Skytop Cottage House for Sale

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The Poconos have exploded with development since this cottage was built in the 1920s. It has a totally up-to-date interior but also serves as a reminder of how things used to be.


This cedar-clad cottage is nearly a century old – a connection to the Poconos past. But this home at 619 Deer Hill Rd., Canadensis, PA 18305 is also fully equipped for the way we live and relax today. | Pocono Mountains Association of Realtors Images MLS via MORE Modern Real Estate

The Pocono Mountains are teeming with vacation homes built since 1960. Freeways, widespread prosperity, and increased leisure time have led to a development boom that has yet to fully stop.

But as any resident of Buck Hill Falls or Pocono Manor can tell you, people have been vacationing in these northeastern Pennsylvania mountains for more than a century. And here and there, you can find reminders of how long the Poconos have appealed to city dwellers looking for a touch of mountain air.

This Skytop country house for sale is one of them.

It was built around 1923, but has been maintained and updated regularly over the decades. In its current configuration, it serves more than a vacation home – it can also accommodate a home-based business.

It certainly provides a relaxing setting for doing business: it sits on a 1.5 acre lot just outside the village of Skytop in Barrett Township, on the northern edge of Monroe County.

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rear elevation

You can take in views of both its lush, wooded grounds and the surrounding mountains from any of its three decks.

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Front entrance and terrace

The house has two wings: The original gite and a wing which contains a two car garage. Here, appearances are deceiving: instead of entering through the original entrance of the cottage, the front door is next to a courtyard patio between the wings.

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Foyer

The main door leads into a hall which contains the stairs to the lower level.

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The living room

At the end of the hall is today’s main salon, an open affair that combines a living room and a casual dining area.

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Casual dining room

Sliding glass doors lead from the casual dining area to the partially covered deck that extends to the back of the house.

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Rear deck

This terrace offers a fabulous view of the pitch and its surroundings.

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Food

Next to the casual dining area is the nicely equipped kitchen. Its gas cooktop faces the dining room, allowing you to cook for an informal meal while still being able to chat with your guests. And its two fridge-freezers let you store enough food for a much bigger feast.

formal dining room

Formal dining room

You can host this feast in the formal dining room across from the kitchen. The kitchen and formal dining room are part of the main cottage, and the original columned archway connecting the dining room and the original living room remains in place.

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Games room/family room

This living room is now a games room and a family room.

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Home office (bedroom)

The other two rooms of the original cottage now support a home business. One of them, a bedroom, is currently used as an office.

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Office (canopy)

The other office space could be converted into a veranda.

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Bathroom

There is also a full bathroom on this floor.

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Bedroom

The other two bedrooms in this home are on the lower level.

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Game room

There is also a games room.

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Bathroom

A second full bathroom which also contains the laundry also resides on this floor.

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Lower level deck

And outside is a large deck with stairs leading to the aft deck above.

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side deck

The third deck is outside the dining and family rooms.

This cedar-shingled cutie is a short distance from the Skytop Lodge, another surviving link to Poconos history. Skytop Lake is just a bit further down Skytop Drive from the lodge. And if you really want to get there fast, the Flying Dollar airport is only a short drive away.

If you prefer, you can also rent this cottage to travelers. But there’s no reason you can’t do both. Make this Skytop country home for sale your home away from home when you’re in the Poconos, and let others do the same when you’re away.

THE SMALL CHARACTERISTICS

BEDS: 3

THERMES: 2

SQUARE FEET: 2,640

SELLING PRICE: $399,000

619 Dutch Hill Road, Canadensis, PA 18325 [Michael O’Donnell | MORE Modern Real Estate]

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