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LAKEFRONT! Pontoon boat,hottub, billiards,fire pit/place, private family retreat

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

'Pocono Mac's'......

Private Pocono area Lake front Home. Please note, this property is located about 20 minutes west of Lake Harmony, on a larger, private 130 acre lake named 'Lake of the Four Seasons' which is the community called 'Beech Mountain Lake'. It is an electric motor only lake. Easy access off I-80 / Mt. Top exit (just east of the I-81/I-80 junction). Enjoy a beautiful 160 acre lake on the western edge of the Pocono region. Escape the commercialism and crowds of other Pocono area lakes. Beech Mountain Lake is a private gated community with it's own freshwater lake.

In the winter season, enjoy spectacular views of the frozen lake and snow covered mountains from the warmth of almost every room. Great sledding hill which is lit most nights, is only a 3 minute walk from our house. Great cross country skiing right from our door. Down hill ski areas are a short drive away (Big Boulder/Jack Frost = 30 min, Camel Back = 40 min, Montage Mountain = 30 minutes). Snowmobile trails at Lehigh Gorge and Hickory Run State Park (15 min drive). OUTDOOR PRIVATE HOT TUB (liability release form and $ 35 use fee applies .

From May through October, enjoy kayaking, canoeing, pontoon boats, etc. We have a 16' motorized pontoon boat, for rental at our dock. Must reserve in advance. We also have 2 canoes and 3 kayaks which can be used (liability release must be signed in advance and $$ fee applies). The lake, once used by the PA Fish Commission for spawning fish, is an electric only-motor lake. Excellent fishing for Large-mouth Bass, Perch, Pickerel, and even trout (lake stocked with Golden,Rainbow,Brown trout in spring for kids fishing derby). Enjoy spectacular mountain views and clear blue skies while boating on the lake or relaxing on the deck and beach. Lake is excellent for swimming. Our private beach is great for kids to play in the sand! Swim off the floating dock. Whitewater rafting and biking on the 'Rails to Trails' at Lehigh Gorge State Park (20 minutes away).

Enjoy hiking trails and cross country ski trails at Nescopeck State Park, just a couple miles down the road (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/nescopeck/).

Take the kids to the new popular waterpark, Kalahari! Just about a 20 minute drive from our community (www.kalahariresorts.com).

The home has a private beach with a campfire ring and expansive dock area with covered gazebo. Property borders 'forested green area' on lake front, giving exceptional privacy. Enjoy the community clubhouse which has its own restaurant and lounge. Virtually all the activities you can imagine that you could do outdoors in Pennsylvania, you can do here. Restaurants, shopping, attractions are minutes away.

The house was custom built with cedar siding and mountain stone. The house has a beautiful floor to ceiling 16' wide mountain stone wood burning fireplace which is a favorite place to gather with friends or relax with a drink or book. The open floor plan allows for lake/mountain views in most every room. Custom bar area with 50' HD TV is a great place to watch sporting events and movies. The knotty-pine finished walk- out lower level also has lake views and large stone fireplace.. This level has a SLATE POOL TABLE, fooseball table, covered outdoor ping pong table, dartboard, board games, girls doll houses and a cable TV with movies for the kids and adults. Lower level also has large bedroom which sleeps (5) and full bath. Large wrap around deck provides plenty of areas to enjoy the lake front view and watch the birds and other wildlife

(our two resident White Swans, Bald Eagles, woodpeckers, hawks, raccoons, geese, loons, and occasional Black Bear!).

Please note that we do not have a house phone. However, we have Wi-Fi and most cell phones do get a good signal from our house.

We prefer renting to families or groups of mature couples.

The 'Clubhouse' has an indoor pool,indoorbasketball, racquetball outdoor tennis court, volleyball, outdoor shuffleboard, outdoor bocce court, private swimming beach, outdoor basketball court, kids playground area, game room, lounge and restaurant with outside deck dining. You are permitted to use these facilities with payment of service/useage fee.

Miniature golf, driving range, and 18 hole golf course (Edgewater Golf Course) is 2 minutes from the entrance of the community. Sand Springs is another well known course which is about 5 miles from Beech Mountain Lakes.

We generally do not rent to groups of singles/younger people.. Our home is best suited for family outings, not party groups.

Keywords: Chalet,lodge,lakehouse,lake house, lake front,

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About The Owner

We purchased this house when our daughter was very young as a place to get away and have private family time. We have enjoyed the house many times with friends and family. It is a very relaxing retreat.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Drums

Exclusive lakefront location. Wide variety of activities in community/lake. 15 minutes to whitewater rafting and 30 minutes to downhill skiing.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Peace and quiet! Lakefront location.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Drums

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Bed and double futon in the ( 2) main BR's upstairs. 3rd BR has a Double Bed . Lower level family BR has double, and a bunk with a double on bottom and single on top. Also 'pack n play' in lower level BR closet., Lower level family room has pull out queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • porch/lanai ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private beach, dock. Sledding hill with lights.

