Elena's place was absolutely gorgeous! I needed a retreat from the city and when I found this place I knew that was it. Elena is a great host, she was always willing to help, answered all my questions really quick, was always sweet and polite. The place is just fantastic! Everything is enough and nothing is too much. I loved the decor, enjoyed the fireplace, appreciated the location! Elena has everything you may need in her house, I just brought my food, drinks, woods for the fireplace and some scented candles for the atmosphere. The Shawnee is literally 15mins away so if you come on a winter time and you're a fan of skiing - this is a perfect option! I went to the mountain but mostly just enjoyed my book and the house next to the fireplace. Thank you so much Elena for everything!!! I had such a wonderful weekend! I'm definitely coming back!
The pros: Close to Bushkill Falls, restaurants, and attractions. Lots of amenities including a fire pit, deck right next to the creek, Keurig coffeemaker, jacuzzi tub, etc. Nicely decorated and very comfortable. Pretty secluded. Gated community with a guard on duty. Elena, the owner, was very friendly and texted us to make sure everything was okay.
The cons: We paid a $300 deposit, and after we paid it we received a packet in the mail with six pages of rules and a list of things that might make us lose our deposit. These were things like not cleaning the fire pit after use or not emptying all the garbage, but also some confusing things about the grinder pump.The fire pit was not clean when we arrived, but I cleaned it anyway out of fear. Also, you have to bag all of your garbage and carry it out to the dumpsters, and if the dumpsters are full, you have to take it with you. We had a two-hour drive ahead of us and the thought of having a car full of garbage was not a happy one. Thankfully the dumpster was not full. Also, it's a gated community with a guard. Sometimes the guards checked our id's and sometimes they just let us in without checking.
We had a nice stay and enjoyed ourselves, but I would like to have known about the packet of rules and the security deposit ahead of time.
This house is just perfect for a couple who are looking for compelte seclusion and intimate time in the quiet woods by a peaceful stream running near the house. So romantic and private to reconnect with one another. Owner Elena was super diligent, helpful!
House was much smaller than expected for 5 adults, no convenient with 1 full bathroom with shower while schedule to meet. Driveway was too narrow for my Nissan Armada. Jacuzzi was beautiful but not enough hot water to fill the tub and water got cold so fast. No cell connection if with ATT.
I would not suggest this home for a group or family of adults. Perfect for a couple.
I just wanna say thank you to Elena (owner) for everything and for the place. We had a great time and we enjoyed the place. You will feel safe and secured because before you can enter the place, you have to go to the gate and the guards will get your ID's. The place is so peaceful and quiet. You can really be at peace while chilling in this place!
Elena is also approachable and helpful, whatever we asked her, she always replies quick and help us on what we have to do. As for our appreciation of her kindness, We followed all the rules and regulation of the place. We cleaned and place everything in its rightful place.
Thank you again Elena and we will definitely come back! Keep in touch! ;)
The house had everything we needed, and there was a lot to do in the area. The owner was friendly and helpful, and our whole group had a great time.