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Lakefront Cottage with Modern Amenities - Shehawken Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (sleeps up to 6 adults plus 4 children)

Fantastic location directly on the waterfront of Lake Shehawken in Rural Pennsylvania. 60 acre spring fed lake adjoining two 400 acre farms. Nothing but tranquility surrounds. Minutes from Hancock, NY.

Recently renovated four season lakefront cottage has all the amenities to make your vacation comfortable.

Gental slope to private lake for swimming, boating and fishing. Walk out the front door to hiking and biking. Near miles and miles of trails through state gamelands. Minutes to the West Branch Delaware River for world class fly fishing, or drive a little further south to the Main Stem Delaware River for rafting and canoeing.

House has recently renovated kitchen, and two renovated bathrooms (1 double shower, 1 clawfoot bathtub) and rental comes with clean white linens and towels. House has three bedrooms that sleeps up to 6 adults plus 4 children (full bed in each of three bedrooms, plus bunk beds in two of the larger rooms).

Lake Shehawken is a spring fed lake that has modest homes and cottages that have been owned by families for generations. The few renters tend to be families that come back year after year. Fantastic place to enjoy the solitude and relax.

Located in the North East corner of Wayne County, PA, just minutes from Hancock, NY (convergence of East and West Branches of Delaware River). Aproximately 3 hours door-to-door from NYC or Philadelphia.

No Smoking, No Pets, Thank You.

Keywords: lakefront, waterfront, cottage, cabin, house, catskills, fishing, skiing, boating, swimming, camp, family, rustic, authentic, farm, Hancock, Roscoe, Delaware River, Poconos,

More Details

Eric Freitag
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Eric Freitag

My wife and I are both in the creative fields. I manage the design and development of new products (ie. housewares, consumer electronics) and my wife is a practicing artist based in New York City. We have two kids who enjoy coming to the lake on weekends, holidays and summer. The lakehouse is a retreat for us all, and we couldn't live in the city without it.

Eric Freitag purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Eric Freitag chose Poconos

I'm an avid fly fisherman and have been coming to the area for many years. We spent about 2 years looking for the right house in the right location, and found this spot in the dead of winter, and immediately knew it was a gem. The broker said that if we liked it in the middle of a blizzard, we'd love it during the summer . . .

What makes this cottage unique

This part of rural PA is special, because it's like time stops out here. Renters always ask us for a list of local attractions, but we find that almost all of the people who come to the lake barely leave the comforts of the house and lakefront. Come see for yourself.


Starrucca Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (3) Each bedroom has a double bed with clean white linens. during winter - feather bed, and down comforter also provided., Baby Cribs (1) there is a porta-crib available to renters, located under the bed in the downstairs bedroom, Bunk Beds (2) Two of the larger bedrooms have additional bunk beds that are perfect for families with children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
classic lakefront cottage with pine wood interior, vintage porcelain bathroom fixtures, double basin farm sink in kitchen, vintage chambers stove, ikea style furniture, double shower upstairs, clawfoot tub downstairs, everything you need to have a great vacation.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Cottage with Modern Amenities - Shehawken Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful balance between rustic, antique, retro, modern, and fun. Gorgeous lake setting.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time - wonderful place to get some peace and quiet. The house is cheerful, clean, well maintained, homey and stocked with games, movies, and items for outdoor activities. Eric (the Owner) was very informative, attentive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Wonderful August vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation here with 4 adults and three small children (6, 8 and 1 years old). The house is nicely furnished, well kept and clean, as is the property in general. Waking up to the beautiful sunrise over the lake is a great way to start a day. Most of our days consisted of fishing (good bass), kayaking, paddle boarding (we brought our own), and swimming in the lake. We brought a ton of groceries and cooked all of our meals. There is a small market nearby where you can grab basic groceries, gas, and even bait (if you want worms for catching sunnies for the kids). Also notable is the owner, Eric, was readily available via text if we had any questions or needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic summer weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Had another wonderful weekend up at the cottage, this time in the summer which was amazing! The place was gorgeous, clean and well kept as usual. This time we got to enjoy July 4th up there and the fireworks show on the lake was one of the best I've ever seen in my life. The lake was beautiful and clean, we swam and enjoyed the kayaks. We made s'mores in the fire pit and enjoyed the property and view of the lake. There are people on the lake but it's not too busy, it's truly the perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Riverton, NJ

Perfect lake house vacation

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, fantastic lake, fantastic house! My family absolutely loved our stay at this house. The modern vintage industrial style of the home was perfect. The fishing was amazing - tons of bass! We loved kayaking, swimming, fishing, boating and just relaxing in the sun. The view is amazing. We also saw lots of wildlife, enjoyed cooking breakfasts and grilling. A truly relaxing, old fashioned vacation. We will definitely be booking again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Allentown, PA

Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

The Shehawken house provided everyone in the family what they wanted from a great vacation. The cabin itself has a unique and very functional design and never seemed crowded for the seven of us. The appliances all worked as they should. Excellent views of the lake were on every level. All of the neighbors were very friendly as well. There were many cooperative fish supplying all of us with fun, even from the dock, at various times throughout the day and evening. The various boats were well appreciated. At night, we enjoyed a campfire down at the water. After dark, we liked having the Roku for accessing Netflix and there is an extensive in-house DVD and VHS collection. The only sad part was having to go back home! We are reserving a week next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We just finished our stay at Shehawken lake,it was our 4th stay there. As usual everything was great. Eric the owner was out standing as always,the fishing was great and if you want to relax this is the place. I can't wait to return


  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lake Loraine
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NY Interstate 17 at Hancock, NY
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Elk Mountain
Car: necessary

Property is situated within 10 minutes of prime fly fishing on the West Branch and Main Stem Delaware River, and within 15 minutes of 3 beautiful 18-hole golf courses. 30 minute drive to Elk Mountain for best skiing in PA. Rolling rural back roads to Binghamton, NY or Scranton, PA within 1 hour drive.

Other Activities: world class fly fishing on the West Branch and Main Stem Delaware River


Rates & Availability

Starrucca Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 6.0%

During Summer, we prefer to rent for full weeks - Sunday to Sunday.
However, we are more flexible with last minute rentals, so please inquire.

Summer: $1,750/wk or $1000/wknd; Spring/Fall: $1,125/wk or $700/wknd; Winter: $850/wk or $500/wknd
Summer: July, August... $1,750 / week or $1000 / weekend (3 nights)
Spring: May, June or Fall: Sept, Oct... $1,125 / week or $700 / weekend (3 nights)
Winter: Nov - April... $850 / week or $500 / weekend (3 nights)

Holiday periods to be arranged with owners, rates may vary from those posted. All rates subject to change.
All stays require $300 non-refundable reservation deposit. Balance due within 30 days of visit, or upon reservation if within 30 days. $300 security deposit required for all visits, and returned within 30 days following stay. 6% Sales Tax and $90 cleaning fee apply to all visits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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