The Elk House is situated in the lovely private community of Lake Harmony Estates, Pennsylvania. The Elk House is a 3 story, 3200 square foot house that has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. This great mountain home has tongue and groove wood throughout the house as well as wood trim and hardwood and ceramic floors.
We have a large Great room that has a cathedral ceiling, a 47' Flat Screen TV with DVD and a stone gas fireplace. The modern kitchen is perfect for cooking for large families. It has a refrigerator, a ceramic cook top stove, an island in the center and a breakfast bar with seating for 3. It also comes with a built in oven & a separate microwave. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the basic cookware. Off of the kitchen is our dining room area that has a 8’ dining room table that seats 10. In addition there is another family room with a ½ kitchen & a 27' TV equipped with a DVD. Our 24' x 17' game room holds our new 55' Flat Panel TV, 8' pool table and professional air hockey table. There is a ping pong table in the enclosed porch area. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer for your convenience. To top if all off, a relaxing 6-8 person hot tub, which is professionally cleaned between tenants, awaits you on the back patio. There is also a gas grill for your bbqing pleasure.
House has cable, wireless and AC.
The home is a 3 minute drive to Big Boulder Ski Resort and a 8 minute drive to Jack Frost Ski Area. There are paddle boat rentals available on the lake during the summer season. The house is located 1 mile from the H20 indoor water park and the Galleria at Split Rock. The home is minutes from numerous summer and winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, horseback riding, paintball, hiking, white water rafting, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, shopping, and golf. Lake Harmony is located 90 miles from NYC & Philadelphia.
Lake Harmony is a private powerboat lake that permits fishing, power boating (If you are bringing your boat, please check with owner to get a copy of the registration form) , water skiing, sailing and Jet Skiing (There are no jet ski rentals). We are located a 5 minute walk to the lake and 10 minute walk to the beach on the lake, or a 2 minute drive. Lake Harmony has a private sandy beach with a lifeguard, a swimming platform, picnic tables and a beach volleyball court.
Mid 20s OR OLDER.
LINENS AND/OR TOWELS CAN BE SUPPLIED BY A SERVICE FOR A SMALL REASONABLE FEE. MOST GUESTS DO NOT WANT THIS, SO IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CHARGES. BUT YOU CAN GET EITHER OR BOTH FOR A REASONABLE FEE. PLEASE ASK US.
• Bedroom 1 – 1 queen
• Bedroom 2 – 1 queen
• Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed, Full on bottom, twin on top.
• Bedroom 4 – 1 queen
• Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
• Other - Air Mattress available
Check in 4 pm
Check out 10 am
Linens are not included, you may bring your own or ask us for a discount code to rent them from a local provider.
Owner will collect the refundable security separately and directly with guests
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$450 / night||$975 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|MLKJan 17 2020 - Jan 19 2020||$550 / night||$975 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Presidents DayFeb 14 2020 - Feb 16 2020||$800 / night||$800 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Memorial DayMay 22 2020 - May 24 2020||$1000 / night||$1000 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Labor DaySep 04 2020 - Sep 06 2020||$900 / night||$900 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|ThansgivingNov 25 2020 - Nov 28 2020||$700 / night||$700 / night||N/A||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
|ChristmasDec 23 2020 - Dec 29 2020||$900 / night||$900 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|NYEDec 30 2020 - Jan 02 2021||$1500 / night||$1500 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
Clean, fully stocked within walking distance to lake, playground. Most accommodating owner. Privacy!
Bad weather? No fear! There's a great game room to accommodate all ages. Pool table, air hockey to name a few things available. Great hot tub and fully stocked kitchen. Good weather? You're within 10 min walk to the beach or 15 min walk to the playground. Well set up and comfortable bedrooms. Clean bathrooms. The most accommodating owner who is there to give rather than get. We will be back. Thank you for helping create the best memory for our quite large — 14 people — and quite a diverse group.
