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Stunningly Private Winter Paradise Lake Front - 5 STARS Experience

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

Less than two hours from NYC!!!

Available to enjoy every season!!!

Our home will become a part of your families precious memories. You will want to return year after year. One visit and you will be hooked for life!!! Come and visit our Scandinavian hand scribed log home on 12.5 acres at a pristine lake surrounded by beautiful woods. The property has a gated road for its secluded splendid home location. Four bedrooms, two baths, outdoor barbecue, deck, lake front, fire pit, volleyball court, and so much of the beautiful New York woods to enjoy. Ride mountain bikes, go hiking, just swim in the beach front lake and enjoy water sports. In the winter enjoy skiing, tubing, sledding, at a ski resort near us.

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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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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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(18 traveler reviews)

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Stunningly Private Winter Paradise Lake Front - 5 STARS Experience
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

The best house yet!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house looks better than the photos. The lake was frozen but beautiful! Everything was perfect will book again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nice place, matches the description

  • 5 of 5

The house is basically as described here. It is a log cabin, about half a mile away from the rest of the houses on the lake. We stayed there in November, so, unfortunately, did not get to canoe/swim in the lake as it was too cold. However, it was nice that the house had a ping-pong table (with paddles and balls) and a good quality foosball table in the basement. Inside the house we liked the large dining table, beautiful views of the lake, there is a functioning fireplace, and log walls are very cool and rustic. Beware, there are something like 10 stuffed animals all over the place, including a complete adult bear on the second floor! I would say one downside was the requirement to take all the garbage with you when you leave. Because the recommended local disposal site was closed on the day we were leaving (Sunday), we had to haul our garbage all the way back to New York City, which is probably not too efficient. Finally, the owner somehow responds to all emails in less than two minutes – I have no idea how that is possible, but that is certainly convenient.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a beautiful setting.

Our arrival rousted a Bald Eagle from the shoreline! The secluded location of the home made our stay so nice. Last two days we saw a Great Blue Heron flying low over the lake. Heard coyotes and owls among others.

We had much use of the pedal boat, the canoe and a kayak, and at night a fire, ping pong and foosball.

The beautiful weather we had, made the night sky incredible. Waking up before dawn our first night, through the huge windows of the loft, I saw a spectacularly thin and backlit crescent moon, with Venus below. Very low in the sky and reflected in the lake, it was truly a sight I will never forget.

Every one of us loved the house, the lake, the setting and wants to return.

Thank you Darek!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful, with many amenities

  • 5 of 5

My family visited this fantastic home in late august, 2017. The four of us have had great experiences camping in the vicinity, and decided to "kick it up a notch". This we did. The home had room to house far more people, and we were constantly impressed with the thoughtful amenities Darak and family thought of.

The kayak and peddle boat are one thing, but PFD's and fishing poles (although we brought our own) are another. There was also a full complement of sporting equipment to take advantage of the awesome yard, which includes a volley/badminton court.

We were surprised to find nice clean towels in the spotless bathrooms, and cooking in the nice kitchen and awesome outdoor grill (electric ignition worked!) was a pleasure.

We plan to return to this great spot on the planet-

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-maintained house on a nice piece of property. Lake is nicer than it may appear in the pictures. Darek, the owner, was kind and easy to deal with. Watching the sunrise over the lake is a great way to start the day. Will be trying to get back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darek Wajda
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

Why Darek Wajda chose Glen Spey

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.


Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Riverside Creamery
Petting Zoo at Breezeway Farm
Orange County Fair Speedway
Soons Orchards
Peck's Market
Highland Transfer Station
Forestburgh Playhouse
Eldred Diner
Malibu Dude Ranch
Bushkill Falls
Barryville Base and Kittatinny Campgrounds
Mount Airy Casino Resort
Grey Towers National Historic Site
Pike County Historical Society
XMAS AVAIL $1050 3 nights-Ski Resort Home 5 bd 3 bth Home
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 Miles
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
Nearest Beach
My home
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $200
Refundable 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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