Beautiful Location for Fall Foliage & Skiing, Ice Skate/Ice Fish on Property!!!

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Side view of house with rhododendrons in full bloom.


Last updated: 10/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This luxury, roomy lakefront retreat is a custom contemporary, energy conserving, 3 storey cedar post and beam which is bright and light filled, and is situated on two park like acres, with own private dock/beachfront on sandy bottomed lake (great for swimming, boating and or fishing.)

House has multiple indoor/outdoor seating areas, a solar room, fireplace with wood burning stove insert along with electrical baseboard heating, Dish TV with all channels, wifi, state of the art security system, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, fire extinguisher, first aid kit plus fully equipped, up to date kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ice maker, water filter, range top with grill, wall oven, microwave, toaster, coffee makers, and washer/dryer/ironing facilities in separate laundry area on ground floor.

As we are energy conserving (passive solar heat) the house is cooled with a heat return system that draws out summer heat through spaces between walls, along with huge ceiling and individual fans. There is also excellent cross ventilation with cooling breezes off the lake.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar that flows into large dining area with table that expands to seat ten (plus a high chair), then flows into living area with cathedral ceiling, wood beams, skylights, wood burning stove plus a spectacular lake view through the entire lakeside's glass wall.

There is a separate den with seating and a solar room that has a nice table to enjoy breakfast while watching the butterflies flit past the windows, while enjoying the cross breezes coming through the door to the (lakeside deck.)

The fully finished semi basement has comfortable seating area/large play areas and 60' screen for playing videos, dvds or gaming systems.

There is a large outdoor table on side porch which seats eight, a lakeside table with market umbrella that seats four (we sit here for breakfast while watching the hummingbirds at the feeder.) There is an additional bistro table that seats two plus two cozy, armchairs with drinks table. Under a shade tree down by the dock there is a large table that seats four - plus additional captains chairs and bench seating.

Master Bedroom 1 (queen bed) overlooks lake

Bedroom 2 (full bed) overlooks woods with filtered view of the lake.

Bedroom 3 (king bed in fully finished and modern, windowed semi-basement)

Extra sleeping for 1 - 2 (air bed in den which is adjacent to beautiful solar room that overlooks the woods) plus an additional full sized sofa bed in semi basement living area sleeps an additional 1 - 2.

Top floor bathroom has jacuzzi tub with separate shower, cathedral ceiling and skylights.

Ground floor bathroom has a full shower.

Just under a 2 hour drive from New York City, close to Pennsylvania, New Jersey with Bethel Woods (home of the original Woodstock festival) just ten miles from the house. We are close to the Forestburgh Playhouse and local arts venues, Minisink Battlefield, Barryville & scenic protected Delaware River.

In addition to being lakefront there is easy access to other lakes, streams, hiking, fishing, river rafting, zip lining, tubing, canoeing, horseback riding, antiquing, Monticello Racetrack/Racino, local arts scene, skiing at Big Bear, and in the colder weather, skating and ice fishing off private dock plus snowboarding and tobogganing on gently sloping area on huge private lawn.

Outdoor space - has multiple seating areas perfect for reading, eating, entertaining, meditating or practicing yoga. The huge lawn is peaceful with ample room for games while others in your party may find a nice quiet space to just enjoy nature.

There is a private dock and beach on our sandy bottomed, natural, spring fed, motor boat lake which is ideal for fishing, swimming and boating - one can obtain a short term fishing license and supplies at The Barryville Sportsman in Barryville, NY.

There is a barbeque grill on the side porch and the firepit is great for roasting marshmallows -

Depending upon the season you may enjoy outdoor dining; private dock and beach from which you can walk into the natural, spring fed motor boat lake - take out the canoe or paddle boat, swim, fish from the dock (there is also lots of shallow water should children be in your party.)

We love the opportunity to relax, enjoy nature watching from hummingbirds to bald sit quietly and do absolutely nothing - we rarely leave the house when staying ourselves - there is no need - I always comment to my husband that it feels as if we have our own private resort.....

