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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fully Equipped Kitchen And Laundry Area All On One Floor.

This single story home offer convenient living on one level. The largest bedroom has a queen sized bed plus its own full bathroom. Bedroom #2 has a full sized bed and a set of bunk beds; bedroom #3 has a full sized bed. These guest rooms are served by a full bath as well. Bedroom linens and bath towels are supplied.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all pots, pan, dishes, silverware and glasses supplied.

The kitchen, dining and living areas are in an open floor plan. The dining room seats 6 at the table while a breakfast counter will seat 4. There is cable TV and WiFi available.

A large front deck offers a great place to s[end a quiet evening, a large rear deck offers room to enjoy a meal prepared on the grille.

This corner property provides a large yard for playing or lounging. It also is the access to the adjacent Thomas Darling Preserve at Two Mile Run. With an area of 2500 acres, this groundwater-fed glacial wetland has one of the state’s largest and healthiest spruce forests.

What You'll See

Boreal wetlands with native black spruce, balsam fir and tamarack, surrounded by a forest of northern hardwoods, including eastern hemlock and red spruce. Flowering shrubs and rare plants, including bog sedge, thread rush and creeping snowberry. Black bears, river otters, eastern coyotes, snowshoe hares, beavers and a variety of breeding birds, including Canada warbler, black-billed cuckoo, scarlet tanager, barred owls, ospreys, golden-crowned kinglets, hooded mergansers, ravens and dark-eyed juncos.

Witness colorful shrubs blooming from early May until July. Pick blueberries during the late summer and fall. Explore the preserve via a 2 mile trail and boardwalk system, supported in part, through the ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation.

So close to all of the many attractions this area of the Poconos has to offer, yet not too close. You can use this safe haven a a place to relax and unwind after experiencing all the hiking, golfing, skiing, whitewater rafting, biking or the leisurely stroll along the trails.

More Details

John and Millie Holahan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About John and Millie Holahan

Having lived in many places from Newfoundland, Canada to California and from New York to Georgia, I found the Poconos when I met Millie. Millie's parents owned a piece of land in the Poconos with hopes of retiring here one day.

When Millie and I married, we then fulfilled our own plans of moving to the Poconos; that was 1976. Over the years, we have traveled a little, but always look forward to returning home to the Poconos.

John and Millie Holahan purchased this house in 2003

Why John and Millie Holahan chose Poconos

This property is located in a small community of 9 houses, our primary home being one of them. Being a local home builder, I took the opportunity to buy this property. With a few changes like removing some interior walls, upgrading the kitchen, flooring, painting, siding, decks and so forth, we wanted to have this place available to visiting friends and family.

Because of the most convenient of locations, we renovated a couple of other properties in the neighbourhood, each having their own character.

This area is so close to everything including the major highways like Interstate 80 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

State and local parks are very accessable as are all of the activities you can imagine.

What makes this house unique

This single story home is convenient living on one level. A front porch for enjoying an evening of star gazing and a back deck for enjoying a meal prepared on the gas grille.

The large yard provides plenty of room for children to play.


Pocono Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • 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 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , In larger bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bath in hallway
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 child bed , Has bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Convenient location to most of the Poconos favourite activities, yet, the quiet and wooded location offers a place to relax by the firepit and talk about the days activities and plans for the next day.


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Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable Woodland Home Near Skiing, Lake Harmony And Blakeslee
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
York, PA

Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Needed to stay in the area for grandson's baseball tournament Memorial Day weekend. We have rented a lot of houses over the years through vrbo. This cottage is one of the cleanest we have run across. Plus, the owners provide all the essentials and went out of their way to be sure we had everything we needed. As, commented in a previous review, the pictures do not do this house justice. Also, really appreciate that they are pet friendly. Our dog doesn't do well with boarding, so we always stay where they accept pets. Only minor improvement I could suggest would be to have a TV in one of the bedrooms. Thanks for a great family weekend, John & Millie!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Millie and are very pleased with your review and comments. We agree that new phots should be posted, I will take care of that this summer. A TV in the larger bedroom is not a bad idea as Millie loves to watch HGTV and I prefer watching something that will not provide a long list of, "Hey, why don't we do this to the house?" We're glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome you back on your next visit to the Poconos. Best regards, John, Millie and Donna
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  • 5 of 5

