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‘Topl’ In’ Creek-Side Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 maximum

Weekends or weeks, work retreat or romantic refuge, ‘Topl’ In’ offers new conveniences in a natural setting. The ‘Topl’ In’ is a newly-built family owned Cottage that rests in a deep valley formed by the fresh-water stream called Big Roaring Creek. Its location in Mayberry Township offers visitors quiet seclusion with easy access to cultural amenities. This is a perfect getaway – a place where you can breathe in deep and break out of life’s daily obligations. We built this place to enjoy ourselves and we’re sharing its character and conveniences just enough to help fund its upkeep.

The cottage is conveniently located just five miles from Knoebel’s Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA, and seven miles from nearby Danville, PA. State Parks, like R.B Winter (Half-Way Dam), Hickory Run and Rickett's Glen are short drives away. Shikellamy State Park and Marina is minutes away so bring your boat! The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds offer events year-round. Several quality gun clubs, including the Valley Gun and Country Club in Elysburg is also nearby. Golf courses are plentiful and the Buckhorn Mall and surrounding shopping area is close. Historical enthusiasts can explore nearby covered bridges, take a tour in an Anthracite coal mine, visit the historic Jim Thorpe or just enjoy the incredible scenic surroundings.

But you need not get in the car again once you’re there! Brings some old sneakers that you can wear in the creek – find a spot to take a dip, cast your fishing line or catch minnows and crayfish with your kids. It’s a great place for biking! You can hike the local wooded hillsides and huddle around the fire-pit as the evening closes into a crisp night. Sleep to the sound of crickets and rushing water.

The gas-fireplace in the center of the Great-room can be just as enjoyable as the fire-pit outside. A fully equipped kitchen adjacent a large dining area and two living-room spaces brings family members together and still provides room to escape. The Cottage is handicapped accessible with an exterior ramp up to the main level and an easily navigable full-bathroom. There are two half-baths. Even if its drizzling outside you can breath the fresh air and do some grilling on the giant patio on the ground level.

The cottage has three bedrooms a full bath with a low-step shower and two half-baths. One of the half-baths is in the laundry/utility room.

This is rental property provides family vacation accommodations; it cannot be used as an event destination or site for a large gathering.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Allen

Three siblings share this great piece of property. Two live locally.

Why Allen chose Catawissa

Our parents bought our cottage early on in their marriage and our father, single-handedly constructed the building that was ruined in the 2011 flood. Our father is gone now too but the memories we made and still make there will always be with us.

What makes this cottage unique



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Catawissa in Mayberry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking No Pets Absolutely no use of any motorized ATV permitted on or around the property – no 2, 3, or 4 wheelers.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The shower is easy to get into.
    Bathroom 3 - There is a toilet on the ground level - near the large patio
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , There is a toilet and sink in the utility/laundry room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - Full Size Bed, private bath entry, window a/c, sleep 1-2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , window a/c, sleeps 1-2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , The futon=queen, bunk=twin, window a/c, sleeps 1-3
  • The master bedroom also has Satellite TV - but the kids don't need to know. 3 Bedrooms (Beds for up to 7, one Sleep Sofa that opens to a queen for 2 more - 9 maximum.)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveller reviews)

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‘Topl’ In’ Creek-Side Cottage
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Great place to decompress (and have fun).

  • 5 of 5

A great location, very quiet. Great communication with owners. Only minutes from Knoebels and any store needed for supplies. The cottage was fully equipped if we decided to not explore. There were 5 of us in total and room for everyone. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Hope you come back some time - we love repeat customers!
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Work Trip

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and very quiet, great for a family trip in the country. Not too far away from several places to eat and shop for groceries. They have a binder in the kitchen with great directions to almost anywhere you want to go. Nice deck overlooking the creek there, we would stay there again if we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay couldn't have been more perfect. The cottage and scenery is beautiful, the owners made us feel like we were going to stay with family. Absolutely loved it, thank you sooo much!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely home in a beautiful wooded creekside setting. I will absolutely stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

I encourage anyone contemplating renting this home to do so with full confidence. As the owners indicate, the home is of new construction and in excellent condition. As many rental homes are often somewhat sterile in decor, the home is nicely decorated which made us feel as though we were staying with a dear family member. The furnishings are in good condition and very comfortable. I stayed in this home for three weeks since I live far away and have relatives in the area. I enjoyed every minute of my three week stay. The drive to and from the grocery store, restaurants and Knoebels etc. takes you through a bucolic setting no matter which road you choose. My niece's children visited for a few days and found playing in the creek even more fun than Knoebels Amusement Park which is also a nice time and nearby. My dealings with the owners was very pleasant and I found them to be accommodating and thoughtful. I plan to return to the area again and I look forward to my next stay at TOPOL, a wonderful creekside cottage in a peaceful setting that felt like "home."

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property and creek-side ambiance were wonderful for our family. The grandchildren had a ball "messing around" in the creek. The swing was a big hit, as well as our campfire sessions roasting hotdogs and marshmallows.We had a great experience at the Red Deer Farm. Any future renters should make this a "must do" part of their stay. Donna was very helpful with any questions we had. She provided firewood, and even had fresh flower arrangements throughout the house.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place is great, fantastic location, clean, well equipped, a perfict place for a family vacation. From Danville originally and was lookin for a place to introduce the grand kids to nature. Place had every thing we could ask for at a great value.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Danville Airstrip
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Old Forge Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Knoebel's 3 Ponds (formerly Jepko's)
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
PA Route 54
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Eagle Rock Resort
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insurance £45.12

No Check-Ins on Sunday.
Cancellations made after 30 days prior to check-in lose their deposit.
Payments need to be made three weeks in advance of the check-in date or you risk losing your reservation.
No gatherings of 15 or more people.
Our cottage is surrounded by a natural environment - what makes the place fantastic sometimes also make it inconvenient. Insects and animals share the valley with us and sometimes encroach on our space. Aside from infestations, we will do what we can to curtail any nuisance but these elements are not within our control and visitors should be aware of the natural circumstances.
No Smoking.
No Pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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