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Book this 5 bedroom house in Lake Harmony today! A total of 16 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 3/5 thanks to an average of 5 reviews.
The owner responds to 55% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 24, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Jan 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Lake-harmony Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes dryer
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
Pool / Spa
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Mountain Views
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Tennis court (shared)
- Smoking allowed
– based on 5 reviews
- Very Good
“Good location, but an average house providing all the basics for a budget rental.”
The bookings and communications with the owners went really great, so I was looking forward to visit this place with family. The location of the house was beautiful, Lake Harmony really is a good place to be in Poconos, and it was nearby good number of activities, though we did not end up using the lake activities at all. The 4th of July fireworks on the lake were spectacular, worth watching. The house wasn't really extraordinary (which we didn't even expect), it was "livable" which is how I would best describe it. The downstairs bathroom didn't lock at all, and the upstairs one had a really funny lock, difficult to open the door, on the last day of our stay we experienced some hiccups relating to the bathrooms - the bathtub in the downstairs bathroom clogged badly, despite us trying everything (we did try to use the bathtub trip lever or stopper to check if water goes that way) to make it better. Though the owners were good enough to come the next day early morning to fix it, it wasn't of any use because we were leaving in like 2 hours and the repair was taking a long time so we all had to use just the one bathroom to get ready. Also, there was some leakage seen on the ceiling of the lower bathroom, while we were trying to unclog the bathtub, which I am not sure they fixed or not after we left. The bedrooms were all decent, but some beds did creak when slept on, mattresses not that comfortable, but for two nights it was manageable. The deck was really good, a brand new grill, and sitting areas in the house were plenty. The kitchen was well stocked, and in good condition, the hot tub was fun to relax in. Overall we had fun on the weekend, not particularly because of the excellent house, but because of the location and company. The house did look like it needed some renovations/repairs but the price (1200$ +500$ deposit for two nights, deposit was returned in 10 business days in full) was quite reasonable for the 4th July weekend, so I cant really expect much. But it could have been a better stay if the house was in a better condition. I would still recommend this place to a family or group of friends who are looking for a budget place in this kind of good location and don't care for too much luxury and are satisfied with just basics.
Response from the owner I would like to address your issue of the bathroom tub clogged. This problem was reported late Saturday evening and you requested that someone come in early Sunday morning at 8 a.m. to fix it. We had someone there at 8 a.m. sharp to fix the problem. However, the renter said, that it was taking too long to fix and dismissed the repair service. In reference to the leak on the first floor bathroom the service person ran the shower for 10 minutes and there was no leak coming to the downstairs bathroom. We can only assume that either an adult or child taking a shower must have left the shower curtain outside of the tub causing it to leak water to the downstairs bathroom. Please note we have rentals properties in Lake Harmony for over 25 years and we have had positive and negative reviews in all of them. We cannot please all our renters because every renter has different expectations but we are accommodating and respond to any issues they are having in our homes. I was happy to hear that you enjoyed the Lake Harmony community, and yes, it is a beautiful area to vacation all year around. I wanted to thank you for renting our home and for posting your review with Flipkey. Regards, Owner
“Excellent Stay! Planning to return next year!”
When we arrived, we were amazed by the beauty of the area. The views were fantastic and the wildlife was abundant in the area. The house was perfect with plenty of room for all of us. The kids were able to hang out on their own in the game room, while the adults were upstairs. I would highly recommend this home for anyone who wants to get away from the city life and enjoy an outdoors, country living vacation. We hope to return again next year! Thank you for your hospitality!
Response from the owner I was happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our home and also enjoy the beautiful Lake Harmony community. It is a great area to enjoy all year around. Thank you for your review on our property, it is greatly appreciated. Regards, Owner
“Renter beware, This place is an accident waiting to happen.”
We arrived to the house and there was about 3 feet of snow blocking the entrance to the door and both driveways had at least 4 inches of snow making it difficult for some of the vehicles to park. A few times we had to push the vehicles in and out of the driveway. Lucky for us there was a shovel outside. We had to shovel the stairs and shovel a path to the door way just to gain access. We also had to shovel out the hot tub area to be able to access the hot tub. There was a few feet of snow around it. After we got inside I was stunned to see dust everywhere. The floors and counter tops were dirty. Both bathrooms have mold along the base boards and in the caulking of the bath tubs. The patio had about 4 feet of snow on it and we had to shovel that off to get access to the charcoal grill. However we could not use it because it was rusted at the bottom. The kitchen is not Large at all and has apt size fridge so we had to put food outside in coolers. That evening a few of us went to enjoy the hot tub and were shocked to see the water was brownish green and smelt foul. We got in and there was clumps of hair, rocks and dirt at the bottom of it. We did not continue to use it. This was a bit concerning because I did pay a fee for cleaning of the hot tub We also had to use only the upstairs bathroom after finding out that the shower downstairs leaks water onto the floor. With the electric floorboard heater we felt it was a safety risk using that shower. The water appears a little while after you get out of the shower not while you are in it. There are a few outlets in the house that are very loose. If you plug something in it will wobble which caused a circuit to trip in the kitchen and in the basement. As for service, it was slow coming and they tried to pass the off like it's mother natures fault and it's not their responsibility to shovel and that not one uses the deck in winter. lack of respect.
Response from the owner We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay in our home. During the time you came to the house, there was a record-setting snow storm that we had not seen the likes of since 1980. This storm paralyzed the entire Northeast, including the Poconos. The forces of Mother Nature cannot be stopped. You were offered a refund that was refused. We did respond and sent personnel, within 20 minutes to evaluate the snow, which had just been cleared at 3 a.m. that morning. The maintenance personnel also returned the following morning to see if there were any problems. You stated there weren't. Most of the vehicles in your group were not four wheel drives which created another problem. A four wheel drive is needed when driving in that much snow, especially in the mountainous terrain. We were not notified of any of the additional problems you have noted: cleanliness of home, water leaking, electrical and hot tub. For the record, this home does not have a basement. Had we been notified of the additional problems you were experiencing, we could have sent our staff to address the issues. Please note every rental home in Lake Harmony is inspected annually by the Kidder Township. If our home were in the condition you stated, we would not pass inspection. This home is rented every weekend and we have never had this type of complaint.