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Has it All - Hot tub, Pool Tbl/Air Hockey, Lrg Flt Scr TVs, Jacuzz

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-16)


The Elk House is situated in the lovely private community of Lake Harmony Estates, Pennsylvania. The Elk House is a 3 story, 3200 square foot house that has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. This great mountain home has tongue and groove wood throughout the house as well as wood trim and hardwood and ceramic floors.

We have a large Great room that has a cathedral ceiling, a 47' Flat Screen TV with DVD and a stone gas fireplace. The modern kitchen is perfect for cooking for large families. It has a refrigerator, a ceramic cook top stove, an island in the center and a breakfast bar with seating for 3. It also comes with a built in oven & a separate microwave. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the basic cookware. Off of the kitchen is our dining room area that has a 8’ dining room table that seats 10. In addition there is another family room with a ½ kitchen & a 27' TV equipped with a DVD. Our 24' x 17' game room holds our new 55' Flat Panel TV, 8' pool table and professional air hockey table. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer for your convenience. To top if all off, a relaxing 6-8 person hot tub, which is professionally cleaned between tenants, awaits you on the back patio. There is also a gas grill for your bbqing pleasure. House has cable, wireless and AC.

The home is a 3 minute drive to Big Boulder Ski Resort and a 8 minute drive to Jack Frost Ski Area. There are paddle boat rentals available on the lake during the summer season. The house is located 1 mile from the H20 indoor water park and the Galleria at Split Rock. The home is minutes from numerous summer and winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, horseback riding, paintball, hiking, white water rafting, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, shopping, and golf. Lake Harmony is located 90 miles from NYC & Philadelphia. Rates vary depending on season and length - please contact owner to get exact rates if time period you want not specified in the rates section. See also Notes to Rates.

Lake Harmony is a private powerboat lake that permits fishing, power boating (If you are bringing your boat, please call our office for a copy of the registration form) , water skiing, sailing and Jet Skiing (There are no jet ski rentals). We are located 1/2 mile from the beach. Lake Harmony has a private sandy beach with a lifeguard, a swimming platform, picnic tables and a beach volleyball court.

Bedroom Layout

1st Floor:

Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed

Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed

Bedroom 3: 1 twin over full bunk bed

2nd Floor:

Bedroom 1: queen Bed

3rd Floor:

Bedroom 1: queen bed

aerobeds available for a fee, must be ordered at least 24 hours before check in date

Your hot tub is professionally serviced and sanitized prior to your check-in. Keywords: Hot Tub, Pool Table, WiFi, Foosball, Central Air, Cable, Gas Grill, Two large Flat Screen TVs, Stone Gas Fireplace. Weekend rates range from $1150 to $1750 depending on season. Weekly and holiday rates are more. Contact owner for full rates.


More Details

Barry Katz
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Barry Katz

I was born in 1951 and my wife and I have 3 children, all in their 20s. I grew up on Long Island and moved to the Philadelphia area in 1990. I currently live about a mile from Villanova University. I graduated from Georgetown University and my wife graduated from Drexel. This property was purchased by us to help provide for retirement income.

Barry Katz purchased this house in 2012

Why Barry Katz chose Lake Harmony

Inside, this house will amaze you with its size and amenities. It is one of the largest and nicest homes around, with everything you need to enjoy your vacation.

What makes this house unique

Hot tub, Large flat screen tvs, cable, wireless, pool table, foosball table, fully stocked kitchen, gas grill, AC, large game room, family room and living room. Separate master bedroom with large bathroom with bathtub for two.


Lake Harmony Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests must sign a lease that has all the rules. Contact owner for a copy.
  • As for CANCELLATION, if a guest cancels if we can get a replacement rental we will refund whatever has been paid less $85. We do our best to replace
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Full on bottome, single on top.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - Air Mattress available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
* 6-8 person Hot Tub * 8' Pool Table * High Speed Wireless Internet * Air Conditioning * Professional Foos Ball Table * Stone Gas fireplace * 2 very large flat screent TVS - 55' and 47' * 20'x12' Deck with 7' picnic table & adirondack * BBQ Gas Grill * This home and hot tub are professionally cleaned * 2 person Tub in master bathroom * Washer & Dryer * Toaster * Ceramic cooktop * Dishwasher * Coffee maker * Microwave * Cable TV * Wireless * CD Player * Lake Harmony Beach Access & Beach Vollyball * Power Boat Lake Access * Tennis Courts Access * FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND ARE PROHIBITED IN LAKE HARMONY. FINES START AT $650. * PARKING IS PROHIBITED IN THE STREET. FINES START AT $100. * PARKING FOR 7 VEHICLES MAXIMUM IS PERMITTED IN THE DRIVEWAY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Has it All - Hot tub, Pool Tbl/Air Hockey, Lrg Flt Scr TVs, Jacuzz
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews

Family Ski Trip to Poconos

  • 5 of 5

My wife, children, and grandchildren (5 boys ages 10 to 15) spent a too short ski trip to the Poconos staying at Elk Lodge. It was perfect for our needs: plenty of room for all to spread out without feeling crowded, good cooking and food prep area, dining room table that comfortably seated all for meals and those for Risk or other board games, comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, a second food area (frig, microwave, etc), several tv's (although we didn't watch much), game room with pool, foosball, ping pong, spacious hot tub, and close to ski slopes and restaurants. The owner was very responsive answering questions via e mail almost immediately. All in all very nice. If we return for future Poconos trips we will certainly try to rent here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Date of arrival April 17

