5 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, sleeps 14 in Lake Harmony
This unique house was originally designed and built by a builder/architect who resided at the home over 10 years- the home is very well made with many unique details. The romantic master bedroom has a Juliette balcony with doors opening out to the living room fireplace and expansive windows looking out on the trees.
Lake Harmony is just over a 5 minute stroll from the home. This private lake permits fishing, power boating, water skiing, and swimming. The private Lake Harmony community beach has a swimming area, picnic tables, and beach volleyball court. The home is a 5 minute drive to Big Boulder Ski Resort and 15 minutes to Jack Frost that provide skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Other local attractions include snow mobiling, horseback riding, paintball, hiking, white water rafting, fishing, hunting, miniature golfing, water parks, Casino Gambling, bowling, movie theater, golfing, and shopping. Lake Harmony is located 90 miles from New York & Philadelphia.
Bedroom 1 – 1 queen bed
Bedroom 2 – 2 single bed
Bedroom 3 – Master - 1 queen with Juliette balcony overlooking living room
Bedroom 4 – 1 double bed
Bedroom 5 – loft – 6 single beds (access through bedroom 4
Check in – 3 pm
Check out – 11 am
Linens are not included, you may bring your own or ask us for a discount code to rent them from a local provider.
Away From It All
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Dishes & Utensils
Ski & Snowboard
Sports & Activities
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$500 / night||$1100 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|ChristmasDec 18 2020 - Dec 23 2020||$750 / night||$1100 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|ChristmasDec 24 2020 - Dec 26 2020||$900 / night||$1100 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|NYEDec 27 2020 - Dec 29 2020||$750 / night||$750 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|NYEDec 30 2020 - Dec 31 2020||$1100 / night||$1100 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
Perfect cabin for some fun!
Our stay at the Wood Chalet was great although it was cold and rainy. We were still able to go rafting and we had a blast! We spent the rest of our stay enjoying the huge game room. We listened to music, played pool and played some poker. The house accommodated our group of 11 very well. All in all, a great weekend. Would definitely recommend.
We spent a fantastic, relaxing weekend here with our 2 young daughters. The house was beautiful and very comfortable. We loved gathering around the dinner table and playing downstairs in the game room. The girls loved the room upstairs which is perfect for children. The area offers a lot of great hiking, spectacular views and occasional glimpse of wildlife. Highly recommended!
The house is just amazing! Everything was perfect! It was just as in the pictures. Anya, the host was just amazing, she was friendly, and made everything in her power to accommodate us the best way she could. We did not meet her however, but she was always available in case we needed her. It was extremely clean and it smells so good! When we got into the house we were all like "wow! This is just soo amazing!" Every details was just perfect! She even put a welcome card along with a ferrero rocher chocolate pack! We had a great time and I can't wait to go back there! I would totally recommend this for large group of people or even romantic gateways! The landscape is simply magnificent.
This home is located in a great location. Perfect for skiing, tubbing and other winter activities. The house was clean and neat and spacious. Working with the owner of the house was a pleasure. She was always available to speak to and answered any questions. Her staff, both the cleaning crew and the maintainence crew were GREAT! Any issues we had were taken care of within the hour. Would absolutely rent again.
Wow!! What a great trip for everyone!! Anya was out of the country and still managed to make my last minute rental request easily done. The house was very very clean and quite comfortable. We had 6-8 inches of snow our second night there and really enjoyed the gas fireplace for hours over a meal of spaghetti and Netflix movies. No worries about bringing in firewood as it was a gas stove--pure enjoyment and warmth. But if you like the wood thing--there is a wood-burning stove in the basement!! Thoroughly enjoyed skiing at Big Boulder and Jack Frost--very easily to get to either one. Would definitely recommend and look forward to visiting again--soon!! And Michelle-the housekeeper--was Super helpful with small details: questions about getting in, firewood, lift ticket info --just a phone call or text away.
