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Andrew Barnes

Member since: 1998
Speaks: english

LAKE SHANGRI- LA ! Glass LAKEFRONT ! ! SHOWN ON HGTV ! 40- 5 star reviews!

43 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Briar Crest Woods Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Three level wall of glass, serenity, faces private lake, 5 MINUTES TO SKI,TUBE!

ROBOTIC QUOTES ARE ALWAYS INCORRECT , U MUST EMAIL WITH NUMBER IN PARTY, ADULTS, KIDS,PETS AND DATES FOR A CUSTOM QUOTE.

CHOSEN AND SHOWN ON HGTV. THIS HOME IS NOT USED AS A MILL AND IS A METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED HOME.

LAKE SHANGRI - LA LAKEFRONT! , ENSCONCED IN LIGHT WOODS WITH THREE TIER WALL OF GLASS FACING THIS PRIVATE , TRANQUIL MOUNTAIN LAKE ! 5 MINUTES TO MULTIPLE INDOOR WATERPARKS, eateries, shop, ALL ACTION, OR JUST VEG OUT IN YOUR PRIVATE MOUNTAIN ESCAPE , THE REAL DEAL! Private and serene, yet minutes to all Poconos activities. An ESCAPE YOU AND YOURS WILL NEVER FORGET! Pls read over 40 reviews. CHOSEN AND SHOWN ON HGTV!

HOME IS ALSO FOR SALE@ 299,900, furnished

This is the Sharpest home and location ( 7 minutes to BIG BOULDER, SKI / tube, LAKE HARMONY and SPLITROCK , indoor waterpark, complex) in Brier Crest . The 'WOW' house, with tons of accolades. 'Awesome, beautiful, stunning, peaceful,incredible,beyond our expectations, clean and classy, we didnt want to leave, 'etc. PLEASE read 41 + five star reviews. check REVIEWS TAB.

(PLS NOTE THAT THE ROBOTIC QUOTES ARE ALWAYS WRONG. CONTACT OWNER FOR CUSTOM QUOTE.INCLUDE NUMBER IN PARTY, ADULTS, KIDS,PETS and EXACT DATES.) RATES PREDICATED ON SEASONS, DAYS OF WEEK, HOLIDAYS, EVENT DAYS, AVAILABILITY, ETC. WEEKDAYS SPECIALS FOR TWO AT 195.00 per night, 2 night minimum. , plus standard costs, when available .

Three levels of glass, custom built chalet,( 2 ft shy of maximum code height), peeks thru light woods to private 46 acre mountain lake, very SERENE and TRANQUIL. One of only 3 homes this side of lake.( A non gas motor boat lake, pristine waters). Raised oversized wrap deck( over 700 sq ft) faces lake and wrapped in nature. Have coffee/wine on the deck and enjoy the nature sounds, crisp Autumn feel, animal sounds and sightings, and east facing lake views. perfection! Read a book in the 3rd floor loft overlooking the lake scape/ with sliders to a balcony overlooking trees/lake). A true escape, yet minutes to everything, pizza, bars,dunkin,Jack frost,split rock,BIG BOULDER SKI, LAKE HARMONY,Nascar, golf, tennis,dining,horseback, skate, tubing, ski, casino,etc. You will not want to leave! Under 1/2 hr to gap,under 1.5 hrs, to NYC, Phili., 20 mins to Jim Thorpe. PET POSSIBLE.

