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Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable 4 bedroom Home Near Skiing, Lake Harmony and Blakeslee

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,016 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable Woodland Home Near Skiing, Lake Harmony And Blakeslee

This 4 bedroom home features two family rooms, two fireplaces, upper and lower level covered porches, large sundeck with large gas grille.

The first floor has one bedroom, a full bath, a family room with a fireplace and large screen TV, a laundry room, checkers/chess/card table, a quiet reading area and a covered porch for enjoying outdoor relaxing.

The second level has 3 bedrooms, full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, family/living room with a fireplace and large screen TV, covered porch and large sundeck with large gas grille.

Located 5 minutes from Big Boulder/Jack Frost Ski areas and 20 minutes from Camelback.

Property also abuts the Thomas Darling Preserve at Two-Mile Run The Nature Conservancy.

The property is located near Blakeslee, Lake Harmony, the Hickory Run State Forest, Big Boulder and Jack Frost ski areas.

Driving time from the NYC and Philadelphia ares is under 2 hours. We are 2 miles from Exit 284 off Interstate 80 and 7 miles from Exit 95 of the Northeast Extension of the PA TPK.

Visit this site for a map to some of the area attractions. http://bit.ly/1gELIg5

More Details

Owner
John and Millie Holahan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About John and Millie Holahan

I operate a new home building and renovation company. Millie and I purchased this home, then completely remodeled and decorated it for friends and family to use while visiting. After we had inquiries from friends of friends, we decided to open the rental to folks who enjoy a cozy, relaxing getaway that is conveniently located to most of what the Poconos have to offer.

John and Millie Holahan purchased this house in 2006

Why John and Millie Holahan chose Poconos

We chose this property because we live nearby and know the beauty and amenities this area has to offer. With close proximity to both the NYC and Philadelphia areas, the drive is under 2 hours.

There are numerous activities if you are looking for some adventure; whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, leisurely walks, fall foliage, star gazing and much, much more.

Copy and paste this link, http://bit.ly/1ymKb5V, to see what the Poconos has to offer.

What makes this house unique

The property is located 9 miles from new Kalahari Resorts indoor water park. This water park is being promoted that it will be among the largest water parks in North America. Grand opening is scheduled for Spring of 2015.

In addition, Camelback Ski area is also opening a large indoor water park Spring of 2015. Located just 25 minutes from the property, this adventure park will have many activities from which to choose.

For those who want to enjoy outdoor activities, there a several ski mountains, golf courses, a rails-to-trails bike path along the Lehigh River, white water rafting, the Hickory Run State park and so much more.

This property is adjacent to the Thomas Darling Preserve at Two Mile Run. "Emerging from underground springs and seeps, Two-Mile Run feeds into Tobyhanna Creek, and eventually feeds the Lehigh River. Along the way, it traverses the 2,500-acre Thomas Darling Preserve at Two-Mile Run, a place where visitors can witness an extensive mosaic of glacial wetlands via a two mile trail and boardwalk system."

http://www.wildlandspa.org/thomas-darling-preserve/

Usually, access can be difficult because of the general public's access is several miles away. However, being in this private area affords easy access just 100 yards away.

Amenities

Pocono Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2016 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , On first level.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , second level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Larger bedroom second level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , second level
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable 4 bedroom Home Near Skiing, Lake Harmony and Blakeslee
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Mays Landing
5

Repeat renters to this great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year in a row renting from John and Millie, and the 2nd time renting the Sledgewood house. As expected, the house was warmly awaiting our arrival with 2 cozy fireplaces on. Besides the food we purchased, the house had everything else we needed and our group of combined familes had plenty of room to spread out. Except for our usual takeout of Dominic's Pizza (a minute away!), our group has kids so we cooked most of our meals and had plenty of kitchen items to work with. Location is great...perfect for our activities at Jack Frost, Big Boulder and H2Oooh waterpark at Split Rock. We also took John's suggestion and visited Kalahari Resort (10-15 minutes away) to walk around. This house is a great location if you wanted to go to the waterpark there (or at least to check it out and take home some great desserts from the bakery). It is also about 30 minutes from Jim Thorpe which is a charming town to visit. John and Millie are most accommodating, always quick to answer, and there quickly if needed. My security deposit was credited within 24 hours of our departure. Thank you again for your stellar hospitality and see you next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review; this reinforces the efforts of Millie and Donna in making the home a place of refuge and comfort after the day's activities. As you state, the location offers easy access to most of what the Poconos has to offer; the quaint Village of Jim Thorpe or the magnificent Resort at Kalahari; the Ski Slopes of Big Boulder/ Jack Frost and Camelback or the hiking trails right out back at The Thomas Darling Nature Preserve at Two Mile Run which is managed by The Nature Conservancy. You folks are a pleasure to have at Sledgewood and we look forward to your return soon. John, Millie and Donna
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5

Beautiful place owner is fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The place is truly beautiful quite and relaxing the owner is awesome and takes care if you need anyting truly recommend this place to anyone

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure having you as guests. Please consider us upon your next visit; you are most welcome. We hope your wife enjoyed her birthday surprise. Best wishes, John, Millie and Donna
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5

Absolutely the best. The house was perfect and John was quick to respond with all questions.

