Lakefront Home - Newton Lake, Endless Mtns/Poconos

Sunset View from Front YardFront/Side of Lakefront HouseView from front yardHouse from the Beach AreaKitchen/Living Room View of Lake from Front PorchLiving RoomBedroom 1 - Queen Lakeview from Front WindowBedroom 2- 1 Full/1TwinView of Elk Mtn over Frozen Lake from Front YardBeach Area Next to HouseFront Yard with Lakeside Fire Pit
“ Excellent ”
13 Reviews
100 Lake Ave, Carbondale, PA 18407


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
Per night: $100 - $150
Per week: $500 - $900
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Carbondale vacation home rental
Enjoy your morning coffee watching the sunrise over the lake. Lake view from most rooms (Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom 1). This private lake is one of the cleanest spring fed lakes in Pa (all homes are on sewer-no septic). The interior of the home has been completely renovated including new kitchen, baths, bedrooms, living room, windows, tongue and grove knotty pine throughout, and hot water baseboard heat (very comfortable).

View of Elk Mountain over the lake from the front yard. Winter fun includes 20 minute drive to Elk Mountain and 30 minutes to Montage (Sno) Mountain Ski Resorts, ice fishing, and ice skating. Summer activities include fishing, enjoying the beach located next door, rowboating, relaxing in the front yard or porch overlooking the lake. There is an outdoor fire pit lakeside in the front yard for year-round camp fires. Fall colors over the water are gorgeous. Spring is always a great time to get outside.

Beach area immediately next door for swimming and sunbathing in the summer!! Although outside motorboats are not permitted on the lake, during warmer weather you are welcome to bring your non-motorized boats (canoe, rowboat, kayak, sailboat, etc.) or you can use the rowboat provided.

Floor plan: Bedroom 1 - queen bed: bedroom 2 - full bed and twin bed.

Upstairs: 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom. Downstairs: eat in kitchen, living room, 1 full bathroom, covered front porch, utility room/back porch.

Amenities: Row boat, boat dock, outside fire pit, picnic table, covered front porch, cable TV w/VCR or DVD player, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, gas grill, charcoal grill, washer and dryer, cookware and utensils provided.
You must supply your own towels and linens.

September 7 - December 20, 2013 - $500 per week or $100 per weeknight, $125 per weekend/holiday night.

December 21 - March 14, 2014 - $700 per week or $100 per weeknight, $150 per weekend/holiday night.

March 15 - May 23, 2014 - $500 per week or $100 per weeknight, $125 per weekend/holiday night.

May 24 - September 5, 2014 - $900 per week (weekly rentals only during summer season).

September 6 - December 19, 2014 - $500 per week or $100 per weeknight, $125 per weekend/holiday night.

Pets: Pet friendly with prior approval. The yard is not fenced and there is a leash ordinance.

Dates Available: Year round

Minimum Stay: Usual rentals are for 1 week with check in Saturday 3PM and check out Saturday 10AM. Longer or shorter stays also possible with a minimum of 2 nights required for any stay. Please call or email for availability.
Area Information
There is something to do either at the lake or nearby every season of the year such as swimming, fishing, hiking, golfing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowtubing and snowboarding. Elk Mountain and Montage (Sno) Mountain ski areas as well as Rails-to-Trails snowmobile, bicycle and hiking trails are located nearby. Some other nearby attractions include Steamtown steam locomotive museum, Sno Cove water park, and Nay Aug Park water park and zoo. Yankees and Phillies Scranton/Wilkes-Barre AAA affiliate baseball teams, museum, Lackwawanna Coal Mine tour, Houdini tour and magic show. Check out the Lackawanna and Susquehanna County Things To Do websites.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 19 2014 Mar 19 2015 $100 $150 $700 - -
Mar 20 2015 May 28 2015 $100 $125 $500 - -
May 29 2015 Sep 10 2015 - - $900 - 1 Week
Sep 12 2015 Dec 18 2015 $100 $125 $500 - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: One-half of the rental amount, plus $100 refundable security deposit, required to reserve home. Balance of rent due at the time of arrival.
Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: No other fees.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Lake)
  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • View (Mountains)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Lakefront
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Ice Skating
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
    (3 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Boating
  • Lake
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Water Park
    (20 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Winery
    (4 miles)
  • Zoo
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
This lakefront home is on private Newton Lake where the community does not allow outside motor boats on the lake; however you are welcome to bring your non-motorized boat or make use of our rowboat. Home is directly next door to beach area.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Carbondale, Pennsylvania

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tina weitzel

Reading, pa

Beautiful mornings!

Beautiful views, the house was very nice and clean. Two bathrooms were a big plus. Everything you need for a nice vacation!

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

thank you

J bendowski and Family

Taylor, pa

great time

Jack, We had a wonderful, and relaxing time at the lake.The fishing was great.My son enjoyed Kayaking there. The place was clean and comfortable.Only wish I had was to take a ride in a motorboat,but all in all it was great. Thanks again, looking forward to next year.Thanks Jack

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a great time. Maybe we can get you a boat ride next year!

jodie myers

Stewartstown pa

Relaxing weekend getaway

This cottage was perfect for our family. Very clean, pictures and description on the internet are very accurate. Sally answered all my questions by email and was a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend booking this property.

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

thank you for your comments

Sam Cline

Glenside, PA

Great Place!

Some friends and I stayed at the house for New Years and we all had such a great time. The house was very clean and it was great having two full bathrooms. Everyone enjoyed how beautiful the lake looked. Carbondale was only a short drive away so we were able pick up everything we needed and also do some shopping. Overall, our experience at the house was phenomenal and we will definitely be coming back.