We had a wonderful time at Lake Harmony. The weather wasn't great but the house provided hot tub, air hockey, ping pong, pool table, tvs, and large gathering space for our friends and family. The house is a short walk to the lake and the little village at the bottom of the lake. You must check out the deck at Nick's, the sweet cafe at Terra Cottage, and the back yard of Boulder View Tavern. We also took day trips to Jim Thorpe and played golf at Jack Frost National. The house was a great jumping off point and had all the amenities we could have wanted. The host was responsive and answered all of our questions right away. Many thanks for Barry for a great trip!
Wanted to say we had a great time at the house rental. There is a great game room downstairs with the pool table and air hockey and tv setup. the hot tub was great and functional and very clean-which is always a plus when renting a house. Really like the spacing of the house where anyone could go do there own thing on the 3 different levels. Would highly recommend the house and the way the Owner makes sure everything is up running and clean. Will def be looking again at Barry's properties in the future when we return.
This was a great stay. We had 6 adults and 9 kids and there was plenty of room for all of us. The game room is fantastic. The kitchen is large and well equipped. Everything was clean and ready for us and the owner was very helpful and provided all of the information that we needed. Great stay!
Rent each year for a large family for the weekend. This cabin was perfect. We had 6 couples along with 5 small children. Rooms were spacious enough to add air mattresses. The Gameroom is in the lower level so the kids had a blast while us adults hung out in the kitchen/dinning area. There is even a room off the kitchen with a ping pong table. Loved the cabin. Only mins drive to Big Boulder slopes. Walkable to the lake. Owner is very responsive and accommodating. Renting was so easy. Will definitely Rent again! Thank you for a wonderful weekend.
The house was a great find. It was clean and had everything we needed. Working with Barry was easy and he did everything we asked. The house was clean and was great for our family and friends. The kids LOVED the game room and adults loved the kids being DOWNSTAIRS!!! I will definitely come back again!
This house was very easy to rent. The experience was pleasant. The house was big enough for 2 families. Great experience renting from Barry. As we rented Barry's house in winter, he called us before arrival, to say that water pipe were frozen, and proposed us another same type of house if plumber was not able to unfreeze the pipe. Good communication. A big plus, play room is awesome and kid's and parents enjoyed it.
Barry generously donated a weekend getaway at one of his homes to a fundraiser for JeffHOPE I was lucky enough to win and used the weekend as a reunion weekend with friends. We had the most amazing time!! The house was spacious and there was plenty to do! We were able to sleep 8 and had more room! The kitchen was stocked with pots and pans and we made a great dinner after spending the day playing pool and ping pong. The hot tub was in great condition. Could not have asked for a better house to spend time with friends!!
Barry's home was absolutely perfect for a boys golf weekend. The location was prime and allowed us to get to the courses without any trouble. Location to bars and resorts were key. The game room was a hit; with plenty of games of pool taking us in to the late hours. Barry's home was very clean and the space was ideal for a larger group. Barry was very easy going and we will definitely rent again! Thanks for a great stay, Barry. -Brian K.
The house is great and in a very desirable location. We were very happy with everything offered and available to us. It has a large game room, several bed rooms, a nice sun room, great deck, two kitchens, and great master bedroom. We had stayed previously with another property in the area, both times they were taken care of by Barry. The services and accommodations he provides are perfect. We did our research prior to both trips and the reviews tell the truth.
A big house with lots of rooms for privacy and great game room with pool table, air hockey and smart tv. We were happy to find a ping pong table on an enclosed porch on the main floor off the kitchen. It was our first time renting from Barry and we definitely will again. Very professional and courteous owner that responds quickly to phone calls.
Our multi family vacation every year was great thanks to staying in this house. There's plenty of room for everyone to hang out together and also lots of rooms for everyone to have their own space when needed (since there's so many of us). This is our second time renting. Barry is great with getting back to you and checking in. Would definitely recommend and rent again!!
Date of arrival April 17 Cannot wait to get back to this house for our third time. It was perfect for our family group. Plenty of common space, the large game room with new air hockey table and pool table is amazing and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. Beds were comfy and the house is very large so there are separate spaces for everyone to go - family room, game room and main living room to name a few. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and extremely responsive. The Lake Harmony area is also great for those that love the outdoors.
