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Where a Lifetime of Memories are Made – An Incomparable Luxury Retreat!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 371 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 3 And 1/2 Bath Home On Completely Private Wooded Setting


Two cultural VIPs (from the Curtis Institute and Kimmel Center) bought this roomy log cabin in 2013 as an escape from city life. Then they gave it an overhaul, adding the perfect mix of vintage elements (an enameled wood stove from Norway) and new stuff (spa-like bathrooms, a private suite) for a gorgeous upscale-yet-cozy look. Lucky for you they're willing to share. Drive 10 minutes and you'll find Lake Nockamixon, antiques shops, and quaint enclaves like Frenchtown.'

J U S T A D D E D !


Completely refreshed in 2017, this log home has a chef's kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The original handmade cabinets and built-ins have been retained.

The new master bedroom has a large living space with 2 sets of French doors looking out over the front of the property. The bedroom has a king bed completely adjustable by remote, including massage. French doors off the bedroom lead directly to the patio and hot tub.

While the whole home is newly furnished, unique antique pieces fill the property with character. The huge dining room seats 12, and adjoins the living room for perfect entertaining.

There are two bedrooms and a bath on the 2nd floor.

Providing a spa experience, the main house bath has a claw foot tub, shower and a complete collection of bath salts and other skin products.

The gourmet kitchen is fully stocked and has a dining area and long counter to accommodate guests family and the chef.

The apartment has a large living room, bedroom and bath. There are queen size sofa beds in the living rooms of the main house, Master Suite and apartment.

Large flat screens are in the living room, three bedrooms and the living space of the private suite. There is Wi-Fi service. A complete package of premium channels, sports and children's programming provides all guests with multiple choices for TV viewing. A wireless printer for convenient printing of local destinations and directions caps off a most technologically sophisticated package tucked in a country log home environment.

Outdoors is landscaped and beautiful from all four sides of the house. The front yard is long, wide and rolling, with a park-like atmosphere. One side of the house has a raised garden, and the other a large deck with two tables and 14 chairs. There is a 6 burner gas grill on the deck. The back yard is wide and flat, with many visits by deer and a large variety of birds.

Extra features include a full size second refrigerator, and two pop-up picnic tables with built-in seating that each seat 4.

More Details

Chuck Finch
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

About Chuck Finch

I live in downtown Philadelphia in a 4 story townhouse built in 1803. I grew up in a family that developed property for over 100 years, so my love of interesting architecture and restoring houses is in my blood.

Chuck Finch purchased this house in 2012

Why Chuck Finch chose Upper Black Eddy

There is no type of property that offers such a distinctly warm and welcoming appeal as a log home. By updating the house without making it too contemporary, I think that Raspberry Hill has a unique combination of sophistication and rustic charm.

What makes this house unique

The outdoor property is very private and quite beautiful. Although a cozy log house, all of the technology and luxury you could ever want is available.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No larger outdoor parties and live or loud recorded music due to township ordinance.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Large Spa bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Located in private apartment.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Part of 1st floor master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On first floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Private suite with sofa bed and TV in living room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 1st floor Master with living room and access to hot tub
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Where a Lifetime of Memories are Made – An Incomparable Luxury Retreat!
average rating of 4.984375 based on 64 reviews
Easley, SC

Magnificent house

  • 5 of 5

The location and the house were great. The house was charming and very comfortable. It is a great place for a family get-together.

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, I really appreciate the kind words about Raspberry Hill. As an early visitor to the new spaces I was sweating out getting it done in time for your visit. A little window here and there needs to go in, and the walk in closet missed you by a month, but I'm glad that you had a great time. All the best, Chuck
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  • 5 of 5

What was already stunning was made finer!! This was our second time back hope to have more in my future...Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grace, thanks so much for the kind words. You are the first repeat guest to use the addition of the new first floor master suite and eat in kitchen. I'm thrilled that you like the results. I hope to see you next time you visit. Best, Chuck
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New Jersey Shore

It doesn't get any better than this..

