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A secluded, spacious home, w/free Wifi. Couple dates in August still available.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

My Otter Place is situated on two acres of pristine countryside less than a half mile from Seven Points Marina and Recreational Facility which is located on Raystown Lake. This modern vacation home has all of the comforts of home (Free Wifi, Cable, Gas Grill, Auto Drip Coffee) and will provide you, your family, and friends with many fond memories.

Lake Raystown is the fishing and boating capital of central Pennsylvania and is noted for 40-plus-pound striped bass and unlimited amounts of water for your fishing an boating pleasures. We have a community pond less than 75 yards from the driveway for great daytime fishing with the kids and serene evening strolls with the family.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the quiet, moonlit evenings by the fire pit or screened-in patio and fill your summer days with fishing, boating, and water activities on the lake. The Raystown region is also becoming well known for its super mountain bike trails. Fall and winters are filled with hunting, skiing, and trips to 'Happy Valley' to enjoy Penn State football. The Penn State stadium is a little over 45 minutes away.

My Otter Place is a very exclusive, secluded and spacious rental that is sure to provide you and your family & friends with many hours of fun-filled, relaxing pleasure. Reserve your vacation today - visit our website via the link below and contact us for more information.

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Jeff Potensky
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Jeff Potensky

Pennsylvanians by heart... Coast Guard family that has lived in Hawaii, Florida, Virginia and Maryland. Originally from just north of Pittsburgh and presently living in Holualoa, Hawaii.

Jeff Potensky purchased this house in 2005

Why Jeff Potensky chose Pennsylvania

We fell in love with Raystown Country the first time we vacationed here in the late 90's. I frequently traveled from Virginia to the North Western woods of PA to visit my families camp located in Kennerdell, near Oil City. I finally stumbled across Raystown Lake that had all that PA could offer from the top notch striper and trout fishing, to herds of deer and an abundance of wildlife. The serenity of the Spring, Fall and Winter are indescribable, tranquil and majestic. Summers on the Lake are... well just come out and see for yourself... We'll see you on the lake...

What makes this house unique

My Otter Place is located just minutes from the gates of Seven Points recreational park, marina and boat launches. The home itself is in a very exclusive neighborhood that's cuddled away from all of the hustle and bustle of all the other campers and boaters. The back porch is screened in and within view of the campfire area. These quite evenings will instill wonderful family memories in all for many years to come.


Hesston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please be respectful of the pond, housing development and the folks that live in the area. Please keep your music and noise to a low level. Thanks.
  • If the basement bed is used, we ask that guest please clean the linens and make that bed. Our cleaning agency does not have time enough for this bed.
  • No guns, ammo, Motocross Bikes, or ATV's are allowed at My Otter Place or in the development.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two large size bedrooms with queen size beds. Sleep Sofa or Futon (1) in the loft area contains a double mattress and a queen size automatic blow-up mattress for extra guest. Bunk Beds (1) Double on bottom and a single on top.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bedding provided, Air Conditioning and Heat, High Speed Wireless Internet Access, DVD and CD Player, Fire Pit and On-site Boat Parking, No Smoking indoors. Small fishing pond loaded with bass and bluegill. Seven Points Resort, Marina and beach is only a quarter mile away.


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A secluded, spacious home, w/free Wifi. Couple dates in August still available.
average rating of 4.617647 based on 34 reviews
Lancaster, PA

Awesome Summer Vacation spot - My Otter Place

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home for three generations of our family to vacation together. All the amenities were there plus plenty of room. We enjoyed having the best of both worlds - living in a beautiful home while being able to have camp fires in the back yard!! The back screened in deck was perfect for the morning to watch the deer, birds and other animals. The fishing pond just down the hill was a lot of fun too. We came to enjoy the lake and that we did! Everything was perfect and a good time was had by all, 8 weeks old - 50+. Jeff is very easy to work with and very friendly. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Otter Place is a dream vacation home for all ages and any time of the year!!