  • 5 of 5

I can't even begin to explain. I was so nervous renting a house vs a hotel, but John was so great. I took my daughter and 2 friends here for a weekend of tubing and snowboarding for her 18th birthday. The house is perfect, 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms..perfect so the girls were alone upstairs and I was downstairs. We had a great weekend, the house is beautifully decorated and at home personal touches as well as fully stocked! How nice to arrive and find breakfast items for the next morning! Saturday I received a txt from John about severe winter weather for Sunday and allowed for late check out or even stay an extra night! We ended up leaving later on Sunday, but thank you for the offer!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, Thank you for the wonderful review. I was pleased to hear everyone had a great time on the slopes; Saturday was certainly a perfect day for playing in the snow. I also want to let you know how much we appreciated the condition you left the house; you made our task so much easier. As for the decor, my wife takes pride in how she has staged the house. We want our guests to be warm, cozy and comfortable during their stay. Best Wishes, John, Millie and Donna
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4

Lovely home with a B&B feel

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the location and amenities and would rent again. Only negative..Some mattresses need to be replaced.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for very much for the review and the suggestion about some of mattresses; it may be about time we replaced several of them. I appreciate the feedback; without that, we wouldn't know what we must do to keep this home not just a good place to stay, we want it to be an excellent pace to stay. Best regards, John, Millie and Donna
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5

Beautiful cozy home

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I just stayed here this past weekend, over MLK. I can't get over how nice the home was. We had plenty of room for all of us with the upstairs and downstairs accommodating everyone. We came from many different places, and had lots of cars, but the property was able to hold all of us. John the owner was available while we stayed. We arrived on friday night and he provided us with some eggs and pancake mix for the next morning. I can't say enough of how wonderful the owners were, or how lovely the home was, but we had an excellent stay and I would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in the poconos. We were about 10 minutes from Big Boulder. We look forward to staying here again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, enjoyable getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The property was private and the house was cozy. We had plenty of room for our party of 8 along with a few visitors who didn't stay over. The owner was away, but there was someone available to assist us. She was very helpful and nice. We recommend this property if you're looking for a comfortable, carefree, peaceful getaway with family and/or friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, I appreciate that you took the time and effort to help our efforts in promoting the house. We often hear that the location to attractions and the peaceful setting are what our guests enjoy most. Millie, Donna and I are pleased you had a good time; please consider us at a future visit. Cheers, John, Millie and Donna
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Camelback Mountain Resort
Jack Frost Big Boulder Ski Area
"Great skiing near Blakeslee/Pocono Lake area."
Thomas Darling Preserve
"PAY NO ATTENTION to the 4.3 mile distance; that's from the public parking. This Preserve is ..."
Mount Airy Lodge
Jack Frost Big Boulder Ski Area
"Great skiing near Blakeslee/Pocono Lake area."
Pocono Mountains Municipal
Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area
"Great hiking adventure for everyone. The trails along the Tobyhanna Creek offer a place to e..."
Mt Airy Casino Resort
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
"North America's largest indoor and outdoor waterpark just 14 miles away."
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Wilkes_barre/Scranton International at Avoca, PA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Da's Irish Pub, Robert Christians, The Jubilee
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Jack Frost National, Pocono Manor
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Jim Thorpe for scenic rides
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80 and PA Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several restaurants and 3 Pizzerias
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Big Boulder and Jack Frost, Camelback
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Tobyhanna State Park
Car: necessary

Located in a rural area of Blakeslee in the western Poconos, the area offers a quiet relaxed setting. In the winter, there is downhill skiing at Camelback, Jack Frost and Big Boulder. Cross country skiing or snowshoeing is also enjoyed at several local nature areas such as Hickory Run State Park, The Austin Blakeslee and Thomas Darling Preserves.

For race enthusiasts, Pocono Raceway in Long Pond offer NASCAR and INDY events.

The summer season offers plenty of lakes for boating, fishing and just relaxing.

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Rates & Availability

Pocono Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Feb 21 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$275
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer
May 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $275
Tax Rate 9.0%

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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