laptop connect, and a Blue-Ray player.

Sleeping 15, each of Serendipity’s 5 bedrooms has its own unique style. The private Master suite boasts of a King bed, double shower bathroom and deck on which to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. The second King bedroom is on the main floor with two large windows providing a wooded view. The double bunk bedroom on the main floor sleeps 4. Both of the two lower level bedrooms have lake views: one with a Queen bed and one with both a Queen and a Twin. The sleeper sofa in the family room pulls out into a Queen bed with a memory foam mattress, as comfortable as any of the other beds. Everything on the lower level is brand new.

All bathrooms are either fully renovated or new, with both upper level bathrooms including heated floor tiles. The double shower in the master bath includes a built in seat and grab bar. The tiled lower level bath also includes a grab bar. Each bathroom has low flush toilets.

While fully air conditioned, Serendipity’s many windows let in the fresh, invigorating mountain air and provide a nice cross breeze. It is unlikely that you will need the air conditioning on most days, but it is a most welcome feature on those few days that you do.

Picture your family and friends here, relaxing on the deck, enjoying the view, fishing or playing in or on the water with the kayak, canoe or paddle boat included in the rental. Boat or walk to the nearby beach / playground, less than 5 minutes away. Sit by the fire pit roasting marshmallows and enjoying the multitude of stars. Watch the hovering hummingbirds from our very active deck-mounted feeder. Early morning kayak rides on the glass-like lake are a personal favorite, watching the mist rise off the lake, listening to the many varieties of birds and basking in the peace and quiet. And, in winter, when the lake is sufficiently frozen, you can ice skate or fish right in front of the house or even walk to the lodge across the frozen lake.

We are on the quiet section of the community with minimal traffic. Our large two lot property boarders a large undeveloped wooded area, creating a quiet, peaceful retreat. You can create lasting memories as you enjoy the open space, the peaceful beauty, and the inviting, relaxing setting offered by Serendipity Lake House.

Arrowhead is a quiet, private community that requires card key access and boasts of 3 pools, 5 beaches, tennis courts and a new lodge, easily accessible by boat, where you can use the gym, billiard room and library. And, if you need even more entertainment, you are only a short distance from mini golf, water parks, ski slopes, waterfalls, hiking, white water rafting, paint ball, golf courses, casinos, car racing, wine tasting, shopping and more.

Just 2 hours (or less) from Philadelphia, North Jersey and New York we are close to home, but a lifetime away.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jesse & Wendy Huestis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Jesse & Wendy Huestis

We have been married more than 20 years!

This house has been a dream of ours realized and it is our pleasure to share it with you.

Jesse & Wendy Huestis purchased this house in 2012

Why Jesse & Wendy Huestis chose Poconos

Ever have a moment of true serendipity? When you make a fortunate discovery purely by accident or fate? That's exactly what happened when this house found us. Owning a lake house in the Poconos had been what we always thought was an unattainable dream...until the summer of 2012. While staying at a friend's house which was for sale on North Arrowhead Lake, a realtor came by to show the property. Being curious to check out my friend's 'competition' we talked to the realtor about other lakefront properties for sale. Thinking we were interested buyers (which we weren't); she gave us her card, which we quickly tucked away. We went about enjoying our vacation until it began to rain and rain some more. As the boredom set in, we thought it might be fun to just look at some of the listings the realtor had mentioned. So off we took in a torrential downpour to look at houses. We were having fun, just checking out various home styles and furnishing choices, but nothing peaked our interest. When we first pulled in to what was to become Serendipity, we were less than enthusiastic. The front entrance does not do justice to what awaited inside and on the lake side. I can't explain the feeling, but it was mutual and instantaneous. It felt like home, like the “Miracle on 34th street”, just waiting for us to discover it. We spent the next two days talking about it, telling ourselves we were crazy, but feeling as if, for some reason, this house was meant for us. And, as they say, the rest is history. We have spent the last two years giving our moment of serendipity our own unique personal touch. And the serendipity continues in so many aspects of our home, the people we have met and the renters who have made memories in this very special house. The journey continues to astound and amaze us with positive energy. We hope that you too feel the special spirit that lives within these walls.

