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New Designer House On Crystal Lake and 12 Minutes to Elk Mountain

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Four bedroom house that is 2,000 sq/ft with world class views of Crystal Lake.

On the ground floor there is a modern granite kitchen, wet bar, dining table and tv area with 55" LED screen above the gas fireplace. The inside and outside of the house has a bluetooth surround sound system to play your tunes inside and out and control the volume by room. There is a first floor bedroom (queen) and full bathroom. There is a large patio overlooking the lake. There is another covered porch on the ground floor to grill and stay dry during the 4 seasons. The house has central AC and Heat. The second floor has 3 bedrooms (king, queen and double, and double) and bathroom. The master bedroom upstairs has a world class lake view and private balcony overlooking the lake. Finally the backyard has a flagstone patio with a fire pit to enjoy year round.

It's great location to Elk Mountain (12 mins), Robas Family Farm (15 mins) and Crystal Lake (0 mins).

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Mike

I grew up in the area of the Crystal Lake area but currently live in Florida. I learned to swim in the lake and learned to ski on Elk Mountain and both have a very special place in my heart. My wife and I built this house as a family retreat and we really enjoy going there. Do to my work schedule and two infants it is tough to use it as much as we would like so we are renting it to help cover the expenses.

Mike purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Mike chose Carbondale

This house is very special to me and my family as it represents tranquility and peace. We use it to ski, fish, swim and boat in the lake and go for hikes. There are also great local restaurants in the area such as the Crystal Lake Hotel and Fern Hall (both less than a .5 mile and easily in walking distance).

What makes this chalet unique

The views of the lake and peaceful surrounding nature is what we love. We also love jogging the lake and playing golf on the courses around the house.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Carbondale

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • There are 2 full baths, one upstairs and one downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
  • There are three large bedrooms and one small bedroom. Three bedrooms are upstairs and one is downstairs.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We are exactly 2.5 miles from Birchtown Stables and we have a few repeat clients that stay with us that board their horses there.


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New Designer House On Crystal Lake and 12 Minutes to Elk Mountain
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for a ski trip to Elk Mountain. We have rented other homes in the area in the past and this is by far the best! The house is clean with beautiful new finishes and lots of windows to take in the views of the lake. The owner quickly responds to any questions and provides detailed information about restaurants/activities in the area . We will definitely be staying here again. Would love to see it in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review. We take pride in our property and service and love to hear when it shows. We can't wait to have you again soon!!
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Quite and relaxed

  • 5 of 5

Love the house, it's new and beautiful. Mike was very patient answers all my questions. We had a great time. The lake is beautiful. Definitely want to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Jersey

Great location for family get away

  • 4 of 5

We found the home to look just like the photos and very clean. The house was was very comfortable, well layed out and spacious. Mike was very response to all of our requests. The lake is very pretty and quiet. We loved the fire pit and relaxing by the lake. We would suggest having a number on the front of the house to locate more easily upon arrival and having 2 kayaks so people could go on the lake together. All in all it was a great family trip.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful--inside & out.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious, and comfortable house.We had 6 adults & 2 toddlers. The house had plenty of room. View of Crystal Lake was stunning and enjoyed! The sandy beach was a hit with my young grandchildren.

The owner Michael was very quick to respond and helpful with any questions I had.

Next time we get together with our children and grandchildren I will book this house!

Many thanks Mike!

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Mike was very helpful in setting up our extended stay at his house. Would certainly come back! Right by the lake if you have time to check it out.

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe thanks for staying with us. It was a pleasure having you guys. Hopefully you didn't work too hard and had some time to enjoy the house.
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Very nice, clean, open house! Beautiful views, perfect for a ski weekend or summer weekend.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a group of 8 for the weekend. Super accessible to Elk Mountain, which is why we booked it. The bedrooms are great, I love all the windows in the house since the views are so great. The house was very clean upon arrival and was perfect for what we were looking for! Loved the place, will definitely come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We loved having a you guys and are looking forward to your stay next year.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Scranton Wilkes Barre (AVP)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Oliveri's Crystal Lake Hotel
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Fern Hall
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Elk Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Crystal Lake members only lakeside sandy beach
Car: necessary

II) Food

A) Grocery stores:

1) Clifford Farm Market (5 minutes driving)

1735 Pennsylvania 106,

Clifford, PA

It's great for fresh produce.

2) Wegmans (28 mins)

1315 Scranton Carbondale Hwy, Scranton, PA

It's the best grocery store in the area.

3) Scranton Farmers Market (30 mins driving)

300 Barring Ave,

Scranton, PA

The best in the area for large selection of local produce.

