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Modern Vacation Home Atop the Pristine Hills of Lake Raystown

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Hesston House Rental Photos and Description

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 entrance, that is located on Raystown Lake. This modern vacation home has all of the comforts of home 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 stripers and unlimited amounts of bass and lake trout. There is also a community pond only 50 yards from the driveway for great daytime fishing with the kids and serene evening strolls.

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 Nittany Lion football. The Penn State stadium is just over 40 minutes away.

My Otter Place is a very exclusive rental that is sure to provide you and yours 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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jeff Potensky
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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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 Hesston, PA.

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. We 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 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Modern Vacation Home Atop the Pristine Hills of Lake Raystown
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

Mu Otter Place

  • 4 of 5

Stayed there week of the 4th.

Nice place and everyone was comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, Ohio, USA

A Secluded Home near the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Everyone had enough space. We had plenty of beds and bedding. The kitchen was well equipped with things we needed to prepare meals. We had three elderly parents/grandparents with us who, two of them especially, had trouble with the outdoor steps. With help, we got them inside the house and settled down. We liked the secluded area. It is quite a nice area to be. Our little family included a 10, 8 and 6-year-old, who we took to the nearby DelGrosso's Amusement Park. It was about a 40 minute drive. We always like it when a property has a washer and a dryer. We just enjoyed getting away for a weekend. The grandparents liked the scenery on the way to and from the The Otter house... a 4+hour drive.... to and from our own residence. Be sure to bring your own towels and washcloths as the owners have stated on their VRBO page.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallastown, PA

Vacation 2015-My Otter Place

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at this lovely home in a beautiful location! There was plenty of open yard space for my grandsons to play in and the fire pit was a hit for making S'mores! The community pond is very pretty and my youngest grandson caught a few fish and spotted numerous frogs. There is a path around the pond that we used for early morning walks or runs. (the path is lighted so it could be used in the evening as well) A few of the highlights of our trip included: the beach at Seven Points Marina, feeding the fish at the Marina, paddle-boarding, going to Wild River Waterpark at Lake Raystown Resort, Del Grosso's Amusement Park, taking a dinner cruise on the Proud Mary Showboat, and seeing a sunset from the Hawn/Ridenour Overlook. About a 20 minute drive from the house there is a small shopping center with a Walmart and a Dollar Tree. There is also a newly opened Sheetz gas/convenience store near the Walmart. Jeff is friendly and very easy to communicate with through emails or phone. We definitely recommend My Otter Place and would definitely would come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I truly enjoy sharing our home with other families. It is nice to hear back from our guests about all of things they did and how they enjoyed the house. If there are any concerns while you are at the house, we try to remedy the situation promptly. Whether you are visiting Lake Raystown to spend time in the countryside with your family, attend a wedding or family reunion, participate in a special event, catch monster Stripers or Lake Trout, or to bike the Allegrippis Trails, I am sure you will find that being at My Otter Place is like your home away from home. No question is too small. We are always glad to talk with you!
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Excellent Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was wonderful , secluded enough for privacy but close enough to access all the spots we needed. It was our first time in Raystown and we loved it. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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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Fall Mountain Bike Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My Otter Place is the perfect rental for a mountain bike weekend. Easy ride directly from the house to the Alligrippis trails. House is clean, comfortable, and has plenty of room to hang out. Dinner at Boxers in Huntingdon is a must after a long ride.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Allegrippis Trails are a major attraction for thousands of extreme bikers every year. Fortunately, our vacation home is less than a 1 mile from the trail head, but yet tucked away in an exclusive neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle at Seven Points. However, the hills are steep and the terrain is rugged. Bikers and hikers beware. Come'on over and spend the week or the weekend. Be sure to make your reservations early.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Huntingdon Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
Route #26
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Kelly 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

Hesston House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation deposit is received. No additional cleaning cost are added.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hesston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
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
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Basement 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 ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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