The keypad code is will be provided in your arrival email. To unlock, hit code provided and the lock button. To lock, simply press the lock button.

In case the keypad malfunctions there are two sets of keys in the lockbox on the back porch. Follow the deck on the right side of the house, turn the corner and head to the opposite side of the deck (where the stairs meet the deck). The lockbox is attached to the house. The key works all the outside doors on the house. We suggest only taking one set out so you always have access to a set in the lockbox, in case you should lock yourself out.

Place the vehicle placard in your car for your stay, this will act as your vehicle pass within the community. If you don’t see them or can’t find them, head to the main office and request replacements. The are usually pretty lenient about vehicle passes (We’ve never had anyone get fined for it), but if they happen to issue us a summons because of a vehicle not having a tag, we’ll have to subtract it from your deposit. I believe it’s a $100 fine. Again, it’s never happened, but it’s better to err on the side of caution.

Check-In Time: 3pm
Check-Out Time: 11am

Cell service is weak at the house. We have a landline telephone with free local calls. Long distance is 12 cents/minute.

We stock the house with starter rolls of toilet paper and paper towels.


Before departure please be sure to do the following (Failure to adhere to the departure checklist may result in additional fees subtracted from your security deposit):

  • Take out all trash to the community dumpster. fire.
  • Run dishwasher and put away dishes.
  • Replace window treatments if taken down.
  • Strip beds and place all used linens at the bottom of the linen closet.
  • Make sure all kitchen appliances and lights are turned off
  • Please be sure to remove perishable items from the kitchen; if you’d like to leave non-perishables, you are more than welcome to do so.
  • Clean fireplace.
  • Return TV remotes to their respective baskets.
  • Return the futon to couch mode.
  • Return outdoor seat cushions to the deck box.
  • Put the kayaks and paddles back in the basement.
  • Make sure all kitchen appliances and lights are turned off.
  • Please be sure to remove perishable items from the  kitchen; if you’d like to leave non-perishables, you are more than welcome to do so.
  • Place the cover back onto the hot tub and place the chemical dispenser inside the tub.
  • Check to make sure there are the same number of community badges are in the drawer as when you arrived.
  • Turn heat to 55 degrees F before you leave.
  • Turn air conditioner OFF and make sure all ceiling fan is OFF.
  • Lock all doors and close all windows.
  • Leave the key(s) in the lockbox for the cleaning crew to pick up.


Our family loves music! Along with the vinyl collection at the house we also provide a Bose Bluetooth speaker which you can use to connect your phone to and pick your favorite music app. Here are the instructions on how to connect to the speaker:

We also have a red Bluetooth speaker at the house for use around the hot tub. Please try not to use the Bose speaker near the hot tub.


One of the best things about staying at our home is the community. Wallenpaupack Lake Estates offers some great amenities!

The best place to learn more about the amenities and hours of operations is the “amenities” tab on  the WLE website:

Here’s a calendar filled with upcoming community events:

Here is a broad look at all the activities you can enjoy during your stay:
2 Outdoor pools
Indoor pool
Kids game room (video games, ping pong, pool, air hockey)
Adult lodge
Basketball, tennis and shuffleboard courts
Two beaches (Beaver Beach and Deer Beach)
Skate park
Baseball field

The adult lodge, Rockledge outdoor pool, kid’s game room, playground, volleyball and skate park are all within a 5 minute walk from the house.

Regardless of which activity you do, you must bring amenity badges for each member of your party. Badges are stored in the drawer to the left of the stove and must be returned to the drawer at the end of your stay.


As of 2020 the house now has a propane fireplace! With the simple touch of a button from the fireplace remote you can have a fire glowing in seconds.

Enjoy the outdoor firepit. And please clean up the area for the next guest. The screen for the fire pit should be used at all times to comply with the community code. The community cracks down hard for not using it. The fine is $100 for the first offense and $200 for each additional. This will be take out of your security deposit if found to not be in compliance.

Firewood can be purchased at a few different roadside stands you’ll see on the way in. We also recommend the kiln-dried wood in a bag at the Weis Market in Hamlin. It’s easy to get going, it burns hot, and it’s about $5 for few hours worth of wood.


If you plan on fishing in Pennsylvania, you’ll need a PA Fishing License. They’re not expensive, but you do need to plan in advance because it takes about 7-10 business days to arrive by mail.

There is also some good info here on places to fish in the area:

The house is located on a pond, that is technically a fish hatchery for Deer Lake. The community guidelines state that fishing is not permitted in the pond…but…I see people do it all the time. I would just say to use your best judgement 🙂


This is a very important piece of info: There is NO curbside Garbage pickup.  You must bag your garbage and bring it to the garbage disposal facility.

Consult the map for the facility’s location, but generally, if you make a right off the property and another right onto Marina Drive, the facility is on the left.

Hours of  operation are 7 am — 9 pm, seven days a week. (These hours vary with season. If you want to make sure, just drive past the refuse center. They will have hours posted).

A super important point: DO NOT leave garbage outdoors in the evening. The bags will be ripped apart by the many deer, raccoons and other animal friends of the WLE.


The grill is hooked up to the propane tank….we have two tanks at the house.

If you run out of propane during your stay, get a tank refilled and send me a picture of your receipt and we will reimburse you for the gas. The best place to get gas is Locklins in Hamlin:

Locklins Bottled Gas
14 Locklin Drive
Hamlin, PA 18427

Please make sure to CLEAN the grill after you cook. This will make it ready to go for the next family and help to keep the various woodland critters away.


