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5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Mount Pocono, Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania

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Aliciasoo...
1 review
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“Home away from home”
Reviewed September 28, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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I've stayed at 2 different houses owned by Maggy in the Poconos and it is always a delight. I've stayed with my family and friend which consist of a group of 10-12. Maggy always accommodates for us whether it be for the kids or our late schedules for arriving. The house is always clean and if there is an issue, she is always available to help. If there is no one renting the house the day we are supposed to check out, she doesn't rush us out. The neighborhood is friendly and the facilities are great. Maggys prices are the best I've found. If you're looking for affordable, comfortable and fun, book with Maggy. I love spending time in the woodland house. It's like our little home away from home.

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Blubbo
Oakland, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Rental from Hell”
Reviewed September 26, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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My girlfriend and I rented this house to spend a relaxing August weekend with our family and friends, based on the wonderful reviews we had seen. What a huge mistake that turned out to be, and how unreliable the other reviews turned out to be!!!
When we arrived at the house late Friday afternoon, the first thing we saw was garbage strewn all over the driveway. Furthermore, when we entered the house, it smelled extremely musty.
The husband of the owner –Jabbar- arrived shortly thereafter, and the only thing he said was "I'm here to collect the rent". When we asked him about the garbage he said he couldn't clean it up because he had to get home. We also pointed out that there was hardly any toilet paper and no hand soap in the bathrooms. He said to call his wife, since she would get mad if he just went and bought these items.
When he left, Maggie (the owner) called immediately and said "Jabbar said you're mad". At that point we weren’t mad, we just wanted the garbage cleaned up and the basic necessities that had been promised filled. She said "no one has ever complained; I have a 5 star rating".
Anyway, Jabbar did eventually return with garbage bags, soap and toilet paper. As he was cleaning up the garbage outside, we started to grill. This resulted in a massive grill fire which burnt all the food we had placed on the grill. We said to Jabbar that the grill is on fire. Without looking up, he said, "it's normal, you have to wait for the grease to burn out". We turned the grill off, threw away a lot of food that had burnt to a crisp, and cleaned the pan underneath the grill top- which clearly hadn't been cleaned in ages.
We also noticed that the refrigerator wasn't cooling. We told Jabbar, and he said it takes a while to cool because the cleaning lady turns it off between rentals. Four hours later, the fridge was still not cooling and with the intense summer heat, the food started to spoil.
My girlfriend contacted Maggie and told her about the fridge. She said the fridge was 3 months old, was working perfectly and resorted to her mantra "no one ever complains!" We told Maggie that may be the case, but the fridge was in fact, not working, and also that one of the bedroom fans was broken. The house does not have A/C but with temperatures in the 90s, and the fans either broken or rickety, the house felt like an oven.
Maggie said she would try to get a refrigerator repairman over on Saturday but it might be hard to get someone on the weekend. We did put some of our food in the freezer, since it seemed to at least be cooling.
Needless to say, the repairman never came and we lost most of our perishables. The idea was to spend the weekend grilling, eating in, and relaxing in the house, but we had no choice but to eat out.
Among other surprises, the bathtub was filled with muck, there were no coffee filters, and there was mold growing throughout the house. In addition, a lot of the living room and bedroom furniture was extremely worn out and quite frankly, simply gross. Also, the Wi-Fi wasn't working most of the time.
On Saturday we headed to the lake within the development, but were informed that the lake had bacteria and was off limits to swim in (not the owner's fault, but we could have been warned, since this had been going on for weeks). We made the best of the weekend, but honestly we couldn't wait for it to be over.
On Sunday we contacted Maggie again and told her the repairman never came and we had lost a good portion of our food. My girlfriend asked her for a refund of a portion of what was paid on the rental, due to the wasted food and other inconveniences we experienced. Her answer was a definitive "The refrigerator is relatively new, so no refund". But this comment about the fridge is a complete fabrication: the sticker inside the fridge says "manufactured in 2002"!!
Upon returning home we spoke with Maggie once more, and she basically repeated the same thing over and over "no one ever complains, and the refrigerator is new!” We also told her we found the house to be quite dirty. Jabbar was yelling in the background, "if they didn't like it, they should have left!" But this was only an option if we wanted to lose the money that we had paid for the entire weekend!
We and our families have rented many places over the years, and have never encountered such a lack of concern by a landlord/owner or a property in such mediocre condition.
Worst rental and worst customer service imaginable. As I'm reading old reviews, I find it hard to believe that we are talking about the same property and owner. It is just not possible for anyone to give anything approaching five stars to this place…if they actually stayed there.

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Liked best: Secluded area
Liked least: Nearly everything. Embarrassingly subpar.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Adany p
2 reviews
“Great House”
Reviewed September 14, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Great House, very spacious. Everything worked which was great for my family who spent most of the time cooking. The private neighborhood has its private lake and pool which you have access to because you're part of the community. Great stay, would definitely do it again. Thank you!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Raymond E
1 review
“My Poconos Thanksgiving”
Reviewed December 3, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

The owner was very hospitable. She left instructions on how to access everything you need and was very responsive to our needs. The cabin was very spacious which gave the kids room to play. I enjoyed using the fireplace at night, we stayed up saying stories all night. Our Thanksgiving getaway was memorable and we will definitely be returning soon.

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Liked best: The fireplace was a nice touch
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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elizabeth...
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“Relaxing”
Reviewed July 30, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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First time going to Poconos, traveling with all the family, children and two small dogs.Excellent customer service from the owners, very easy to contact,fast response anytime to communicate. The property is well maintained, large, cleaned, has everything you need to cook. It is in a good location ,close to the beach,lake and swimming pool. A small ride to Walmart. I like best it is a gated community with security .
We are returning on labor day!

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Liked best: security, it is a gated community.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Michelle...
Voorhees, New Jersey
1 review
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“Couldn’t ask for a better place to stay!”
Reviewed July 9, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We rented this house for a few nights in June. The experience from booking the place to leaving was awesome. Everything was amazing. The house is spotless and has a lot of modern touches with a rustic look. It has everything we needed for nice vacation like multiple TVs, movies, Wifi, and an awesome deck with a grill.
The area is great as well close to many of the activities that we wanted to do as well as shopping.
Lastly the owners are great too. They go out of their way to accommodate and please their tenants.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Mannytheg...
1 review
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“Amazing stay but just need faster wifi!”
Reviewed July 1, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Maggie and her husband treated us like family and took care of us like their own. Everything there was great and we recommend this place again.

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