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Enjoy Fall - Lakefront Cottage - $700 / weekend

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (sleeps up to 6 adults plus 4 children)

Great location directly on the waterfront of Lake Shehawken in Rural Pennsylvania. 60 acre spring fed lake adjoining two 400 acre farms. Nothing but tranquility surrounds. Minutes from Hancock, NY.

Recently renovated four season lakefront cottage has all the amenities to make your vacation comfortable.

Gentle slope to private lake for swimming, boating and fishing. Walk out the front door to hiking and biking. Near miles and miles of trails through state gamelands. Minutes to the West Branch Delaware River for world class fly fishing, or drive a little further south to the Main Stem Delaware River for rafting and canoeing.

House has recently renovated kitchen, and two renovated bathrooms (1 double shower, 1 clawfoot bathtub) and rental comes with clean white linens and towels. House has three bedrooms that sleeps up to 6 adults plus 4 children (full bed in each of three bedrooms, plus bunk beds in two of the larger rooms).

Lake Shehawken is a spring fed lake that has modest homes and cottages that have been owned by families for generations. The few renters tend to be families that come back year after year. Fantastic place to enjoy the solitude and relax.

Located in the North East corner of Wayne County, PA, just minutes from Hancock, NY (convergence of East and West Branches of Delaware River). Approximately 3 hours door-to-door from NYC or Philadelphia.

No Smoking, No Pets, Thank You.

Keywords: lakefront, waterfront, cottage, cabin, house, catskills, fishing, skiing, boating, swimming, camp, family, rustic, authentic, farm, Hancock, Roscoe, Delaware River, Poconos,

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Eric Freitag
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Eric Freitag

My wife and I are both in the creative fields. I manage the design and development of new products (ie. housewares, consumer electronics) and my wife is a practicing artist based in New York City. We have two kids who enjoy coming to the lake on weekends, holidays and summer. The lakehouse is a retreat for us all, and we couldn't live in the city without it.

Eric Freitag purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Eric Freitag chose Starrucca

I'm an avid fly fisherman and have been coming to the area for many years. We spent about 2 years looking for the right house in the right location, and found this spot in the dead of winter, and immediately knew it was a gem. The broker said that if we liked it in the middle of a blizzard, we'd love it during the summer . . .

What makes this cottage unique

This part of rural PA is special, because it's like time stops out here. Renters always ask us for a list of local attractions, but we find that almost all of the people who come to the lake barely leave the comforts of the house and lakefront. Come see for yourself.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Starrucca in Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (3) Each bedroom has a double bed with clean white linens. during winter - feather bed, and down comforter also provided., Baby Cribs (1) there is a porta-crib available to renters, located under the bed in the downstairs bedroom, Bunk Beds (2) Two of the larger bedrooms have additional bunk beds that are perfect for families with children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
classic lakefront cottage with pine wood interior, vintage porcelain bathroom fixtures, double basin farm sink in kitchen, vintage chambers stove, ikea style furniture, double shower upstairs, clawfoot tub downstairs, everything you need to have a great vacation.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Good Times, Good Fishing

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, the location better. Best property on the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Week Lakehouse Rental With Extended Family

  • 5 of 5

6 adults and 3 children ages 2, 5 and 7 traveled from CO and TX to attend our daughter’s wedding. The lakehouse had more than enough room for all of us. Despite the rainy weather we still had a day or two to enjoy fishing and boating! There were plenty of toys for the kids and the kitchen had everything I needed to make family meals. The neighbors were extremely helpful with dinner suggestions and things to do. We took fun walks and saw a fox family by the interesting ship in the field. During our walk a long time resident walking her dog guides us to a waterfall.

I work virtually and the Internet was super so I was able to work early and late evening.

If we lived closer we would definitely rent again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place, fantastic location. We didn't even manage to get out of the house to go skiing.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastically appointed, and very welcoming, this is a house to which to aspire. The countryside is beautiful, and there's not much to distract you from that. We hardly remembered civilization existed. We'll be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the serenity & quiteness of the Lake. Absolutely beautiful. My family & I enjoyed spending time together fishing, kayaking, & camp fires. Great way to build memories with our kids & family. We enjoyed every minute.

The house was fully equipt with everything we needed & more.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home with a beautiful view of the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Fun and relaxing vacation. Great house!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Shehawken

  • 5 of 5

Great week! This house is as described. Modern with historical fixtures and appliances. The other reviews are accurate, it's a well-kept home, newly renovated, clean, and open. Here are a few highlights and considerations.


*very quiet and charming lake community

*very nice and friendly neighbors

*huge screened porch with grill

*lake is clean

*lots of water toys

*well-stocked kitchen and pantry

*owners are very responsive

*the swim dock is so much fun

*the view of the lake is spectacular and changes dramatically with weather and time of day.


*VERY quiet lake community so if your kids are as loud as mine, you might be shushing a lot :)

*the only store nearby stocks only the basics, nearest supermarket is 15 minutes away.

*Recycling isn't collected, you need to bring it to the Preston Township building on Saturday from 9-noon and sort it into bins. Some recyclables aren't accepted

*its a steep hill down to the lake from the house (with stepping stones) and this week was pretty marshy at the bottom due to some heavy rains.

*Noise and light carry throughout the house. It's very easy to hear what's happening throughout the house.

*There are several lifevest for kids but only one larger one. You might want to bring some.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lake Loraine
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NY Interstate 17 at Hancock, NY
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Elk Mountain
Car: necessary

Property is situated within 10 minutes of prime fly fishing on the West Branch and Main Stem Delaware River, and within 15 minutes of 3 beautiful 18-hole golf courses. 30 minute drive to Elk Mountain for best skiing in PA. Rolling rural back roads to Binghamton, NY or Scranton, PA within 1 hour drive.

Other Activities: world class fly fishing on the West Branch and Main Stem Delaware River


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Starrucca, 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
16 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Discount
18 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £69.53
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.75

During Summer, we prefer to rent for full weeks - Saturday to Saturday.
However, we are more flexible with last minute rentals, so please inquire.

Summer: $1,750/wk or $1000/wknd; Spring/Fall: $1,125/wk or $700/wknd; Winter: $850/wk or $500/wknd
Summer: July, August... $1,750 / week or $1000 / weekend
Spring: April, May, June or Fall: Sept, Oct, Nov ... $1,125 / week or $700 / weekend
Winter: Dec - March ... $850 / week or $500 / weekend

Ask about special weekend rates that include late departure on Sundays, when available.

Holiday periods to be arranged with owners, rates may vary from those posted. All rates subject to change.

All stays require $300 non-refundable reservation deposit. Balance due within 30 days of visit, or upon reservation if within 30 days. $300 security deposit required for all visits, and returned within 30 days following stay. 6% Sales Tax and $90 cleaning fee apply to all visits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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