What makes this house unique

The openness of the home, and the amazing view of the lake are what sets Serendipity apart. Over time, we have come to appreciate additional benefits of our location and of the community itself. The house is situated such that it does not get the direct western sun, meaning that it is cooler in the summer. You won't be blinded by the late afternoon sun as you relax or barbeque on the deck. The house sits on a double lot and next to a large wooded property which affords much space and privacy. We are on the quiet side of the big lake where the only cars which pass are those going to the surrounding houses. We are centrally located in the community, close enough to walk across the frozen lake to the lodge in the winter or quickly boat to 2 different beaches in the summer. And need I say more about the view in any season?

Reviews

4.9
based on 40 traveler reviews

Amazing Indoors & Out! Fully Renovated Lakefront Home with Magical Views in PA
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews
5

Fabulous Family Home

  • 5 of 5

Jesse and Wendy have created a wonderful get away in Serendipity. Our extended family - three nuclear groups with 3 children under 5, thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful place. We were looking for a place where the adults could relax and the children could play independently but safely. This home was perfect for us. The house itself is very well appointed with a spacious kitchen, big enough for multiple cooks to work simultaneously and open to the rest of the downstairs so the cooks weren't separated from all the rest of the activity. We seldom find a house with enough dining space for all of us to eat together without bringing extra tables or cobbling something together. This home had plenty of space for us all to eat together comfortably. The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and with amazing views of the lake. The game room was a favorite of our little guys, and oh - the HOT TUB! What a treat! The outdoor facilities were, of course, the biggest hit. The spacious yard was awesome for our active little ones to run and play safely. They loved being able to walk right into the lake and play independently (with supervision of course) in the shallow water. They loved fishing and feeding the ducks, as well as walking to the very convenient beach to play on the playground equipment and jump off the dock. This is a gem of a place, and the owners were efficient, friendly and pleasant to work with. We had a couple of minor things to deal with and found them extremely responsive. I highly recommend this wonderful home and fully expect to return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 13 people in their late 20s had an absolute blast at this house. The owners were very responsive to when we had any questions, and the house was in great shape when we arrived. Obviously, the views of the lake cannot be beat as the house is right on the lake.

I recommend this house to anyone because of how nice the home is and how responsive and accommodating the owners are.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for family vacations

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house was very clean and neat and everything we needed was there. The view of the lake was beautiful. Our group consisted of ages from 19 to 86 and everyone had a blast. Jesse was great to work with and very welcoming. Would definitely stay there again.

Karen Blessing

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

I organized a stay at the Poconos for one of my greatest friends who is getting married this fall. Jesse and Wendy's house delivers in so many ways, and it helps that they are easy as pie to talk to. Jesse answered every one of my calls (as well as some silly questions once I arrived). The house provides a kayak, canoe, paddleboat, firepit, and a very popular hot tub. When we arrived there were instructions left conveniently at the foyer (and other places where explanation was needed). The house provides everything you could possibly need--it was raining all weekend and no one went bored! Jesse made an otherwise confusing planning phase a breeze, and I am forever thankful.

We have a happy bride! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

I decided on renting a house in the Poconos for a fun, relaxing bachelorette party weekend for one of my best friends and Jesse and Wendy were nothing but helpful in every imaginable way. The house has everything you could possibly need (with considerable extras like a kayak, canoe, paddle-boat and a wonderful hot tub that we spent most of our time in). Jesse answered all of my calls happily, which made what could have been an otherwise stressful planning phase nearly stress free.

Thank you both for an incredible weekend, we have a happy bride-to-be!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Terrible Experience

