Winona Lakes

Which Pocono Communities Offer Indoor Pools?

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There are myriad questions home buyers have when considering a real estate purchase. Buying a home to live in brings up different concerns than purchasing a property for vacation use, but questions that arise in either case most often revolve around quality of life issues and the Big 3 of real estate investment: Location Location Location.

The internet, while a great and wondrous resource, does not always have all of the answers to questions, especially when they concern hyper-local information that is not already 'catalogued' on the web. And those local real estate inquiries are the exact ones I try to anticipate here on The Poconos Real Estate Blog.

Lately I have fielded a couple of questions about communities that have indoor pools in and around the Pocono area, so I thought I would put together a list of developments that have indoor swimming facilities available for those house-hunters who want to focus their home search on these areas. Most amenity communities in the Pocono region have outdoor pools but only a handful offer swimming opportunities year-round. So for those who  like to stay fit by doing laps, or those who need to keep in shape for the swim team, or if you are simply a water-baby, one of these areas might be a good choice for you if you prefer to have an indoor pool close to your home, as opposed to joining the Y or some other private swim club.

Keep in mind that some of these communities offer the pools and other amenities and part of the regular homeowners' association 'deal', but that others may offer these amenities as extras and you may have to join 'the club' in order to use the facility. Either way, these are some of the communities in the Poconos that have indoor pool facilities available.

One last disclaimer: I don't claim to know everything about all of the communities in Monroe County and the surrounding Pocono vicinity, so this list, while awesome and pretty thorough, may be incomplete. If you know of a community that I should add to this list, I would appreciate you letting me know via email or by posting a comment to this post. Thanks :)

Eastern Poconos (209 Corridor)
Saw Creek Estates
Winona Lakes
Country Club of the Poconos

Mountain Region (Canadensis/Cresco/Mountainhome)
The Hamlet

Northern Poconos (Pike/Wayne Counties)
Wild Acres
Big Bass Lake

The Pocono Plateau (Central Poconos)
Lake Naomi /Timber Trails
The Village at Camelback and other communities at the Mountain
Pocono Manor
Emerald Lakes

Western Poconos (The West End & Carbon County)
Birch Hollow Estates
Lake Harmony Area (includes several different communities of single homes & townhouses)

For information on townhouses, condominiums or single homes in amenity communities in the Poconos, please contact me via email [email protected], or by phone 570.421.8950 x 394. Or, if you prefer to help yourself for a while yet, search for Pocono real estate using my special Pocono Mountains MLS /IDX Portal - you can search by area, home features or price range!

Houses for Rent in the Poconos

The owners of these homes are looking for one year leases with clean, responsible tenants who pay their rent on time, who will follow the rules of their communities and who will be good neighbors to the surrounding properties. If that sounds like you, read on!

There is a $25 fee payable with the rental application for credit & eviction history reports.

Winona Lakes, East Stroudsburg School District $1,250/mo

Clean & bright 3 BR home for rent in a nice section of the community, within a few minutes of the amenities, which are included in the rent, and very commute-able. Master suite with a walk-in closet and a full bath has an adjoining loft which makes an excellent office or family room. Laminate flooring and a propane fireplace in the main living area. Nice yard (1/2 acre) & paved driveway.

Tenant pays all utilities including propane heat. Credit check required, as well as 1st & last months' rent and one month security deposit. Pets considered on a case by case basis and will require extra security $$. Sorry, no Section 8. Available immediately.

Penn Estates, Stroudsburg School District $1,500/mo

Spacious (2800 sf+), clean & impressive contemporary on a .84 acre cul-de-sac lot, offers plenty of privacy. 3 bedrooms (includes master suite), 3 full baths, family room, 2 fireplaces, and all appliances included. Paved driveway and 2 car garage. Rent includes use of the amenities.

Tenant pays all utilities including electric heat. Credit check required, as well as 1st & last months' rent and one month security deposit. Sorry, no pets and no Section 8. Available September 1.

Please email me at [email protected] with questions or to schedule an appointment to see the homes. Or call 888.794.5589 x103,

Affordable Home for Sale in Winona Lakes

Whether you want to move to the Poconos and commute to New York or New Jersey for work, or simply want a second home to get away from it all in, this home near Marshalls Creek is an ideal choice. Located in a nice, quiet neighborhood, it is off the beaten-path in Winona Lakes, yet close to all of the amenities the community has to offer, and a short drive to all of the attractions that make the Pocono Mountains a fun travel destination. Click the links below for more information, or feel free to email me at [email protected], or call toll free 888.794.5589 and let me know how I can assist you in your search for property.

Winona Lakes Community Profile, Map & Pictures

Winona Lakes Property Owners Association
Community Facts

Located in Middle Smithfield Township of Monroe County, just minutes off of Route 209 near shopping and the best Pocono attractions. About a mile north of the Flea Market, off of Sellersville Road. The community is not gated.

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Includes base dues of $664 and assessments of $239
(for the fiscal year Oct 1, 2007-Sept 30, 2008)

Indoor & outdoor pools
Ski slope
Road maintenance
Tennis courts
Basketball courts
Small lake
Senior citizen club

Each lot receives two member passes, passes for all resident children, and four guest passes. Additional guest passes are $10.00 per day per pass.

Board of Directors with nine volunteer members and various supporting committees. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month at 10am. Architectural guidelines are in place (via deed restrictions and rules and regulations) and enforced to preserve community property values.

104 Winona Lakes, East Stroudsburg, PA  18302
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For more information on homes or property listings in Winona Lakes or other neighborhoods and communities in the Poconos, please contact me via email [email protected] or toll free phone 888.794.5589.