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River Front, Million Dollar Mountain View Estate

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Wildcat Estate is 50 private acres located on the edge of the Pocono Mountains and the Delaware River. Across the river are the NY Catskill Mountains. The Estate is ideally situated to enjoy the rustic advantages of Pennsylvania along with the cultural treats of the Catskills.

Food, museums, galleries, shops and sports are at your fingertips, or just sit back and enjoy the Estate in it natural splendor.

For the hunter-gatherer, there is a 1 acre food plot that supports a herd of 30 deer living on the 50 acre estate. Wildcat Estate is bordered by a 3500 acre protected state land and a private Estate of 2500 acres. You will see flocks of turkey, black bear and herds of young buck and doe. There are two impressive and elusive 9 pointers frequenting the property. For your gatherer side, wild berries are abundant throughout the property and state lands for your enjoyment.

Pennsylvania has no shortage of Ski Mountains; Wildcat Estate is located within an hour of three ski mountains, including Ski Big Bear. The trails at Ski Big Bear border the estate's property.

If fishing is your thing, cast a rod at the edge of the property for rainbow and brown trout, large-mouth bass, walleye and pikes. If you can’t catch a fish for dinner you just can't fish. The state lands, a walk down the road, provide excellent brook trout opportunities as well.

Kayaking and canoeing sites are accessible from the property or through any one of the many outfitters located in the area. There are two aluminum canoes on the property which are available to guests.

You can swim the Delaware or if you would prefer to hike your stress away, the property is an ideal place for it. At the foot of the property, river level, the elevation is 300’ above sea level, where the property meets the ski mountain it is at 900’ above sea level (yes we butt up against the ski mountain). This makes for a challenging hike. The property was once home to the Iroquois Indian. On the property you will find ceremonial stone structures, ruins of the home of Iroquois Chief Teedyuskung. Local legend says the sacred rock were the Iroquois Indian came out of the earth is located on the property. The natural sights include a waterfall in wildcat brook (where the estate gets its name) and an old rock quarry.

This is great horse country. If you own your own horse you can board 3 miles away. Trail rides can be arranged through a number of local equestrian ranches, including the stables at Masthope Mountain.

Farm to table, don’t bring groceries. Farmers markets with fresh grown and organic products are all a quick ride away. Most upper-end restaurants in the area use local grown ingredients. Take advantage of clean living with antibiotic and chemical free eating.

For the cyclist, Masthope Plank Rd is a beautiful state road that stretches through Game lands and private forest.

This is paradise, come stay with us for a week or a weekend and see why the local folks always have a smile on their face.

More Details

Owner
David
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

Amenities

Lackawaxen Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2500 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
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upper suite - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Deep soak tub, separate shower stall
    Main level bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Lower Suite - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Three full Baths
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lower Master suite - 2 queen , River and Brook views with private bath
    Upper master Suite - 1 queen , Master suite views of river and Brook. Private bath
    Main level Bed room - 1 queen
    Play Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Can add a queen inflatable.
  • Top Floor Master suite with views of the river and Brook. Balcony over looking the Brook. Private Bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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River Front, Million Dollar Mountain View Estate
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Lakewood
5

Incredible view, complete privacy, very comfortable, if you are looking for solitude - great place

  • 5 of 5

The drive up the hill was a little scary at first but the place was great. Stream with waterfalls runs next to it. River at bottom of hill not so easily accessible but my kids did go swimming there. My main goal was a few days for comfortable solitude to unwind and do some writing. This was perfect. Only surprise was the trash situation- we had to take it out ourselves and find a place to unload it but we managed. I am forever greatful for David letting us stay there at the last minute as our other reservation turned out to be a disaster! (Trashed home with no A/C in living area) We stayed in hotel that night and requested to book David’s place. I explained our predicament in the request! First got notice it was not available then said suddenly got note that it was ours to rent! Found out from the cleaning lady later he’d given up part of his own vacation there to help us! Thank you David for your kindness! It really is a great place and I’d go back again in an instant! If you want a quiet, private, comfortable place with amazing wildlife this is it. If you birdwatch ( like me ) you start with the hummingbirds on the porch and progress to the hawks and eagles! If that’s your idea of a vacation, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the gift of hosting, to be able to help a vacationing family in a punch. Once again I was lucky to get such a great family in my place. Thanks for staying, I hope to see you again soon.
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5

