Pocono Pines Dutch Colonial Home For Sale

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One of the oldest homes on Lake Naomi, this beautifully updated retreat can accommodate your extended family. Or you might be able to make it a living when you’re not using it with a little work.


This 1940s Dutch colonial cottage looks quite modest on the outside, but inside it looks really neat thanks to a relatively recent renovation. And there is also room for your loved ones! You can find him in Lake Naomi at 215 Route 423, Pocono Pines, PA 18350 / Pocono Mountains Association of Realtors MLS Images via HomeSmart Realty Advisors

Do you have a big family?

Or would you like to invite your aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters and their families, or your friends, to stay with you on your Poconos getaway?

Or do you want your second home to pay for itself when you’re not using it?

If you answered “Yes” to one or more of these questions, then you want to give this Pocono Pines Dutch Colonial home for sale serious consideration.

With five bedrooms, this nicely updated home can accommodate a decently sized horde – up to 10 people (more or less) comfortably. And it can also entertain them.

Built in 1948, this beautiful Dutch Colonial is one of the oldest homes in Pocono Pines. Although it was built more than 50 years after brothers Thomas and Rufus Miller dammed Tunkhannock Creek to create Lake Naomi, it predates the resort community surrounding the lake by 15 years.

But since it’s just across Route 423 from the lake and the community surrounds it, you have the option of joining the Lake Naomi Club enjoy the facilities it maintains on and around the lake.

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Foyer

Even if you don’t join the club, you have several great recreational facilities on your own property.

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Front patio and hot tub

Outdoor facilities include a fire pit, front deck and hot tub. These might not be very useful right now, but they will be there for you and your guests when the weather warms up.

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Home theater

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Home theater

Inside you will find a home cinema with three levels of seating and a huge projection screen in the garage next to the house. The unfinished basement may have fitness equipment, if I understand the property spec sheet correctly.

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Main living space

The ground floor consists of an open-plan main living space, three bedrooms and a bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the wooded surroundings of the house.

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The living room

The living room includes an electric fireplace and built-in shelving.

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Kitchen

The eat-in kitchen has plenty of storage space, modern stainless steel appliances and room for a table that seats eight.

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Veranda

A veranda is next to the kitchen.

first floor bedroom

First floor bedroom

first floor bedroom

First floor bedroom

All five bedrooms have ceiling fans which help the air conditioning system run more efficiently. The three on the first floor are compact.

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First floor bathroom

The first floor bathroom has a bath and a tiled shower.

second floor bedroom

Second floor bedroom

second floor bedroom

Second floor bedroom

The two bedrooms on the second floor are more spacious. Both have skylight alcoves with seating and study nooks with desks.

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Second floor bathroom

The second floor bathroom, however, is simpler, with a one-piece shower stall.

(If you have all five chambers filled, however, you might encounter traffic jams in the morning if everyone decides to gear up for the day at once.)

Since so much has been packed into this Dutch Colonial Pocono Pines home for sale, you might not feel the need to join the Lake Naomi Club. But if you want to sunbathe on its beaches, sail on the lake, use its tennis courts, golf course and community center, or dine and drink at its clubhouse, you’ll need it. If you don’t, however, there are plenty of places nearby that offer plenty of recreational activities, including state playgrounds just up Highway 423.

And when you and yours aren’t spending time here, you can help pay off its mortgage by offering it for rent as an Airbnb, that is, if you get it right with Tobyhanna Township and the Pocono Pines Community Association first.

Monroe County property records indicate this is a three bedroom home, not a five bedroom. This is based on the capacity of its septic system – and this “septic system” consists of a sump pit installed under the side patio when this house was built. Most of the neighboring properties have been fitted with septic tanks, and if you really want to earn income from renting out this property, you should do the same.

Until then, township ordinances governing short-term rentals limit you to the number of bedrooms the sewer system can handle — three. Additionally, you will need to join the Lake Naomi Club in order to provide your guests with access to the lake and its amenities, and the Club limits the number of temporary memberships you can offer to visiting guests.

But if you fix things, you can earn an income on the side. And the seller is ready to sell you the furniture you see here. This would make it a turnkey second home and rental property.

THE SMALL CHARACTERISTICS

BEDS: 5

THERMES: 2

SQUARE FEET: 2,128

SELLING PRICE: $565,000

OTHER THINGS: An $860 annual homeowners association fee covers safety and security patrols and a contribution to the capital reserve; Tobyhanna Township maintains the roads. This, however, is separate from the Lake Naomi Club membership fee. Consult the membership section of the club’s website for more information on registration and membership fees. If you rent this home to visitors, the Lake Naomi Club also offers temporary memberships that you can extend to your renters, but as noted above, you must join the club in order to make these temporary memberships available.

215 Route 423, Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania 18350 [Josh Messinger | HomeSmart Realty Advisors via Zillow]

Updated January 9, 2:47 p.m. to add restrictions and conditions that attach to the short-term rental of this property to travellers.

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