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Cozy Waterfront Retreat-Private with Many Free Outdoor Activities

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bushkill House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom cottage on a beautiful, serene acre (plus) waterfront lot

The property is 1 1/4 acres in a secluded quiet area. It is a place to reconnect with nature and enjoy peace and serenity. You can fall asleep at night listening to the running water and wake up with the chirping of the birds. You can see deer, wild turkey, white herons and ducks swimming in the creek.The back has a full deck with picnic table and grill overlooking the creek.

This house is my sanctuary. It is a magical place filled with art and inspiring pieces that I have collected from my travels and reflects my creativity and love of nature . It is not a place to party or have fireworks. The house can comfortably accommodate 4 persons.


The house is located on a beautiful creek that you can swim, fish or kayak in. There is a private deck with picnic table and grill and 2 rocking chairs to sit out at in the morning with your coffee or at night to watch the stars and listen to the sounds of nature. The patio has 2 adirondeck chairs, a bench and a firepit. Relax in the a hammock, read or take afternoon naps. Sit in the morning and watch beautiful birds, wild turkey and deer crossing the creek. It is truly a beautiful setting, a place to connect with nature and experience serenity and peace.


2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a laundry room. The whole back of the house has windows that look out onto the stream and woods. This is the part of the house with the living room, kitchen and a quiet sitting room (den).

Wireless Internet access!

Spring/Summer: Spend the day up in the trees while you climb, balance and zip through the 66 elements of the Pocono TreeVentures ropes course. OR Glide down a mountain in an air tube at the new 'Blue Lighting' exhibit all at Fernwood Resort (10 mins)

Local Activities and Attractions:

Nearby Pocono attractions include Shawnee Ski Mountain, Shawnee Water Park, Camelback Ski Mountain, Camelbeach Water Park, Bushkill Falls, Resica Falls, Dingman's Falls, Delaware River beaches and rafting, Stand Up Paddling, 25 miles of hiking trails (McDade trail), Pocono Bazaar Flea Market, antiquing, museums, Mountain Laurel Performing Arts Center, PEEC (Pocono Environmental Education Center), Winona Falls, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, cross country skiing, miniature golf, wildlife viewing, tubing ,restaurants, cinemas, sightseeing, white-water rafting (Delaware River), canoeing, kayaking, fishing, golfing, hiking ,biking, and so much more!

There are no community amenities for this house.

More Details

Barbara Wille
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Barbara Wille

I am a semi-retired teacher who spends my time hiking, swimming, jet skiing and traveling. I love art and all types of music. I spend my summers between my home in the Poconos and my condo near the Jersey shore. In the winter, I go to Hawaii for several months to visit friends and enjoy traveling to Europe in the fall.

Barbara Wille purchased this house in 1999

Why Barbara Wille chose Poconos

I fell in love with this property because it was right on the water.

I can go swimming, kayaking or tubing from my backyard or just put my beach chair in the creek and sit and read a good book. There are many waterfalls as you walk along the creek and a lake on top of the hill where I go at night to sit and reflect on my day. I love watching all the wild animals. I see deer crossing the creek and wild turkeys, ducks and geese. The lighting in the mornings is especially beautiful shining through all the windows. It feels so warm and cozy. I enjoy all the peace and serenity that surrounds me.

What makes this house unique

This property is very secluded with no visible neighbors. I like the privacy and especially the view from my kitchen window. It is truly a magical place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In late October with my young friend Katrien, I celebrated my 90th birthday in the setting of a fantasy I'd once described to her: a quiet cabin in the mountains, no neighbors nearby, trees and rough terrain, and a gurgling stream. And then, thanks to Katriens computer skills, Behold, there it was! Such clear fresh air besides (until the rain came), and a small group of late-traveling raptors for intermittent company. The house itself had many more comforts and pluses than the fantasy would have allowed and I cherished them The warmth, the kitchen, easy chairs. But it was the warmth and loveliness and wealth of interest of the hostess herself that permeated the space and made the welcome unbelievably rich. Reading a bit of Hawaiis history, returning to the Prophet for the first time in 70 years, browsing among snapshots and feeling the warmth of friendships they represent, just sitting in comfort on the sofa and watching the forest landscape.