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

I am glad they enjoyed their stay.

Svetlana Merzlyakov

Staten Island NY

We had such a great time!

We stayed at Jack's House 5 people (my husband, me ,my daughter 16th years old ,my son 25 , his girlfriend and our family dog ) the week of 4th of July and had a very good time. The place is a dog friendly (not easy to rent a house in the Pocono that allowed dogs) The Newton Lake is beautiful, clean and if you are a fisherman this is a great lake to fish. Fire pit was awesome - raw boat is sufficient . Drinking my coffee on the porch each morning was very relaxing.For us this place was a true break from our often busy lives. It gave us a much needed opportunity to completely unplug! Thanks for a great time!!!

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

thank you for your comments, glad you had a nice time!

Betty Silva

Philadelphia Pa


We were disappointed . First you pass all of these nice homes then at the end of the road you see a dump. Cars are parked all around and the house is in the back It looks like a run down house. The Stove was filthy as were the grills They advertise you can use the boat . When you look at the boat the life jackets are in the boat laying in the water they were moldy , there were no shade on the upstairs bedrooms so we slept on the couches downstairs. Would not go back

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

I am sorry they were disappointed. The home was built as a summer cottage in the 1920's, the interior was renovated around 2000. The outside looks like a cottage. The house is 100 ft from the lake, so its down a small hill. All the windows have blinds. It had just rained so the boat had water but there were dry life jackets in the mud room. There are 3 cars near the garage, they're not near the house. Every effort is made to keep the house clean between renters, including the grills & stove.

Michael Swerdloff


Not bad, not good

The lake and neighborhood are nice. Home is in OK shape. There are no blankets and the beds are in pretty bad shape. The place has not been taken care of needs some attention but Ok value for price.

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

I am glad that you enjoyed the lake and I am sorry that you didn't realize that you needed to bring your own linens including blankets, sheets, pillows, towels, etc. The house was originally built in the 1920's and the interior was renovated around 2000. I continually do projects to try to keep things updated and will be doing more projects after the summer rental season as the house is occupied, including replacing some mattresses. Hope to see you back another time.

Jennifer Stokker

Downingtown, Pa

Very relaxing location!

Great location for the Steamtown Marathon as the start is just 15 minutes away. Good sized house with a nice kitchen and living area. Great having a washer and dryer with a 2 year old around. My daughter loved all the toys you provided. The lake looked beautiful and wished we had brought our kayaks but perhaps we will be back. Thanks for making our stay relaxing and easy!

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having your family and would love to have you back!!

nick schuenemann

new jersey

had a blast

The outdoor amenities speak for themselves. Firepit and charcoal grille was awesome - fishing boat was great, newton lake is beautiful. Drinking my coffee on the porch each morning set the tone for the day. Thanks for a great time!!!

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a great time, look forward to seeing you again sometime!

Matt Jenkins

Tempe, AZ

Fishing cabin. Not suitable for families.

I was going to stay in this play with my in-laws from NYC & we had 2 crawling babies & a 4 yr old. The owner told me it would be suitable for us but unfortunately, that was not true. The pictures on the web are deceiving. The place is a fishing cabin with dirty carpets that looked like they were from the 70's and hadn't been cleaned in a long, long time. Obviously it wasn't a place that I could feel good about letting our babies crawl around. I paid 1/2 up front + a $100 security deposit. Once I arrived in PA & was able to see the place, I knew it definitely wasn't going to work for us. I cancelled the reservation which effectively screwed up our whole vacation (nowhere to stay). Even though it was very late in the game, I don't feel I should be out $275 for a place we didn't even stay in. Although the owner was relatively pleasant to deal with, he told me he likely wouldn't be able to refund any of my money since it was late & he likely wouldn't be able to find others to rent it so late. Perhaps there should be more pictures on the website of the dirty rugs & the door covered with NASCAR stickers. Perhaps they should tell you it's not suitable for small children when you ask. Unfortunately, that did not happen & I'm out $275 because of it. Seems pretty crumby to me. Overall, it was a really bad deal for me. Hopefully, this review will help others to make a more informed decision.

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

The home is rented to many families and adults, many of which have pets. The interior of the home was renovated around 2000. The downstairs carpet was replaced about 1 year ago and was steam cleaned shortly before their arrival. Keeping the carpets clean can be challenging as dogs and kids are in and out of the house and the lake swimming. The home is cleaned between renters. For small children I would recommend using a playpen as the home is not childproofed.

wanda brensinger

Alburtis Pa.

Fishing Trip

I rented this last year for guys fishing trip. Guys loved it. This year they were a little disappointed. The house is great but other things need a little work.

Jack Gilhool

Owner's reply:

Sorry the guys were disappointed about there not being firewood this year. The first year they came the previous renters left firewood, but this year no one left firewood. There is a place about 1/2 block away that they could have purchased firewood.


Alburtis pa

Guys weekend fishing trip

We sent our guys on a weekend getaway here. They had a great time. They said fishing was great! And accommodations were excellent. They definitely woukd return again.

Brenda Wells

Sayre, PA

Just what we needed!

Wonderful place to stay. Everything I expected and more. Very nice community, easy to find, and very private. Beach area next door left a huge yard for my boys to play in. Access to lake is steps away. Two baths was a great plus with 5 of us. Everything needed to cook our meals was available (very convenient). Charcoal for the grill (gas grill also)and firewood for the fire pit provided. Very friendly owners and would not hesitate to stay again. We are looking forward to returning.

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