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We stayed here on our ski trip during he last week of Jan 2018. The property was in good condition, and everything was very clean. The house is located in a gated community, which offers a nice peace of mind. The location of the property is in between the Delaware water gap and the Tannersville area, which puts you in the middle of the major attractions… so even with all the winding mountain roads, you were never that far away from anything.

The house was very spacious, and the master bedroom was much bigger than what we are used to. The floor plan is relatively open, and we really liked the layout. The beds were relatively comfortable, but we only used the two larger bedrooms. For those concerned about bedbugs, there were mattress protectors and no issues with other pests like mice/rats/etc.

We were a little worried, as this was our first time renting a house… but everything went very smoothly. I did have a horrible experience ordering food to my room via room service, but I can’t fault the homeowner for my wife’s failings. Other than that, my only real complaint was that I couldn’t find a wash basket (but I didn’t thoroughly check for one either)… it just really wasn’t a big deal.

The homeowners were very nice and very responsive to all my inquiries. I had a few questions about check in procedures and other small matters, and they responded to me very quickly. The price was reasonable, and only slightly more than a villa at nearby resorts. It was definitely worth it, and I would definitely consider staying here again.

Dealing with A.J. and Janet was a dream as they both quick and thorough in their responses. I never got the impression that they were trying to trying to make a quick buck. Instead, they always seemed concerned about whether the house was satisfactory and that we were having a good time.

The house was more than satisfactory (see above) and we had a great time. The Penn Forest Estate Community was fun and well-maintained. The community featured a large number of homeowners and a small number of short-time renters, which gives you the feeling of being at a "home away from home." The house is very well maintained and features all new appliances. The kitchen/dining area is airy and open and quite comfortable. Presently, there are photos of the laundry area and the master bed room that do not do justice to the state of affairs presently. The laundry room photo currently on the site does not depict the brand-new washer that is currently there that is large enough to wash a hobbit. The master bedroom photos on the site do not adequately show just how MASSIVE the master bedroom suite truly is.

Our Top Suggestions for Things to Do: * Edge of the Woods Outfitters – about 20 minutes away from the house in Delaware Water Gap. Best for renting bikes or canoes and traveling down the Delaware River. * Escape Poconos – this is in Brodheadsville 20 mins away. Teamwork = escape the locked room. Look for Groupons. * Camelbeach – best waterpark * Bushkill Falls – cheap way to kill off 4 hours. Challenging hike in multiple spots along the way. * Crossings Outlets in Tannersville – close to Camelbeach * Go-Karts in Marshalls Creek (off Rt 209 on the way to Bushkill Falls). Family tradition. * Biking in Jim Thorpe / Lehigh Gorge – which is 45 minutes away, but totally worth it. Multiple places to rent bikes there. 10 or 20 mile trails on former railroad paths – all downhill, and all in the shade! * Paintball @ Fernwood Resort (near Bushkill). You can also do paintball in Jim Thorpe, but it’s closer/cheaper here, and still plenty of fun. If you play paintball in Jim Thorpe (Skirmish), you’ll want to be experienced. At Fernwood, they also have a trampoline and obstacle course setups. * Downtown Stroudsburg – Dozens of places to eat – good people-watching and OK shopping. * NASCAR track in Blakeslee (30 minutes away). Not sure if your teens are drivers yet – my oldest is and we’ll be heading there after the summer. And if you all really like hiking, there’s a trail that connects 8 area parks together – an amazing hiking experience right at the edge of Hallet Rd / Rt 191. Just pay for parking- that’s all.

* Please restrict your trash consumption to the single dumpster + single recycling bin in the garage. If you generate more trash than what the dumpsters accommodate, you will need to take it with you – otherwise we charge $20 for every bag of trash overflow (passed along from our service company). Please consider using all of the accommodations provided in the kitchen vs. using paper products exclusively to reduce the amount of waste generated during your stay.

* Trash day is Monday – if you are at the house on Monday, please set out the bins in the early morning and bring in the bins after pickup. Please do not set trash outside any other day (unless we ask you to do otherwise). Never ever set trash outside of the bins – either in the garage or outside at the curb.

Electric heat and hot water conservation is important when it comes to preserving our low rental rates. We ask that you use the heat only in areas where you are, and please turn off the hot water and turn down the thermostats when you leave. Further detail is posted on the fridge!