For me, though, the best and most magical hours were spent standing or seated on the cabin steps watching the stream as it leisurely passed in front, veered right, debated for a moment whether to branch (decided not), picked up steam and went over some cascades, then disappeared from view The movement of the water was clarified by fallen leaves and those days need no reminders - they're with me always-yet the precious little "bejeweled notecase you"d left in greeting in your Pocono home remains active on my desk, with a few leaves remaining. Those were rare and wonderful days, Barbara. With a full heart, I thank you.

With love, Sue
Oct 2016
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Bushkill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Fireworks on or around the property are prohibited
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is a washer, dryer behing the folding doors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The futon has a double mattress and can sleep 2 persons.
  • This house has 2 full size beds, The sheets & towel service includes all the beds made up at the time of your arrival and ample towels for everyone.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This home is a sacred space to experience peace and serenity and reconnect with nature. It is not a place for large groups or parties. Please be respectful of the grounds and neighbors.


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Cozy Waterfront Retreat-Private with Many Free Outdoor Activities
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Camella and I fell in love with the retreat. From the moment we stepped thru the door we felt at home.

The view from the deck is memorizing. sitting by the water in the evening and listening to the water cascading over the rocks is so peaceful and relaxing you feel completely at peace.Watching the ducks in the morning while we had our morning coffee was a blessing.

We both felt renewed and felt so blessed to be able spend a week in a piece of paradise.

The view and the retreat touched our souls.Camella practice her yoga and we would meditate by the stream feeling like we did not have a care in the world.

The house has such a good comforting feeling and you feel like it was always a part of your life.

If you're looking for a piece of heaven We would highly recommend you stay there and let all the stress of the world wash away as you watch the water cascading by.We will definitely stay there again and again. Trails and the numerous waterfalls are a experience you do not want to miss.

The surrounding towns have some great spots to eat and some unique shops .We know you will love this place as much as we do.

Gary and Camella

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and lovely house. Perfect weekend for family of 3.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here and we loved it! So did our dog! It was very peaceful and serene. I loved hearing the sound of the creek all day.

This was exactly the type of getaway we were looking for. We drove 30 min to go hiking at Raymondskill Falls (which I highly recommend) and the waterfalls are breathtaking, not to mention it was free! There are so many beautiful places that you can hike for free.

Barbara was very friendly and helpful with giving suggestions of places to check out. We will definitely come back here!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

This property was just at the pictures show! It is right near the water and you could hear it from the bedroom while falling asleep every night. The kids enjoyed learning how to kayak and fish. I LOVED the huge deck and views from it. I could wake up and drink my coffee there every morning.. Which made it hard to leave. We drove 15 minutes to hike to a waterfall. Needless to say, I did not hear a peep from the dog or kids the entire way home after our long weekend there. From playing in the stream to just running around having fun (without electronics) they were exhausted!! I would come back and deff recommend to come here.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent our 1 year wedding anniversary at the house and it was amazing. The house was beautiful and very peaceful. Having the lake in the backyard made such a difference. Barbara was a pleasure to deal with. I will definitely be coming back and have recommended the house to my family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Home is beautiful and the constant sound of stream on the property is lovely. Highly recommend this to anyone who values quiet, nature, beauty.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newark, Allentown
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Pub 570
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Shawnee Ski Area
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Smithfield Beach - Delaware River
Car: necessary

My property is 5 minutes from Bushkill Falls, the Delaware River and offers many hiking trails with waterfalls. You will see deer, wild turkey and sometimes bear. You can walk or hike on the 25 mile McDade trail, canoe, kayak or SUP in the Delaware River nearby.


Rates & Availability

Bushkill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Labor Day holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

I do offer Monthly rentals. Please inquire about those special rates.
only Dogs are allowed in my home

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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