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'Cozy Cove' Cottage Rental on Lake Carey

Bedrooms 2
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 Bath Cottage on Lake Carey

Our cottage is a comfy little place right on Lake Carey in Tunkhannock, PA**. The cottage has a screened in mud-room, kitchen, full bathroom, living room, 2 bedrooms, a 'lake room' and a deck overlooking the lake. Each bedroom has a full size bed. The living room has a full sized pull-out couch and if needed, there is space in the living room for our inflatable raised queen mattress. Overall the cottage can sleep 6 people very comfortably, 8 in a pinch.

Outdoors we have a large fire pit and a small dock that is brand new, installed at the end of the 2015 season. We have 3 kayaks (2 single, 1 tandem) and a row boat available for use (on premises only), as well as some fishing poles and tackle available to be used on premises (PA permit required).

Our cottage isn't fancy, but it is comfortable and eclectic, and we love it that way. Located at the top of one of the Endless Mountains, it is very secluded but only a 10 minute drive from all your creature comforts, including grocery stores, movie theaters, restaurants and even Wal-Mart. You wouldn't guess it when you are at the cottage though, it is so peaceful. A wonderful place to unplug and enjoy the sunshine.

Speaking of creature comforts and unplugging, not to worry. There is plenty to do and see if kicking back with a good book isn't your thing:

- Fishing. It is huge in the area as the lake is part of the Susquehanna River Valley and is stocked at the beginning of the season with trout, but also has a ton of carp, bass (small and large mouth), pickerel, cat fish, sunnies, maybe more. At dusk, the carp jumping for bugs is pretty cool to watch. Fishing permits are required and are available at the local Wal-Mart. Upon request, I can provide you a link to the PA website for more information.

- Kayaking/Boating. We have two individual kayaks and one tandem kayak. Our side of the lake is smaller and shallow, which makes it nice for beginners. If you are a bit more advanced, you can paddle on over to the big side of the lake, and take on the much stronger current. We ask that you not remove the kayaks from the property or Lake Carey. If you have your own and want a true challenge, you can take it down the mountain and take on an even more serious current . . . the Susquehanna herself. For those who may want to bring out more than one or two people, or may not be comfy in a kayak, we also have a nice, big metal row boat that seats 4.

- Golf. There are two PGA rated golf courses at the bottom of the mountain. One is about 10 minutes away (Shadowbrook) and the other 15 minutes away (Stone Hedge). There are also 2 miniature golf courses and a driving range within minutes of the house as well. Greens fees fluctuate, both courses have websites I can direct you to.

- Hiking. The woods surrounding our cottage are private property but there are a number of trails in the area. Many local state parks offer a great hiking experience, but watch out for the local wildlife!!

- Hunting. Speaking of local wildlife. Ask me for the links to lots of information and maps of public access hunting grounds. FYI, the cottage is in Wyoming County.

- Skydiving. Yup that's right. The local small airport has sky-diving every weekend the weather allows. Known as "Sky Haven", you can see them flying through the sky almost anytime I hit the local IGA on a Saturday morning. Website can be provided upon request.

- Food & Beverage. There are many great local restaurants, wineries and breweries in the area. Some of these restaurants are truly spectacular, if "cooking in" isn't your thing.

This cottage has been in our family for over 30 years. It is our home away from home and we love being there. Unfortunately jobs, lack of time and life prevent us from getting there as often as we would like, so the next best thing would be sharing our little bit of paradise with others.

For more information on local eateries, etc., please visit and like our facebook page. Search 'Cozy Cove'.

**Please note, due to lethal allergies of a minor child, we request that no peanuts or tree nuts are brought into the house. If you pet enjoys peanut butter for a treat, please feed it to them either outside or on the deck. The allergy is so severe even residue on the carpet could cause a reaction. Thank you.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Laura

My husband and I are first time parents to a wonderful 3 year old little boy. I am a Paralegal by trade, and have worked in the same small firm in Connecticut for over 11 years.

Laura purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Laura chose Northeastern Pennsylvania

I took over management of our family vacation cottage last year, and had great success with several upgrades to the property and sharing it with others. I look forward to sharing our Cozy Cove with you. My family and I have spent almost every long weekend there for the last 10+ years. Most of my family vacations as a child were spent here, lazying the days away in a float on the lake, getting sun burned and making s'mores on the camp fire.

