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A secluded, spacious home, w/free Wifi. Minutes from Seven Points.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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:
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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:
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

A secluded, spacious home, w/free Wifi. Minutes from Seven Points.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews

Awesome Weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a fantastic weekend at Raystown lake. This house had everything plus what we needed for our stay!! The home couldn't be located in a better spot being so close to the lake and the small community it's in is beatiful!! Owner was great to deal with and we are very much looking forward to staying there again in the near future. If you can't feel relaxed in this home not sure where you would!!! Thanks for a GREAT weekend!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Otter Place is truly a "Home Away from Home".

  • 5 of 5

My Otter Place provides the warm and wonderful feeling of your own home. Nestled in the mountains of Raystown and only moments away from Seven Points and Raystown Lake, this vacation home has it all. A well furnished home with all the appliances of everyone's modern day home. We rode our bikes from the house up to the Allegrippis Trails which were less than a 1/2 mile away. Beautiful scenery and a SUPER time on the lake boating and fishing. We truly recommend this vacation home to all families looking to relax and enjoy the comforts of what Raystown has to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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

Hesston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall & Winter
Sep 11 2017 - Dec 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
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 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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