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Sparkling Lake Vista... privacy and 180 degree views await!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Amazing Lakefront home 3 bedroom, 2 bath

All Year Long - Stunning 180 degree unobstructed views of the lake on an oversized, very private lot. Easy, gentle access to the huge 122 acre natural lake with your own dock. Level lawn right to the lake, with 300 feet of lake frontage. Use of 2 canoes, kayak, and a rowboat. Total privacy, no direct neighbors. In Summer a Beach with lifeguards, recreation center, playground and restaurant just a 2 minute walk away. Tennis courts, basketball and ballfield just a 5 minute walk.

Downstairs - Enjoy the Living Room with sofas for relaxing, and the Summer Kitchen which is just off of the huge enclosed sunroom overlooking the lake. There is also a full bath on this level, and the kids room with a twin bunk bed. Enjoy a book in the den (with a day bed), or get ready for the night in the guest room, with two twin beds. For your convenience there is also a full sized, brand new washer and dryer.

Upstairs - Enjoy sweeping views of the lake from the wraparound deck, or cook out on the gas grill. Have a morning cup of coffee in the upstairs sunroom, or just settle in to read a great book. The great room awaits you, with a wall of windows overlooking the lake. Gather here for your cozy evenings at home. The kitchen with all new appliances and dining area are on this level, and another full bathroom with tub. Rest for the night in the master bedroom with a queen bed and walk-in closet. Lounge in the great room, with expansive lake views for a perfect gathering spot on cool summer nights. Invite your friends over for a barbecue and gaze at the night stars. Kids can play and have fun with our huge collection of books or board games, and puzzles.

In the Fall - The beautiful colors of fall are reflected in the lake. Go canoeing or kayaking on the lake, the days are still sunny and warm. The nights are wonderfully crisp, and you can use the firepit outdoors for a wonderful evening under the stars. From November on cozy up indoors in front of a stunning gas fireplace and end your evening resting on the flannel sheets in each bedroom.

In the Winter - The home is spectacular! As the lake freezes over, skating or ice fishing is a wonderful way to spend your day. For snowy days, there is a sledding hill a very short drive away. Walks on the frozen lake are an adventure. Skiing and tubing is available at nearby Shawnee Mountain. Whatever the weather, warm yourself indoors by our freestanding gas fireplaces.

As this is a family style home, it is NOT suited for After Prom Parties/Sororities, Fraternities and the such, and cannot be rented to school groups, etc.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Wallace
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Jennifer Wallace

Our Daughter calls this home 'Sparkle Hut', because of how the sun sparkles on the lake each morning. We spend lots of time outdoors with our family, and take advantage of all of the fun things to see and do in the Delaware River area.

Jennifer Wallace purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Jennifer Wallace chose Poconos

Owning a home on the lake was important, and this is a stunning natural lake. Our family loves to canoe and kayak, and the lifeguarded beach down the street made this home a great choice for us. When this property became available, we jumped at the chance to restore it to the beauty we knew it could be. The grounds and setting were so nice, we made it so the lake could be viewed from the many, many windows in the home. We added all modern appliances, upgraded the bathrooms, and made the house as nice as the nature that surrounds this unique property.

What makes this chalet unique

Sparkle Hut is situated on a rare, triple size lot that is wooded and unbuildable on both sides for complete privacy. 180 degree views of the lake are unobstructed. A full lawn of grass lakeside provides a near level access to the lake. The house fronts the center of the lake at its deepest and widest part which offers the best views and boating opportunities. Community amenities including the beach, rec room, and restaurant are just a two minute walk.

Sparkle Hut's privacy and location can't be beat.

Why rent the Sparkle Hut?

- privacy...no direct neighbors on either side!

- 180 degree unobstructed lake views

- 2 minute walk to the beach, rec room, & restaurant

- basketball & tennis courts plus ballfields nearby

- a level, green lawn right to the lake

- one fee only (passes, cleaning, etc... .)

- huge lakeside sunroom for lounging, games, or reading

- 'birdhouse' is a smaller upper level sunroom w/skylites

- located at the widest and deepest part of the lake

- huge private dock complete with kayaks, rowboats, sailboats, and canoes

- a clean house, top to bottom w/modern appliances

- ample lawn chairs and hammocks for outdoor living

- firepit with wood available

- gas fireplaces provide comfort on chilly nights

- ample board games, puzzles, and toys for all to enjoy

- located in a quiet community within minutes of NJ.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at this lake house - it's very large, warm and cozy downstairs (it even has a lovely woodstove for atmosphere). Stunning views from the huge living room upstairs - wonderful stargazing and sunshine over the lake, nice kitchens - everything works and looks new, great beds and bathrooms. Every type of water sporting equipment we could have asked for, and plenty of Pfds for the whole family.



The property feels very private with woods on both sides and a very quiet small road in front - good for walking and bike-riding safely and the bird-watching and canoeing were terrific. A nice sunroom on the lake side is screened in and board games are available in case it rains. There is a great lawn on the lake side, good for croquet or volleyball or just sitting in the sun reading and eating outdoors.



