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Beautiful, Four-Bedroom Lakefront Home

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Athens house description

Newly-renovated, rustic contemporary home with 25-foot ceilings with tons of glass and sunshine. The main floor is a large open space with wide-plank, antique pine hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the living and dining areas. The fully-equipped kitchen has an open floor plan with views of a wood-burning fireplace and outdoors beyond. Designed as a weekend retreat for writing and relaxation, this house is also great for entertaining or full-time living.

Four bedrooms and two and one-half baths are spread out on three floors for added privacy. In total, the house has six beds (two queens, one full, three twins) and comfortably sleeps nine people.

-- the main floor includes open living room, kitchen, dinning room, two bedrooms (one room with two twin beds with new pillow top mattresses and one bedroom with a queen bed) as well as a full bath.

-- the lower level has a separate entrance with a full suite including a new pillow-top queen mattress in the bedroom, full bath, living area and a separate twin sleeping area.

-- the upstairs loft includes an additional full-size bed and half bath.

The house is located on a quiet cul de sac on a wooded one-acre lot with 300' of private, landscaped lake front. House includes a 10' x 20' dock, four kayaks, one canoe, rafts/noodles, outdoor sitting areas, hammock, enclosed organic vegetable garden and new 300 sq. Ft. Deck with lake and tree views. The lake is stocked with fish and offers great fishing off the dock or shoreline.

The house includes all the toys including 46’ flat screen tv, blue ray with netflix, stereo, satellite tv, internet, free weights, snow shoes, etc.

The house is located in sleepy hollow lake, a private community in athens, ny (lake: 324-acres, 2.5 mile long). The community offers a lodge, tennis courts, basketball court, two swimming pools, beach, playground, bocce court and 24-hour, on-call security.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              • Main Floor - One bedroom with two new twin beds Main Floor - One bedroom with one queen bed Lower Level - One bedroom with one queen bed Lower Level - Sleeping area with one twin bed Loft - One bedroom with one queen bed...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Linen closet...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 3: toilet


              • Main floor - Full bath with bath tub Lower Level - Full bath with stall shower Loft - Half bath...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Gorgeous 'tower' with 25' ceilings and operable windows. Can add a folding table/chairs to increase seating capacity...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                With counter stools. Open floor plan overlooks the wood-burning fireplace...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Kitchen stocked with organic coffee, tea, spices and other ingredients...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully equipped for cooking and entertaining...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room seats 6
              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Fabulous house for adult gatherings, sharing of great food and wine and relaxation....moreless



                      Pool & Spa

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Lanai / Gazebo:

                            In the spring/summer, sitting area at the point of the property on the lake...moreless

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            Four kayaks (one is double kayak) plus a large army canoe...moreless

                          • Tennis:

                            Two sets of courts in the community...moreless

                          • Beach Chairs:


                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Bicycles
                          • Outdoor Grill


                          • Family
                          • Tourist Attractions
                          • Away From It All
                          • Sports & Activities

                          Location & View

                          • Lakefront:

                            300 feet of private, landscaped lakefront with 10' x 20' dock...moreless

                          • Lake View:

                            With landscaped sitting areas and deck...moreless


                          • Library
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Groceries
                          • Laundromat
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Golf
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Shopping
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Marina
                          • Museums
                          • Playground
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Churches
                          • Cinemas
                          • Synagogues
                          • Restaurants
                          • Antiquing
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Sledding
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Walking
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Boating
                          • Hiking


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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Sep 1 - Oct 20
                          2 night min stay
                          $250 $400
                          Fri, Sat
                          May 15 - Jun 30
                          2 night min stay
                          $250 $400
                          Fri, Sat
                          Jul 1 - Aug 31
                          4 night min stay
                          $250 $500
                          Fri, Sat
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $250 $300
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,600 $3,280
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Cleaning Fee $200
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                          Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                          21 Unavailable
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                          38 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Albany International Airport
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Athens/ Hudson
                          13 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Hudson Amtrak
                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          I 87 / NYS Thruway
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Sleepy Hollow Lake Lodge
                          4.6 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          35 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Windham Mountain or Hunter Mountain
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Catskill Golf Course
                          4.6 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Necessary

                          The house is located in sleepy hollow lake, a private community in athens, ny (lake: 324-acres, 2.5 mile long). The community offers a lodge, tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pools, playground, bocce courts and 24-hour, on-call security.

                          Four-season recreation surround this area including fabulous hiking, snow shoeing, cross country and downhill skiing (windham and hunter mountains), boating, kayaking, etc. Nearby.

                          Located just 2.25 hour drive from new york city and 3 hours from boston, this home is a perfect weekend getaway from the city.

                          The towns of athens and catskill are 10 minutes and 15 minutes away respectively, with restaurants, bars, shopping, grocery shopping, movie theater, bowling, microbrewery and easy access to the hudson river. The thomas cole house and olana museums are 15 minutes away,

                          The charming towns of hudson (with an amtrak station) and saugerties are each 25 minutes away and offer upscale restaurants, arts, entertainment and world-famous antiquing, farmers markets.

                          Woodstock, rhinebeck and albany are 40 minutes away and offer more great restaurant, performance centers, museums, shopping, bars and music.

                          The berkshires are less than one hour away with art galleries, tanglewood, jacobs pillow, kripalu, numerous theaters, massmoca, festivals and arts events.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2002

                          About the owner: I am a marketing consultant and have lived most of my life in major cities on both coasts. I have an MBA and currently split my time between my lake home in the Catskills and San Francisco. The perfect blend of country and city living.

                          Why the Owner Chose Athens:
                          I lived in New York City and shortly after 911, decided I wanted a weekend retreat to spend quality time with friends and family and enjoy the outdoors. A friend invited me to her weekend home across the river to go hiking for the weekend. The next week I rented a house on this lake for the winter and bought my house in 2002. It was a very basic chalet with little landscaping when I purchased it. Over the years I renovated the original house, added an addition, built a new dock and rear deck, added a 20' x 30' enclosed organic garden and landscaped the lakefront. Six years ago I decided to sell my apartment in New York city and moved here full time for quality of life. The design and decor is unique and reflective of my personality: warm, inviting and comfortable with an artistic flair. While I've come to realize that it's a little isolating to be here full-time all year, it's an amazing retreat and gathering place which I just adore.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          I have always loved being on the water and liked that Sleepy Hollow not only offers a beautifully maintained lake, but tons of amenities within the community and close proximity to a huge range of arts, culture, shopping and dining in charming nearby towns to the north, east, south and west. It's also hard to find an affordable, waterfront location that offers a wide variety of four-season, outdoor recreation. The best part is that it is easily commutable to NYC by train or car for weekends. What cinched this specific property for me is that it has 300' of water frontage and feels very private in the backyard, both of which are rare for lake communities. I saw the potential to turn this house into a unique retreat to bring friends and family together to create great memories.

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                          • Rear of house facing the lake

                            Rear of house facing the lake

                          VRBO #446385

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, December 03, 2013

                          $250 - $500 per night (USD)

                          0 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

                          View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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