Completely redone, floors,carpets, designer paints,(old 90's brn trim changed to cloud white), kitchen, SS appliances,brushed nickel fixtures,150 chnl dish TV, new furniture, beds, ping pong, 4 skylites, ( one over 2 person Jacuzzi in master bdrm- romantic!)), paddle fans, tons of glass fill the home with natural light,fieldstone fireplace, cathedral ceilings, Art work on all walls,etc. You will want to try it in all the seasons, Near everything,swim , fish , hike, skiing ,ice skate, ice fish,casinos,fine lakeside dining,swim, fish,waterpark,golf, tennis,paintball, parks, snowboard,horseback,Camelback beach and water park,nascar,festivals,train rides, outlets,etc.- I don't rent to large groups or otherwise abuse this beautiful home. This is not a popped up tract/modular home,or tiny condo, with a 'walk to the lake'. Responsible groups only! call for avail and with number in party. A Pet is possible, Im an animal lover. 24 hr roving security. a small safe community, (not to be confused with some of the larger complexs, which may have crime issues.). As one past tenant said, 'It was like living in a postcard!' Beds for 6 persons.RATES ARE BASED ON PER PERSON STAY, double occ, 2 nite minimums, Weekdays. Robot rate generated by this site ARE NOT accurate. Weekends,holidays,events,hi/lo season, variable rates, AND LAST MINUTE SPECIALS. -IE: 3 day/2 'weeknite special' stay for a couple 390.00.IE, 1 week,795.00- 2400.00,+ standard fees. Couples weekend @ 495.00-750.00 as 4 person @ 595.00-950.00, as 6 @ 630.00- 1500.00, pls contact for quote. rates as above good thru Dec,2016. Rates higher in peak season. SPECIAL WEEKEND FOR 2 @ 395.00+. When available, last minute deal or lo season.

HOME ALSO FOR SALE@299,900 , furnished.

sold,furnished. An heirloom home which can be a great investment prop, $16- - 20,000 per year and still use it yourself. Area to be opening up in next year.PLS READ 'REVIEWS'. HOME FEATURES DISH T.V., AND GREAT CELLULAR RECEPTION. INTERNET CAN BE ACCESSED AROUND THE CORNER AT THE ASSOCIATION BUILDING WIFI HUB.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Andrew Barnes (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english

About Andrew Barnes

A solid reputable landlord for over 30 years. Original owner and had this home custom built by Charles Getz, in 1991. Redone 2012.

PLEASE READ THE OVER 40 FIVE STAR REVIEWS. Features 6 inch walls, oversized Anderson windows, remodled and updated in August . HOME CURRENTLY FOR SALE, FURNISHED @ 299,900.. A serene escape and a non motor boat lake, with green belt wrapping lake that can t be built on! Homes are cloaked by nature and public view , yet a panoramic view of this tranquil mountain lake.( canoes only, no gas boats.) Private and cared for, yet minutes to all activities.

Andrew Barnes purchased this chalet in 1991

Why Andrew Barnes chose Pennsylvania

Some TEXTs, E-mails, phone call reviews:

'WOW, What a beautiful house! / OMG, this is way past the pics on line!/ This is really well kept and classy, there is even beautiful artwork!/ Its much larger than the pics look, gorgeous, very custom home/ Stunning home with great privacy/ The setting on the lake and serenity is more than we hoped for ,the perfect getaway/ Its magnificent now in winter, must be incredible in the summer, with the lake. etc./,It is an amazing home and we had a fantastic week!/ When we left we pulled the car over and got out to look back at the house and said, this isnt goodbye, only , until we see 'our' house again./ Absolutley adorable!/ Awesome home- we are pumped!' And all these folks ended the conversation with 'we will be back'. The old time builder who built this masterpiece, said he never put so much glass in one house. This is not a cottage, claustraphobic condo or modular pop up/tract house with 'a walk to the lake'. Its a 10! Serenity with everything you could need , minutes away.PLEASE READ over 40 REVIEWS!

