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"Thistle Dew" in the heart of the Pocono Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy, getaway, tucked in the beautiful Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains. Private community, located in Paradise Valley, boasting rustic charm with 3 bedrooms, large living room with wood burning fireplace, full kitchen and laundry area.Close to all Pocono Mountain Attractions: Camelback skiing / water park, Mt. Airy Casino, Crossings Premium Outlets, Candle Shops, Horse-back riding, Restaurants, Trout Hatchery, Blueberry picking, Golf.

Donna Wolk
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017


Cresco Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Jack and Jill bathroom on second floor between the bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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"Thistle Dew" in the heart of the Pocono Mountains
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
Trenton nj


  • 5 of 5

We can’t say enough about this home. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but when you get inside the home welcomes you. A fully equipped kitchen invites you in to discover the many little touches Donna has added to its charm. We loved the special area she had as a feeding station for our dog and our dog loved the long walks in the woods. The living room beckons with more hidden treasures including a stone raccoon which Donna painted. We only used the downstairs as it was just the 3 of us ( 2 seniors and our pup) but that was enough. For a larger family there are 2 more bedrooms & a ½ bath upstairs. This is not listed as handicapped accessible but if you can climb one small step from the yard into the living room you will be fine. (The kitchen entry where the lock box is does have a couple of steps.) Feisty and I enjoyed the walk to the falls especially the winding pathway through the trees. We all enjoyed the closeness to Mt. Airy,

Mt. Pocono, Tannersville and many other areas as well as fishing in the local river or traveling to nearby Tobyhanna park. We fount Donna to be very easy to work with and her directions were great. We will definitely be back. Thank you Donna for the use of your home!!

George & Barb

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barb & George! You're welcome back any time! Mailing your doggie jackets, that were left behind, back to you today!
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  • 5 of 5

Great place! A comfortable environment, great amenities, very clean and everything you need. Loved the place.... So cozy. Has a grill

And fire pit too. Walking distance to so many things. Cant wait to go back. It was better than we exected!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Come back anytime! Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, there is always plenty to enjoy in the Poconos!
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Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first house rental on homeaway and I have to say it was a great choice! I was so happy on the location of the house because it seriously is minutes away from everything! The house was very clean and roomy. There was eight of us and we fit comfortably. We are last minute people and we decided Friday morning that we wanted to rent a house for the weekend and Donna was amazing! She answered immediately and handle everything in minutes, she was extremely nice. Next time we pick a weekend to come to pa, I would definitely contact Donna.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, private cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonder weekend at Thristle Dew! The house was perfect for our needs and Donna allowed us to bring our dogs, which was awesome! The outdoor space is perfect for grilling and hanging out by the fire pit. The private community has a great little beach, hiking trails along a beautiful river, which you can also fish....all within walking distance from the house. Perfect weekend getaway. We are already planning our return.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Property is not as worth the money..

  • 1 of 5

This property has over dumped with stuff everywhere in the house. It was not at all organized..

This property was over priced for a offseason stay...

The water in taps is very very slow..

As soon as you enter home it gives a bad smell.. please be sure to light all the candles else your stay will be really pathetic...

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rekha, I'm sorry that you seem to have had a bad experience. This vacation home has been in our family for nearly 60 years. I took possession of it in 2009 and I have made a lot of renovations from the money from my rentals. Had you contacted me during your stay, I could have taken care of any problem immediately. I have a house keeper who takes great pride in keeping our home clean and welcoming. We have had several renters that have returned 3 and 4 times because they enjoyed there stay.I have never received a bad review from anyone who has stayed there, so I'd really like to know if you feel that our home was misrepresented in some way or how I could improve it for future guests. I'm glad all of my previous guests have not shared your opinion, all of my reviews have been outstanding until yours.I'm truly sorry that you were disappointed. Donna
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Away from it all

  • 4 of 5

When owner said you only have to bring your own food and drink she was right. We loved

being in the woods. The water falls on the property was the icing on the cake.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and his family were the perfect guests. They left our home very clean and were a pleasure to interact with. He and his family are welcome back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Allentown, PA
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mt. Airy
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 191
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Crescent Lodge
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

On the grounds of the community is a lake for summer swimming, a beautiful water fall to hike to (or drive) and picnic, quaint ice cream shop open summer nights, church services in summer. Tennis courts, shuffle board, basketball, play ground, fishing / fly fishing (with PA fishing license) and more! Call me anytime with questions or for recommendations on what there is to do. I'll leave you a list of our favorite restaurants and activities in the area. If you need me, just call.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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