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


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.


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

George Boltman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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 Poconos

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!


Jim Thorpe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews
Baltimore County, MD

So relaxing and beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time a the Cottage. It was clean and comfortable with ample seating and space for four adults. The kitchen was well-stocked. We enjoyed every meal out on the screened-in porch, with wildlife to view. Yes, the beds were hard, but I was prepared after reading an earlier review and took my memory foam. George was so helpful with suggestions and answers to questions about the community and surroundings. The amenities were loads of fun, as we played shuffleboard and bocce and swam in the clean lake. I would love to go back to Bear Creek Lake and would certainly choose to stay again at the Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, very modern, everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The owner was a pleasure to deal with before and during our stay. He is very helpful and easy to reach by phone. The house is very nice, spotless with many recent updates including carpeting and furniture. A beautiful screened-in porch looks out onto a wooded backyard where deer roam. The washer and dryer also came in handy. No complaints! We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Quiet & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for relaxation and calm. We found all of that plus more at 'The Cottage.' We would highly recommend this place as well as stay here again

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely kept house, what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at the house this July. I haven't done many of these but this stay hit all of the marks. Decently covenant location, comfortable house and a nice set up for our families. Loved having the screened in porch to hang out on. We would see deer at least once a day. The pool in the community was nice. Plenty of linens and other house niceties like coolers, folding chairs, croquette set. Only detractor I would say is the beds weren't the most comfortable for me, very firm, but something you can deal with considering all the positives. If we want to stay in that area again we would definitely come back to this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit this review. I am glad that you did enjoy your visit. Most visitors seem to prefer the firm matttresses. However, I have replaced one with a softer one. We have also recently installed new carpeting and new living room furniture. Hope to see you on a future visit. George
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Good home, good host and good amenities

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in Jim Thorpe June 2017, with my set of 4 1/2 year old twins. George the owner was a very wonderful host and even brought us a small ice cream cake to welcome us. The community has a swimming pool, playground, and lake that we could use. The kids were enthralled with how many deer would come in the yard. The house was very well stocked with everything we needed. I forgot hair conditioner and I found a bottle left for the renters. Not to mention there was olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee filters. Our only complaint was the rained the whole time :( But not too much George could have done to fix that. I would say a great family place to stay, quiet, but close to town.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wondered why Keli only was a 4 star review. I contacted her and found out the only negative to the stay was finding the house. The pin location on VRBO was a distance from the actual location. This has been corrected but it still is just a general area location. I would suggest visitors to any property get specific directions from the owner as directions can vary be season, weather condition and ever hour of the day. Thanks Keli for bringing this to my attention so I could take corrective action. Hope to see you on a future visit. George
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at George's house. The house was very clean, nice, quiet, and met all of our expectations. George was extremely pleasant and easy to deal with. He was extremely helpful in providing us information on things to do and places to visit. We will definitely look into staying here again next time we're back in the Poconos!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. You are most welcome to visit again. George
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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


Rates & Availability

Jim Thorpe Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

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.
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