About this listing
Short walk to Lake Wallenpaupack beach
(Private BOAT LAUNCH AVAILABLE -Largest Lake in PA)
Sleeps 2 (three with approval)
Good dogs welcome and VERY WELL accommodated
Only 2 hr. from NYC, 2.5 hr. from Philly
We have Verified our ID and we REQUIRE "Verified ID" for ALL bookings:
It is very easy: https://www.airbnb.com/support/article/450
Not only are your dog(s) welcome, we cater to guests with dogs. Please note: extreme cleanliness is NEVER sacrificed!
A preponderance of scientific research says you can improve your health simply by heading outdoors.
This NEW CONSTRUCTION Property Includes:
Queen size bed with 100% All Cotton Bed Linens
6" Tempur-pedic mattress topper for added comfort
All FRESH linens provided PLUS
2 100% cotton turkish terry robes to use during your stay.
PRIVATE paver stone patio overlooking lg. secluded woods/yard
Top of the line Italian porcelain TILE throughout
Recessed lighting with dimmer switches
Kitchenette with granite countertops and KraftMaid oak cabinets
Outdoor dining set as well as loungers on patio
New 23" Kettle Charcoal Grill with Starter Chimney on patio
Soothing Serenity Fountain on patio
Hammock (2 person) in the forest
NEW double lounger with built in side tables. Perfectly placed for evening star gazing with your favorite wine.
PRIVATE parking area with space for boat trailer
High speed Wi-Fi (even in the hammock)
Large flat screen TV on multi-direction stand w/ basic cable
Stereo CD player and radio
Toaster Oven / Toaster
DUXTOP 1800-Watt Induction Cooktop Burner-super fast
PLUS Double Burner Hot Plate Cooktop
Kitchenette stocked with cooking utensils/pots & pans
Coffee french press
Complimentary Dr. Bronner's Organic Shikakai gentle Spearmint Peppermint Hair and Body Liquid Soap
Lounge chairs, boogie boards, sun umbrella, small cooler and fishing pole with lures available for the beach
Two Outdoor Armchairs with carry sacks for outdoor concerts, which are abundant in the summer months.
LARGE Flashlight with neck strap (to avoid it ending up at the bottom of the lake) for dock sunset/dusk walks
Campfire pit - bonfire is fully prepped and ready to lite!
Freestanding Electric Woodtype Stove for added warmth
NO CONVENTIONAL OVEN
NO PHONE LINE - please bring your cell phones
This apt. has some low ceilings and is most comfortable for people 6' 3" and under.
Dogs left alone in unfamiliar locations can trigger all sorts of canine havoc. ONLY When guests are OFF premises -- DOGS MUST BE CRATED-- in provided fully furnished crates.
Because lugging a large dog crate is NO 'vacation' at all, Two 'furnished' dog crates are provided 1 X-large, 1 medium size both located in separate 'dog alcove' which includes feeding area, bowls, toys and crates
2 long dog tie outs for the large private yard are also provided along with water bowls as well as a small kiddie pool--it is your dog's vacation too :-)
Privacy, peace and quiet
Fabulous sunsets over Lake Wallenpaupack
The starry night sky is the best show in town!!!!!
5 minute drive to large grocery / liquor store AND CVS
GREAT restaurants nearby
Organic garden with fresh herbs/fruits/vegetables in season
Smoking OUTDOORS ONLY--NO EXCEPTIONS
Hiking trails nearby(walking sticks available)
Coolers available for picnics
Extensive State Parks nearby
Swimming and boating
Tennis courts nearby
'CAMP SERENITY GREAT GUEST DISCOUNT': Available to previous positively reviewed returning guests we offer a 5% discount off nightly accommodations. Discount applies to the cost of your room only, additional services do not apply. Program available to previous 'Camp Serenity' guests only who posted a REVIEW of Camp Serenity on their previous trip.
PLEASE ALSO CHECK OUT THE GUIDEBOOK WITH THIS LISTING -- THERE IS A PLETHORA OF LOCAL INFORMATION THERE
If you are an outdoor enthusiast a local Meetup group "NEPA Trail Mix" is a very active group with many events including skiing, hiking, biking.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: By Booking this Property you are accepting at your own risk liability for your use of this Airbnb property and the lake beach area and all other common areas of this Airbnb property. We offer courtesy and respect and we expect the same in return.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: By Booking this Property you are accepting at your own risk liability for your use of this Airbnb property and the lake beach area and all other common areas of this Airbnb property.
First and foremost enjoy your stay with us. This property is not just a place to stay but we make every effort to make health, restoration and renewed well-being a part of your visit.
Here are things we expect to help us deliver that quality of service to all of our guests:
There is absolutely NO SMOKING inside the apt. A smoking table and ashtray are located outside on your own personal patio if you must smoke.
