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Knoebles amusement park, susquehanna river, golf courses, flea markets

Bedrooms 3
Property type house


About the property

house in the country, furnished, has 3 bedrooms, queen size, 2 double beds. LIMIT OCCUPANCY FOR THE STATED RATES IS 6 PEOPLE. 8 PEOPLE FOR $50.00 MORE PER NIGHT. 2 baths one with over-sized tub, kitchen, washer and dryer, central AC, bed linens are provided, kitchen equipped for light cooking, satellite TV, covered porch with table/chairs for optional outside dinning, a campfire ring, grill for outside cooking, easy access to major highways. Occupancy limit: 6.

Bonnie Hallman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2018

About Bonnie Hallman

Doug and I have lived on the adjacent property since 1980 and it is here that we raised our family of 6 children. We now have 18 grandchildren.

Bonnie Hallman purchased this house in 2012

Why Bonnie Hallman chose Sunbury

This property was originally part of the farm we purchased in 1980. Because it is close by, we thought that it would be a good investment and possibly provide some extra income through vacation rental.

What makes this house unique

We think that you will enjoy your stay here. Others have described it as a 'hidden gem' because of the quietness country setting and out-of-the-way location. We work hard at keeping it clean, attractive, and comfortable for our guests. We hope you will enjoy this cozy place, and encourage you to take in a day at Knobels Grove Amusement Park.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sunbury in Northumberland County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , over sized tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Knoebles amusement park, susquehanna river, golf courses, flea markets
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

The cabin meet our needs. Overall experience pleasant.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our one night stay very much.

Had a slight problem with the plumbing which Bonnie responded to in a timely manner. She was very pleasant to deal with.

We spent the most of our time at the amusement park and only ate and slept in the cabin. Facilities were clean and as described.

I woluld stay there again .

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, I appreciated you letting me know there was a plumbing problem. Also glad it was an easy fix! Look forward to having you stay again. Bonnie
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Weirton, West Virginia

Marketed as a house. Maintained as a cottage/cabin.

  • 2 of 5

I have been travelling to the Knoebels Covered Bridge Festival for nearly two decades and have stayed in all types of accommodations including local rentals. This year, I booked this house for our annual trip (along with my wife, son, and a friend).

Upon arrival, the house was ready with the lights on and key in the door. After a lengthy drive, it was nice to get settled right in. The sheets were pretty worn and the blanket stained, but I was not obsessed with the linens. It was actually sort of refreshing because we are used to bringing our own.

Before going to bed on the first night, my wife saw a mouse run across the kitchen counter and go behind the stove. To see the extent of the problem, I pulled the stove from the wall to investigate. I found droppings all over the ground under the stove and a trap with the remnants of a mouse that had not been removed. It was fairly late, so I decided that I would call the owner in the morning to discuss the matter.

The next morning, I called the owner (Bonnie) and informed her of the mouse and the mess behind the stove. We went to the park, and returned late that night. When we returned, two members of our party saw the mouse perform the same action. Realizing that nothing had been done, I called Bonnie the next morning to discuss the matter again. I was responded to with playful laughter and a suggestion that I put any food in the refrigerator. I responded that I prefer that the issue was dealt with and suggested a trap behind the stove.

When we returned from the park the next night, nobody saw the mouse. Not sure if anything was done to address the matter, but all the droppings were still covering the floor under the stove.

If I was staying at a rustic cottage or a cabin, I may be able to accept this situation. But, this is a property being marketed as a house and priced accordingly.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ted, I want to first let you know that I am sorry about the mouse. Yes I did put a trap there and caught the mouse. I am sorry that you felt like I was taking the situation lightly, I am trying to handle the cabin while also taking care of my husband who has cancer, so I tend to try to lighten things up while dealing with them. My suggestion to put things in the fridge was to help you to not loose any food till we caught the mouse. The cabin is advertised as a cabin and not a house. Thus the name Bon's Retreat Cabin. Which does not give any reason for inferior accommodations. My dryer has put a rust mark on the sheets but the sheets are new as of April, not sure how often I should buy new ones, but these are definitely not worn . I am sorry that your experience was bad , I usually can address a problem right away, but this time it took me a day, all I can say is sorry! Bonnie
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Port Washington, NY

Great house and backyard

  • 5 of 5

House was well furnished and clean with a beautiful yard.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for picking our place to stay I am glad you enjoyed yourself. We love the back yard also!!!
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Lovely place. Will definitely stay there again

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place. Will definitely stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review, I look forward to having you stay again.
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An Amazing Weekend Aug. 2017

  • 5 of 5

Bonnie's house was perfect for our family get away to Knoebles. There was plenty of room for everyone. The place was clean and well stocked. Bonnie was amazing with getting our laundry dried when the dryer broke and she even brought milk for my coffee after over hearing me tell my daughter we forgot to stop and get milk. The deck is wonderful and we enjoyed the thunderstorm and watching the lightening along with the fireflies. It was truly an amazing weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your weekend. It is our pleasure to have the cabin available for others to enjoy.
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Nice, quiet place with large yard.

  • 4 of 5

Nice size...3 bedrooms..had what we needed for a short trip to Knoebels.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your time. We like the distance from Knoebels because you don't have a long drive after your day at the park.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Harrisburg International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Wayside Inn, Shamokin PA
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
5 Ponds, Elysburg
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
PA Route 61
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Massers, China Wall, Timer Creek, Piccarellas
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Ski Saw Mill
Nearest Beach
36 Miles
Raymond B. Winter State Park
Car: necessary

We are located only about 10 miles (10minutes) from Knoebels Amusement Resort. There are winery's within 30 minutes travel time and one nice local winery Spy Glass Ridge. There are also museums, and antique stores. The Covered Bridge Festival at Knoebles is October 20-23, the park is also open weekends. The Bloomsburg fair is September 23-October 1, we are about half an hour away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sunbury, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are for 6 people. For 8 people add $20.00 more per night. Maximum occupancy 8 people.

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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