Hi Me and my friends came to spend three days in the Poconos and we were very impressed with the house the location was perfect only five minutes away from the skiing resort and we had everything we needed the owner Anya she was very helpful she always responded quick very happy I will come back again to this house
I must start off by saying the pictures do not exemplify actually how big and beautiful this house really is; even though it looks great in the pics. The master bedroom is huge and overlooks the living room. Once you look over the balcony, you can see straight outside at the beautiful landscape and wildlife that actually comes up on the deck. This house has an additional four large bedrooms and two n half bathrooms; which is perfect for a large crowd. The basement was spectacular and well decorated. The house boosts many activities in itself. There is a full sized pull table, darts, a huge poker/game table, tvs, books, and games. I must say, I never knew that lake harmony actually borders jack frost, I mean literally. We walked outside and could see the slopes and lights a few hundred yards away. Lake harmony also has many restaurants, stores, n security right on the premises. The owners are sooo nice and very informative; she actually provides a 14 page packet that explains everything about the house and area. If you have any questions, the owners give their personal cell numbers and actually respond to text. If anyone needs a house and has a large group, this is the house! 11 beds,5 bedrooms, 3 baths..enough said. This house is worth seeing in person!!
Spent a fantastic long weekend at this home with 4 other couples and their children. We were lucky enough to have a fresh snowfall the day before we arrived which made the property even more perfect. The great room and game room were both huge, well decorated, and were constantly the centers of entertainment the entire weekend. Next year we will have to work on an earlier curfew for the kids in order for the adults to enjoy some more quality time in the game room. The home is centrally located between Jack Frost & Big Boulder and everything else that Lake Harmony has to offer. We were visited each night by our friendly deer neighbors who enjoyed snacking on the apples & carrot appts. we prepared for them. Overall, had an amazing time & are counting the days until our next visit. Anya is a pleasure to work with & answered all of our concerns & questions. Would recommend this property highly for any and all age groups.
I stayed here with my wife and a group of friends for a long weekend in early April. We had a fantastic time. Here are our comments grouped together.. The neighborhood and outside of the house - what a wonderful mountain house! We woke up to deer peacefully walking around the backyard. The house is surrounded by beautiful rocks and trees and was a great place to relax and breathe in clean air, a nice break from city life. We took a long walk around the neighborhood and pleasantly came across a lake (Lake Harmony) just a few minute walk away. The rooms - the living room is the coziest that I've stayed in at the Poconos. Views of the outdoors from comfortable couches, and plenty of space to set up long dinner tables for my big group. Cozy cozy, what a great weekend! The game area - downstairs we played pool and had a bit of a dance party after dinner one night. I appreciated having two hang out areas in the house to accommodate our group. Thanks Anya, we had a great time!
I am very happy that i chose to stay at this house. It was at the last moment booking. Thanks to Anya for helping to end our search in beautiful woods of lake harmony. Beautiful and spacious home that included everything i needed. The house has plenty of beds for those with large groups. The community is a great hang out spot especially for those with families,they also have good food. The nearby hiking trails were great and they show how beautiful PA is. One of definite pus of this house is access to nice lae beach... kids loved the place. The only minor issue we have had is the grill was not clean.. my owner promised to take care of that in future. I would love to come back to this house! I hope the next long weekend :)
Want to start of by saying that this is a beautiful home, love the master bedroom with the balcony, something different. Very peaceful and quiet like We had expected to be. Everyone's favorite room ofcourse, was the game room very big and a happy feeling was felt. Great place to enjoy with friends and family. Love the fact that the beach and the fishing area was walkable. Very thankful that Anya responded back to me with my concerns the same day. This home is breathless inside and out. I would love to visit again. Thank you Anya for this opportunity and for trusting me in your home. Love it!
great vacation home for families with children! we stayed for 2 nights and we couldnt ask for a better place. plenty of bedrooms for the children to play in, fun entertainment room for the adults, close walk to the private beach. it was a pleasure and although owners werent nearby they were very quick to answer any questions via email. thank you for sharing your place!
Went with a group of guys. Anya was super easy to deal with and the house was very nice. More than enough room. Clean and well kept. Lots of fun playing pool and hanging out in the basement and the deck. Lots of activities going on around. Went ATVing and river rafting. Rafting was a blast. I would definitely book again and revisit with friends, family, etc.
