About Nicky Crossley
We’re British but have been in the US since 2002. We fell in love with the Lake House after spotting it listed quite by accident. To our knowledge we’re the third owners. We are committed to using local resources for the upkeep of the property and any and all maintenance is done by our neighbors.
Nicky Crossley purchased this House in 2014
Why Nicky Crossley chose Honesdale
Working in Manhattan, the Lake House offers a way to lower the blood pressure in a very short amount of time. Sitting watching the lake at sunset or feeding the Koi from the dock - you can’t fail to slow down. The property is private yet within easy driving of anything you need.
What makes this House unique
Private lake. Private walks. Cheeky Koi. A mother and four baby geese have also recently taken up residence.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Quiet, private, spacious, comfortable retreat
We enjoyed our week plus stay by a tranquil pond, with a nice dock for (unpowered) boats and several entry points for swimming: the mountains proving a cool retreat during an early summer heat wave. The property is very accessible but the area not too developed, and because the house is on several acres, there is a sense of solitude. We were fortunate to have mostly good weather; rain and clouds were usually gone by mid-morning. When it did rain, the house is so large and well set up that being inside for awhile was fine. The surrounding towns had all we needed during our stay.
Perfect location for a 4 generation family getaway. The house, lake, and surrounding land was beautiful. The deck was perfect for the older members of our family to rest, and relax. The children loved exploring the lake and surrounding land. Would recommend this property to anyone looking for a private, relaxing getaway.
Beautiful home, private, serene and a great location. Enjoyed the private lake and peacefulness.
The Crossley house was just perfect for our vacation. The lake so refreshing to swim and fun to paddle around. We sat by the fire pit every night watching the moon rise. The incredible property was very well kept, the trails mowed so the hike is easy. So many little details made it special like a welcome basket with wine and bath accessories, (so nice) fresh towels and linens in every room, games to play, cozy couches, everyone had their own bathroom (definitely a plus) and there's even a piano:) which I played. Feeding the koi fish everyday was a highlight, they are HUGE and very well fed! Great location, central to all of our adventures that week - rafting, tubing, hiking at Bushkill Falls, and great antique shops in Hamlin and Hawley. We found a great winery and brewery by Walenpaupak. Just a great vacation. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us! I would definitely recommed Crossley House!
Our stay at the lake house was everything that we expected from all of the previous wonderful reviews. Nicky was pleasant and easy to work with. The house and grounds set the stage for a perfect family getaway. We enjoyed the water, the walking trail, plenty of outdoor and indoor seating and feeding the fish. We had three generations of family on our trip and the two downstairs bedrooms with baths allowed our oldest family members to stay downstairs while our younger generations had the two upstairs bedrooms with baths. The house was clean and nicely decorated and the kitchen had plenty of dishes, cookware, serving utensils etc. ALL GOOD!
Thank you so much for your lovely review!
It’s such a peaceful place to stay with family and I’m so glad the bedrooms worked out so well for you.
I’m so glad you had an amazing time and we hope you visit us again soon.
Best wishes -
Perfect home for privacy and a family getaway
We rented this property for a family and friends weekend/birthday. It did not disappoint from the moment we arrived. The gift basket and wine was the perfect touch upon arriving. All of the furniture is super comfortable and there is plenty of dining space inside or outdoors. The lake is one of those spots that is just stunning, we spent plenty of time tubing around the lake and enjoying the peacefulness of a private lake.
This property is the BEST!
This home is on beautiful property! It's super clean, well equipped, and has plenty of comfortable beds. My grandchildren loved the lake & feeding the huge fish. We would love to come back & see the other seasons here. Thank you for opening your home up to our family of 8.