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Pet friendly cottage along juniata river

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Secluded cottage with a 6 person hot tub!!

Nersum Waters is a pet friendly cottage located within walking distance to the Raystown branch of the juniata river. Enjoy the sounds of nature and the peaceful tranquility of the surroundings from this second story cottage nestled 12 feet above the ground. Watch the wildlife from the oversized windows in living room or let the squirrels entertain you in the mornings as you awake and gaze out the 9 foot sliding glass doors in the master bedroom. Let the days of endless traffic and boring meetings be washed away as you embrace the surroundings as you walk in the secluded area and stroll to the river where you will find a private river front area that is only for Nersum Waters guests. At the river you will find a canoe outfitted with paddles and life jackets and a campfire ring for those nighttime fishing excursions.

Everything you need is included at Nersum Waters. The kitchen is well stocked for making the family dinner. The living room is equipped with a 46' flat led hdtv with Dish tv for all your sports viewing pleasures. The bathroom is equipped with enough towels and linens for a large family as well as the paper products. Unlimited long distance and wireless internet included as well. The bedrooms are equipped with extra blankets and linens.

Nersum Waters was hand built by the owner over the past several years having a lot of pride, sweat and tears being put into this beautiful home. Every room has a different story associated with it having hardwood throughout such as the cherry and black walnut wainscoting, poplar slab wall, curly maple kitchen and even the bathroom was given its own identity with an aromic western cedar ceiling. Watch as it changes colors from the steam and then you will catch that familiar scent of cedar from the wood.

More Details

Josh Penrod
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018


Hopewell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathtub shower combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Second bed is an inflatable bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Located just 9 miles from lake Raystown. And 10 miles from historic bedford.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Pet friendly cottage along juniata river
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews

Seasonal cottage

  • 4 of 5

We went in the late fall and the cottage wasn't able to heat up very well. No porch light which made the walk up the stairs at night dicey. The lighters were out of fluid so lighting the fire pit with matches took some time and patience. The hiking/walking trails weren't on the cottage side, you'd have to canoe to the other side of the river and walk up the mountains which would have been fun if it wasn't so cold (and the canoe didn't have frozen water in it). The power went off twice and I needed to switch the breakers back on. However, during the summer and early fall months, this place would be good. The place is cozy and has a selection of movies and books. The windows in the bedroom gave it a nice outdoor feel. Josh had the hot tub heated and ready to go and were open to any questions. Josh and his dad were helpful and overall good hosts. I'd recommend it to others during the summer months.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great stay. Peaceful. Hot tub was nice. Beautiful scenery. Very clean and cozy. They made everythin

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Cozy. Property owner was great to deal with. Thanks josh. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Josh was great. We booked very last minute based on not being able to go where we planned for our honeymoon. The cottage was very cozy and comfortable. We brought our boat with us and enjoying being close to Raystown Lake. Also totally loved the canoe! I think we ended up catching more fish out of it than on our boat. The hot tub was really relaxing. Not much is close by (exactly what we wanted) but there is a nice little bar and general store. Josh answered any questions we had and was very prompt and friendly. It was nice that there is a house phone and wifi since we had no signal until we got about 10 minutes away from the house. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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My Husband n I enjoy are stay , it was exactly what we were looking for .

  • 4 of 5

We loved it ,just what we were looking for private, quiet and secluded. The fishing was great .The canoe and the hot tub was a bonus.The house was clean and had the supplies we needed .The only down fall tl there was no propane for the grill , but we didn't call josh for any because we didn't want to be a bother . Diffently would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A lovely, peaceful place to relax and recharge.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well-equipped. The setting is peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed the short walk to the river access and the leisurely paddle on the river in the canoe so graciously provided by the owner. Evening soaks in the - well kept, clean - hot tub were particularly lovely! Thank you, Josh, for a much needed (though short) getaway.

Best Regards,


  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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small cabin far from any roads

  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed our stay at Penrods. but it had some pros and cons

pros are

very private

awesome location

hot tub

enough parking for our boat and van


bathroom door had no latch

very small (great for two people)

some of the lights didn't work

very limited pots and pans ect..

almost had a fire because of poorly cleaned oven

dishes were also not properly cleaned

but we had a great time


  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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