4) Maxon's Family Market: a small grocery (5 minutes driving)

Main Street, Rt. 106

Clifford, PA 18413

5) farm on back way to Elk Mountain sells fresh produce

B) Restaurants

- Dinner Spots

1) Crystal Lake Hotel (5 mins walking): $$$ across the street. It has a beautiful boathouse on the lake where you can grab a great meal from May-Oct.

(570) 222-3181

2) Fern Hall (5 mins walking): $$$ a few houses down on same side of street. It's the old Johnson and Johnson family houses.

3) Blue Wasabi (25 mins driving): $$ great sushi.

4) Kyoto (25 mins driving): $$ good Japanese hibachi.

5) Bar Hill (35 minutes): $$ a nice and cool place to grab food and drinks.

6) Patsals (30 mins away): $$$ great Sunday brunch.

7) Keystone College Chef's Table (35 minutes): $$ it's a culinary school with great food and good prices. Bring your own wine. 7:00 PM seating. $30 p/p.

Need reservations by emailing:

8) Stone Bridge Inn (15 minutes away): $$. A very romantic spot.

10) Rossi's: (15 minutes) $$ good family Italian.

11) Crystal Pines Restaurant (2 minutes): $$ a good Italian restaurant close to house. Order the shrimp scampi.

12) Manhattan Manner (12 minutes): $ great upscale gastro pub.

13) The Corner Bistro (12 minutes): $ they have live dinner theater and themed nights. Decent food for price but a little run down.

14) Pettinato's Restaurant: $$ great homemade Italian (14 minutes)

15) The Coyote Bar (5 minutes) $. Ok bar food.

16) Savory Maza (20 minutes) $$

200 N Main Ave

Scranton, PA 18504

Great Middle Easter food.

17) Gravity Inn (20 mins) $

Pub food with live music Thurs-Sun.

18) Chet's Place (20 minutes) $

Traditional local American pub with cold beer and cheap bar food.

- lunch spots

1) Coney Island (30 mins driving): $ hotdog restaurant typical of Scranton.

2) The Windsor (15 minutes): $ best chicken wings I ever had.

3) Carwanna (15 minutes) $. Good cheap lunch spot for burgers and chili.

- Pizza Spots

1) Arcaro and Genells (35 minutes) $$

443 S Main St,

Old Forge, PA 18518

World class pizza. Get a trey of red and white.

2) Colarusso's (15 minutes) $$

Very good pizza.

-Breakfast Spots

1) Finch Hill diner and ice cream (5 minutes): $ good cheap breakfast or lunch.

2) Trackside Grill (30 minutes) $. Good diner and very fun with employees dressed up in train outfits.

3) Cozy Corner Cafe (15 minutes): $. Good and cheap breakfast.

4) Pinky's Family Restaurant (15 minutes). $

C) Nightlife

1) Backyard Ale House (35 minutes): a nice local microbrew.

2) State Street (25 minutes):

III) Seasonal Activities

1) Sno Mountain Water slides, skiing and concerts (35 mins)

2) Roba's Farm (25 mins in car)

230 Decker Road

North Abington Township, PA 18414

They have great pumpkins and cut your own Xmas Trees and amusement park for the Halloween and Xmas season.

3) Millers Farm at Halloween/Fall (20 mins driving) :

1421 Fairview Rd,

Scott Twp, PA

to pick a pumpkin and apples in the fall.

4) Scranton Railriders: AAA Yankee baseball (35 mins driving)

5) Wilkes-Barre Penguins: hockey games (45 mins driving)

Pittsburgh Penguins AAA hockey team.

6) Elk Skiing in winter (15 mins driving):

it's my favorite Pennsylvania mountain. If there is fresh snow it's a great slope. There is a half way house where you can warm up and cook hotdogs or marshmallows (if you bring it) on the mountain.

8) Leahey Fun Park (30 mins):

mini golf, arcade and go-carts

9) Factoryville Shooting Range (20 minutes)

10) EMR Paintball (30 mins)

577 Wolf's Lair Road,

New Milford, PA 18834

11) III Pond Winery (15 mins)

Exit 201 off of 81 and take right at Franklin Valley Rd

12) Manning's Farm (15 mins)

(Take Scott Exit on 81)

for amazing fresh ice cream and chocolate milk. You can also go to see the cows.

13) Lackawanna State Park (20 mins)

a great place to hike in the woods or picnic.

14) Idle Hours Bowling Lane (20 minutes)

IV) Sports

A)Golf Courses:

1) Panorama

2) Elkview : private course 3 minutes away.

3) Skytop

B) Tennis:

1) Birchwood (25 mins driving) has indoor courts that are nice.

2) Kennedy Park (12 minutes)


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.8
Pet Fee AU$101.1
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,617.6

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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