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Rustic lakefront chalet - private dock - special kids room

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Chalet, 3 Beds + 4 beds in loft, 1 1/2 Baths , Sleeps 6 adults and 4 children.

Lakefront chalet in Lakeville, Pa. on 13 mile long Lake Wallenpaupack

which is two miles wide at property - 125 feet of private

shoreline including 8x16 floating finger dock at the end of 3x18 catwalk -

two jet ski ramps - swim ladder - dock light - nearby deck with electricity and

lights - 50 foot wide small river stone swim area with gradual, child

friendly, descent to deeper water - Six feet of depth at end of

dock permits safe diving, boating, etc. - Good fishing off dock,

shore and boats for bass, perch, walleye, carp, etc.

Three bedrooms (king, queen and double beds) plus open loft with

four twin beds and play area (great for kids).

Two bathrooms - one with shower, one with washer and dryer.

Outside shower stall for convenience.

On-site parking for 4-5 cars. Roadside parking for trailers, etc.

Free boat launch area roughly 1000 feet from private beach.

More Details

David Dondero
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2018

About David Dondero

Doctor in private practice in New Jersey. Lives on a 40 acre historic farm (1750) with lots of pets: llamas, dogs, cats, chickens, fish + a guinea hen and a parrot. (oh - also 1 wife of 47 years, 2 kids, & 3 grandchildren).

David Dondero purchased this chalet in 1986

Why David Dondero chose Lakeville

Very reasonably priced and well maintained chalet in a rustic setting with great views and use of the lake which is about 75 feet from the house. A favorite feature is the stone fire pit located about 10 feet from the water (great for late night campfires, storytelling, and marshmellow roasting).

What makes this chalet unique

Peace, quiet + water activities.


Lakeville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , includes a free standing washer and dryer.
    Bathroom 3 - shower , This is an enclosed outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2nd floor loft with adjacent area for game playing, etc.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Large dock with 2 jet ski ramps - accomodates several 23' foot boats + mooring buoy off end of dock - - Lighted lakefront deck with power outlets - Chairs - Picnic table and benches - BBQ grill - Campfire circle near lake (subject to fire danger restrictions). Stone fireplace in living room - Cable TV - DVD - VCR - Dishwasher - Microwave - Toaster oven - Coffee Maker. - Washer and Dryer - Fully equipted kitchen - Attached deck with great views of lake - 50 feet to Lake from house. Knotty pine interior in kitchen, living room and other areas. Wooded lot in private community about one mile off of paved road.


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Rustic lakefront chalet - private dock - special kids room
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

warm and inviting getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our second year for a fall trip to the Lake. The chalet is inviting, lg. enough to afford privacy and great if you have some children who enjoy the outdoors. Because of the location and view, you feel like your are the only cabin on the lake. The place was clean, well maintained and has most of the things you need to never leave during your stay. There are local business that can supply any forgotten items. The Briar Hill area provides a beautiful woods setting, quiet and peaceful during the off season.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed another vacation at the chalet. Lake Wallenpaupack offers much to enjoy all during the year.
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Everything we wanted and more

  • 5 of 5

This place was exactly what we were looking for. It was true to it's description and even more. The owner is very personable and very nice to work with. You really don't need to look any further.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you joined the dozen or more families that enjoy the chalet and lake every year. We purchased the property in 1986 and have 6 or more families that have been coming back year after year for more than 20 years! David
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Lancaster, NY

Excellent Location!

  • 4 of 5

This place was exactly what we were looking for. It was true to it's discription and the depth of water at the end of dock was great for my three boys who love to dive/swim and NO weeds was a plus! Dave was super to us and phoned to make sure we found everything and that we were comfortable. We have a 20ft boat and this place is perfect for docking your boat and the lake is great for a day of water sports! There is a free ramp approx. 2 miles down the road and only minutes to the property by boat. The only reason I have not given this place 5 stars is because of the BBQ on the deck. The grills/racks inside are on there last leg, so makes it more difficult to grill on it. We improvised because we love to BBQ and did almost every night. (Who knows...maybe the grills will be replaced when we return this year in July;) Other than that...WONDERFUL!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes..the BBQ grill was on its last legs and has been replaced by a new one.
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Ocean County , NJ

just booked my second stay at this Chalet

  • 4 of 5

We just booked our second stay for this location. This is a very lovely, well kept home you will sure to love. The owner is very personable and very nice to work with. It is a very short walk to a beautiful stream running through the mountain and it was so scenic, we snapped at least 30 photos of the kids there. The kids loved their "private" area in the loft, made them feel very special. Cooking was very easy in this kitchen, spices and cookery on hand made it actually enjoyable. The fire pit on the lake at night was a big hit, be sure to pack the smores for a family vacation thats sure to leave lasting memories. We love to fish, & the Pac is just such a fantastic, beautiful lake. You really dont need to look any further, as we didnt bother for our second booking.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2010
  • Stayed: March 2009
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One small correction: the "beautiful stream" is actually a 13 mile long lake which is two miles wide at our location. David
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N. Catasauqua

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the chalet, and once again we truly enjoyed our week at the lake - this chalet was just PERFECT!

Our first impression as we walked in was how very clean and well taken care of the lake house is. I really appreciated the new dock, and the buoy was perfect for docking our Sea-Doo. We easily had room for 10 at the dinner table, and with so much room to relax in the beautiful open living area, everyone had their choice of a nice quiet place to rest after a long day on the water. Morning coffee on the big deck was really nice, as was grilling dinner. The kids loved the lofted bedroom area, and we all had nice private bedrooms as well - we sure did not feel like were were on top of each other here, that's for sure. The size of the place fools you - sure is bigger than the pictures look!

We all had a blast on the big dock - great for fishing or swimming and yet it still felt very private as the neighbors docks were a nice distance away.

We sure look forward to coming back here again and again!! Thanks for providing such a great place for us to make wonderful memories.

Best regards,


  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swim.

* Boat.

* Fish.

* Water Ski and Tubing.

* Relax by the Firesplace.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Local Dining.

* Claws n Paws Animal Park.

* Antiquing.

* Family Fun Park.

* Touring the Poconos Mountains.

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

Boating - Water skiing - Jet skiing - Swimming - Tubing -

Canoeing - Fishing.

Wild animal park - Golf - Minature

Golf - Hiking - Horseback riding - Video rentals - Family

fun centers (2) including arcade, go-carts, bowling, batting cages,


Anitque shops - Sporting goods and fishing tackle

stores - Grocery and liquor stores - Several chain drug stores in Hamlin or Hawley.

Dock and dine to one of three or more restaurants on the lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Rates are from Saturday to Saturday unless by special arrangement:
No smoking in the chalet. No animals permitted (allergies).
CLOSED DECEMBER 2015 THRU APRIL 2016 (except for multiweek rentals).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.