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Pristine Lake Front Property with Many Outdoor Opportunities

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Preston Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Our Family Cottage has been tastefully updated as a four season weekend and vacation rental destination. The Lake is known locally as Summit Lake, is approximately 45 acres in size, has less than 25 cottages on it and is a private community. Approximately 45% of the shoreline is and will stay undeveloped via an easement held by the Delaware River Conservancy.

Upon arrival you will find off street parking for up to three cars. Motion detection security lighting illuminates the parking area, steps and deck. The deck wraps around the front of the cottage to provide a covered porch with comfortable seating and a great view of the Lake. Once inside, we provide a Visitors Guide that includes menus from most of the local restaurants and brochures for local activities.

The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a family size electric griddle and waffle iron for breakfast. Depending on the season, dining can be at the kitchen table or outside on the deck. The lower level includes a covered patio with table and a hammock nearby. In the unfinished basement we store 2 mountain bikes, men's and women's golf clubs and 2 sets of aluminum frame snowshoes for guest use. Adult and children's life vests are also available for using the canoe and row boat.

Summertime sunsets are special and can be followed by a lakeside campfire and marshmallow toasting at the outdoor fire pit. Whether its the fire pit in the Summertime or wood stove in the Winter, we provide a supply of firewood.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank You for a wonderful stay and we hope to revisit in the Fall.
May 2012
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based on 21 traveler reviews

Pristine Lake Front Property with Many Outdoor Opportunities
average rating of 4.857143 based on 32 reviews
West Chester, PA

Everything you could wish for - including dog friendly! YES!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage! It had everything we wanted for a relaxing week away. The area is beautiful. The view of the lake from the porch is stunning. We had a great time in the kayaks, row boat, paddle boat, and canoe. We took walks down the gravel road surrounding the lake. We enjoyed a camp fire outside and the wood stove inside. Our dogs loved jumping off the dock and swimming in the lake. The cottage was cozy and had everything we needed. We appreciated the little things, like the gate on the wrap-around porch which meant we could sit out on the porch with our dogs and not have to worry about them wandering off. Each day was better than the last and the only bad part was when we had to pack up and come home. The owner was great to work with - very responsive and easy going. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is just as described in the website, though photos can't capture the beauty, really.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to see the fall colors and WOW we just reveled in the beauty, the peace and quiet, the welcoming atmosphere of the cottage (so charming, so old-fashioned). This is a perfect place to slow down and unwind. The cottage is well appointed with everything we needed for our comfort and convenience. Hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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R&R in the country!

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife, two kids and dog) and I had wonderful five days at this quaint Summit Lake cottage. The cabin has everything that you could need for a vacation away from home. The setting is bucolic with country roads and being on a lake with no motorized boats. We loved kayaking, swimming and fishing from the dock, sat around the fire pit at night, and enjoyed morning coffee, evening cocktails and meals on the deck. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle from daily life, I don't think you could find a better place than this. We'll definitely be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bethlehem, PA

Beautiful place, great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week! The cottage is charming and clean and the outdoor amenities are amazing - kayaks, wood for campfires, a comfy hammock, a great floating dock, a charcoal grill and more. The lake is beautiful and we spent every day swimming, floating, kayaking, and fishing and spent every night roasting marshmallows around the campfire and gazing at a million stars. Everything was as described in the property listing and the owner was very responsive. We had so much fun at the cottage that we rarely left, but we did have a nice dinner at Lakewood Lodge and yummy pizza and ice cream at B&E Scoops our last night. This vacation was everything we had hoped for - a slower pace in a beautiful place having fun with our kids before school starts. We definitely hope to return. Thank you to the owners, Jim and Carrie, for sharing their amazing property!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage on a beautiful lake

  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed the lake side cottage. It had lots of charm and everything that we needed. The kayaks where great fun to explore around in. We were so glad to be able to bring our lab. She really enjoyed swimming and made friends with the dogs down the lane. I think this must be what dog heaven is like. The only draw back of this lovely vacation spot is the summer camp across the lake that used a PA system until 9pm. I was hoping to hear the loons in the evening and had to listen to teens singing karaoke. At least it stopped by 9pm and we kinda got use to it, but it would have been good to know before hand.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind remarks and we’re glad you and your pet lab enjoyed the amenities of our cottage. While the camp across the lake does not use this lake (they have their own lake), some nights you can hear camp activities, depending on what part of the camp they are using night to night. Our local noise ordinance is in force from 9PM to 7AM, so it’s good to see that the camp is respecting that.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved it!!!! So peaceful and loved the quiet, laid back atmosphere. The fact that it was a non-motorized lake added to the charm. The kayaks, canoe, rowboat and bicycles added another layer of wonderful. We had dinner at a close by restaurant and it was great too. Will highly recommend and hope to come back sometime soon! Thank You!!!

Connie and Doug

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Wilkes-Barre - Scranton International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lake Lorain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 370
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Orson Inn
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Elk Mountain
Car: necessary

2.5 Hours From NYC, 2.75 Hours from Philadelphia,1 Hour From Scranton and Bighamton, 30 minutes from Honesdale, PA


Rates & Availability

Preston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Preston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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