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Large Chalet in the Hideout

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 14, short ride to the lake, many amenities!

The house has 5 bdrms. on three levels. 3rd. Fl. - Master Bdm. with King size bed, and one bdrm. with two twins, and one large bathroom. 2nd Fl. (Main) 2 bdrms. One has queen size bed and other has bunk beds and one full size. (sleeps 4 in that room) One full bath on that floor. First Fl.- one bdrm. with queen size bed, one full bath, a full size pull out couch and two decks.

The house has 26 foot ceilings on the main level with an impressive gas fireplace. There is also AC units on main level and in bedrooms. The kitchen is open concept equipped with everything you need to make your own meals if you desire. Off of the living area on the main level is a comfy sunroom great for relaxing. There is free wifi and a wii game console for your convenience.

The lower level of the house has two large areas - for relaxing, watching TV and playing games which include darts, foosball, and ping pong. There are three decks at the house, a gas grill and outdoor table and chairs.

The Hideout is a four star gated community and has many amenities - Two pools, two areas to enjoy the large lake ( the one in walking distance to our home) a 9 hole golf course, Club house to eat lunch and dinner, and a brand new full recreation center with indoor tennis, gym, game room, salon, library and all purpose room for movie viewing. We have a art center and a ski hill with a chair lift, tubing and lessons and rentals available. There is outdoor dining and a tiki bar at the main lodge.

More Details

John Kratzer
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About John Kratzer

My wife Linda has been friends with the previous owner Lauren for over 30 years and we spent several family vacations at the house before Lauren decided to sell.

Our family was thrilled to be able to purchase this beautiful home from Lauren & John this past August and, as owners we look forward to many more memorable family vacations together in the Hideout.

We think your family will enjoy our home too!

John Kratzer purchased this chalet in 2015

Why John Kratzer chose Lake Ariel

After several incredible family vacations to the Hideout it was a no brainer to buy this home from our friends Lauren & John when they decided to sell! The house is perfect for a large family gathering and, the Hideout offers so many amenities no matter the season!

We hope you enjoy your stay in our home as much as we always do!

What makes this chalet unique

The Hideout is the perfect place for a family vacation spring, summer, fall or winter! There is always something to do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all enjoyed your Chalet in the Hideout and would definitely love to return for another family vacation. We thought that the location, decor/design, relaxed atmosphere and amenities were perfect.
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Lake Ariel in Wayne County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upper Floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main Level
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lower Level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two twin beds upper floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , On main floor has TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom upper floor TV in room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Main floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Lower Level Bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
Our home is the perfect getaway for families!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Large Chalet in the Hideout
average rating of 4.818182 based on 47 reviews

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house !!!! Me and my family had a great weekend. It has all the things you need to feel at home. Beautiful and peaceful!!! We will rent it again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Juan, Thanks for taking the time to write this nice review. I am so glad that you and, your family felt so at home at our house. Thanks for texting me those pictures too they were so nice! Hope to see you back in the future. Hopefully you get better weather! John
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Great Home with Lots of Games

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay there. John was extremely fast with his replies to all our queries. Only thing, we had to carry our own linens and towels which we initially thought was included in the stay. Overall we had a great time there.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alisha, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you had a lovely stay at our home. We think it’s lovely too! We do not supply bath towels but, we do have linens at the house for guests to use if they choose not to bring their own. Sorry for the confusion.
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Wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this house in the Hideout. We came to ski, but the weather didn’t really cooperate. However, it was still a wonderfully relaxing place to get away. The house is well-appointed, spacious and we hope to be back again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alison, So glad you enjoyed your vacation at our home. Sorry the weather wasn’t as cooperative as last year in regard to skiing! We would love to see you back again next year! Hopefully it is a more winter like week! Thanks again, John
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5 Stars for this beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying here. 5 stars is not enough to rate how beautiful this home and location were for our needs. We were a group of 8 on a girls weekend getaway and everyone couldn't stop gushing over how perfect the home and location were. John is a great host with excellent communication. Thank you again for allowing us to stay. We had a fantastic weekend!! -Sue

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, I truly appreciate your kind words about our home and about me. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home and hope to see you back again in the future. Thank you, John PS Thanks for leaving the house so clean when you left too!
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Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet was the perfect home for our family getaway. The ping pong table set the stage for late night tournaments while the open kitchen gave way to the perfect setting for pancake breakfasts and lasagna dinners. Our only regret is that we didn’t get to spend time on the many decks or screened-in porch. John was awesome! Extremely responsive and made the stay hassle-free. I highly recommend the Chalet to anyone with a large family that is looking for a place to feel like home.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erica, Thank you so much for this review of our home and, of me! I am so glad you and, your family enjoyed our home as much as we do! Hope to have you back in the warmer months so you can enjoy lounging on our deck & screened in porch. Thank you, John
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Relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! John was very helpful and always available for questions. We had one issue (which was not the fault of John) and he was in contact with me constantly to try and rectify situation. There was more than enough amenities in the house to keep us entertained during the snow storm. Would definitely go back and recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise, Thank you for this excellent review! I appreciate that you took the time to write it. You had one cold weekend! I hope you and your guests are thawed out! :) Please take me up on my offer to return in the spring, summer or fall with a free night. Thanks again for the review, John PS No problems with the fridge since. Thanks for the heads up!
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Backdraft Sports Bar & Grill
Great place to watch a game and have a burger, wings etc.
Cora's 1850 Bistro
Boat House Restaurant
Ski Big Bear
Big Bear is approximately 40 minutes from our home. It is more challenging than the small sl...
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
46 Miles
Pocono Raceway 50 minute drive
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Sale
1 May 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Amenity Fee £75.19
Property Damage Protection £44.36
Cleaning fee £75.19

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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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