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Spacious 3-Story Lakeview Retreat, 7 Bedrooms, Fireplace, Pool Table and Canoes

Bedrooms 7
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3-story lakeview house with 7 Bedrooms on 3 different level plus loft and 3 full baths sleeps 18 people. Located in private quiet community Brier Crest Woods, less than 3 miles from Lake Harmony, Split Rock Lodge, Jack Frost/Big Boulder ski resorts. Only 10 miles from Whitewater rafting, 20 minutes from Camel Back ski resort/water park, outlet shopping and Kalahari indoor water park, which was just opened in summer 2015. A 20 minute drive west will take you to Jim Thorpe – “Switzerland of America” due to the picturesque scenery, mountainous location, and architecture; as well as the "Gateway to the Poconos."

The house is across the street from the lake Shangri-La and backs up the State Game Lands. Walking distance to the lake for boating, fishing, swimming and private beach with small children playground, basketball, volleyball and tennis court. Only 3 minutes walk to the boat rack and community dock where our canoes are stored, you can launch our canoes from there. The house offers cozy living room with stone faced wood burning fireplace and modern furniture. Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Big wrap around deck with screened sun porch where you can enjoy morning coffee and late night family/friends gathering. Lower level family room with pool table and big screen TV for entertaining. Newly installed Air Conditioning in living/dining room and second and third floor bedrooms.

Perfect place for families and friends gathering, reunion!

Please also see my other lake house rental in Big Bass Lake, property number: 3469269

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018


Blakeslee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over full bunkbed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin over twin bunkbed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 32 inch LED HDTV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 32 inch LED HDTV
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 32 inch LED HDTV
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , Loft area
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Spacious 3-Story Lakeview Retreat, 7 Bedrooms, Fireplace, Pool Table and Canoes
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews

House was HUGE and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house has three floors with bedrooms on each floor which made it easy to separate everyone easily. The house was very clean and we enjoyed every second of our stay. My family loved the outdoor porch which was enclosed so we were able to stay out there late at night with no bugs bothering us. The owner, Rosanna was just an absolute delight. I've rented houses from two other owners before and Rosanna was the best. She was so accommodating, polite and all around kind. The lake was literally 2 minutes walking and such a wonderful time. I would certainly recommend anyone with a big family to rent this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Place for a Late Summer Vaca

  • 5 of 5

The place was excellent, there is plenty of parking, the amenities in the surrounding area are great, and getting there was super easy. Rosanna was also very prompt in all of her communications and very clear about everything we needed to do leading up to our stay and leaving the place. I have no complaints about any aspect of the trip at all!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house as advertised

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at this house for 3 nites. Even tho it was a very basic house it was big , had plenty of bedrooms and beds. Rosanna the owner was very helpful with any question or concerns I had. I would definitely rent again from her.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 3 of 5

The house did accommodate our entire group. The home was dusty and a lot of web specially in the living room area, the fans in the bedrooms needed to be clean, shower curtain liner in the basement bathroom was extremely moldy and dirty. Also the cable or internet worked.

One of the members of the group felled from a broken chair in the dining area and the grill was not clean before we arrive. We try to make the best of it besides the condition of the home.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janina, I’m very sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with the cleanness of our house and thank you so much for your valuable feedback! I wished you had contacted me immediately after you found out the problems and I could send our cleaning company right away to solve the issues. We have addressed all the issues after your review, our cleaning company has had a deep cleaning done for the house, the webs on the living room ceiling area has been cleared, shower curtains have been replaced and grill has been cleaned. I have asked my cleaning company to pay more attention to these details on every cleaning. Also sorry about the broken chair, hope your friend is okay. We have replaced a new dining chair and checked all other chairs for any loosening screws and bolts. Thank you very much for your review and we will try our best to make every one of our guests satisfied.
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  • 5 of 5

Very happy with home and hosts

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Basic, good for big parties

  • 3 of 5

Unfortunately we were a little disappointed with our stay; the house provided no supplies (including no bed linen, towels, bath mat, basic kitchen amenities) although we had been warned about no linen/ towels, we expected that there would be some very basic items which weren't supplied. We were also slightly disappointed that the house wasn't very clean and a bits and pieces were rather 'down at heal'. Note that the bed in the loft area is in an exposed mezzanine, this was fine for our party but perhaps not ideal for everyone. The house however was great for a large party and a super location with close proximity to the lake and canoes that are available.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear India, thank you for your review. Sorry there was a misunderstanding about the linen service. As stated in our rental contract and the house instruction before your arrival, the linens and towels are not provided, but can be arranged by special request at an extra cost. We provide all the pillows, comforters and blankets as the same in our listing pictures. Also we have full kitchen with all the basic kitchen amenities which include all kinds of cookware, utensils, toaster, coffee maker, microwave and misc kitchen tools, along with cooking stove, dish washer and 2 refrigerators. We have 7 bedrooms plus loft, the extra bed in the loft is for our guests who have extra sleepers when all bedrooms are occupied. I think most people would prefer a bed in there rather than a sofa. Sorry you get a little disappointed with what we have supplied in our house, your review is very valuable, please email me what we need to improve and I will try our best to make our house more comfortable. Best Regards
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Car: necessary

This house is located in a beautiful and peaceful private community - Brier Crest Woods. The community's amenities include a beautiful lake (Lake Shangri-La) with swimming, fishing and breathtaking views of nature's bounty and wildlife, USTA tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, a playground area for the young at heart and our newly renovated community center.

3 minutes walk from this house is the community's marina, where our canoes are stored. You can launch our canoe from the dock in the marina and enjoy canoeing in the beautiful Lake Shangri-La.

Local Attractions:

Pocono Whitewater

10 miles. 15 minutes drive

-Whitewater rafting



Pocono Raceway

3 miles, 5 minutes drive

-Nascar and the Indy racing

Jim Thorpe

17 miles, 20 Minutes drive

-Scenic train ride


-City tours


Jack Frost Big Boulder Ski Resort

3 miles, 8 minutes drive


H2Oooohh Indoor Waterpark

5 miles, 10 minutes drive

-Indoor Water park

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

17 miles, 20 minutes drive

-Indoor Water Part

Camelback Ski Resort / CamelBeach

20 miles, 20 minutes drive


-Indoor/outdoor water park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Damage Deposit $500

Holiday rate: Please contact owner.

Minimum two night stay. The first two nights rate are weekend rate. $250 per each extra night. Please always check with owner for detailed pricing, the automatic online instant quote may not be always accurate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.