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Enjoy Lakeside Fun in the Endless Mountain at Historic Harveys Lake

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 1/3 bath, 3 story home with 80 feet of shaded lakefront

Three story lakefront home at beautiful Harveys Lake.

Newly painted rooms throughout.

We have a spacious 80 feet of lakefront with one of the few, deep, shaded lots on the lake, complete with a grassy lawn. The lakefront is fenced and tall arbor vidae bushes provide privacy from the road. Walk from the lawn down to the concrete patio and large wooden dock. Enjoy the swing under the trees and watch the boats go by. Eat your meals on the dock under the sun umbrella, or soak up some sun and swim- you will have no trouble filling your days with fun and relaxation here. The second floor of the boathouse features a rec room and deck that provides expansive views of the lake and surrounding mountains. This is a terrific spot for watching the Sunday sailboat races.

There are so many perfect places to sit and relax- in addition to the lakefront. The home has a large back deck with a wooden table and benches under a covered roof- another wonderful spot to enjoy breakfast or a game of cards.

If you ever want to leave the house, and no one will blame you if you don't, drive around the lake to Grotto Pizza or Jones' Potato Pancakes- two legendary restaurants. Jones' is cash only and has a very simple menu of freshly made potato pancakes, pierogies, and just a few other items. The Grotto has a formal dining room, a sports bar, and outside seating with views of the lake. The Grotto also delivers, so you don't actually need to leave the house! The pizza tastes best enjoyed on the dock on a summer evening!

Gorgeous Rickett's Glen State Park is located about 25 minutes from the house, and with multiple waterfalls and hiking trails, this is a must see. Tunkhannock and the Endless Mountains are about 20 minutes away. Tunkhannock's downtown features shops and restaurants, a renovated historic movie theater, and even a tasting room for a local winery.

Montage Mountain, Big Boulder, and Elk Mountain are the closest ski resorts, with Montage being the closest. Beautiful stone fireplace in The Lake House living room features a new electric fireplace for instant ambiance on a chilly day- perfect for a romantic getaway!

More Details

Property Manager
Katie Tripp- Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Katie Tripp- Owner

I grew up in this house and I love this house, the Lake, and the wonderful community of people who live here. I'm looking forward to sharing this special place with others, so they can create wonderful memories here, as I have done, and continue to do.

Katie Tripp- Owner purchased this house in 1970

Why Katie Tripp- Owner chose Northeastern Pennsylvania

This is a really unique property on the lake. The railroad used to run along where our house sits, so we have a wider lakefront than many. Having a shaded grassy yard on the lake side is almost non-existant on any other property here. The house is spacious and fun- lots of great places to gather or to give everyone their space. And there are so many outdoor spaces to enjoy. This is a beautiful area for vacationing, in any season. The autumn leaves are spectacular, as they reflect off the lake, and the hill behind the house is perfect for sledding- just stop at the back shed or else you might end up in the garden- I did that a few times as a kid. When the lake freezes, you can ice skate down by the boat launch where no one has docks that they bubble to keep the ice away. If you're lucky enough to be at the house when the crocuses pop up, or the hyacinth bloom, and the rhododendron show off their bright pink flowers, then you know it's spring and summer is just around the corner. You can walk bike ride around the lake, or just sit still and watch the cars go by. This is home.

