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Outstanding Lakefront Property with Views of Spectacular Sunrises.

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The house features a deck on multiple levels and is viewed here from the lake.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is a one of a kind house sitting on a one acre lot with approx. 100 feet of lake frontage. The western end of the lakefront is set aside as a beach hidden from the house by overhanging birch trees that also provide shade when needed. A dock positioned to the side of the beach provides a convenient place to fish, sunbathe or just watch the sunsets.
Back from the beach there is a hollow tree that is home to chipmunks and a strange spider like creature that spins webs each summer between the branches.
Also between the trees you will find a hammock that is the best place to spend a sultry afternoon while the rest of the family are at the pool.
Between the trees and the house there is a grass lawn that is purpose built for volleyball and badminton.
The house is on 3 floors with a wrap around deck on the second floor. The ground level is reached from the second floor deck by dual staircases at the front of the house.
The second floor deck is spacious with plenty of room for cooking on the grill and setting out dinner for 8 or more. Umbrellas are provided for meals to be eaten in the shade while you look out over the lake and the water activities in progress.
Entering the house from the second floor deck takes you into the spacious lounge with picture windows looking out over the lake. There are cream leather arm chairs and sofas arranged around the room. A drop leaf mahogany table and chairs is available for eating inside.
The kitchen is reached via an arch from the lounge. The cupboards and counter top were recently installed with new stainless steal appliances that include a trash compactor. A small seating area is configured under the countertop with a view of the dam and is a convenient breakfast venue for the two early birds who rise early.
A full bathroom decorated in black marble is also reached from the lounge. As is one of the four bedrooms.
An oak staircase leads up from the lounge to the 3rd floor where the main and 2nd bedroom is located. The main bedroom has floor to ceiling windows that lead out to a small balcony that overlooks the lake. There is also a full size en suite bathroom with both a shower stall and a tub. The main bed is a kingsize.
The second bedroom has two single beds and patio doors that give access to a balcony overlooking the drive and wooded section of the property. There is also an ensuite half bath.
The basement is configured with the fourth bedroom. the TV room, a laundry room and a full bathroom. The TV room includes a SMART TV from Visio that gives direct access to Internet resources like Yahoo, Amazon Instant Video and Netflix via a WIFI connection. Basic cable is delivered by the traditional connection.
There is a library of video cassettes (VHS not Beta) and DVDs that are made available for your use.
The bedroom has two twin beds and the laundry has a washer and dryer both electric.
There is a large loft under the roof of the garage that is reached via the second floor deck. The loft contains a pool table, sofas and a futon bed which has a single bed on top and a full bed on the bottom. There is also a set of children's bunk beds. There is also a selection of games. The loft has access to the main house bathroom via a walk way.
The land between the house and the road is partially wooded and provides a great place for the children to play hide and seek. No linens are provided with house, but we do have a contact number who would supply them for a small fee or as most people prefer they bring their own.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a great place for children of all ages but be aware that the house is on a lot that fronts on to a large body of water. It is the responsibility of the renter to ensure that small children are accompanied by a responsible adult when outside the house. The renter is responsible for ensuring all children use the lake responsibly and use life preserving equipment at all times. Bear creeks lakes is situated in bear country, hence the name Bear creek lakes I have owned the house for 12 years and personally have never seen a bear. I remind all guests to remove all items of food when finished and to securely put in the trash cans and the secured down. Thank you...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside but it is advised to wet out your cigarette butts in a container to be emptied upon your departure. Strictly no smoking in the house or on the beach area....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets please....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The house is on 3 floors with stairs to get to the higher floors. The are also stairs to get to the deck on the second floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom with ensuite bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    On 3rd floor with ensuite half bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    On second floor adjacent to bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 4 bunk bed

    On ground floor adjacent to bathroom...moreless

  • There is a sofa bed in the TV room on the ground floor that will accommodate 2 people. Further beds are to be found in the loft over the garage, but only to be used on summer rentals as there is no heating and the toilet is situated in the main house. The small passage way is lit with lights...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Half bath on 3rd floor ensuite to bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On second floor accessible from lounge...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On ground floor accessible from entrance hall...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    On 3rd floor as ensuite to main bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • the house at Bear Creek is unique and very restful We have done our best to create a wonderful retreat with easy access for adventure when required. Enjoy...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a wide variety of paperback and hard backed books for the guests to choose from read during their stay. Something to suit everyone including teens...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    In TV room with a good selection of DVD's for guest use whilst staying at the house...moreless

