House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps
Wendy Ney Manley
About Wendy Ney Manley
We own a hand full of vacation rentals and we pick our properties based on whether we would enjoy vacationing in a certain region and if the house would create a meaningful and memorable backdrop for friends and family to gather. We try to create an environment that offers more personality, comfort and coziness than a sterile hotel room or a home that is void of any warmth or homey feel. When we vacation we want to do so in a carefree environment that is neat, clean, updated, welcoming and relaxing. My husband jokes that some day he would like to actually use the homes we work so hard to maintain and update, but our children are younger and very active so our free time is not our own. My husband is from the Buffalo area and I grew up in the Philadelphia area, although college, grad school and our early careers took us to various places across the country. We returned to the Philadelphia region to start our family and our home base is a suburb of Philadelphia. Welcome to our home away from home!
Wendy Ney Manley purchased this House in 2003
Why Wendy Ney Manley chose Pocono Pines
When I was between jobs and our children were very young, my mother convinced us to get away for a few days and suggested the Poconos. 'The Poconos???!!!' I said...immediately heart shaped beds, champagne glass hot tubs and all that is tacky is what came to mind! Lake Naomi could not be further from that vision! We stayed with friends in Lake Naomi and quickly became hooked! An avid tennis playing family, you have fabulous facilities, high level competition, not to mention the gorgeous lake and pools - we loved our time there! We own places at and on the beach and this is the place we relax the best, year round! You can choose to be solitary or find a pick-up game if one feels like venturing out, find a desolate lake view beach or eat with friends poolside or lakeside and have a delightful and satisfying culinary experience. We fell in love with Relaxation 101 when we pulled up to the house! Steps from the Lake Naomi pool, we were instantaneously struck with the open floor plan and the two story stone fireplace as soon as we opened the front door! We loved the fact that if you are in the kitchen you are still a part of what may be unfolding elsewhere, enjoying a roaring fire or just hanging out after dinner either sitting around the large DR table or outside in the screened in porch. When we need to get away, this is where we come, year round and so close to home! Rarely is traffic an issue and if we want to shop the outlets, eat at a fine dining establishment, walk the boutiques at Kalahari (my kids are bummed it wasn't built sooner!) ski or check out Camel Beach, Jack Frost or Big Boulder or even venture north to Elk, the opportunity is there!
What makes this House unique
In 2013 we renovated the kitchen, the two baths, and replaced all the flooring on the first floor with an engineered laminate that really opened up the space. and holds up quite well to typical wear and tear and significant foot traffic The bathrooms are so much more luxurious and kitchen is so much more functional. Don't forget to check out the foosball table - a favorite hangout for my kids, and likely yours too! We love the stone fireplace that runs two floors, the open space floor plan, the screened porch, the brightness of the house even though we are in the woods, the wonderful cross breezes and the single car garage which provides protection when the weather is not cooperating. We added a portable air conditioner to the first floor in 2016, and a second one to the loft in 2018, although the canopy of trees and cross breezes when the windows are open make the house very comfortable in the warmer months. Again, we have tried to decorate in a manner that is comfortable, tasteful and inviting and based on our guest book, our guests overwhelmingly agree. We hope you do too!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Ventured into the area for a little group reunion weekend and for the Run for the Red Poconos Marathon events. Pretty home, prompt responses from owner, affordable. We especially enjoyed the deck and the fire pit!
Glad the house worked for you and hopefully next time you run the weather will be more suitable! We hope this becomes an annual tradition for your group! Thank you for staying with us!
Great house and an even better host. Very responsive and accommodating. We will be back.
We had a blast.
First things first Wendy is amazing to work with. She was always avaliable to answer my questions. The house is beautiful and cozy. My family really enjoyed it . We went for New Years 2019 and it was a blast.
Thank you Wendy! Definitely coming back again. :)
Nice house. Friendly owner. Will go again.
First, Wendy, the owner was very nice and helpful. She responded quickly to any question.
The house was very nice. Very clean. House was a great size for many and rooms were spacious. The extra loft space upstairs was a great bonus. Kids loved the game table. Kitchen was great and bathrooms were updated. We loved the fireplace. I would recommend the house and hope to go again.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and the house worked well for you! We hope to welcome you back soon!
The house was very cozy. It could use a refresh.
The house was cozy. The furnishings could use an update. First impression was of the rotting siding was not good. Layout was nice. Not accustomed to paying extra for sheets and towels.
Thank you for candid response. Renovations including some upgrades to the exterior siding and trim are scheduled to begin in the coming weeks as the bid process was just completed. I am sorry it was not completed before your arrival. The vast majority of the rentals in our area charge extra for linens in order to keep the base rental rates competitive, but perhaps that will change over time. Thank you again and I hope you will consider returning in the future to see changes we have made. Happy New Year.
Perfect for a family getaway.
We have adult children as well as teenagers and stayed during the Thanksgiving weekend. Everything was exactly as advertised--no surprises. The house was neat and clean and there was plenty of room for the ten of us. The owner is very pleasant and responds very quickly to messages. Grocery stores, restaurants, and other businesses are within a convenient ten minute drive. We enjoyed our time here and would stay here again.
Hiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center, Kayaking, Horseshoes, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating, Sailing, Windsurfing, Downhill Skiing, Cross-country Skiing, Horseback Riding, White Water Rafting, Fine Dining, Birdwatching, Theatre, Culture, Casinos, Art Galleries, Historical Attractions/Museums, Downtown Districts - DO NOT MISS STEAMTOWN USA - A MUST SEE FOR ALL TRAIN OFFICIONADOS YOUNG AND OLD ESPECIALLY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS! WITHIN A TEN MINUTE DRIVE TO THE NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED KALAHARI WATER PARKS AND RESORT, HUGE!!!!! INDOOR WATER PARK GUARANTEEING FUN FOR ALL AGES.