What makes this chalet unique

Near everything the Poconos is known for, boat rentals lake tours , hike, indoor water park, bowl, movies, etc. Night skiing, tubing, skating, in season, walk to lifeguarded beach, w/ floating dive platform, fish swim, tennis, boating, ice skating, ice fishing, basketball, association bldng w/wi-fi, 5 minutes to Big Boulder lake , split rock activities , and ski,(under 15 mins to Jack Frost skiing), Split rock/gallarrea, Lakeside dining, on 2 lakes, also 6 mins, with split rock,waterpark,bowling, movies, golf, etc. Casinos camelback ski and waterpark,horseback,train rides, Paint ball,Jim Thorpe, hike, under 20 minutes. Dining shopping outlets minutes away. foliage season is special, right on the lake. winter is glorious, ,serene snowscape w/skiing, minutes away, skating, tubing,etc. The spring and summer on the private lakefront setting is special. You may not want to leave the home! (Private/serene, w/views) Under 2hrs to Phili and NYC. HOME may ALSO be FOR SALE ! sold furnished.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow, what a drop dead gorgeous home and setting! A wall of glass overlooking this pristine ,serene mountain lake, set in a backdrop of nature. A perfect end of summer escape and from the rat race, and local to all Pocono activities . We opted to stay at the home ,set In a private setting, with no one around, dead quiet, and sat up in the loft, read a book and sipped a glass of wine, looking out thru the woods at the lake. Only minutes to lakeside dining in lake Harmony, and big boulder action. ( we are already planning a ski trip to big boulder and Jack Frost, minutes from the home.) split rock resort is also here and many activities , including indoor water park, movies, hike, etc, are open to the public. Casinos / all shopping / horseback,golf, camelback were also about 20 minutes.

The home was immaculate and upscale, and Andrew was a pleasure to deal with. We took good care of his home( we do want to be able To escape" again), and true to his word , returned all our deposit monies.! I would recommend this home to anyone who wants a cut above, and In a nice safe community, as they have 24/7 security. We had read prior to booking that some of the communities especially up by Mt Pocono, did not have safe reputations. This home had it all, we will definitely be returning !! A five star home for sure!!
Oct 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 43 traveler reviews

LAKE SHANGRI- LA ! Glass LAKEFRONT ! ! SHOWN ON HGTV ! 40- 5 star reviews!
average rating of 4.883721 based on 44 reviews
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Andrew is fantastic to work with and keeps his home in tip top shape. Very well cared for and beautiful view of the lake and wildlife. We come back every year!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Great house--once again!

  • 5 of 5

Well, for 3rd year in a row, we rented the Lake Shangri-La house for our ski week and once again, we were not disappointed. All creature comforts of home and then some. Hot Tub/Jacuzzi a real special treat and the proximity to the local ski areas--Jack Frost/Big Boulder--is always a bonus.

Pleasure to rent from Andrew and hopefully will make it back next year for round 4!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Perfect romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular property. Exactly what I was looking for in a quiet romantic getaway for my girlfriend and I. Can't recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Absolute bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. House is gorgeous and very well kept. Landscape is beautiful. Owner is very accommodating and always available.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Andrew is a very attentive owner; he is always quick with any question/concern; the place is as advertised; beautiful right on the lake; our first time in the poconos not skiing and would definitely come back; other attractions w/in 10 minutes; check out the state parks; if you have a kayak bring it for the lake (a good portion of the lake shore is privately owned but you can still fish); for a rental can't find a better owner or property (the deck is great)

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Brief vacation, but beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the house - it was SO GOOD to get away! We spent most of our time there on the deck, but our favorite time was early morning. Chilly air, hot coffee and a beautiful sunrise thru the mist on the lake. PERFECTION!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
mt pocono
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
lake harmony/big boulder/split rock, - 5 minutes
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
split rock , water park,etc,activities- 5minutes
Nearest Train
15 Miles
someday to be mt pocono(?)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
rt 80= 5 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
any type dining, lake front, bar food,pizza- 5 min
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
big boulder, split rock, jack frost 5 minutes
Car: necessary

ROBOTIC QUOTES ARE WRONG , PLS CONTACT FOR UPDATED QUOTE.

Centrally located about 5 minutes from rt 80, exit 284, 1/2 hour to Del Gap, and under 1.5 hrs from NYC/PHILI. Also 5 mins, to Lake Harmony,Split rock complex, Big Boulder, jack frost for day/ night skiing,boating,golf,hike,movies, bowling,indoor waterpark, eateries.Romantic Jim Thorpe, 15 mins.

