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Owner

Member since: 2010
Speaks english

Log Sided Rustic Country Home, 5 Acres, Stream, Pet Friendly, Woods

86 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Jim Thorpe holiday chateau / country house

3 bedrooms, 2 full bath, 1 half, family room converts to 3rd bedroom, sleeps 8

It's time to kick back and relax in this beautiful rustic country home. Perfect for a family vacation as well as a small group getaway. This country home is in the woods on 5 private acres on a dead end road & is pure paradise, privacy and serenity. Our spacious home has 3 queen sized beds, 3 full sized beds (futons) and 2 twin beds so everyone gets a good nights sleep after a busy day! There are also 2 full baths & a 1/2 bath so no waiting in line to use the 'facilities'. Relax on the front or read deck with a glass of wine or a cold beer while the BBQ grills your steaks & hot dogs. Build a fire in the backyard pit for smores later. During the day you have so many outdoor things to choose from like hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, paintballing, festivals to name a few. Walk through the village in downtown Jim Thorpe & get acquainted with all the vintage shops. Lakes, parks & trails everywhere. Get acquainted with Jim Thorpe and our home and you will fall in love!

ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME: Our home also features high speed wireless internet (bring your own device), 2 cable tv's including 2 high definition flat screens, dishwasher, unlimited wood in the winter for the full stone wall fireplace, a washer, a dryer and more privacy than you can imagine. Picture a family or holiday dinner at the oak table with a roaring fire nearby.

Cathedral ceilings and a family room with 15 windows brings the country view into our home. We not only rent our home, we enjoy it too. There is a tranquility and peacefulness the moment you enter the long private driveway that you just can't get anywhere else. You will definitely know you are in the country yet Our home & kitchen is stocked with items to make your stay easy.

Please Read Our Reviews! They are a testament to what you can expect when you stay in our lovely home.

There is SO MUCH TO DO!

If you prefer adventure to total relaxation...there's plenty to do nearby for everyone in your family. DOWNTOWN JIM THORPE VILLAGE (10 minute drive) is absolutely adorable. Tour an old jail, Packer Mansion, shop in all the little unique stores in the heart of this country village. Eat in quaint restaurants or sports bars & get to know the town. Mountain bike rentals also in the heart of town.

POCONO WHITEWATER & SKIRMISH PAINTBALL 2 miles POCONO DOWNS & MOUNT AIRY CASINO just 30 miles.

PENNS PEAK concert hall 8 miles.

DORNEY PARK & WILDWATER KINGDOM 25 miles.

POCONO RACEWAY 10 miles!

CROSSING OUTLETS 25 miles.

BIG BOULDER SKI 8 miles

JACK FROST SKI 12 miles

BLUE MOUNTAIN SKI 16 miles

Lake Harmony 8 miles

Beltzville State Park 10 miles

Indoor year round water park in Split Rock resort just 10 miles. Lot's of restaurants in a 10 mile radius if you prefer to eat out. Four ski mountains close by --Big Boulder, Jack Frost, Blue Mountain & Camelback.

READY FOR A VACATION...: This is a relaxing escape from the busy lives we all lead. I hope your family enjoys this home as much as my family does. E-Mail or call for more information.

We PROMISE to do our very best to make sure you enjoy your stay in our country home.

WE ARE PET LOVERS SO WE ARE PET FRIENDLY

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks english

About Owner

Our family lives on busy Long Island which affords us wonderful waterfront and beaches. We have extended family in PA and wanted our own piece of paradise nearby so we ventured out in 2003 and bought this warm, charming, country home. It was love at first sight!

Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why Owner chose Poconos

When looking for a vacation rental I wanted something my own family would enjoy too. I wanted a country feel in the woods to get us away from our hectic lives. This home is 10 miles off Route 80 at Exit 284. It's just 110 miles from NYC. It was in the perfect location. Extremely private, easy to get to, only a few hours drive and plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. I hope your family loves this home as much as mine does.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The family room is my paradise. There are 15 floor to ceiling windows for a panoramic view of the woods. This is where you'll see wild life grazing or just passing through. You'll see for yourself if you join us!

Reviews

4.9
based on 86 traveller reviews

Log Sided Rustic Country Home, 5 Acres, Stream, Pet Friendly, Woods
average rating of 4.918605 based on 86 reviews
5

A great weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Thank you Catherine!! By far, she is the easiest person to deal with when renting a house. She was very informative and very well written directions within the house. The house was exactly what we were expected, very clean and well kept. Especially since we could bring our dog with us! Very easy to get to and with a lot around to do. We went up for a short weekend but we will definitely be back for more!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You were a terrific guest. Hope to have you back!
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5

Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We both enjoyed our stay at this property , it was secluded peaceful and relaxing , and very clean .

