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Comfy Cozy Riverfront Home 20 Min from Downtown Bedford- Kayaks,Pavilion

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath, Riverfront along the Raystown Branch of the Junita River

‘Camp Shoop’ is a lovely riverfront home where you will enjoy an abundant taste of the outdoors with the indoor comforts of home.

This unique home utilizes an efficient layout that maximizes the use of a small living space while offering a warm rustic feel with knotty pine walls and custom cabinetry. The open floor plan in the front half of the house stylishly combines the kitchen, dining and family room with a vaulted ceiling and skylights. The well equipped kitchen and eating area features custom cabinets, black stainless steel appliances, a work island and a spacious table. You'll find an abundance of dinnerware, cookware and small appliances to complement the full size appliances. In the family room you’ll enjoy a flat screen TV with DISH network, Hopper 3 DVR, a Blu-ray DVD player and a Wii video gaming system.

The bedrooms boast handsome log furniture, comfortable memory foam mattresses and stylish bedding. The Master Bedroom offers a queen size bed, a half bath and a flat screen TV with Blu-ray DVD player . The second bedroom offers sturdy full over full bunks. To maximize available floor space in the bedrooms, accessories are efficiently organized in closet bins in lieu of dressers.

Outdoors you will enjoy relaxing river sounds and views from the expansive open deck. A spacious covered pavilion equipped with a sound system provides an additional venue to enjoy the outdoors. Kayaks, firewood, lawn chairs and river chairs are provided for your enjoyment.


The property rests on approximately one acre of property in Everett, PA along the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River just a few hundred yards down from the Woy Bridge (Mile 69). The private gravel/dirt lane has no through access which favorably limits traffic to property owners and their guests. You'll find about 20 properties along the lane, most of which are seasonal and most of which are well kept.

You will find a cottage to our left and a home to our right. In the back you'll find a wooded hill. To the front you'll find a large yard, the lane and the river. You can typically expect an abundance of peace and quiet especially during the week. Activity generally increases on the weekends.

A trip to Everett for groceries, golf or ice cream is a quick four mile trek. Downtown Bedford, an 11 mile drive, provides many dining options, antique shops, craft shops, historic sights and the prestigious Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

What to do at the River….

• Kayak or Tube. When conditions are favorable you can enjoy a scenic float down the Juniata via kayak or tube. Five kayaks are provided. Note: A vehicle(s) of sufficient size or sufficiently equipped is necessary to transport kayaks to/from a drop point upstream or pickup point downstream. Please educate yourself about the river and understand that river conditions will vary according to the precipitation Mother Nature provides. If river conditions are not favorable for kayaking, each vessel bears a launch permit for use at nearby Shawnee State Park's 451 acre lake.

• Riversit. Beach chairs are provided for our guests to enjoy the sounds and scenery of the river.

• Fish. You'll find Bass, Rock Bass, Sunfish, Carp and Catfish in the river. Conditions will determine what’s biting.

• Bowfish for carp, suckers or catfish.

• Just Relax. Read a book, do a jigsaw puzzle or make yourself comfortable on one of the wooden swings.

• Build a Campfire. Roast a marshmallow, build a s'more or star gaze on a clear night.

• Bird Watch. You’re likely to see osprey, herons and hawks. If you're lucky you might see an eagle.

What to do in the Area…..

• Dine Out. There are limited dining options in Everett (4 miles). Breezewood (7 miles) offers options typical of a highway interchange. Downtown Bedford (13 miles) offers non-chain unique options with inviting surroundings typical of a small historic town.

• Go for Ice Cream. The Igloo in Everett is wonderful! (4 miles).

• Golf. The Down River Course in Everett is enjoyable and affordable (4 miles). A more prestigious experience is available at Omni Bedford Springs Resort (15 miles).

• Spa. Visit Omni Bedford Springs Resort (15 miles).

• Antiquing/Craft Shopping. Downtown Bedford (13 miles).

• History. Visit Fort Bedford Museum (13 miles) and/or Old Bedford Village in Bedford (17 miles).

• State Parks. Shawnee State Park in Schellsburg (24 miles). Blue Knob All Seasons Resort in Claysburg (38 miles).

• Flight 93 Memorial, Stoystown (36 miles).

• Casino. Rocky Gap, Cumberland, MD (41 miles)

• Fish, Boat, Swim. Raystown Lake in Huntingdon (50 miles).

• Lakemont Amusement Park, Altoona, PA. (48 miles). Lakemont is closed for the 2018 season for renovations. They will be reopening Spring 2019.

• DelGrosso Amusement Park, Tipton, PA. (60 miles).

When to Visit….

Summer means warm weather, picnics and swimsuits. From Memorial Day to Labor Day you’ll encounter the most activity at the river.

The Autumn leaves are beautiful and a great time to attend the annual Fall Foliage Festival which occurs annually in downtown Bedford the first two weekends in October.

Winter is desolate, yet delightful and is a lovely time for a quiet romantic getaway or family retreat over the holidays. ( A 4WD vehicle during the winter months is recommended as the lane receives no routine winter maintenance.)

Springtime brings the welcome transition from Winter. Historically, late Spring has been the best time to kayak


Camp Shoop is absolutely smoke free indoors and on the deck.

A maximum of two well behaved adult dogs of a non-agressive breed are welcome when accompanied by responsible owners (pre-approval required).

Note on Wi-Fi: dishNET Satellite High Speed Internet is currently the best internet option available for our rural location and comes with capacity limitations. dishNet Satellite is great for web browsing and email. It will not support video streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or online gaming.