Everything I hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place. The house had everything I needed. It was sparkling clean on my arivial and the host was readily available with suggestions for our stay. The evenings on the front deck with a glass of wine was right out of a dream. We all enjoyed the river and picnic alongside the river for lunch. My sons caught trout that were on the BBQ that evening. The back deck is great for dinning. Our friends took a nature walk through the property, enjoyed the waterfall and found some ruines. We had a few meals out and did a bit of sight seeing, David suggested the Fort. was a hit with my kids I will make this a regular stop each summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great Family's, I look forward to having them back.
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5

Beautiful property, lovely house and a spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this lovely home and could not have been happier. Very serene and secluded with all the comforts of home. Nothing beats a cup of coffee in the morning (or a glass of wine in the evening) on that deck! The view is magnificent!

David was a wonderful host - very responsive and provided lots of recommendations on where to go, what do/see and where to eat. We look forward to coming back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Photos Don’t Do This Home Justice

  • 5 of 5

Our plans for a long weekend for our family of four fell through and we had to scramble to find a place to stay. We booked this house the day before we were due to arrive and the owner was so gracious, making sure everything was ready in time for our arrival.

Let’s be clear... this owner is incredible all around! He always responded very quickly and was happy to help, I greatly enjoyed our correspondence.

Next up, the house. My husband is an architect and I am an interior designer so we are pretty picky. It is tough to capture this home in photos so it doesn’t necessarily show as well as some of the others online but it is lovely in person! There is a lot of room for seating, a piano in the double height family room, artwork on all of the walls and the views of the river are just tremendous. The lower level den with large selection of movies and games was so nice to have with our teens. Cell and internet service was also surprisingly good, given the location.

Update from previous reviews listed on the site: there is now a microwave and there is no problem finding the house on GPS. We had no issue finding restaurants in the area either. There is a small assortment of local establishments but we weren’t bothered by driving 20 minutes either - you are in the mountains after all. The whole family enjoyed The Summit Restaurant at Big Bear. Especially of note was the Launderette Restaurant in Narrowsburg for small tapas and brick oven pizza. There is a good grocery store in Narrowsburg as well, so it is a good day trip to take on your first day.

Overall, a great choice for a quiet getaway in a cozy location. My entire family enjoyed it thoroughly.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Gtaway and Fabulous View

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and beautiful house. Open and airy rooms with beautiful view of the river. Enjoyed morning coffee on the deck with it's peaceful and exceptional view of the Delaware river. The sound of the waterfall was so relaxing and prompted us to visit later in the day. So happy we did, it's beautiful. The house is well equipped for comfort. Our day at the river was lovely and peaceful and is a private part of the property. There are many restaurants in area we enjoyed when we did not feel like cooking. We are planning to come again with friends and explore more of the area to enjoy the events PA has planned.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NYC
4

Great Getaway with a Spectacular View

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 7 adults stayed in July 2014 for a long weekend. We were able to stay comfortably during that time. There were enough beds and bathrooms to accommodate us. The living room space was nice and open, and the second floor porch was a highlight; it offered beautiful views of the river and surrounding land. We all enjoyed our morning coffee there, taking in the peaceful scene.

The owner, David, was very responsive to any questions we had about the property or the surrounding land. He gave us directions to reach the river and suggestions for places to go out in neighboring towns. While the river is accessible from the house, the route to the river is a bit of a hike through some wooded areas and across train tracks. Be sure to ask David for explicit directions for how to access the river, as it may not be readily apparent from the road your first time.

The driveway up to the house is a little windy and steep. Just be aware if you happen to drive a small car you might face some difficulty on the way up. It is also not available on Google maps; be sure to clarify the exact directions before you head out. We found the property by locating a nearby summer camp called Camp Chayolei Hamelech and making that our landmark during our drive.