The "Pocono House" is the perfect place for a family/friends getaway or a couples retreat in the woods. It is walking distance from Lake Harmony and just a short drive from some great restaurants. The house itself is clean, spacious, comfortable, and comes with plenty of accommodations (including a television, a billiard table, and wi-fi) to make for a great time even if you decide to stay indoors. Five stars, highly recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
Had a blast! Centrally located. Plenty of parking. Pool and card table downstairs. Check out the local rock lake, walk down to the lake and take a swim or fish, or enjoy the abundant wildlife. Deer will eat out of your hands! House has a perfect loft for kids and was very cozy with seperate thermostats for each room. Picknic table and grill on spacious porch. Detailed welcome packet. Kitchen had everything we needed. Hit the Amish Market on Fri or Sat just down the road. Was very relaxing. Will be back!! Highly recommend; Thanks!
It was a last minute get together plan which Antya was able to accommodate cordially & was prompt with her responses. she even ynderstood our time-frames is a little late checkout as well. It was exactly as described, spacious for 3 families & could've had more. Ample parking, "fully equipped" kitchen including everyday stuff, much better than antucipated. Had plenty of dinnerware too. All in all it was amazing experience for all & maybe we could visit in a warmer month soon. Thanks Anya.
Never staying at a rental like this, we shopped around extensively for the type, price, comfort, and quality of the house. After a lot of research, this was clearly the best online, and certainly awesome in person. Anya was great to work with, she was so easy to get in touch with, so personable, and gave us a ton of information. The house itself was huge - definitely way more room than we needed for 9 people. The kitchen was perfect, the beds were really comfortable, the bathrooms were spotless, and the whole property was super relaxing. The main floor is where we most often hung-out because of its big open space (and that beautiful fireplace). The downstairs was perfect for shooting some pool. The property is quiet and relatively alone in the woods (you're not sitting on top of your neighbor at all). We definitely will be re-booking. I read reviews of this place and they seemed really strong. They were absolutely correct about the quality of the rental and the kindness of Anya. Great place.
Upon arrival the house was immaculate and beautiful. Within minutes to lake & ski resorts. The house had everything we needed to feel right at home and the kitchen was fully stocked with ample dishes, pots, pans, etc. Plenty of room for a large group to hang together or to spread out. The owner was more than helpful and concerned that our stay was perfect. Will definitely rent again.
This was our first time in the Poconos - it was a central meeting point for our family to gather. We looked at a number of places, but this one always came to the top of the list. First, Anya was very quick to respond to our inquiries and follow-up questions. Second, the layout worked better than other places we looked at. Having the game room completely separate from any bedrooms was a big plus, and when needed we could send the noise down there so babies, etc. could get to sleep in peace! The living/dining room gave us plenty of space to gather and we cooked meals for 12 in the kitchen without any problem! The house is light and airy, but also feels cosy. The only possible bonus would be a hot tub, but I know one is on the way!
I stayed at this Lake Harmony house in January 2015 and the pictures don't do the house any justice. I was mainly drawn to this house because of its aesthetics... I fell in love with the design of this house. The living room was warm and cozy with comfortable furniture. The entire house slept 14 people quite easily. I especially loved how the kitchen opened out to the living room area.. so while the women cooked, we got to watch the guys go nuts over the football games lol! And the house is literally five minutes away from JF/BB Ski Resort. The only downside to this house was the size of the oven. It had a unique look to it but it was actually a bit on the small side. The owner, Anya, is AMAZING. She is so patient and understanding, not to mention helpful. She extends herself to you whenever you need her and responds to emails within minutes. This visit was my fourth time staying in the Poconos and I definitely wouldn't mind renting this house again. My family is already talking about renting this house for a weekend in the summer!
I have stayed in other rental homes in the area and this home met all of my groups needs. Ample sleeping space, plenty of large common areas and ample parking. Everything was neat, clean, and close by to all attractions, the home was literally 5 minutes from Big Boulder which is a huge plus! I am very big on customer service and Anya exceeded my expectations and was a pleasure to stay deal with, she was very attentive to all of our needs and even presented other options when we first were searching for properties. I will surely be staying on one of her properties again.