  • Game Room:

    This room is situated adjoining the house and has a pool table, TV with X Box. limited games sorry. This is an ideal room for children of all ages. ...moreless

  • Games:

    An assortment of board games are available for guest use...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    The pool table is old style but is functional for playing...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is an Ipod adaptable player in the main lounge for guests use and also a stereo player....moreless

  • Television:

    42 inch Smart LED TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    An assorted amount of beach toys are bought at the start of each summer season for the young children who visit...moreless

  • Video Games:

    In the loft\games room there is an Xbox with a TV and limited games for guest use....moreless

  • Video Library:

    VHS VCR in TV room...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Comes complete with grill and fire pit for those relaxing evenings around the fire...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Historic Jim Thorpe is located close by. The town grew up in the 1800s with the discovery of anthracite. It was known as the Switzerland of America because it is surrounded by mountains....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Stunning sunsets and sunrises...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The property is situated on a 160 acre lake with 100 feet of shore line. The lake is overlooked by the deck and lake views are feature of the outlook from the house....moreless

  • Resort:

    The community provides tennis, pool, basketball and bocce. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    The house is situated on a one acre lot with similar lots to the North and South. Opposite the entrance to the lot there is a large field which is bordered by state game lands...moreless

  • Village:

    The downtown of Jim Thorpe is about 3 miles away with quaint shops, restaurants and a train ride...moreless

  • Water View:

    The Lake is visible from most of the rooms...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The property is situated on Bear Creek Lake with 100 feet of waterfront...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    In summer it is most convenient to eat on the deck where there is a table that seats 8 on the main deck and a second table that seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning has now been installed and we ask that all guests use it wisely and please turn it off if you are not at home. By doing this small thing it enables us to keep the rental rates down....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:

    There is ample parking on the site for up to 4 cars...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Electric...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and automatic coffee maker ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher top of the line added this summer....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen with plenty of cupboards and wrap around work top. Stainless steel appliances. Corian worktop, maple doors to cabinets...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the stove...moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric - integral with stove...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We do supply two kayaks for guests use and also assorted life vests....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    The outdoor grill is a charcoal grill situated down the beach area. Charcoal is not supplied...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Several large ski areas are available within easy short driving distance from the house. They also provide ski rentals at the resorts....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are maintained by the community...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    The lake is stocked every March with young fish. You will need to obtain a licence to fish, you can do this on line and you would also need to bring your own fishing gear...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Bear Creek Lake has an Olympic size pool with lifeguards during the summer season...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - May 26, 2018
2 night min stay
$375
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$375

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $165
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

If a guests pays by credit card and then has to cancel the booking, a full refund is given minus the credit card charges that we have to pay. These are standard charges which normally total around $65.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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33 Miles
Nearest Airport
lehigh valley
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Reillys
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mahoning Valley
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Jim Thorpe
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 476 PA Turnpike
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Trattoria 903
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Boulder
Jim Thorpe, PA, USA
Nearest Beach
On property

Car: Recommended

The property is located in the community of Bear Creek Lake that includes a 160 acre lake with 2 beaches and a boat dock. Power boats are not permitted so the lake is peaceful but with plenty of room for sailing and fishing. The community also includes an Olympic size pool, tennis courts, basketball, bocce and horseshoes.

A 30 min walk from the house will take you to an overlook on the Lehigh Gorge. From several large rocks you can look down 100s of feet to the railroad and riverbed below.

A shuttle runs from the local office of Pocono whitewater to White Haven for a 26 mile bike ride down the Lehigh Gorge. After the ride, the shuttle will pick you up in Jim Thorpe to return you to the local office. Another great and novel bike ride is the switchback trail that runs 11 miles up from Mauch Chunk lake park to Summit.

Hiking trails close to the house start at the entrance to the state game lands on Church Lane and run deep into the forest.

