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Book Spring and Summer Now. Cozy Cottage Life on Private Lot. Free Wifi.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,008 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Back up to private forest. 3 bedrooms, 3 decks, 1 bath. Remote control fireplace

Specialized in helping first-timers to Arrowhead plan their trip.

Elms Cottage was purchased in 2015 and was immediately remodeled to make it the cozy cottage in the Poconos that it has become. It is in Arrowhead Lake, a gated community. The 1000+ sq ft cottage features three bedrooms (queen, queen, twin mattress bunk beds), one full bath, and a laundry closet with full-size washer and dryer. There is a full kitchen with breakfast peninsula, and separate dining space. An open living room with remote controlled gas fireplace and entertainment center is at the front of the house with a large picture window to let in natural light. There are three decks and the property backs up to undeveloped private forest for ultimate privacy.

Arrowhead Lake is a friendly and down to earth Gold Star community. The community amenities include two lakes with four beaches, and three heated pools. Minisink Pool and Beach 2 are each an easy 10 minute walk from Elms Cottage. There is an in-season Rental Shack to rent canoes, kayaks, rowboats, paddle boards, bikes, and sports equipment. Fishing is allowed, and the lakes are stocked. The Lodge is available and includes wifi, fitness center, billiards room, library, lounge area with huge TV, and plenty of outdoor lakefront deck and patio space. There are many playgrounds throughout the community as well as tennis and basketball courts. The Member Services building is open and staffed 24/7 and security patrols the community 24/7.

Elms Cottage is in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. It is in Coolbaugh Township, PA, which is less than two hours (times according to GoogleMaps) from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, New York City, and northern New Jersey. The drive to the Poconos is filled with beautiful scenery and traffic is minimal compared to driving to the shore or beach.

Elms Cottage is a family-owned property; this means that for some weeks and weekends throughout the year we use the cottage for our family getaways. This isn’t a home with absentee owners who rarely see it and pack as many renters as possible in each year. It is a home we enjoy and maintain to our standards of cleanliness and repair. We are looking for guests seeking this type of property who will enjoy and respect Elms Cottage as much as we do.

Rental Rules:

Renters must be at least 25 years old.

House parties are forbidden.

Non-smoking house.

Renters may not bring pets.

Bath towels provided.

Bed linens and beach towels not provided.

Damage Insurance $79 (instead of security deposit - if you prefer a security deposit we are open to that option, but please contact me before booking)

Cleaning Fee $75

Tax 9%

2017 Separate Fees Paid to Direct Arrowhead Lakes Community Association:

Vehicle Gate Card $25 per car

Amenity Wristband for pools, beaches, lodge, etc. (Arrowhead requires a wristband for each day you are registered from check-in to check-out. Children under 12 do not require a wristband. Wristbands are optional outside of the Arrowhead summer season.)

Daily $8

Weekly $30

Monthly $80

Nearby Attractions (door to door time estimates according to GoogleMaps)


Jack Frost Big Boulder – less than 30 minutes

Camelback Mountain Resort – 33 minutes

Water Parks:

Kalahari Resorts – 21 minutes

Split Rock Resort – 24 minutes


940 Golf and Fun (driving range, mini golf, arcade) – 10 minutes

Stone Meadows Golf Course – 16 minutes

Timber Trails Golf Course – 22 minutes

Jack Frost Golf Club – 21 minutes

Split Rock Resort – 24 minutes

Other Nearby Things to Do (about an hour or less):

Jim Thorpe, PA (dining, shopping, hiking, white water rafting)

Mount Airy Casino Resort

Pocono Raceway

Lackawanna State Forest, Tobyhanna State Park, Nescopek State Park, Hickory Run State Park, Worthington State Forest, Delaware State Forest

The Crossings Premium Outlets

Allentown/Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (AAA Baseball)

Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom

Horseback riding, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, bird watching, waterfalls

White water rafting


Dining, shopping, antiquing

Fall foliage

More Details


Pocono Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1008 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Arrowhead Lake Community Association's rules and regulations must be followed. NO HOUSE PARTIES ALLOWED.
  • Vacation Lease Agreement (Rental Agreement) must be filled out, signed, and returned within one week of booking.
  • Renter must purchase gate card(s) and amenities wristbands directly from Arrowhead per their policy. See property overview section for details.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With private balcony deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Slightly larger than other two bedrooms
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin size mattresses
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Staff: Arrowhead Lake's Member Services is open 24/7 and their security patrol the community 24/7.


