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

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017


Briar Crest Woods House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Spacious 3-Story Lakeview Retreat, 7 Bedrooms, Fireplace, Pool Table and Canoes
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for a long weekend in the beginning of September. The house was clean and there was plenty of room for everyone. The owners were great! We could not figure out how to work the AC at first, but soon figured it out...they contacted me immediately to assist. We played volleyball at the nearby beach court and swam in the lake as well. Perfect for large groups who are just looking to relax. I would recommend staying.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable lake house for a large family.

  • 4 of 5

This was a great house for our group-a family of 18 people together for a long weekend. Rosanna was a very friendly and helpful host and the house had plenty of open space and bedrooms for all of us. The house is an older house and parts of it were dated. However, much of it had also been renovated, with new floors and comfortable, clean furniture.

We were a little surprised that there was no air conditioning but that was our fault, since it is not mentioned on the description. We were fortunate to have a comfortable weekend and never missed the air conditioning. The only other issue we had was that the screened in porch looked like it had not been swept and was covered leaves and spiderwebs.

There were no lack of activities in the area. We took advantage of boating and fishing on the lake, the beach and volleyball and basketball courts. It was also an easy drive to Jim Thorpe and the rail trail. On the whole, it was a wonderful place, and if I could have given 4.5 stars instead of 4, I would have done so.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the valuable feedback, really appreciated! We just installed AC in the house two weeks ago. Also we addressed sun porch cleaning issue to our cleaning company to make sure they cover that area thoroughly. Thanks again for staying at our lake house and hope to see you soon in the near future!
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Will come again!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a location that is spacious, cozy, has a great host and a 5-min walk next to a lake; this place is it! Had a party of 14 (7 couples), we fit comfortably into 6 bedrooms and a loft area. Had all the necessities, clean and as described in the pictures. Host (Rosanna) was very friendly, accommodating, and willing/available to answering questions. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't very accommodating to our mini-vacation. We did get a chance to play some basketball, swim in the lake, and barbecued at the house.

One little caveat that we didn't expect coming in, was the loft area with the full size bed. It was on the top floor, out in the open and whoever that will sleep there will not have any privacy and may be waken up by people going to the bathroom late at night.

Nevertheless, not worth lowering the ratings, we enjoyed our two-night stay!

Will definitely reach out to Rosanna again. Recommend this property to anyone.

Thanks Rosanna!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

I wish I could give 4.5 stars, because our stay was really practically perfect. My only deduction is that I felt that the price for an odd weekend in February (when the lake was too icy for canoeing, but not icy enough for skating) was a little bit high. But, if you can afford this house, it is an ideal get-together place for a large group... either friends or extended family who want to spread out into multiple bedrooms situated on three different floors. We comfortably housed 13 guys getting together for an annual reunion, and nobody had to share a bed. The kitchen is a little bit "tight" for making a large meal for a crowd (such as breakfast) -- but dinners were easier, because of the gas grill out on the deck. Another small drawback is that there aren't a ton of interesting things to do in the area, but if you're more looking to reconnect with friends and family *inside* the house, it's great. Several of the guys took a Saturday hike to the opposite side of the neighborhood, down a fire trail, across Rte 115, down Long Pond Road, to Turn 2 of the Pocono Raceway. About a 5 mile trek, there and back, which I'd recommend for those who want to hike.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Poconos House

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our long weekend at this house. My friends and I rent a Poconos house every year. As our group has grown, we are always looking for houses with enough bedrooms. This one was the perfect size! The multiple levels are ideal for several families. You can hardly hear the commotion upstairs from the downstairs bedrooms. We also loved the memory foam mattresses. The house has a great combination of new renovations and "rustic" Poconos features. We enjoyed walking across the street to see the lake, and cozying up by the fire - and we used the grill every night! We definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Briar Crest Woods House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 16 2016 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
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.

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