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Mountain Retreat: 4 Bdr, Loft, 2.5 Bath, 2 Decks, Hot Tub, Game Room

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

abundant wildlife, 2 ski mountains 8 miles away, private beach access

Fantastic Lake Harmony Estates Winter/Summer Home! Sleeps 13!! Just remodeled in July 2017! New windows, interior painted, exterior painted, all new carpets, all new flooring, replaced all bedroom ceiling fans, new appliances in kitchen, and new skylights for June of 2017.

Indoor Features:

Spectacular game room with full 7' pool table, wet bar w/beer fridge, foosball table, and dart board. New 47 and 42 inch HD LCD TV's, 2 x Play Station 3 (plays blu-rays), cable TV, built-in whole house stereo with iPod dock, WiFi internet, amish kitchen table with seating for 10+, keurig machine and standard coffee pot, love seat and sofa. Home has a stone fire place, washer/dryer, and 3rd floor loft with it's own half bath.

Outdoor Features:

Two big decks with ambient lighting for nighttime use, 8 x 8 foot Hot Tub, propane BBQ grill, 2 hammocks, bocce ball, and a horseshoe pit. Comes with 4 beach chairs for the local beach.

Access to private beach on Lake Harmony, Tennis Court, and Shuffleboard Court available in walking distance.

Home Layout:

First Floor: Game room & wet bar, 1 full bathroom, two bedrooms both with Full size beds.

Second Floor: Kitchen, Family Room, 1 full bathroom, two bedrooms both with Queen size beds.

Loft: 2 full size beds, 1 twin, and 1 half bath.

Comes with access to a two person kayak with paddling gear and transport system as well as 1 male and 1 female adult mountain bikes. Also has a high chair, low chair, portable baby gate, and a pack and play for kids (all outlets in reaching distance have safety covers).

Our home is just over a 5 minute walk to Lake Harmony, a private lake that permits fishing, power boating, water skiing, and swimming. Our private Lake Harmony community beach has a swimming area, picnic tables, and beach volleyball court. Tennis and Shuffleboard Courts available to use in the neighborhood. Hike the beautiful trails of Hickory Run State Park and Austin Blakeslee Natural Area both just a few miles away. The home is a 5 minute drive to Big Boulder Ski Resort and 10 minutes to Jack Frost that provide skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Other local attractions include Pocono Raceway, just 5 miles away as well as Split Rock resort, just a half mile away. Other activities nearby include snow mobiling, horseback riding, paintball, hiking, white water rafting, fishing, hunting, miniature golf, water parks, casino gambling, bowling, movie theater, multiple golf courses, and shopping. Lake Harmony is located 90 miles from New York & Philadelphia.

More Details

Owner
Ryan Taylor
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Ryan Taylor

We bought this house in June of 2012 mainly because of our love for outdoor adventures during all seasons. We love to mountain bike, rock climb, snow board, snow ski, water ski, wake board, slack line, swim, kayak, white water raft, canoe, hike, camp, back pack, and just about anything else that requires the outdoors.

Ryan Taylor purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Ryan Taylor chose Lake Harmony

From our primary home in Wilmington, DE our vacation home is less than 2 hours away. This house is our base-camp for all the things we love to do. It is so relaxing to come back to our home after a day out in the woods, on the slopes, or on the water and just kick back and recharge for the day to follow.

What makes this chalet unique

The tranquility of the area is one of the primary reasons we selected Lake Harmony Estates, and the house itself maximizes that perception with its huge windows and large 2 story deck. You really get to enjoy your surroundings. The wildlife you get to experience here is really second to none.

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nicks Lake House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Split Rock Resort
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 80 and 476
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nicks Lake House
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Big Boulder Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Lake Harmony Estates Beach

Amenities

Lake Harmony Estates Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3, First Floor - 1 double
    Bedroom 2, Second Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1, Second Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4, First Floor - 1 double
    Loft, Third Floor - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Mountain Retreat: 4 Bdr, Loft, 2.5 Bath, 2 Decks, Hot Tub, Game Room
average rating of 4.736842 based on 57 reviews
Washington Township, NJ
5

Great place, clean, plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here labor day weekend with a group of friends looking to just unwind. Ryan answered all of our questions in a timely manner which was great. There was plenty of room, it was very clean, and there was plenty to do. Overall everything was excellent and our expectations were exceeded. My friends and I take a trip every year for LDW and we would definitely consider coming back here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, great amenities, private, everything we expected and more

  • 5 of 5

Ryan accomodated us well letting us know how to prepare for our stay and had info available on how to navigate the many amenities his place has to offer. Made for a great getaway. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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UnionBridge , MD
3

Nice Place nice Area.