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average rating of 4.959596 based on 99 reviews
5

Our stay at the "Poconos Macs" was incredible, this house is so beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a rainy weekend, but because of the setting of the house, all the games, location, views, ambiance, coziness, cleanliness, and much more, my family had the greatest time ever!

the kids had games to entertain themselves, the adults were in the hot tub, by the fire place, in the bar watching movies, listening to music, just relaxing by the lake looking at the swans, and the peaceful water with the mountains on the background, it was something for all of my family members. We brought my mom for her 70th birthday and reunited with her kids and grandkids. She had the best Bday ever. This house is about family, we did not go anywhere else, it keeps us together, because the weather, but everyone was very happy. This house has it all and more than we expected. we are planning to go back in the summer , there are many outdoor activities to enjoy when the weather is better. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to visit and stay over your house, it is a memorable weekend for our mom and family.

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Christmas Vacation with the Family February 9-12 2018

  • 5 of 5

This property is a wonderful family house just like it looks in the pictures . This was a Christmas present for our children and our grandchildren. We enjoyed the fires , hot tub and the game room. We also went tubing and skiing . There is one spot that was everyone’s favorite . The high table and the two chairs looking at the lake. . I would get up early to enjoy sitting at that spot drinking my coffee with my binoculars and I did see the beautiful bald eagle . We enjoyed the community pool and some enjoyed the lounge on the lake . Steve made sure every thing was good and if we need anything to please to let him know . He also offer his maintenance man to help with the bags because there was ice . Our children asked if this could be our new tradition. So Steve will be booking this house again , Thank you for everything.

The Naegele’s

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Four Season getaway. Now THIS is a mountain house.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have enjoyed our second stay more at Pocono Macs. This house is unique at every nook and corner. The layout was perfect for our family all together (in-laws included). Everyone had their own private space but also plenty of gathering space to join with each other for meals.

We brought food for meals but the kitchen is well stocked with utensils and other kitchenware. Sitting at the bar area with our family watching sporting events was a perfect end to each day. The nearby sledding hill was a perfect winter activity. Snowy and frozen vistas of the lake from most rooms made for a truly relaxing experience.

Bring your food, clothes and linens and make yourself at home. Plenty to do like games, pool, fooseball, hot tub and movies. We certainly will be returning again and again.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time with family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house! Everything was as described. The kids enjoyed the games and hot tub and we enjoyed a crackling fire every night’. We hope to return in the summer.

  • Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This was an amazing place to stay, and exactly as depicted in the listing! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely beautiful, the location is perfect! We originally just wanted a cabin in the woods with a fireplace and a hot tub, within driving distance of Ricketts Glen to do some hiking...but when we rented this place, we got way more than we bargained for. This lake house was amazing. Definitely enjoyed the scenery of the lake every morning, and since it rained all weekend, the lake house kept us entertained as it is well equipped with enough recreational activities to last a month. We really enjoyed the fireplace, hot tub, pool table, fooseball, and even played twister! I think we may have added SkipBo to their game collection because it didn't come home with us. Pocono Mac's is definitely worth visiting! My only regret is that we only spent a weekend there, definitely need more time off work!! The property owner was very informative, friendly, and available for questions. We had an excellent experience!

  • Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Property was Great. Everything was exactly the way it is in the pictures. Everything worked. No problems what so ever.

  • Submitted: 2-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Location

Private beach and dock on property. Quiet no-motor 160 acre lake. Canoes/kayaks and use our dock and beach at the property to launch.

Sledding hill with lights a 2 minute walk from the property.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Drums

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring 2018
Mar 20 2018 - May 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$448
 
 
Early Summer2018
May 8 2018 - Jun 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$507
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 11 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$5,073
 
 
Late Summer 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$507
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall 2018
Sep 23 2018 - Oct 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$417
 
 
peak fall 2018
Oct 7 2018 - Oct 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$507
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$482
 
 
December
Nov 27 2018 - Dec 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$379
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2018 - Dec 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$507
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$507
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$642.2
linens/towels (option) C$128.44 + Tax
Community Use/Custodial C$250.46 + Tax
Pontoon rental (option) C$635.78 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

"SUMMER PACKAGE" of $500 is required for weekly rentals June-Sept. Includes all fees, clubhouse amenities, pontoon boat, canoes, kayaks, paddle board, hot tub, etc. Tax of 7% additional to package rate.
No Pets. No Smoking. Minimum age 35. Prefer families and mature couples. This is NOT a party house. Loud behavior, excessive partying, fireworks, etc will result in immediate eviction without refund. This is a private, quiet, family community. If you want a wild party location- find a home not in this community. Valid photo ID and vehicle info required for all guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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