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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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017


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


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 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

2nd stay..even better than last time

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect and we absolutely enjoyed our stay. Didn’t realize the grocery stores were so close by! The lake obviously is a stunner and we also loved the firepit outside. Will come back again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NYC Professionals Getaway Dream

  • 5 of 5

This house was just what the doctor ordered. My friends and I (late 20's to early 40's) do a large trip every year around this time to get away from the city and disconnect and just enjoy family style meals, bonding and the great outdoors. It's always hard to top the years prior but being on this beautiful estate was amazing. The home is large enough to congregate in large communal areas but also large enough to go off on your own if you want alone time. The open kitchen/dining room/living room was great so when we were cooking everyone could feel part of the meal prep. The lake and boats were also amazing. Seeing a bunch of stressed out hard working new yorkers canoeing and kayaking was quite humorous but also relaxing. I'd say I'd prefer better communication [update the door code for check in :-) haha] but other than that we'd definitely come back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review! We are so glad your group could escape the city and enjoy some time relaxing, spending time in the outdoors and on the water! And that's great everyone enjoyed the open layout of the first floor. That was important to us when we remodeled this home, that we ensure a nice, large gathering area! We are very sorry you didn't have the lockbox code before arrival! Thank you and please come again!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 had a great time at the lake. Very accessible for 2 in our group in wheel chairs. Hours of fun on the lake and walking on the trail around the lake. The house was very clean and the kitchen was amazing! Everyone had a great time bowling, playing games, playing pool, and ping pong. They already want another vacation there.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review! We are so glad you had a great time enjoying this property and all it has to offer! The fall is especially beautiful for hiking the trail and walking around the lake! And we're happy you enjoyed the updated kitchen! Thanks again!
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Quaint idyllic setting with a homey feel

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, well maintained home and picturesque grounds were the perfect setting for our surprise 80th birthday celebration. Plenty of spaces and places to come together or be off on your own. Loved all the activity the pond offered. Great fishing! Great conversation around the fire pit. Plenty of room for lawn games. Really enjoyed the trail through the woods. Perfect gathering space inside in the open concept kitchen/DR/LR. So much natural light and views of the beautiful grounds. The basement entertainment area was a huge hit! The house was well equipped to handle our big crew. Made our time together so memorable Thanks for a weekend we will remember forever

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review! We're glad this property worked so well for your surprise party! It sounds like everyone took advantage of all there is to do here, inside and out! Thanks, and please come again!
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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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the many compliments! That's wonderful the property accommodated your large group so well, and everyone had a place to rest and relax! We were happy to answer any questions to help make your stay more enjoyable! Please come back again!
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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: August 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $325 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

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