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Summer '12 Family Vaca; Lake Rental; advice neeeded

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Summer '12 Family Vaca; Lake Rental; advice neeeded

Hi - we're considering a Poconos lakefront rental for summer 2012. Will either be just our immediate family for one week, or perhaps two weeks with cross-over with family/friends.

No idea where to start. Can anyone recommend a lake to check out? Have done a bit of research on Lake Naomi. Thoughts? Others?

Looking to chill out, some outdoor fun, swimming; other community ammenities (trails, pools, outdoor games) would be nice.

Haven't been to Poconos in summer before. A bit concerned about crowds; we also go to Sebago Lake Maine and love it...so if you know that area it's sort of our reference point.

Thanks for any info...have no idea where to begin!

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1. Re: Summer '12 Family Vaca; Lake Rental; advice neeeded

It's been quite a few years since we rented a property in the Poconos, but we used to like Arrowhead Lakes near Mt Pocono. We also stayed in Towamensing Trails, we is closer to the Jim Thorpe area. From your description, I think Arrowhead might be a better fit for you. It's a pretty large gated community that has the lake, pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, and more.

VRBO is a great place to start, as are realtors in the Poconos area. Many of them handle property rentals as well.

Good luck!

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2. Re: Summer '12 Family Vaca; Lake Rental; advice neeeded

Thanks for this advice! I'll check out your recommendations.

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3. Re: Summer '12 Family Vaca; Lake Rental; advice neeeded

We visited the Poconos last summer and stayed at Skytop Lodge. It is a wonderful place, with awesome lodging and even better food!!! Its pretty close to all the fun things on Lake Wallenpaupack as well. Just a suggestion check out 84 Country Store in Greentown, PA which is right near the lake. Indoor Gem Mining, 1000s of gifts and more!! We stayed for 4 hours and couldve stayed longer!!! www.84countrystore.com

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