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Enjoy quiet cozy place on the Creek! Fireplace, Jacuzzi, Ski, Forest, Amenities+

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6+)

Welcome to 'Saw Creek Escape', a very quiet forest home, nestled right between two creeks in lushly wooded settings, only minutes away from great amenities!

The Location

Situated in the great mountain private gated community it offers best of the both worlds. You are so close to great amenities and still feel being in a private and remote area, in nature and by the streaming water.

Being in the gated community offers you 24/7 Security and access to 4 Outdoor Pools, 2 Indoor Pools, 2 Hot Tubs, Fitness Center, Weight Room, Restaurant with the Scenic View and Entertainment, Tiki Bar, Snack Shacks, Indoor and Outdoor Tennis, Basketball and Racquetball Courts, 2 Lakes, Boats, Playground, Hiking Trail, our own Ski Hill with Ski Shop and Ski Lift!

When staying at this house, you are within just 3-4 minutes drive to the very good restaurant with scenic view and amenities: two heated pools, hot tub, tiki bar, fitness center, weight room, courts and ski hill. Don’t forget to take a full advantage of that! You can actually walk to it all. That is if you are up to walking up the hill. :)

The Property

The house is clean, airy and cozy. It's a basic mountain country vacation house, simple, perfectly imperfect, inviting, low-key, rather secluded and private. It's somewhat still living in good old sweet 1980-s. It has cathedral A-frame shillings with open wooden beams, wood burning fireplace and jacuzzi/whirlpool for two.

The house has 3 bedrooms, loft with big skylight and 2 full baths. Master bedroom upstairs has a queen size bed, tall ceilings, Jacuzzi tub for two and the balcony that facing the creek! Outside of the master bedroom is a loft with a large skylight. Perfect for stargazing and counting clouds! :)

The first floor has two bedrooms with double beds and 2 extra cots, full bath, well-equipped kitchen and a dishwashing machine. The living room has a leather sofa sleeper double size bed with a loveseat, wood burning fireplace, and deck off dining area with the view of the Saw Creek stream. It is best suited for singles and small groups up to 6 people, even though it can accommodate up to 10 people.

Outside you'll find a gas and charcoal grills, two fire pits, the deck with table, chairs and umbrella, water deck with seating and sunbathing benches, and two benches along the creek by the water.

The creek in the backyard is the actual Saw Creek. There also is a second miniature one in the front yard. Do you like to hear tree frogs singing? They may sing for you here.

If you'd like to do some yoga by the water or in the house we have a couple of yoga mats for you to use. You may also find useful our additional exercising equipment and tools that are available at the house.

The Area

This location has a lot to offer at any time and in any season. You are in the Delaware State Forest! Plenty of amazing hiking trails in all seasons. Famous Bushkill Falls are nearby! In the spring, summer, fall and winter it's an amazing place to rejuvenate while observing rapid nature changes.

Here are some things you may enjoy here off premises: Excellent Scenic Trails Hiking and Biking, Visiting State Parks, Shawnee Mountain Activities,Water Rafting, Kayaking, River Beaches and Lake Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Horseback Riding, ATV-riding and trying Off-Road experiences, Zip-lining and Experiencing the Aerial Rope Course, Exploring Waterfalls and Caverns, Pocono's Famous Flea Market and Antique Shops, Crossings Outlets and Local Shopping. How about Swimming, Barbequing, Marshmallow Toasting, Meditating? Or Shooting :)? Go for Tubing, Skiing, and Snowboarding. Explore all year round water sports and all sorts of winter sports. Enjoy Spas and Massages. Try Local Restaurants, and Bars, to name a few.

Simply up for a quick guilty treat? Would 24 flavors of soft served ice cream at the nearby small convenience shop do it?

In the snow season, you can use our own ski hill with ski lift (4 minutes from the house) or go to Shawnee Mountain (16-18 minute drive). Camelback is accessible too.

Please feel free to ask for more info if you need to.

The Mood

If you have a romantic side, come to stay at our cabin and enjoy being surrounded by nature, the calming sounds and views of the rolling water, the birds, crickets, far away wind chimes, occasional forest rain, and frogs. Unwind in the bubbling Jacuzzi. At night gaze at the absolutely amazing here stars in these deep clear mountain skies. Watch the various wildlife when it decides to visit. Curious deer, funny turkeys, various birds and living beings are passing by at times. We have seen all sorts of wildlife here, even bears and a black mink. They are locals here and they don't bother human locals. Just don't bother them!

