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Secluded Home In Poconos PA

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Home is located at the end of a street in a quiet association. You won't be able to see your neighbors as it is quite secluded. It backs up to Hickory Run State Park with all its natural wonders such as boulder fields, hiking trails and water falls. It is close to hunting, fishing, white water rafting, skiing, paint ball, horseback riding, lakes and everything the Poconos has to offer.

This is a great location if you're looking to get out and have an adventure or if you're just looking for a quiet get-a-way. The home has a fireplace and wrap around deck allowing you to either snuggle up on cold winter nights or sit outside and enjoy nature Spring through Fall. Deer, bear and wild turkeys are often seen on and around the property.

The association in which this home resides does not have a pool or swimming lake however we are minutes away from Hickory Run State park's lake which we often frequent and highly recommend.

We continue to update the house. In October and November of 2015 we put rug on the steps leading to the lower level, installed a new dishwasher, installed a new 50" flat screen HD TV on an articulating arm in the lower level, and painted the living room, dining room, kitchen and hallways. In March of 2016, we added a large amount of stone to the driveway making it a little more level from the road. View the picture under "photos" to see the difference this made.

On June 23rd 2016, we got new dining room furniture and a new sleeper sofa. We love the new furniture and especially the sleeper sofa and know you will to. Nothing like the old style sleeper sofa with the springs you can feel when you lay down. This one has a memory foam mattress and is a pleasure to sleep on.

On August 14th 2016, we got a new queen size futon for the lower level bedroom.The larger futon makes it a lot more comfortable, both due to the larger size and upgraded mattress.

Please be aware that the new Turnpike entrance is EZPass Only!

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Jim Thorpe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is a full bathroom with a shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , This is a full bathroom with a shower/tub combination
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 / Entertainment room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is also a queen size inflatable bed in the closet.
  • This is the lower level room. It is a larger room that, in addition to the beds listed, has a large ping pong table and 50" Flat screen HD TV on an articulating arm, so no matter where you're at or what you're doing in the room, you can be watching something too. The futon folds out to be a queen size bed. It is larger than normal futons which are normally a "full" size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We provide linens and towels and a clean home. Although we do clean the home between guests, it is expected to be returned in the rented condition at time of departure unless other arrangements have been made. If sheets and/or towels are not washed, please leave the sheets at the end of each bed and the towels at the bottom of the lower level steps. Verify all sheets and pillow cases are present before leaving.


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Secluded Home In Poconos PA
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect location for hiking hickory run forest. The owner was very hospitable and attentive. The beds were amazingly comfortable

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay! The weather has been so crazy, we're glad to hear you were able to get out and do some hiking. There are so many hiking trails in the area with breathtaking views. We hope to have you back again soon!
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Great getaway

  • 4 of 5

It was a great getaway. We had a lot of fun there. It was a well equipped house with everything you need. We did find out that the sofa can be turned into a bed too late. The only reason i gave 4 stars is because there was a leak in a the bathroom downstairs but then again i believe they’ll work/have worked on it. Thank you Hummels!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant Pocono Property

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable home for our family of 4 adults/2 kiddos. Very quiet, at the end of the road. Kerry (owner) was awesome to work with before & during our stay! The weather didn't cooperate for us to take advantage of all the outdoor activities, but that didn't stop our grand kids from testing out the swing set/trampoline/exploring around the property. Lots of toys & movies to keep them occupied. My granddaughter loved the dollhouse. Much better than staying in a hotel!

Make sure you call ahead to verify hours for the trash transfer center. My husband made a special trip after we cleaned up the home to take all the trash/recyclables, only to find it closed & had to go to plan B. (Tuesday mid- morning) This was the only negative issue we had & not the fault of the owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, peaceful place in a good area

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice home and the host was pleasant. I do recommend it, though I have some minor complaints and suggestions for improvement. The game room had crumbs all over the couch and floor (I expect more from a $100 cleaning fee). Directions to the house could be clearer. Guests also have to haul their trash to a remote transfer station, which was closed on the day we checked out. The host might want to notify guests of these hours so they don't waste a trip. The host gave plenty of helpful information on other things, though, especially about local services, and was friendly and easy to work with. We enjoyed our stay overall.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Sorry for the inconveniences you faced during your stay. We take a lot of pride in providing a clean and comfortable vacation home and were upset to learn that we missed cleaning the futon. We will be sure that does not happen again! Directions to the home can be challenging if using GPS. That is why we provide each of our guests with a map of the association. Certain roads are blocked by the association, to limit traffic through it. In the past, when they opened those roads, the traffic increased dramatically, taking away from the peaceful tranquility that we go there for. When you get to the house once, it is very easy to then go to and from. As discussed, regarding the transfer station, we completely agree and wish there was some other way to dispose of the trash. Unfortunately, that is set up by the township and the only way to do it. The hours are listed on the transfer card and arrangements were made for you to leave the trash at the home. We are glad you did enjoy your stay, other than those items listed, and hope you'll consider renting again. We strive for a five-star stay for all of our guests, and hope to have the opportunity to make a better impression if given the chance!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and clean. We had a fantastic time together as a family. Mr. Hummel was very responsive to our questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. We really appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
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great place

  • 5 of 5

after finding the right road to get us there it was an awesome time. great location. lovely house.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! Yes, between GPS not working properly in the association and the barricades in the development, it can be tricky to find the house, but once you find it, it really is easy to get to and from. So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again!
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Kerry Hummel
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Kerry Hummel

We are from the Philadelphia area. Married with five children. I moved here in 2010 when I got a job in the area and our family loved it. I have since moved on in my career and moved back to the Philadelphia area but we couldn't let this house go. We are up all the time and with the new EZ-pass that just opened on the Turnpike, we can make it to our Pocono hide-a-way in no time. When it's not rented, you're sure to find us there.

Kerry Hummel purchased this house in 2010

Why Kerry Hummel chose Jim Thorpe

We love it for it's seclusion and proximity to so many things. We take full advantage of all nature has to offer as you'll see from the pics and when you come to visit. Having an open floor plan for the living room, dining room and kitchen make it great for visiting with friends and family.

What makes this house unique

Wood burning fireplace. There's nothing like the smell of a good fire. Very large wrap around deck where you get to look at nothing but the forest and often see all types of wildlife.


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Nick's Lake House
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Hickory Run State Park
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Skirmish USA
"Great place to paintball."
Pocono Whitewater Adventures
"Whitewater rafting"
Bella MIA Pizzeria & Ice Cream
"Great little pizza place that we frequent. Can also get ice cream here."
Piggy's Restaurant
"You won't find a better breakfast spot."
Car: necessary

This is a secluded home that backs up to Hickory Run State Park. It is centrally located to multiple ski resorts, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, paint ball, lake swimming, boulder fields and so much more.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

You are expected to leave the home in the condition it was rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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