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful family gathering we had here at Raspberry Hill. One of the most beautiful decorated homes I have ever seen. The master bedroom is amazing, giant flat screen tv, adjustable and vibrating bed.Wonderful large bathroom with walk in shower and duel sinks. The kitchen has every pot ,pan,utensils you will ever need.The whole family of 10 was very comfortable, no one wanted to leave.I could write a book about this home. The owner could not have been more helpful .Looking forward to returning next Oct.

Truly a very special place,

Perry, Point Pleasant beach,N.J.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perry, I want to thank you for your wonderful review. I was nervous knowing that you are in the antique and design business. That you liked the house was put together so much means a lot to me. You said you were coming back next fall. I'd love to stop by and meet the family on your way in or out next time. Thanks again, Chuck
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Perfect Family Reunion Spot

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have found a more perfect spot to surprise my husband, who grew up in Bucks County, on his special birthday. The space was perfect for our oldest son and 2 children (they slept in the separate apartment) and our other 2 single adult sons and us. We all love to cook and found the kitchen a great workspace as well has being equipped with everything we needed in terms of cookware, serving dishes and food stuffs (cereal, oil, spices, coffee). The weather was not the best, but there were plenty of games and playing cards to keep the kids amused. We loved the big tub and spa salts as well as the arty and antique decor. The house was exactly (if not even better !) as described in the listing and the owner was very available, responsive, and helpful. I had a friend in the area deliver some food and "happy birthday" signs the morning of our arrival and Chuck was more than accommodating about letting him in early. I wish we would have been there after the fire pit was put in and the renovations completed. Now we will have to go back! I had hoped to stay in Frenchtown, but it turned out to be better to be a little bit more rural, yet with some amazing restaurants 5 min away, including owowcow (the best ice cream!), nellie rae's vegetarian (yummy breakfasts) and great pizza at pizza bella. I can't recommend this home more highly. Thank you Chuck!

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as described by Chuck and the other guests who preceded us.......Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

As a native Bucks County person returning for a family reunion, I wanted a place that would remind me of what I love about the area. Chuck’s home was it — just PERFECT. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute in this charming home that had absolutely everything one needed. My husband, son, his wife, and two grandchildren (6&4) enjoyed the deck for dining, the fire pit for smores, and the hot tub for cooling off. Just the best vacation for all. Thank you, Chuck, for sharing. Maggie O

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maggie! I've been working so hard on improvements to the property this year that I got VERY behind in thanking guests. so THANK YOU. It really means a lot to me that people love the property as much as I do. I never intended to share it with others, and maybe that fact that it's a 'real' house full of personality is what sets it apart from other properties. I hope you can visit again. Chuck
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Family Bonding Stage

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for family coming from Mexico and Arizona to our son's wedding at the Lake Inn by Lake Nockamixon . This home is the epitome of the life we lead in Pennsylvania. It featured the woods, farm with horses next door, log cabin feel with tasteful decor that highlights art from the city and country, antiques, and modern technology from the washer and drier to the eco-friendly thermostat. yet it has this old cabin details that gives it character. We were lucky enough to have Chuck give us a tour before our family arrived. Nicest easy going person you'll ever meet. The house has his vibe for sure. Every room and outdoor spaces are like a stage to mingle, even the bathroom with the comfortable tub, ( great size mirrors -make up station for us girls before the wedding). We made some great memories and our pictures show how everyone felt relaxed and comfortable as if we were in one of our own homes. I could go on but just know that the amenities described in their ad lived out to our expectations ( wait add the Jacuzzi. that was a pleasant surprise) . I got all kinds of kudos for finding the place and I'm passing them on to the owners.

Thank you Guys!


Nora and Mark

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nora and Mark! Thanks so much for the great review of Raspberry Hill. As you know, you were the last guests before we added the new 1st floor master suite and eat-in kitchen. You DID get to use the new hot tub spa that was installed just before your arrival. The house loves families and celebrations. I think you can feel the positive spirit throughout the property. Many thanks, Chucjk
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Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Ferndale Inn
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Ferndale Inn
Car: necessary

Nestled on several acres of landscaped property, and surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland and fields, your only neighbors are 2 horses and a red barn. Not visible from the road, the house is completely private, but minutes from wonderful antique stores, restaurants and state parks.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
25 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$158.86
Pet Fee AU$66.19
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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