It's a perfect place for you if you are feeling tired, for healing yourself, for meditation and yoga.

If you need to pause, unlink and detach from the world, to recharge, to step back in time where it moves slower and there is plenty of it to take good care for yourself, or to JUST BE, this is exactly for you. It's a right choice for a long vacation or a weekend trip, to reconnect with self and nature, or for the time together with your special ones. You will feel right at home here.

This place is great for idealists and dreamers :)


Please be aware: if you are looking for a vacation place that is modern, upbeat, fully connected with outside world, well equipped with all the techs & toys, and with a typical hotel style of service or settings, this is not for you!

Please know that if you are looking to throw a loud party this is a wrong place to rent. The neighborhood, the house, and surroundings are quiet and intended for peace and quiet.

The house it not a new modern house, so please be respectful and neat. House is clean and maintained on the weekly base by our great cleaning and maintenance service personnel. If you need anything please let us know, the cleaning service and a maintenance guy are generally around if needed.

Please read, respect and follow the simple house rules. They are meant for insuring your and our mutual best and smoothest experience possible. :)

The Gated Community

The Saw Creek Estates is a tranquil, private, 24 hr. well-guarded gated community. It is located in the Delaware State Forest, right at the bank of Delaware River, near Bushkill Falls State Park and Smithfield Beach National Recreation Area. It's close to Shawnee Mountain (25 min.) and Camelback Mountain Resorts (40 min.) and about only 80 miles west of NYC (2:00 hrs.). It's very easy to reach from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Newark airport (1:40 hrs.)

This resort style community is filled with numerous amenities and activities to choose from, to which you will have full access to. You may want to check out ongoing events or free sports classes.


Q.: Is there Wi-Fi and Cable TV?

A.: The basic Wi-Fi Internet is available at no extra cost. There is no landline phone and no cable TV here. We have 54 DVDs at the house and you can bring or rent locally your owns as well. If you still want to stream videos or news you can bring your own streaming device, like Roku. Verizon Wireless has the best reception at this house.

Q.: Do we need to bring linens?

A.: Linens are provided. You also may bring your own extras if you'd like. You'll need to bring your own bath and pool towels.

Q.: Is there a dining room?

A.: The everyday dining area consists of the kitchen bar and the coffee table. While there is no formal dining room with a dining table, we have three folding tables that can be used in the main room. One table is 6 feet long, and two are 4 feet long. We have plenty of chairs and stools. We also have an outdoor dining table.

Q.: Do we need to bring own pots and pans?

A.: No need to bring you own pots, pans, china, and cutlery. Those are provided. Just please leave it clean and dry for the next guests. You'll need bring your own paper goods, if you are planning to use them.

Q.: Can we fish in the creek?

A.: Yes. Though you'll get more fish in the designated fishing areas.

Q.: Are there bugs?

A.: You are in the woods. There are bugs in the woods. :) Naturally. We go an extra mile to keep the house and surroundings very clean and well taken care of. We have citronella candles and even a bug spray. You still may meet an occasional spider, ant, mosquito, caterpillar, butterfly, etc. :)

Q.: How far are the other houses?

A.: It depends on how you envisioning it. Think of this: the property is a part of the quiet private gated community that is located in the heart of Delaware State Forest. It is on 1.6 acres of land. There are other houses that nearby, never the less, it still feels very private and secluded. If you are looking for a very remote location there you are very far away from any civilization this is not a right place for that. Again, it's in the private gated community. Also, you can see the closest house on the main photo on the left.

Q: What time are check-in and check-out?

A.: The check-in is after 4:00 pm, the check-out is at 11:00 am.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!

We look forward speaking with you!



More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Elena

We are responsive, transparent and value service - we are here for you. Our goal is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and would love to have you back again. That's the reason we have detailed descriptions of our home on this site and in our Renters' Agreement. We hope you read them to make sure all is to your liking and your expectations are met. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

Elena purchased this house in 2006

Why Elena chose Bushkill

It's a small, simple, cozy, back in time, quiet, rustic kind of place in the natural setting. It's simply a nice place to relax and recharge. Everything is in the description and photos. Please ask questions. :)