I stayed at this house with a couple of friends and I was upset on how very very out dated !! The home wAs with old appliances , like the stove was gross and dirty dishes had stains and dirty , bathroom had carpet , but mold smell as soon as u came into the house was terrible ..it had hard mattress .. I have been to lake harmony many times and stayed in other homes but nothing like this . Over all not worth the money . (Most of all the owner will find a way to keep ur deposit so be carful !!! . )
Dear Rose, We wish for all our guests to enjoy their stay, and we do our best to ensure that. We are sorry to see your review, especially since it is contrary to what your emails* said to us. We kindly ask that guests treat our home as they would theirs. Unfortunately, this great stay turned sour when we notified the guests of damages: large holes and scratches on walls. For minor issues and wear/tear, we never take from the security deposits; however, for larger damages such as holes in the wall it is necessary. In this instance, we had to hire a contractor to replace parts of the wall and repaint. To specifically address the review and the statements made in it, our home is as pictured in the photos. It is not a new chalet with modern appliances/features, but rather a cozy, relaxing, woodsy house carefully designed and built by an architect who lived here during the 70s. We work closely with all guests to address their needs and strive to make them happy, and our cleaner also does a very thorough job in cleaning and maintaining the home. Thank you, Anya *The following is email correspondence from the guest after their stay: "My stay was great. I'm very sorry about that. I didn't even notice it when we left. My niece and nephew were downstairs. Let me know what the quote comes out to be." & “Hi Anya .. I'm sorry about the review I just don't know who would do a thing such as that ! . I had 3 other couples with me and I will address this matter with them , your right that is beyond and not nice in no matter . VERY DISAPPOINTING !!.”
Super sweet house located in a charming and quite neighborhood. Perfect for a getaway from the city! We spent most of our time cooking (great kitchen that opens out into the living room), reading, and watching movies (in the cozy living room). The house was very clean and roomy. I loved feeling like it was our home for the weekend, the owners have put a lot of love into this place. Anya was lovely to deal with and while we didn't have any issues, she checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. Thank you for a beautiful weekend!
Great house. Excellent layout especially if you have a few kids that you would like to bunk together. Clean and well maintained. A gas fireplace AND a wood burning!! Our older kids shot pool and threw darts and we barely knew they were there. Anya was a pleasure to deal with. We would definitely consider this house for future trips.
We had a group of 8 visit for Cigarfest at Split Rock Resort. We couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. There was plenty of space and we never felt crowded. We were able to readily find everything we needed in the kitchen and bedrooms. Anya was a pleasure to work with and stayed in touch with us to make sure we had what we needed to make our stay wonderful. It was just like spending time at a friend's home! I highly recommend this home and our wonderful host for your next trip!
My husband, two sons, two daughters-in-law, two young granddaughters and I stayed at Anya's Pocono House from May 14th to May 18th. Upon arrival, we were happy to find the property, exactly, as pictured on HomeAway website. There are no surprises. It was very clean and cozy. The box of chocolates, left for us, was a nice added touch. There is plenty of space for everybody. Anya is so easy to work with. She seems, genuinely, concerned that you have a good vacation. Any questions were answered quickly to ensure our stay was exactly what we wanted. You can see the home is well cared for by the excellent cleaning service. Michelle is to be commended. I would not hesitate to recommend this home to all friends and family. We hope to visit again, at some time in the future. We've stayed at two other places, in the Poconos, but both places didn't hold a candle to this home. Since finding Anya's home, we won't have to look again.
I stayed at this property a few weekends ago and it was such a wonderful home! It was large enough to comfortably fit everyone and it had so much to do. I recommend renting this house, the owner is delightful and so easy to work with, she aims to make your stay as comfortable as possible!
My group and I stayed in this beautiful Pocono home from June 6th-8th and had an amazing weekend. The house was spotless when we got there and exceeded our expectations. This home is perfect for any age group and had more than enough room for our entire group. Anya is an outstanding home owner to rent from. She was quick and efficient and made sure that our stay was perfect enjoyable. She answered all of my emails and concerns within the hour and we had absolutely no troubles while planning and booking our vacation. Anya made us feel confident and comfortable with our stay and thoroughly accommodated my group. She even left a box of chocolates for us on the kitchen table as a welcome gift, how cute! We will most definitely be reaching out to her for our future rentals. THANK YOU ANYA! :)
Anya was very responsive and helpful prior to and during our stay. The house had everything we needed and was very well equipped. We loved the huge living room and the six beds in the loft gave us a lot of flexibility for a big group. The only negative part was that it kept pouring down during our entire stay, but there are many worse places to be than at this house during a non stop downpour. We really enjoyed the stay and would definitely recommend it!
