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Great Family Retreat!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Br/2.5 Bath House, Large Great Room With Home Theater, Game Room W/ Pool Table

Our great 4 br/2.5 bath house is the perfect getaway for a large family outing. There is a spectacular winter view of camelback ski slope from the large great room with hdtv/surround sound system, bar, propane stove and comfortable seating. Game room downstairs includes regulation pool table, lots of board games and a shuffleboard table. Kitchen has been recently updated. Lr/dr combination has a real wood fireplace. The large elevated deck overlooks greenbelt and camelback mountain, with stunning night skies. A paver patio area in the front features a pond with water feature and fire pit. There are lots of areas to gather for family and friends in this 2,400 sq. Ft. Home. Our home is a “certified wildlife habitat” by the national wildlife federation, so there are lots of birds, deer, chipmunks, turkeys and other wildlife visiting the grounds.

Emerald lakes is a private community centrally located about 1 ½ hours from new york and philadelphia. We are within 15 minutes of the new Kalahari water part, camelback/camelbeach/aquatopia, big boulder/jack frost ski slopes, mount airy casino, tannersville outlets, pocono raceway, golf courses and state parks. The emerald lakes community includes two beaches, an outdoor pool, 5 lakes with breathtaking views, canoeing, kayaking and great fishing (catch and release only). You can find more information on our community at Please note the rules and regulations that apply to all who stay at our home.

Whether you come to the poconos for skiing, shopping, swimming at the indoor and outdoor water parks, hiking, or just enjoying a relaxing family vacation, you and your family will have a great time at our Pocono home.

More Details

Donald Atkiss
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Donald Atkiss

We have owned this property for 10 years and love it. It is a great place to bring the family for a fun vacation. Lots of things to do inside or outside. Our kids and grandkids come up and have a great time no matter what time of the year.

Donald Atkiss purchased this house in 2004

What makes this house unique

20'x25' great room with bar, HDTV, surround sound system and great Camelback view. Downstairs has a game room with pool table and shuffleboard. 2nd floor deck has great views of night skies. Emerald Lakes has lots of fun activities.


Long Pond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Great Family Retreat!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
New York city

love it

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have a great weekend @ this house and we did have a great time omg we can not wait to go back the house is very big and the kids love it everything about this house is great sorry we can't share pictures 👍

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Land O Lakes, FL

The property was amazing! Plenty of room and things to do.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time. House was fully equipped. No need to bring anything but yourself and food. Kids did not want to leave. Don was very helpful and left instructions on how to use everything. Already planning for next vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ski Trip

  • 3 of 5

We had a nice overall stay here. We were up here for a ski-trip. My group had 7 people so all of the rooms had people in them. The view of the slopes is great at night and the game room is perfect for entertaining yourselves. But, we did have some issues: we had to clean the fridge upon our arrival; our TP holder in the main floor broke off the first time it was touched; the sliding door off of the room with the real fireplace got so stuck when it was fully opened 2 separate times that it took 3 grown men to slowly push it up and over to close it, if you only opened it about 40% it would close normally but even fully closed there was still about 1/2 inch gap at the bottom of the door and the jam that was about a foot high that still let air in; and we had no heat in the main rooms for the first day/night we were there (luckily, in the room with the bar there is a gas stove that easily heats that room so we all hung out there for the first night). When I let Don know our issues he was very apologetic, and sent his heat guy out the next morning to get the heat fixed so we the heat worked fine for the next 2 days of our stay. I think that sliding door should probably be replaced . For our inconveniences, I asked Don for compensation and he agreed to do that for my group which we appreciated.

Its about 15 minutes to Camelback, which is where we went skiing and had a lot of fun there too. It was our first time there, plenty of runs and lifts to keep you busy for the day.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The heating problem has been fixed (needed a new circulator), and we have ordered a new sliding door.
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Rockaway, NJ

Like the title says, it's a "Great Family Retreat!"

  • 5 of 5

Don was a real pleasure to work with! He answered all my questions very quickly. The house is great for a large group. Lots of beds and rooms, and a very comfortable feel. The house really is big, and the views outside are great. Nice deck out back. Fireplace is great, Don sets up some wood inside for you to use, and there's plenty more wood out back under the deck. Enjoyed the fire pit in the front one night. Really got the 'out in the woods' feel. Although you can see the houses next to you, they are probably also either rentals or someone's second home, because I didn't see anyone at the neighbors all weekend. Game room downstairs was a real hit, hung out down there for a few hours to play pool and shuffleboard. Didn't have any issues with the satellite TV, was able to watch my college football on Saturday. Kitchen is well supplied with pots and pans, plenty of plates and cups to use. Good kitchen overall if you want to cook at all. Stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven. There's a bathroom on every level of the house, so you don't have to go far, or wait if you do have a big group.

I would definitely recommend this place, and one of my friends who came is considering renting it himself.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing !

  • 5 of 5

This house was an amazing property it was huge! The pool table and shuffle board was everything and don't get me started on the black light.. and that's just the first floor. Upstairs was very spacious the bar the couches and the wii... successful combination. We all got together had a nice dinner in the dinning room . And played more games. Upstairs rooms was cozy and had a great view to the dinning area over the balcony. The back deck had amazing views throughout out the day with the autumn leaves, and at night with the stars and full moon had the deck illuminated. Overall, me and friends had a great time , perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the cities I would recommend this house to everyone. Thanks again Don!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely amazing experience.the house is really nice, with huge balcony, yard, surrounded by beautiful nature.The owner Donald was very easy to reach and helpful to answer to all my questions.location is perfect, just two hours from the city and close to many activities around.

I would definitely go there again, maybe in the future he will have swimming pool in his yard, would be nice:) I would highly recommend his house

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Long Pond House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Unless otherwise arranged, check-in time is 1:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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