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Pristine Lake Front Property with Many Outdoor Opportunities

Lakewood, PA, USA
  • Cottage900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
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 Preston

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, First Floor
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, First Floor
      • Loft
        2 twin/ single
      • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, First Floor

        Location Type

          • Lake View
            Beautiful view of private lake from covered porch, patio and open deck.
          • Lakefront
            Property borders private lake, has a shore based dock and floating dock for diving/swimming. Paddle boat, 2 canoes, rowboat with variety of life vests included
          • Rural
            Quiet, peaceful setting


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Catering available


                      • Living Room
                        Couch and two chairs, HDTV with Dish Network Satellite service and Blu Ray DVD player with access to Netflix, HuLu and Pandora
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Ductless system with remote control
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        No fitness room, but plenty of opportunities for outdoor exercise. If you have specific interests, don't hesitate to ask us for recommendations.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        forced warm air central heat system. Burning the wood stove is not required to get heat.
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                        All bedding is provided and laundered after each use
                      • Broadband Access
                        DSL service with password provided on site.
                      • Mobile Phone
                        AT&T service good; Verizon has some dead spots. We provide landline phone in cottage for local only and 1-800 calling.
                      • Parking
                        Room for 3 vehicles
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Set of towels per person, and kitchen towels
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                        Firewood provided for colder months. For the warmer months, we have a lakeside fire pit that we also provide firewood for.


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            equipped kitchen, ready for use. We provide starter roll of paper towels, #4 cone coffee filters, dishwashing soap, sponge, salt & pepper and a few other spices
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Open living, dining and kitchen area with cathedral ceiling. Outside on the deck we have a nice octagon picnic table with umbrella, and a Webber charcoal grill.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    miscellaneous board games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Dish Network and Pandora Radio available on 40" HDTV with BluRay DVD Player
                                  • Television
                                    HDTV with BluRay DVD Player
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Mountain bikes provided
                                      • Boat
                                        One row boat, one paddle boat
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Covered and uncovered wrap around deck.
                                      • Golf
                                        Two miles from Lake Loraine Golf Course - 9 hole Seven miles from Memorial Links Golf Course in Pleasant Mount - 9 holes
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        One canoe, three kayaks
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Two sets of snow shoes; Ski and snowboard rentals available at Elk Mountain Ski Resort.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Life vests provided

                                        Onsite Services

                                          • Private Chef


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • 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.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                44 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Quiet Weekend

                                                                Daisy C.

                                                                Thoroughly enjoyed the quietness that we usually don't get from NYC. Loved looking at the frozen lake in the morning with our coffees. We used the mountain bikes in the basement and went biking with our dog.

                                                                House was as expected. Not overly fancy. Just cozy. Bed sheets and towels were clean. Favorite part of the house was their indoor fireplace. We had a short power outage during our stay but thankfully, it was short (only an hour or so).

                                                                If you're a big cooker, I would recommend for you to bring your own non-stick pans. That's the only thing I would change - kitchen upgrades. Other than that, our stay was great.


                                                                Stephanie B.

                                                                Exactly what was expected.


                                                                Constantino P.nj

                                                                Rustic cottage. Had all ya needed. Very private setting right on the lake.

                                                                The quiet get away we were looking for

                                                                Gary E.

                                                                Quiet spot right on the lake was the get away we were looking for. All the necessities were here and ready to go. Jim was friendly and quick to answer any questions we had. The lodge is worth a visit as well.

                                                                Great place to relax!

                                                                Jennifer B.

                                                                We had a wonderful weekend at the cottage. It was warm, cozy and had everything we needed to make our weekend memorable. Already planning our next visit!

                                                                Great cabin.

                                                                Jake M.

                                                                We went to Lakewood from NYC and stayed Friday to Monday. We are two adults and two kids, 14 and 12. The lakeside location is perfect and there is everything on hand for your stay. We fished, went out on the boats, had a BBQ, sat around the fire pit at night. We loved the cabin.


                                                                Lakewood, PA, USA

                                                                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.

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