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Pymatuning Lake is great for fishing , boating, and swimming.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

A Waterfront Cabin Which Sleeps 7.

This comfortable and cozy cabin offers boating, picnicing, barbequing, games, and of course fishing!

The cabin sleeps 7 with 3 bedrooms and two baths, washer, dryer, eat-in kitchen, window air conditioning, and a large deck with rocking chairs.

The lakefront has a tree where you can tie up your boat. Or use the 12 foot aluminum boat provided with the cabin. It is close to Espyville Marina (and several local restaurants.

Winter activities include ice fishing (call Poff's Bait at 724-927-2462 for conditions), and snowmobiling in the area.

Pymatuning Lake Association has a complete listing of local activities, festivals and services.

More Details

Mary Ellen and Jerry Harwood
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Mary Ellen and Jerry Harwood

Jerry is a lifelong avid fisherman who spent his childhood on Lake Erie. Mary Ellen hails from the countryside in Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch country.

Together they love the outdoors and enjoy the Pymatuning State Parks and the vacation lakefront cabin in Espyville.

They love taking a break from full time residence in California to return to their roots in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Mary Ellen and Jerry Harwood purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Mary Ellen and Jerry Harwood chose Pennsylvania

We found this property with lake access and fishing opportunities. This was a fantastic opportunity. After getting to know the area for several years, we realized that offering vacation rentals would meet our needs to spend time here while offering the same to others.

What makes this cabin unique

The Lake House is spacious. The location is quiet as neighbors rarely visit their properties. The large long approach to the Pymatuning Lake leads directly to the water where a fishing boat awaits your arrival.

Relax on the rocking chairs after a day on the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a great meeting place for our three sisters and spouses. One came north from West Virginia, one came east from Madison, and the other is local ti the area.

Although wee were all together only two days, the ability to cook meals and visit made it a very worthwhile and enjoyable time together. We found the cabin cozy and comfortable.
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Pymatuning State Park in Crawford County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Second Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Master bedroom is furnished with antique bed and dresser with marble top. It has connecting bath with vanity and walk-in closet. Additional 2 bedrooms share one bath. Linens and towels are fully supplied.
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Winter time brings ice fishermen when the lake freezes. This usually occurs in the months of January and February. Call the local bait shop Poff's Place at 724-927-2462 for current conditions.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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Pymatuning Lake is great for fishing , boating, and swimming.
average rating of 4.0697675 based on 45 reviews

Fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

A fishing cabin at Pymatuning is the next best thing to home. My friends and I were surprised to see how clean and well stocked and organized it was. It had everything you could think of from cooking gadgets, utensils, linens, air bed, a/c, fire pit, fish cleaning station and a lot more. This is a great place to stay not just for fishing but for a getaway

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is to provide a comfortable, convenient, clean, and cozy cabin where friends and family can meet for fishing, friendship, hunting, snowmobiling, ice fishing, exploring, and relaxing.
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Wonderful July 4th vacation

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay and how clean the house was. Loved the large back porch with table and extra seating. Spent every night enjoying the cool breeze off the lake. Great location close to swimming, boating,and stores. We would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kenneth, Glad to hear you and your friends had a great July 4 holiday at Pymatuning. Please let us know if you would like to return next year. Mary Ellen
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Very Misleading Home and Write Up - It's just a "Fish Camp" !

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We rented this home for 3 days to take our grand kids to the lake for fishing since the write up on the home sounded so good. We pull into the drive way and are met with tree's growing out of the gutters and water pouring out of the gutters onto the deck since they were clogged up. Upon entering the home cobwebs hung from the ceiling and door frame areas, a spider greeted us in the master bath. The master bath is in bad need of repair; soft floors in and around the tub, dirty trim and caulking. Entering the kitchen (2) electrical outlets are hanging out of the wall by the wires - HAZARD !! The water filters in the laundry room for the home are 'black with mold spots inside'. Bugs in overhead lights, dust bunnies and cobwebs under the beds seem to be the norm for this house. We went to use the grill and were told by the owners that the grill was replaced with a new one, this is not the case. It was filthy outside and worse in side the cooking area; the burners are rusty and falling apart, some parts have already fell through. A wire brush was found on the grill missing a lot of bristles, it wasn't a grill brush but a rust brush -HEALTH HAZARD ! Our guests that stayed with us described the beds as 'bricks with springs'. While at the end of the property fishing a neighbor came up asking if we were renting the property and how we liked it. We proceeded to mention the problems and they stated that EVERYONE that they have spoken with stated the same issues and that they didn't like the property after seeing it. I don't know where all these 'positive ' reviews came from on this listing but that's not the case. This could be a nice place with some work, right now it's just a dumpy fish camp, VRBO needs to take a long hard look at this listing.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for giving us the availability to stay at your cottage. Weather was great for our fishing trip and my friends and I had a blast. Nothing but wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear the good news. We would love to have pictures of the fish you caught. Hope you are planning a return visit next year!
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Great place to stay up Pymatuning!

  • 5 of 5

This was the 3rd year up there and we will be staying every time we go up to Pymatuning into the future. Great stay. Enjoyed the new front deck and upgraded kitchen. Super clean and nice place. Has everything you could need for some fishing on the lake at Pymatuning. One of the best places to rent in that location. Definitely would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bill. We are happy to have you. We did think of one addition which may be helpful. It is a Fido House for pets. It includes a pet bag dispenser and can for disposing of pet waste. It will be a good addition outside as we have many pets staying at the cabin. No promises as to when it will be available as we first have to find where to obtain it.
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All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation experience I have had in years. Peaceful and quiet location. The home was nicely furnished and supplied with many creature comforts. I hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, Mi casa es su casa. See you year. Mary Ellen
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Clarksburg Valley Inn -- CLOSED
Pymatuning State Park
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
The Causeway across the Pymatuning Lake
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lil Bit Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pymatuning State Beach
Car: necessary

Pymatuning Lake is great for fishing and the Espyville Marina offers boat rentals and boat docking. This lakefront cabin offers a quiet getaway for fishermen and non fishermen alike.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Pymatuning State Park, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Off Season Winter
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £45.13

In order to provide best quality preparation of the cabin for your stay, we do not have housekeeping services on Sunday. Therefore we do not accept incoming vacation dates beginning on Sunday.
Early check-in and late check-out is only available with an additional charge of $50.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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