What makes this house unique

The shaded lake front is unique. The layout of the property on the hill side allows you to access 'ground level' from all three stories of the house, as you move up the hill. With all the stairs, you'll be sure to get your workout in!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Harveys Lake in Luzerne County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • First Floor 1/3 Bathroom - Toilet
    Second Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Third Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The first floor features a 1/3 bath off the kitchen. The second floor bathroom features wooden cabinets, corian counter with sink, recessed cove with toilet, and a shower with whirlpool tub- perfect for soaking weary muscles after a day of hiking or recreating on the lake. The third floor bathroom is richly painted, with cherry wood cabinetry, corian countertop and sink, and a glassed in shower with sitting bench. Window looks out to back deck.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Mariner's Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Gardner's Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Library - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The house sleeps 7 in beds, more if using sofas (2) or self-supplied air mattresses. The Mariner's Bedroom on the second floor has a seaside theme, decorated in rich blues, and accented with sailboats, lighthouses, and seashells. With refinished original hardwood floors and a new queen sized bed, tis room is perfect for male visitors or couples. The Garden Room is the other bedroom located on the second floor. This bedroom is decorated in florals and pastels and contains two twin beds and new hardwood floors. A writing desk faces out to the side yard and is a fun spot for journaling or writing a letter. The cozy library also doubles as an extra bedroom. The microfiber loveseat opens into a single bed. The beautiful master suite has a full bank of windows overlooking the lake, a queen bed with brass frame, hardwood floors, walk-in closet, and air conditioning. A door provides access to the back deck and yard. This is the most beautiful room in the house!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Cable and internet NOT provided but library features a collection of VHS movies and a few DVDs that can be played. Visitors are welcome to use books and videos while staying at The Lake House, but cannot take these items with them upon check-out. Ceiling and floor fans help cool the second floor bedrooms where there is no A/C. Portable baby crib and tub in master bedroom closet for guest use.


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Enjoy Lakeside Fun in the Endless Mountain at Historic Harveys Lake
average rating of 4.825 based on 40 reviews

Harvey's Lake July 2017

  • 5 of 5

Very nice relaxing time spent here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

The lake house was clean and has a great layout and location on the lake. Has a nice decks, dock, and boathouse areas. We had no issues and will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are familiar with Harvey's Lake so it was a dream come true to be back at the lake. But, in addition, Katie's property and its amenities added so much to the dream. The boathouse deck, the dock, the swing, the deck behind the house, the charming living room--all provided wonderful gathering places. Although everyone in our party was happy with his/her private space, the third-floor master bedroom was a special delight. All of the rooms were clean and comfortable. The lake water was warm and clear. We didn't need to contact Katie at any point, but I would describe her email correspondence throughout the reservation process and after as personable, warm, and immediate. Her style and comments convey that she really cares about her renters' experience and wants to ensure that we enjoy her family home to its fullest. I know we certainly did!

-- Maureen

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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~*Short Restful Weekend Stay*~

  • 5 of 5

This was a well needed retreat from our busy workday in NY. Even though we stayed 2 weekend nights, we were able to enjoy all the house (and boathouse) had to offer. Katie was very friendly, open, and responsive to any questions we had. We look forward to spending another restful weekend here sometime in the near future! Thank you so much for accommodating us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sonoma County, CA

Very nice home that is well appointed and the dock was the highlight for the fishermen.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Nice home with antiques and local heritage decorations.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Weekend

  • 4 of 5

The lake house was great. The house is well kept and everything was as advertised . We had great time getting the family together. We fished, played pool. enjoyed potato pancakes and the grotto. We would love to stay a weekend when we had better weather.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Grotto Pizza
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Irem Temple Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Grotto Pizza
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Montage Mountain
Car: recommended

Harveys Lake is a beautiful and fun vacation spot. During the summer, enjoy a swim in the lake, go boating, or watch the world go by while lounging on the dock. Drive to Jones' for Potato Pancakes or enjoy a piping hot pizza from the world famous Grotto Pizza. Venture out to the Endless Mountains for an afternoon of shopping in downtown Tunkhannock or drive out to Eagles Mere. Less than 30 minutes away is spectacular Rickett's Glen State Park, with its breathtaking waterfalls and superb hiking along a clear flowing stream. Enjoy fall in all its splendor, when the leaves come ablaze and local orchards offer apples and cider. The Lake provides a great winter retreat as well. Sled down the back hill on the property or drive down to the boat launch where the absence of impellers allow the lake to freeze up to the shoreline for ice skating. Spring time brings rhododendrons and new life to the trees, with the promise of summer just around the corner. Harveys Lake and the Endless Mountains provide an idyllic and relaxing retreat at any time of year.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 Sep 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15.54
Damage Deposit £271.91

Renters will be provided with a full lease agreement requiring signature. Guest providing payment will return a copy of his/her valid driver's license with the signed lease. In case of early departure, guests still responsible for agreed upon rates for the reserved period. Rules & regulations in lease must be complied with at all times. Paypal is not accepted as it results in extra fees to both traveler & host.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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