Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
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 Poyntelle
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Pros and Cons to this property
Our family stayed at the cottage and found there were both positives and negatives to this property. The cottage could use some TLC- the bathroom door didn't lock, the air unit was filled with dust, the outside/porch area needs cleaning (lots of cobwebs and debris), the paint was peeling and chipping on the deck floor, the deck gate was rotten and falling apart and didn't shut/lock properly (just to mention a few of the issues).
The beds were really firm and we found them uncomfortable.
The coffee maker was very dirty and unusable. I contacted Jim and he replaced it with another coffee maker that ended up having a crack in the coffee pot. Jim finally replaced the coffee maker with a new one about a day after our arrival. The ore for the row boat was broken and Jim replaced it later in the day.
The walkway from the deck to the yard is just dirt with rocks- some loose- and kinda dangerous.
With that said, the porch is covered which was perfect for sitting on when it rained and when you want to be in the shade. The yard and dock and pond were great. The firepit was nice and had plenty of fire wood. The chairs in the yard were comfortable and there were two citronella torches that came in handy. You can fish from the deck...though there weren't any fish biting! There were several boats to chose from and plenty of life vests. All a plus!
The fridge was clean inside and the cottage was tidy. The pictures of the inside of the house in the listing are accurate.
Overall, it was an okay experience. The neighborhood is quite and the lake was scenic and peaceful.
Cozy House with a lot of things to do
Nice getaway in a beautiful spot
We stayed for 2 nights in April and had a very nice time. The property is very secluded (with the exception of a few neighbors) and gave us the feeling of being far away from it all (which is exactly what we wanted!) The cottage is well outfitted with boats and all of the required amenities inside and out. We enjoyed the interior wood burning stove and our girls loved the loft bedroom. The basement also came in handy when we had a 230am tornado warning! Jim is a gracious host and we highly recommend the Lakewood Lodge and Restaurant for breakfast and / or dinner during your stay in the area.
Stay here annually and it’s always a great long weekend! Highly recommend.
Clean, cozy and serene.
just bring food and beverage
this place was just like the photos, and had 3 kayaks, a jon boat and canoe. Loads of firewood. Everything needed for a relaxing weekend.
Peaceful, pretty vacation spot
Great cottage, great lake, great lawn, responsive host. This cottage is in a very rural spot, near the Pennsylvania/NY state line. There are a pier and a dock, making swimming fun. It is pet friendly, and our dogs had a lovely time swimming with us. We took walks on the dirt road, minimal traffic. Quiet, lovely area. The kids played epic games of Monopoly, and the beds were comfortable. The cottage is small but very comfortable and well-appointed. There are a great set of sharp knives, unusual in a rental and much appreciated! The owner is quite responsive and gives you your privacy. We had a lot of rain but had a wonderful time anyhow. We kayaked, swam, lounged around . . . great vacation. Thanks, Jim!
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.