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'Cozy Cove' Cottage Rental on Lake Carey

Bedrooms 2
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 Bath Cottage on Lake Carey

Our cottage is a comfy little place right on Lake Carey in Tunkhannock, PA**. The cottage has a screened in mud-room, kitchen, full bathroom, living room, 2 bedrooms, a 'lake room' with breakfast nook and a deck overlooking the lake. Each bedroom has a full size bed. The living room has a pull-out couch that is also full sized and if needed, there is space in the living room for an inflatable mattress. Overall the cottage can sleep 6 people very comfortably, 8 in a pinch.

Outdoors we have a large fire pit and a floating dock that is pretty new, installed at the end of the 2015 season. We have 3 kayaks (2 single, 1 tandem) and a row boat available for use (All on premises only), as well as some fishing poles and tackle available to be used on premises (PA permit required. Information can be provided.)

Our cottage is not fancy, but it is comfortable and homey, and we love it that way. Located at the top of one of the Endless Mountains, it is very secluded, but only a 10 minute drive from all your creature comforts including grocery stores, a movie theater, several fantastic restaurants and even a Super Walmart. You wouldn't guess it when you are at the cottage though, it is so peaceful. A wonderful place to unplug and enjoy the sunshine. We did install Wi-Fi by popular request, just in case you don't want to completely unplug.

Speaking of creature comforts and unplugging, not to worry. There is plenty to do and see if kicking back with a good book isn't your thing:

- Fishing. It is huge in the area as the lake is part of the Susquehanna River Valley and is stocked at the beginning of the season with trout, but also has a ton of carp, bass (small and large mouth), pickerel, cat fish, sunnies, maybe more. At dusk, the carp jumping for bugs is pretty cool to watch. Fishing permits are required and are available online. I can provide you a link to the PA website for more information.

- Kayaking/Boating. We have two individual kayaks and one tandem kayak. Our side of the lake is smaller and shallow, which makes it nice for beginners. If you are a bit more advanced, you can paddle on over to the big side of the lake, and take on the much stronger current. It is not permitted to use the kayaks anywhere other than Lake Carey. If you have your own and want a true challenge, you can take it down the mountain and take on an a more serious challenge . . . the Susquehanna herself. For those who may want to bring out more than one or two people, or may not be comfy in a kayak, we also have a nice, big metal row boat that seats 4.

- Golf. There are two PGA rated golf courses at the bottom of the mountain. One is about 10 minutes away (Shadowbrook) and the other 15 minutes away (Stone Hedge). There are also 2 miniature golf courses and a driving range within minutes of the house as well. Greens fees fluctuate, both courses have websites I can direct you to.

- Hiking. The woods surrounding our cottage are private property but there are a number of trails in the area. Many local state parks offer a great hiking experience, but watch out for the local wildlife!!

- Hunting. Speaking of local wildlife. Ask me for the links to lots of information and maps of public access hunting grounds. FYI, the cottage is in Wyoming County.

- Skydiving. Yup that's right. There is a group that is based out of the local small airport (Skyhaven) that does sky-diving every weekend the weather allows. I can see them floating through the sky almost anytime I hit the grocery store on Saturday mornings. Website can be provided upon request.

- Food & Beverage. There are many great local restaurants, wineries and breweries in the area. Some of these restaurants are truly spectacular, if "cooking in" isn't your thing.

This cottage has been in our family for over 35 years. It is our home away from home, we love being there. Unfortunately careers, lack of time and life in general prevent us from getting there as often as we would like. The next best thing would be sharing our little bit of paradise with others.

For more information on local eateries, etc., please visit and like our facebook page. Search 'Cozy Cove Lake Carey'.

**Please note, due to lethal allergies of my 3 year old autistic child, we request that no peanuts or tree nuts are brought into the house. If your pet enjoys peanut butter for a treat, please keep it in your vehicle and feed it to them either outside. The allergy is so severe even residue on the carpet could cause a reaction. Thank you in advance.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Laura

I am a Wife to my husband of 5 years and Mom to my amazing and wonderful 3 year old little boy, Aiden. I am a Paralegal by trade, and have worked in the same small firm in Connecticut for over 11 years.