The house was well equipped with lots of movies, games, and an entertainment center (VHS/DVD) that worked well. The kitchen is outfitted with new appliances and the basics, but overall as a large group we would have liked more utensils, flatware and pots/pans. We feel this is important because if you plan to go here, be aware that there aren't many local places to eat out so cooking is the best option. The dining room is excellent, a nice open space with a long table to enjoy an extended meal with friends. There is also washer and dryer in the ground level, which is a plus.

The land surrounding the house is beautiful and hike-able. We hiked up behind the house to look for the waterfall that we were told was on the property (and I think is in the pictures posted here) but it was dried out. This may be a seasonal issue.

Overall we enjoyed our weekend stay very much, and David was a great host. There was also someone on site to meet us when we arrived, and to give us a tour of the house and the immediate surroundings. The people in the area were also very nice and helpful when we asked for directions. Would recommend for nature lovers and those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few days.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A bunch of great people, I would love to have them back. This is our first year renting to the open market. Historically we rent to folks from New York City. Our client list was built on word of mouth. Our clientele are high profile people that enjoy anonymity. There is another address we can supply you with that will take you right to the foot of the property, (but only if you promise to keep it a secret) please ask for it if you feel you will have difficulty finding the estate. We stock out just enough utensils for your party, we have plenty. If you feel you may need additional please dont hesitate to ask. There is a dishwasher, so feel free to put it to work.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20.2 Miles
Cherry Ridge Airport (N30)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Summit at Masthope
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Woodloch resort
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
84
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Summit at Masthope
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Ski Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Delaware River (on property)
Car: necessary

Wildcat Estate is 50 private acres located on the edge of the Pocono Mountains on the Delaware River. Across the river are the NY Catskill Mountains. The Estate is ideally situated to enjoy the rustic advantages of Pennsylvania along with the cultural treats of the Catskills.

Food, Museums, Galleries, shops and sports are at your fingertips, or just sit back and enjoy the Estate in it natural splendor.

For the hunter gatherer, there is a 1 acres food plot that supports a herd of 30 dear living on the 50 acre estate. Wildcat Estate is bordered by a 3500 acre protected state park and a private Estate of 2500 acres. You will see flocks of turkey, Black Bear and herds of young buck and doe. There are two impressive and elusive 9 pointers frequenting the property. For the gatherer side, Wild berries are abundant throughout property and state lands for you enjoyment.

Pennsylvania has no shortage of Ski Mountains; Wildcat Estate is located within an hour of three ski mountains, including Ski Big Bear. The trails at Ski Big Bear border the estates property.

If fishing is your thing, cast a rod at the edge of the property for rainbow and brown trout, largemouth bass, walleye and pikes. If you can’t catch a fish for dinner you just can't fish. The state lands, a walk down the road, provide excellent brook trout opportunities as well.

Kayaking and canoeing is accessible from the property or through any one of the many outfitters located in the area. There are two aluminum canoes on the property and available to guests.

You can swim the Delaware or if you prefer to hike your stress away, the property is an ideal place for it. At the foot of the property, river level, the elevation is 300’ above sea level, where the property meets the ski mountain it is at 900’ above sea level (yes we butt up against the ski mountain). This makes for a challenging hike. The property was once home to the Iroquois Indian. On the property you will find ceremonial stone structures, ruins of the home of Iroquois Chief Teedyuskung. Local legend says the sacred rock where the Iroquois Indian came out of the earth is located on the property. The natural sights include a water fall in wildcat brook (where the estate gets its name) and an old rock quarry.

This is great Horse country. If you own your own horse you can board 3 miles away at the stables at Masthope Mountain. Trail rides can be arranged through a number of local equestrian ranches, including the stables at Masthope Mountain.

Farm to table, don’t bring groceries. Farmers markets with fresh grown and organic products are all a quick ride away. Most high end restaurants in the area use local grown ingredients. Take advantage of clean living with antibiotic and chemical free eating.

For the Cyclist, Masthope Plank Rd is a beautiful state road that stretches through state lands and private forest.

This is paradise, come stay with us for a week or a weekend and see why the local folks always have a smile on their face.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Property Damage Insurance $59

Bookings are refundable only if the dates are re-booked.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.