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Serenity Cottage @ Arrowhead Lake ~ Lake View, Walk to Beach! Fplc, Fpit, WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 880 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cathedral Ceilings, Lg. Yard, Gated Deck, Comfortable Beds, A/C in MBR, Pet OK


Holidays/special events weekends rates may be higher. 2-night stays including a Friday or Saturday night are charged at the full weekend rate. NO TAX ON BOOKINGS OF 30+ DAYS!


THIS BRIGHT & AIRY LAKE COTTAGE is just 1/10 mile from Beach #2, where there are a fishing dock, snack bar, new playground, picnic facilities, snack bar (seasonal) and basketball court.

Paneled in beautiful knotty pine with wood-beamed, vaulted ceilings throughout and a partial lake view, the cottage is conveniently located just 1/4 mile from the entry gate, so you'll avoid the many stop signs in the community. Beautiful new luxury vinyl floors were installed in family room and dining area in March 2018.

You'll love coming back to this comfortable & spacious ranch home after a day at one of 3 nearby ski resorts, indoor & outdoor water parks, whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River, skirmishes, Nascar, ziplining, hiking, fishing, hunting, golf — or relax at one of 4 beaches (on 2 lakes stocked for fishing) and three heated outdoor pools!

Bring linens & towels; basic pantry items/paper goods/soaps supplied • SPECIAL FEATURES: Gas fireplace • A/C in Master Bedroom • New floors installed in Family Room and Dining Area March 2018 • Large, private deck with gas grill & patio set • 3 TVs: 40' Internet TV with complementary NetFlix in Family Room plus 15" flatscreen in MBR • DVD player • complementary WiFi • iPod/iPad speaker dock • washer/dryer • full-size fridge and stove • microwave & toaster oven • coffeemaker • blender • “start-up” supply of products such as paper plates/cups, toilet paper, paper towels, dish & laundry detergent, and hotel-size toiletries • shed for swim/ski storage • 2 kayaks available for rent May-Oct.

ON-SITE ACTIVITIES: Arrowhead Lake Community Assn. sponsors year-round family-oriented events such as BBQs, fireworks, bonfires, kids' summer camp, bingo, fitness and dance classes, live music, breakfasts & pot luck dinners, seasonal and themed parties and more. (Schedule of events available at

Arrowhead Lake is a private, gated community with 24/7 security. Amenities include 2 lakes stocked for fishing; 4 beaches with boating docks; 3 heated outdoor pools; playgrounds and BBQ facilities at every pool and beach; a beautiful Grand Lodge; lighted tennis and basketball courts; a sledding/tubing hill; ice skating, x-country skiing, and ice-fishing; year-round community events and planned activities for kids and adults. Canoes, rowboats, paddleboats, fishing equipment and bicycles are available for rent at the Island Pool complex.

COMMUNITY FEES ADDITIONAL (See Rates section): Amenities fees (mandatory in summer) include access to all community facilities and year-round events as well as a rec center with game tables and Grand Lodge with 3 fireplaces, library, fitness and billiards rooms, great room, Wi-Fi and banquet room. See photos. CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE!

The community is 15 minutes away from Jack Frost/Big Boulder Ski Resort, Split Rock Resort/H20ooohh! Indoor Water Park, and several golf courses including Jack Frost National Golf Club. We are within 30-45 minutes of The Crossings Outlet Shopping, Camelback, Camelbeach Water Park, Mohegan Sun Casino, Mount Airy Casino, and Pocono Raceway. Lehigh Gorge and Hickory Run State Parks — offering waterfalls and awesome vistas — are also nearby. Other activities in the region include mini-golf, batting cages, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, paintball, whitewater rafting (the Lehigh River runs along the western border of the community), canoeing, horseback riding, Nascar racing at Pocono Raceway, go-carts, hunting on adjacent state game lands, fishing, shooting range, ATV/dirt bike-friendly park, museums, snow tubing, and much, much more!! Is there something you are interested in doing that's not mentioned here? Just ask! It's also not uncommon to see deer, wild turkeys, foxes and an occasional bobcat or black bear.

Please note there is no landline phone service at this property. Check your cell provider for coverage in area code 18347.

RENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Parental permission and/or additional security deposit may be required for groups of more than 2 people under age 25. Signed rental contract and copy of driver's license or passport required for all rentals.


PETS: One small to medium non-shedding dog is permitted with an additional fee, depending on length of stay ($50 minimum); aggressive breeds not permitted.

More Details

Property Manager
Sally L
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Sally L

A native of Chicago and now resident of Central New Jersey, I enjoy spending time in Arrowhead Lake with my children, who love to ski & swim, as well as hike in some of the spectacular nearby state parks. It's also a great spot for a girls' or couple's weekend. I own two properties in Arrowhead Lake and manage four others as well as a lakefront townhome at Lake Harmony/Big Boulder – and I take great pride in keeping them as clean and comfortable as possible for my guests, as well as my family.

