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Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable Woodland Home Near Skiing, Lake Harmony And Blakeslee

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fully Equipped Kitchen And Laundry Area All On One Floor.

Conveniently located for quick and easy access to most of the Poconos most desired destinations, this home is in a quiet setting for relaxation after the days activities. This single story home offer convenient living on one level. The largest bedroom has a queen sized bed plus its own full bathroom. Bedroom #2 has a full sized bed and a set of bunk beds; bedroom #3 has a full sized bed. These guest rooms are served by a full bath as well. Bedroom linens and bath towels are supplied.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all pots, pan, dishes, silverware and glasses supplied.

The kitchen, dining and living areas are in an open floor plan. The dining room seats 6 at the table while a breakfast counter will seat 4. There is cable TV and WiFi available.

A large front deck offers a great place to s[end a quiet evening, a large rear deck offers room to enjoy a meal prepared on the grille.

This corner property provides a large yard for playing or lounging. It also is the access to the adjacent Thomas Darling Preserve at Two Mile Run. With an area of 2500 acres, this groundwater-fed glacial wetland has one of the state’s largest and healthiest spruce forests.

What You'll See

Boreal wetlands with native black spruce, balsam fir and tamarack, surrounded by a forest of northern hardwoods, including eastern hemlock and red spruce. Flowering shrubs and rare plants, including bog sedge, thread rush and creeping snowberry. Black bears, river otters, eastern coyotes, snowshoe hares, beavers and a variety of breeding birds, including Canada warbler, black-billed cuckoo, scarlet tanager, barred owls, ospreys, golden-crowned kinglets, hooded mergansers, ravens and dark-eyed juncos.

Witness colorful shrubs blooming from early May until July. Pick blueberries during the late summer and fall. Explore the preserve via a 2 mile trail and boardwalk system, supported in part, through the ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation.

So close to all of the many attractions this area of the Poconos has to offer, yet not too close. You can use this safe haven a a place to relax and unwind after experiencing all the hiking, golfing, skiing, whitewater rafting, biking or the leisurely stroll along the trails.

More Details

John and Millie Holahan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About John and Millie Holahan

Having lived in many places from Newfoundland, Canada to California and from New York to Georgia, I found the Poconos when I met Millie. Millie's parents owned a piece of land in the Poconos with hopes of retiring here one day.

When Millie and I married, we then fulfilled our own plans of moving to the Poconos; that was 1976. Over the years, we have traveled a little, but always look forward to returning home to the Poconos.

John and Millie Holahan purchased this house in 2003

Why John and Millie Holahan chose Pocono Lake

This property is located in a small community of 9 houses, our primary home being one of them. Being a local home builder, I took the opportunity to buy this property. With a few changes like removing some interior walls, upgrading the kitchen, flooring, painting, siding, decks and so forth, we wanted to have this place available to visiting friends and family.

Because of the most convenient of locations, we renovated a couple of other properties in the neighbourhood, each having their own character.

This area is so close to everything including the major highways like Interstate 80 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

State and local parks are very accessable as are all of the activities you can imagine.

A major feature of this property is being adjacent to the Thomas Darling Nature Preserve at Two Mile Run. This 2500 acre property is maintained by The Nature Conservancy and offers private access to this beautiful glacial wetland and Spruce forest. An short hike will offer opportunities for enjoying nature as well as moments of solitude and mindfulness.

What makes this house unique

This single story home is convenient living on one level. A front porch for enjoying an evening of star gazing and a back deck for enjoying a meal prepared on the gas grille.

The large yard provides plenty of room for children to play.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pocono Lake in Kidder

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , In larger bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest bath in hallway
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , With private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , Has bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Convenient location to most of the Poconos favourite activities, yet, the quiet and wooded location offers a place to relax by the firepit and talk about the days activities and plans for the next day.


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Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable Woodland Home Near Skiing, Lake Harmony And Blakeslee
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Recommend this home

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this house for the New Year holiday was like a winter fairy tale- frost and snow outside the window, and the home is warm and cozy. Thank you John and Millie for hospitality. Clean and nicely decorated by the season rooms and bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, convenient location of the house. We had a good time in your house.

Sincerely, Shvorab's family.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you were pleased with your stay. Your description of the holiday reminds me of our family gathering as well. The convenient location yet in a quiet setting is what most people enjoy about the Katie's Kottage. Being close to skiing, the Kalahari Water Park as well as adjacent to the Thomas Darling Nature Preserve at Two mile Run offers easy access to the Poconos major activities yet a location offering quiet solace and relaxation at day's end. Best wishes to the Shvorab family and your friends for a happy and healthy New Year. Cheers, John, Millie and Donna
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kottage. We felt right at home. The house was in a quiet neighborhood but still very close to everything we needed. We hope to come back and visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased you enjoyed your stay. After your long drive, we wanted to be sure that you were comfortable. It was a pleasure having you as guests and look forward to your return. john, Mille and Donna
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Amazing quiet and comfortable place!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay, I think is actually better that it looks on pictures :) It is toddlers friendly and has beautiful backyard with grill and fire pit we used every day. Thank you John and Millie!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Space

  • 5 of 5

It was everything that we were looking for. Anything you could need was inside the house or a quick drive up the road. House was immaculate and our golf trip was a great success.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan, glad you guys enjoyed your stay. It also looked like you had some room for some skills practice. Thanks for leaving the place in such good condition, that's very much appreciated. You guys are welcome back any time. Cheers, john and millie
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Delray Beach

Gorgeous Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We actually ended up staying at another one of John's properties down the street from here. The place was gorgeous! It had everything you could possibly need and was super clean. We enjoyed sitting out on the top deck the most, and will definitely stay with John again if we end up in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, I'm glad we were able to get you into the house for the weekend. The house where you stayed has a great layout. The upper porch and deck area ae favourites of our guests; a great vantage point from which to enjoy the woods. We look forward to your return. Millie and john
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York, PA

Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Needed to stay in the area for grandson's baseball tournament Memorial Day weekend. We have rented a lot of houses over the years through vrbo. This cottage is one of the cleanest we have run across. Plus, the owners provide all the essentials and went out of their way to be sure we had everything we needed. As, commented in a previous review, the pictures do not do this house justice. Also, really appreciate that they are pet friendly. Our dog doesn't do well with boarding, so we always stay where they accept pets. Only minor improvement I could suggest would be to have a TV in one of the bedrooms. Thanks for a great family weekend, John & Millie!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Millie and are very pleased with your review and comments. We agree that new phots should be posted, I will take care of that this summer. A TV in the larger bedroom is not a bad idea as Millie loves to watch HGTV and I prefer watching something that will not provide a long list of, "Hey, why don't we do this to the house?" We're glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome you back on your next visit to the Poconos. Best regards, John, Millie and Donna
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35 Miles
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 80 and PA Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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Nearest Ski
6 Miles
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Nearest Beach
16 Miles
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Car: necessary

This property is in a quiet wooded setting, close to skiing, NASCAR racetrack, water parks, lakes and so much more. Close, but not too close.

This location is a quiet place for relaxing after a day of activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, golf, a stroll through the nature preserve that is next to the cottage.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £48.38
Damage Deposit £204.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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