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

Bedrooms 6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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 6 bedrooms with beds for over 20 and 4 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). There is much more to be said but please be encouraged to check out the pictures and contact us with any further questions. Thanks!

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Property Manager
Jesse and Melody Landis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Private 30 Acre Estate with its own 6 Acre Lake and one lane bowling alley!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Alexandria, VA

Beautiful fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends & I stayed here for a long weekend & loved it! Between going out in rowboats on the lake, the nature trails, fire pit, basketball hoop, bowling alley (some of our crew had remarkable patience for pinsetting!), etc., we had an absolute blast. The house was very clean when we arrived, and we appreciated having towels & linens provided. Tons of space, well-stocked kitchen, & the owners responded promptly to all correspondence. Thank you - we hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review! We are so glad you enjoyed everything the property has to offer! We are also happy you found the property clean and well stocked upon your arrival, which is important to us!
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Perfect beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the home exceeded our expectations. The lake is absolutely gorgeous and the photos of the home and the lake don't do it justice! Thank you Jesse and melody for meeting all our requests! Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review! We are glad you had a wonderful time!
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Beautiful, but not perfection

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Property is stunning. I mean, really beautiful. Home itself is pretty dated, but extremely well maintained and was immaculate upon our arrival.

Cons: Kitchen is way too small. (One four burner electric range and a single oven for a house with 18 beds?) Read carefully, and ask any questions before you reserve, the owner is completely unresponsive to email, voicemail or text. We left 5 (yes actually 5) voicemails and sent 3 emails. We even started a case with vrbo. He returned only after all that.

Long story short: If you plan to cater out, and don't need any specific questions answered, this property is perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review in regards to your experience at Lakeside. We agree that the main attraction of our vacation rental is the home and the grounds themselves. Thank you for appreciating and noting that. We apologize for the lack of communication in the time leading up to your stay. We should have done a better job responding to your questions quicker. As other reviews show, this has not been the typical experience for our guests. In regards to your experience with the kitchen, we do have another two burner stove in the basement kitchen, we also have 3 refrigerators, a wall oven with a built in microwave above and a four burner stove top. We also have a large crock pot and an electric griddle that are stored in our fully stocked kitchen. This has worked well for the large majority of our guests. We also acknowledge that the entire home has not been completely updated in every way. Although we have improved the home and grounds drastically we have plans to continue to make more renovations in the months and years ahead.
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun and relaxing gathering. Everyone had a great time. This is an excellent venue for a large family gathering.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying at our property. We are so glad that the house and property provided a relaxing atmosphere for you and your family to enjoy. It was a pleasure having you stay at Lakeside, come again soon!
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PERFECT City Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Our group was four Baltimore-city families looking for a long-weekend getaway. We consisted of 8 adults and 9 kids (all under 7-years old). The house had more than enough room and could have easily accommodated another family. The kids LOVED exploring the home - they all live in small city row houses so the space was thrilling to them. The home was gorgeous, tastefully decorated, and every detail considered. We found everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare all meals. The dining table fit our group perfectly. We could have spent the entire weekend enjoying the house itself but the real joy in our getaway was the outdoor space. I can not say enough about the grounds - private lake, hiking trail, hammock, fire pit, boat house.... there was so much to do. The kids loved fishing and making s'mores. The adults gathered around the fire pit every evening. Families took the boat out or cuddled on the hammock - many great moments were shared. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the detailed review of your stay. It is so fun to hear the different ways people enjoy their time at Lakeside. We have to agree that the outdoor space is the highlight, especially in the fall with the leaves changing. The landscapers and cleaners do an amazing job keeping everything looking so good inside and out and it is fun to make improvements here and there along the way. The hiking trails were in the works for a while and were just finished a few months prior to your stay. Looking forward to having you return soon!
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Wonderful setting and house for our weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time both in the house and on the property. We celebrated our daughters 16th birthday at the house and she had some of her friends come for the weekend. The setting was absolutely perfect for the weekend and the girls had a great time in the lake and on the property. Plenty of photo ops as well. Looking to plan a family reunion at the house next year. The house was clean and everything was in working order, the owners were responsive to any needs. We went horseback riding and apple picking during our stay. I would recommend this house to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, We are so glad that Lakeside suited your group well and that your daughter and her friends could share that time together making good memories. Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you back in the future!
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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

Bernville Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 20 2017 - Jun 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Vacation
Jun 5 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall/ Winter
Nov 8 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

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

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Bernville Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are 4 Full bathrooms with 3 tubs and a stand up shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , Attic bedroom with 4 built in single beds and a queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 double , Master suite with two walk in closets and spacious bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Attic bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , First floor office bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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