FAQ's for Michael's Big Woods

If you've booked your vacation at our gorgeous lakefront home, please read this FAQ to learn more. Please note, our staff compiled a comprehensive list of all appliances, items, etc. in the property; if it's not listed in the Answers, the house does not have it. If you'd like a printable version of our FAQ, please click here! 


Q: What is the minimum age to rent this home?

A: The minimum age of the primary renter is 30 years old. This is true for all our homes and there are no exceptions. This applies to prom, graduation, and bachelor/bachelorette parties.

Q: Is smoking permitted?

A: No. 

Q: Are pets allowed?

A: No.

Q: Does the house have air conditioning?

A: Yes, there are 3 window units. One is in the dining room, one in the loft, and one in a bedroom.

Q: Are linens provided?

A: Yes.

Q: Are towels provided?

A: No.

Q: Does the property have a fire pit? Am I allowed to have a fire outdoors?

A: Yes, there is a fire pit and burning is allowed outdoors. However, always make sure there isn't a burn ban in place before building a fire.

Q: Will the GPS take me to the house or will I need directions?

A: The GPS will take you right to the house!

Q: Is there parking at the house? How many cars can we park?

A: Yes, there is a private driveway and can accommodate 3-4 cars. If you will have more than that, please call.

Q: When is check-in?

A: 4:00PM

Q: When is check-out?

A: 11:00AM

Q: What do we do with our garbage?

A: Place in cans provided in parking area. Make sure doors are closed and locked.

Q: Do I have access to community amenities?

A:  This house is not in a community that has amenities.  It is a private lakefront and has it's own dock.  


Q: Is the home lakefront?

A: Yes, there is a dock that can accommodate up to 2 extra boats (owner keeps his pontoon boat moored at the dock).

Q: Can I bring/rent a powerboat?

A: Yes, though you should make sure the docks are out on the lake first!

Q: What size boat can I bring?

A: Lake Wallenpaupack accommodates all size boats and motors. The docks can hold up to 2 more boats, any size.

Q: What is the closest boat launch?

A: The closest launch is Ironwood Point. 

Q: Can you swim in the lake?

A: YES! Every lake in the area - big or small, private or public - is safe to swim in. If there is a dock, you can swim off the dock.


Q: How many beds are there? What sizes are they?

A: 6 beds and a futon: 3 queens, 1 full, 2 twins and 1 futon.

Q: How many bathrooms are there?

A: 2.5 baths: 1 with a shower, 1 tub shower, and a half bath.

Q: How many TVs are there? What size are they?

A: 2 flatscreen TVs. 

Q: What Entertainment options does the house have?

A: We want your vacation at our rental properties to be as comfortable and fun as possible. We provide a lot of options for entertainment such as Netflix, a Smart TV, a DVD Player, a Stereo, a BluRay Player, Cable, WiFi, and HDMI Ports. 

Q: What other options for activities does this house have?

A: This house has Board Games for a great Family Game Night!

Q: What Appliances and Supplies does the Kitchen have?

A: To ensure our property has a homey feel for you and your family to feel comfortable, we make sure to stock the kitchen with basic supplies. This house has:

*Fridge * Freezer * Stove * Dishwasher * Microwave * Toaster * Toaster Oven * Coffee Maker * Coffee Filters * Blender * Large Pots and Pans * Large Bowls * Silverware * Plates & Bowls * Cups * Glasses * Wine Bottle Opener / Corkscrew * Baking Pans * Cutting Boards * Serving Platters * Knife Set * BBQ Tools *

Q: What other amenities does this house have?

A: This property also has a Washing Machine, Dryer, an Iron/ Ironing Board, a Vacuum Cleaner, and Hangers. 

Q: How many does the dining room table sit?

A: 10: 8 at the table and 2 at the bar.

Q: How many does the living room sit?

A: 5 in the living room, 5 in the screen porch.

Q: Does the house have a fireplace / wood stove?

A: Yes, there is a wood burning fireplace.

Q: Do we have to bring our own wood?

A: Yes.

Q: What kind of grill does the property have?

A: Propane.

Q: Do we need to bring propane?

A: No, that is always included in our homes.

Q: Are there water toys/ life jackets/ beach chairs available?

A: Yes, there are two kayaks and one standup paddle board. For life jacket sizes, please call the office.