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Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable 4 bedroom Home Near Skiing, Lake Harmony, Blakeslee

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,016 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bdrms 2 BA upper & lower porches, large sundeck, quiet yet close to everything

This 4 bedroom home features two family rooms, two fireplaces, upper and lower level covered porches, large sundeck with large gas grille.

The first floor has one bedroom with 2 single beds, a full bath, a family room with a fireplace and large screen TV, a laundry room, checkers/chess/card table, a quiet reading area and a covered porch for enjoying outdoor relaxing.

The second level has 3 bedrooms, full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, family/living room with a fireplace and large screen TV, covered porch and large sundeck with large gas grille.

Located 5 minutes from Big Boulder/Jack Frost Ski areas, 15 minutes from Kalahari and 20 minutes from Camelback.

Property also abuts the Thomas Darling Preserve at Two-Mile Run The Nature Conservancy.

The property is located near Blakeslee, Lake Harmony, the Hickory Run State Forest, Big Boulder and Jack Frost ski areas.

Driving time from the NYC and Philadelphia ares is under 2 hours. We are 2 miles from Exit 284 off Interstate 80 and 7 miles from Exit 95 of the Northeast Extension of the PA TPK.

Visit this site for a map to some of the area attractions.

More Details

John and Millie Holahan
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About John and Millie Holahan

I operate a new home building and renovation company. Millie and I purchased this home, then completely remodeled and decorated it for friends and family to use while visiting. After we had inquiries from friends of friends, we decided to open the rental to folks who enjoy a cozy, relaxing getaway that is conveniently located to most of what the Poconos have to offer.

John and Millie Holahan purchased this house in 2006

Why John and Millie Holahan chose Pocono Lake

We chose this property because we live nearby and know the beauty and amenities this area has to offer. With close proximity to both the NYC and Philadelphia areas, the drive is under 2 hours.

There are numerous activities if you are looking for some adventure; whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, leisurely walks, fall foliage, star gazing and much, much more.

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What makes this house unique

The property is located 9 miles from new Kalahari Resorts indoor/outdoor water park. This water park is being promoted As the largest indoor water park in North America.

In addition, Camelback Ski area has opened Aquatopia, a large indoor/outdoor water park. Located just 25 minutes from the property, this adventure park will have many activities from which to choose.

For those who want to enjoy outdoor activities, there a several ski mountains, golf courses, a rails-to-trails bike path along the Lehigh River, white water rafting, the Hickory Run State park and so much more.

This property is adjacent to the Thomas Darling Preserve at Two Mile Run. "Emerging from underground springs and seeps, Two-Mile Run feeds into Tobyhanna Creek, and eventually feeds the Lehigh River. Along the way, it traverses the 2,500-acre Thomas Darling Preserve at Two-Mile Run, a place where visitors can witness an extensive mosaic of glacial wetlands via a two mile trail and boardwalk system."

Usually, access can be difficult because of the general public's access is several miles away. However, being in this private area affords easy access just 100 yards away.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2016 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , On first level.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , second level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Larger bedroom second level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , second level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting


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Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable 4 bedroom Home Near Skiing, Lake Harmony, Blakeslee
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Mays Landing

Repeat renters to this great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year in a row renting from John and Millie, and the 2nd time renting the Sledgewood house. As expected, the house was warmly awaiting our arrival with 2 cozy fireplaces on. Besides the food we purchased, the house had everything else we needed and our group of combined familes had plenty of room to spread out. Except for our usual takeout of Dominic's Pizza (a minute away!), our group has kids so we cooked most of our meals and had plenty of kitchen items to work with. Location is great...perfect for our activities at Jack Frost, Big Boulder and H2Oooh waterpark at Split Rock. We also took John's suggestion and visited Kalahari Resort (10-15 minutes away) to walk around. This house is a great location if you wanted to go to the waterpark there (or at least to check it out and take home some great desserts from the bakery). It is also about 30 minutes from Jim Thorpe which is a charming town to visit. John and Millie are most accommodating, always quick to answer, and there quickly if needed. My security deposit was credited within 24 hours of our departure. Thank you again for your stellar hospitality and see you next year!

