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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 - 7 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 few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

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:
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Country Home & Studio/Pool House nestled in a 1,000 acre Nature Reserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

This home is spectacular

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with all the amenities. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this home to anyone. We only wish it was summer time so we could have enjoyed the pool. But the flowering trees really made the spring setting.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, relaxing, and just perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the lovely Creek home. It has an amazing location by the idyllic Pennypack nature preserve, and our children loved walking the trails and playing in the creek. The house itself is simply stunning and well maintained. The pool was a saving grace among the heat flash. We would love to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property with wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all. Spent a wonderful Memorial Day weekend here. The house and grounds were absolutely gorgeous, the pictures and description don't do them justice. Lauren and her family were wonderful, accommodating my last minute booking, responding to all of my frenzied questions, and making sure the house was ready to go on a day's notice. We were just two adults and a child, but the house could easily accommodate another six or so adults, and that's without counting the pool house/studio. We would definitely return with friends. Restful and secluded, an easy drive from NYC, and gracious hosts, what more could you ask?

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Vacation Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property! I spent a birthday weekend there celebrating with 10 girlfriends and it was truly amazing!! The home furnishings and decor were enviously beautiful - the owners spared no expense! The TV room with the amazing sectional; the well stocked and updated kitchen; the bedrooms upstairs and downstairs with different decora and plush bedding and the pool house and pool! OMG! And the best part is the well manicured grounds!!! Great place, great hosts, great experience!! This is a must rent!!

We. Will. Be. Back.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie, we really appreciate your kind review and loved hosting you and your friends at our home! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!!
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5

One of the loveliest homes I have stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous home and property. It is well-appointed with beautiful artwork everywhere, but is equally comfortable and welcoming. The overall feeling is one of serenity and peacefulness. We stayed with friends to attend the nearby wedding of the daughter of good friends and it was the perfect setting for a leisurely celebration. I would recommend The Creek House to anyone!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to host you for another wonderful stay in the future.
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5

Multi-generation family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

We booked this lovely home twice in the last 6 weeks!

Our first stay was for a Thanksgiving gathering. The large property, comfortable living spaces and accessibility to trails and woods allowed three generations (both sides of our extended family) and assorted friends to enjoy a true "over the river and thru the woods" Thanksgiving! This was a special treat for us with family members coming from many areas of the country. Having a well-stocked, clean and comfortable home base made it easy to focus on enjoying time with each other and permitted flexibility, private space and gathering space for all.

Three weeks later - just after Christmas- we received an early morning call that one of our oldest family members had died. As family members began making their way to Philly we remembered the amazing Thanksgiving experience, contacted the owner as we were en-route on the plane and within two hours had confirmation that the house would be ready for us the next day. Notably the owners were staying on-site at the time but were flexible and gracious enough to vacate early.

Thanks to Lauren and family our family and friends had comfortable, spacious (and tastefully decorated) lodging to gather and grieve. We hope to be back for (festive) events in the future!

Specifics for prospective renters:

All beds are comfortable, high grade linens and towels

Pool house space is great for teens-young adults for sleeping

Kitchen is fully stocked, plenty of storage and plates/glasses, etc

Location is incredible with trails just outside the door -deer on lawn, possum, fox all in area

Private location yet easy to access amenities nearby

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, 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

Huntingdon Valley Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017 (pool is open)
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$875
From
$975
Fri,Sat
$4,250
$12,699
 
 
July 4th Week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,499
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$3,999
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving - 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,299
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$699
From
$749
Fri,Sat
$2,999
$7,999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 3.07%

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.
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