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Large home located 5 miles from Shy Beaver Boat Launch at Raystown Lake!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,163 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Come spend time with family and visit the Lake Raystown Region!!!

Are you looking for a change of pace and the opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones? Nestled at the foot of 2,000 acres of State Game Lands, schedule your next family vacation, weekend getaway, or business retreat at Unfinished Business. Whether you are looking for a place for business or pleasure, Unfinished Business caters to your every need. Only minutes away from Raystown Lake.

Our rustic modern home in the mountains is the perfect location to unwind with family and friends, or spend a few days for a business retreat with your coworkers! The cabin comes equipped with Wireless internet to help you satisfy your personal or business needs!

The main level has 2 bedrooms, a pull-out sleeper sofa, two full bathrooms and full kitchen, dining and living areas. You enter the main level either through the side door off of the upper driveway (convenient for loading and unloading groceries, etc.) or through the stairs from the basement.

As you enter the home from the side entrance you will find a very specious wilderness themed living room with matching furniture, cable TV, DVD/Blue-ray and plenty of board games for you and your guests. The living area is an open concept with a rustic oak dining room table seating for eight or more and a complete kitchen that includes a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and microwave. The kitchen has center island with a full inventory of dishes, glasses, pots/pans and cutlery. The main living and dining area is surrounded by windows and patio doors leading to a wraparound deck with stairs and handicap ramp. The deck is surrounded by wooded landscapes overlooking the circular driveway (great for boat parking) and the open fire pit. The deck provides a very peaceful area with your favorite drink or meal, and is great for deer and bird watching, you never know what you will see!!!

Walking down the main hallway you will find;

Bedroom #1, a duck theme bedroom with a queen size bed and plenty of closet and dresser space, you will feel very tranquil in this particular bedroom.

Bedroom #2 is a deer theme with a queen size sleigh bed and matching dresser providing ample space for your clothing. The bedroom opens into a full size bathroom with two sinks, walk-in shower and full size jacuzzi tub.

The main bathroom is a fishing theme and located off the center hall directly across from bedroom #1. This bath includes two sinks, a combinatiion bathtub/shower and a full size washer and dryer.

If you prefer knotty pine you will love our Loft located directly above the living area. The Loft includes a queen bed and a total of five bunk beds with a full bath that includes a single sink and walk-in shower. If you prefer your privacy, two of the bunk beds are in a private area with its own light as not to disturb others. Sometimes you made need to do a little work or check emails in private, for your convenience we provide an executive desk located in one corner of the loft.

High efficient central air/heating wall units are located on each level of the home and are remote controlled allowing you to regulate the tempurature at each level.

Weather permitting, you will love using the fire pit with your friends and family. We provide folding chairs, a gas grill and a turkey/fish gas fryer located in the garage. You may be up to challenge your guests to a game of ping pong. Located in the basement is an official Ping Pong Table, paddles and balls. In this same location we provide an additional full size refrigerator and a single comode for your convenience.

Active Duty Military and Veteran discounts available with proper ID. Proper ID includes but is not limited to; DD-214, Military ID, State Driver License with proper insignia. This is only applicable to the person signing the lease.

All rental requests must be submitted and paid in full at least 2 weeks prior to desired check-in date.

More Details

Jonna Contacos-Sawyer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

Why Jonna Contacos-Sawyer chose Saxton

There are several rental properties in and around the Lake Raystown Region and we realize you have many choices. We believe our home is very personable and conveniently located and the best value for your vacation, retreat or getaway.


Jonna and Mark

What makes this house unique

Full size kitchen, dining and living areas

Wheelchair ramp

Active Duty Military and Veteran's Discounts

Clean Personal Home

Extremely private setting

Abundant wildlife

Sleeps 13

Three full baths


Cable TV, DVD/Blue-ray

Two full size refrigerators

Gas Grill and Gas turkey/fish fryer

Folding chairs

Official Ping Pong Table/padles

Wraparound deck

Private working area

Open large outdoor fire pit

Circular driveway great for towing a boat in and out


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Saxton

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2163 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Bachelor/Bachelorette or Graduation Parties are permitted on the premises.
  • Tenant and guests are permitted to use the outdoor fire pit but the tenant must bring or purchase wood. Tenant may not use the landlords firewood.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom, first floor - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom, Loft - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Guest bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Loft - 1 large double bed , 5 single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
An outdoor fire pit is also located on the property for bonfires, however, renters must supply their own firewood. Bachelor/Bachelorette and Graduation Parties are not permitted. If overnight occupancy limits are violated, the landlord reserves the right to terminate the lease and no refund will be provided. All rental requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to desired check-in date.