This location is one of the few in the area that ALLOW DOGS. Please be a responsible dog owner.
+Please make sure your pet has no fleas or ticks prior to arrival and use a current flea and tick protector.
+When you are not in the apt. your dog MUST be crated in the crate provided.
+Please keep the paw print furniture protectors on both the bed and sofa.
+Leash and clean up after your dog at the beach or on walks.
Please read the short "House Manual" BEFORE you arrive (which will be available to you here on AIRBNB after your reservation has been confirmed) . It has info such as lake access etc. as well as helpful DIRECTIONS to find us.
Thank you and please never hesitate to ask a question or voice a concern.
Queen size bed with 100% All Cotton Bed Linens 6" Tempur-pedic mattress topper for added comfort All FRESH linens provided
B.A. was a wonderful host, very kind and helpful (and only around when needed). The place was very clean and extremely dog friendly. My goldendoodle loved all the bones, treats and toys and it was great that we didn't have to bring our own crate! It had everything we needed to grill out and every night, the fire pit was set up for us which was wonderful. The backyard is very private and our dog loved running around! Even though the place is dog friendly, it was very clean and I saw no dog hair from previous visitors (which is good as I'm allergic). The place was a short walk to the lake, which was very nice and serene and in a great location. We went boating, paddleboarding and hiking and it was close to all of these as well as many restaurants.
I would definitely recommend this place and visit again! Thanks B.A.!
What a treat! BA's place was just as described! The apartment was clean and cozy. The patio/ yard overlooking the woods, are perfect for taking meals outside. My dog was very well accommodated, as BA promised; toys, crate, chews, extra poopy bags and even a life jacket for the lake! And oh the lake! I haven't been lake swimming in years, and this is by far the cleanest lake I have even seen in my life! BA was an excellent host! Upon arrival, we were given a walk through, suggestions of things to do in the area, and the bonfire was set up and ready to light! The three night's I spent here were my only vacation this summer, and it was wonderful.
Christelle we are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time especially since this is your first Airbnb experience. We loved having you all and thank you for being such wonderful guests. Whenever you need a lakeside escape we are here. You all are welcome back ANYTIME!
B.A. was a wonderful host, very kind and helpful. Camp Serenity was a great, cozy spot with a beautiful view and a quick walk away from the lake. The neighborhood was quiet and picturesque and everyone around was really friendly. I would definitely recommend this place and visit again!
B.A. was a wonderful host and very accommodating. We loved spending our time in the provided Serenity bathrobes and sipping on a cup of hot coffee by the bonfire. The location is great, only a short walk from the lake. Our dog loved his vacation as well, as he was able to watch nature all around each day. I would highly recommend this nature retreat to people trying to relax, reflect, and escape life stresses.
This is our third time visiting "Camp Serenity" and it won't be our last! That should speak for itself. Some of our favorites include making s'mores by the bonfire that B.A. set up for us, watching the hummingbirds come to the feeder, hitting paddleball in the big backyard, relaxing on the chairs and hammock, snuggling under a blanket in the fresh morning chill, taking the short walk to the lake and watching the sunset over the water. Wish we could stay a few weeks but even a few days here washes off the city stress.
B.A. was a great host. As we arrived we were met and given a tour and some ideas on what we could do while we were there. The place was exactly as described. Thank you so much B.A. for a nice relaxing time!
I cannot stress how impressed we were with Camp Serenity. We spent a three day weekend to celebrate our eight year anniversary, and to say they go above-and-beyond is an understatement. Where to start - from the moment we arrived, we were greeted by a beautiful, clean setting and incredibly friendly and hospitable staff. The actual "bnb" blows away most high quality hotels we've stayed at, and the second you get there you're made to feel right at home. You don't even need to leave the property to enjoy the Poconos. The back yard is ideal for relaxing - hammocks, fire pit, even a recliner! Did I mention they're super dog friendly? We have two medium sized dogs, and they rolled out the red carpet for us. There's everything you need for your furry companions to enjoy the trip as well. Camp Serenity comes equipped with dog leads in the backyard, plenty of treats, and large accommodations for leaving your dog(s) safe and sound when you head out for activities. Overall - we LOVED our time at Camp Serenity. If we could give more than 5 stars, Camp Serenity earns a 10 star rating. We WILL be back for future stays!
About the Host, B.A.
We are dog lovers, web developers and outdoor enthusiasts.
As 23 year veterans of Manhattan, we feel we have a pretty good idea of what most of our guests would cherish on their visit to this oasis. Nature, peace and comfort all at effortless convenience is our goal and I think you will agree when you read our reviews we meet and/or exceed those standards.
We love sharing this stunning part of the country with our guests!