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Peaceful, Beautiful Vacation Getaway at Lake Raystown, Pets Okay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) 4 Kayaks Available for Rent too!

This beautiful, quiet property is adjacent to the Raystown Lake Federal Lands* and in between the Marina and Resort areas. Stroll down a private, quiet country lane to your own entrance to the lake. You can hear the birds singing and the fish leaping out of the water! This is a great entrance for kayaking or just floating on the provided rafts. (We will rent up to 4 kayaks upon request, also.) And a perfect place for a private picnic! More to do can be found here: http://bit.ly/18wgjbh. We also offer other amenities that you can add to your stay such as life vests, grocery stocking, and catering service (you must supply the requested menu for quote).

Just one mile down the road is the Aitch boat launch and fishing pier. A wonderful view of the tree covered mountains surrounds you. Public guided boat tours are available at the Marina and Resort areas.

You will truly enjoy the three HD TVs, the pool table, and the 4-person hot tub.

The master bedroom on the main floor has a queen bed and a large master bath w/ oversized Jacuzzi (non-jetted) tub, separate shower, walk-in closet and Kohler fixtures. This master bedroom has a sliding glass door onto a rear deck w/ beautiful view of the federal lands and a pond where you can frequently find a blue heron looking for fish.

The main floor has dining room & living room w/ gas fireplace. The modern kitchen has every convenience you need including an island w/ a Jenn-Air grill & gas range unit, a side by side refrigerator, built in microwave, built in oven, dishwasher, & garbage disposal. We also supply a drip coffee maker, rice cooker, crock-pot and other kitchen gadgets. This main floor has nice laundry room & separate half bath.

The second-floor loft contains two queen size beds and a large, full-size bathroom with a large shower. A convertible bed is in the living room for additional guests. Despite the number of beds, we will only rent to a maximum of six adults.

There is a screened in 3 seasons room w/ entrance off kitchen & dining room. This home has a heat pump, central air, central vacuum, ceiling fans, skylights & nice attached 26’ x 26' garage.

*Beginning summer 2017, the government is installing a pipeline under the lake and through surrounding lands. This work will run along the boundary of our property. We do not have any information on the timing, or when the work will be active at our house, although we are told the actual laying of the pipeline will only be 1 day at our house. Nonetheless, they have dug the route and it is unsightly. It does not affect our house otherwise, but I think it is fair to tell you. Hopefully, the project will be very quickly completed.

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More Details

Owner
Faith
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Faith

Mom of 3 boys, 4 dogs, and 4 cats. Wife of 1. Cook, blogger, and attorney. We strive to eat, drink and be merry. We hope you do too! Doing it at the lake is a bonus!

Faith purchased this house in 2007

Why Faith chose Pennsylvania

The location provides for a quiet, peaceful stay. This is a 'get-away' property, and if you love wildlife, you can see Eagles, Bobcats, Fox, Deer and many smaller, beautiful critters by just strolling quietly in the woods. Of course, you have to know how to look for them. We love the lake and playing in the water.

What makes this house unique

The hot tub in the three seasons room followed by several rounds of pool while watching the big screen HDTV!

Map

Mimi's
"A great place for casual for fine dining with a nice bar. Tell Jamie and Mimi we sent you!"
Mimi's
"A great place for casual for fine dining with a nice bar. Tell Jamie and Mimi we sent you!"
BOXERS
"A friendly and casual bar with a large casual menu for lunch or dinner. Best beer selection..."
Lake Raystown Resort, an RVC Outdoor Destination
"A fun waterpark for kids, a restaurant that overlooks the lake (BYO) with outdoor or indoor ..."
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
several in Huntingdon, suggest Boxers
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Huntingdon Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Rt. 26
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Mimi's or Boxers, both in Huntingdon
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Blue Knob
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Raystown Lake: very small beach areas around lake
Car: necessary

Penn State University is 45 miles away, and Lincoln Caverns is within 10 miles. Also, nearby is the Lake Raystown Resort Waterpark, Altoona Curve baseball and Penn State University. An outdoor wedding chapel is beautifully located on Lake Raystown.

Amenities

James Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is an absolute maximum of 6 people permitted to stay at the house. Additional guests will result in a full loss of the deposit. Sorry.
  • Do NOT move the pool table, it is professionally balanced and leveled. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bath in the master bedroom has a large soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , The loft, which also has a full bath with shower.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With a full bathroom including a large soaking tub.
  • Queen size Beds (3) One queen in the master bedroom and two queen beds in the loft area.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Walk down a quiet country lane directly into the lake! We also have a captained 28-foot open bow Regal boat, with sun deck, available for rental at $100/hour plus fuel, with a minimum 4-hour day. Guided lake tours, a waterpark and beaches are all available at the Maring and/or the Resort areas.

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Peaceful, Beautiful Vacation Getaway at Lake Raystown, Pets Okay
average rating of 4.66 based on 50 reviews
5

beautiful house and wonderful escape!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary at this beautiful house and left feeling fully relaxed and revived. We recommend it to everyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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5

Geat counrty setting.Quiet,Clean,cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Close to the lake and streams! Enjoyed the pool table,hot tub,cozy porch for morning coffee. Kitchen had everything ! Home was very clean! Nice large tv in living room. Cant wait to come again!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Very Nice and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the house, hot tub , pool table . Very nice getaway at Raystown Lake. The screened in outside room was great as well. Also the very large back yard was our Labradoodle's favorite as he could run very fast which is what he loves to do. Faith actually called the night before our stay to let us know we could get in the home at 10:00 instead of 3:00 that speaks volumes for the hospitality shown by the homeowner. And we received our security deposit promptly which is another plus with this vacation rental. We would highly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tranquil, relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a rainy day., but I felt confident when I booked based on the communication from the owner and the pictures posted we would have a great time in spite of the weather. So, after checking-in we got supplies from about 10 miles from the house where we found everything we needed and then explored the Raystown area. Stopped for an appetizer at the Marina Cafe which was very delicious and had an awesome waiter named Andrew. After arriving back, we enjoyed the hot tub and lit the fireplace to take the chill off the day/evening. Sunday we made breakfast and took an afternoon tour of the Lake on Princess Cruise and later enjoyed the Ricky Lee Concert and fireworks at the Bistro Deck at the Resort. Overall, the weekend was a very nice, relaxing and enjoyable stay at Babette's Lake house and a great time to catch up with friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

Simply loved the house and the location. Very tranquil place. The house is in very good condition with all upgraded provisions. There were plenty of towels and all cleaning agents. Except for cob webs here and there, the house was pretty clean and tidy. We enjoyed the pool table and the hot tub a lot. The well furnished kitchen/dining area is where we hung out most of the time, even cooked meals. All in all, i would certainly recommend this place for those wanting some peace and quiet, those wanting to spend some quality time with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is well maintained and clean. It was wonderful having towels and sheets provided.

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed the pool table and hot tub. It was clean and well maintained inside and out.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 8.5%

If you pay by credit card and later cancel, our regular cancellation policy will be in effect, and there will be no refund of any credit card charges that we paid to accept the card. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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