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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Lake Owassa cottage description
Welcome to our charming rustic lakeside cottage on Lake Owassa in Northwest New Jersey. The cottage (The Woodbine) dates back to 1921. You need not drive far from New York City to find a great vacation spot. On the other hand, we are no more than 1 1/2 hours from the city. (We often go into the city for shows and Yankee games!)
The Woodbine is lake front and directly connected to the dock, only 25 feet from the front porch, by a shaded wooden path. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking or rowing in the boats at the cottage. There is a great screened-in wrap-around porch with a large dining area, an indoor dining room for more intimate dinners and an eat-in kitchen. All of the bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and can comfortably accommodate two guests. One of the bedrooms actually has three single beds. The view across the lake is of the Kittatiny Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. It is wonderful to enjoy dinner on the porch overlooking the lake as the sun sets on the ridge.
We have vacationed around the country in homes and condos and know what kinds of things are important to renters. Plenty of dishes and mugs for meals, towels for the lake, extra linens and blankets, listings of local restaurants, shops for 'antique-ing', rainy day activities list for adults or kids (including lots of games and videos/DVDs in the cupboard). The house is also child-friendly, with plenty of room on the porches for playing. Fishing is also fun at the lake as people often pull out good sized bass and pickerel.
There are many festivals and the New Jersey State Fair (you can visit their website to check out the dates) that are held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds which is only 5 miles from the cottage. Some of the more popular are the Crawfish Festival (Hugely popular with wonderful food and music!), Garden Shows, AKC shows, horse shows and of course, the state fair.
The cottage is heated and available as a 3-season rental, from early May-October 31st, on a weekly basis. We have a three night minimum from September 10-October 31. Spring is a lovely time to be at the lake. Summer is warm and the sunsets can't be beat, but the Fall with all of the leaves changing color is nothing short of spectacular! Sorry, no pets allowed.
We are now taking reservations for the Spring, Summer and Fall of the 2014 season. See below for pricing information. Returning guest discount available, multiple week discount available.
We accept PAYPAL.
Keywords: Lakeside Cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5) Three in one room two in another., Child Beds (2) Two toddler size cots (the kind that are used for nap time at pre-school) Can be used as beds or on the porch for naps. Cover sheet provided but your child's pillow or blanket might be a comfort for them!, Baby Cribs (1) We can arrange for a crib rental for your stay., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Day bed on sleeping porch. Porch is enclosed with windows and screens. Double size sofa bed in living room....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 8
- Parking Off Street
- Video Library:
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
We had a brilliant time at Woodbine. It was beautiful, peaceful and private. We loved the dock out on the lake and we spent most of our time there eating, reading and swimming. The house was amazing. Everything was as described: well stocked, clean and comfortable. The owners were welcoming and very helpful. We had two deliveries and they were so helpful with both. We're coming back and we would definitely recommend it to others.
- Guest Barbary C.
- Date of stay 08/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/31/13
This cottage is a little slice of heaven! We stayed for the week and it was downright perfect! The cottage is rustic and antique - and being an antique lover - it was perfect! The wrap around porch is priceless. The owners are great! They were always available to help and answer any questions. The location is wonderful too! We enjoyed swimming, fishing, boating (canoe and rowboat), kayaking, sightseeing and quiet nights on the dock. The dock is literally 20 feet from the house - so the lake is in your backyard. The neighbors were friendly and the whole lake is quiet and serene. At times, we were the only people out on the lake fishing or swimming - it is so relaxing. The location is the best. You can jump in the car and go to other state parks and go antiquing in Lafayette. Everything is close and convenient. I highly recommend a week at The Woodbine! During our week there we had the most memorable time and made memories to last a lifetime! Go - you will not be disappointed!!
- Guest Laura A.
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Owner response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. The lake is so special and we love sharing it with our guests. We always hope families will enjoy their vacation time at The Woodbine! Thanks again for joining us! Andy and Kathy
Excellent family vacation.
Excellent family vacation.
