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Pristine Lake Front Property with Many Outdoor Opportunities

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Our Family Cottage has been tastefully updated as a four season weekend and vacation rental destination. The cottage is in a family oriented, private community with a noise ordinance in effect from 9PM to 7AM. We cater to families who want to enjoy the outdoors and lake. This is not a "party house". The Lake is known locally as Summit Lake, is approximately 45 acres in size, has less than 25 cottages on it. Approximately 45% of the shoreline is and will stay undeveloped via an easement held by the Delaware River Conservancy.

Upon arrival you will find off street parking for up to three cars. Motion detection security lighting illuminates the parking area, steps and deck. The deck wraps around the front of the cottage to provide a covered porch with comfortable seating and a great view of the Lake. Once inside, we provide a Visitors Guide that includes menus from most of the local restaurants and brochures for local activities.

The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a family size electric griddle and waffle iron for breakfast. Depending on the season, dining can be at the kitchen table or outside on the deck. The lower level includes a covered patio with table and a hammock nearby. In the unfinished basement we store 2 mountain bikes, men's and women's golf clubs and 2 sets of aluminum frame snowshoes for guest use. Adult and children's life vests are also available for using the canoe and row boat.

Summertime sunsets are special and can be followed by a lakeside campfire and marshmallow toasting at the outdoor fire pit. Whether its the fire pit in the Summertime or wood stove in the Winter, we provide a supply of firewood.

Keywords: fishing, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, swimming, mountain biking, golfing

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Jim

My wife Carrie and I bought our family cottage and updated it as a 4 season weekend and vacation destination. We live approximately 20 minutes from the Cottage and are active in its operation and maintenance. For guests with specific interests, we are long time residents and can provide advice on the many activities available in Northeast Pennsylvania. During 2013, we purchased and now operate The Lakewood Lodge and Restaurant, which is 3 miles from the cottage. We offer full breakfasts to our cottage guests, as well as lunch and dinners, either eat in or take outs. We also offer takeout beer in many flavors.

Jim purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jim chose Elk Mountain

When we toured the Cottage for the first time, it was love at first site. It's in a great location that's accessible from all directions. Scranton and Binghamton are an hour away. NYC and Philadelphia are under three hours away and accessible via the major interstates (80/380, 81 and 84)and Pennsylvania Turnpike. As built, the cottage was primarily used in the summer. We updated and modernized the kitchen and bathroom, added new docks (shore based and floating), then began adding toys for our customers to enjoy the great outdoors of our northern Poconos region. These include 2 mountain bikes, 2 sets of golf clubs, 2 sets of snow shoes, 3 kayaks, a canoe, a rowboat and paddle boat.

What makes this cottage unique

As a family of four, we enjoy swimming, hiking, moutain biking, fishing and campfires in the Summer, the beautiful sunsets and Fall foliage. Once the Lake is frozen solid, hiking around it on snowshoes or cross country skis are favorite activities. The Cottage is a 20 minutes drive to the Elk Mountain Ski Resort, which is has a 1,000 ft. vertical drop and offers 27 trails at all skill levels...'like skiing Vermont without the drive'. We are a short hike from the local Rails-to-Trails system, which doubles as part of the 200+ mile NEP Snow Trails trail system for snowmobiling, so there's something for everyone, year round. Lakefront adirondack chairs, fire pit with firewood provided, a ground level, covered patio, covered porch with furniture, and a shaded hammock provide different relaxation environments.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank You for a wonderful stay and we hope to revisit in the Fall.
May 2012
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Scranton / Wilkes-Barre / Avoca
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lakewood Lodge and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lake Loraine Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lakewood Lodge and Restaurant
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Elk Mountain Ski Resort

We are a 15 to 20 minutes drive from the Elk Mountain Ski Resort and the Northeast PA Rails-to-Trails System for hiking and mountain biking. Trophy Trout Fishing on the acclaimed West Branch of Delaware River, Seasonal Eagle Watching and Snow Shoeing.


Lakewood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
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 ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First Floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , First Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , First Floor
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
2 mountain bikes, men's and women's golf clubs, snowshoes, outdoor fire pit, firewood for camfires and woodstove provided, outdoor dining, hammock and outdoor security lighting.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Pristine Lake Front Property with Many Outdoor Opportunities
average rating of 4.783784 based on 48 reviews

Ultimate Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. The kids and I had an amazing time swimming and daydreaming on the hammock. My husband stayed in the yard and relaxed with our newborn. We played a game every night and enjoyed meals together on the deck. I cant wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not worth the money

  • 2 of 5

Cabin was filthy, Cobb webs everywhere, dirty couch and curtains, musty smell throughout. Owner makes "occupancy checks" and harassed other guests about how many people in house. Not worth the money😝�

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's unfortunate that you chose to invite more guests to our cottage than you made your reservation for. Since we are trying to maintain a pristine setting in a quiet, private community, violating our house rule on unplanned/unauthorized guests and more vehicles than your reservation permitted is something we or our neighbors cannot tolerate, and why you were charged an additional guest fee. Our housekeeping service thoroughly cleans the cottage after each stay, and our impression of this review is that it adds no value to the guest review process. Breaking house rules then retaliating with a poor review for the consequences makes that obvious to us and hopefully others.
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  • 5 of 5

Great spot on the lake. Used the canoe and enjoyed the peacefulness.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Away

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful little cottage, right on the lake and the perfect place for a get-away weekend. We so enjoyed the weather and getting together with family who work at one of the camps nearby. Hope to do it again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We could not have asked for a more perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect family vacation! Our dog Scout was in paradise with all the swimming and tennis ball chasing a dog could dream of. Our boys 2 and 4 loved every minute of swimming, fishing, bug hunting, campfires, and kayaking. My Husband and I got to actually relax and just enjoy watching our boys be boys. The cottage was cozy and rustic and it was so unbelievably to nice to have everything we could possibly want all in one spot. All in all this was a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ultimate relaxation vacation!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay. Went on our "babymoon" and 1 year wedding anniversary with my 7 month pregnant wife and our 12 year old shepherd. We all had a great time. My wife enjoyed cooling in the water and on the floating dock, I loved kayaking and beer by the dock, and our dog loved swimming and chasing chipmunk! Had a wonderful time, will definitely be back next year, with our son 😊

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $45 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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