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Peaceful, Beautiful Vacation Getaway at Lake Raystown, Pets Okay

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 BR/ 2.5 BA, (Sleeps 6) 4 Kayaks and Golf Cart Available for Rent to

This beautiful, quiet property is adjacent to the Raystown Lake Federal Lands* and in between the Marina and Resort areas. We constantly try to improve the property, and in 2018 we extended the all-seasons room to the deck, making a large outdoor deck area! We added a gas grill, a fire pit, and a new, larger hot tub! Stroll down a private, quiet country lane, or rent the golf cart, to your own entrance to the lake. You can hear the birds singing and the fish leaping out of the water! This is a great entrance for kayaking, fishing or playing in the water. (We can rent up to 4 kayaks upon request, and a golf cart. This is in cooperation with another owner, so we must charge an additional fee.) Lakeside is also a perfect place for a private picnic or to gaze at the midnight moon! More to do can be found here: We also offer other amenities that you can add to your stay such as life vests, grocery stocking, and catering service (you must supply the requested menu for quote).

Just one mile down the road is the Aitch boat launch and fishing pier. A wonderful view of the tree covered mountains surrounds you. Public guided boat tours are available at the Marina and Resort areas.

You will truly enjoy the three HD TVs, the NEW, regulation-sized (7') AMF pool table, and the 6-person hot tub.

The master bedroom on the main floor has a queen bed and a large master bath w/ oversized Jacuzzi (non-jetted) tub, separate shower, walk-in closet and Kohler fixtures. This master bedroom has a sliding glass door onto the deck w/ beautiful view of the federal lands and a pond where you can frequently find a blue heron looking for fish. (We do not have a direct view of the lake, very few lakeside properties do, which keeps the lake experience from the water pristine - no private docks or lands.)

The main floor has dining room & living room w/ gas fireplace. The modern kitchen has every convenience you need including an island w/ a Jenn-Air grill & gas range unit, a side by side refrigerator, built in microwave, built in oven, dishwasher, & garbage disposal. We also supply a drip coffee maker, rice cooker, crock-pot, and other kitchen gadgets. The laundry room & a separate half bath are also on the main floor.

The second-floor loft contains two queen size beds and overlooks the kitchen, pool room and you the deck. There is a separate floor AC unit, ceiling fan, and floor fan in the loft to keep the air circulating. It has a large, full-size bathroom with a large shower.

There is a screened in 3 seasons room w/ glass sliding-door entrances from the kitchen, the pool room, and the master bedroom. The three seasons room was improved in 2018 to connect this room to the small existing deck off of the master bedroom. It is now partially screened, and partial open. The new open area now permits both a gas grill and a fire pit! It is absolutely lovely out there, and you have a lovely view of the pond, which frequently boasts of bird activity, the yard, and the federal game lands. You will hear the birds singing all day, and you will frequently be able to watch the barn swallows careen just above the grass while they feed.

This home has a heat pump, central air, ceiling fans, skylights & nice attached 26’ x 26' garage.

Our rental agreement can be downloaded from this listing. It is your responsibility to sign the agreement and fax it to 814-753-4547 or email it to If you fail to do this, you nonetheless IRREVOCABLY AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT BY PAYING THE RENTAL FEE.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Faith

A family-owned business, BD Realty is a bunch of us who hope to offer vacation get-aways to others. We enjoy spending time at the house when we can get away and be together and we hope you love it as much as we do! We strive to eat, drink and be merry. We hope you do too! Doing it at the lake is a bonus!

Faith purchased this house in 2007

Why Faith chose James Creek

The location provides for a quiet, peaceful stay. This is a 'get-away' property, and if you love wildlife, you can see Eagles, Bobcats, Fox, Deer and many smaller, beautiful critters by just strolling quietly in the woods. Of course, you have to know how to look for them. We love the lake and playing in the water.

What makes this house unique

The hot tub in the three seasons room followed by several rounds of pool while watching the big screen HDTV!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in James Creek

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is an absolute maximum of 6 people permitted to stay at the house. Additional guests will result in a full loss of the deposit. Sorry.
  • Do NOT move the pool table, it is professionally balanced and leveled. Thank you.
  • Parties are strictly prohibited and will result in an immediate expulsion from the property with no refund of any payment made.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The bath in the master bedroom has a large soaking tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , The loft, which also has a full bath with shower.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , With a full bathroom including a large soaking tub.
  • Queen size Beds (3) One queen in the master bedroom and two queen beds in the loft area.
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Walk down a quiet country lane directly into the lake, or rent the stretch golf cart! Contact us for details.


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Peaceful, Beautiful Vacation Getaway at Lake Raystown, Pets Okay
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Mt Airy, MD

Great House Near the Central Lake Area.

  • 5 of 5

Well kept and clean. Well stocked with all essentials you need. Awesome location near the lake. The cove is secluded and very quiet. Highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location for accessing activities at Allegripis trails and the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. Well furnished and good hot tub.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable, quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the kitchen where we were able to cook and watch tv. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much for having us.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portersville, Pennsylvania

Great getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome weekend at Babettes Lake House! The house was beautiful, and had everything we were looking for. The hot tub was great! It was only 10 minutes from town, very convenient to get groceries. We would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy and home like!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time fishing, using the hot tub, and gathering with friends and family. We loved being able to bring our dog with us and having a large yard for him! It's a very clean and comfy space!

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful house and wonderful escape!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary at this beautiful house and left feeling fully relaxed and revived. We recommend it to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
several in Huntingdon, suggest Boxers
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Huntingdon Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Rt. 26
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Mimi's or Boxers, both in Huntingdon
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Blue Knob
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Raystown Lake: very small beach areas around lake
Car: necessary

Penn State University is 45 miles away, and Lincoln Caverns is within 10 miles. Also, nearby is the Lake Raystown Resort Waterpark, Altoona Curve baseball and Penn State University. An outdoor wedding chapel is beautifully located on Lake Raystown.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in James Creek

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$338.7
Cleaning AU$135.48
Pet Fee AU$135.48

We can rent a stretch golf cart and/or up to 5 Kayaks at $50/kayak/weekend or $75/3-7 days (in town they rent for $25/4-hours). Please contact me directly as VRBO doesn't allow for add-ons. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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