Your $1 Million Poconos House Rental

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This has to be a joke.

The Poconos house rental above lists for $1 million. That’s rent, people.

In the same posting, the owners of Lustgarten-On-The-Lake talk about how you can stay in their spacious Poconos Pine property for “peanuts,” which could mean just that. Will the landlords of this gem hit me on Twitter @checkincheckout? I’m impressed with your marketing tactic.

Because in a sea of listings, you still have to make your vacation home stand out.

Whether it’s a deck with sunset views, an outdoor kitchen next to a grotto pool or a location within the hottest neighborhood in San Francisco, you have to showcase your vacation rental just as aggressively as if it was listed for sale. Internet users are a savvy bunch who are willing to spend countless hours of “research” on the Web.

The Poconos house has a lot going for it already: a backyard lake with fishing rock, hot tub, fireplace, community pools and access to three ski areas nearby.

Would you pay $1 million for it? And if not, what would you pay?

Talk to me on Twitter.

Posted in All-season rentals, Family vacation spots

About Valerie

Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.

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