I stayed at the house for a long weekend with a group of friends. We were thrilled with the house. This was my first experience renting a house, so I was skeptical. The house was as expected - spacious and warm; the basement and living room are great spaces to hang out and relax after long days of activities. We played paintball and went whitewater rafting but the options are endless. Anya was very responsive before our stay and during. Overall, comfortable space and great proximity to activities and restaurants. I was very pleased with our decision to stay here.
This is a great house for a fun weekend. The house is as described with lots of beds and sleeping areas. Included window air conditioners in all bedrooms which was a plus in the summer. Furnishings are rather dated but everything is functional. The pool table in the finished basement is a great touch. Would stay again.
Anya was a wonderful host! So easy to deal with, even at last minute over the holidays when she was away on a vacation of her own! The cabin was perfect for our family over a wonderful New Years stay. We had young children, teenagers, all the way through a grandparent. There was plenty of room, and no one felt crowded. The little ones loved having their own space up in the 4th floor loft, and the parents loved that the entrance to the loft was through their bedroom (so no worries about young ones roaming in the night). The 1st floor game room was a wonderful :hanging out" area for the teens, and the main floor living room was plenty spacious for the adults to gather. The kitchen was well stocked for our cooking needs. It could not have been simpler to check in and out, as their is a lock box for the keys, and Anya gave wonderful directions, instructions, and useful information about the area. The cabin was in a beautiful woodland setting (although it is in a neighborhood), close to Lake Harmony and all the offerings at Split Rock resort. All in all, I would definitely recommend this cabin for a large group, and also the host, Anya - she was truly a pleasure to deal with.
I stayed here with friends for a long weekend and to watch the Super Bowl. The flat screen TVs were great to watch the big game. The house is deceptively large and can accommodate many people without feeling cramped. All the guests had a great time, and loved the place. It is conveniently located, close to JF and BB and the lake. Very spacious parking available. It's a classic Pocono chalet. The owners are great, very responsive to inquiries and they provide a very thorough welcome packet that includes all the information you would need to enjoy your stay. The pool table downstairs is a great touch to hang out after hitting the slopes all day. The house was clean upon arrival, and the essentials like dishes and glasses were in abundance and good quality that matches the decor of the house. My friends and I have been staying yearly in the Poconos for 20+ years, and we will return to this place again.
Overall great experience with minor setbacks. Our group had a great time and plenty of room. minor issue with the bbq grill, but quickly dealt with. Black bear visitors came by to ensure our trash was food-free, but as my group has been visiting the area for years, it was quickly cleaned and bear-proofed. The house did get very warm in the evening even with fans running, but we made the best of it. Anya, her husband Lazlo, and their service people were awesome and very easy to deal with. We hope to rent the home again in September if all goes well. Thanks for a great time!
Phil- Thank you for your stay! We were glad to fix the grill issue (igniter wasn't working, so we purchased a new grill for use). I wish you would have told me about the heat- we have window AC units that we put in for the summer. We put them in as soon as I saw this review, so they are in for Summer 2016. Thanks, looking forward to seeing you and your group in the future :)
the home was cozy, spacious and well decorated. kitchen was well stocked and air conditioners were working good. the upstairs attic was a fun place for the kids to sleep. downstairs basement also was well lit and pool table was fun for the kids. location was nice and access to beach area was nice. what could have been better was cleanliness. there were spider webs around the house and patio. infact one pretty big one on the top left as u entered the basement staircase. also the garbage dumpster was ravaged by some animal however it wasn't cleaned up for two days with trash all over the street. also the water heater died out after 3-4 ppl taking quick showers. we had some loud neighbors but being from ny, we didn't mind at all however someone looking for peace and quiet might not appreciate that. also the two guys who came to check up on the water something in the basement was a little akward. my wife got worried we did something wrong. overall we had a good time and I would say, with a few touches of a broom, this house is a beauty.
