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Property Details

Updated: May 27, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Bonus Room, Sleeps 12

A very unique home tucked in the woods in the Laurel Highlands. Sandy Pines Hide Away overlooks a rippling stream and offers supreme privacy for any family, group of friends, or romantic getaway.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Sandy Pines Hide Away
- 724-880-3606
Ohiopyle Allegheny Mountains
Columbia, MD, USA

Musty and Stinky!

  • 1 of 5
My family and I spent the weekend in this house and we were quite disappointed. As soon as we walked in the door, we smelled a musty scent. In the basement there appeared to be mold growing all over the walls. I have washed all the things I brought and have aired everything outside, but still cannot escape the stink of the house. While the house was relatively clean inside, it was painful being inside because of the odor. We brought lots of food to cook, but had to go out to eat to escape the smell of the house. The patio was ok, but we were surprised the "firepit" was rusty and broken. There was another fire area on the grass, but it was littered with wet paper, rusty metal, a crushed beer can and a gross Q-tip. Clearly the outside was not cleaned before our arrival. Though we used it, it could have been made safer with some sort of brick or rock border. The beds were comfortable and the stream and pond were nice for the kids to explore. The water cooler was a nice bonus in the house. We had a great time rafting and spending time at the state park. The Cucumber Falls were beautiful.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that the guests did not contact us with the issue during their stay. Upon inspection, it was found that the drain was leaking under the kitchen sink, which left some of the items stored under the sink damp and smelling musty. If we would have been made aware of the unpleasant odor, an immediate attempt would have been made to rectify the problem.
Sandy Pines Hide Away
- 724-880-3606
Ohiopyle Allegheny Mountains
Pittsburgh, PA

Perfect Home Base for Whole Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed here for a week with two children under five, and five adults. What drew me to this property was some seclusion with space for the entire family so we could really enjoy each other's company, and I was not disappointed. The house was large enough that we each had our own space. Nearly every room has a nice bed or two or pull out couch (one even had a murphy bed). The bedrooms felt comfortable and the there were plenty of places for all of us to gather: a nice living room with comfortable couches and fireplace, a separate dining room with a closet full of games, a great back patio with picnic table, grill, and fire pit, a great hot tub porch overlooking the forest, and a front porch with two gliding love seats. The property felt secluded and woodsy, but was only a fifteen minute drive from everything we wanted to do in Ohiopyle. My children loved exploring the stream and frog pond on the property, and the adults loved sitting in the hot tub after our full days of adventuring around Ohiopyle. Almost everything we could need around the house was provided: cups, plates, silverware, pots and pans, basic condiments, towels, and bedding. There is also a laundry machine in the basement next to a sweet air hockey table. The wifi was nice, and though we did not use the satellite television much, it was nice to have on a rainy morning. There are two bathrooms, and one of them has a shower. Some very picky people may find some faults (smallish kitchen, some missing finishing touches around the rooms), but to me it felt like the perfect solution for a group wanting a back-to-nature experience while still having some great amenities for all ages.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this property for a family or group that wants a healthy mix of beautiful nature and wildlife with enough space and comforts to make you really feel like you are on vacation.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sandy Pines Hide Away
- 724-880-3606
Ohiopyle Allegheny Mountains
Colmar, PA

A hidden surprise

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved the house. It had a nice rustic feel being so tucked away in the woods. It was very quiet and peaceful and filled with everything we needed. I really liked that there were so many condiments and amenities that I could use and not need to supply. The house was spacious, beautifully preserved, well situated and centrally located for us between all the activities we wanted and our family members living in the area. We would definitely return again.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Sandy Pines Hide Away
- 724-880-3606
Ohiopyle Allegheny Mountains
Apollo, PA

Bunch of Kids

  • 5 of 5
My senior trip was at Sandy Pines and it was tucked away in the Woods. We enjoyed the nature and how close it was to attractions.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
Sandy Pines Hide Away
- 724-880-3606
Ohiopyle Allegheny Mountains
Pittsburgh, PA

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
Eleven of my closest friends and I rented this house for our senior trip. We had so much fun! It was stocked with everything you can imagine. I was especially pleased to see they had basic condiments and salt and pepper as we forgot to bring those. There were a lot of us in this house at once, and it never felt cramped. Plenty of room for everyone. The owner was very nice; he met us at the house and took some group pictures of my friends and I around the property. I love photos and was glad we didn't have to try to use the timer! It was clean and very secluded. Definitely a memory I'll cherish for a long time to come!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Sandy Pines Hide Away
- 724-880-3606
Ohiopyle Allegheny Mountains

Spacious vacation home

  • 3 of 5
The house is situated on a large wooded lot and is private and quiet. There is a small stream running through the front of the property and in the summer you should be able to hear it with the windows open. Very relaxing. We saw deer and wild turkeys from the kitchen window. The house is larger than it appears in the pictures and would be good for a big family. The owner met us there when we arrived and even had a fire made for us - very thoughtful. The reason we're not rating it higher is that the house was not very clean. The tables had not been cleaned off, the floors had not been vacuumed, and the previous renters had left some yucky things around the house that had not been picked up or cleaned.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ski : at 8 Miles Car: necessary

Ohiopyle is well known as one of the finest white water rafting areas in the country. Sandy Pines Hide Away is centrally located for all of the outdoor activities that Laurel Highlands has to offer.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Feb 1 - Feb 1
2 nights
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $100.00
  • Pet Fee $25.00
  • Additional Guests $10.00

Rates are for groups of 1-8 People
Extra Guests: $10 per person/per night
Two Night Minimum ~ $50 per night Refundable Security Deposit
Three Night Minimum for Holidays and Holiday Weekends at the weekend rates.
Week Nights........$225 per night
Weekend Nights............$275 per night (Thur/Fri or Fri/Sat or Sat Sun)
Weekly Rates ...$1200

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Updated: May 27, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • This rustic-styled home has 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, a fully equiped kitchen, and a roomy living area furnished with over-stuffed leather furniture. There is a flat screen TV with satelite TV servide, two additional TV's, Wi-Fi internet, and a wood burning fireplace. (Guests provide the firewood) The outdoor patio includes a built-in grill with patio tables and chairs. (Charcoal and lighter fluid not included) Bedding and bath towels are provided. Central A/C. Washer and Dryer Fire-pit in the yard. (Guests provide the firewood) * Bed #1: Queen Bed #2: Queen & Queen Sofa Bed #3: 2 Twins Bonus Rooms #1: Queen Sofa * Bonus Room #2: Queen Bed Hot tub Land line telephone

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