Sally L purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sally L chose Pocono Lake

The house is in a great location. Fell in love with the view, beautiful knotty pine paneling and the vaulted ceilings, not to mention the location 2 blocks from the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Partial lake view, gas fireplace, walk to beach in minutes, full-size appliances and washer/dryer on site, storage shed for swim/ski equipment storage, close to community entrance (very convenient because there are many STOP signs in the community).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No open flames in house.
  • Please remove shoes upon entering.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , No bathtub in house
  • Shower only, knotty pine paneling
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Twin sleeper chair in Family Room, which can be closed off
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Memory foam full mattress, dresser, closet, portable crib
    Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Memory foam mattress, A/C, 15" TV, dresser, closet
  • Very comfortable beds! Light & bright rooms with cathedral ceilings, double dressers and closets. Portable crib.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Arrowhead Lake is a private, gated community with 24/7 security. Amenities include 2 lakes stocked for fishing; 4 beaches with boating docks; 3 heated outdoor pools; playgrounds and BBQ facilities at every pool and beach; a beautiful new Grand Lodge; lighted tennis and basketball courts; a sledding hill; year-round community events and planned activities for kids (including summer camp) and adults. Amenities fees (mandatory in summer) include access to Grand Lodge with 3 fireplaces, library, fitness and game rooms, great room, wi-fi and banquet room! See photos.


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Serenity Cottage @ Arrowhead Lake ~ Lake View, Walk to Beach! Fplc, Fpit, WiFi
average rating of 4.7959185 based on 49 reviews
Westfield, New Jersey

Great Weekend Away from the Daily Grind

  • 5 of 5

What a great last minute decision for my husband and I to get away from the Big Apple hustle for the weekend. It started with how amazingly responsive Sally was to our request. I sent a same-day last minute ask for the house around Noon and within minutes she responded. She was very effective in coordinating with the Arrowhead Lake association and with Home Away to make it all happen as quickly as possible. What great personal service. She also called me directly to be sure I understood all of the paperwork because it could be daunting to some.

The house was great! After getting the gate card from the Welcome Center we arrived to the very cute Serenity Cottage. The place is very clean, well kept, new floors and comfortable. The kitchen well equipped for cooking which is important to us - we enjoy cooking rather than eating out and had no problems finding everything we needed for preparation.

Still being winter-like even though Spring, the bedrooms were a little hard to get warm for me with just baseboard heat, but my husband was fine with a little coolness. The bedrooms were carpeted and also very clean. Comforters and blankets were provided - we brought our own sheets and pillowcases but I think there are some available to use.

The living room was cozy with a propane stove to keep warm for relaxing on the couch or chairs while reading or watching TV. We didn't spend time outside on the deck or use the shed but I understand there are many other items available for use during the summer. We did bring our dog and he enjoyed the walks around the area, it was nice and quiet out because again it was off season. The house is located close to one of the beaches which would be very nice for a warmer weather / on season stay.

My only complaint, which I didn't use to affect my rating, is that between Home Away, the cleaning fee (which seems high at $60 for such a small place), the gate card fee, the Lodge fees, the pet fee, then I noticed other summer amenity fees - it really adds up. Also - and I know I was informed - we paid a late registration fee. There was also a fee if you used the sheets and needed them washed, etc... Fees seems numerous and high when you added it all up. Again, that's all in the fine print so just be aware.

We had absolutely no issues for the quick late Friday to Sunday morning trip. You will LOVE your stay at the Serenity Cottage, because the name says it all.

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeana, Thanks so much for the very detailed and complimentary review. I'm glad we could work together to make your last-minute getaway happen! I'd like to address a couple of your comments. First, the baseboard heaters are very effective at night if you turn down the heat in the rest of the home and keep the bedroom doors shut. Regarding fees (and taxes), I hear you! Homeaway, the Arrowhead Lake Association, the State of PA and Monroe County all want their share of the vacation rental business. In fact, I was forced to lower my rates this year to reduce the cuculative impact of these charges. The cleaning fee charged ($60 for up to 4 people/4 nights; $75 for 5+ people/5+ nights) is actually on par with or lower than similar rental properties in the area. It's important to remember that cleaning people not only clean up after the previous guests, but also follow a checklist for regular heavy-duty cleaning (e.g., wood trim, blinds, gas grill, inside cabinets, under furniture, etc.) and routine maintenance at each cleaning, as well as resupplying the kitchen and bathroom and taking inventory of household items.The fact that you found the home impeccably clean and in good order is testament to the fact that my guests are getting their money's worth! I know it's hard to see what goes into cleaning a rental property, but I have done it many times myself and it's not as easy as it may seem. As for the sheets, I give my guests the option to bring their own sheets or wash the sheets at the home to save on any additional fees. Were I to supply laundry services I would have to increase my rents. I have also forwarded your comments about community fees to the Arrowhead Lake Assn. and I encourage my guests to contact them directly with any feedback about fees they charge or services they provide. Thanks again for choosing the Serenity Cottage for your Poconos getaway. I hope you and your husband will be able to escape from the city and stay with me again soon! — Sally
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5 stars .

