Unique Lake Oscawana Lakefront House

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Last updated: 11/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


Lake Oscawana surrounds three sides of the Rock on which the House stands. The lake is a 2.5 mile long stream- and spring-fed freshwater lake hidden in the Hudson Highlands. The unique siting gives privacy, perfect lake views and immediate lakeshore access.

Originally built in the Twenties as a summer cabin, eighty years on, we completely restored the house to maintain its original simple camp feeling but with modern amenities. Guided by our architect and a local contractor, a hand-picked team installed modern plumbing, central heating, central air conditioning and a custom kitchen. Three bedrooms offer a king-size and two queen-size beds, the master bedroom opens directly onto the full-length screened porch. From the parking area below, the House on the Rock may be accessed by either of the two sets of steps in the photos.

Tucked away in the hills of the Hudson Highlands, near the Fahnestock State Park section of the Applachian Trail, Lake Oscawana is quiet and secluded. Watch the sunset from the porch, then settle down to sleep in the cool, the quiet, the freshness of the lake air that are a spa treatment straight from nature herself.

In the morning, have coffee or breakfast in the great room or on the porch, watching the wild birds at the feeder while deciding whether to swim, canoe or row from the foot of the rock to explore the lake or to sunbathe on the raft moored below the rock. Have you seen Goose Rocks? Have you found Lost River?

When you decide to venture away from the lake, you will find that it lies un-noticed at the center of an enormous variety of activities, including antiquing, art shows, art museums, concerts, historic houses, State Parks, summer theatre, West Point, - all this and New York City is still just an hour away. A few examples are: the Applachian trail, Boscobel Restoration, Caramoor, Cold Spring, and DIA Beacon.

Finally, numerous major retailers, supermarkets and Jefferson Valley Mall are only 15 minutes away (and yet a world away), ensuring that gathering necessities is a simple affair.

Keywords: Bungalow, Cabin, Cottage, Hideaway, Retreat,


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The great room and the porch both have table and seating for 6-8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2-zone central air...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    2-zone baseboard...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Balcony:

    Deck off kitchen with gas barbecue...moreless

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio overlooking lake off porch...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Barbecue on deck off kitchen....moreless



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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 11/16/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1928

Why the Owner Chose Lake Oscawana:
Because its location is at once so close to everything but so hidden away that we can be as active or as relaxed as the moment takes us at any time. One reason for Lake Oscawana's quiet and seclusion is that no through road passes it and the nearest roads only give occasional glimpses.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our family built The House on the Rock in the late 1920's as a summer cabin and we've loved it ever since. With the new millennium, we wanted modern amenities but dreaded losing the feel of the great Adirondack camps. A series of happy chances led us to an architect whose personal passion was restorations, and a local contractor with a hand-picked crew. The whole team, we felt, fell under the spell of the lake, the site and the house. Together, they transformed the House on the Rock, keeping the 'feel' with stained woods, custom cherry cabinets and craftsmanship but giving it the ease and comfort of central heating and air-conditioning, a modern kitchen and bathrooms.

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  • The House on the Rock

    The House on the Rock

  • South-side Swimming Area (private)

    South-side Swimming Area (private)

  • The Hillside

    The Hillside

  • Steps to the Front Porch and Patio.

    Steps to the Front Porch and Patio.

  • Full-length Screened Porch...write, dine, relax...

    Full-length Screened Porch...write, dine, relax...

  • Great Room and Galley Kitchen

    Great Room and Galley Kitchen

  • Steps to Rear Deck & Barbecue from Kitchen

    Steps to Rear Deck & Barbecue from Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom View

    Master Bedroom View

  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • The Dock, (north shore).

    The Dock, (north shore).

  • Sunset from the Patio

    Sunset from the Patio

  • Evening Reflections: The Porch & Patio

    Evening Reflections: The Porch & Patio

  • South-side Private Swimming Steps

    South-side Private Swimming Steps

  • View from North-side Dock.

    View from North-side Dock.

  • Porch and Patio

    Porch and Patio

  • The Great Room

    The Great Room

  • Fully equipped kitchen with overlooking the dock.

    Fully equipped kitchen with overlooking the dock.

  • The Master Bedroom - door opens to the Porch.

    The Master Bedroom - door opens to the Porch.

  • Yellow Bedroom

    Yellow Bedroom

  • Hall to Second Bathroom

    Hall to Second Bathroom

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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Lake Oscawana #344818

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