Our cottage isn't fancy, but it is comfortable and homey. It is the kind of place where you can cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie on a rainy day or curl up with a good book in a deck chair or lawn chair. Nothing matches, and we like it that way. If you are looking for a home away from home to relax and unplug and probably take a nap in the shade, your search is over.

What makes this cottage unique

The house has very little boat or road traffic because it is in our cozy little cove.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tunkhannock in Eaton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Living Room Fold Out - 1 Double Bed , Fold out couch in living room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Easily fits pack-n-play. This room has a TV and DVD player.
  • Each bed is a full size bed. Pillows, and a feather comforter is provided for each bed, including pull-out couch. Linens provided on request for a small additional fee.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
We have a new fire pit and lawn, courtesy of our brand new septic system. We have also installed a new dock made of composite, so no splinters! We have also upgraded the television in the living room to a 32" flat screen.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

'Cozy Cove' Cottage Rental on Lake Carey
average rating of 4.64 based on 25 reviews

Two night weekend stay for myself and girlfriend

  • 5 of 5

Was a wonderful quaint stay with no surprises...was as it's listed. Owner was very sweet and helpful prior! Lake was a little built up on this end with lily pads, but enough of an opening so they didn't prevent the ability to get the one-man and two-man kayaks out to the main lake area. So peaceful. Met the neighbors who were very nice too, and who offered their paddle boat or regular flat bottom metal boat. Cozy little cabin. Recommend to anyone who wants to just get away and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect getaway. In a nice quiet area but close to all local attractions and stores. We were provided everything from coffee and toiletries to fishing poles! We brought our own food but there was food in the cottage if we needed it. The stay was perfect. We plan on making it again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! Sometimes those last minute trips are the best ones. So glad you enjoyed your time on the lake! Hope to hear from you next year. - Laura
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Property was as described.

  • 4 of 5

Water area was a bit disappointing as it was not swimmable due to weed growth, but kayaking was good out into both parts of the lake. Nice area and accommodations were as described. Very comfy beds and linens! Cottage was well stocked with supplies and necessities

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wanted to let you know we are actively working on the lake weed/lily pads and hope to have a more fisherman AND swimmer friendly shoreline next year. Takes a long time when you are trying to be very careful of the wildlife effected. Thanks for staying, I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Cozy Cove is a perfect description for this cozy and comfortable two bedroom house on Lake Carey. Very clean and everything you can possibly need is provided for. We were lucky to have two perfect weather days late in September so we were out on the lake in shorts and tee shirts. Evenings were cool but the baseboard heating in the bedrooms was more than enough to be comfortable. Also did a little bit of Susquehanna River which was amazing. Headed to Ricketts Glen State Park for a little hiking. Had great deals on restaurants for "seniors". Laura was responsive and helpful to any questions.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A quiet sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I greatly enjoyed our 2 day stay at Cozy Cove. We were there on a Monday and Tuesday. It was quiet, a good place to read and excellent leisurely kayak paddle around parts of the lake. My brother slept deeply one of the nights, perhaps more in one night than he has in a long time. Of course, I greatly enjoyed the morning symphony from the Canadian geese on the lake in front of the house. Directions were clear and accommodations great , just what we needed. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know your trip was not just for pleasure, so I am so glad you were able to find some peace and enjoy yourselves. Oh, and I agree about the sleeping. Even my toddler sleeps all night at the cottage. Insomnia cure for sure.
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Nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

Went with 3 girl friends for a weekend get-a-way. Cottage was nice, boats were awesome, and weather was beautiful. Dock was great, played in the sun, also had some awesome large floats for the lake. Only con was that you can't really jump off the dock for swimming.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Wilkes Barre/Scranton international Airport - AVP
Nearest Golf
5 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Day Weekend
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nightly Rate
14 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Columbus Day Weekend
6 Oct 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
Pet Fee £38.65
Property Damage Protection £76.53
Linens Fee / Per Set £7.73

If you have any questions, please ask. I can be flexible on many things because this is our family home, not a business. The insurance and damage deposit is requested because they both cover different things. Pets are allowed, but need to be discussed in advance. The pet fee is $50.00 per animal for the entire stay, not per day. Linens fees are $10.00 per set for the entire stay. A $10.00 charge will be deducted from the refundable deposit to cover any excess bath towel or linens usage, to cover cleaning/laundry costs.

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.
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