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Unique Lake Oscawana Lakefront House

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Last updated: 09/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Oscawana house 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,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Washing Machine
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Linens Provided
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Parking Off Street


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


              • Broadband Access
              • Internet
              • Telephone
              • Mobile Phone

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                Deck off kitchen with gas barbecue...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas Barbecue on deck off kitchen....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Patio overlooking lake off porch...moreless

              • Boat
              • Kayak / Canoe


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic


              • Live Theater
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Restaurants
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Churches
              • Synagogues
              • Arboretum
              • Library
              • Tennis
              • Botanical Garden
              • Winery Tours
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Playground
              • Mountain Biking


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              Sep 7 - Oct 25, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $2,100 $7,800
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              7 night min stay

              $1,900 $7,600
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Cleaning Fee $150
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Taxes Included

              Cancellation policy:

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              Last updated: 09/11/2014
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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

              • Porch and Patio

                Porch and Patio

              • Steps to Rear Deck & Barbecue from Kitchen

                Steps to Rear Deck & Barbecue from Kitchen

              • The Master Bedroom, the door opens onto the Porch.

                The Master Bedroom, the door opens onto the Porch.

              • Yellow Bedroom

                Yellow Bedroom

              • Hall to Second Bathroom

                Hall to Second Bathroom

              • Steps to the Front Porch and Patio.

                Steps to the Front Porch and Patio.

              • Evening Reflections at the House on the Rock

                Evening Reflections at the House on the Rock

              • South-side Private Swimming Steps

                South-side Private Swimming Steps

              • View from North-side Dock.

                View from North-side Dock.

              • Fully equipped kitchen with picture windows

                Fully equipped kitchen with picture windows

              • Sunset from the Patio

                Sunset from the Patio

              • Master Bedroom View

                Master Bedroom View

              • Blue Bedroom

                Blue Bedroom

              • The Dock, (north shore).

                The Dock, (north shore).

              VRBO #344818

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

              $1,900 - $2,100 per week (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 09/11/14
              Minimum stay: 7-14 nights
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