The roaring fire was so pleasant .

Catherine was very kind and easy to communicate with. We both would highly recommend this place and would be booking once more in the future.

Diane J.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diane!
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5

Lovely getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 18-month-old son. It was a lovely house tucked away at the end of a quiet road. The house was beautiful and perfect for our little family. The owner gave detailed instructions for our stay and was very responsive. We really enjoyed exploring the Poconos area, especially at the time of peak fall foliage. The house was clean and there was a fully stocked kitchen so we could easily cook our own meals. Note that you will have to dispose of your garbage at the end of your stay and launder your linens - the owner gives very clear instructions on how to accomplish both. Overall, a great stay in a beautiful, peaceful house!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review.
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5

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, dog and I headed to Pensi Place for a "home away from home" long weekend. The house really had everything we needed! The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking/baking/drinking equipment, and there are limited condiments, seasonings etc from previous guests. There's a grill, a firepit, and a great fireplace. We wound up not using the grill or firepit, but it was so nice to have the option.

Catherine (the owner) is so helpful and thorough in her instructions and local attractions. She's super responsive and really is available for any questions that come up.

We spent an afternoon at Hickory Run State Park and it was beautiful! Only a short ride from the house and has some really pretty views.

I hope we can come back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Hope to have you back again. You were a pleasure to work with as well.
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5

Another wonderful relaxing week at Pensi Place!

  • 5 of 5

We love Pensi Place so much and had made up our minds before we left last year that we were coming back for another week this year. We were glad we did! Plenty of mountain laurel, white pine and tall oak trees surround this home and make it a peaceful and relaxing retreat. Morning coffee or tea on the front deck is the perfect way to start your day! The home is clean and very well maintained. A well stocked kitchen plus abundant accommodations make you feel at home. Catherine is wonderful to work with and always responds quickly to our questions and concerns. You see her pride in ownership everywhere! Needless to say, we will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're the best Beth. Thanks for another 5 star review 👍
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5

Amazing Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

At first sight, the cabin in the woods is such a pleasant place to retreat - it's quite, peaceful, secluded and relaxing. The house was well kept, clean and very spacious. The kitchen has all the appliances and amenities for cooking. Love the covered patio with the grill for a nice cookout, perfect for hotdogs, burgers, steak and pork chops, BBQs and a matching glass of wine or cold beer. The fire pit at the back is a magical place at night where you can share your family stories while grilling some smores and hotdogs, and watching the stars.

My mom and dad really enjoyed cooking and relaxing at the cabin. Whereas me, my wife, our 2 boys and my brother have a blast doing Zipline at Skytop, Pocono Whitewater rafting, Bike Train at the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, and watching a concert at Penn's Peak. We all love visiting the old town of Jim Thorpe as well. Most activities are just a short drive away.

It is truly a home away from home - simply an amazing stay!!! Even our dog, Kelly, enjoyed her stay..... :)

Catherine was so nice and helpful. She responded quickly on our concerns and questions and very accommodating. It was really pleasant working with her. Love her organization and detailed instructions.

Surely, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the beautiful review. You were a pleasure to work with as well. Hope to see you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Wilkes Barre - Scranton
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Split Rock
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Big Boulder Jack frost
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Various lakes with beaches
Car: necessary

Located 30 Miles West of Stroudsburg Pa, 110 Miles from Nyc

Other Activities: Kayaking, Snowboarding, Hiking, Biking, Shopping, Boating, Sledding, Golf, Skiing

Ski: Big Boulder 8 miles

Jack Frost 12 miles

Blue Mountain 18 miles

Camelback 25 miles

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$195
From
A$329
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,202
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$134

Rates are estimated on the web site and vary by season. Please contact us to get a confirmed rate quote. $145 nightly rate is for off-season only in Spring. Rates vary depending on the holiday included in a booking.

Cleaning Fee $100
Reservation Deposit hold only on c/c at agents discretion
July/August 5 night minimum unless last minute availability.
Pets are considered, possible fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1675 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 sofa bed/futon , Family room converts to 3rd bedroom with 3 full sized futons
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , 2 single bed
  • Family room doubles as a 3rd bedroom. Three full sized futons fold down to sleep on and come with the thickest possible futon mattress sold. Two sets of french doors can be closed to allow for private sleep quarters in family room as well. Kids or a single adult will be very comfortable on these futons.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Rear screened in deck has outdoor furniture (table & chairs) and BBQ plus rock fire pit in backyard..bring your own firewood.