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Spacious lakefront family fun. A boat lovers dream!!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Only 2 hours from New York City and Philadelphia - NO PROM REQUESTS ACCEPTED



This very spacious vacation destination is situated directly on the lake. A private dock for power boats, canoes, kayaks, sailboats or jetskis allows for a tremendous family experience. Three levels large, enjoy a spacious game room with a plenty of comfortable seating to watch movies at night. Maybe you prefer to indulge your mountain culinary flair with a fully stocked kitchen with spacious seating for the hungry pack. Not to worry, the children enjoy a very spacious loft for games, reading, cards and adventure; culminating in a camp like lodge sleeping set up for multiple kids. There are three spacious bed rooms with enough room for multiple families or a large group of friends. Step outside to the fire pit to enjoy a glorious view of the lake while toasting marshmallows or chatting with family and friends to the crackle of the fire. If you like to grill, enjoy the back deck and outdoor furniture to relax with an afternoon drink while gazing out at the adventures of the lake. With ample parking for up to five cars and a boat trailer.

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Janet Hollingshead
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Janet Hollingshead

Our family has been enjoying varrious areas of the Poconos for over 30 years.

True water enthusiasts, we had rented properties in search of the perfect property for our family to enjoy year round and we have found it in this property we call Treetops.

We also enjoy snow skiing and love the fact that there are a number of great mountains locally for winter time fun including ice skateing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and ice sailing right on the lake.

This property allows us to enjoy summer and winter activities and we are happy to share with those that will enjoy and respect a wonderful family get away.

Janet Hollingshead purchased this house in 2012

Why Janet Hollingshead chose Greentown

Situated on one of the largest lake in Pennsylvania, this property has the feel and charm of a lake house cabin with the ample space and conviences of your home.

This is a private community of 135 homes with only 6 homes available for rental. The neighborhood feel and serenity provides the ideal place to get away and recharge.

You will be hard pressed to find more beautiful views of this part of Pennsylvania with the adventure and fun of being on a lake and near to so many activities year round.

Summer boating, winter skiing, fall golfing, and spring hiking/biking make for a lot of family fun. Some like snowmobiling on the lake in the winter. If you don't own a boat, you can rent one from the local marina situated on the lake. For kids, you might consider having them take wake-boarding or skiing lessons.

Note to our Guests:

1. There are two cameras placed in the house, one in the kitchen facing the door and a second on the lower level, facing the fire pit and lake. The cameras are in full display. They do not record and we have them in place to periodically check on the house when vacant. We do not look at the cameras when guests are there and you are free to unplug them during your stay.

2. We have 2 Labradors who we bring to the house when we visit. Our cleaning service vacuums and cleans the house well however if you have a child with allergies, you may want to bring Benadryl. For anyone with severe allergies, we would not recommend this house as an option for you. We do not allow pets on the property, only our own dogs when we are there. Please feel free to call Janet if you have any questions.

What makes this house unique

The front of the house is modest and quaint and yet as you enter the front door, the spacious layout and breathtaking views out each of the bed rooms provide an ambiance of relaxation with access to complete fun. Two of the rooms have sliding glass doors and access to the outside deck overlooking the lake.

The home is shaded during spring, summer, and fall seasons with a 'tree fort' collection of beautiful trees which provides for some of the most beautiful views in the fall as the leaves change.

The fire pit provides for a wonderful family experience for those who enjoy roasting marshmallows or having a 'fire side chat'.

Put your boat or canoe in at our private dock for short a canoe ride away to a small island which has charcoal grills perfect for an afternoon adventure and cookout. Fishing is bountiful and the lake holds many variety of fish.

Improvements in 2016 : Enormous new dock with Twin Waverunner floating docks (waverunner not included) allows for easy parking for two boats and waverunners/canoe/kyack. New hardwood floors and furniture in upstairs family area.

New Master bedroom windows and new sliding glass doors for all rooms and game-room allow for a beautiful look at the lake.


Skytop Lodge
"Really fun place to golf. We like taking our friends up in the fall for a beautiful day of ..."
The Settlers Inn
"We really enjoy going out to dinner here. Beautiful accomodations and the food is very good..."
Boat House Restaurant
"A family treat by boat! After a day of waterskiing, we jump in the boat and travel to dinne..."
Ehrhardt's Waterfront Restaurant
"Take your friends to dine by boat here! Plenty of docking and some beautiful sights by nigh..."
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Newfoundland Hotel Restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Skytop Lodge
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 80
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
John's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ski Big Bear
Car: necessary

For families needing more than one home, we can coordinate a co-rental with our next door neighbor. See VRBO #454640.

Local Claws and Paws zoo is a 10 minute drive away.

Boat rentals through several local marina including Sterling Marina which is 1.2 miles away.

