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Chestnut Cottage - Mtn Vacation Home - Wireless Internet- Dog Friendly

Gouldsboro, PA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12 Adults)

Unfortunately, all renters must be over 21 if not a family. So we can not rent to any Prom groups or Senior Week groups.


Contact us today for a great weekend at our home!!!

Spacious year-round vacation home located in Big Bass Lake, a private wooded community in the Poconos. Renting weekly and weekends.


Please request a quote for more than a 2 night stay! We discount more than 2 nights from the nightly cost showing on the VRBO rates showing.

2 nights - $575

3 nights - $775

4 nights - $900

Come enjoy this 5 bedroom, 2 story home with a mountain feel. You can sit, relax, and roast chestnuts in the beautiful field stone fireplace on the main floor or bask in the warmth of the wood burning stove or play a game of pool on the lower level. Start your morning off right with coffee on the front deck, which spans the full front of the house, and end the evening in the enclosed patio off the dining room. Both provide wonderful views of the surrounding woods where the deer and turkey are your neighbors.

The main floor has 3 bedrooms and a full size bath. The living area is open to include the living room, dining room (table seating for ten) and kitchen with a breakfast bar looking onto the fireplace. Newly added broadband wireless internet and digital expanded cable both in the living room and family room downstairs. 42' Plasma TV in main living area.

The lower level has 2 bedrooms, an additional full bath, laundry facilities, and a family room with the wood burning stove.

The home is within walking distance of the outdoor heated swimming pool and clubhouse. We are also within a half hour drive to the major Pocono ski areas - Camelback (Camelbeach in the Summer), Jack Frost/Big Boulder, Elk Mountain, Shawnee and a host of other ski resorts. We are also close to Pocono Raceway, Tannersville Outlet and many other indoor/outdoor attractions of the beautiful Pocono Mountains.

Big Bass Lake is a gated community which has many year round amenities including fishing on any of three lakes, 2 beaches, basketball and tennis courts, horseshoes, boce ball, community beginners ski slope and tubing hill with equipment rental, indoor and outdoor heated pools.

Smoking is not allowed in the house, however there is an attached screened in porch on the second floor and a large overhang on the first floor for your convenience.


SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. PAYMENT IN FULL within 45 days of occupancy date. If renting less than 45 days, payment for rental, cleaning and security due immediately. No rentals accepted 2 weeks or less from occupancy date.

This house should not be considered pet free for allergy purposes.

There is a link to more photos further down the page. You may need to click on the link within the new page as Flicker does not allow banners.

Also, we do have a Facebook page - search for 'Chestnut Cottage - Big Bass Lake' for more pictures and updates about our home and the community.

Big Bass Lake has a one time rental $35 fee plus amenities fees for badges to use the communities amenties:

Amenity use passes are priced as follows (age13 and above):

Daily pass: weekday $4/ weekend or holiday $6 (per day/per person)

Week pass (non-holiday) $20/ Holiday week $25 (per week/per person)

Keywords: Large Mountain House with 5 BRs/2Bath, pool table and screened in porch, wireless broadband internet


Al and Stacey

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 27, 2018
About Al and Stacey

During a family vacation to Big Bass in early 2005, my husband and I loved the community and decided to buy. So in November 2005 we purchased this lovely 5 bedroom home so it could fit our rather large family we each come from.

Al and Stacey purchased this House in 2005

Why Al and Stacey chose Clifton

The house is within a 1000 feet of the clubhouse if you walk through the woods across from us. The community itself is wonderful and we are looking forward to many years there with our children as they grow up.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
        • Queen size Beds (3) 1 queen upstairs, 2 bdrms downstairs w/ queen, Double Beds (1) 1 bdrm with 2 fulls upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) In bedrm with Bunk - a twin daybed upstairs, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) 1 in dwnstairs bedrm with queen. There is also a pack&play in upstairs master bedroom, Bunk Beds (1) Twin/full bunk in room w/ twin daybed upstairs


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Mountain View


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Fireplace
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Pool Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (7) 1 in each bedroom (all with basic cable), 1 in living room and 1 in family room (each with digital extended cable).
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Upstairs living room is a 42 inch flat panel
                                • Toys
                                • VCR


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Full screen in porch plus large deck on front
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Outdoor pool within walking distance/indoor pool for winter must be driven too


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • boating
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • Pack & Play, High chair, wood provided, NO SMOKING and Pets may be allowed with additional cleaning and security fees, RENTERS MUST BE OF 21 AGE or OLDER

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              28 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Nice property for large families or groups

                                                              James M.