When we wanted a night out, there was a sweet Irish pub within 10 minutes drive and coffee right down the road so it really was a great getaway from city life. Highest recommendation, we can't wait to go back!
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Milford Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled with Eco-Friendly low flush toilet.
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Newly Remodeled with Eco-Friendly low flush toilet.
  • Shampoo/Conditioner and Bath Gel provided, with nice large fluffy towels!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Room - 2 twin/ single
    Kids Room - 1 bunk bed , A bunk bed with twin sized beds.
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Daybed that converts to sleep two people comfortably.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master with queen bed, walk in closet and ceiling fan.
  • Downstairs, sleeping for up to 6 people in three rooms. All bedrooms are just off the bathroom. New mattresses on all beds, and high thread count linens included make for a dreamy nights sleep. Upstairs is the master, with a queen bed, and an available pack and play for the little one.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
There are 8 guest passes for the lifeguarded beach located a few minutes walk from the house. In addition to a nice sandy beach for the kids, there is beach volleyball, a playground, and boats for your use including paddleboats, kayaks and rowboats. The restaurant (seasonal) is right there, and serves full meals and snacks, including ice cream.

Reviews

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Sparkling Lake Vista... privacy and 180 degree views await!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

A lake oasis

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with everything you need for a fun time at the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We came for a weekend with a group of 8 people, we were very comfortable. Great house, great location, house has everything you need to entertain yourself, from kayaks,boats and games. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone that is looking to getaway for a weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at this lovely home on the lake. I have an 11-year-old and a 5-year-old. The house was perfect with a range of activities that fit each of our interests. There were board games for all ages and building toys. We had brought some games and toys, but once we arrived, I realized we didn't have to. We paddled in the canoes and kayaks, and swam both off the dock and at the lake beach. The location was ideal--just down the block from the beach, where there was a playground, a recreation room, and a restaurant. It was also positioned really well for trips to trails at the Delaware Water Gap and to the town of Milford. The home itself was perfectly set up for a family (or 2) and very well maintained--very clean with all the amenities. The outdoor shower made clean up after fun in the water very easy, too. The view from the house is stunning. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Didn't Want to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property, and it was just as good as the first. We swam from the dock out back, took the canoes and kayaks out every day, biked around the community (our youngest learned to ride without training wheels during our stay!) and played at the beach just up the street. Two of the kids even caught fish (which we promptly released to live another day.)

Downtime was spent playing some of the games at the house, toasting marshmallows, even playing tag under the stars in the backyard. The bigger kids did a high ropes course about half an hour away while the younger ones took in a movie. We stopped to visit Dingman Falls on the way back to the house. With that stop and nearby Childs Park, it made a total of five waterfalls for this trip (we saw Raymondskill Falls last year.)

Even the wildlife was fun. There was a mother deer with her twins, a million chipmunks and squirrels, and yep, two bears near the north end of the lake. We watched the fish in the lake and the water striders zigzag away as the kayaks came near.

You can see there's plenty to do, the house is comfortable and the result is a vacation that I didn't want to leave. The owner makes sure you know how to operate everything in the house and everything except food is provided, making this an easy trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderous views!

  • 5 of 5

Held a small family reunion at this house (5 adults, 2 children) and it suited us very well. Jennifer did a walk-through over the phone (we arrived late) and was super-helpful and very friendly. Awoke to great views and full morning sunlight, as the house is on the west side of the lake. The house comes with a nice selection of watercraft to use... We really enjoyed using the canoe to cruise around the lake at dusk, after the wind quieted down a bit. The house included life-vests for both adults and children- very nice. My brother also caught some enormous bluegills off the dock with a fly rod and my niece did great job of netting the fish. House is well maintained and clean, only minor negative feedback was the kitchen was a touch musty, but that was easily 'aired' out. I would definitely want to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer was quick and friendly to answer my questions, and worked with us on our arrival and departure times. Once we arrived, the house was exactly as described. Eight of us fit comfortably inside and we enjoyed using the canoe and fire pit in the backyard. The grill was great for making dinner too! Sunrises were beautiful on the lake and the property is very peaceful. We saw deer in the backyard as well as a bald eagle soaring by. The location was also great for a hike at Bushkill Falls and to visit Milford. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back when the weather is warmer!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 84
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Ryan's Roost
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Gold Key Beach

A private lakefront home, with your own dock, canoes, rowboat and kayaks at the house for your use. Great swimming and fishing in the lake. Beach, playground, rec room and dining just down the street. Ball fields and tennis a short walk away. Great waterfalls, hiking, nature trails, and antiquing a short car ride away.

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Rates & Availability

Milford Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$320
$2,100
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$320
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$290
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $750

The home is available for your special events - such as Honeymoon, or Girl's Weekend, or even Fishing on the Lake with the Family.

Tax - 9 Percent of total- 6 percent for State of Pennsylvania and 3 percent for Pike County

Rates subject to change - some holiday weeks higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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