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Packer Island/ Lake Getaway / Guest Suite

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large King Suite

Large King Guest suite on Packer's Island. The 500sq ft. guest quarters behind the main house has been newly renovated into a luxury suite. The property is across the road from Shikellamy Marina State Park, this 54-acre park is on the southern tip of Packers Island at the joining of the West and North Branch Susquehanna River. The Marina offers a one-mile paved hiking and biking path, boat launch and picnic pavilions. This portion of the Susquehanna River is known as Lake Augusta, a 3,060-acre lake formed by the world’s largest inflatable dam. The lake averages six feet in depth and is a popular boating water-skiing area. If you don’t own a boat, Lake Augusta Outfitters located in the Marina rent bikes, kayaks, pontoons, wave runners, canoes, and offer gasoline. They are open Memorial Day thru Labor day 7 days a week 9am to 7pm and then up to Oct 3rd Sat thru Sunday 9am to 5pm, call them to reserve ahead of time at 570-286-2148. After enjoying the lake for the day you can dine at the Sunbury Social Club, also located on Packer Island within walking distance from our Estate. Our area is full on Historic Landmarks, Unique Shops and Beautiful Wineries. We are also less than 20 miles from Knoebels Amusement Resort. We have no doubt that you will begin planning your next visit with us the moment you leave! Your stay includes a complimentary bottle of wine from our local winery, Keurig hot drinks, small frig, and a floor safe to secure your valuables. Not only will our staff clean the Suite before your arrival, they will lay out fresh towels, linens, and will be there to greet you for check-in..........SU & Bucknell University Parents are Welcomed! Both campus's are 15mins away. Check out our other property Penn's Creek Cottage VRBO#604784!!!! (Note: The first 9 reviews are from the main house, that is no longer a VRBO rental)

More Details

Garry Dreese
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Garry Dreese

I'm a local Real Estate Manager and GM of Front Street Motors Of Sunbury.

Garry Dreese purchased this guest house in 2013

Why Garry Dreese chose Sunbury

Great Island/ Lake attraction!

What makes this guest house unique

Lake Augusta


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation guest house rental in Sunbury

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Large King Suite - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Front Street Station, Shade Mountain Winery, Clyde Peelings Reptiland, T&D's Cats of the World, Selinsgrove Speedway, Knoebels Amusement Resort, Little League World Series, Penns Cave, Downtown shops in Sunbury, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Sunbury Social Club, Lake Augusta and Shikellamy State Park.


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Packer Island/ Lake Getaway / Guest Suite
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Columbia Pennsylvania United States of America

Had a great time room was very nice

  • 4 of 5

It was a very nice room there was not to much to do around the town in the off season but had no issues just a nice relaxing time

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute! Spacious! Adorable town!

  • 5 of 5

Had a blast and the cutest little town ever! Great spot for Breweries and Wineries! Had some minor issues but the owners were right on it and took care of this right away which was great! Would recommend! Also you need to go check out McGuigans Tavern downtown (ask for Michelle) Great specials, food and drinks!

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Rock, NJ

A great weekend on Packer Island!!!

  • 5 of 5

We came to the area to visit our daughter at Bucknell for parents weekend. The house was a short 15 minute drive to Lewisburg and extremely convenient. Mike, the caretaker (who is a super nice guy BTW) showed us all the property had to offer and was available to answer any questions. The kids LOVED the hot tub, and the living room was a perfect location for family movie night. The house itself was clean and well appointed with everything we needed to have a comfortable stay. The park across the street is a great place for a picnic or a leisurely walk. Stephanie was a great communicator answering all our questions leading up to our stay.

All in all a great weekend, look forward to next year!

  • Submitted: 7-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It pleases us very much to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable stay at this property! We pride ourselves on making our guests stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Your review of our property is much appreciated, as we use this information to determine necessary changes, if any, to make our guests feel "right at home" while staying at our property; therefore we sincerely thank you for taking time to write a review of your stay! Thank you for choosing us and Packer Island for your vacation location!
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Clean and roomy. Convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Packer Island. The location was perfect to visit local attractions, along with PSU, Knoebels, and Bloomsburg U.

The amenities were as advertised, and worked well for us. Plenty of places in the area for meals when we went out to eat.

Communication was easy with Stephanie and Mike.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay! As we continually analyze ways to make our guest's stay with us, as enjoyable as possible, I greatly appreciate you taking the time to both speak with me on the phone, and for write a review for this property! I hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Stephanie
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GREAT time! GREAT place! GREAT location!

  • 5 of 5

All the rooms were very clean as advertised the neighboring areas were clean and quiet to enjoy the time spent relaxing either on the deck or in the hot tub. There were plenty of sights to visit, some even within walking distance. Additional cookware supplied was extremely helpful in the large kitchen. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a rental property.


1. Mirrors in each bedroom wood have been helpful.

2. Improve on the driveway entrance.

3. Trim bushes back around grilling area.

  • Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for staying with us!
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Lovely Character

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this home. The house has lots of character and is located directly across from a state park that provides a great place to walk along the river. The owner provided a bottle of wine, which was an unexpected but welcome bonus.

  • Submitted: 10-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Harrisburg International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Front Street Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 11
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sunbury Social Club

Front Street Station, Shade Mountain Winery, Clyde Peelings Reptiland, T&D's Cats of the World, Selinsgrove Speedway, Knoebels Amusement Resort, Little League World Series, Penns Cave, Downtown shops in Sunbury, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Sunbury Social Club, Lake Augusta and Shikellamy State Park.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation guest house rental in Sunbury

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$64.19
Janitorial C$25.68
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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