  • 5 of 5

My Otter Place was a dream vacation home!! It is wonderfully maintained and has all the comforts of home. The open living space allowed adults, teens and babies to be together. Our grandson loved the loft as his "Man Cave". The screened porch was our grand baby's favorite area. She was safe yet independent at 2 1/2. The kitchen was a cook's dream. All you need is food because it is equipped with every appliance, tool, pot or pan, dish, and gadget you could ever need. The grill was great!! And we spent lots of evenings around the fire ring making s'mores. We had beautiful weather and were able to be on the lake, but if it had rained there is a full selection of games, tv's and gathering areas. Bathrooms were huge and 3 large bedrooms. We didn't use the downstairs area only because our family prefers to be together. If we were to build a vacation home, we would definitely use My Otter Place as an inspiration!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sooo much for the wonderful comments. We absolutely love it when guest enjoy everything about our vacation home. These comments let future guest know they will truly enjoy everything about My Otter Place. We consistently think of ways to make our home more comfortable to us in-turn our guest. We truly look forward to having your family back as well as all our other past guest back again in the future.
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My Otter Place is in a great location! Jeff was wonderful to deal with and always got right back to

  • 4 of 5

The house was set up up great. We had 3 couples and there was plenty of room. It was close to the lake and Lincoln Caverns. We really enjoyed our time.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a very relaxing time and quite stay. Lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed. Didn't get to use fire pit this visit maybe next time. Perfect getaway from big city. Great location, close to seven points.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always so wonderful to hear of families enjoying and relaxing at "My Otter Place". We've been sharing our home for over 12 years now and our guest are always wonderful, pleasant and respectful. We encourage all of you to return and will always try to keep our rates low so that so many of our friends and families from PA, VA, MD, NJ, NY & OH can continue to enjoy the beautiful wilds of Raystown Country.
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We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The futon upstairs needs to be replaced or repaired but we didn't need it. The other rooms were great for us. Other than the first day of rain we had good weather and the beach, fishing, trails, lookouts, and tour boat filled our activities. We cooked smores at the fire pit and saw some wildlife in the neighborhood.

Rich Dixon

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location/nice size - few downfalls

  • 3 of 5

We appreciate the opportunity to stay at this beautiful home and the home owner was very friendly. It was the perfect size and in a great location. A couple downfalls, the grass needed mowed, the landscaping was out of control-vines growing up the side of the porch and onto the porch, it also made it hard to walk up the sidewalk. It was listed as a 2 1/2 bath (which is one of the reasons we rented) however we were informed the 1/2 bath was used for storage and unavailable. One of the kitchen lights did not work as well as the upstairs bathroom light (it worked on occasion). The cleaning crew did not clean the house throughly as there were crumbs on the kitchen table and counter. The screened in porch wasn't cleaned. While looking for extra linens we found a laundry basket in the closet with sheets in a ball along with rags. How do we know if these are clean or dirty? Overall, it was a nice home and good location however a few things need to be addressed to make it a perfect vacation home. We again appreciate the opportunity to stay in this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Vacation Home has never been publicized as a 2 1/2 bath. My Otter Place has only 2 bathrooms, 1 full bathroom on the main floor and 1 full bathroom on the 2nd floor where the main bedroom is. Our cleaning agency has been with us for many year and spends several hours, just prior to the guest arrival, meticulously preparing the home for all guest. The house-keepers forgetful mistake with the clothes basket was resolved within the hour as well as any other issues mentioned in this review.
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Seven Points Marina
Walmart Supercenter
Raystown Lake Seven Points Public Boat Launch
"The Seven Point boat ramps are located here. The Army Corp of Engineers recently made these..."
Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks
"Lincoln Caverns are a must for your summer fun."
University Park Airport (SCE)
"Nittany Lion Football "
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Huntingdon Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
Route #26
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Kellys Korner
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Blue Knob Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Seven Points Beach
Car: recommended

Just a very short distance from Raystown Lake and Seven Point recreational facility. Enjoy Water-skiing and Tubing, Fishing Tournaments, Famous Mountain Bike Trails, Beach, Cave Exploring, 4 miles from Hesston Speedway (stock car, dirt track),5 miles away from the famous Huntingdon County Fair, Gun and Archery Range, Outdoor Theater, Snow Sledding, Penn State Football, Blue Knob ski resort is 45 minutes away and Juniata College is less than 10 miles away. Here's a link to the Allegrippis Trails:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation deposit is received. We do charge an additional $20 per day/ per additional adult over 6 adults. No additional cleaning cost are added. On our rental application, we also ask for an active credit card to use as your security deposit during your stay. Any damages or unplanned accidents will be discussed between the owner and the tenant to resolve the problem and correct issue back to the same condition.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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