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Quiet Lakefront Cottage-Lake Henry! -Affordable Summer Vacation/ Spring getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

- 2 bedrooms, Den, Living room, large Kitchen 1 full bath

This charming 4 season cottage is located on Lake Henry,(about 20 minutes from Lake Ariel) in the Northeast section of the Poconos. It is renovated throughout with many amenities inside and out. LONG TERM RENTALS WELCOME. RENT NEGOTIABLE.

During the SUMMER, enjoy our two person kayak, paddle boat or canoe. The yard slopes gently to lake. Safe for little ones. Swim to the swim dock and just lounge and gaze at the trees and the lake in the rope hammock. There is a grill and a FIRE PIT for evening campfires (wood provided). The lake is popular for fishing and you can be guaranteed a catch right off the dock. Take the canoe out at dusk for a real treat in tranquility. Its very quiet and relaxing. GOLF courses just 10-15 minutes away. Horseback riding/waterparks/zoo are w/in 20-30 min. away. Be ready to be outside all day and enjoying the cool breezes to get away from the heat of the city.

In the Fall, the country is serenely beautiful in the with all the leaves changing colors and farm stands to visit. There are cider mills and pumpkin patches, horseback riding and a terrific zoo.

In WINTER, we are within 20-30 min of skiing (Elk, Camelback, Montage). Iceskate and icefish on the lake. Retreat inside w/ the cozy fireplaces and a pot of chili. Have a campfire if there's no snow. Watch the amazing sunsets over the mountain or cross the lake.

Play Wii listen to music on ipod dock. The Smart TV makes movie watching easy...just download thru NETFLIX for free. This affordable vacation property is designed for a small family or a romantic getaway. The interior is clean and updated. Also, ask about linens. House has 2 gas fireplaces. LONG TERM RENTALS WELCOME

WARM, COMFY, CLEAN & COZY!: This Mountain side / lakefront cottage is a renovated, very clean, romantic getaway. It is secluded enough for a peaceful, uninterrupted get together yet it is only 25 minutes to the nearest Starbucks and malls. The living room has a gas fireplace that makes it a perfect gathering place for some serious heat and the den has a gas fireplace unit that keeps the rest of the house at a constant temperature. The bedroom has an electric fireplace that makes for the most romantic setting. The weather outside might be frightful but inside the cottage it is as warm and bright as a summer day! CABLE TV/ DVD/FREE HIGH SPEED CABLE WiFi INTERNET /iPOD DOCKING STATION

The kitchen is modern, with a large built in microwave, a blender, toaster, toaster oven, gas oven, can opener and coffee maker,

There is a large air conditioner built into the living room and a window A/C for the bedroom. This cottage is well insulated so the temperature is cool and constant.

It is a great place for young adventurous kids. they can catch fish with a net at the shore, or learn to fish. There are 'swimmies and life jackets for everyone in the plastic storage box on the dock.

HAMMOCK, FIREWOOD, FIRE PIT: There is a large two person hammock for resting and a two person swing seat on the deck. There is a BBQ grill, with a side burner, so you can cook a meal for everyone. The firewood is supplied, cut and ready for you. The water is warm, and the Adirondack chairs are perfect for watching the kids in the lake.

There is a large picnic table on the lawn for lunch and an outdoor table on the rear deck for an outside sunset sit down dinner.There is a driving range/mini golf and a golf course for dad nearby. There are some great places to go to see some of the most unique antiques I have ever seen.

More Details

Mary & Frank Maimone
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Mary & Frank Maimone

We are from Philadelphia and own a small business. Our life is very busy. Frank is the pizza man and Mary is a freelance graphic artist. The Lakehouse is our 3rd child. We love it that much and hope that visitors will too. Its humble and serene and our savior from the busy loud city.

Mary & Frank Maimone purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Mary & Frank Maimone chose Lake Ariel

The Lakehouse is a beautiful peaceful escape for those seeking that sort of thing. The sunsets are spectacular. It is open 4 seasons and each season treats us to its own unique experiences. Depending on the time, you can swim, boat, fish, sled, ice-skate, walk the lake or paddle it. Always cozy inside and relaxing outside in the hammock or not he couch gazing out on the lake. There's tons of different birds to watch as well as great fishing both ice and regular. Its just a great place to clear your head, breath clean air and escape. We all need to escape once in a while right?