  • 3 of 5

We stayed from8-10-17 /8-13-17 we went as a family it was very nice and the area was beautiful. We saw alot of deer just walking around the area great to see the wildlife and nature. The House was very nice the only thing that would of been better 📺 tv's not the best and one key to the house we had a group so going to different places the other sets of people could not get in. Hot tub very nice. The beds hit or miss some not very comfortable. Overall it was a nice vacation spot. Thank you for letting us stay there.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay but wish we could have made it a 4 or 5 star experience for you. We are constantly trying to improve the house for our guests so we would love to have you back to enjoy future upgrades. The two main TV's are 5 years old or less leds, each 42 inch or larger, and both 1080p so i doubt we will be changing them out unless issues arise. The house already has a combination lock box on the property to store the key so members of your group can come in go as they please, instructions for this are in the welcome packet and this is where the key is originally picked up on arrival.
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Expectations not met.

  • 2 of 5

Pictures can be disceptive,. We thought this property looked reasonably nice, and roomy. We expected nicer and bigger and better maintained then we got. On the positives the carpet, flooring and hot tub were good. But other aspects we experienced were that the place needed a good deep cleaning beyond the hired staff after use. Closets and drawers need cleaning and reorganization. I washed all kitchen things/ pans etc before any use., and did a little extra cleaning for my own comfort. Junk needs to be thrown away and things upgraded. Closet doors were broken. The grill was rusty and didn't work. The tiki torch didn't light. The bikes had flat tires. The wifi only connected rarely for a few moments. The bathtub drain was clogged and needed snaked. The house, especially downstairs was musty/ mildew smelling because we had rain our week, and nothing dried out. It needs a dehumidifier running constantly. Even the sheets on downstairs beds felt moist. The bathroom rugs were moist, rotten, and gross. I took them out to dry, and put them back when we were leaving. They should be thrown away and replaced with quick dry bath mats. A fuse blew when we used the toaster and microwave at the same time. The metal staircase is cool but such a shame the room is so small. We thought it would be a roomy, great room for our family of 9 members, and a baby. But it was small and tight, and several people hit the staircase. It's a little dangerous in the middle of the room. Our most scary experience was our daughter stepping in to a rusty roofing nail at the bottom of the outside stairs, that went through her shoe and in to her foot. We managed to care for it, and call our doctor at home regarding her tetanus shots, which thankfully were up to date. I swept the front porch and found more nails in corners. We think the place could be nice with some work and upgrading. It needs it. We privately informed the owner first, but didn't get much response to our private feedback. It didn't meet our expectations. At least we got to spend a week together as a family, but we had hoped for a little nicer accommodations when spending our hard earned money and precious vacation time renting a place. Lesson learned. Next time we will try to investigate the property a little more, and communicate what we are hoping for.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry the house wasn't up to your expectations. I am glad we could privately come to a resolution to compensate for the issues. Since your stay we have spend significant time on the house. It now has a new grill, new carpets everywhere, new Wifi router, new ceiling fans, all scuffs repainted, everything deep cleaned well beyond the weekly cleanings, and a deep cleaning on the couches. There is a dehumidifier in on the first floor and I will make sure it is more accessible for future renters as we haven't had the moister issue in the past.
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5

Great Property !!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this house. We end at that end of July and it was exactly what we were looking for. Although we didn't use it as much as we wished, the game room on the first floor is super cool. A 2 minute drive to lake harmony, we rented boats from lake harmony watersports and spend all day saturday on the water. I would recommend Rob and Lake Harmony watersports to anyone looking for that attraction! Great time overall!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not child safe

  • 2 of 5

Older property. Kind owners to work with.

However, the kitchen had food of unknown age, perishable and non perishable.

Closets were filled with junk.

The grill was a biohazard.

Loft is not a good option for any children under the age of 6.

Single window air conditioner that the owner represents will cool the whole house.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry the house wasn't up to your expectation. We need to be informed of this while you are there so things can be addressed accordingly. Since your stay my wife and I spent 5 days deep cleaning and reorganizing the house. The grill has been replaced on 8/6/17. We do only have one AC in the loft of the house but due to the fact that lake harmony runs less humid and typically 10 degrees less than NYC and Philly it has been more than enough over the years. We have a 3 month old and 2 year old and haven't had any safety issues with the house. It is also inspected yearly by kidder township for it's occupancy permit.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $75

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.

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