What makes this house unique

The Creek. The beautiful mountain creek in your own backyard with a small deck above the water. Actually two creeks. Another small one in front of the house. Jacuzzi for two, wood burning fireplace, usually can see some while life and no one is around.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was cozy as expected and the property is gorgeous.
Sep 2015
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Bushkill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs - Master Bedroom - toilet , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 - Baby Creek View Side - 1 double , With most of sun and warmth
    Master - Upstairs - Both Sides View - 1 queen , Most Airy. Balcony is under contraction, unsafe for kids
    3 - Saw Creek View Side - 1 double , In the shade. Best for listening to the waterfalls sounds
  • Master: Jacuzzi Powder-room Balcony Closet CD Player 17' TV DVD Player VCR Player Portable Air Conditioner Floor Fan Extra Cot Bedroom 2: Door hooks - no closet Bedroom 3: Closet Extra Cot
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Community has 4 Outdoor Pools, 2 Indoor pools, number of Outdoor and Indoor Tennis Courts, Two Lakes, Row Boats, Children's Playground, Softball Field, Horseshoe Pits, Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, Bocce Ball Courts, Hiking and Nature Walk Trails. Some of the numerous local attractions: Mountain Laurel, Performing Arts Center, Great Golf Courses, Museums, shutting ranges, Paint-ball, Go-Carts, The Zoo, Horse Back Riding, and so much more!


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Enjoy quiet cozy place on the Creek! Fireplace, Jacuzzi, Ski, Forest, Amenities+
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 60 reviews

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything definitely will return. The owner is great,very nice, and very helpful. Great area and close to all stores..

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure! Will be wonderful and an honor to have you back!
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enchanting, it exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with property, the balcony facing the river, the rooms were very spacious and well decorated! specially the one ups stairs with the ceiling lighting! And the owner was very kind and helpful each step of the way. We certainly enjoyed our stay and hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure working with you!
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the property and the beautiful place

  • 2 of 5

the very nice property the great place the only bad I do not understand if I'm going to be a weekend I and my friends we cooked the house but I did not read that I could not leave trash I wonder I had to bring it to my house supposedly in the rules I did not like that we used the towels in the kitchen and they sent us pictures because it was dirty because we moved the wireles from their place they sent us pictures and just for the rubbish they charged me $ 140 we bought a lighter to start the fire my friend got broken they sent us photo of the lighter being ours

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Spoke with the person who rented the house on those dates, he said he is not aware of this review. We are on a good terms with him. Hope he will figure it out.
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Elena was very responsive and had great info on the area

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and well kept. The kitchen is small(We knew this going in) but very workable and was not an issue. Any questions we had about the property or area Elena was quick to respond with helpful information. My only suggestion would to connect the external antenna to the television to be able to watch some local news/weather, otherwise the kids were happy to watch a movie or two from the dvd selection provided. If you play tennis the courts were almost always empty and the pool was nice and clean. Overall we had a great stay and really enjoyed the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure! So happy you had a great stay! :) I'll look into your suggestion too. :)
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Great Poconos getaway for the family!

  • 5 of 5

I took the kids (4 and 7) to the house for spring break, and we loved every minute of it. The house is perfectly located next to the creek, the area is safe and wooded, and we were surrounded by so many things to do and see. Bushkill was amazing, and we spent so much time walking the creek or roasting marshmallows. Elena was absolutely wonderful with the arrangements, and the house was a great place to go, unplug, and relax. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was clean, very welcoming feel.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were impressed with how spacious and open the house was. The 3 bedrooms were more than enough. The customer service was outstanding, Elena was very helpful in suggestions on the area. The top of the mountain Spa was a highlight with the pool a big hit. The restaurant was 5 star with a full bar and televisions abound. The food, service and views of the mountains from the restaurant were breath taking. I would highly recommend this location as a great get-a-away. We will be back in Feb for skiing.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time in your busy schedule to leave a review! Glad you enjoyed your stay! You are very welcome back at any time!
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Lehigh Valey International Airport (ABE)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fernwood, Shawnee, Tamiment
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Top of The World
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
The Top of The World, Shawnee
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Smithfield Beach
Car: recommended

1. The main part is you are in the beautiful wooded secluded waterfront settings. The house is in the beautiful mountain creek.

2.The property in the private gated community with 24 hours security.

You have asses to all amenities.

3.You have access to all that Catskills have to offer for your rest and relaxation.

4. We care for you to enjoy your time here and easy to reach.

5. It's in Pensilvania, close to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

6. It has calming, "back in time", sort of 80-th-sh feel to it.

7. It's clean and affordable.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Community Registration $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

You must be over the age of 25 to rent!

Cancellation: 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date minus $125 cancelation fee.

All rates quotes are based on 6 guests.

Any two nights in witch one night is a weekend night are available at the weekend price for both nights. The automatic pricing on the site is not reflecting this.

The actual rates may vary until the reservation is booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.