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Pristine Lake Front Property with Many Outdoor Opportunities

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 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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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: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 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! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Pristine Lake Front Property with Many Outdoor Opportunities
average rating of 4.870968 based on 42 reviews

Charming little cottage with beautiful outdoor space making it feel much bigger.

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending the weekend here! Our little daughter was so happy to be by the dock playing in the water, kayaking and canoeing. This cottage has everything you could need for a comfy stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & cozy lakeside getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was very cozy and quaint- Perfect for a quiet, secluded weekend getaway on the lake. The host was very accommodating and very quick to respond w any questions.

My only tip is to arrive with groceries if your picky about food/beverages - the nearest store is a few miles away and has only the bare necessities. Great for picking up last minute items but not the best for getting entire meal ingredients.

That being said, we all loved this place and definitely recommend it!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable farmhouse style lake front home

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed at this house (4/27-5/1/2017). Property was adorable. Perfect for 2 people plus 2 dogs. Extra's were great - kayaks, bikes, canoe and firepit. Bring everything you need for your stay, very few places to eat and get supplies. We were prepared and had a great stay. Maybe adding a Keurig would be a nice touch for coffee in the morning. Oh and one other suggestion was to update the shower head. Highly recommend this house to anyone who wants a completely relaxing vacation away from crowds.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, calm retreat from city life

  • 4 of 5

This is our second stay in five years and we had a great time reading books by the fire, going on snowy walks, cooking (pro tip: definitely bring all the ingredients you think you might need!) and relaxing with our 5-month-old daughter. Hope to come back up when the weather's warm!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and spotless cottage. Wonderful place for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect. It was beautifully decorated,clean and the owner supplied us with wood for the wood burning stove and charcoal for the grill. It is about 20 minutes to elk mountain and the skiing conditions were amazing. The lake is beautiful and the 3 feet of snow made for a lot of fun. We want to come back in the summer to enjoy the warm weather toys.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place and dog friendly .

  • 5 of 5

Nice and rustic place . It had everything we needed . When we plan to ski at Elk we stay here .

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Lakewood Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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