  • Review Submitted: 24/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review; this reinforces the efforts of Millie and Donna in making the home a place of refuge and comfort after the day's activities. As you state, the location offers easy access to most of what the Poconos has to offer; the quaint Village of Jim Thorpe or the magnificent Resort at Kalahari; the Ski Slopes of Big Boulder/ Jack Frost and Camelback or the hiking trails right out back at The Thomas Darling Nature Preserve at Two Mile Run which is managed by The Nature Conservancy. You folks are a pleasure to have at Sledgewood and we look forward to your return soon. John, Millie and Donna
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Everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Brought a golf foursome to stay for a weekend in mid August. The house was exactly as it was described on the HomeAway website. It accommodated our group very well.

I'd certainly recommend this property to a friend.

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We certainly welcome you back on your next golf adventure in the Poconos. Cheers, John and Millie.
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bayonne nj

Wonderful cozy family home. Beautiful decor throughout and very clean

  • 5 of 5

This place has a home away from home feeling. Like you are staying at your in laws. Completely decorated and fully supplied. Every thing you need. Gas grill was professional grade fully stocked with utensils and propane. Deck, yard , house and rooms all as pictured. Wonderful friendly hosts. Recommended highly

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin, thank you for the great review. It is our mission to deliver a wonderful experience when staying with us in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. I think you'll agree, the location is just right and the house comfortable. Please consider us again during your next visit. Cheers, John and Millie
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Beautiful place owner is fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The place is truly beautiful quite and relaxing the owner is awesome and takes care if you need anyting truly recommend this place to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure having you as guests. Please consider us upon your next visit; you are most welcome. We hope your wife enjoyed her birthday surprise. Best wishes, John, Millie and Donna
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Absolutely the best. The house was perfect and John was quick to respond with all questions.

  • 5 of 5

I can't even begin to explain. I was so nervous renting a house vs a hotel, but John was so great. I took my daughter and 2 friends here for a weekend of tubing and snowboarding for her 18th birthday. The house is perfect, 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms..perfect so the girls were alone upstairs and I was downstairs. We had a great weekend, the house is beautifully decorated and at home personal touches as well as fully stocked! How nice to arrive and find breakfast items for the next morning! Saturday I received a txt from John about severe winter weather for Sunday and allowed for late check out or even stay an extra night! We ended up leaving later on Sunday, but thank you for the offer!

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, Thank you for the wonderful review. I was pleased to hear everyone had a great time on the slopes; Saturday was certainly a perfect day for playing in the snow. I also want to let you know how much we appreciated the condition you left the house; you made our task so much easier. As for the decor, my wife takes pride in how she has staged the house. We want our guests to be warm, cozy and comfortable during their stay. Best Wishes, John, Millie and Donna
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Lovely home with a B&B feel

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the location and amenities and would rent again. Only negative..Some mattresses need to be replaced.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for very much for the review and the suggestion about some of mattresses; it may be about time we replaced several of them. I appreciate the feedback; without that, we wouldn't know what we must do to keep this home not just a good place to stay, we want it to be an excellent pace to stay. PS. Trish, we took your advice and replaced the mattresses; thanks for the heads-up. We make up the beds but don't sleep in them. We'll be sure to check them often from now on. Best regards, John, Millie and Donna
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Wilkes_barre/Scranton International at Avoca, PA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Da's Irish Pub, Robert Christians, The Jubilee
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Jack Frost National, Pocono Manor
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Jim Thorpe for scenic rides
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80 and PA Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several restaurants and 3 Pizzerias
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Big Boulder and Jack Frost, Camelback
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Tobyhanna State Park
Car: necessary

Located in a rural area of Blakeslee in the western Poconos, the area offers a quiet relaxed setting. In the winter, there is downhill skiing at Camelback, Jack Frost and Big Boulder. Cross country skiing or snowshoeing is also enjoyed at several local nature areas such as Hickory Run State Park, The Austin Blakeslee and Thomas Darling Preserves.

Kalahari, the country's largest indoor water park is a 12 minute drive.

For race enthusiasts, Pocono Raceway in Long Pond offer NASCAR and INDY events.

The summer season offers plenty of lakes for boating, fishing and just relaxing.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$110.82
Damage Deposit AU$358.54

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.