The house was fully stocked and EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN!!! Nicely decorated, every detail was covered. John was wonderful! We were close to everything we wanted to do for the weekend. Thank you for breakfast, it saved me a trip to the store! Already planning our next trip! I just can't say enough good things about this home!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow; we're so pleased you and your family enjoyed the house. Millie and Donna will be particularly happy to know their attention to the details are recognized. You were fortunate that the weather was so nice; I saw you took advantage of the trail to the Thomas Darling Preserve at Two Mile Run. Millie and I often snowshoe through the Preserve but this year, the snow is on the slopes. Look forward to having you back. John, Millie and Donna
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Very comfy home with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. Our family of 6 stayed there with plenty of room, and they even allowed us to check-in early with no problem. We enjoyed the little touches, like the hot chocolate for the kids, which they really looked forward to after a day on the slopes. The fridge was freshly stocked with essentials, and even had spices which came in handy in preparing a few quick meals. Nice temperature controls in each room, and lighting choices created a nice ambiance. They even shipped my daughter's beloved stuffed animal which got left behind...what a lifesaver! Would definitely stay again when we come back to the area. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review; it is very much appreciated, We're glad you enjoyed those little touches, Millie wants the experience to be memorable and comforting. The décor is designed to instill that feeling of coziness, a place to relax and retreat after a day on the slopes or the other activities the Poconos has to offer. Thank you for leaving the Kottage is such great condition; we appreciate that as well. Wishing you, your family and friends the very best wishes, John, Millie and Donna
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Wonderful Christmas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I loved our stay at this house. Everything was very clean.There was a pretty decoration including Christmas tree which made us feel so warm and great.

We've been traveling a lot to Poconos. But, This trip is the best! Thank you again! We will be back this year :)

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time! You were wonderful guests and are most welcome to stay with us during your next trip to the Poconos. Our best wishes to you and your friends for the New Year! John, Millie and Donna
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Charming cozy home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

I can't not begin to explain how much we enjoyed our stay. Pictures do not do the home any justice, so much nicer in person. From the second we arrived to the moment we left, everything was perfect. We came in to a warm home, fire place lit, Christmas tree on and music playing the background. The house was very clean. The owners were delightful. We came with six adults and four kids under 2 as well as our dog. We fit perfectly and comfortably. So grateful to John and Millie for their coZy "kottage". Perfect new year.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the glowing review. I have heard from several guests how pleasantly surprised they were when they arrived; the pictures do not convey the comfort, warmth and cleanliness of the Kottage. Everyone loves the location; so close to the many places to see and things to do in the Poconos, yet located in a quiet wooded setting. A great place to relax after enjoying the day's events and activities. Come stay at the Kottage again on your next visit to the Poconos. This is a great place in the spring and summer as well. Best regards, John and Millie
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. I am extremely picky about cleanliness, as we travel with two young children, and I was thrilled with the condition of this home. The kitchen is fully stocked and its so convenient to have linens, towels and blankets provided (with more than enough extras in the closet, if needed). John was very helpful on showing us how to work the heating system, and Millie did a lovely job of decorating the home (complete with a beautiful Christmas tree and various seasonal decor throughout the house). We truly felt at home and are disappointed we can't stay longer. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie and Ed, It was a pleasure having you as guests and it looked as though the children were enjoying the new snow. The cleanliness of the home is very important to us as well; we expect the same when we travel though are often less than thrilled. I'll tell Millie of your admiration for the decorating; Millie is very careful to be sure everything is just right. Please consider staying with us on a future visit to the Poconos; you were excellent guests and are most welcome back. Happy New Year to you, Ed and the children; John and Millie
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
AVP- Wlikes-Barre/ Scranton/
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Jack Frost National
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 80 and PA Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Big Boulder and Jack Frost, Camelback
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Tobyhanna State Park
Car: necessary

This property is in a quiet wooded setting, close to skiing, NASCAR racetrack, water parks, lakes and so much more. Close, but not too close.

This location is a quiet place for relaxing after a day of activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, golf, a stroll through the nature preserve that is next to the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Pocono Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $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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