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Country Home & Studio/Pool House nestled in a 1,000 acre Nature Reserve

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, with a separate en-suite studio/pool house - Sleeps 8

Nestled in the middle of the 1,000 acre Pennypack Nature Conservancy in Bryn Athyn/Huntingdon Valley - Pennsylvania, 'The Creek' with 4 BR, 3 baths, plus large studio/pool house and pool (located on a 6 acre plot), is perfect for a retreat in the middle of the magnificent nature reserve and bird sanctuary. With a breakfast room, Dining room table (seats 10), multiple outdoor seating areas in the woods and around the pool, cozy den and living room, plus a large studio retreat space and pool perfect for creating, relaxing or contemplating.

Lauren Arnold
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Centrally located to Philadelphia, New Hope, New York City, Eastern Catskills, Poconos, Washington DC, and New Jersey shores points.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Huntingdon Valley

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bathroom in studio
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs powder room off kitchen
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Upstairs bathroom serves three bedrooms
  • Beautiful, spacious, clean, sunny bathrooms with large sinks, counters and closet space.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom has walk in closet with full bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Shares full bath upstairs with bedroom 3 & 4
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • All bedrooms are beautifully appointed with creative decor, soft down comforters, floor rugs, generous closet space and plenty of natural sunlight.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Country Home & Studio/Pool House nestled in a 1,000 acre Nature Reserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Beautiful home and grounds

  • 5 of 5

What a great way to combine the charm of the Pennsylvania outdoors with the depth of Philadelphia's history (historical downtown Philadelphia is only 45 minutes away). Not that we had to leave the house at all - with nature trails, creek walks, the pool and ping pong the kids had to be dragged out of the house to go see Independence Hall and Valley Forge. At night the fireflies lit up the beautifully manicured grounds like a silent fireworks display. We loved every minute of our stay at the Creek House.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wonderful to have you and your lovely family stay with us at the Creek. thankmyou for the kind words. Our home was sparkling when we arrived home.
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  • 5 of 5

The house is great. Large and very comfortable.

Also surrounding area is amazing: lots of space for hiking.

Highly recommend anybody who is looking for a comfortable and peaceful place to stay.

Lauren is the great host, very easy to communicate!

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The house was even better than pictured. We stayed with 2 other couples (6 people total), and it was the perfect home for it. There was plenty of space and bedrooms. The living room/TV room was perfect for hanging out and relaxing. Lauren was a wonderful host and very in communication in advance of the visit. She even set a beautiful table for us in the dining room. Highly recommend this property - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I shared one of the best Thanksgiving holiday experiences we've had at "The Creek". Lauren helped make this a festive and memorable experience with a beautiful holiday table set in advance of our arriving. We couldn't have felt more at home!

Thank you Lauren. We'll be back again to enjoy the summer season! The pool and pool house are spectacular and the trails and grounds amazing!



  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best House Ever

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several lovely homes for our family vacations. The Creek was the best. Our grown children and their little ones can't wait to return next year. The grounds and hiking trails are spectacular. The pool and studio provided enough space to host 15 people for a luncheon. The house is comfy and beautifully appointed. Even though the home is very close to any store or restaurant you might need, it is tucked away in a quiet, peaceful location which has a rural feel.

We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This home is spectacular

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with all the amenities. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this home to anyone. We only wish it was summer time so we could have enjoyed the pool. But the flowering trees really made the spring setting.

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Philadelphia - PHL, Newark - EWK
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Jenkintown-SEPTA. AMTRAK: 30th St.Station, Trenton
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pennsylvania Turnpike Willow Grove Exit & I 95
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
South Jersey Shore, Atlantic City, LBI, Avalon
Car: necessary

Nestled just outside the beautiful community of Bryn Athyn, our home is located in the middle of a 1000 acre Pennypack Trust nature conservancy with miles of hiking trails that wined through award winning fields of native and curated grasses alive with birds. Our property is part of a small community of homes originally established by one of the leading Pennsylvania Impressionists Joseph Pearson III of the early 1900's. Indeed, we feel as if we are living in one of his beautiful paintings as he crafted the landscape and the stone walls, all constructed from creek rock. We call our home 'The Creek' as the Pennypack Creek passes through the property. We enjoy hours walking along this watershed - one of the oldest and most important in the area. Ancient rock formations line the creek bed and provide a serene quite place to rest or reflect. The lovely and unique neighboring community, Bryn Athyn, boasts a magnificent Gothic style Cathedral and other Historical Landmarks. The quaint borough offers a world class museum and historical tours to the public year round. Every Saturday in the summer and early fall months, a community founded farmers market offers up an abundance of delicacies, crafts and music. This area is beautiful and serene with a gentle and inviting feel.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$165.21
Pet Fee AU$264.34
Damage Insurance AU$130.85
Damage Deposit AU$396.51

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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