More Details

Sandy Shoop
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Sandy Shoop

Our family of four resides in Boiling Springs, PA.

Sandy Shoop purchased this house in 2007

Why Sandy Shoop chose Everett

In 2005 we began to feel 'boxed in' the lovely sidewalk community that we call home. We yearned for a place to escape with our two young boys, then ages 7 and 10.

Our boys showed early interest in fishing so our criteria was that the property had to have water access and be within two hours of home so that we could enjoy it on a regular basis. After 2 years of searching when we least expected it, we found our diamond in the rough. It was July 2007. Properties like these are rare and often come available only by word of mouth. We were fortunate to be in the right place at the right time and know the right people.

The scenario was an older couple had decided to finally part with their property that had been in their family and cherished for many years. The maintenance of the property eventually became burdensome for them. We were ecstatic.

In 2009 the old structures were removed and we built what we now affectionately call Camp Shoop. You can see the old structures on our Facebook Page.

Our river home getaway is small but warm, comfortable and convenient. Over the past eight years, our boys now 19 and 16 have grown up with the river and literally grown up in the river. If it swims or crawls chances are that they can catch it.

Our family schedule no longer allows us to use the property on a regular basis so in 2014 we decided to share it with others as a vacation rental. It has been a rewarding experience thus far. We are fortunate to have met many wonderful people along the way.

What makes this house unique

The unique location of our property offers a bountiful taste of the outdoors with the comforts of home. It is conveniently located about 80 miles from our home in Boiling Springs so we can easily travel to and from on a weekend whim. It is near Everett for groceries and restaurants but feels farther away. We have direct water access to the river in front of our home. The house is elevated to comply with the 100 year flood plain.


Everett House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We value and appreciate all of our guests. We ask that you treat our home, its contents and its amenities with care and respect.
  • We share our home with responsible adults ages 25 and above. We will not host Spring Break Parties, House Parties, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Etc.
  • A short term rental agreement is required to be signed. Contact information of the responsible party must be disclosed.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath linens are provided.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Hand towel is provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bed linens are provided.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bed linens are provided, 42" flat screen TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • water tubing


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Comfy Cozy Riverfront Home 20 Min from Downtown Bedford- Kayaks,Pavilion
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews

Relaxing River House - you won't be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a great get-away location. The house was very clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. Two bedrooms and 1.5 baths made for a pleasant stay for a couple with two teenagers. Sandy and Stu thought of everything from an umbrella to a selfie-stick plus all the appliances you could want. The boat-house with kayaks, floating tubes, and life jackets was a bonus. We visited mid-week in late July, so it was very peaceful and the only noises were the sounds of the river and birds. The town was close-by too. You will thank yourself for making this choice.

-Judy and Jim Switalski

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience. Loved the location and organization. Access to kayaks huge plus.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very responsive and the house was perfect. Everything in the house is well organized and well kept. They really have thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable. We plan to stay again when we are able to make another trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, very welcoming and well kept

  • 4 of 5

Every amenity you could expect including a well equipped kitchen. Peaceful setting with a front row view of the river. Having all the kayaks and other supplies provided for use in the river so that we didn't have to bring all of that made our trip that much easier. The weather didn't cooperate some of the time ,but we enjoyed playing cards, watching movies and working on jigsaw puzzles and just having family time. Having the ability to bring our dog along was an added bonus. The homeowner was a wonderful host and made our stay the best. She truly goes out of her to be helpful and welcoming. Would stay here again in a minute!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just look at the photo's

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what you see in the photo's and one of the best set up rental properties for guest that we have seen. The owners take great care of the property and seem to like to share it with others who will do the same. We spent four nights and only left for two hours to go to town. Sit in the water in a chair, sit on the bank, or on the deck or patio. Then you can go inside of the interesting house and enjoy it. Very nice-will go back and will recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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accommodations making a good stay, great

  • 5 of 5

so many great decorating touches, impeccably clean, lots of comfort features. If a great country setting by the river with a make yourself at home atmosphere is what you desire, but close too other destinations to make it convenient is what you're looking for, this is the place for you. Thanks Sandy for your hospitality

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Schwenksville, PA

Lovely cabin by the river

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, dog friendly cabin along the river. It’s the nicest house on this quiet, rural lane. The owners are a delight to work with and maintain this cabin beautifully. It was spotless and well stocked with everything we needed for our brief visit. The appliances are brand new, the furnishings are comfortable and the decor perfect for the location. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Golf
3.63 Miles
Down River Golf Course, Everett, PA
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
Route 30
Nearest Ski
37.65 Miles
Blue Knob All Seasons Resort, Claysburg, PA
Car: necessary

We are located seven miles from the Breezewood exit of the PA Turnpike (Exit 161) proceeding west on Route 30. The distance from Route 30 to Pharr Road is just 1.7 miles.

Pharr Road is a dirt lane with no through access which favorably limits traffic to property owners, their guests, an occasional sightseer or lost motorist. You'll find less than 20 dwellings along Pharr Road most of which are seasonal.

During the week it is quiet and quite possible that you may share the valley with only a few other individuals. Activity increases on the weekends, particuarly holiday weekends.

At this time only two of the properties along Pharr Road are rental properties.

Information about the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River can be found at


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59

The Service Fee itemized on the detailed line item quote is a fee that HomeAway charges travelers for the privilege and security of using its website and services.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.