The Russo's Cozy Home on Barnabee Lake in the Catskills

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View of the lake from the deck in the summer.


Last updated: 10/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This cozy little house sits right on Indian/Barnabee Lake. This lake is a quiet no motor lake that offers swimming, (with large floating dock in the center) boating, catch and release fishing (Trout, Bass, Pike). Great little fire pit is lovely on a cool night or any time you feel like a toasted marshmallow!

The house has a wrap around deck, is well decorated with a fully stocked kitchen, clean linens, and for your enjoyment, a canoe, row boat and paddle boat are available.

Ideal for a private couples get away, a small family retreat, or a group of friends to kick back and relax. Stay at home to BBQ or go into town for some fine dining and shopping. Play at home or go out and explore the nearby trails, rapids, and quaint little towns. There is plenty of parking for you and your guests.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    Must beat least 21 yrs of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Excellent for children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    The bunk beds are twins and the futon is a full size...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 has large closet and TV/DVD Bedroom 2 has Dresser and TV

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • We are only 15 minutes away from Bethel Wood!


  • Foosball
  • Games:

    board games and some activity type games...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television:

    living room and each bedroom ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    VCR- many children's VHS tapes...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Only 10 min away is everything you could need to make your stay perfect. ...moreless

  • Lake View:


  • Lakefront:

    the back deck is maybe 3 yards from the lake....moreless

  • Water View:

    The house sits about 20 feet from the sweetest lake you'll find in the area. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    The kitchen and dining and living area are together...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Non needed but there is a ceiling fan in main room and a floor fan available....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    brand new!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heating. Each room has its own control....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    can easily fit 3 cars in the driveway...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee pot and electic tea pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    very small but useful...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    open kitchen area. Table seats 8 with plenty of room to add a table and chairs from the basement. We had 13 at Christmas time....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    You will find condiments in the Fridge, shopping is ten minutes away....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Row boat and paddle boat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house sits on two lots. There is plenty of room for outdoor games and running around...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    near by...moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 40 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$180 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,260 $5,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Housekeeping $100
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/03/2016
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1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 17
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in the area
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Holiday Mtn

Car: Necessary

The best part of being up here is being here at the house. Not far in any direction will bring you to fine dining, eagles nest, hiking trails, antiquing, concerts at Bethel much to explore. We would recommend lunch or dinner at Rolling River Cafe in Parksville and a must see little town is Livingston Manor and Fly fishing capital Roscoe!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: This house has been in our family for 25 years and we purchased it from our in-laws in 2008 because they were selling and we couldnt let it go. We have four children who all grew up swimming there, skating there, skiing nearby, hiking trails...growing up like we wanted them to, in the great outdoors...spying on birds, snakes, deer and rabbits. At the same time we had all the comforts of home as we are not quite the 'rustic' types.

Why the Owner Chose Ferndale, NY, USA:
This property is great because it is SO EASY! The lake is literally off the back deck. The house is virtually maintanence free. Everything is on one floor (except for the ping pong table and foosball table in the basement along with the washer and dryer) The basement is unfinished but great in a pinch when you need to be inside.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The view of the lake from the living room, kitchen or dining area is terrific in every season at every time of day. Its a great place for summer BBQ and partys or winter festivities and skating.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • View of the lake from the deck in the summer.

    View of the lake from the deck in the summer.

VRBO #477780

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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The Russo's Cozy Home on Barnabee Lake in the Catskills

Ferndale, NY, USA #477780

2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

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