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Private 30 Acre Estate with its own 6 Acre Lake and one lane bowling alley!

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The Fall and Winter are special seasons at Lakeside Manor. The cooler weather in the fall and coloring leaves invite our guests to venture outdoors! Enjoy a nice hike around the lake or on the trail along the creek at the bottom of the ravine. Fishing and boating are as good as ever and also great pastimes during the fall months. And of course nothing can quite compare to a crackling camp fire as another brisk day comes to an end.

The winter brings another opportunity for our guests to get away from it all and cozy up with family and friends in our 5,000+ sqft home. The spacious bedrooms and living area offer many options for group games and activities. Of course if there is snow on the ground, younger guests will love the many hills to sled and the numerous acres to explore and build snow forts. If it is a cold winter the 6 acre pond will completely freeze over providing more to be marveled and enjoyed. Too cold to go outside?…stay indoors and enjoy the pool table, large flat screen TV with many channels, and the one lane regulation size bowling alley! Also there are quite a few attractions in the area that can be visited year round including the largest Cabelas in the world, The Yuengling Brewing Co (the oldest brewery in the nation), Roadside America (largest miniature village in the nation), Christmas Village (people come from all over to see the lights and decoration from Thanksgiving on), and much more. See our description below for more information…

Remember those long summer days playing all day in the water under the hot afternoon sun, eating hot dogs and hamburgers at dinner time and finishing with ice cream and apple pie for dessert? Then staying up late with a game of capture the flag followed by a three hour game of monopoly, or cards on the back patio? You will be ushered back to those good old days at Lakeside Manor. The long tree lined driveway leads to the 5,000 square foot 1960's stone cape cod. This 30 plus acre property is truly a step back in time. Upon arrival, there is little need to leave although the surrounding area has much to offer for anyone's fancy. The most impressive feature of this vacation home is the 6 acre private lake that greets you when entering the property but also wraps around the back of the house leaving plenty to be discovered and explored throughout your stay. This is considered a small lake but would be a very large pond. Another very unique aspect to this property is the basement which is over 1,500 sq ft. The basement offers a 2nd kitchen with bar area, elevator access, a large walkout patio area, large stone fireplace and a pool table. The most unique area in the house is the full sized, one lane, old fashioned bowling alley. Bring a personal pin setter along because this bowling alley is "old school" but works perfectly for all day fun no matter the weather outside! Lakeside Manor offers 7 bedrooms with beds for over 20 and 5 full bathrooms. The 30 acres is a combination of green grass, lake, a stream that runs though a wooded ravine (great for children) and farm land. There is a balcony, two patios, an indoor porch, all with great views of the lake and the mountains a few miles away. The old dock has been restored which is perfect for all things lake related. There are many fish in the lake! Bring fishing rods and you'll be sure to have a blast catching bass, perch, crappies, and blue gills a plenty. The lake has a steady decline from the bank and gradually deepens to around 20 ft in the middle. There is a nice shallow area surrounded by shade trees that works well for the younger swimmers. We have a few boats/kayaks for our guests to use during there stay on the lake. Feel free to bring your own boats as well whether they are for our lake or for Blue Marsh Lake just minutes down the road. (Bring motor boats and jet skis for Blue Marsh Lake, not for use here).

More Details

Property Manager
Jesse and Melody Landis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017


Bernville Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , basement bathroom next to the bowling alley
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , New Master bathroom 1st floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor, double bowl sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , 1st floor, wheel chair friendly new bathroom.
  • There are 5 Full bathrooms shared by seven bedrooms. Three baths are on the first floor. One is on the 2nd floor and one is in the basement.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , First floor office bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master suite newly renovated with it own bathroom 1st flr
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , New 1st floor room next to wheel chair friendly bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , 2nd flr bedroom with 4 built in single beds and a queen bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2nd floor bedroom, no windows in the room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , 2nd flr room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , 2nd floor room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Private 30 Acre Estate with its own 6 Acre Lake and one lane bowling alley!
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful estate! Absolutely perfect vacation home for large group gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 18 for an escape from the city life in Chicago and this house was exactly what we needed! There was so much space for all of us! Everyone had their own bed, there were multiple hangout areas for conversation, very fun amenities in the basement as well. The house was fully stocked with the essentials, which made it easy. I had to call Jesse one time upon arrival and he answered on the second ring to assist us getting in the house! He was more than willing to help with anything we might need. Felt confident that he was going to be available at any time, which was a nice peace of mind.

Perfect relaxing weekend was only made possible because of how wonderful the facility and owners are. Don't look any further, this is your next vacation home!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for Large Parties!

  • 5 of 5

Had a group of 20 people for a birthday celebration/family reunion.

The house EASILY accommodated our guests and the property is amazing. Could not be happier with the choice to rent the property. Basically everything in the house is new/newish, and there is cool, comfortable AC (which I always try and make sure of so I thought I would add it for people looking for the summer months).