We recently rented from Barry and I have to say you will not find a more responsive owner. Barry and his wife are super friendly and offered some great places to go. The family loved his property. Plenty to do, the kids loved the game room and also the large kitchen table to play games. The house was nice and convenient to everything. We made great memories with our kids and had an amazing time with our family!! We will definitely be renting again from Barry!! Thank you!!
We stayed here last summer for a family gathering. I put off leaving a review for a long time because I wasn't sure what I'd write. Barry was very helpful, attentive, quick to respond to questions and concerns. I would consider working with him again, if ever in the area, but I would not recommend this house. We were 4 families with 8 kids under 8. The kids had a great time, as there was plenty of room to run around and play. The beach wasn't as close as we'd like. Not really walking distance since it was hilly and you cross a very busy road. The hot tub was where the kids spent most of their time. The issues we had were with the cleanliness and upkeep of the house. It needed a lot of updates and was pretty grimy. The was carpeting held down with duct tape, walls and windows were filthy. A/C in the master bedroom didn't work, windows were stuck shut, some without screens. One night we had a bat get into the house! We had opened a screen-less window during the day and forgot to shut it at night. The jets in the tub in the master bath didn't work, which was disappointing for the 8 kids we had playing around in there. I relayed all of this and more to Barry after our trip when he asked me to leave a review here ONLY IF I would give 5 stars. Only if I'd give an excellent review?? Sorry Barry, but I prefer to be honest with other travelers, as I'd hope they would be with me. Still I'm giving 4 stars because we had a great time. The dining room table was large, the living room was comfortable. We never used the game room, which was a shame, but it was more for older kids. The kitchen is tiny and awkward but it got the job done. There is a porch with table tennis, which had potential. Beds and furniture were comfortable. Having two refrigerators was great! Plenty of parking. Ultimately I think you can find a better house in this area, even through this realtor, but without a better cleaning crew or some maintenance work, I wouldn't suggest it.
Please check out the 49 five star reviews and the 20 five star reviews in just the last year. It is unfortunate that a guest takes 8 months to provide a review, which now goes above so many more recent and more accurate reviews. As acknowledged, it was not until after the rental that this guest mentioned most of the items stated. What is not stated is that the guest did complain about an issue with a closet door and I actually had the my service go over to show them how to open the door, and nothing was stated to the service about cleanlines or most of the issues mentioned in the review. However, some of the comments were (no longer are) somewhat fair, but for any rental house it takes a little time to get these things done, especially when the summer is fully booked. I told this guest I would follow up on everything, and after the summer I replaced all the carpeting in the house (not just the one threshold complained about), the AC unit and all the windows in the Master Bedroom and the screens in the porch area, at a cost to me of well over $10,000. One would think that after 8 months common courtesy would suggest they check back to see if I took care of the issues complained of - which I did and much more. Also the beach is as close as stated, as can be seen from the Map/Location tab verified by VRBO,and the one road to cross is not very busy (but I guess if you have 8 kids under 8 it may seem to be). I also never asked this guest to state something that was not true. This is a quote from an email I sent "I would not ask you not to be honest." I am a very responsive and caring owner (I responded to no less than 15 emails from this guest asking questions about more things than one can imagine), I have many many repeat guests and I strive to make sure my houses are all top of the line. I spend thousands of dollars each year improving and keeping them up. I will continue to do so.
My wife, children, and grandchildren (5 boys ages 10 to 15) spent a too short ski trip to the Poconos staying at Elk Lodge. It was perfect for our needs: plenty of room for all to spread out without feeling crowded, good cooking and food prep area, dining room table that comfortably seated all for meals and those for Risk or other board games, comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, a second food area (frig, microwave, etc), several tv's (although we didn't watch much), game room with pool, foosball, ping pong, spacious hot tub, and close to ski slopes and restaurants. The owner was very responsive answering questions via e mail almost immediately. All in all very nice. If we return for future Poconos trips we will certainly try to rent here again.