Anya is the best! She responded very quickly when we were interested, and made it super easy for us to rent! The instructions on how to get to the house were super easy. She has a very lovely home, we had so much fun and an amazing time while we stayed from Monday-Friday!! Would recommend to rent with her, she's so nice and has a beautiful home. Thanks Anya!
We loved staying in this Lake Harmony residency. There are so many pleasures to share that this evaluation will most likely not due the home justice. We were a family of 11, 5 of which were children ages 4 to 12 years. The home is well maintained with clean, up to date kitchen equipment, out door large grill and picnic table, 4 bedrooms and a top floor containing 5 single beds for children. The basement was so much fun with a pool table, a bumper pool table, comfortable couches and a large screen TV (which we never used as we preferred the games and reading). Also in the basement is a large size washer and drier as well as a toilet and sink. The main living area has leather full size couch, love seat and large comfy chair in front of a gas huge fireplace. We did not use the fireplace as it is summer, but the directions are provided. The dining area has a large table that accommodated all 11 of us to enjoy an evening meal together. There are lots of extra chairs if one has visitors too. The bathrooms were great especially with constant hot water. Every bathroom has a large bottle of hand soap provided by the owner which helps reduce soap residue and reminds us all to frequently wash our hands. The home is an "A" frame design with an outside porch on two sides - beautiful! The home is nestled in a wooded area a short walk to the tennis courts and to the sandy swimming beach. We enjoyed both of these locations. In addition we walked to a nearby hotel to rent kayaks and a paddle board. Our athletic grandson of 8 years paddle boarded for one hour and loved his first paddle board experience. We rented double and single kayaks for one hour and paddled around half of the lake, cutting across the calm lake to return. We did not eat at a restaurant, but there are many within easy driving distance as well as a small grocery store and coffee/ice cream shops. We went to 3 nearby waterfalls to take photos and enjoy the beautiful area. We rode the 70 minute round trip "READING" train ride initiating and returning to the town of Jim Thorpe. We investigate 2 museums, one in Jim Thorpe and another in the nearby town where miners use to enter the famous anthracite coal mines. We want to return to experience the actual coal mine tours when we have warmer clothing. Finally we hope to enjoy the bike trail along the river after being taken up stream with our bikes on the Reading Train. There are so many activities yet to enjoy!
The house is a great getaway in the Poconos! Right around the corner from Lake Harmony, and not far from lots of fun adventures -- hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, etc. We had a great time exploring the area and doing stuff outdoors, but we're happy to hang out at the house as well. It easily fit 11 adults, and catered to all of our needs. We grilled, ate on the beautiful deck, relaxed in the spacious living room, and entertained ourselves with pool and music in the furnished basement. Anya is a superstar host! She answered promptly with all of our questions, and was extremely friendly and patient. A+ owner who I would absolutely go to for our next trip!
Owner is a great person and super easy to deal with . Super clean Very comfortable Great for a family or a big crew Lots of fun outside and as well as inside the house Area is quite and real nature . We had a unforgettable GREAT time !!!! Thanks for everything to the owner !!!
We had a great time in this house. Together with a large group of friends, I visit Lake Harmony every summer, and this was my favorite rental so far. It was the perfect size for a large group of friends. Plenty of space to spend quality time together and also get some me-time when anyone needed it. The house was stocked with everything we needed to cook our own meals, and we loved the big TV and pool table in the basement. We also really enjoyed spending time on the porch, plus the beach at Lake Harmony is beautiful. It was great to be so close to the lake this year. The only minor issue we had was with the air conditioning. We didn't realize the place didn't have central air going in, and it took a while to cool down some of the bedrooms on the upper floors. Otherwise, we loved this place and will probably rent again in the future. Anya is so nice and responsive, and we appreciated her giving us an early check-in and late check-out!
