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Old 07-11-2008, 07:33 AM
 
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We are looking for a rental in the Poconos for late August (23rd) for one week. Since we are considering purchasing a home, I'd like to stay in a community where we could get a feel and possibly see some listings. Can anyone offer any recommendations? Here's what we are looking for:

-90 minutes from NYC ---- Not 2 or 21/2 hours. We found that staying in Poconos Ranchlands last year was just too much driving in terms of getting out to the main road (Rt 209).
-Gated community but if not gated then access to amenities.
-Amenities --- kid friendly, pools, a beach or just a lake is ok
-Close to the exit if a gated community
-Close to the amenities (within walking distance)if possible.
-A grilling area
-Air conditioning

Any suggestions???
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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I think one of the closest to NYC is Blue Mountain Lakes. It has a lake, pool, and clubhouse. Is easy to get to........not far in from route 80 at all. So very much within your time frame. 90 min. is putting yourself very close to the border........
A very nice place to live and not a big commute.
Country Club of the Poconos is close to 80 also.........
Emerald Lakes is nice but a bit further out........
Hope this helps a bit......you can google those.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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For rentals -- check out -- www.vrbo.com (http://www.vrbo.com - broken link) or www.vacationrentals.com I have always had good luck, throughout the country. Good Luck !!
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