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

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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

More Details

Al and Stacey
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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 Poconos

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.


Gouldsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Chestnut Cottage - Mtn Vacation Home - Wireless Internet- Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Roomy, spacious, nice - gives you the cottage look and feel.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nicely located spacious cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

My husband's family and I stayed at the cabin for a weekend in January. The cabin is very spacious and has a great location with privacy in the woods. We had 8 adults and 3 children and had plenty of beds and space to relax. We will definitely be back again. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt right at home!!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed a 30 + year reunion with a group of army buddies (total of 8 adults made it to the reunion/ would have accommodated the twelve expected). Very comfortable and roomy. We all felt right at home!! First time renting a home and to be honest I was apprehensive. Stacey made the whole process easy by responding to all my inquiries in a timely and courteous manner. Everything provided! and I do mean everything (just like home). Just needed to buy groceries. Did not try out restaurants recommended because we had a good time grilling and preparing our meals at the cottage. Great location. There was a lot offered in the community (beach, pools-- indoor and outdoor, tennis court, basketball court, rec center etc.), and outside the community (state parks and other attractions --water park, casino, zip line, etc.). The staff in the community were very courteous and helpful. Would definitely recommend to friends and relatives. THANK YOU!! Al and Stacey for allowing us to rent your home and having an enjoyable and memorable reunion.

Jen, Chicago, IL

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Vacation home that is totally stocked with everything. All you need to bring is food. All cooking utensils and kitchen needs are included....mixer, coffee maker, electric griddle, etc. Plenty of toys, books, and videos as well as video games. This was our second stay at Chestnut Cottage. The house was even better, seven years later. Clean and well maintained property. Owners are great to work with. We will be renting again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachwood, NJ

New Years Eve

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in this home for New Years Eve weekend! We traveled with another family so there was 8 of us in total, 4 adults, 4 children. The downstairs "kids cave" as we called it of the home had 2 bedrooms, bathroom, pool table, refrigerator, living room and fireplace. The children were in heaven! There was so much space we never felt crowded. We were so pleased as to the supplies in the house. Everything we needed was there. We even found paper in the drawer when we realized we forgot it for a game. The owners were very easy to deal with. Would have loved some snow but can't help that! We used the indoor pool and had a great time just being together! Our two dogs had a great time too!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Camelback Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gouldsboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 20 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 19 2018 - Jun 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Big Bass Lake Community $35
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $35
Cleaning $90

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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