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The house was amazing! Me and my friends totally loved it! There is everything in the house !😍😍

  • 5 of 5

There is literally everything in the house for visitors !😍� kitchen accessories, food seasoning, few blankets in each bedroom, paper towels, glasses, plates spoons 🍴� and everything! Even the stuff to wash your clothes with and also vacuum! Beds are all set and ready for you to sleep in ! All you need to bring in is NOTHING but food and yourself! The landlord is very nice and friendly helped me get to the destination and find everything i needed!💜� Rhe view from the house is amazing and beautiful deers always come there😍�😍� yiu will love your stay at this place💜�

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Please note that sheets and beach towels are not supplied, and you do need to bring those with you.
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Excellent family get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful and relaxing stay at this perfect house. Clearly Edward and his wife have put so much thought and effort into this place and it shows - very comfortable, clean, and perfectly stocked with everything our family of four needed for our two week stay.

The house is a 5 min walk from one of the community pools and playgrounds and about the same to one of the beaches, while the other pool's and beaches are about a 5 minute drive. The community has many amenities and activities for kids and families to enjoy.

Communication with Ed was on point as well. He was very responsive, fair and extremely helpful prior to and during our stay.

We can't wait to come back - hopefully next time in the winter since the skiing areas are so close, otherwise next summer for a longer period.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and Clean

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here with two kids and three adults. The cottage is small, but has everything you need smartly laid out. We enjoyed all of the community's pools, lake beaches, etc. the owner was very helpful and made sure we had all the info we needed.

This is a great lake escape

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We're glad you had a good getaway and found the cottage comfortable. Although the main renovation was completed in early 2016 there are more plans in the works. The future projects that most excite me are refacing the fireplace with a more updated look, and replacing the carpet on the stairs with something that doesn't hide all the beautiful wood.
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Perfect for family!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed staying at this house. I went with my husband my three-year-old daughter my sister her husband and one-year-old son it was the perfect size for us and had the feel of a home. My daughter loved the bunk beds and both kids love the front and back deck it was an easy walk to the minisink pool and only a 5 minute drive to the Island pool we also were able to walk to the lake. My only regret was that we didn't book a longer stay. Ed was quick and helpful throughout the whole process and responded immediately to any questions that I had he made the whole process extremely easy. We would definitely rent with him again. Thanks Ed for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had such a great time. Did you have time to check out the Golf n' Fun on Rt 940? It is a great place to spend time with kids of all ages, and to grab some ice cream. I'm impressed you found the short route Island Pool so quickly. I was going the long way for a while... it pays to take a look at Googlemaps and get a feel for the layout of Arrowhead. Hope to have you back soon!
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Lovely long weekend!

  • 4 of 5

Cozy cottage! We had four adults and had just enough space. Cottage was clean and well stocked with the basics (paper products, dishes, utensils etc...) Close to pool and lake. I would stay here again. Owner is very responsive and helpful

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! It is good to hear that you had such a good experience. I agree about the amount of space and that is why the recommended limit is 6 guests and we do not allow house parties. The cottage is meant to be a cozy getaway. Kids love the third bedroom with the bunk beds and its own TV/DVD setup.
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Perfect Family Get Away

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four stayed quite comfortably in this cozy house. Our children enjoyed the bunk beds, and we appreciated the quiet atmosphere. We visited two pools and enjoyed views of the lake. We especially had fun at the community bonfire. Our host was fantastic during the entire planning process. Ed was prompt with answers to our questions and provided all the information we needed for our stay. I recommend this house to anyone looking for an easy and relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you and your family had a good vacation. It is great that you were able to enjoy a community bonfire. Checking Arrowhead Lake Community Association's website ahead of any visit is a great idea so that you can take full advantage of the amenities during your stay. Hope to have you back soon!
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Edward Sotherden
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2018

About Edward Sotherden

We are a young family that live in the greater Philadelphia area and we wanted a relaxing getaway that we could use and share with others.

Edward Sotherden purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Edward Sotherden chose Pocono Lake

Elms Cottage isn’t a home with absentee owners who rarely see it and pack as many renters as possible in each year. It is a home we enjoy and maintain to our standards of cleanliness and repair. We are looking for guests seeking this type of property who will enjoy and respect Elms Cottage as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

For several years we vacationed at a cottage and developed a great relationship with the owner. Unfortunately she had to sell it and we could no longer vacation there, but we learned the value of a good relationship between renters and homeowners. We want to develop the same type relationship with renters who keep returning to ELMS Cottage, and who will get to see it evolve as we continue to upgrade it over the years.


Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $79

Car pass and amenity wristband are purchased separately and directly through Arrowhead Lake. This MUST be done prior to arrival or they will charge a late fee. We will help guide you through the process, but it is the renter's responsibility to purchase these. A signed standard rental agreement is required. It will be sent after booking, but I can send a copy if renter requests it before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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