Great for a large group of people, beautiful home, and very nice owner. Made the entire renting process easy and we will definitely be back. Has a lot to offer, we went skiing, snowboarding, horse back riding, and even enjoyed our time just staying in the house. Highly recommended.
The owner of this property was friendly, responsive, and easy to work with. The house is large, comfortable, and good for hosting large groups. The large dining room table and patio picnic tables were especially good for this purpose. The house is an easy walk to several restaurants and outdoor activities. My friends and I enjoyed having our college reunion here.
The home was inviting, huge and had something for everyone. The home was a welcomed friend after spending our days enjoying the local activities. There was something for everyone to enjoy, from the many televisions (& smart TV) , to the game tables (pool table, fussball and ping-pong) and hot tubs. We had 15 people in the home, but the home was so large that you would have never known. We will definitely rent with Barry again,
The owner of this property has been nothing short of amazing. I had original dates to stay here for memorial day weekend, but ended up having to cancel due to the personal schedules of my peers who I was originally bringing with me. Barry put all of his effort into helping me to get my deposit back by finding a new group of persons to occupy his premises so that I would not have to be charged. Well, all his hard work paid off and I ended up getting the money that I had put down back. Throughout the whole process, he was very personable and considerate of the changes that I had to make. I will definitely be booking with him in the future!
Rented this home for a weekend. 5 families. This house was perfect! Plenty of room for all of us. Master suite was perfect for a family with a 4yr old and baby. No one felt cramped. Kitchen is fabulous! Loved the large table, we were all able to sit around and have a good old family dinner. Kids Loved the Ping Pong table in the Sun Room. All the TV's are flat screens. Kids had plenty of room to play and no one felt that they were under each other's feet. Owner was wonderful to work with. Quick to Respond and very accommodating. I will definitely rent again. I recommend this home to everyone.
Had a large group staying, house was spacious and was able to accommodate everyone's needs. Everyone loved the game room to hangout and the hot tub was a plus after a long day of skiing. Barry was very helpful and replied quickly throughout the process and during our time there. I truly recommend renting from him!
Everything was exactly as described at a fair price. Owner is extremely helpful and welcoming. Answered all of our questions quick and promptly, and was more than willing to go out of his way to help us. Everyone had a great time at the house and it was perfect for our needs. Definitely consider renting for your next vacation!
I've stayed at this property twice now and had great experiences each time. The unit is very large and has space for many people. Features plenty of bi screen tv's, wifi and and both and indoor and outdoor hot tubs. I plan on staying here everytime I visit Split Rock as long as I have enough people to fill it.
Barry (the owner) is extremely helpful, responsive and respects your time at his rental. House is beautiful, plenty of space, great ski lodge feeling, amazing time for any group of people. Master bedroom is gorgeous and has tons of space. The best part is the house is minutes from JF/BB! Cant wait to come back!
Spent a weekend here with family a few weeks ago and i must say it was wonderful. A Huge plus for us was that we could bring my dog :) - we do not leave home without him! I'll keep this brief and to the point. The owner Barry was great to work with from beginning to end. We walked into the house and it smelled like the cleaning service had just been there - heavy bleach smell which i was VERY HAPPY about! The house is very spacious- we were 10 people but we all hung out on one floor. Deer showed up a few times during our stay - which was so nice since we are from the city. Plenty of parking. pool table - flat screens - hot tub- Fireplace - hot water and great water pressure in the showers - I have already recommended this property to some friends wanting a weekend getaway - so i may be back with them! We will return! Danielle - Brooklyn, NY
Plenty of space for everyone to spread out and enjoy the time away. Kids loved the hot tub jacuzzi and pool table all weekend. Adults loved the fireplace. Master bedroom/bath was huge. Big dinner table for all to gather play board games at night. Great time had by all!
Book now!!! This property is well kept and spacious. Loved the kitchen. You will enjoy the fishing, private beach and loads of attractions in the area. My family and I felt at home the minute we walked it. This was our first time renting a house, but the owner made it so easy. He returned calls promptly and we look forward to doing business with him again. Plan to make this a yearly thing.