Walk to life guarded private beach, swim, fish, tennis,basketball, Nearby is ,waterpark,ice skate,ice fish, tennis,swim, fishing, casinos, golf, hiking, parks, dining,nascar,paintball,outlets,playground,train rides,lakeside dining,golf,season festivals, bars, all cuisine, basketball,horseback, ,Association bldng 2 mins/ with wi-fi, chinese food and pizza only mins aways, yet you will feel like you are in a different world,very serene place. Or just sit up in the 3rd floor loft/balcony, read a book, w/ a glass of wine, overlooking the serene lake setting, and enjoy the tranquility of your natural surroundings , while viewing this mountain lake, & colorful fall foliage. Upscale home ,completely redone august 2012, designer paints, ss appliances,brushed nickel plumbing/electric fixtures,new furniture,art work on all walls, instant lite logs for fp, map of area, The WOW house/location. Leave your troubles behind! Escape! I MAY NOT BE UP TO DATE ON THIS CALENDAR, pls contact for availability.Rates vary by Hi/Lo season,week or weekends, holiday, event dates, and number in party. 195.00 rate is general "last minute" off season ,2 person weeknite rate when avail. IE: as a romantic couple off season are 395.00-650.00, 4 person @ 595-1200.00, 6 person @ 630.00-1800.00. 0ff season Weekday specials for 2 start at 390.00 3 days, 2 nites,( add 1 nite = 100.00. Weeks range 850.00- 2400.00 . Pls contact for for custom quote, include number in party, adults and kids and if pet. Standard cleaning and security fees apply.(my security deposits are the lowest you will find, especially for a spectacular 3 level custom glass Chalet in this class.) The RATE CALCULATOR IS WRONG, pls contact me for updated Quote. This will be one of the lowest priced lakefront, of this calibre, you will find, in a safe community.

ALSO May BE FOR SALE, 299,900. in July 2016 , sold furnished. Future expansion in area , tax changes, and new pa turnpike exit ramp to rt 940.

I do not have a boat, but they can be rented and used on Lake Harmony, split rock complex, about 5 mins. You can also take the captain Fabio boat tour of Lake Harmony.

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Rates & Availability

Briar Crest Woods Chalet Rental Rates

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Please contact owner with number in party, and dates for rate quote. Hi/Low season rates apply, weekends, holiday/events higher.
*195.00 Is based on 2 person, per nite , 2 week nites stay and may not apply to weekends, rates are based on seasons and availability . Weekends start 450-1350.00, weeks-950.00 -2400.00,depends on hi/lo season, EVENT weekends,group size.Pls contact for seasonal quote. Pet may be allowed. 2 nite minimum .

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Amenities

Briar Crest Woods Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 'Full ' size bed,new, 'chocolate' furniture
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins, with farm 'style' dresser,mirror,end table/radio
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , msbdrm w/balcony,3rd level, 2 person jacuzzi w/skylite,t.v.
    loft or living room couch - Living room couch could be used if needed, does not open,
  • Queen size Beds (1) master bdrm w/jacuzzi, Double Beds (1) house has a queen size bed in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin size beds and 1 full size in 2 separate bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Snow ski, fish, golf, tennis, basketball, playground,casinos,nascar, horseback, paintball, town of jim thorpe about 15 minutes, ski,(Big Boul Jack frost- 7 minutes!) waterpark, larger lake nearby. (No canoe for this lake, no gas boats),lakeside dining, Blakeslee about 7 minutes, outlets under 20 mins, gap is 30 minutes, under 2hrs to nyc, and phili, home is near everything you can need, yet at night all you hear is nature. ( and most of the day) As one tenant put it 'it was like living in a postcard' Having coffee on the deck in the am, looking out at the serenity, you will never want to leave. And if you take care of the home, you will be welcome to come back all year.( No large noisy groups please- the security will stop by and tickets are given). A very sharp home and serene calming location. a true 'Escape' ,designer paints, new floors,carpets, new kitchen, brushed nickel fixtures,etc. Rates are quoted by number in party, and hi/low season.pls contact for quote, with info.

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