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STORYBOOK COTTAGE*Lovers*Pet Owners*Writers RETREAT*Private-peaceful w/ brook

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 568 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Open Space*Wood burning fireplace*2 Bedrooms w/ Loft*Galley Kitchen*1 Bathroom

Less than 2 hrs by car from New York City, this charming log-sided Cottage is quaintly nestled in the Poconos 5 minutes from the town center of Milford, PA. It is a paradise for those who seek the solitude of the country w/ the accessibility of charming nearby villages. It is situated in a hemlock glen complete with w/ wild rhododendrons & a fresh water brook less than 15' away from the back door. Walk to a beautiful waterfall, 10 minutes up the road or jump in your car to visit the various waterfalls in the area. Local activities include antiquing, hiking, biking, (bikes included!) waterfall sight seeing, fishing, canoeing, swimming, outlet shopping, fall foliage, festivals & more.

Situated on a private acre, nature and wildlife are in abundance. The cozy interior boasts of an open space with a valued ceiling, complete w/ a working stone fireplace, wireless internet, cable TV, hardwood floors, and modern galley kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped. No need to bring anything. There is an open staircase with no hand rail that leads up to a charming sleeping loft. PLUS there is an additional small room on the main floor that has a NEW trundle bed complete with plenty of storage space. All bedding is clean, fresh and ready for you to relax in.

Outside is a stone patio w/ Adirondack furniture directly behind the Cottage overlooking the brook that is perfect for barbequing

A Perfect Lover or Writer's retreat: This cottage is the perfect getaway from the urban noise. There is a full running stream directly behind the cottage that will lull you to sleep and freshen your mind.

RE Things to Do visit the:

Apple Valley Village @ 104 Route 6 (W. Harford Street) in Milford,

** In the small room, on the shelf below the nightstand, there is a 3-drawer bin that holds lots of information on Great Places To Go while you're there. Over the years, past guests have collected a lot of great information which will help you discover the area!

...Just in case, you can't stand the sounds of the running brook directly behind the Cottage! :)

For SKI Lovers: - there are 3, THREE Ski Resorts all within 30 minutes driving -- Mast Hope @ Big Bear Mountain / Tanlewood off of I-84 / & Shawnee Mountain off of Rt 209

More Details

Owner
Steven Minning
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Steven Minning

Originally from the Midwest, I'm a New Yorker of 30 years that bought this charming cottage eleven years ago to get away from the city and enjoy the charm of a small Pennsylvania town.

Steven Minning purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Steven Minning chose Poconos

The proximity to New York is so convenient and easy to get to. The property feels so private - you feel as though you are in the middle of the country, yet you are only a 10 minute walk into the middle of the town of Milford PA. The community is quaint, with good shops, good dining and minimum amount of tourists. Go the Milford Diner for some pancakes in morning and hob-nob with the locals. The area has all the amenities to go out or stay at home!

What makes this cottage unique

A very open space - yet a very cozy and warm space complete w/ a working fireplace. The open space includes an open staircase with no railing that leads up to the sleeping loft. The staircase is solid and sturdy, but it has no hand rail, so therefore it is not child safety

See photo above.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage was unbelievable !! So serene and peaceful.

We took lots of pics and will forward those to you soon

We made use of the barbecue grill, kitchen and all utensils.

You have done a wonderful job of decorating and had all the essentials plus more!

We have stayed in dozens of homes and cottages throughout the years and

I said to my girlfriend(Jacqui) this is by far the best place we stayed.

It is a perfect getaway, fairly close, reasonably priced, perfect size, beautiful brook,

intense scenery i could go on and on. Steven you really did a nice job, we really enjoyed our stay

And thanks for your great communication, it is greatly appreciated.

We wish you the best of luck and we look forward to visiting again soon.
Jun 2010
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Amenities

Milford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 568 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read the info docs I sent you re specifics., e.g, trash should go into the provided trash bags and put into the shed next to the cottage.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Brand new shower!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Daybed complete with a trundle and full bedding!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , In the Loft overlooking the main room w/ fresh bedding!
  • There is a loft above the main room that has an excellent platform Queen size bed in it There is a small room on the main floor that has a brand new Daybed complete w/ a trundle and plenty of storage space. There is a Leather Sofa in the main room. It is very comfortable and available to sleep on.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Full Electricity - LP Gas - On-site well water and sewer systems - Rustic lot with mature trees and a beautiful brook 15 feet from the back door. It's perfect for lulling you to sleep. You are surrounded in a hemlock glen, and woods. The property has good care and maintenance.

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STORYBOOK COTTAGE*Lovers*Pet Owners*Writers RETREAT*Private-peaceful w/ brook
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5

Will definitely come back

  • 5 of 5

It was a great low key weekend... Perfect for us and our dog Maddie who even took advantage of the stream out back

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was our pleasure. You're welcome back anytime!
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5

An amazing place in an amazing town!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Cabin with the feel of NYC

  • 5 of 5

Awesome cabin in the woods with the look & feel of a NYC loft. Love bed the babbling brook in the backyard! Had everything we needed & close to town. Great place!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your sentiments are exactly what my little cottage in the woods is all about. You're welcome back anytime! Steven
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Charming Cottage!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I loved the cottage! Very secluded, rustic, and relaxing listening to the creek.

Thanks for having us, would love to go back.

The Martelli Family

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful. Would love to stay again sometime.

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing and was able to calm me. I needed it with the passing of my husband I was spending my 43rd anniversary at the cottage. He would have loved it as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay at Milford cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at this cozy Milford cottage. Beautiful home and very relaxing location. The stream just a few feet away put us to sleep every night. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Lakes, Waterfalls sight seeing, Festivals, Antique shopping, and Local color

Other Activities: RE Things to Do Visit the:

Apple Valley Village @ 104 Route 6 (W. Harford Street) in Milford, tel. # 570-296-6831

Online go to: ‘The Official Website for Tourism Pike County Pennsylvania’

** And of course there is a notebook on the desk in the Small Room that has lots of ‘Activity Pamphlets’ that past guests have collected which will help you ‘discover the area’!

...Just in case, you can't stand the sounds of the running brook directly behind the Cottage! :)

Waterfall sight seeing

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Weekend Package = 2 nights. Arrive Friday & depart Sunday = $450
Add an extra night to either side of the 'weekend' (Thursday or Monday) for only an additional $175.
Week night (Monday -Thursday) = $ 200
Weekly (7 days & 6 nights) = $1,000
Monthly $2,000 and negotiable
If Payment is made through PayPal, PayPal incurs a 2.9% + .30 fee for each transaction

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.