  • 5 of 5

this is an amazing place to stay at , the house is nice and comfortable , very very clean , step by step instructions to turn every thing on and off was on point , and Sally is available to answer a call from you anytime of day , 5 stars,,

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Walter, thanks so much for the rave review! So glad to hear you found the home super clean and instructions were helpful. You were a pleasure to host and I would love to have you back anytime! You may also want to check out my Tranquility Cottage, listed on Homeaway and elsewhere online. — Sally
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BEaytiful, clean

  • 5 of 5

Cozy place, and Sally always readily available for questions !

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My pleasure. Thanks for the 5 stars, Ross!
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Great Location to the Lake! Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and complete with everything you need. For us, it was somewhat of a last minute vacation; however, I'm glad we chose to stay at the Serenity home-it was PERFECT. Sally, the Owner, was excellent with communication and always available to answer any questions (sorry for the questions Sally! 😔�). While there, we used a which Sally provides you information on. The linen service is a 3rd party service for bed linens, kitchen and bath sets as well as beach towels). Everything was fresh and clean packed neatly in a tote when we arrived, and everything went back in the tote prior to our departure. It was a wonderful service and well worth the convenience and the money (@$60). While at Lake Arrowhead, we took part in some of weekly planned community activities with the kids (2 children, ages 11 and 9). They enjoyed the ceramics and the karaoke the most. Everyone we spoke to, and interacted with, were nice and cordial. As for activities in the area, in addition to kayaking and fishing on Lake Arrowhead, we also took the kayaks to Brady's Lake which is approximately 6 miles from the Serenity home and wayyyyyyy back in the woods. It was gorgeous! It's a very scenic, remote and desolate place to relax. On the weekend we took a trip to Scranton and attended the Drive-in movie theater. They have an excellent snack bar and the kids had a blast. What an experience for the children and they loved it. Very cheap too as adults were $8 and children under 12-$5 each...and that's for TWO movies! I would highly recommend the Serenity home for a fun family getaway. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scot, As I told you when you refilled my propane tank and didn't ask for reimbursement, you were a model guest! Thank you for not grumbling that two of the four grill burners were out. Thank you for persisting in trying to get the kayak lock open (and thanks to your son for working his magic to open it!). Thanks also for mentioning all the fun things you did during your stay — most of which I have yet to do after nearly 8 years owning the Tranquility and Serenity cottages at Arrowhead Lake! Overall, thanks for your relaxed, can-do attitude and for leaving the house in great shape. I am looking forward to your next visit! — Sally
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Nice Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Rented this cozy place for an enjoyable Mother's Day weekend. We found the place very clean and nicely decorated. Nights got a little chilly so it was perfect to sit by the propane stove. Great place for a quiet and relaxing time. This place is near the beach if you want to take advantage of the lake. I would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elizabeth, New Jersey

It was calming and relaxing house

  • 5 of 5

It was clean and organize, everything was ready and easy to find. Love the house!

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Scranton-Wilkes Barre International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.5 Miles
Robert Christian's Restaurant
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Lake Naomi Timber Trails
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Bus to NYC
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Dominic's Pizzeria
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Jack Frost-Big Boulder
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Arrowhead Lake Beach 2
Car: necessary

WHERE IS ARROWHEAD LAKE? Arrowhead Lake is located in the town of Pocono Lake in Eastern PA, just 2-1/2 hours from Manhattan and 2 hours from Philadelphia — easily accessible from Rtes. 80, 476 & 33.

The community is 15 minutes from Jack Frost/Big Boulder, Split Rock Resort, Kalahari Indoor Water Park and several golf courses. We are within 30 minutes of The Crossings Outlet Shopping, Camelback Ski Resort, Aquatopia Indoor and Camelbeach water parks, Mohegan Sun & Mount Airy casinos, wineries, canoeing/kayaking (both lake and river) and Pocono Raceway. Lehigh Gorge and Hickory Run State Parks — offering waterfalls and awesome vistas — are also nearby.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
13 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
Mother's Day Weekend
11 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Spring
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
Summer I
15 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
July 4 Week
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer II
7 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer III
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer IV
25 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
3 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
Columbus Day Weekend
5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$260.76
Housekeeping fee AU$78.23 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$65.19 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

**HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL EVENTS ADDITIONAL! Also, 2-night stays including a Friday or Saturday night are charged at the full weekend rate. Please message owner to confirm rates before requesting to book.
NO TAX on 30+ day bookings! Inquire for details.
-Cleaning fee $60 for up to 4 people; $75 for 5+ people or 5+ nights (additional $15 included in weekly rates); $100 for monthly rentals (additional $40 included in quoted monthly rates).
-Full balance must be paid 30 days in advance for long-term and summer rentals.
-9% state and local hotel tax applied for stays of less than 30 days
-Additional guests: $5/person/night for 5+ guests
-Pet fee: One small or medium low- or non-shedding dog permitted @ $50 fee for 2 nights; additional nights @ $10/nt.
-Early check-in or late checkout must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance at $10/hour. A charge of $25/half hour or part thereof applies for unreserved early check-ins/late checkouts.

COMMUNITY FEES (paid directly to lake association):
-$20 rental transaction fee
-$15 gate card fee (per vehicle)
-Activity/swim bracelets – Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day: $8/person/day, $35/wk, $90/mo. All other times: fees optional @ $2/person/day, $10/wk. CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE!


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Contact Manager