Our stay at the Pocono house was very enjoyable. It was a short drive away from Nick's lakehouse--which had very delicious burgers and outdoor seating with a beautiful view of Lake Harmony--and other locations for our daily needs. The house itself was stunning with a beautiful decor; all of the amenities provided made our stay very comfortable. Anya was always accessible when we had any questions or concerns. In addition to the fun had at Nick's Lakehouse, the private beach was a great place for tanning. Horseback riding was another activity we explored, and the crew at the ranch provided great customer service and an overall good experience. Coming from New York City, this retreat serves as a wonderful getaway for those wanting a break from the urban jungle. Overall, it was a new and exciting experience for all of us, and it goes without saying that I'd highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking to enjoy nature for a weekend.
I don't even know where to start!! Anya is a beautiful person, very easy to deal with. She responds to your emails or texts in minutes. Every time i texted her or called her i felt like i was talking to my best friend. Great lady, very friendly great personality!! The house!! Sooo beautiful, very cozy , super cute. The second We walked in felt like home. It's like grandmas house :comfortable and homey . Loved every detail of it. Juliet balcony that is coming out of the bedroom and looks down the living room was my favorite. I felt like princess in the castle waiting for her prince. Lol The house has everything that you might need . Great deck, beautiful fireplace, fire pit outside. I loved the old wood stove in the basement. I can talk about this house forever. I would highly recommend it to everyone . Its also in a very nice small town. Walking distance to everything. The lake, bolder field (thanks Anya for telling me about it) very nice restaurants . We ate almost in every one of them and there was not one thing that we tasted wasn't delicious. We will definitely go there again on out next vacation. Hopefully it will be a longer one:)Thanks Anya for this amazing experience, we really appreciate everything you've done for us.
Hi! Our family stayed her in lieu of doing Christmas gifts this year. It was myself and my husband with our 22 month old son, my sister-in law and her husband with their 3 kids and my inlaws. We had a great time! We were a bit disappointed with a few things at the property not working correctly (no wifi, broken dvd player, only basic cable and no outside lights and the unit was also not cleaned well. I reached out to Anya and she was very responsive and apologetic. I can imagine it's impossible to stay on top of every little thing if it's not mentioned and her cleaning company clearly let her down. Anya, is very sweet and compassionate though and worked with us. She called the cable company and got the wifi working for us and credited us for the rest of the things. I know moving forward, all the issues have been resolved so it will be a great place for you to stay. The house is very adorable and has a wonderful mountain charm to it. The kids loved the balcony and running around in the basement. The area is great as well. Not a far walk to the lake and we drove and did a hike as well. I would highly recommend. You are in good hands with Anya!
I booked this outdated home for my family for 2/2 to 2/5. Upon arrival, the ice was so thick and i fell on the porch. Thank God it was not my father. The house is outdated. I called her extremely upset because this is not what the pictures showed. I stayed because my family was on there way. I should have went with my first plan and stayed and the Split Rock resort. To make matters worse, she is trying to charge me a credit card fee and I am disputing it. I have the original fee list and it doesn't state credit card fee. I texted her a response upon leaving stating we had a nice time because we made the best out of the outdated home. I thought my text would have gotten me my deposit quickly, but 2/24 I had to call her and my credit card company.
Marianne- I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. I try my hardest to have all my guests enjoy our home and the experience of working with me. Unfortunately, it is impossible to satisfy everyone- and I am sorry we were not up to your standards. As of today, 3/21/17, your dispute has been overturned in our favor by VRBO for the reason that we are very explicit in our fees (specifically including the 2.5% for payments by credit card, which is listed in both our contracts and on our website). This was no exception for your stay. Our pictures were just updated in the end of 2016 when we installed the new floors, so all pictures you saw are up to date and current. For any potential guests with any questions regarding this review, please do not hesitate to ask :) Thank you! Anya
Anya, the owner I dealt with, was responsive, informative, and easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. Dealing with such a nice owner took a good deal of stress out of the trip! In addition, the area was hit with 20 inches of snow 2 days prior to our arrival and Anya made sure the driveway was plowed and the entrance to the house was shoveled and repeatedly salted (thank you!). The house had plenty of space for our party of 9. The large and open living area is where we spent most of our time because of the natural light during the day and the connected kitchen and dining area that was used in the evenings. The basement/game room was great as well. The pool table and dartboard down there got plenty of use while we watched the NCAA basketball tournament on the big screen TV. The pictures and description in the listing are a great representation of what you will experience. The place was clean and the description of what supplies you need to bring and are already there was very helpful. We ate at Nicks Lakehouse a couple of time and everything we had from there was tremendous. Snowmobiling at Manor Sports wasn't to far away and was a blast! We found that 30 minutes was plenty of time compared to the 60 minute option. Overall I would definitely recommend this house and area for either a family vacation or a weekend away with just friends!