Jesse and Melody were also very easy to deal with. A+ experience the entire way.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy the property worked so well for your family reunion! Thank you for the many compliments about the house and the updates! We continue to make improvements to the house and property so our guests will have a wonderful experience. Please come again!
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fantastic property, perfect for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 8 children (now includes spouses and grandkids) have taken a family vacation the past 30 years, all over the country. This past week at Lakeside Manor EVERY person (18!) gave this vacation a 10! That is remarkable and a ringing endorsement of this beautiful estate. Not one person even considered doing anything else and leaving the property! There is something to do for every taste, interest and age group. The owners thought of everything for every kind of person! There are special touches everywhere, like a kitchen set for toddlers, a fire pit for families, spices for the cook, laundry detergent, life jackets of every size etc... Details everywhere! The property is so lovely. We spent all day outside. The boys fished and fished and were so happy to compare their catches! The little kids played with the trucks in the sand dock, the teens played on the balance board in the water for hours, the adults boated and kayaked for fun and exercise, the family ran and biked around the lake on a well maintained trail, etc Then at night we ALL (it was that big!) sat around the table and enjoyed conversation about the day before we headed downstairs to start playing all over again! We had a competitive ping pong tournament with seeds and brackets, played charades, etc.. It was just so much fun! Also, the property inside and out is big enough for alone time and privacy. Yep, give this place 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thank you so much for this very thorough and thought out review of our property and the many compliments! We are so happy it accommodated all age groups in your family so well! It really sounds like everyone took full advantage of all the property/house have to offer. We hope you come again!
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Lovely Lakeside Manor

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Lakeside Manor was all we had hoped and more. The property is very well maintained, and the house well stocked, lacking nothing. It was very kid friendly. It was a great house for a rainy day, since there were many games to play in the basement. On sunny days the lake with boats of all sorts, a small beach, and two streams kept everyone busy for hours. We never left the property. The owners are exceptionally hospitable and conscientious about maintaining a beautiful property, inside and out.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad everyone had a wonderful stay! It's so great that your family enjoyed all the tucked away areas on the property including the stream and creek! We hope you come back again!
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Well Appointed Estate on a Private Lake

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a guy's weekend at Jesse''s and Melody's beautifully maintained country estate. Our group of 18 Ursinus College alumni, now in our 60's, have been renting homes for our annual summer reunion for 34 years and this was the nicest place we've ever stayed. There were beds with linens and towels included for 20, 5 full baths plus several powder rooms, and a comfortably furnished living room.

Feeding 18 hungry guys can be a chore, but the dining area had seating for 20 and although we brought disposable plates and flatware, there were adequate dishes and flatware for a large group. The kitchen was well equipped with a large double oven gas range along with two Cuisinart Coffee Brewers, a microwave and a large french door refrigerator.

There was another large refrigerator in the laundry AND another entire kitchen in the downstairs recreation area with a wet bar and refrigerator.

The recreation room included a large screen TV with cable and a DVR. There was a regulation slate pool table, a ping-pong table and a small table shuffle board, not to mention the bowling alley.

Outside, we enjoyed a fire pit surrounded by sturdy Adirondack chairs along with an outdoor dining table with 10 more chairs. One of our group used the included paddle boat to catch and release 15 wide mouth bass on the surrounding lake while the rest of us played golf at nearby Green Acres and Willow Hollow golf courses.

This clean and modern home is perfect for family reunions, church groups or other large groups that appreciate upscale living arrangements.

We liked this place so much that the unanimous vote was to book it for next year's reunion.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Todd, Thank you so much for your kind and thorough review! We enjoyed having your group stay at our property this Summer and we are happy that it suited your needs so well. Also thank you for the great condition you left the property in upon your departure! We are excited to have your group of college buddies back next year (our cleaners are too!) Thanks again!
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This place was amazing, had an awesome time with my family & friends.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for the Memorial day weekend for our family get together. I cant thank enough Jesse for renting this to us. We all had an amazing time, made unforgettable memories. We are even planning to book this for next year. LOVED everything about this house. Jesse was awesome answering to all my questions. Thank you Jesse.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing this review! We are glad you had a wonderful stay! Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Harrisburg Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Green Acres Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 78
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Bear Creek
Car: recommended

Some other cool close by attractions

The Yuengling Brewery is 18 miles away

Cabelas Superstore is 12 miles away

Blue Marsh Lake and is 5 miles away (Motor boating, fishing, hiking, and biking)

Roadside America "The Worlds Greatest Indoor Miniature Village" 4 Miles away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $325
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $300

There is an additional charge of $750 for stays over all major holidays.

Any two day minimum is only available for Friday and Saturday night rentals.

We do not rent our property out for weddings at this time, thank you for not asking us for any special exceptions to this.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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