Beautiful, Four-Bedroom Lakefront Home

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Last updated: 07/20/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.


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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

Other Amenities

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



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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    With landscaped sitting areas and deck...moreless

  • Lakefront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped for cooking and entertaining...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    20' x 30' organic vegetable garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Two sets of courts in the community...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rafts, noodles, lifejackets...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 - Jun 30
2 night min stay
$250 $400
Fri, Sat
Jul 1 - Aug 31
4 night min stay
$250 $500
Fri, Sat
Sep 1 - Oct 20
2 night min stay
$250 $400
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


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


There is a no pets policy at the house

The lake community does not allow boats which have been in other bodies of water to enter the lake

Weekly rental begin on Friday or Sunday nights to allow for weekend rentals.

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Cancellation policy:

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

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

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

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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