We rented this house for a large group of us celebrating my husband's 30th birthday. The house fit 11 of us very comfortably and could have fit more (we were originally supposed to be 16). We were also able to bring 2 dogs belonging to the group, which we very much appreciated. Barry was wonderful to work with, and I would definitely rent from him again. Thanks for a wonderful birthday celebration for my husband!
I cannot express how wonderful this weekend getaway turned out to be. I am so thankful for having found Barry. He truly made the whole process extremely easy and I look forward to working with him in the future. Our group of 15, stayed at the Elk House for the weekend of Feb 28th, 2014. The house was absolutely beautiful and fit all 15 of us perfectly comfortable. Between the hot tub, game room and the house in general, we had a hard time getting out to skii, even though it was only a few minutes away! Our full security deposit was returned promptly the following week after our stay. If I could rate this house/owner more than 5 stars, I would! I highly recommend Barry and staying at any of the homes he has to offer. I am sure we will be back for another visit in the near future!
Nice place for multi-generations. My kids and grandkids stayed here over a long weekend. It's about 5 mins away from the indoor waterpark and 10 mins away from Jack Frost or Big Boulder. Big house with 3 big levels. Only two minor issues, a few light bulbs were out and one of the beds was a bit uncomfortable but other than that excellent place in an excellent location.
We just had a group of 12 of us rent this location, and we had a fantastic time. My experience was similar to all of the other reviews. Conveniently located, spacious, very comfortable, and set up great for a large group gathering. We literally felt we could have had twice as many people and still not have felt cramped. The property is well maintained, and the lease/renting transactions were absolutely seamless. Oh...and the master bathroom is as big as most people's bedrooms at home. We can't wait to rent from here again!
My friends and I stayed at this house over New Years, and it was perfect. We are a group of mostly couples and the house slept 15 of us easily and comfortably. The house has everything. It is full of amenities, and has a great location that is secluded and close to everything you need at the same time--including Jack Frost, Big Boulder and lots of essential stores and restaurants/bars in Lake Harmony. The home itself is pristine but not delicate -- perfect for groups. There are lots of bedrooms and bathrooms, including a spacious master suite upstairs. The middle floor is the main living area. The kitchen has a large electric stove, a new oven and a large gas grill on the deck. The living room on the second floor is off of the kitchen, complete with lots of seating and a flat screen TV. Downstairs is perfect for the group. There is a second kitchen area with a refrigerator -- no sink but ideal for setting up a bar. A few steps away is a game room with a billiards table, Foosball table, a large flat screen TV and several couches. Also downstairs, in the back of the house is a great hot tub (big enough for seven, easily) and a new fire pit. As a group of city folk, it was great to hang out by the fire under the stars as the new year started. I would highly recommend renting this home or any of Barry's houses in the area. Barry was always responsive, even to minor issues on New Years Eve. The payment and lease processes were very easy. Most importantly, he was fair, reasonable, and returned our security deposit very promptly. It is clear that he cares a lot about his homes and the experience of his renters. He was a big part in helping our group have a great start to 2014!
My family and extended family of 10 enjoyed a relaxing week at Elk House. It was accurately described, clean, quiet, and spacious. We enjoyed many dinners together, discussions in the Great Room, games in game room, chill time on deck, relaxing time in hot tub. There was also plenty of space to find privacy, too. This vacation home is located close to a host of fun activities. There was enough to do to entertain a range of interests and ages. Nearby Hickory Run State Park has amazing and famous hiking trails. The lake was an easy, pleasant walk. This is a nice and affordable home to rent for family fun and memories. Also, the owner is very professional and attentive. He cares and provides great customer service. We called him with some small questions, and he responded immediately. I would come back!
Our family had a wonderful time at the Elk house. The house is definitely set up for lots of fun to be had while not at the lake. had enough rooms and floors that if you needed some quiet time you could go off on your own and have some time to yourself. We had family meals here and utilized the deck for some of the meals. The house is welcoming and inviting, you do not have to be afraid to live in it while you are on your vacation. We would come again:)