For evening entertainment there is Penns Peak which hosts great bands and is less than 5 miles from the property. The Opera House in Jim Thorpe also hosts bands and theatrical performances.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Dave and I are from England and came to the US in 1993. We have two sons and a daughter and are in the process of collecting grandchildren. In 2002 we were living in Westfield New Jersey and purchased the house at Bear Creek to give the children the opportunity for adventures. We now live in Ocean Grove New Jersey and spend less time at Bear Creek. We hope you will enjoy your time at our house by the lake. It truly is a little piece of heaven. Enjoy your stay and please let us know if you have any ideas for improvement. Thank you.

Why the Owner Chose Jim Thorpe, PA, USA:
This is a great property. We have had other people over from Westfield and the question we get asked is 'how did you find this place - it is a little piece of heaven'. I think you will agree that the proximity of the lake, the absence of speed boats, the lawn sloping to the water, the sandy beach and fishing dock all come together for a truly wonderful place to vacation. If that is not enough, the facilities of Bear Creek give you access to a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts. In the surrounding area, (and we did not find this out until we moved in) there is so much to do. Biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, paintball, to name just a few. There are also several great restaurants - Trattoria 903 is close by and is so popular you need to reserve a table. Down the hill to the turnpike you will come upon Platz restaurant that serves great american food. Jim Thorpe has more restaurants and lots of history. In the 1800s people from New York referred to Jim Thorpe as the Switzerland of America. So book our property and find out what we found out - Bear Creek is the ultimate summer vacation

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our Lake House is located on the edge of Bear Creek Lake community giving access to community resources while not being surrounded by other houses. The property's direct access to the lake is what makes it unique.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • The house features a deck on multiple levels and is viewed here from the lake.

    The house features a deck on multiple levels and is viewed here from the lake.

  • This is the view from the loft over the garage.

    This is the view from the loft over the garage.

  • This is the view from the deck facing towards the dam

    This is the view from the deck facing towards the dam

  • The hammock, the lake and the Adirondack chairs from the lawn.

    The hammock, the lake and the Adirondack chairs from the lawn.

  • A fire on the beach is a great way to end the day

    A fire on the beach is a great way to end the day

  • The view from the dock across the lake at sunset on a summers evening

    The view from the dock across the lake at sunset on a summers evening

  • This is the 3rd bedroom which is adjacent to the bathroom on the second floor

    This is the 3rd bedroom which is adjacent to the bathroom on the second floor

  • TV room on 1st floor has smart TV, DVD player and access to Netflix.

    TV room on 1st floor has smart TV, DVD player and access to Netflix.

  • Bedroom #2 on 3rd floor. Two twin beds, half bath and a balcony

    Bedroom #2 on 3rd floor. Two twin beds, half bath and a balcony

  • Early morning visitors

    Early morning visitors

  • Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull playing at Penns Peak just 10 mins away.

    Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull playing at Penns Peak just 10 mins away.

  • The wrap around deck provides a great place to dine and to enjoy the views.

    The wrap around deck provides a great place to dine and to enjoy the views.

  • This is a sunrise viewed from the deck.

    This is a sunrise viewed from the deck.

  • The hammock is a great place to spend a sleepy afternoon

    The hammock is a great place to spend a sleepy afternoon

  • The private beach is shaded with overhanging birch and oak trees

    The private beach is shaded with overhanging birch and oak trees

  • The dock is all yours for fishing or just catching some rays

    The dock is all yours for fishing or just catching some rays

  • The main bedroom has a really comfy king bed, an en suite bathroom and a balcony

    The main bedroom has a really comfy king bed, an en suite bathroom and a balcony

  • The spacious lounge has direct access to the second floor deck

    The spacious lounge has direct access to the second floor deck

  • 1st floor bedroom with two bunk beds sleeps 4. Bathroom across hall

    1st floor bedroom with two bunk beds sleeps 4. Bathroom across hall

  • This is the view of the house that will greet you as you arrive via the drive.

    This is the view of the house that will greet you as you arrive via the drive.

  • This is the view over the Lehigh Gorge at the end of a trail about 20 mins away

    This is the view over the Lehigh Gorge at the end of a trail about 20 mins away

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Jim Thorpe, PA, USA #475363

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