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THE COTTAGE : A WINTER WONDERLAND. FALL COLORS AND HOLIDAY LIGHTS COMING SOON

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths

***Please refer to our listed rates and send an inquiry, if interested. The Book Now feature on the website does not always provide accurate pricing.

Located in the lovely private community of Bear Creek Lake, this charming ranch home invites you to a peaceful getaway in the magnificent Pocono mountains, while also providing you with access to many local attractions if you’re also seeking an active holiday.

This beautiful home is surrounded by trees. It has that fresh feeling that comes from recent construction and the loving care of its owner. A little piece of heaven.

Sitting quietly in the woods, Bear Creek Lake is a charming community replete with amazing amenities. You’ll have access to a 160 acre lake with three miles of shoreline and two beaches (lifeguards provided during summer months). The lake is perfect for fishing and swimming. You can also enjoy kayaking and canoeing nearby. There is a heated 0lympic size pool and a wading pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard, bocce court, regulation softball field, basketball courts, volleyball courts, picnic areas and playground. Access to all of these amenities is complimentary with your stay, and most are within walking distance of this property (including the south beach, the pool, tennis/basketball/volleyball courts, picnic area, and the playground).

This is truly a year-round destination. A large binder is located in the property, giving you brochures and contact information for the many local establishments.

Location:

120 miles from Newark, NJ airport

36 miles from the Allentown/ airport

103 miles from the Philadelphia, PA airports

1.5 miles from exit 81 (Route 903) of P Turnpike

5 miles from the historic town of Jim Thorpe

Features: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room with gas fireplace, kitchen and dining area, front sitting area, screened in porch off back of house, spacious backyard with privacy, oversized car garage with plenty of space to store your bikes, kayaks and the like.

Detailed Layout:

Kitchen: Standard appliances including Dishwasher, Toaster, Coffee Maker, and all needed flatware, pots/pans, and utensils provided. Dining area seats six with room for additional two seats at kitchen counter. Additional table/seating in screened in porch. Very well-stocked kitchen.

Living Room: Vaulted ceiling, skylight, TV, electric fireplace, comfortable couch, loveseat and comfy chair. Book collection and assorted games for your enjoyment. Large washer/dryer in closet off living room.

Master Bedroom: Queen bed, private bathroom, large dresser, nightstand, spacious closet, two windows looking out on backyard.

Bedroom Two: Queen bed, large dresser, nightstand, standard closet, beautiful large window.

Bedroom Three: Full bed, large dresser, nightstand, large closet space, window.

Additional Amenities:

Propane grill

Oversized car garage/lots of storage space

Screened in porch

Backyard is popular visiting location for deer

More Details

Owner
George Boltman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About George Boltman

52 year old school administrator who resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico and travels east to Pennsylvania to visit family and friends. My Dad, George, manages the property for me. He and my brother both live in the Bear Creek Lake development.

George Boltman purchased this cottage in 2010

Why George Boltman chose Jim Thorpe

It’s a great vacation spot, and it’s where I grew up. My father and brother live in the development, and will be available during your stay if you have any immediate needs.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to Northeast Extension and historic Jim Thorpe. Walking distance to the best amenities in the development (pool, south beach, tennis/basketball courts etc). Screened in back porch. Oversized car garage with plenty of room for bikes or kyacs. Deer often seen in the backyard!

Map

Historic Town of Jim Thorpe (5 miles): Shop at the unique vintage shops. Visit the numerous art galleries. Enjoy a glass of wine at Big Creek Vineyard. Visit the Mauch Chunk Opera House, Asa Packer Mansion, and St. Mark’s Church with its beautiful Tiffany windows. Take a 25 mile train ride through the stunning mountains or take a historic ride into the coal mines. Enjoy amazing outdoor activities, including hiking and mountain biking, or relax in the lakes and parks that surround the town. Partake in the fine eating establishments and entertainment. So much to do!

Skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports: Big Boulder (12 miles), Camelback (32 miles), and Jack Frost Ski Areas (20 miles)

Fishing: Many fishing area nearby. PA fishing license may be required.