Sandy Beach Tavern (1 mile from house) has full bar, snack bar, pool table, game room and private beach for swimming (closed in the winter.)

Eldred is the closest village (3 miles away) with stores, a supermarket, coffee shop, diner and outdoor pizza restaurant.

Barryville right on the Delaware River is 6 miles away with restaurants (try the Carriage House), antique stores and the opportunity to rent canoes or kayaks,

White Lake is 8 miles away and also boasts restaurants, boat rental and antique stores.

Cocheton is worth checking out, in particular the amazing Hennings restaurant.

Bethel Woods home of the famed 1969 Woodstock festival is just 10 miles away.

Public transit is not really available - this area needs a car although one may bus to Monticello (good for bigger stores such as Walmart of Shoprite) or take a train to Port Jervis and then take a cab ride.

2 night minimum (1 night off season)

There is a $175 cleaning/laundry fee per stay and stays of more than one week require an additional prorated cleaning fee.

There is an optional BarbequeGrill/Firepit/Fireplace Fee if you elect to use same - includes propane and wood.

Internet wifi is available and free of additional charge - but as it is a rural setting - sometimes spotty and while it is the fastest speed available for our area - not the same as an urban or suburban internet speed. If internet is going to be crucial to your stay it is advised that you also bring your own mobile hotspot as back up.

If you intend to throw a party during your stay (guests in excess of 20% of your reserved guest list would constitute a party) you would need pre authorization. There would be an additional fee (to be negotiated) as this larger group involves extra liability, wear and tear, as well as higher cleaning fees and usage of basic house items such as paper goods and utilities.

Guests may check in after 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and must check out by 11:00 a.m. on day of departure.

If there are no back to back reservations it may be possible to request an earlier check in or later check out. Please be aware that an additional fee may be required depending upon season and or weekend.

We are also available for special events and longer rentals (1 - 6 months.) Please inquire!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    21 or older unless accompanied by parents or legal guardian - cannot sign rental agreement unless 21 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Den

    Queen sized airbed....moreless

  • Semi Basement Living Area

    Full sized sleep sofa - screens provide privacy....moreless

  • Top Floor Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Top Floor Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Semi Basement Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • Queen overlooks lake and woods. Double with view of woods and filtered lake view. King is in fully modernized semi basement room with windows. Additional guests use full size automatic airbed in den which is off solar room on ground floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Ground Floor Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Top Floor Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Jacuzzi tub and separate shower....moreless


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    In Living Area and tv monitors available in back bedroom, den and semi basement along with dvd/vcr players for tape and dvd watching....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD Library also...moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Indoor dining table seats 8 -10, outdoor dining seats 8 on side deck and 4 on front deck plus dining for 4 in the sun room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    For colder weather there is a wood burning stove insert and an outdoor firepit for warmer weather. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric Baseboard and passive solar...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi/inernet can be spotty due to the mountains so if this is crucial to your stay it is recommended you bring a hotspot....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Ground floor has cathedral ceiling, entire lakeside wall has glass glass sliding doors, den has seating as does sun room plus there is a huge living area with seating and card table in semi basement....moreless

  • Parking:

    For 4 or more cars in circular driveway. Please do not in any circumstances drive or park on the grass....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line for local and national calls (no international please.) Should also have full cell coverage depending upon your carrier....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Fireplace has wood stove insert...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel appliances, huge fridge/freezer, dish washer, microwave, wall oven, stove top with grill feature, lots of counter space, fully equipped kitchen with toaster, coffee maker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel, side be side freezer/fridge, ice maker, water filter...moreless

  • Stove:

    Wall over and separate stove top with built in grill feature...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    On lake and/or in area. Paddle boat and canoe available for rental....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck wraps around front and sides of house with plenty of areas for seating and dining....moreless

  • Golf:

    In area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    On lake and/or in area. Canoe but you would need to do a kayak rental in Barryville or Milford....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Pergolas on lakeside of deck, plus table with umbrella....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge lawn, perennial garden, fire pit...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2016/2017
Oct 3 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$189 $239
Fri, Sat
$1,299 $3,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$249 $299
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,999 $5,999

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $199
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 5%


Guests may check in after 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and must check out by 11:00 a.m. on day of departure.

