Mountain Envy: Three houses near the lake in Poconos Pines

In the same way warm breezes bring Boardwalk vibes, crunching leaves and chilly evenings portend weekends in the mountains. Dreaming of a vacation property outside the hustle and bustle of the city or the burbs? Pocono Pines in Monroe County is in the heart of the Pocono mountains and features both Lake Naomi and Pinecrest Lake. Travelers have been visiting for recreation for over a century. These three homes under offer a good look at vacation properties available in the area.

354 Canoe Brook Rd., Pocono Pines
Monthly taxes: $247
Tell me about it: This three-bedroom home is just a few blocks from the lake and fits plenty of overnight guests. We love the deck and enclosed porch along with the dormered loft area. Bonus: the property includes access to a clubhouse with tennis courts, as well as a pool and a beachfront.

1125 Cedar Knoll Way, Pocono Pines
Monthly taxes: $311
Tell me all about it: We love the game room in this three-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot property. The home also features a sun room as well as a large fireplace in the family room. Just two blocks from Lake Naomi, the property also comes with access to community amenities including a pool, a gym and a dock.

6131 Lakeview Drive, Pocono Pines
Monthly taxes: $670
Tell me all about it: At 2,205 square feet, this three-bedroom home can stow a pretty big family. Among the features we love most about this home are the private access to Hemlock Pond and the upgraded kitchen. The master suite is a dream, too, featuring an en-suite bath with jetted soaking tub and dual vanities. Plus: The lake is in walking distance from the front door.

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