Cannot wait to get back to this house for our third time. It was perfect for our family group. Plenty of common space, the large game room with new air hockey table and pool table is amazing and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. Beds were comfy and the house is very large so there are separate spaces for everyone to go - family room, game room and main living room to name a few. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and extremely responsive. The Lake Harmony area is also great for those that love the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joyce and Mike

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented from Barry and I have to say you will not find a more responsive owner. Barry and his wife are super friendly and offered some great places to go. The family loved his property. Plenty to do, the kids loved the game room and also the large kitchen table to play games. The house was nice and convenient to everything. We made great memories with our kids and had an amazing time with our family!! We will definitely be renting again from Barry!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would give 3.5 stars if possible

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here last summer for a family gathering. I put off leaving a review for a long time because I wasn't sure what I'd write. Barry was very helpful, attentive, quick to respond to questions and concerns. I would consider working with him again, if ever in the area, but I would not recommend this house.

We were 4 families with 8 kids under 8. The kids had a great time, as there was plenty of room to run around and play. The beach wasn't as close as we'd like. Not really walking distance since it was hilly and you cross a very busy road. The hot tub was where the kids spent most of their time.

The issues we had were with the cleanliness and upkeep of the house. It needed a lot of updates and was pretty grimy. The was carpeting held down with duct tape, walls and windows were filthy. A/C in the master bedroom didn't work, windows were stuck shut, some without screens. One night we had a bat get into the house! We had opened a screen-less window during the day and forgot to shut it at night. The jets in the tub in the master bath didn't work, which was disappointing for the 8 kids we had playing around in there.

I relayed all of this and more to Barry after our trip when he asked me to leave a review here ONLY IF I would give 5 stars. Only if I'd give an excellent review?? Sorry Barry, but I prefer to be honest with other travelers, as I'd hope they would be with me. Still I'm giving 4 stars because we had a great time. The dining room table was large, the living room was comfortable. We never used the game room, which was a shame, but it was more for older kids. The kitchen is tiny and awkward but it got the job done. There is a porch with table tennis, which had potential. Beds and furniture were comfortable. Having two refrigerators was great! Plenty of parking.

Ultimately I think you can find a better house in this area, even through this realtor, but without a better cleaning crew or some maintenance work, I wouldn't suggest it.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please check out the 49 five star reviews and the 20 five star reviews in just the last year. It is unfortunate that a guest takes 8 months to provide a review, which now goes above so many more recent and more accurate reviews. As acknowledged, it was not until after the rental that this guest mentioned most of the items stated. What is not stated is that the guest did complain about an issue with a closet door and I actually had the my service go over to show them how to open the door, and nothing was stated to the service about cleanlines or most of the issues mentioned in the review. However, some of the comments were (no longer are) somewhat fair, but for any rental house it takes a little time to get these things done, especially when the summer is fully booked. I told this guest I would follow up on everything, and after the summer I replaced all the carpeting in the house (not just the one threshold complained about), the AC unit and all the windows in the Master Bedroom and the screens in the porch area, at a cost to me of well over $10,000. One would think that after 8 months common courtesy would suggest they check back to see if I took care of the issues complained of - which I did and much more. Also the beach is as close as stated, as can be seen from the Map/Location tab verified by VRBO,and the one road to cross is not very busy (but I guess if you have 8 kids under 8 it may seem to be). I also never asked this guest to state something that was not true. This is a quote from an email I sent "I would not ask you not to be honest." I am a very responsive and caring owner (I responded to no less than 15 emails from this guest asking questions about more things than one can imagine), I have many many repeat guests and I strive to make sure my houses are all top of the line. I spend thousands of dollars each year improving and keeping them up. I will continue to do so.
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, close to the mountains and the house had activities for everyone. House was spacious and perfect for a group of people

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Poconos Trip

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Perfect location to the mountains and several other activities. Perfect house with everything you need to enjoy a weekend in the Poconos.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilkes-Barre International
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Nicks Lake House
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Split Rock 27 Hole Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
route 80 & 940
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Nicks Lake House
Nearest Ski
0.75 Miles
Big Boulder Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Harmony
Car: necessary

Skiing, snow tubing, Indoor & Outdoor water parks, hunting, paintball, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golf, fishing, Festivals, Resort, Convention Center, lake, beach, outlet shopping. Located a mile from Split Rock Lodge and Galleria, which has large indoor water park, bowling, arcade, and more. Big Boulder and Jack Frost are each 2 to 3 miles away. Perfect for skiing or golfing. Enjoy the beach on the lake, which is a 10 minute walk from the house. Tennis court use included in rental as well. There is skirmish and white water rafting within 15 minutes, as well as nightlife at the casinos.


Rates & Availability

Lake Harmony Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 27 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pre summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Xmas
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

The only minimum stay is 2 days, but if you want a Friday or a Saturday night the weekend rate applies to any rental. Nightly rate is generally an add on to a weekend rental. If you want to rent just mid week, the night rate depends on when you want to stay and how long. Summer weekly rentals are Sunday to Sunday, but less than a week, is possible - depends on when and how long. July 4th week is $200 more. Any rental including July 4 for less than a week you have to check with owner for rates, but minimum rental will be $1950 for anything including July 4th. Check with owner at
Guests must sign a lease that has all the rules. As for CANCELLATION, if a guest cancels if we can get a replacement rental we will refund whatever has been paid to us, less an $85 cancel fee. We do our best to find a replacement rental and have always been successful.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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