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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,472 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake View Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10), wifi, fire pit

Come enjoy our beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage with beautiful views of the south end of Lake Wallenpaupack throughout the year. A manageable 100 mile, 2 hour trek from NYC, less than 2 1/2 hours from Philly.

Between the spring and early fall seasons, enjoy the cottage side patio with your group, where you'll cook on the Weber propane grill, enjoy the lake views while dining at the 8’ picnic table, and relax on chaise lounges during the day, and during the evening, roast marshmallows and make s'mores at the fire pit. Enjoy the views, your favorite beverage, and conversation on the covered front porch, furnished with comfortable outdoor furniture. Bring your boat, up to 24’L, and moor it in your own slip located directly across the street, in protected, no wake water. Navigate the Big Lake, 13 miles long, where you'll swim, tube, ski, and fish, or throw out the anchor and enjoy captivating scenery. Enjoy the convenience of the no-wake zone opposite the cottage, about 1.5 miles in length, great for the kayaking or canoeing enthusiast. Please note that two 11.5' Pelican fishing kayaks are on site. These kayaks are not offered as part of the rental, but you may use them for free! (At your own risk) Take a short drive to the beach, or to the outdoor recreational area, where you’ll enjoy the clean, heated, life-guarded outdoor swimming pool and kiddie pool, open between Memorial Day and Labor Day, or play tennis, shoot some hoops, play volleyball and horseshoes, or take a well-deserved break and watch the children as they enjoy the playground. Walk to lake or pond fishing, too!

Winter recreational opportunities abound! The lake freezes hard, followed by snowfall, where you may then enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and sledding, or drive about 30 minutes to either Camelback or Montage Ski Resorts for downhill skiing and snow tubing, or to Mt. Airy Casino.

Want to cook a hot meal for your group? No worries! Our cottage is equipped with ample pots, pans, dishes, and small appliances, so you won't skip a beat. You may also consider grilling your main course on the convenient Weber propane grill, available for your use year 'round.

You will appreciate the rustic charm of our cottage, highlighted by a natural field stone wood burning fireplace, and also the modern conveniences that you are accustomed to at home: Air conditioning, WIFI, 32” Sony Bravia HDTV with expanded HD channels, HD DVR, DVD. Have peace of mind during your stay knowing that the property owner is environmentally-conscious, subscribing to the delivery of 100% renewable wind energy to this property. Select this property with confidence as the owner enjoys a lifelong connection to it, translating to the fact that this property is continually well cared for and clean. Read about the positive experiences our past guests have had!

Come create your own mountain memories by being our guests, and discover why Lake Wallenpaupack is the premier vacation destination in the Pocono Mountains!

Cottage is suitable for two families. Beds are: Bedroom 1: First floor front-queen bed. Bedroom 2: First floor rear-queen bed. Bedroom 3: Second floor (north)-queen bed. Bedroom 4: Second floor (south)-one queen bed, one single bed, one set bunk beds. Full baths on first floor(tub/shower) and second floor(large shower).

Saturday to Saturday weekly rental period during the summer season, flexible check in/out days at other times. Check in 2 p.m. Check out 10 a.m.

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More Details

Mark Laudenslager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Mark Laudenslager

I am married to Judy. We have been married 30 years.

I was employed in the public safety sector, 34 years with the same agency. Judy works part-time as a respiratory therapist for the past 33 years with the same hospital, and is a full-time mother and wife.

Mark enjoys being with the girls, at the Lake, especially when on the family boat, and also coaching for Special Olympics.

Judy enjoys yoga, reading and being a mom.

Gretchen likes music, dancing, basketball, yoga, walking, swimming, and tubing on the Lake.


Mark Laudenslager purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Mark Laudenslager chose Lake Ariel

My parents bought this cottage in the mid 1960's, when I was 5 years old. I have many fond memories of our cottage and the Lake. My parents worked very hard to provide our family a vacation home to enjoy and be proud of. I always knew that it was important to keep the Lake in my life as I grew older. I fulfilled my dream of staying firmly connected to the Lake, and bought the cottage from my siblings in 2010. I am grateful for the compromise by my wife and daughter, as owning a second home comes with sacrifices. We have made many upgrades to the cottage, and I enjoy reading about the great experiences our renters have had.