Many fun and fine restaurants nearby.

Winery, antiquing, hiking, sailing, water skiing.

Short ride away from the island protected home of the American Bald Eagle (and family)! Easily viewable by boat.

Wintertime activities include snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice sailing on the lake. 45 minute drive from a number of excellent Ski Mountains.


Greentown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - No party groups allowed - We reserve the right to keep your deposit if community rules or lease rules are broken - No moving of furniture allowed.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on the main floor with easy access to all rooms
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Great way to cool off in the summer.
  • The two guest rooms have vanity sinks which provides for more private experience.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Victoria Room - 1 queen , Hanging Closet, Breau, night stand, private sink
    Camera a castello - 2 bunk bed , Two single over twin beds, hanging closet with private sink
    La Chambre Soleil - Master - 1 queen , Seperate Bathroom, Hanging Closet, Rocking Chair, and Bureau
    Kids' Fort - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Loft Studio perfect for kids with seperate TV and play space
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master room - 1 Guest room - 1, Twin or Single Beds (1) Loft has two single beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Loft has one single futon., Bunk Beds (1) Guest room #2 has two double/single bunk beds that can sleep up to 6. Loft/Studio has a bund bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Popcorn maker, griddle, hammock, outdoor dock area lighting, located in a private community.


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Spacious lakefront family fun. A boat lovers dream!!!
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Lots of fantastic amenities, including a well stocked kitchen, including spices and lots of plates/cups/cooking items. There is a large table with extra chairs around to easily seat 10-12 people, plus additional deck seating. Basically, it's three bedrooms with a MASSIVE loft, that will sleep as many as you want, seriously. There are 4 beds up there, but room for numerous air mattresses. Nice foosball and TV in the basement, awesome fire pit with copious amounts of seating and wood to burn. LOTS of parking, even for a trailer or two, and a nice street facing porch to boot! You will not regret booking this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephen - We are thrilled that you enjoyed the house and hope you can come back again next year. We will have an even bigger dock as well as other improvements to enjoy! Janet & Stewart
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Amazing spacious home for getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great home with many amenities. Our family and friends had a wonderful time hanging out on the huge deck and lounging in the sun on the big dock watching boats go by. Our kids had a blast in the loft area and basement win games and movies, adults relaxed and enjoyed the time away from work. The homeowner was extremely helpful and responsive to questions in advance and has a beautiful home at the lake, we didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't beat this place for a wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. Wonderful lake and the house is awesome. Only bad thing I can say is that my foosball skills have gotten pretty bad as the kids kicked the adults butt in the downstairs game room. We will return and thanks for all the wonderful family memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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First class property!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lakefront property with nearly every amenity. Clean and comfortably spacious with perfect water access. I look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the complement and we're delighted that you plan to return. The Fall is a perfect time to enjoy the lake, relax in the hammock or sit by the fire and enjoy the serenity. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you again! Best, Janet and Stewart
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Beautiful lakefront

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and well appointed. Janet communicated clearly and her directions were spot on. There is a large dining table with ample seating. The beds were very comfortable as well. The dock access to the lake amazing and wished the weather cooperated a little more. Would book again and recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the lake and hope to have you back again - hopefully with better weather! I think it's important to have comfortable bedding (from my own experiences when not so) and upgraded when I purchased them for the house. We just purchased the new aluminum dock this year and are thrilled with it. It really expands the outdoor living space. We are continually making upgrades each year and so thankful to have guests that appreciate it and take such good care of our beloved home. Janet and Stewart
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Beautiful lakefront house

  • 5 of 5

I came across this listing as I was looking for a lake front home for a family reunion I was planning. The house and property was beautiful and accommodated multiple families with plenty of space and privacy. The brand new dock provided the little ones with hours of enjoyment whether fishing or swimming as well as providing plenty of room for boat/ canoe/ kayak and jet ski storage. The boating right off of the dock was so convenient and that area provided a lot of excellent kayaking- We saw multiple bald eagles as well as herons and other wildlife. The owner was excellent to deal with staying in touch to make sure there were no problems or concerns.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed the reunion with your family. The new dock really does make a difference in providing lots of outdoor space for boating, kayaking, fishing and simply relaxing. We love to watch for the bald eagles and have sighted several as well. Our kids love to fish as well and the smaller cove is great for kayaking. We love hearing stories of our guest families and their kids enjoying the lake. We also just discovered (for the nostaglic) that Woodstock (yes, the site of the infamous festival) is only 40 minutes away! Janet and Stewart
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 9.0%

- We reserve the right to keep your deposit if community rules or lease rules are broken.
- No party groups allowed
- It is agreed and understood that the furniture will not be moved and/or rearranged by the tenants or their guests. If furniture needs to be moved to its original location, the tenant is responsible for all costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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