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Lakefront--Island Paradise--Once in a Lifetime Rental-- Featured in NY Magazine

(12 Reviews)

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So Much Wind! So Many Regattas!


Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-31 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Sleeps 11

Yes, this is the house featured in NY Magazine. Book now for 2017.

Extraordinary home on a private ISLAND in New Jersey's largest mountain lake -- 'hot, hot, hot' Lake Hopatcong. It's a lakefront vacation rental that is more like a resort. There are 18 homes on the island, all a footpath away from each other.

No boat? No problem. Rent an extra-large aluminum dinghy with an engine on the back from Dick Dow's Marina or a 22' pontoon boat from San Bar Marina. Rent by the day, week, or month.

House sleeps 11, with two snoozing in the bunk house. Tweenies and teenagers prefer roughing it in the bunk house.

This vacation cottage rental was built by a wealthy jeweler who was a consultant in diamonds to Tiffany's in the early 1900's. Pinehurst, as the Hartdegen family named 48 Halsey Island in 1902, can hold its own among unique vacation homes.

How large is Halsey Island? About 40 Acres of mostly woodland. However, you are never isolated on Halsey Island. There is a lovely wooded trail in the interior of the island and all islanders are welcome to use it.
We rent by the month for July and August.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Second Bedroom: 1 double


  • Third Bedroom: 1 double


  • Fourth Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Plus trundle bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Bunk House...moreless

  • All original bead board interiors. Front bedrooms have beautiful views of the lake. Back bedrooms have views of the woods....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Original marble sink...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, tub

    Pedestal Sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    New Cutdoor Compostable Toilet!...moreless

  • Generous sized, light and airy bathrooms. First floor bathroom is off the kitchen and has a large tub. Upstairs bathroom is at the end of the hall and has a shower. Everyone has easy access to both indoor bathrooms. The spiffy new outhouse (two-seater!) is available on an as needed basis!. Large hot water heater accommodates a full house....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are 37 (thirty-seven, count 'em) uneven stone steps from dock to the house, so you must have some stamina to hike up and down. The dock is L-shaped and 75' long. There is a sandy area for young kids and shallow water near the beach area. Plunge into deep water from the diving board and fanny-grabbing slide at the end of the dock. Lake water is pumped up from the lake and into the house to the kitchen and bathrooms. Fresh drinking water comes from an old hand-pump well (send the kids!) about 100-feet behind the house, though lake water is fine for showering, cooking, brushing teeth, and the occasional sip. Of course, there is electricity on the island and to the house, but you'll find hurricane lamps in the pantry, just in case. TV reception, such as it is, is by antenna. Internet connection is fine. Bring your cell phone. Enjoy 100 years of books, board games and jigsaw puzzles. There's a 100-year-old, playable, upright, grand piano that has not been tuned in decades. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Black Beauty to Gossip Girl to the Classics....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Games:

    100 years of games....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two, but no one has time to watch them. We have an old-fashioned roof antenna that works just fine....moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    180 Degree water view from the wraparound porch....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Yes, Lake Hopatcong is located 1000 feet above sea level. ...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Every bedroom has a large ceiling fan. Two of the bedrooms also have window a/c's. There are an additional three fans in the house. However, we find a jump in the lake usually does the job....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    You can access my Time Warner Cable Internet for free. Excellent signal strength. Cell phones and Ipads pick up signals easily from the island. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    At a marina on the mainland. Ask us about this. You make your own arrangements. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    And we have lots of firewood....moreless


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf:

    Lots of golf courses in the area on the mainland. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Yes, we have a junker kayak for kids and two nice canoes, 12 and 14 feet long. ...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July August Sept
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017
31 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Cleaning $140


We require references. Guests sign a simple, two-page plain English seasonal lease.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Newark, NJ
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Dover, NJ
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Exit 34B on Interstate 80 and Rt 15

Car: Necessary

A Rare Rental! Book now for 2017.

For the overactive: Great boating. Great fishing. Great swimming.

For the lazybones: Chilled wine on the porch. Snoozing in the hammock. Laying face down on a beach chair on the dock. For the social: Great restaurants on the water. BBQ in the big back yard.

For the shoppers: Lafayette Village and Waterloo Village. AND, that ONE hour to NYC by car, train or bus!

Other Activities: Boating, fishing, sailing, rock climbing! Over 40 public and private golf courses in the area.


Owner info

About the owner: Author/Publisher

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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  • So Much Wind! So Many Regattas!

    So Much Wind! So Many Regattas!

  • Dock & Boat House View from Point

    Dock & Boat House View from Point

  • Charming Dining Area on Porch

    Charming Dining Area on Porch

  • Example of Lovely Guest Bedroom

    Example of Lovely Guest Bedroom

  • 180 Degrees of fabulous Water Views

    180 Degrees of fabulous Water Views

  • 4th of July Yacht Club Fireworks Over the Lake

    4th of July Yacht Club Fireworks Over the Lake

  • Bring Your Sears and Roebuck Catalog! The Ever Popular Outdoor Loo!

    Bring Your Sears and Roebuck Catalog! The Ever Popular Outdoor Loo!

  • Main House Overlooking Lake Hopatcong

    Main House Overlooking Lake Hopatcong

  • Another View of the Porch

    Another View of the Porch

  • Cozy Living Room with BIG Fireplace

    Cozy Living Room with BIG Fireplace

  • Turn of The Century Dining Room

    Turn of The Century Dining Room

  • Chris Crafts Rival Lake Tahoe Wooden Boats

    Chris Crafts Rival Lake Tahoe Wooden Boats

  • Wow! Caught on Lake Hopatcong!

    Wow! Caught on Lake Hopatcong!

  • Lady of the Manor!

    Lady of the Manor!

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