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Skytop 5Br 3Ba Updated Cottage, Sleeps 12-13, Walk to Falls, Golf

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Your Mountain Getaway Cottage at Skytop

Exclusive Skytop location: Our bright and charming 2 story expanded cape is nestled in Skytop, PA, in the Poconos, on Rt. 390. Our cottage is across the street from the golf course and a few hundred yards before the Skytop Lodge entrance, and its renowned 5,500 acre world class four season resort. Skytop Lodge is rated as North America’s #1 Luxury Lodge by Resorts and Lodges, and #7 of America’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts by Travel + Leisure. Skytop has the grand stone Lodge that families come to for first class amenities with Old World charm. Skytop boasts an award-winning championship golf course, pools, spa, tennis, hiking trails, ice cream parlor, restaurant, tavern, ice skating, toboggan run, and the Adventure Center Activities: boating, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, laser tag, rock wall, archery, zip line, stand-up paddleboards, paintball, obstacle course, geo-caching, mountain biking, outback UTV tours, etc. Our cottage does not have membership to Skytop Lodge pools/amenities so, just like Skytop Lodge guests you pay-as-you-go for Skytop Adventure Center activities.

Nearby Amenities: Within 20 minutes is Camelback, Alpine Mountain, Great Wolf Lodge, Tannersville Outlet Mall, Promised Land State Park, etc., for skiing, snowboarding, swimming, fishing, hiking, and shopping. Within 5-7 minutes down the mountain are restaurants, pubs, antique shops, grocery stores, churches, drugstores, hardware stores, banks, library, doctors’ offices, in Mountainhome, Canadensis, and Cresco.

Our Cottage: The four season cottage is adjacent to a 10+ acre wooded lot with stream and waterfalls, and was fully renovated with a bright country cottage feel, retaining the rustic native stone foundation, fireplace, entrance steps, and 200 foot stone wall lining the south property.

The cedar shingled cottage features a new open floor plan for the custom kitchen, with center island, ceramic slate countertops, solid hickory cabinetry, and all new stainless steel appliances, a large country dining area that seats 12, and living room area with stone fireplace and cozy nook to read by the fire. All 3 new bathrooms have authentic or porcelain slate flooring; a 1st floor laundry area has a full-size energy star washer/dryer; new plumbing; new 200 amp electric; new energy star boiler heating cast iron radiators; 12 closets for ample storage; new windows and ceiling fans, window AC units, and excellent insulation keep it cozy and comfortable all year long; outdoor gas grill for those lazy summer nights.

All Towels/Linens/Blankets/Pillows Included. Hypoallergenic pets allowed upon approval. No Smoking (owner allergic). Adults 25 years+.

May-Sep (not incl holidays) $900/wknd, 2nt min ($450/nt); $350/addt'l wknt; $2350/wk

Oct-May (not incl holidays) $750/wknd 2nt min ($375/nt); $275 addt'l wknt; $2050/wk $135 cleaning fee is required. Refundable Security Deposit is $500. PayPal is accepted (if connected to bank account, not credit card, so no fee is charged).

All towels and bed linens are included.

Kitchen: Stainless Steel Appliances, Island Seats 2

Dining Area: Country Table Seats 12-14

Living Area: Working Fireplace, Flat Screen TV, DVD, Seats 10

Laundry Area: Full size Washer & Dryer, Drying Rack, Iron & Ironing Board

Bedroom #1 1st fl: Queen Bed

Den - optional Bedroom 1st fl: TV/DVD Player, Board games; Full Futon

Bathroom #1 1st fl: Tub / Shower / hair dryer

Bath #2 (2nd Floor): Tub / Shower

Master Bedroom #2 (2nd Floor): Queen Bed

Master Bath #3 (2nd Floor): Stall Shower

Bedroom #3 (2nd Floor): Two Full Beds + padded cot

Bedroom #4 (2nd Floor/Front): Twin Bed

Bedroom #5 (2nd Floor): Twin Bed

Fold-out cot with sheets, comforter, pillow

Outside Gas Grill

Patio Furniture

Air Conditioners (window units)

More Details

Elle McCarthy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

Why Elle McCarthy chose Skytop

We bought this cottage in the mountains and renovated it as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of work. We treasure old-fashioned togetherness with family and friends. And you can too, just a short distance from Skytop's Adventure Center activities and the gorgeous Promised Land State Park natural setting, and of course the nearby water falls, restaurants, swimming, skiing, water parks, and outlet shopping.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is comfortable all year round as it's extremely well insulated. It sleeps 12 comfortably in bedrooms (13 including the padded cot), and the country dining table seats 12-14. The open floor plan makes gathering with family and friends such a memorable occasion. We don't have membership to Skyop Lodge and their amenities, so our nightly rates are lower and you can just pay for what you want to do at the Adventure Center. Besides, most of the activities at Skytop Lodge are not included, so the guests have to pay anyway.


Skytop Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Follow the arrival and departure rules regarding utilities, appliances and garbage removal as stated in the attached contract.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor Master bath
  • 1st floor full bathroom #1 has a bathtub;
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , plus twin padded cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Den / TV / game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double/full size futon
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Skytop 5Br 3Ba Updated Cottage, Sleeps 12-13, Walk to Falls, Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect house for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend for my cousins wedding that was at skytop lodge. Beautiful house in walking distance to skytop lodge. Multiple trails nearby. Elle was an excellent host. I highly recommend booking !

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! You and your party are the kind of guests that homeowners wish for! Just incredible! Thank you for being so gracious, prompt, communicative, respectful, and honest. I would recommend you to any homeowner, and I'd be thrilled if you all come back!
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Beautiful home, one of the closest properties to Skytop Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the property is beautiful. Plenty of room to sleep.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay and great host.

  • 5 of 5

The house was large, very clean and updated on the inside. The location was perfect for getting to the Skytop facilities. The host was accommodating and easy to communicate with. I highly recommended and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so grateful for guests like you and your party! It was a pleasure coordinating with you to make help make your stay as convenient and comfortable as possible. I thank you and look forward to working with you again!
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This charming is perfect for a weekend away from the city. It is only 2 hours away from NYC and It got everything you need. It is very clean, enough places to sleep 13 easy. Very well maintained as there are new kitchen and very clean bathrooms. Everything in this house is brand new. beautiful cozy living room. and very nice fire place. I went with a group of friends and every one was so impressed by this house and the location. We enjoyed the indoors of the house and played cards and poker on the amazing dining area as well as the living area. we enjoyed the outdoors yards outside and we had a blast all around. It is 15 mins away from the casino and there are countless restaurants and shopping areas within 5 mins drive. Elle is such a a great host as she made sure that all amenities are provided. wood for the fire place and detergent for the washing machines and extra towels. This is probably the most perfect getaway I have been to. I recommend this house for a large group of people who are looking for a great time outside the city. It is very hard to get 10 people to be very happy about a weekend destination. This place got it all and made it true. Thank you Elle for hosting us. We will def be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Max, you and your friends were amazing guests! I look so forward to having people like you and your crew make yourselves at home in my Skytop cottage. I'm so happy our mountain cottage and our amenities served you all for your weekend getaway from the city. That's exactly why we bought the cottage - as a getaway from the hustle and bustle and electronics-driven world and to have good old-fashioned togetherness in the woods, while also close to lots of interesting places to explore. Welcome back anytime! Enough said! - Elle
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Nearest Barpub
Skytop Lodge Tavern
Nearest Golf
Skytop Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
Skytop Lodge Tavern
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Alpine Mountain Ski, Skate, Tube
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Deposit $500

Rates for holidays will be higher.

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.