If there are no back to back reservations it may be possible to request an earlier check in or later check out. Please be aware that an additional fee may be required depending upon season.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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

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Last updated: 10/08/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 minutes
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 minutes
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Port Jervis, New York
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 minutes
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 minutes
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
On the property and around the lake.

Car: Necessary

The town of Highland, is one of the most scenic, quaint towns in the Delaware River Valley. There is an abundance of beautiful, pristine lakes, rivers and streams. There are lush and scenic landscapes along with nationally recognized outdoor recreational activities.

It is a resort area with opportunities to camp, fish, canoe, raft, water ski, boat, sail and swim. The state lands and private reserves offer excellent small and large game hunting. There are also some excellent restaurants in the area.

We are ten miles or so from Bethel Woods home of the original Woodstock Festival and five miles to the Delaware River for kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, ziplining and fishing and 25 miles to Ski Slopes.

The two most significant historical attractions in the area are the Roebling Aqueduct and the Minisink Battleground. The Roebling Aqueduct is the oldest suspension bridge in American completed by John Roebling as a barge aqueduct for the D & H canal in 1847. During the summer months the National Park Service provides tours. The Minisink Battleground is the site of the only military conflict in the Delaware River Valley during the Revolutionary War.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: English born and educated - - travelled in Europe and the United States - now married to a U.S. Citizen and live in the U.S. Work in an executive administration capacity in New York City.

Why the Owner Chose Eldred, NY, USA:
My husband and I have always owned a weekend home and found ourselves looking to purchase anew - always wanted lakefront - particularly on a sandy bottomed lake where one can walk straight off the property and into the water. Within two minutes of entering this house my husband and I looked at each other - and knew this was an idyllic setting.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The idyllic setting - on two wooded acres - close to skiing, only steps to private beach and dock where one may enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. Sit on the deck - watch bald eagles fly overhead - humming birds at the of outdoor space for eating, socializing, you name it.....

Contact us

Speaks: english, italian



  • Side view of house with rhododendrons in full bloom.

    Side view of house with rhododendrons in full bloom.

  • Side yard, front steps, seating area and view of lake.

    Side yard, front steps, seating area and view of lake.

  • Dock and seating area.

    Dock and seating area.

  • Shoreline and dock.

    Shoreline and dock.

  • Semi basement living area.

    Semi basement living area.

  • Solar room.

    Solar room.

  • Full sized sleigh bed with view of woods and filtered view of lake.

    Full sized sleigh bed with view of woods and filtered view of lake.

  • Upstairs bathroom/jacuzzi (separate shower is behind and to the right).

    Upstairs bathroom/jacuzzi (separate shower is behind and to the right).

  • Side deck.

    Side deck.

  • Side yard.

    Side yard.

  • Firepit.


  • Yard/lake in background/woods on side.

    Yard/lake in background/woods on side.

  • Sunset off the lake.

    Sunset off the lake.

  • Front of house, lakeside and just steps to dock and shoreline.

    Front of house, lakeside and just steps to dock and shoreline.

  • Dock, shoreline with house in background.

    Dock, shoreline with house in background.

  • Foyer into living area.

    Foyer into living area.

  • Kitchen/breakfast bar.

    Kitchen/breakfast bar.

  • Queen sized sleigh bed with full view of lake and woods.

    Queen sized sleigh bed with full view of lake and woods.

  • Semi basement bedroom with king sized bed.

    Semi basement bedroom with king sized bed.

  • Living area and wood stove.

    Living area and wood stove.

  • Yard with clubhouse

    Yard with clubhouse

  • Shore line, dock, paddleboat.

    Shore line, dock, paddleboat.

  • Sunroom.


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