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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 - 4 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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


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
  • 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 ...
  • 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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(12 traveler reviews)

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Spacious 3-Story Lakeview Retreat, 7 Bedrooms, Fireplace, Pool Table and Canoes
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very happy with home and hosts

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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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Place was OK

  • 3 of 5

Property Manager was great and very helpful with attending to some issues that occurred with our stay.

Room for many people. Kind of old home but suitable enough for a large party.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

For the past 15+ years, friends from Philadelphia who now live in or around their hometown (I'm in VA) get together for a long weekend to Ski, Snow Tube, play games, and of! We often find a place that can accommodate the group as it has grown from friends, to friends with significant others to, married couples with kids. While we have found good places in the past, we hadn't found one in which everyone had their own room, coupled with a dining room table that could match the size of our extended friend-family...until now. Ths place is ideal with its bedroom and bath count, along with easy access to the lake or to myriad places to ski and snow tube.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Will continue to rent from owner, no complaints, no issues. Very helpful and house was clean.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Awesome Pocono retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Large, spacious, well-kept house served myself and 8 friends for a fun-filled retreat weekend. Great location, close proximity to several outdoor activities (hiking, climbing, paddling) and overall a great value! Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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

Blakeslee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleanig $185

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.
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