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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:
16 August, 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 Hamlin

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 Hamlin in Salem Township

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 ...
  • Linens - If you choose to use our linens for the beds they must be washed & returned to the room they were found prior to checkout.
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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!


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Large Chalet in the Hideout
average rating of 4.8431373 based on 54 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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We loved this beautiful, spacious, family-friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our family of five, and our best friends who are a family of four. Plenty of room for everyone and then some. The kitchen is updated and all the rooms are spacious. The location is close to all the pools and beaches, and it’s tucked away in a culdesac. The owners were so lovely and responded to messages or questions quickly and thoroughly. We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, Thank you for your kind words about the house and me! I am so glad that our house worked so well for you and your family. You were a pleasure to have as a guest. Hope to see you back in the future! John
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  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. In spite of continuous rain we still had a great family

vacation (2 grandparents, 2 parents & 6 children). The Hideout is a great community. We would definitely do it again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracey, Thank you for posting this nice review of your stay. Sorry that the weather didn't cooperate with your trip but, I am glad that you and your family were able to make the best of it. Having spent many rainy days out in Montauk I know that rain can ruin a trip. Hopefully we see you back in the future and you need to pack sunscreen! Thanks again, John
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Kinzers, PA

Beautiful, spacious house near the marina

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything that we hoped it would be. There was enough room for our entire family to spread out and have their space. The house was clean and well cared for with comfortable furniture and even flowers on the wrap around porch. We enjoyed watching a hummingbird come to the flowers and a doe and two fawns walking by the property. The marina was just around the corner and the fishing was excellent. The swimming pool and main beach area are close by and were enjoyed by our family. The owner responded quickly every time we contacted him. We definitely would like to return to this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Thank you so much for this amazing review of your vacation at our home. I am so happy that the house worked out so well for your family and that the fishing was so great! I had no idea that that fishing was so good in the Hideout till I spoke to you! You could not have been a better guest and I look forward to having you back next year. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Thanks again, John
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We've been to the Poconos the last 3 summers but this was our first time at the Hideout. The amenities were great and the home was fantastic for our family of 10. Large & spacious, the great room, screened porch and large rec rooms on the ground floor made the stay that more enjoyable particularly on the 2 rainy days during our week-long stay. There were many house-owned games and toys for our youngsters to play with and the smart TVs/WiFi kept the rest of us happily occupied. The owner John could not have been more responsive before, during and after our stay and even helped us locate and return a missing piece of jewelry after our departure. Thanks again John. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joseph, Thank you so much for writing this very nice review. I am so glad that you and your guests enjoyed our home as much as we do! I am also glad we were able to find and return the ring! Hope to have you back in the future! John
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Branford ct

The house is exactly as pictured. Lots of room and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The beds were all great, house is beautiful. The kitchen and dinning area is perfect for a large group. John was terrific to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betty, I am so happy that you enjoyed our home as much as we do! Thank you so much for all your kind words. You were a pleasure to have as a guest! Hope to have you back again in the future, John
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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 Hamlin, Pennsylvania

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Amenity Fee £77.25
Property Damage Protection £45.58
Cleaning fee £77.25

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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