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Beautiful Victorian Home Located On The Juniata River Near Lake Raystown

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 8 Furnished Victorian Home On The River

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, fully furnished Victorian home for rent situated on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing right from the backyard. Within walking distance to Yellow Creek which is a stocked trout stream, Rails-to-Trails and the State Game Lands. It is located ONLY 15 minutes from Weaver's Boat Launch on Raystown Lake, 15 minutes to Lake Raystown Resort, 20 miles from Bedford Springs Resort, approximately 30 miles from Blue Knob Ski Resort and within an hour to Penn State University.

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Bob & Erica
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Bob & Erica

We enjoyed the Raystown area for many years which is why we purchased a property near the Lake. We also enjoy the home since it is located directly on the river which we can fish, canoe, kayak and tube right in our backyard.

Bob & Erica purchased this house in 2013


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hopewell, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , This sofa sleeper is located in the family room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Build a campfire in our fire pit and roast s'mores or hot dogs while watching the river.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Victorian Home Located On The Juniata River Near Lake Raystown
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
Philadelphia, PA

Good house for group

  • 5 of 5

The house was really easy to find and the hosts were very easy to communicate with leading up to the trip. There is plenty of space to sleep four couples, there were plenty of clean towels and areas to hang out. We especially enjoyed the fire pit down by the water. If you forget anything, there's a Walmart about 20 minutes away. Not having cell phone service was actually kind of nice because we got to unplug and just enjoy the weekend. Thank you Erica!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is by far the most wonderful vacation home. There is such a "vibe" here! It's peaceful, quiet, and beautiful! My children loved their time here and even enjoyed being away from technology! They both commented on how awesome it is to be together as a family. We felt as if we had gone back in time to an era with no stress - only solitude and nature. Being with loved ones, eating good food, having long talks and laughing and reminiscing - this is what a vacation is all about! Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation 2 adults, 6 & 7 girls, 12, & 14 boys

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Erica for opening up your beautiful house to us for our blended family vacation. It had everything needed to live in plus some of my favorite extras. The covered wrap around porch came in handy a few days whether it was raining or too hot in the sun, it was just great to sit on. The fire pit, the river(the view & the sound) and the nearby rail trail(peacefulness & wildlife) was also awesome. My girlfriend ran the trail every morning and felt very safe. One day she even ran with a spotted baby fawn. We visited the lake a few days & rented a boat one day. I really enjoyed No Internet & No phone signal until I needed it to plan out activities. So anyone reading this, pre-plan & make reservations before hand. If not there are some places close by along the road where you can get signal. Overall this place was great and the neighbors were very friendly. I would recommend this rental house to anyone looking for place near Raystown and somewhat off the grid for a peaceful vacation. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan Visitors

  • 5 of 5

Had a pleasant stay in Hopewell visiting family during the holidays! This was a great place to stay, comfortable, clean, and met all our needs. Owners were great to work with as we had to adjust our initial reservation date slightly. Everything is exactly as stated in owner's description of property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun visit to PA.

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I enjoyed the uniqueness of the house. The setting is beautiful with the river view. We expected it would be even prettier in the fall. The railroad walking trail was wonderful and walked daily but better used bug spray in the summer. It has typical plumbing you would find in an older place with poor

water pressure upstairs and we preferred using bottled water. Otherwise we enjoyed the house and our visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the house and loved that it had all the comforts of home. The mattress in the master bedroom is amazing; more comfortable than my bed at home. Loved the wrap around porch and the kids loved being on the river and the fire pit. Very close to all the activities we enjoy at Lake Raystown.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18.68 Miles
Altoona-Blair Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Bedford Springs
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Pennsylvania Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
28.43 Miles
Blue Knob Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Raystown Lake Recreation Area - Many refer to Raystown Lake as the crown jewel of Pennsylvania. It is the largest lake within the state with it’s 118 miles of shoreline, 8,300 acres of clean, clear water and 30 miles of lake, there is lots of room to enjoy all kinds of water activity.

Eight launch ramps are available for boaters, the lake has no size or horsepower restrictions, and personal watercrafts are welcome.

Marina at Lake Raystown Resort, An RVC Outdoor Destination -

Offering Boat Rentals, marina, sightseeing & dinner cruises (Proud Mary Showboat), Waterpark, etc...

Princess Lake Cruiser - Seven Points Marina - The Princess Lake Cruiser offers 2-hour narrated sightseeing cruises, including a stop at the breast of the dam. Private charters can be arranged for reunions, weddings and private parties. You also may get the chance to catch sight of some very interesting wildlife, including resident bald eagles.

Proud Mary Showboat - Family owned and operated resort since 1984. Offering Boat Rentals, marina, sightseeing & dinner cruises, water-park, and more.

Wildriver Waterpark - Thrills and excitement for everyone at Wildriver Waterpark. Features two 380 foot twisting slides, the White Water Innertube Ride, the Atomic Blaster, heated swimming pool and the Childrens Splash and Play Pool!

Balanced Rock - Enjoy a panoramic view of the Great Trough Creek gorge after a hike to Balanced Rock. Along the way, hikers can experience the suspension bridge over Great Trough Creek, and the beautiful Rainbow Falls!

Lakemont Park & Island Waterpark - Is a fantastic amusement park for people of all ages.

The Altoona Curve - Is the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and plays 71 home games from April to September at Blair County Ballpark.

Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park - Visit America's only all-water cavern & wildlife park, located only 20 minutes from Penn State University.…

DelGrosso's Amusement Park - Very fun amusement and waterpark for all ages to enjoy!

Creation Music Festival - Creation is the nations largest Christian music festival. Offering jam packed days filled with the top musical artists, kids activities, worship tent and more. The Creation Festival is all about honoring the Word of God through our music, speakers and seminars.

Juniata River Raystown Branch Water Trail - Officially designated a water trail by the PA Fish & Boat Commission, the Raystown Branch of the Juniata can be explored by canoe year-round.

Anglers can float the Raystown Branch and fish for trout, bass, panfish, catfish, muskellunge, and carp.

Old Bedford Village

Bedford Fall Foliage Festival

State Parks

And lots, lots more to even mention


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Hopewell, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$67.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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