We had a wonderful experience and had lots of "quality time" with our family. There are very few distractions, and that is exactly what we wanted. The cottage is surrounded by trees, and sits right on the lake with a cool breeze always blowing through. We were there during 7 consecutive 95+ degree days, and we only had to turn the A/C on at night. There are so few people around that you feel like Owassa is your own private lake.
- Guest Mike C. (West Caldwell)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Mike and family -We are happy your family enjoyed the cottage. There is almost always that breeze here that makes the lake so delightful. Some days it is truly as if you were at your own private lake. Thanks for choosing us for your family's vacation! Kathy and Andy
cottage on lake owassa
cottage on lake owassa
the cottage is a great place to spend a week. we had a great time. the folliage around the cottage was a bit thick but all in all it is a lovely place. we enjoyed every bit of the things to do there. from hiking, canoeing, fishing, kayaking to board games and puzzles for the kids to the nice places to eat in the community, we enjoyed ourselves.
- Guest sharon (arizona)
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 08/08/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Sharon-It was nice to meet you and your family. We are glad you all enjoyed the kayaks! Hope your trip home was..uneventful and safe! K and A
Idyllic week by the lake
Idyllic week by the lake
What a charming lakeside cottage! We especially loved the shady screened porch and the quick trip to the dock. Highly recommended (but don't tell too many people!)...
- Guest (Formerly) Jersey Girl (Ashburnham, MA)
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Nancy-So happy that you and your family enjoyed your time at The Woodbine on Lake Owassa! I have to admit, that wrap around porch is hard to resist when looking for a spot to read or to sneak in a nap! Thanks for being such wonderful guests! Kathy and Andy
We stayed for a week in July and just loved it, we hated to come home. Everything was just perfect for us. Hope to go back very soon.
- Guest Dawn Coyne (Freehold, nj)
- Date of stay 07/22/09
- Review Submitted 07/22/09
For the past 8 years, we have been renting the Woodbine for a week every summer, and I love it. It is rustic, yet charming. We love the wrap around porch and lakeside dock. We all love using the canoe, kayak and row boat. The kids love to fish off the dock.
- Guest Debbie F1 (-)
- Date of stay 07/18/09
- Review Submitted 07/18/09
Guest comment entered by owner
We were at Woodbine recently. The cottage is lovely - very quiet, and the amenities are great. We enjoyed the lake, the canoe, and the kayak. The screened porch is fantastic! We went to NYC. The trip was wonderful. I would recommend The Woodbine! We had 8 adults in our party, and plenty of room for all! Great vacation!
- Guest Kim
- Date of stay 07/31/07
- Review Submitted 07/31/07
The cabin is much larger than the photographs show. With 8 adults and 2 children we had a wondeful time. In and on the lake and on the porch at other times. My family & I would enthusiastically recommend this cabin.
- Guest Nigel Gray (Brede, East Sussex, UK)
- Date of stay 09/07/06
- Review Submitted 09/07/06
May 7, 2014-May 30, 2014 .. $899/wk May 30, 2014-Sept. 5, 2014 ..... $1195/wk,$1095/wk for 2 or more consecutive wks Post Sept. 8, Special! $130/ night with minimum of 3 nights! Weekdays or weekends! Sept 12,-Nov 1, 2014........ $850/wk We accept PAYPAL. Returning guests a DISCOUNTED rate of $1045.00/wk or $995/ 2 weeks in 2014. Rates for 2014..$1195/wk,$1095/wk (total of $200 off) if 2 or more consecutive wks
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- Nearest Airport: Newark International, EWR NJ at 50 Miles
- Nearest Train: Dover, NJ at 35 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Rt. 206 at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Sandy Hook, NJ at 65 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Lakeside Tavern at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Culver Lake Golf Club at 4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Riviera Maya at 4 Miles
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Fall View across the lake!
This bedroom actually has 3 single beds, Windows on left open to lakeside porch.
Private path from the lake dock to the cottage.
A cozy seating area on the porch.
Kitchen comes supplied w/ pots, dishes, utensils, spices, large refrig. & stove.
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