Our overall stay was very comfortable, and we had a great time, however, there were a few disappointments. I'll start with the good stuff, since it really was a great vacation!!! We had 10 adults & 2 young children and there was plenty of space for sure, and the location couldn't be better. The area was in close proximity to many great adventures, including Camelback Resort, Split Rock & Hickory Run State Park, which had amazing hiking in the areas of Hawk Falls & Boulder field. It was also close to amazing options for golf, like Mountain Laurel Golf Club, we played this one & it was breathtaking!!! The things we were not so happy with included the kitchen & the outdoor area, it was very dated & not very well stocked, at least for us, not exactly what I would have picked for a kitchen, when we were cooking for 10 plus every night, but we managed. I would have liked to see more outdoor furnishings, only 1 picnic table & these lame metal folding chairs that were laying around was not very nice, but again, we made due. I will say this, if you need plenty of space, and you want to be close to many great things to do in the Poconos, this is the place for you! The owner Anya was always very helpful when we needed something, she was a pleasure to deal with before during & after our stay!!!! All in all it was a fantastic trip & family gathering for our 2017 Family vacation!!!
Thank you for your feedback! We have an additional 6' folding table and wooden folding chairs for extra seating outside, the metal chairs you mention are a 'last resort' for groups that have 'day guests' for over 14 guests. As of 7/31, the kitchen stove top is being upgraded. Thanks again!
We stayed here for a company retreat. There was plenty of space to just hang around the house, and it seemed very clean and well maintained. There's plenty of things to do in the house. We took advantage of the games in the basement as well as the barbecue on the deck. And the description of the house does not exaggerate the distance to the lake either. It really is a short 5-10 minute walk. The owner, Anya, was a pleasure to communicate with, and there were no issues at all, both during the reservation process and during our stay. We would definitely recommend this house for anyone looking for a nice and convenient place to stay in the Lake Harmony area!
We had a great time in Lake Harmony and at Anya's house. We especially enjoyed the large and well appointed entertainment area downstairs with the pool table and huge TV. We went on a neighborhood walk (super peaceful) and roasted smores over the firepit. The house had everything we needed, and we look forward to coming back! Perfect for families or groups of friends, and make sure to get out and enjoy some of the local amenities in the area that are all easily accessible from this house!
What a great place to unwind!!! The home is in great condition. It's not the latest, greatest, newest place - but it makes up for that with plenty of space and tons of character. Our family absolutely loved it. The kitchen is big enough for us to enjoy cooking together (a favorite pastime). The table was big enough to seat 9 adults comfortably. The living room was big enough for all of us to hang out and relax. The first level made movie night a blast. The proximity to Lake Harmony was terrific and there are plenty of restaurants close by - so while we like to cook together, sometimes it's nice to leave that to someone else:). But the best part of this home? The owner. Anya was happy to help with any questions, any concerns and helped us out immediately. If you're thinking about the Poconos, stay here. You'll be happy you did... and you'll be writing your own glowing review.
We loved the house and the setting but it rained the entire time we were there so we couldn't use the private beach and had to go to another spot to even get on the lake which was disappointing. The house itself was a little dated and the basement was very musty smelling. The floors weren't very clean but overall the place was nice. The kitchen could have used some better cooking pans but it had a nice dishwasher and large fridge. The bathrooms were clean and the rooms were spacious. Overall it was a nice vacation home.
This was our 3rd stay at this home and we will be back again. We loved the upgrades that were done to the property since our last visits. They had replaced the carpets on the first floor with new floors that are much nicer, and they had new furniture in the living room area. The kids loved the basement game room and the outdoors. The short walk to the lakefront is awesome, so we spent lots of time swimming and having fun. Highly recommend!