Hiking and biking: several state parks including Hickory Run State Park (15 miles), Beltzville Lake (7 miles), and the Frances E. Walter Dam (24 miles)

Golf: great 18 and 36 hole golf courses, including the Jack Frost National (19 miles), Hideaway Hills (14 miles), Mahoning Valley Country Club, Edgewood in the Pines (37 miles), Blue Ridge Trail (39 miles) and Sand Springs (33 miles)

Racetrack: Pocono Raceway-NASCAR, the Tricky Triangle (14 miles)-- Party in the Poconos 400 Weekend

Whitewater rafting and squirmish paintball: Pocono Whitewater Rafting (2 miles)

Shopping: small boutiques and antique shops, well-known brand name stores in outlets and malls, historic town of Jim Thorpe (5 miles), Mt. Pocono Shopping Center, Pocono Peddlers Village, The Crossings at Tannersville (30 miles) and the VF Outlet Center (60 miles)

Arts and music: many art galleries and performance venues, including the Pennsylvania Crafts Gallery, Scranton Cultural Center, Pocono Playhouse and Penn’s Peak (3 miles), to name a few

Pubs and restaurants: many establishments offering a variety of cuisine and daytime/evening entertainment

Amenities

Jim Thorpe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Person renting property must be present at property during rental period. Use of fireworks is prohibited .
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , dresser/nightstand-private bath-walk-in closets,2windows
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , dresser/nightstand-closet-large arched window
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , dresser/nighstand-large closet-window
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9310346 based on 58 reviews
5

Exceptional Place!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this house at the end of October 2017. We were amazed at how beautiful the home and property are maintained. The furniture appears new and the gas fireplace was perfect for those chilly nights. The screened in porch in the back is very nice and we saw deer almost every morning grazing in the back yard including an 8 point buck. It is very peaceful and quiet in this neighborhood and we would recommend this home to anyone looking for a nice weekend getaway. Even though I am a native of this area, George provided us recommendations for good places to eat during our stay and provided us instructions for turning on the hot water and well pump. We love this place and will be coming back soon! Thank you George for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home and enjoy fall in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very quiet clean and close to a lot of attractions

  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Port, Fl
5

perfect house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, tastefully decorated, clean, furniture in excellent condition. One of the few times we slept in a bed that was comfortable. Instructions very clear on what to do. Did not want for anything. Great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donald for taking the time to submit this review. Glad your Mom had a safe trip back to Florida.
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5

Great long weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've had a great time at the Cottage. It is very clean with a sense that it is a place where people live, not just a hotel stay. Though if you plan on cooking a lot, bringing an extra pot could be helpful. We've stayed only for a few days and didn't cook dinners. Jim Thorpe with a variety of places to eat is very close. There is a DVD player, we've brought movies and enjoyed family movie times. We liked eating on the deck watching deers. The owner is living around and was very helpful with advising on places to eat and things to do. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susanna for taking the time to submit this review. If you want to visit again consider a December visit. The lights and decorations in Jim Thorpe are fantastic.
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Beautiful, well equipped home where the deer are close enough to join you for dinner!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean well furnished and equipped home. A great home-base for your Pocono adventures.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robbinsville
5

I loved everything about my stay in Jim Thorpe. It was truly the best!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this house justice. it was the coziest, most inviting house I have ever rented. It was clean and I am so fussy about clean and it exceeded all my expectations. George was the most delightful owner I have dealt with. He answered all my calls, and questions and met us at the house letting us check in early and giving us brochures and suggestions of things to do in the area and places to see. He truly was a genuine, interesting gentleman who really wanted our stay to be special. I am already planning on when to return.

We saw deer in the yard everyday just strolling through at all times. It was truly the most amazing way to spend a few days. The surrounding areas are so beautiful. The lake, beach area are in walking distance. The town of Jim Thorpe is only 5 miles away. Everything was just beautiful I cannot stress that enough.

Thank you so much George we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit such a comprehensive review. If you do come again I would suggest the month of December. The lighting and decorations in Jim Thope are fantastic. George
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Hospitality Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Please contact owner for availability.

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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