Single Family home w/ 3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Sleeps 8
Nick and Jill Frezza
About Nick and Jill Frezza
Jill and I live in New Jersey, have 2 kids and have been married for 24 years. We believe vacations are precious and want you to stay at a 'home' not just some vacation house.
Nick and Jill Frezza purchased this Chalet in 2012
Why Nick and Jill Frezza chose Tobyhanna
This is our second house on this lake(check out HomeAway #202448). When this house came up for sale I knew we had to have it. It was foreclosed and empty for 2 years. But had a lot of potential. Almost every part of this house is new... furnace, hot water heater, stove, refrigerator, paint, carpet, roof, etc
What makes this Chalet unique
Location, Location, Location. Whether it's boats in the summer or just not having houses in your back yard have a house on the lake makes all the difference.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Had a wonderful time!
The house was very clean and comfortable. The weather was lovely and so we swam and kayaked on the lake. Lake water was clean. The community has a very pretty lake swimming area next to the pool as well as restrooms, just down the street. Big playground for kids to run around and have fun.
Nice House, Neighborhood Not our Favorite
The house was nice and clean. Overall, it seems that some general upkeep is needed (some items weren't working or weren't in the best condition). That said, we had a nice week and enjoyed the house.
However, the neighborhood that the house is located in was a bit rougher than we had expected, with many houses not well kept up. We didn't do our homework ahead of time, but after looking up the area online, our concerns were confirmed (drugs, gang activity, etc). While there can be issues with any neighborhood, I'd recommend doing a bit of research.
We were fine where we were at the house... but there were some issues not far away during our stay.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very disappointed that you feel things needed upkeep or not working properly. We state on our check-in instructions to let us know if anything is broken, unclean, etc. We pride ourselves on offering a wonderful vacation experience as can be seen by our great reviews.
The community where the house is located is the largest in the Poconos. Demographically the crime rate is actually lower than average given the amount of people that live in the community.
We are glad you liked the house and hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.
Nick and Jill
Peaceful family trip
We enjoyed the peacefulness that comes with staying on a beautiful lake! The house had all the amenities we needed and the owners of the house were quick to respond or reach out to us if need be. Having kayaks, a peddle boat and a John boat made it convenient to spend time relaxing on the water ... or fishing each day (which my father and husband were able to do daily), plus my son and mom became comfortable and almost professionals at the kayaks by end of the week :) Overall a relaxing vacation and enjoyed our time away - thanks Nick and Jill!!
Pam, It was such a pleasure having you stay with us. I'm so glad you enjoyed the lake and boats. I agree-it is so peaceful. Thank you for staying with us. Enjoy your summer. Nick and Jill
Harry's 1st Vacation
Nick and Jill,
In my 24 years of renting, you are the most attentive hosts I have ever come across. I would definitely add some things to the kitchen. We cook all of our meals rather that go out to eat and your grill is great but breakfast and sides are cooked inside! A better coffee maker and new frying pans and an inside spatula are needed. We loved the dock, boats, hammock and fire pit but were definitely disappointed that was that the lake was not very "swimmable."
Jan, We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed the house and amenities. We do our best to be available to our guests and to make the house feel more like home than a rental. I wish you would have let me know about the frying pans and spatula. We keep extra supplies in the large wooden box in the basement. I would have been more than happy to give you the combination to lock had you let me know. We do say in the check-in instructions to let us know if anything is broken, missing, etc. The coffee maker is a Mr. Coffee and works fine. We don't care for a Keurig so not quite sure what you meant by "better coffee Maker." Also, not sure what you meant by the lake not being swimmable. It is shallow near the dock and gradually gets deeper and the bottom is a typical lake bottom with rocks and vegetation. The community beach is less than a quarter mile down the road and has a life guard and is more of a sandy beach. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate all feedback. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Nick and Jill
The location is perfect. Quiet and serene. Wildlife literally everywhere you look. The bald eagles that flew low over the property and lake every day were spectacular. No shortage of things to do at the house, even on a rainy day. Property was clean, and the facilities were awesome. Loved waking up to that lake view every day! Truly sad to leave....and so were our dogs! Nick and Jill were awesome to work with. Super easy check in and check out process. Will definitely be booking again!
Candace. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. It really means a lot when your guests enjoy our home and amenities. We would love to have you stay with us again. Nick and Jill
Relaxing weekend w/ family
Our expectations were exceeded! Lovely peaceful setting with a wonderful view of the lake.
Maria, Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed the views and the peacefulness. We would love to have you back again. Enjoy your summer. Nick and Jill
At our gated community:
There are 4 pools, 2 lakes, 2 softball fields, 8 tennis courts, 6 basketball courts, 2 bocce courts, 5 playgrounds and 4 club houses. 6 badges included to enjoy the facilities.
Lake Wallenpaupack(15miles) motorized lake(jet ski, ski boat, pontoon boat...rentals), Camel Back(10 miles), Jack Frost and Big Boulder(20 miles) ski areas are just a short drive.
Shopping at The Crossing Outlets, Wineries, Brew Pubs, Restaurants, State Parks, White Water Rafting
(Jim Thorpe), Claws and Paws Wildlife park(20 miles), Cinemas, including a Drive in Movie Theater
35min away, Go Carts, Mini Golf, Pocono Raceway-NASCAR(15 miles), Comedy Club ,Mount Airy Casino and
Lodge(5 miles), Horseback Riding, Snowmobiling and more!
Other Activities: Horseshoes, Boccie Ball, Basketball, Softball, Playgrounds.