About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
** Please note that the homeowner lives on site, in a completely separate unit, and may be present during your stay **
There's never a wrong time of year to visit the picturesque Pocono Mountains area! An unforgettable vacation awaits you at this stately 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental house, situated in the quaint community of Lakewood. Located within easy driving distance of several East Coast metropolitan areas, you'll find that the Poconos region offers a little something for everyone!
Master Bedroom: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed | Bedroom 3: Full Bed | Living Room: Pullout Bed
This charming unit is the separate private carriage house of a completely restored 1800's main house. It's a stagecoach stop and is one of the oldest properties in the area!
With 1,200 square feet and comfortable accommodations for 6 guests, this house is the perfect size for a family or group of couples out for a magnificent Pocono Mountains getaway.
From the moment you arrive, you'll in love with the home's historic charm and cozy interior. All the amenities you need to be as comfortable as possible during your stay are here, including air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, a DVD player, and wireless internet access for your convenience.
When you're not out enjoying one of the area's fine local restaurants, prepare a delicious meal at home in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with all the necessary modern appliances. There's also a gas grill available for your use, just in case you're craving a smoky barbecue flavor!
Everyone in your travel party will love this home's great location! No matter what season you're here, you'll find a variety of outstanding recreational activities in the area ranging from scenic horseback rides and hiking in the summer to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
Snowmobile trails, 4-wheeler trails, and Elk Mountain Ski Area are all very close by, so you won't have to venture far for exciting outdoor fun!
When you're not in the mood to cook, grab a pizza from Villa Como or go to Cheryl's Diner for a family-friendly breakfast!
THE EVOLVE DIFFERENCE
Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, wireless internet access, flat-screen cable TV cable, DVD player, gas grill, air conditioning, linens and more
- Fantastic Lakewood location - Within close proximity to Elk Mountain Ski Area, snowmobile trails, 4-wheeler trails, and a variety of other outdoor recreational activities!
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- No events, parties or large gatherings
- Must be at least 21 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
The owners were very accommodating. Everything was as advertised. The house is very clean and it has everything you need for a stay in the country.
Comfortable accommodations overall
Pro's : The carriage house was in good order, the kitchen is well stocked, and it was very clean and orderly overall. The AC is in good working order and keeps the main space well cooled. The bedrooms were warmer, but we did not run the AC most of the day. Lots of seating, and plenty of space for a decent size group to sleep. Plenty of pillows and linens were provided. The kitchen is quite large and easy to cook in, and the fridge is full sized. There is also a washer and dryer as well as a dishwasher. The living room is large and a nice size for the family to hang out together.
Cons: The ceilings are quite low and slanted in most rooms, so if you are very tall this may present a problem, however it did not bother us. The Queen bed is VERY firm, the other beds have mattress toppers and we switched to those beds instead as they much more fit our preferences. If you like a really firm mattress that may work for you. The couch in the living room is quite honestly uncomfortable, and in need of upgrading as the backing has lost all support and you can feel the wooden frame. The bathroom while otherwise in great order did not have any hand soap. (I imagine this was a minor oversight). There were a great number of air fresheners around the home to keep things fresh which would probably have been lovely if I weren't allergic to fragrance. If you have a sensitivity you may need to, like I did, go through and stash them away for your stay.
Overall: I would certainly recommend this carriage house to others, and I would definitely be willing to stay again.
Don't make the mistake I made!
This review is for the people who may be thinking the same way I was and hoping they can learn from my experiences. This is not intended to attack the owners or their views, but I'll talk about difference in views, my thoughts on interacting with them, and try to give a fair review on the house itself. (and I'm sure they will leave comments to justify their positions)
For however long I've been renting houses, I always thought I rent the SPACE which COULD accommodate X number of people. And if I decide to bring additional people, I would be sharing my rented space and we have to manage the sleeping arrangement. It'll be tight, but I sign up for it. That was my thought process. The owners apparently had another view. When I informed them we might have another family staying, they told me they "never allow more than 6 people", but they "can make an exception for additional $xxx" (they demanded to pay double). This "exception" price went down a bit after I negotiated. We were initially 9 people but at the last minute we became a party of 10 (added one niece). At this point, I was still thinking kids can sleep in the living room like a camp out. They would enjoy that. BIG MISTAKE. Upon arrival, owners wanted to know how many we are so I said 10. "TEN? YOU SAID NINE! YOU SAID NINE!!! NO WAY! NOO WAAY!!" He was very aggressive and I just could not communicate with him. I really didn't see what was causing such aggravation because I was still looking from my point of view, renting a space. It's not like I brought 30 people but they acted as if I did.
Maybe to their mind, they were only getting paid for 6 people and having more people should cost more (for the same amount of space). It's their house and their rule so I should respect that. If they were more calm, we probably had a better outcome. But after hearing the screams, my other family decided to go home and kids could not spend time together for our annual event.
The house itself was actually nice. Good space for 6 (3 full size beds), a large living area with a long couch and a futon convertible sofa (ironically it would've been great for kids). And no shoes allowed in the house (all carpeted) which is a plus. They are very quick to respond to emails for questions.
Since the owners live right across, they do look over your shoulders and watch every move you make from their window, which didn't make a good impression. We only stayed a night and went home. It was a hard lesson learned. 6 means 6!
We are glad you like the property, its layout and the prompt response from the owner via email.
The industry standard in vacation rentals is to accurately disclose how many people you intend on bringing. This is why every website asks you to input the number of travelers during the reservation process. The owner may decide to not allow a party that exceeds their maximum occupancy or may request an additional fee for the extra people.
We appologize for the negative experience during your trip and hope future travelers are better.
The Evolve Team
Nice but small
Average house. Site made it confusing on what place I was renting. Homeowners live across for side house.
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. We're glad you found the property nice! The carriage house can comfortably accommodate 8 as the listing advertises, though it was brought to our attention that the group exceeded maximum occupancy. For more than 8 people, one would likely find the property small. We apologize for any confusion about the property setup. It does state in the listing that the unit is the separate private carriage house of a completely restored 1800’s stagecoach stop. However, we will add additional clarification to that end. We wish you luck in your future travels! -The Evolve Team
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