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Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bdrm 3 Bth Lake House with view of Appalachian Trail and Schaghticoke Mountain

Welcome to this gorgeous lakeside estate nestled in the town of Dover, NY in the foothills of the Berkshires, 15 minutes from Kent, CT. This exceptional rental includes exclusive use of the estate's private 35 acre lake.

Perched on a peninsula along the shores of Lake Weil, this stunning 4-bedroom contemporary home offers spectacular lake views from nearly every window.

Pack a lunch and paddle to White Rock, located across the lake (canoes and kayaks provided). Hike along wooded nature trails and look for wildlife. Fish for bass, perch, and sunfish (White Rock Preserve at Lake Weil is a licensed NYS fishing preserve). Challenge friends and family to a game of ping pong or pool in the barn's game room. Further afield, browse through unique shops in one of the nearby towns, or sample wines at one of the region's award-winning wineries. Or, just lounge in the sun and enjoy the serenity of this secluded paradise.

Prepare breakfast in the Spanish style galley kitchen and savor your morning coffee in the adjacent sun room. Relax with a soothing glass of wine on the second story balcony off the master bedroom suite. Enjoy self-prepared meals in the open dining room (table opens to seat 10). Kick back and watch TV (46 inch flat screen) in the spacious, sun-filled living room. Play a rousing game of chess or cards in the cozy den overlooking the lake. Wind down at the end of the day in the 2-person jacuzzi tub. Sleep soundly in one of the 4 tastefully furnished bedrooms (sleeps 11). In the morning, watch the swirling mist roll along the surface of the water.

Spring highlights include bald eagles, osprey, kingfisher, nesting red shouldered hawks, and a wide variety of migrating ducks. In the summer, look for fox, raccoon, and deer. Fall offers breathtaking views of Schaghticoke Mountain, part of the 2,180 mile long Appalachian trail. Winter provides opportunities to snuggle up near the wood stove, snowshoe along trails, or try your hand at winter track identification.

Ideal for family vacations, a group of friends looking for an escape from urban living, or special events.

More Details

Owner
John Fila
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About John Fila

This is part of a family compound that dates back to the early 1900s. At that time, Joseph Weil, a teacher from New York City, began bringing students to camp in the area. This led to the development of a childrens' camp, Weil's Whispering Pines, and the creation of Lake Weil.

John Fila purchased this house in 1910

Why John Fila chose Wingdale

Ideally situated 1.5 hours north of NYC, The Lake House offers a luxurious retreat in a pristine natural setting. The Hudson River Valley and Housatonic River Valley attractions are an easy, scenic drive away. You have easy access to adventurous antiquing (think Litchfield, CT), top-notch restaurants, unique shopping, rich historic sites, award-winning wineries, and much more. And after a day of exploring, wander back and relax at your own, private 65-acre estate.

What makes this house unique

Without question this is a unique rental. Lake Weil is part of The Lake House property. You are not simply renting a beautiful home, but also reserving full and exclusive use of this spectacularly scenic lake.

Amenities

Wingdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental Agreement must be signed within 48hrs of booking
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Full Jacuzzi in this Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Small Bathroom shared by bedroom 3 and 4
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , First Floor bathroom
  • Master Bathroom is private to the Master Suite. Second bathroom is on the main floor adjacent to bedroom #2 and the third bathroom is shared by bedroom 3 and 4.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , On lower level adjacent to bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Shares bathroom with fourth bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Small bedroom accessible through bedroom three. Shares bath
  • Four bedrooms. Master and second have king size beds. Third bedroom has a double bed and there is a single bed in the fourth.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
A truly unique experience. This one of a kind property includes our lake, lake Weil. You can find other places on a lake to be sure but no where, no where, can you find a lake to rent. At least not a real lake. This is a vacation paradise. Its close to NYC yet completely isolated in a country setting. So go ahead, search. See if you can find anything like this. But hurry, reservations are coming in quickly for this newly listed vacation property.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
5

A hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property if you are looking for a relaxing private getaway with your own lake and nature all around. We recently stayed at the lake house and had an amazing time. The property is very private with all water views and all the lake toys you could want. We went kayaking, fishing, row boating all without leaving the house. When we did decide to leave the property we enjoyed several close hiking trips to Dover stone church, nellies preserve and Kent falls. The house is about 10 minutes from the very quaint town of Kent and close to some wineries. We packed a lot in during our four night stay and would definitely come back again. The house itself was very spacious, especially the living room with the floor to ceiling windows allowing us to enjoy the lake views from the couch. The hosts were very easy to correspond with and left us a welcome package of wine and fruit. Thank you again for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect, Private Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many different lakes houses over the years and this by far was the best overall experience we have had. The house and the property lack nothing..... I mean nothing! Sunny days or rainy weather there is so much to explore and do. It’s a perfect place to bring family and friends together and create memories. If you love lake house living this is the place!

Ross and Cindy

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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5

Great place for family vacation or just get away and relax

  • 5 of 5

Great place , amazing view everything was perfect

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This rental is sheer summer vacation perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We were in awe of the beauty of this house and property from the second we pulled into the driveway. The house is stunning, charmingly decorated, and luxuriously spacious. But wow, the lake! The beach! The woods! All three generations of our family were happily occupied every minute of the day. Highlights included: fishing; boating; hiking; picnicking; napping; reading; and an over-arching sense of calm and happiness. We all feel so rested and rejuvenated. The only unhappy moments we had were when we had to leave-- and now we just can't wait to return next summer. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home, John, we loved our time there!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a fantastic place!!!

  • 5 of 5

John was so kind, welcoming, and generous.

The Lake house is beautiful, charming, and the private lake is amazing.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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5

Fantastic very private lakefront vacation home! Will return!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at the lake house - 5 adults & 4 children - and had a wonderful vacation. We had great weather and most of our time was spent at the waterfront and in the lake swimming, fishing and paddling. All of which were spectacular. The home is equally inviting and the kitchen is well stocked. From lounging on the hammocks to paddling the kayaks to shooting pool in the barn loft and so much more in between, this property is a special find! Book it now before someone else does! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Westchester County
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bulls Bridge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Harlem Valley Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Metro North
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NY Route 22
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bulls Bridge
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Thunder Ridge
Nearest Beach
Next to house
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Events (reunions, weddings, graduations) are welcome. Prices vary depending on the number of guests and the services required. We can supply as little or as much as you'd like.

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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