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Country Home & Studio/Pool House nestled in a 1,000 acre Nature Reserve

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, with a separate en-suite studio/pool house - Sleeps 8

Nestled in the middle of the 1,000 acre Pennypack Nature Conservancy in Bryn Athyn/Huntingdon Valley - Pennsylvania, 'The Creek' with 4 BR, 3 baths, plus large studio/pool house and pool (located on a 6 acre plot), is perfect for a retreat in the middle of the magnificent nature reserve and bird sanctuary. With a breakfast room, Dining room table (seats 10), multiple outdoor seating areas in the woods and around the pool, cozy den and living room, plus a large studio retreat space and pool perfect for creating, relaxing or contemplating.


Owner
Lauren Arnold
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Centrally located to Philadelphia, New Hope, New York City, Eastern Catskills, Poconos, Washington DC, and New Jersey shores points.

Amenities

Huntingdon Valley Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • 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 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in studio
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs powder room off kitchen
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs bathroom serves three bedrooms
  • Beautiful, spacious, clean, sunny bathrooms with large sinks, counters and closet space.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom has walk in closet with full bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shares full bath upstairs with bedroom 3 & 4
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are beautifully appointed with creative decor, soft down comforters, floor rugs, generous closet space and plenty of natural sunlight.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Country Home & Studio/Pool House nestled in a 1,000 acre Nature Reserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Absolutely magical

  • 5 of 5

The Creek is a total oasis of calm and comfort. The owners' impeccable taste and care is evident in every detail. Such a magical spot. Thanks for sharing it with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We loved hosting you and hope the magic follows you along life's journeys. All the best, Lauren
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5

Incredible house, property and location

  • 5 of 5

The whole area is really nice, we had a great time in the house, yard and in the pool. We were also able to hike the area and really enjoyed ourselves, I would highly recommend staying here. The owners were very nice and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing house in an unreal location

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t believe you could find a place this nice outside Philly. The house is gracious and very well appointed for ease of living. Family/entertainment room works really well for all ages. The pool is very special and the pool house is actually a comfortable finished studio.

The location in a 1000 acre preserve is hard to describe. Just sensational.

The owners were incredibly easy to deal with despite my messing up the original reservation. We plan to rent again when we come down to visit extended family.

Thank you Lauren for all your patience!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Homeaway Gem !

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to take our grand daughter to Sesame Place with other family members. The problem is "other family members" includes our dogs :) Lauren is a pleasure to work with, and her pet friendly home in Huntington Valley is only 26 minutes from Sesame. That much we knew in advance. What we were unprepared for was the magnificence of the home (including the impressive artwork) and the majestic beauty of the expansive grounds. The pool and air conditioned pool house were the perfect antidotes for the unusual heat wave affecting the area during our stay. The best part of this location is the adjacent nature reserve. Each day began with a 2 mile walk down the road, past the goats (yes, I said goats), and along the babbling creek with its lush foliage.

One constructive comment - The house has great WIFI in the kitchen, with dead spots in the master bedroom and by the pool. This can be solved with an inexpensive upgraded Netgear Orbi router which would cover the entire property. A value added tech plus for this property is the Sonos system which further enhanced our stay.

This truly is a Homeaway Gem -only 90 minutes from Northern NJ /NYC and well worth the cost. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was beautiful and in a great location by the Pennypack Trail.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at this beautiful property. The home was very clean and spacious and the beds were very comfortable. Laura was great to deal with and very accomodating. The kids loved all of the wildlife. Thank you for making our trip more enjoyable. We would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The house is great. Large and very comfortable.

Also surrounding area is amazing: lots of space for hiking.

Highly recommend anybody who is looking for a comfortable and peaceful place to stay.

Lauren is the great host, very easy to communicate!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Philadelphia - PHL, Newark - EWK
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Jenkintown-SEPTA. AMTRAK: 30th St.Station, Trenton
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pennsylvania Turnpike Willow Grove Exit & I 95
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
South Jersey Shore, Atlantic City, LBI, Avalon
Car: necessary

Nestled just outside the beautiful community of Bryn Athyn, our home is located in the middle of a 1000 acre Pennypack Trust nature conservancy with miles of hiking trails that wined through award winning fields of native and curated grasses alive with birds. Our property is part of a small community of homes originally established by one of the leading Pennsylvania Impressionists Joseph Pearson III of the early 1900's. Indeed, we feel as if we are living in one of his beautiful paintings as he crafted the landscape and the stone walls, all constructed from creek rock. We call our home 'The Creek' as the Pennypack Creek passes through the property. We enjoy hours walking along this watershed - one of the oldest and most important in the area. Ancient rock formations line the creek bed and provide a serene quite place to rest or reflect. The lovely and unique neighboring community, Bryn Athyn, boasts a magnificent Gothic style Cathedral and other Historical Landmarks. The quaint borough offers a world class museum and historical tours to the public year round. Every Saturday in the summer and early fall months, a community founded farmers market offers up an abundance of delicacies, crafts and music. This area is beautiful and serene with a gentle and inviting feel.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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