Laura purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Laura chose Northeastern Pennsylvania

Since I have taken over management of our family Summer cottage we have had great success with several upgrades to the property and sharing it with others. I look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you. My family and I have spent almost every long weekend at Cozy Cove as well as many childhood vacations over the last 35 years. Lazying the days away in a float on the lake, getting sun burned and making s'mores on the camp fire are some of my most cherished memories.

Our cottage isn't fancy, but it is comfortable and homey. It is the kind of place where you can cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie on a rainy day or curl up with a good book in a deck chair or lawn chair. Nothing matches, and we like it that way. If you are looking for a home away from home to relax and unplug and probably take a nap in the shade, your search is over.

What makes this cottage unique

The house has very little boat or road traffic because it is in a little cove and pretty shallow for jet-ski's and water skiers. Usually just a quiet fishing boat or kayaker is all you will get.


Tunkhannock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Peanut/Tree Nut FREE house due to child with lethal food allergies. This includes loose nuts, nut butters and items containing nuts i.e. breads, etc.
  • Additional House Rules and information is included in the Rental Agreement provided after booking. If you would like a preview, please let me know.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room Fold Out - 1 double , Fold out couch in living room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Easily fits pack-n-play. This room has a TV and DVD player.
  • Each bed is a full size bed. Pillows, and a feather comforter is provided for each bed, including pull-out couch. Linens provided on request for a small additional fee.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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'Cozy Cove' Cottage Rental on Lake Carey
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews

Comfortable, very clean cottage in a quiet, serene atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

The Cozy Cove Cottage was perfect for a getaway experience. It is simple, yet has all the amenities you might want. The cottage was VERY clean and the beds were comfortable. The owner offers all kinds of supplie such as paper goods, spices and condiments (although we did not use them since we brought our own). She also was responsive and helpful with questions about the lake and local activities. We came after a day hiking at Ricketts Glen and we were able to immediately relax. We enjoyed kayaking on the lake and sitting around the fire pit watching the amazing stars! Great place!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't want to leave! We loved having the water and fire pit right outside the door. The pup loved swimming in the lake and the ride of the row boat! The cottage had everything we needed and more. Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My Sister and her 3 teenage boys had the best time. The boys caught fish went kayaking and enjoyed the lake. The biggest hit was the WiFi, they were able to keep up with friends and family during their stay. The location was perfect, you are 20 to 30 minutes from everything and far enough out to ensure the quite lake atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Cozy Cove lives up to it's name. Such a beautiful property with a very "homey" vibe. We loved every minute of being there.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you! Thank you for taking great care of our cottage.
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Two night weekend stay for myself and girlfriend

  • 5 of 5

Was a wonderful quaint stay with no surprises...was as it's listed. Owner was very sweet and helpful prior! Lake was a little built up on this end with lily pads, but enough of an opening so they didn't prevent the ability to get the one-man and two-man kayaks out to the main lake area. So peaceful. Met the neighbors who were very nice too, and who offered their paddle boat or regular flat bottom metal boat. Cozy little cabin. Recommend to anyone who wants to just get away and relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect getaway. In a nice quiet area but close to all local attractions and stores. We were provided everything from coffee and toiletries to fishing poles! We brought our own food but there was food in the cottage if we needed it. The stay was perfect. We plan on making it again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! Sometimes those last minute trips are the best ones. So glad you enjoyed your time on the lake! Hope to hear from you next year. - Laura
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilkes Barre/Scranton international Airport - AVP
Nearest Golf
5 Miles


Rates & Availability

Tunkhannock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Linens Fee / Per Set $10
Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $99

If you have any questions, please ask. I can be flexible on many things because this is our family home, not a business. The insurance and damage deposit is requested because they both cover different things. Pets are allowed, but there is a pet fee is $50.00 per animal. The linens fee is $10.00 per set. A $10.00 charge will be deducted from the refundable deposit to cover any excessive bath towel or bed linens usage in order to cover extra cleaning/laundry costs incurred.

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.
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