There are a few places nearby that will help you stock up for your adventures:

Weis Markets
Pennsylvania 590
Hamlin, PA 18427

Lake Region IGA Supermarket
52 Welwood Ave
Hawley, PA 18428

Dollar General
1816 Lake Rd North
Hamlin, NY 14464


The hot tub is one of our favorite features of the house. Below are the essential operating instructions:Lift up the top with the help of someone strong, and slide it over to the side until you’re done.

Ben, our terrific hot tub guy, services the hot tub every Wednesday or Thursday. He typically arrives between 2pm-6pm.

The default setting for the water temperature is warm. If you like on the hot side, adjust to your desired temp 2-3 hours before you want to get in.

You can use the bubbles, the jets, etc.  But only use those buttons (temp up/down, bubbles, jets). Please don’t press any other buttons.

Please do NOT wear lotions, sunscreens, hair oils, gels, etc.  All of these will  damage the filter and the hot tub.

When you are done, be sure the bubbles/jets are turned off and the temperature is set to warm, just the way you found it.

Put the top back on (or the water will evaporate). Put the step stool back on top (so little kids can’t get access). Please place the chemical dispenser back into the tub to keep it fresh.

If you splash too much water out, or if you leave it open and too much water evaporates, the hot tub will not work properly.  You must refill the water to the level of about halfway up the square opening (which is the intake for the heating mechanism).  Once the water starts flowing into that, it will work properly again.


Our family loves to cook. If yours does too, here are a list of amenities offered in the kitchen.

Coffee Maker (Keurig and Regular)
Electric Oven
Electric Range
Pots and pans
Toaster Oven (In the cabinet under the microwave)
Various Utensils (spatulas, measuring cups, tongs, etc.)
Dish towels
Wine Opener / Bottle Opener

The refrigerator does not have an ice maker. Most likely, there won’t be ice in the freezer when you arrive. There are ice trays that will allow you to make ice.


We now provide linen service free of charge as an added benefit for our guests! These linens include: 1 sheet set for each bed (please use queen sheets for the full sized futon), pillow cases, 1 towel for each guest, wash clothes, bath mats and kitchen towels. Additional towels and sheet sets may be available in the linen closet for the Renter’s use. Please try to use only 2 towels per person. Renters are responsible for making up their beds. Larger parties are suggested to bring their own pool/beach towels if they plan on using those amenities. Upon departure, Renters shall strip all beds and deposit all used linens in the baskets provided at the bottom of the linen closet. 

1 Queen in Loft
1 Full Futon in Loft
1 Queen Main Level Bedroom
2 Twin Beds in second Main Level Bedroom
(There is also a toddler bed and portable crib in the basement)


We have ROKU players in every room. We switched from cable service to ROKU’s to simplify your viewing experience (we we’re having a lot of confusion with the cable boxes). We understand that not everybody is familiar with ROKU, so here we’ll give you some tips and tricks to navigate the system. If the ROKU remote isn’t working with the TV please let us know so we can fix for the next guest. You can also download a great app that we find to be very responsive called RoByte ( As long as your phone and the ROKU are connected to the same wifi network all you have to do is select devices and select the device you want to control (this might take a little trial and error since there are 4 ROKUs in the house). Once you have that you should be able to navigate the screen with your phone.

The Home (looks like a house) button on the remote. If you press this enough time it will take you to the home screen on the ROKU. From there you’ll see some menus on the right (Home, My Feed, Movie Store, News, Search, Streaming Channels, etc…). Just simply press to the right to access the channels we subscribe to. Here is a list of the major services you can access:

YouTube TV (you can stream live TV: ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, FX, TNT, TBS, BET, Nickelodeon, Disney, USA, Comedy Central, History Channel and many more)
Showtime Anytime

If you ever need to log in again, you can use these credentials:

TV Provider: DirecTV
Pass: 6calypso

We also carry a large library of movies we’ve collected over the years. These are located on the PLEX App in the Roku channel listing. Feel free to browse and enjoy this selection of titles 🙂


In the bedroom with the twin beds we’ve added a PS4 with a bunch of games loaded on to the hard drive.

We also have an XBOX 360 for your enjoyment in the loft. Games are located in the left hand part of the console. Sometimes people move controllers around so you might have to search drawers to find those.

In the main bedroom there is a small computer called a Raspberry Pi (about the size of deck of cards). It has a ton of games from the original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and more! Plug the HDMI into it and connect to the TV. Connect the microUSB power to it. Plug in the Super Nintendo USB controllers and turn the TV to the proper input. Once there you should be greeted with an almost unlimited amount of games to pick from.

The MAME system is based on video games that were actually in the arcade. This can be a little tricky to get going. Follow the link below and after a few minutes you should be able to get the games up and going. If that seems like a hassle (and honestly, sometimes it is)…feel free to stick to the other systems. Have fun!

A lot more info can be found online:


We have a canoe and two kayaks to have fun with during your stay. (Please load the kayaks back into the basement before your departure).

We also keep a variety of personal flotation devices (life vests) hung up in the basement. (Please hang these up to dry after use).

The key for the canoe is located inside the lockbox on a yellow key ring.


Also, we’d love to have you RATE the house on the Homeaway|VRBO website, just give it a ranking of 1 to 5 (5 being best).  This is how we get people excited about the Pocono Fountain House!

If the link above doesn’t work, go to and property ID# 3573521.

Also be sure to sign our guest book at the house!

Shawn & Christine Abbott