What makes this cabin unique

The location of the cottage is great. There is convenience to the lake with the added benefit of accessibility to the swimming pool, tennis courts, and playground. There are also pleasant views of the lake, especially after the leaves fall. Our cottage offers a blend of rustic charm with the modern conveniences of Wifi, HDTV, AC, and free long distance. The property is enjoyed and maintained by the owner. The property owners are hands-on, and actually alternate cleanings with a cleaning woman, not a service, to assure that the property is cleaned to a level you would expect. The owner's reliability and life-long connection to this property translate into a commitment to the property that will assure satisfaction with your rental experience! Owner actually pays a higher electric rate and subscribes to a 100% renewable electric service provider. Electric supply to this property compliments of 100% wind energy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a woderful week in your lovely lake house!! Lots of room for relaxing, big kitchen, comfy bedrooms, great location, & we enjoyed the front patio/porch!! The boat slip made boating & hanging out on the boat very convenient. We really felt right at home...and what a gorgeous lake!!
Jun 2009
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Lake Ariel Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1472 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking inside No animals No fireworks Quiet time at 10 pm
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large fiberglass shower-Second Floor
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor front
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor rear
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second floor master (north)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Second floor-(south)
  • Queen Size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Pack N' Play (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Skis
  • 3 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Convenient boat slip available @ only $10/day additional on community dock in protected, no wake water, approximately 200' from the front door. Free boat ramp located directly next to boat slip. Maximum boat length 24', width 8'6'. Proof of boat registration and insurance is required.


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Mahanoy City

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Owner was great with answering any questions I had. House was perfect for our small group the outside seating area In the back was great seating for everyone and the front porch seating was perfect for when it rained....I would recommend this property to anyone looking to rent....great location too!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful. Very well maintained, right across from the lake. A great quiet place for a week away from the city. There is something to do for everyone, fishing, deer watching, swimming in the heated community pool, enjoying breakfast on the porch, or even a competitive ping pong tournament... We had an amazing time...

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was great!

  • 4 of 5

We booked a weekend to celebrate father's day weekend. As a family we brought a canoe and 5 kayaks. The ramp to access the lake was just across the street. We got in several paddling adventures. My granddaughter is still smiling as a result of catching the most fish at the stocked pond. The weber grill was easy to light and conveniently located just outside of the kitchen door. We toasted marshmallows at fire pit and swam during the day in what appeared to be an Olympic sized pool. Everyone came home tired and with the desire to return someday in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best stay ever

  • 5 of 5

This home was cozy and super clean! I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a getaway from the city life. The wood provided for the fire pit makes everything so convenient.the house was always cool because it had a great shade with the trees. Mark was amazing to deal with and had everything in order as he stated. My family and I loved our stay, planning another one soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

A few old college friends and myself spent a weekend at the property to catch up and get some fresh air away from the city. Basically, the place was perfect. The home was clean, inviting and addressed our needs in every aspect we could ask for. The BBQ and firepit were perfect for the evening and the view of the lake just added to the atmosphere. Mark was thorough, true-to-word, and overall, just great to work with. Highly recommended. Thanks for a great weekend!


  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun family weekend

  • 5 of 5

We spent Labor Day weekend in the house and had a wonderful time. The cabin is as advertised, although I didn't realize there wasn't a dishwasher until we got there. However, the fire pit more than made up for it! Mark was a pleasure to deal with, responsive, honest generous. The community facilities were a bonus.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 84
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
In Indian Rocks Community-1/10 mile
Car: necessary

Claws and Paws-5 minutes, Montage Mountain Ski Area-35 minutes, Camelback/Camelbeach Resort, The Crossings Outlets-30 minutes, Mount Airy Casino-30 minutes




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rentals may be paid through VRBO/Home Away credit card processing, PayPal, or by personal check.

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.

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