What makes this cottage unique

The most amazing sunsets you will ever see as well as the most dramatic weather and weather changes. Its truly a beautiful place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Me and my girlfriends spent last Labor day here and I've been meaning to get on here an write a review for a while now. All I can say was it was the perfect getaway. The home has so much to offer on the lake..paddleboat, canoe, kayaks! The floating dock was a perfect spot to tan and relax. Although a small house it was the perfect spot for a small group. Everything you needed was in the home..the firepit was the selling point and the homeowners supplied all the wood!! I am so grateful to have spent such a memorable holiday here. Many thanks to the homeowners and I hope to return soon :)

Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Aug 2012
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Lake Ariel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 5:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is modern and comes complete with towels (extra). Also it has an overhead auxiliary heater for extra warm and comfortable showering.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 double , Electric Fireplace in Room
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed with full and twin
  • Bedroom 1 has a Full size log and leather bed with a cable TV/DVD, and an electric fireplace and a candle wall sconce for a romantic, quiet setting. Bedroom 2 is also a log bunk bed with a full size lower and a single size upper bunk.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The cottage is located within @ 30 minutes from anyone of five Ski resorts; Montage, Camel back, Alpine, Jackfrost and Big Bolder. It is 10 min. from the Scranton Municipal Golf Course...only $30!!! And many other golf courses in the area. Ask us about them. In the summer, a Kayak, paddle boat, canoe, hammock, snorkels, life jackets are included. Gas fireplaces in Master bedroom, Living Room and Den.


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Quiet Lakefront Cottage-Lake Henry! -Affordable Summer Vacation/ Spring getaway
average rating of 4.730769 based on 27 reviews

Cozy quiet cottage next to a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great to work with, the place was clean and comfortable. There is a nice deck for eating outside so you can watch the sunset over dinner. The lake is peaceful and quiet, we saw a bald eagle fly across it a couple times our last night there. Kayak and paddleboat are ready to go, the town of Hamlin is nearby for anything you might need, but the cottage is far enough off the beaten path to give you a sense of seclusion. Cable/DVD/Wi-fi work great for those who don't want to detach from "reality" entirely. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to make our cottage as comfortable and relaxing as possible so our guests will enjoy it to the maximum. That includes the rental/business part of the process. We keep it simple and are willing to be flexible if possible. We hope you find this review helpful in making a vacation decision.
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The place was adorable. Bedrooms small but ok. Everything you need is there.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. Nothing is really that far away.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake and nicely updated cabin on a quiet street.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the cabin on Lake henry with my husband, son, and 5 month old grandson. We had a great time on the lake fishing and kayaking. I plan to stay here again the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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long Island, NY

Very relaxing weekend!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I just spent along weekend and if you are looking to relax and enjoy great scenery, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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suburbs of Philadelphia

Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

I took my husband and boys on a surprise trip for Fathers Day, this place was amazing. We had everything we needed and more. The dock and boats were a great addition our 6 yr old caught a huge pickerel. It was nice we had Netflix we had one long storm on sat, but when it passed back outside. The fire pit was great to sit and make smores! Mary and Frank were a pleasure to work with and extremely accommodating. We will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had the most amazing time this weekend! We were so sad to leave. The cottage is so warm and cozy. The lake is absolutely breathtaking. Perfect location to restaurants, grocery stores, and liquor stores. Mary was awesome to work with. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Scranton International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Scranton Municipal
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Montage/Sno Mountain
Car: necessary

Golf course, driving range, horse back riding, animal park, zoo, paintball and hiking on state land - all just minutes away. Half hour to CamelBack Waterpark/ski resort. Rental includes a two person kayak, and a four person paddle boat. Light a fire in the outdoor fire pit at night and take the paddle boat out on the lake to look at the stars. The fire will guide you back home. The Viewmont mall is only 22 minutes away, on the other side of the mountain. All the big mall stores and restaurants, including Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday's, Texas Steak house, Red Lobster and Starbuck's are all there. Or just stay home and Bar-B-Q on the gas grill -then take the kids to the drive-in movies for a real treat.

Golf: There are numerous golf courses w/ in 30 minutes and very reasonably priced. The closest is Scranton Municipal Course that is about 10 min. away and very nice. Please feel free to ask us about any others nearby.

Ski: Montage is the closest at about 20 minutes away. Camelback and Elk are about 30 min.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
linens (optional) $30
cleaning fee-mandatory $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

I split payments up for week long stays and require a $150 REFUNDABLE reservation/security deposit. I also ask for half rent now and final half 2 weeks prior to check in. You are welcome to bring your own linens and waive the $30 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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