  • 1 of 5

I have been renting properties in the Poconos for years and this is my worst experience by far. The house itself is not that great. The pictures are quite deceiving. The inside of the house is not very appealing. The yard is the best part about this house, given that it is on the lake. That is the only good thing I can honestly say about this rental property. The owner was terrible with communicating. Jesse would not return my emails or calls with questions regarding the property after I had already paid. After calling him several times, he finally answered my questions and then proceeded to tell me that he forgot to charge for taxes and that he was going to take it out of our security deposit. I told him I was uncomfortable with this situation and that I wanted more details and would prefer to make a separate payment. He again stopped responding. After our stay, he sent our security deposit back with taxes taken out without any explanation or answers to my concerns. If you decide to rent from him, make sure you get a RENTERS CONTRACT. I also asked him to send me one, and also had Home Away contact him to make sure he sends it and he never did. If there was a contract in place, this situation may have been avoided. If your thinking of renting from this property, I would suggest you don't. There are plenty of places in the Poconos that I have rented from on the lake with a hot tub, fire pit, etc. The owners were a delight to work with and the houses were amazing. You can find better.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Megan, We take great pride in the cleanliness, comfort and safety of our home. Our focus has always been on making our guests’ stay a relaxing, positive and memorable experience by providing the best amenities and service. This can be seen in the loving care we have taken to continually upgrade our home, from the new kitchen, bathrooms, lower level, air conditioning, hot tub, etc. This is clearly evidenced in all the reviews we have received since opening to guests in 2013. The timing that the state of Pennsylvania started imposing sales tax was unfortunate, as it occurred after you had booked, and only two weeks prior your rental date. Our outreach prior to your stay was intended to explain this situation. We hoped to minimize the impact of our regulatory obligation by charging only ½ of the sales tax we are required to collect by law and taking it directly from your security deposit. I pride myself on being a responsive and caring homeowner, responding quickly and thoroughly to questions and requests. Homeaway feedback to date is reflective of this service and my history lists response rate at 100% with response time of within a few hours. The rental agreement was included as an attachment within my email of January 27, 2016 @ 8:11 PM, prior to your decision to book. In addition, you electrically signed the same agreement via Homeaway when you agreed to rent. As we were not aware of the sales tax at the time of your booking, it was not included within the rental agreement. The agreement has since been updated accordingly. We wish you all the best. Peace, Jesse and Wendy
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Map

Casino Theatre
Camelback Mountain Resort
Pocono Raceway
Pocono Whitewater Adventures
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Allentown
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Robert Christians
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
serveral less 12 miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
940
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Robert Christians
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Jack Frost/ Big Bolder
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Lake Beach, Beach 2
Car: necessary

The Poconos offer a wide variety of fun. Hiking, boating, being in the mountains, skiing, water parks, Gambling, good dining, golf and almost anything else.

It is a chance to relax and enjoy the views, or get out and have an exceptional time.

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Rates & Availability

Arrowhead Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Prime Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
August
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
$2,900
 
 
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$500
From
$650
Fri,Sat
$2,900
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
X Mas
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,400
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Per Car Gate Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Hot Tub $50 + Tax
Cleaning $160
Linens $130
Property Damage Protection $59
Per PersonBeach/Lodge Fee $30
Tax Rate 9.0%

To ensure the protection and privacy of residents and guests, the Arrowhead Community Association has some strict rules which can incur fines. Any fines levied while you are in residence will be deducted from the deposit. The fine for setting of fireworks is $500, with cameras used to locate the home. Fines are also associated with additional cars using the same gate key.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Poconos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Level Hallway Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fully renovated with heated floor
    Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double tiled shower w/ heated floor, seat & grab bar.
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large tiled tub/shower off of family room
  • The master bathroom includes a double tiled shower with built in seat and grab bar. The hallway bathroom includes a new shower / tub, with built in headrest for long quiet soaks. Both bathrooms are newly renovated and include heated tile floors for cold winter nights. The new lower level bathroom includes a tiled tub / shower combo with grab bar.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with private bath & deck overlooking the lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large bedroom with a wooded view.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Contains two sturdy bunk beds, sleeping 4.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Lower level with two large windows facing the lake.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lower level bedroom with lake view.
  • Two bedrooms, a King and double bunk bed room are up just a few steps from the Great Room, with the main bathroom in between. Walk upstairs to the private master suite with a King size bed, new bathroom and your own private balcony deck. Downstairs on the lower level you will find one Queen bedroom and one Queen /Twin bedroom both with lake views. Great for families and couples!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a wonderful private community, offering tons of family friendly activities, including 4 beaches, 3 swimming pools, and basketball courts. The fishing here is wonderful on a fully stocked lake with only 1/2 hp motors allowed. In the winter, ice skate or ice fish in front of the property. Keep warm in the evening, sitting by the firepit making smores. The whole house is air conditioned with individual controls in the great room, master and main floor bedrooms. Linens and towels available for an additional charge (they even make all the beds!) It is a really nice touch to have and the quality is better than hotel quality! The lodge offers billiards and a full fitness room for adults. The nearby community offers all season activities from skiing, water parks, white water rafting, golf, racing, casinos, outlet shopping and more!

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