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Lake Front Scandinavian Log Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,344 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Scandinavian hand scribed log home on 12.5 acres at a pristine lake surrounded by beautiful woods. Very private, gated road. Four bedroom, two baths, outdoor barbecue, deck ,lake front, volleyball court. Ride mountain bikes, go hiking, just swim in the lake and enjoy water sports.

Darek Wajda
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Why Darek Wajda chose Catskills

Very private home on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by the lake. Long gated driveway with lots of parking, 450 feet of waterfront, volleyball court, motorboat lake with no public access. Lake is fed by natural springs, great fishing, and swimming.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Ideal for the family who wants to return to the beauty of nature! Your family will experience hours of fun playing volleyball, swimming in the lake, bicycle riding, walking, and making a lifetime of family memories.


Glen Spey Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom in loft over looking lake
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Lake Front Scandinavian Log Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Best location on the lake!! What a wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We took a trip for a weekend from NYC and absolutely loved staying at Darek's family home. We spent most of the weekend swimming in the lake, enjoying the lawn leading down to the lake, and the badminton/volleyball court. Best of all were the kayaks and pedal boat (the babies loved getting a ride on this!). We even caught a couple of fish. Thanks Darek for a wonderful weekend at this gorgeous secluded property. Darek even offered to help return a couple of raincoats we brought up and forgot in the closet as we didn't need them. All in all a great experience and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful House with my Family for a weekend get away, the Area and the Lake is spectacular communication with Darek was magnificent and we highly recommend this House to stay at anytime.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I came with some friends for the weekend, this house was perfect. Scenic location, beautiful lake, and comfortable rooms. Great deck for relaxing, grilling, and listening to music. The ping pong table was lots of fun too. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Lakefront Paradise

  • 5 of 5

A real gem! This house has it all and exceeded all our expectations: amazing view, great swimming/ canoeing/ kayaking, charming open interior, expansive deck, firepit, even a ping pong table and volleyball court! Situated about 1/3 of a mile away from the cluster of other homes, you will feel quite at peace here. You won't see or hear any neighbor because there aren't any! All you hear is the sound of birds, frogs, and trees blowing in the wind. The open living /dining room make it a great place to cook and enjoy a meal with friends. Great gas grill and patio furniture too! The owner, Darek, was very responsive and helped us find an Eagle watching station in the next town. We will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words.
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Most Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We chose this very beautiful log home for our weekend getaway. Pictures do not do this home justice. Home was very well maintained and equipped with just about anything you could want to do. Located at the end of a secluded road the home was perfect for a peaceful weekend with our family and friends. We enjoyed using the kayaks canoe and paddle boats that were stored under the deck. We were able to see deer, ducks, and an owl. The deck was enormous although it was chilly while we were there we still could not decide where to sit. The taxidermy in the home really gives you the feel of being in a cabin in the woods. The owner Darek was very helpful and fast replying to any questions we had. we are very anxious to rent again in the future and definitely we will be recommending this beautiful home to all of our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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NYC group getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such a great house! Totally private and peaceful with stunning views of the lake. Well equipped with equipment for the lake/volley ball court; towels & linens; cooking utensils etc. Spotlessly clean. 7 adults fit very comfortably with lots of space. Great fireplace inside. Same outside but we did not get to use due to rain each evening. The closest grocery store was about 4 miles away and was well stocked. Gas station and liquor store beside also. Highly recommend for a getaway wkend, especially as only a short drive (approx 2.5hrs) from NYC.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Stewart International, Newburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mountainview Ballroom and Pub, Glen Spey, NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Forestburgh Country Club
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Port Jervis
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Rt 17 or Rt 84
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Il Castello
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Ski Big Bear, PA or Holiday Mountain, NY
Car: necessary

Bald eagle watching from the deck, amazing mountain biking with miles of trails, full-size volleyball court, swimming in a spring fed lake, jet skiing or boating, and so much more. In the winter, skiing, ice skating, sledding at two nearby ski resorts.


Rates & Availability

Glen Spey Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
Sep 7 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
President's Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $55 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

All prices can change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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