The 1924 Bungalow

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Entire bungalow hosted by Ray

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1.5 baths
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An original, restored 1924 Arts & Crafts Bungalow in beautiful Paupack PA, just a short walk to Lake Wallenpaupack. Follow us on Instagram for weekly photos, updates and more! (the1924bungalow)

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An original 1924 Lake Wallenpaupack home… before there was even a Lake Wallenpaupack! The 1924 Bungalow is one of the original five homes built by the Gumble brothers, founders of Gumble Brothers Lumber and builders of many classic and sought after homes in the area.

This classic arts and crafts bungalow has been restored with historic accuracy throughout, while updated for modern living and comfort.

The house is all on one level with views of the yard and stream that run along the property. Wood floors with area rugs throughout, ceramic tile in the bathroom and kitchen, granite counter tops and oak cabinets in the kitchen, all original and restored woodwork, stone fireplace and wavy glass windows with new storm windows/screens to let in the clean mountain air. No worries if when the weather gets a bit too warm, as central air conditioning is also provided.

Simply put… we are a fully appointed four season home you can enjoy year round, along with all the Delaware River Valley and Poconos have to offer. We are perfect for families looking to get away... but we are not a party house, nor setup to accommodate four individuals each needing their own bed or bedroom.

We are literally *surrounded* by outdoor activities! You’re anywhere between walking distance and 30 minutes drive from swimming, hiking, mountain biking, waterfalls, golf, skiing, antiquing, hunting and more! Fishing is year round on Lake Wallenpaupack or numerous nearby lakes, rivers and streams including the Lackawaxen with its excellent fly fishing opportunities. There is great antiquing as well in and around Hawley, with directions to some of our favorites included in your Welcome Pack!

While we are not lakefront, guests have access to a shared dock on Lake Wallenpaupack in season. (A boat slip is not included, nor is the ability to tie-up to the shared dock during your stay.) Guests also have access in-season to a canoe that is moored at beautiful Lower Lake in Promised Land State Park (about 15 minute drive away). Lower Lake is non-motorized and stocked with brook, brown and rainbow trout. A trout stamp is required to fish in these waters. We choose Lower Lake for the wildlife observation station located to the right of the boat launch. From this secluded area you can catch a glimpse of hawks, herons and even the resident pair of bald eagles! Directions to the canoe, life vests and paddles are provided.

There's firewood for use of the fireplace, campfire in the yard and a gas grill to use for cooking. There's a hammock, porch swing and multiple seating and lounging opportunities throughout the yard and grounds. Multiple indoor and outdoor games and activities are also included.

Looking for a little R&R? You’ll have access to Wi-Fi, amble books and magazines, stereo with mini-jack hookup for your phone, tablet or laptop, record player with handpicked assortment of records, writing desks in each room and multiple cozy locations for sleeping the day away. A true getaway means we have no TV… so bring your laptop or iPad for internet access to Netflix, Amazon Prime or any service subscriptions you can access remotely. No traditional phone line is available so don’t forget your mobile!

The kitchen is fully outfitted with everything you need to cook, bake or simply have a coffee while sitting at the island looking out at the yard. Granite counter tops, (propane) gas stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator with several small appliances and a multitude of utensils, plates, glasses bowls, china and more. Not interested in cooking? No worries! There are numerous dining opportunities, from coffee shops to pizza takeout to five stars, all within a short drive. Directions for the local grocery store, markets and seasonal farmers market are provided.

Each of the two bedrooms has a queen size bed with extra pillows and blankets. Ceiling fans will keep you cool most nights, with central air conditioning available should the weather get warm. The back bedroom has an ensuite powder room with the main bathroom in the hallway between both bedrooms. The main bathroom is also completely renovated with cast-iron tub/shower and dimming lights for a long, quiet and peaceful bath.

On arrival you’ll receive your Welcome Pack listing our favorite restaurants, shops, hikes, waterfalls, coffee shops, shopping, activities and more throughout the area. We’ve also included directions to some of our favorite drives and destinations! You’ll feel like a local before you know it ; )

Please review the map included with our listing to note we are located on the North side of Route 507, facing Route 507. This means not having to cross the road to get to the lake but also means we are not lakefront.

A final note: we've been restoring the bungalow for many years. You may note some areas (trim, floors, columns, etc. ) that we're still repairing... opting to take our time and get it right. That said, NONE of this will inhibit your stay... and we'd like your opinion on how we're doing!

What this place offers

Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
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Dryer
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard

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Paupack, Pennsylvania, United States

Lake Wallenpaupack the third largest freshwater lake in Pennsylvania measuring 52 miles of shoreline, 13 miles in length, 60 feet deep at points, with excess of 5,700 acres of surface water. It was created in 1926 by PPL, the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company, for hydroelectric purposes as well as flood control. The Lenape Indians named the area "Wallenpaupack" which means "The Stream of Swift and Slow Water." William Penn later owned the land and then deeded it to his son, who then gave it to James Wilson one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Enjoy boating, swimming and fishing access in the summertime, as well as ice skating and ice fishing in the winter. Its wooded shoreline also provides opportunities for hiking and viewing wildlife. Lake fish include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, rock bass, bluegill, walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, pickerel, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, catfish and yellow perch. Striped bass and hybrid striped bass have been stocked in the lake.

Hosted by Ray

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Ray is a Philly born, New Jersey raised renovation nerd and remodel addict with a degree in Graphic Design. As a long-term home owner in Paupack PA, just off Lake Wallenpaupack, Ray had an opportunity to purchase the home two doors away in desperate need of saving, which turned into his first listing in 2015… The 1924 Bungalow. Luck found him able to purchase the home between his and the bungalow, and after an extensive remodel The 1925 Cottage was listed in 2016. Next up, the former Paupack School, just to the left of the Bungalow where one of two former classrooms are now converted into loft spaces available for rent as of 2021. Ray’s been a Super Host since 2015, is passionate about the upper Delaware River Valley and sharing these eclectic, historic homes with his guests. Ray and his partner Julie are focused on the experience guests have when they visit, the properties acting as the perfect backdrop for family and friends to connect.
Ray is a Philly born, New Jersey raised renovation nerd and remodel addict with a degree in Graphic Design. As a long-term home owner in Paupack PA, just off Lake Wallenpaupack, Ra…

During your stay

Beyond the reservation process and check-in process, I’ll happily stay in touch should you have any questions before, during or after your visit. You can call, email or text me throughout your stay and I’ll do all I can to ensure your visit is a great one! I am often on location and occasionally greet guests as they arrive.
Beyond the reservation process and check-in process, I’ll happily stay in touch should you have any questions before, during or after your visit. You can call, email or text me thr…

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Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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