About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 5 Sleeps
This unique mid-century home offers four seasons of enjoyment on the beautiful Susquehanna River in Wyoming County. Situated on 2.5 acres with over 100' on the river. This modern home is not your typical Pocono or Endless mountain cabin, but a stylish retreat for those with more contemporary tastes.
Stepping into the home is like no other in the area. The flat roof, broad eaves, and stucco exterior set it apart from its neighbors. From the foyer, you can see the expansive windows in the open-plan Living and Dining affording stunning views of the lawn and the river beyond. This room is professionally decorated with furniture from the construction period (1951) and as well as with modern pieces that work with the clean lines of the house. A wood burning fireplace with a handcrafted cherry mantle anchor the main seating group. Dining for 6-8 around the teak table complete this space.
The cozy kitchen conveniently located off of the entrance and living room has newer appliances but retains the charm of the original birch cabinets. Seating for two at the breakfast table.
Off of the foyer are two generous bedrooms each with a queen-size bed. The sleeping quarters are again decorated with a mix of period and new furniture to work well with the clean lines of the rooms. The tile bath with marble floor has a unique glassblock wall in the tub/shower--innovated design for 1950 rural house.
At the back of the house is a covered bluestone terrace with table for 6 and a gas grill. People visit for the use and view of the river, but the large, well-tended yard is draw for games and sports.
From Spring until the Fall, the Susquehanna River provides activities from swimming in the warm water in summer to kayaking and canoeing (the house has two kayaks and one 15' canoe) as well as fishing (PA license required--no fishing equipment provided). The fishing is great as evident by all of the summer bass boats. A boat launch is located a few blocks away for the use of your own personal water-craft. The drama of the Fall foliage abounds in this valley of the Endless Mountains.
The fun doesn't stop in the mild weather, but continues in the winter. The cozy warm house is located about 30 minutes from the recently renovated Montage Mountain Ski Resort and a little farther North for Elk Mountain--Both representing the Best Skiing in Pennsylvania!
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great, as advertised
Good location and nicely decorated. Not a super secluded spot (if that's what you wanted), but great views and proximity to the river. We also enjoyed the large lawn and patio for some relaxed lounging. Amenities met our needs/expectations and sparked some memories.
Disgustingly Dirty Death Trap
We received instructions on how to enter the home 3 days before our arrival, but only after making 2 requests and we had already begun our trip from California. Instructions say lock box is on right railing. It is not. There were no instructions on how to open the lock box. Owner explicitly states that "there is usually no need to lock the back door. Apparently, crime has never been an issue in Falls...ever!" This is not sage advice...ever. Owner charged a cleaning fee, but it was obvious house was NOT CLEANED prior to our arrival. Further, owner states that we are to "pick up around house and leave it the way you found it. Wipe the tub out and toilet, etc. There is a vacuum in the hall closet for the living room and kitchen carpets." So, we left it as we found it, filthy. There was hair in bath tub, grime throughout (especially near TV/Library, closets, kitchen and basement), and the refrigerator was filled with old, outdated food that had been there at least a couple months. We did not feel comfortable using fridge. We had to wash all dishes prior to use. Stove requires lighting a pilot light (if people still do that anymore). Smoke Detector in foyer needed a new battery and had to be disconnected in order to stop the beeping. Light in foyer did not work. utility closet holding greasy tools near bathroom only had a piece of plywood leaned up against it for a door. Main closet in foyer was stuffed with grimy tools and equipment. We could not figure out how to turn on TV/Cable. We called owner who told us to call Comcast (thanks!). Owner also did not disclose Wi-Fi password until we called (it's on the router). I spent 15 minutes checking all wiring connections before I got TV to work. Basement is a disaster. Door to basement was ajar upon our arrival. Behind the door was some scary stairs leading into an unlit dungeon. The bottom stair was broken. The light switch for the basement is not handy. Washer/Dryer did not work. Washer took 2 hours to run load and DID NOT SPIN DRY. Clothes came out stinking of mildew. Later, we saw that shower located above W/D leaked onto W/D substantially when someone took a shower, creating a major electrocution hazard and the source of the mildew. Screen doors are cheap and kept coming apart, and even when installed properly, left a 2" gap at bottom for mosquitoes to enter home. ON THE POSITIVE SIDE: Linens were fresh and beds comfortable. We appreciated location, bike, razrs and canoe.
It was amazing and would love to do it again
Thank you for posting your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
needs a little work, but pretty nice
We stayed here based on it's convenient location to family. The house itself is nice, it's small and suited our needs well. The kitchen has a lot of dishes, almost too many, and many were dirty in the cabinets. Fridge, stove, nice big sink, not much counter space for working or cabinet space to store food (they're all full of dishes). There was also a lot of extra stuff, seasonings, foil, etc which was nice.
Our first impression was that it was hard to see the house number and driveway. The front is pretty overgrown with big bushes and the driveway is extremely narrow. If there is more than one car, they should all face the same direction or one will have to back out and because it's so narrow, you are almost brushing up against large bushes/trees.
When we went inside, we had a hard time finding the correct light switches. It should not have been as difficult as it was to turn on lights. There was only one outside light that we did manage to turn on. We had to plug in one light, turn on light switches AND the switches on a lot of lamps. I opened a door in the hallway and almost walked in looking for a light switch and realized it was a dark stairwell to the basement. Like another reviewer said, the basement door does not latch, and is quite dangerous. We took a baby gate based on that review and were glad we took it to keep our toddler from falling down, and it turned out that I almost did. The steps are also quite rickety, and the bottom one is completely broken. We needed to go down to take laundry down.
We were told the cleaning person was sick and couldn't clean before we arrived, so we would need to put our own sheets on the beds and get towels out. We paid a $60 cleaning fee, and I'm sure the people that stayed right before us did, and we were both told to take our linens downstairs and vacuum the hallway etc. If I pay a cleaning charge, I shouldn't have to clean, and I expect the sheets and towels to be ready for us. We found "clean" sheets in the drawer that had paint stains, or something on them. Also, it is quite dusty, cobwebs under chairs, etc. They need a new cleaning person, if there even is one.
This house was convenient for us and had a nice little playground nearby. However, there were some hidden fees we weren't expecting, and for the price it definitely needs a little work. The patio space looked really nice, but it was winter when we stayed. We would stay again if they put in a little work to make it worth the price.
Home away for the holidays
Great experience! The house was incredibly cute and everything was super clean. The beds couldn't have been more comfortable and the house was nice and toasty, even when it was freezing outside. Mary was communicative and answered any questions I had in a timely manner. I would love to stay again in the summer when we could go out on the boats and hang out in the charming backyard.
Great home and area
This mid century home is the best!!!! We were there mid July. No a.c is not a problem this time of year. Area is beautiful. I would stay again. However, I have two small children. The basement door leading down very steep steps does not close. This need to b fixed. We put a chair in front of it. Also. It was very dusty. I sneezed the whole time. Went to look under beds for missing socks etc. before we left and there was years of dust. Better house keeping s must
Additional pricing information
No pets. No smoking. Use of kayaks and canoe require use of life jackets, and renters uses equipment and river at their own risk. No firewood taken from property or house--please bring your own.