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Stunning Lakefront Home With 4 Master Bedrooms

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

New House With 4 Master Br Sitting On 150 Lake Front With prvate dock

This lakefront house 4 master bedrooms with private decks all with lake views. House sleeps 22 Gourmet kitchen with seating for 19 to 23 guests. Open floor plan with grand stone fireplace. 80 foot wide deck facing the lake. House is perfect for large families, or family reunions. Bring your boats and jet skis! This house is situated on a more private cove of the lake so there is not a lot of boat traffic while swimming and enjoying the views

Eric Gerckens
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Eric Gerckens

4 Brothers from Westfield, NJ built this house for their families (12 children) in 2005.

Eric Gerckens purchased this house in 2005

Why Eric Gerckens chose Greentown

One of the brothers has been coming to this lake since high school, more than 20 years. During a family birthday party, they came up with the idea of owning a vacation property between all the families. Twelve (12) years later, we're still going strong and enjoying every moment we have as a family.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the large lakefront property, and built a custom house to accommodate 4 families. The functionality of the house, allows us to enjoy all activities together without feeling crowded. We chose an open floor plan with enough room for 22people to be eating and enjoying each others company all in once space. We kept the house rustic in design with all cedar ceilings, 8 foot alder doors, alder wood kitchen cabinets, and a beautiful huge stone fireplace as the centerpiece.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't have asked for better guests for our first rental! It was for thanksgiving 2013 and the house was left in perfect condition! Definitely a family after our own values and would love to have them back!
Nov 2013
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Greentown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Top Floor Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Top Floor Master bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Top Floor Master bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Top Floor Master bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , Main floor bathroom for 2 main floor bedrooms
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Main floor half bath
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower
  • All master bathrooms beautifully tiled with glass shower doors and cedar ceilings.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Main floor BR; Lake View
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Main Floor Bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Lower level kids room - bunk bed with twin and double
    Bedroom 8 - 4 twin/ single , lower level kids room - 2 bunk beds (4 twins)
    Bedroom 9 - 6 twin/ single , Lower level kids room - 3 bunk beds (6 twins)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Top flr Master BR; Private Bath; private balcony; Lake View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Top flr Master BR; Private Bath; private balcony; Lake View
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Top flr Master BR; Private Bath; private balcony; Lake View
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Top flr Master BR; Private Bath; private balcony; Lake View
  • Top Floor - 4 master bedrooms with private full baths, private decks, lake view; 2 Bedrooms on main floor with shared full bath, 3 bedrooms on lower level for kids with walk out to lake, with private living room and kitchen
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
lake has unlimited possibilities. You can sit all day and read a book on the dock or fill the day with any number of extreme sports


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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday 2017 at the Gerkens

  • 5 of 5

If there were 100 stars , that would be my rating!! We rented this house with no information but the reviews on the Gerken's website.

This house is beautiful, clean , inviting, gorgeous views but most importantly you can feel the love it was built with. Our family spent Thanksgiving 2017 at the Gerkens and it was the best. We were able to stuff 2 turkeys and make 2 pies at the same time because the kitchen island is so large. The house had everything we needed and a note in the pantry telling us to feel free to help ourselves. Everything was exactly as described and frankly better. Eric and Michael were so kind and helpful in answering my many questions as the vacation approached. I feel like the Gerken's are friends. We only left the house once ....there was so much there to do and it was so relaxing. You will not be disappointed and probably find that the Lakehouse exceeds your expectations. Our family ranged in age from 1 to 65 and plenty of 20 year olds. We loved singing around the firepits, darts, card games and much more. God bless the Gerken family for sharing their lovely home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western Pennsylvania

Family / friends reunion. We've been doing it for 10 years stright, same group!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in numerous VRBO homes before, but this one was absolutely the best! House was close to the lake, and sat up high, so the view was spectacular (beautiful sunsets). Nine bedrooms accommodated our 20+ guests very nicely. The Gerckens were excellent to deal with, and everything they described / committed to was there. We had a very fine Fall weekend, as a result of this very fine home.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented the house for a golf weekend with 18 guys. This house is a great one with plenty of space. It's really nicer than the photos show. We had nothing to complain about at all. The owners were easy to deal with and we will likely be going back.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Girt, New Jersey

Tremendous House and Location

  • 5 of 5

Our two families recently rented the Gercken's Lake house for a week and we had a tremendous time. Everything about the house is first class, the locations is the best on the lake, and everything you would want is close by. In total 16 of us ranging in age from 6 months to 66 years, thoroughly enjoy all the house and the lake has to offer. We rented a boat, wave runner, and paddle board locally and really enjoyed the dock area, waterskiing, touring the lake, and stopping at the lake side restaurants. The house has everything and the Owners were really great to deal with. Highly recommend the house and we look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I hosted a celebration for our parents 60th wedding anniversary. We came from Los Angeles, Chicago, NYC, Philadelphia, Virginia and Goshen NY. The house was easy to get to. The house is beautiful and accommodated the 14 of us perfectly. The common areas were the best, outside and in with stunning views of the lake. There is a great dock for boating, swimming, sunning and a fire pit (2 acutally) for marshmallow roasting and evening socializing. Owners Mike and Eric were wonderful to deal with and were available to help/advise in all capacities. I have rented a variety of vacation homes and this experience was by far the best!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harleysville, PA

Stupendous from every single angle!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire Year-long experience, from the fledgling stages of planning to saying goodbye to the Poconos, was simply astounding. 25 family members from around the country gathered at the Gercken's house to celebrate an amazing woman's journey of 90 years! The entire experience was exceptional. Mike was nothing short of phenomenal to interact with during the planning stages, answering an endless list of questions. Upon arrival, he toured us around the house and offered his cell number in case there was a single thing we needed. The house is gorgeous and well stocked. The 4-day experience has created lasting memories and it would not have been possible without this grand and spectacular house and its owners. Thank you, thank you!

PS....There should and must be a picture of Mike in the dictionary under the phrase, "perfect landlord."

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Boat House
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Deposit $1,000

Please inquire with owner via email, regarding time frame. House will only be rented to 40+ yr old adults .copy of license required with all quests on list. no proms. no graduation parties. no weddings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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