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Large home located 5 miles from Shy Beaver Boat Launch at Raystown Lake!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews

Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Very secluded

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family grew up in Saxton and we all returned for our parent's 60th wedding anniversary. The house was a great place for us to gather as a family for lots of meals and games. It was clean, well stocked with linens and towels and plenty of kitchen supplies. We utilized the grill, outdoor chairs and the fire ring. Plus we had a ping pong tournament!

Great time was had by all! So glad we got to meet the property manager too. She made us feel welcome and answered a couple questions that I had.

We will be returning! Thanks for sharing your beautiful mountain house with us!

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful- even nicer than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property in Saxton. It's in a beautiful, secluded location, up a hill, at the end of the road, but also convenient and easy to get to- right off the main road through town. Very private and quiet.

We arrived on Friday around 6:30 pm and found that it had not been unlocked, but the property manager was exceptionally nice and she came over right away when I called. After that, we had absolutely no issues. The house is quite well-appointed- it includes all linens and towels, a full kitchen, dishes- everything you'd need. There's a ping-pong table in the basement, a grill and outdoor fire pit, and a few family board games. Plenty of stuff to entertain the kids. Also, the house, fixtures, and furnishings are all quite new and in great condition- as I said, it's even nicer than the pictures. The master bedroom has a two-person jacuzzi, which we thought was a nice touch. There are two big bedrooms downstairs and the cozy upstairs loft will sleep 7 people very comfortably. (When I say "cozy," I don't mean small- the loft is huge! But it's not so open that it was uncomfortable for sleeping). It has three full bathrooms, which is a real plus for a large family. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend this house. It has to be one of the nicest places to rent in the Saxton/Raystown Lake area- much better than the cabins at nearby campgrounds.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you as a guest in the future. Have a great weekend! Jonna
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Beautiful house, remote location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for both a remote, quiet weekend and proximity to fun activities.

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review and we enjoyed having you as our guest! We hope to have you visit again next year. Jonna Contacos-Sawyer
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Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. It was like a home away from home. We had one tiny issue with the air conditioning leaking which was addressed immediately. I would definitely recommend staying here if your headed to the Raystown Lake area. Thank you for the hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fine stay, unsatisfying end

  • 2 of 5

The property was nice with a lot of amenities. It was clean and nice and isolated. The deck was relaxing and the bedrooms accommodated our party nicely. Plenty of chairs and mountain pie makers for nights by the fire ring.

If you have your own boat and can launch at Shy Beaver that's a much better option for this rental location than if you have to go up to 7 Points.

We took good care of the place and expected to get the full deposit back, but we ended up paying $150 because we left lights on and didn't strip the beds. Seemed like a steep price to pay and we will not book this place for our stay next year.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
Altoona-Blair County Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.7 Miles
Midway Hotel Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Huntingdon Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4.8 Miles
Bubba's Pizza and Sub Station
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Blue Knob
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Lake Raystown Beach
Car: necessary

Located 5 miles from Shy Beaver Boat Launch at scenic Lake Raystown, in the summer months, you and your family can enjoy time at Lake Raystown swimming, boating, jet skiing, canoeing, or soaking up the sun. You can enjoy the wooded scenery as the seasons change. All rental requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to desired check-in date.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$199.76
Damage Deposit AU$399.51

All rental requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to desired check-in date. At the signing of this Lease, Tenant shall pay to Landlord, in trust, a non-refundable Reservation Deposit equal to 50% of the total rental amount, to hold the rental reservations. Rental reservations will not be confirmed or guaranteed until the check or money order has been received and funds drawn.

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.