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Member since: 2010
Speaks english

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

82 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.


PENNS PEAK concert hall 8 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.


More Details
  • 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!


based on 82 traveller reviews

Log Sided Rustic Country Home, 5 Acres, Stream, Pet Friendly, Woods
average rating of 4.914634 based on 82 reviews

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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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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Beautiful, peaceful spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five adults and two kids had a great long weekend here. It is very quiet and peaceful. The property is covered with moss and (during our stay) flowering mountain laurel, and the kids thought it was magical. We loved the idyllic surroundings, the fire pit, the grill, the ample kitchen, and having lots of space to spread out. The nearby town of Jim Thorpe is charming and there were more activities around than we had time for.

The two bedrooms were comfortable. For me, sleeping in the day room, I would have preferred curtains on the glass doors for privacy, though I understand that the open-ness adds a lot of charm and is part of the overall look of this house in the country.

We appreciated having a washer and dryer. Catherine was available to answer questions and quite friendly. Thanks for a terrific stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Pleasure to have you stay with us!
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to take my 83-year-old father and a close family friend on a fishing trip. I must have looked at about 100 places before finding this wonderful property, which is conveniently located to so many things.... fishing lakes, Jim Thorpe, beautiful scenery, restaurants, etc.

The house itself was perfect for our needs. Clean, comfortable and roomy. Extremely easy to navigate for my elderly father, and plenty of room for the three of us to knock around in general. And the grounds are beautiful, too. Just an idyllic setting.

Because this trip came about at the last minute, it was important that I reach the property manager, or in this case the owner - Catherine -- to field my questions and to put my mind at ease that this was the right property for us, especially given the needs of my father. Well, Catherine couldn't be easier to work with, as she was extremely responsive and took the time necessary to make me feel as comfortable as possible. All of my questions were answered and, in no time, I had booked the property for three nights. Turned out to be a wonderful decision!

I could go on, but I'm not sure how much more I could add that would be new, given the fact that, out of 78 prior reviews, the property received 4.9 stars out of 5. I think that pretty much says it all.

Can't wait to return!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to read this lovely review. The fact that your dad had s great time means a lot to me. I have a soft spot for seniors. Looking forward to having you back. Best regards, Catherine
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Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 men gathering for biking weekend in Jim Thorpe. The house was wonderfully situated. Spacious. Plenty of room for everyone. Would recommend this house, very highly.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Don. Pleasure to have you.
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PA Rental - Pensi Place Log

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a secluded area, which was perfect for us. We wanted a home that was surrounded by woods. The house was spacious and allowed for personal space. There was ample cooking utensils and the kitchen was spacious. The house was far enough way to allow for privacy, but close to eating establishments. It was a pet friendly environment. The owner was accessible and was willing to work with us.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review 😀
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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


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$66 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$132

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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1675 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
Rear screened in deck has outdoor furniture (table & chairs) and BBQ plus rock fire pit in backyard..bring your own firewood.