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Family Friendly Lakefront Property- Day by Day Rates Available!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Br 2 Ba On Water's Edge! Waited too long to book? Email me - we can do this!

Lovely Chalet with 2 BR's down and one sweet loft BR. One full bath down, and one full bath up. Great for two couples or those with kids. One room is set up as kids and Disney tapes (yes tapes) included for their own viewing - twin beds for kids. Pleasant living room with piano for your use. Relax by the windows facing the lake and enjoy a good book. Extra clean, modern, reclusive and peaceful. Open views to the lake and wrap around deck. Stay here and fish, kayak, canoe, read, hike and veg out...or visit the amenities surrounding. Boating (kayak or canoe) 'mini lesson' are available for those who would like - my friend is a water safety instructor. Full gear for boating, poles for fishing...just find or buy the worms! Floating dock in summer for swimmers. Rarely anyone on the lake...except us! Come and enjoy.

Sandra Babuka
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, A tiny bit of German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Sandra Babuka

For the past 20 years, I have bought, fixed up, lived in, and sold beautiful Victorian homes and 'city' houses so that I can work my way to my perfect home on water. This is the perfect home. As an environmental educator, this home epitomizes what a pure and natural home should be. With the freshwater lake biome, and the peaceful doesn't get any better than this!

Sandra Babuka purchased this chalet in 2011

Why Sandra Babuka chose Susquehanna

Water. Boating and kayaking has always been my thing. I built and raced cedar strip canoes back in the 80' I am into the calm and peace of kayaking. It is all good.

What makes this chalet unique

I spotted this home from the other side of the lake. It was sitting there, empty, alone...and it cried out to me and said...'Here I am...I am the home you waited for!' And, it was right. I spent 2 months before buying just sitting on the deck every night to watch the sunsets and the fish jump. To watch the beavers, the heron, the eagles, the hawks, the ducks and the geese. There is so much life here, and so much pleasure, you will not want to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your house is beautiful, with a nice quiet setting. We stayed with our five kids and had a quiet time..."

"The deck is gorgeous and very roomy. The chairs are so comfy...we loved the outdoor fire grill for making a fire to roast marshmallows, which we did every evening..."

"...the kayaks and canoes were wonderful. We used them a few times every day..."
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chalet rental in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Green Bathroom Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Colorful.
    Loft Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very nice!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Green BR 1 - 1 queen , Facing the water - Let the moonlight in
    'Kids' Room or 1 Adult - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 'Trundle' for two kids...or one twin for adult. Crib avail
    Loft Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Your own bath! Very nice.
  • Perfect for 3 couples or two couples and children. Main bedroom is across the hall from the bathroom; Loft bedroom is like a suite with its own bath. One can even set a small child sleeping on the very wide love seat...or plenty of floor space for blow up mattresses. Comfy for all!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Family Friendly Lakefront Property- Day by Day Rates Available!
average rating of 4.625 based on 20 reviews

Relaxing Location

  • 5 of 5

Cute home! Well stocked kitchen. Canoes, kyakes and life vests. Nice deck and firepit. Great sunset views. We had a lovely time and would stay again.

  • Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet lakefront getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (and our dog!) had a wonderful time here. The house had everything we needed, with plenty of space. We went hiking one day at Salt Springs Park and took the canoe out onto the lake on another day -- we were the only ones on the lake! We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Thank you, Sandy!

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Home on Butler Lake

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a relaxing vacation and this house was perfect. The home is very cozy and charming. The home is very clean and we found everything we needed to make delicious meals. We would recommend if you are looking for a peaceful vacation in a remote area.

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful experience! House was beautiful and had so many different accommodations, we were floored! We will definitely plan another trip, maybe even a yearly visit!

  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you do much. We loved your visit too! Come back again!!
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Well kept and clean. The canoes and kayaks were a lot of fun. Even caught some fish!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property and the area are beautiful. .. but the fracking.

  • 3 of 5

The House is really nice with everything you need, or might have forgotten.

The area is beautiful with rolling hills, farms and trees.

The lake is beautiful with swimming, kayaking and good fishing.

The one negative I should mention is the fracking in the area. Large water, and sand trucks are constantly barreling down the surrounding roads, as they go back and forth 24/7 to the frack well. The frack well is visible, and makes a droning sound non stop. It's really a shame because everything else is great.

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review on my home. I am glad you liked the house. I am sorry that this was going on during your stay. The trucks must have been hauling from the quarry nearby to the new drill site about 5 miles away. This is a temporary situation and the trucks will stop when the construction is done. We have no way of knowing when this will happen, but it doesn't last long. I do hope that staying at the lake was enjoyable otherwise. I have lots of boats to keep you busy on the water, and the floating dock is so much fun. It seems unfortunate timing for the stone haulers.
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Greater Binghamton Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lakeland and Panorama
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Route 81 North and South
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
See Guide - Elk Mountain Ski Resort
Car: necessary

See guide for local things to do. From down-hill skiing, skating, x-country skiing on rails to trails, to ice fishing in the cool weather (and wonderful restaurants to eat out!) to fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, and viewing the Endless Mountains region with wonderful drives in the warm weather.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$75.62

This home is a "good-earth" home. Living next to the water's edge requires caring environmental stewardship in order to keep our lake and land pristine. This is one of the last glacier-bogs in Pa., and a healthy lake biome full of wonderful fish and pleasures. Please leave only footprints behind.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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