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Relaxing Lakefront, Quiet, Private, Very Clean. Great for Groups and Families.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,401 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property


Open floor plan. Great for groups and families. Wraparound decks and year round lake views. Private acre with house setback 300 feet and surrounded by trees. Quiet, peaceful, and full of nature. 4 Bedrooms, 2 bath, three floors, lower level rec room

This house is a perfect for a group of friends or a couple of families. Great Hanging Out House. Open floor plan allows all to be together. Open Chef's Country Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances. Downstairs rec room for kids, teens and fun loving adults. Plenty of space on all three levels plus outdoor decks and screen room.

Please read the reviews from our guests as they will help you get a good feel of the house and how it can work for you.

Our house, community, and central location make the Bethel Lake House the perfect five-star rated destination to stay in the Town of Bethel or in Sullivan County. Close to area events, attractions, restaurants and shopping We try very hard to offer great value and convenience for your hard earned vacation dollar. Let us know of any questions.

Our spacious, open and fully renovated lake front home is available for a weekend escape, a three-day weekend in front of the fire, for the summer season or for a long, slow week to explore (also available as an artist's retreat for longer periods)---you choose.

Nearby --covered bridges (Livingston Manor)--three-arch stone bridge (Jeffersonville), a Hydro-powered radio station (WJFF) and the trout fishing center of the East (Roscoe)...also, raft or paddle down the Delaware from Narrowsburgh NY, Skinner's Falls or Pond Eddy-twenty minutes away....

Our community....New dog park opened, Fall 2018. Smallwood Forest Reserve with pretty waterfall dedicated Summer 2018 is on the east side of our lake. Ball fields, tennis courts and swimming. Lots of nature in and around the lake.

Super clean+, kid and pet friendly and full of family games and activities. House offers wired or wireless hi-speed internet. Two TV's with cable service. (If you want bring your playstation/gamebox and controllers )

Wrap-around deck overlooking a private non-motorboat lake with beach. Swimming allowed at beach with prior arrangements. House has a HUGE finished basement with a pool-table, a fancy golf putting green, dart board, foosball table, piano , separate seating area, and bunk-beds makes this great for two families to get away together (house sleeps up to 9. ....walk around the lake, ice fish in winter, bike ride--roast marshmallows, kayak during the rest of the year....beginner skiing just twelve minutes away, see a concert at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (ten minutes to Yasgur's Farm), go antique hunting or bald eagle watching nearby... tour a small organic farm nearby, even bet on the trotters and gamble at the raceway (7 miles down the road)....

Security Deposit Required. If you bring a Pet, then a Pet Security Required

Payment is to be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival in order to honor reservations

Guests pay a $150 fee for professional cleaning.

NOTE: Rentals are subject to the 5% Sullivan County Room Occupancy tax

Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice--HOLIDAY RATES APPLY

More Details

Kevin Smith
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018


Smallwood Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2401 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Swimming permitted at lifeguard protected beach provided weekly passes are pre-arranged. Nearby swimming at Lake Superior or Toronto Reservoir.
  • Rental Agreement must be signed with 24hrs of booking
  • Strict check in. and out times of 3pm and 11am. Holiday checkouts 5pm.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight. Has low shower headroom
    Main floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , This is the bathroom pictured.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , Dresser, two chairs, TV, walk in closet, a/c, balcony
    Yellow bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Two closets, dresser, two chairs, ceiling fan
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen , Large closet, full length dresser, chair, ceiling fan
    Bunk house - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Three Bed Bunkhouse on lower level with rec room.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin/bunk Beds (5), Extra sheets, plenty of blankets and pillows. Bedrooms have night stands, drawers, and a chair. Master bedroom has air conditioning. Other bedrooms have ceiling fans. Each bedroom has separate heating control.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Relaxing Lakefront, Quiet, Private, Very Clean. Great for Groups and Families.
average rating of 4.8773584 based on 106 reviews

amazing time

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in the house and enjoyed all it had to offer. the pool table, kayaks, etc. The owner ,Kevin, was very accommodating and even managed to get us beach passes despite the late notice

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Albany NY

Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Bethel Lake House. We came to Bethel to see Trombone Shorty at Bethel Woods. The house was only 10-15 minutes away from the venue. It was a rainy weekend, but there was plenty to do in the house. We played pool, did puzzles, cooked delicious meals, and enjoyed the view of the lake. We would definitely recommend it and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Wolfeboro NH

We were all very happy with our stay

  • 5 of 5

Attractive, comfortable home with ample lighting and outlets. Updated and clean, nicely supplied. Comfortable beds. Thorough instructions were available, along with much information about activities and amenities in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time relaxing before our wedding. All my friends enjoyed fishing on the docks and one kid caught her first fish ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Amazing Weekend At This House

  • 5 of 5

Last year, my friends and I got together at this house for a great weekend up in the Catskills. Since that experience, I have looked no further for a destination when we stay in the area.

We were thrilled to stay in Kevin & Laura's home again this year. It features seven comfortable beds, two queen and five twin, that accommodated eight adults.

The kitchen is fully stocked with all of the implements and equipment necessary to cook a feast. The grill came with more than enough propane that we could've barbecued every night for a week and been set. There were spices, utensils, plates, and knives galore, setting us up to cook everything we needed.

The basement is filled with so much entertainment, it's unfortunate that we weren't around the house enough to make use of it. There's a full sized pool table, a putting green, plenty of board games, and a piano.

We've had several years of experiences in Smallwood, and by far, Kevin & Laura's house is the nicest. We really hope that we can continue to return to Kevin's home for our annual retreat!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, fun vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect and the owner Kevin thought of all the little details that made the stay even better. We had a good amount of rain during our stay, but the comfortable house and the pool table in particular made it so that my kids barely noticed the rain! They had a great time and we would definitely return to this rental in the future. Lake was beautiful and perfect for kayaking and boating. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Sullivan County Airpiort
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Friend’s Restaurant
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Lochmor Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Port Jervis
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dancing Cat Saloon, more trendy spots + Itallian
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mountain Lake (our lake) & Toronto Reservior
Car: necessary

The Town of Bethel was brought to the world's attention in 1969 when nearly 500,000 people gathered at Max Yasgur's Farm for 'Three Days of Peace and Music'. The Woodstock festival was held here in Bethel, 5 miles from our lake house, not in the Town of Woodstock.

In 2006, Bethel Woods opened on the original Woodstock site as a state-of-the-art performing arts venue. In early 2008, a multi-media Woodstock 'interpretive' museum opened near the old Yasgur's Farm to complement the concert space, which has hosted the New York Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis, Diane Reeves, Chris Botti, the Goo Goo Dolls, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd/Marshall Tucker Band, Bob Dylan, Richie Havens/Arlo Guthrie, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Steely Dan, the Allman Brothers, the Jonas Brothers, Heart, Journey, Cheap Trick and Brad Paisley to name a few. The continue to add top artists each summer / fall seasons. Lawn chair rentals make it affordable for all.

If you can not make the concerts it is still a great place to visit and tour the Woodstock Museum. This museum is quite the unexpected treat. Original artifacts, music, history, movie clips and much more. Group tours given on Saturdays. Easy 1 to 2 hour tour. See the actual festival site, hills and ponds.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

- The house is not rented to those under 25.
- Separate Pet Deposit of $400 may be required.
- Our cleaning and hospitality staff does a post-stay cleaning report on how the house was left as well as how many beds were used. When more beds are used than what was requested/expected then the guest will be charged the nightly rate for an extra guest. This will be deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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