                                                              The property was clean and had all of the amenities we needed to be happy.

                                                              Kitchen was equipped to cook our Thanksgiving meal.

                                                              Pool table downstairs was a nice touch.

                                                              Lots of space for 12 people.

                                                              No bugs seen, no mice seen.

                                                              Comfortable beds.

                                                              Fireplace was nice, ample wood provided.

                                                              WIFI had decent range.

                                                              Lots of parking space in driveway.

                                                              Deck was spacious and nice -- would be great in the summer.

                                                              There is a door separating the upstairs from the downstairs, which makes it easy to separate a dog if necessary.


                                                              Washing machine did not work (had standing water in it).

                                                              Shower downstairs did not work, probably from scale buildup in the shower-head (but there is another upstairs).

                                                              No outside fire pit (community rules).

                                                              Not very close to the lake (about 1 mile).

                                                              Overall impression:

                                                              Very nice cabin, and I would not hesitate to rebook it. If you're in a larger group, and don't care about having an outside fire pit, then this is probably the cabin for you.

                                                              Quiet area, nice house, had everything we needed for our large family get away.

                                                              Amy O.

                                                              We arrived with no issues getting into community and finding house. Once inside house we had a few issues but they where handled very fast by the owners. They were very quick to respond and to take care of our concerns. House had plenty of room for all of us. We would recommend this house for a large family looking for a quiet area to have a vacation.

                                                              Beautiful Home ... Great Owners

                                                              Edward S.Vineland

                                                              The pictures don't do this beautiful home justice !! Plenty of room & quiet ... We really enjoyed our time in your home & definitely would recommend you!!

                                                              Al & Stacey are very punctual in returning emails & messages which made our booking seemless & less stressful.

                                                              We would definitely rent again

                                                              Ed Shuler

                                                              Large family Base whilst visiting NYC

                                                              Anthony M.

                                                              We all had a lovely stay. The property was large and accommodating for a large family group of seven adults, with ample parking for two cars. Excellent property which fulfilled all of our needs. Great kitchen and dinning facilities, well tooled and left us requiring nothing. We all settled in immediately, a home from home from the outset, which served well for all the traveling we were doing. A lovely recluse from the bustling city which we looked foward to after long days in NYC. BBLCA has lots to offer with the pools and lake both of which we made good use of not to mention the wildlife which were a welcome site and made for some excellent photos.. Thanks again Al & Stacey for sharing your home with us.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for choosing our home! We are so glad you enjoyed it while you were here!


                                                              Al & Stacey

                                                              Perfect Stay

                                                              Matt N.

                                                              I couldn't have asked for a better spot for my group of friends. It was spacious, clean and had everything we needed. He locations was perfect and quiet. Would definitely recommend to any groups looking for a getaway.

                                                              Roomy, spacious, nice - gives you the cottage look and feel.

                                                              Phillip B.

                                                              Our family group included 7 adults and 4 kids. We had a really great time. There was more than enough bedrooms and space for everyone. After our activities throughout the day, the pool table kept the adults occupied while the kids were busy running up and down the stairs. The homeowners were relatively quick to answer our questions and they worked with us when we needed to make adjustments to our reservation. The only thing is I think the bathrooms can be a bit more updated pertaining to the showers. but nonetheless we did not incur any issues while at the house.


                                                              Gouldsboro, PA, USA

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              Rate are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of rental. All renters must be 21 years or older. House must be left in condition as per document provided to renters for security deposit to be returned in full. Renters will be provided with a Short Term Rental Lease, Rental Application Form, Rules and Regulations of the Community and Things to be done prior to Departure list. IMPORTANT NOTE: In Feb. of 2016, HomeAway/VRBO began charging a "service fee" directly to travelers. This "service fee" is charged and collected by HomeAway/VRBO for traveler's use of their services. No part of that fee is charged by or paid to the owner of the property.

                                                              28 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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