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Cozy Waterfront Retreat-Private with Many Free Outdoor Activities

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Bushkill House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Barbara Wille
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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

I spent a long time searching for a great and affordable rental for my birthday. All of my diligence and patience paid off! When I found this listing, I just KNEW it was going to be a great place for my boyfriend, our dog and myself to relax and get away from Philadelphia for a few days.

Upon entering the house, we smelled the familiar scent of a fireplace and everything was neat and clean. The kitchen /living room has plenty of windows and a stunning view of the creek that runs through the backyard. Some of the other listings mentioned a hot tub in the yard and we were disappointed to find that there isn't one. The owner explained to me that it was from a different property. I kept my swimsuit in my suitcase and opted instead for a sweater as we sat in the chairs out back and built a fire. I watched the harvest moon rise between the gap in the trees as I rung in my birthday the best way I could think to.

Each morning, our dog would run outside and go swimming. I think that may be the happiest she's ever been! She absolutely did not want to leave and neither did we. Unlike many other vacation rentals I've stayed in, this one feels like a home. There are the owner's books and photographs throughout the house, CDs to listen to, cooking supplies, a cute crystal collection and various other signs of life.

We weren't able to use the grill because the propane tank was empty and I wasn't sure what to use to inflate the rafts. Minor hiccups in an otherwise flawless stay. Make sure to nap on the hammock and definitely do some exploring. I'm prone to making 1,000,000 pit stops to wander. I basically pull over every two minutes and go run through the woods to explore.

I would absolutely recommend this place to friends for a similar stay. I wouldn't suggest it if you're just looking to party because since it IS someone's home, it would seem disrespectful.

Thanks for everything and we will definitely be back!

Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments! I am sorry about the hot tub (comments) in the past reviews. This is a new listing on a homeaway site that was from a different house! We are working on all these "minor hiccups" as you put it and look forward to having you again at Yellow Magnolia!

4 out of 5 Stars
Sep 2014
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Cozy Waterfront Retreat-Private with Many Free Outdoor Activities
average rating of 4.631579 based on 22 reviews

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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Just gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

A last minute long weekend trip was planned and when I found this beautiful home with the best view, I couldn't believe it. The house is so peaceful and it always you to breathe and refresh. Barbara was so wonderful and very helpful. You can tell she has great care for her home and she enjoys sharing it with others. Was was a wonderful blessing. We will definately be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing wildlife

  • 5 of 5

Amazing cabin in an amazing location. If you quietly sit on the deck, you will see some spectacular wildlife, from bald eagles, cooper hawks, over 15 different species of birds to include rare sightings of two separate types of red headed woodpeckers. It is quiet and peaceful and located perfectly for many different hikes and bike rides. The fall foliage was great. As many of the reviewers have state, Barbara really has set up a very special place. I will return.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Location location location!

  • 4 of 5

The view from the deck was amazing and the sounds of the creek were calming. Although the weather was not cooperative we managed to site see Bushkill falls and antique shops. The men did not get to fish in the creek but they still had a good time! Thanks for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Serenity

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from spending Labor Day Weekend at Barbara’s home. It was just what I needed. Hurricane Hermine kept herself away and the weather ended up being beautiful. There’s plenty to do in the area if you have kids but if you’re like me and just want peace and quiet in a beautiful setting then buy your supplies at the local Foodtown and hunker down- Just stay in and around the house and enjoy the zen-like outdoor environment that Barbara has created. Note-this is not a house for high-maintenance people, if you need stainless steel appliances, a Weber Genesis grill and king-size beds, then this is not the place for you. But if you’re laid back, cool and the gang, and appreciative of the natural beauty in life, then definitely reserve some time here. PS. I can’t even imagine how awesome it would be here in fall with the leaves changing, I can just picture myself around the fire pit or on the deck watching the golden leaves float down the creek. . .

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Only wish we could have stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most peaceful houses we've ever rented. We loved having the creek right outside. I was looking for a relaxing vacation where I could sit back and read a book and that's what I found. It was quiet and there aren't any neighbors in the immediate area although we did find a couple of nice locals on our walks who were very friendly.

I can't remember when I last slept as much and as soundly. It rained on one of our days there and I was thrilled. Got to lay back, read my kindle and feel the breeze coming through the screen of the sliding glass door.. The saddest part was leaving, my boyfriend didn't want to leave and fell in love with having a creek within steps.. My little Maltese dog didn't want to leave either.. We plan on going back again sooner rather than later.. Barbara, the owner was very helpful and always a call away if needed. This was the first vacation I've taken in a long time that left me feeling renewed and not like I needed another vacation upon returning home..

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us Barbara!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas holiday
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Linen Fee $40
Cleaning $65
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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Bushkill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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