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Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

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 estate in 1910

Why John Fila chose New York

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 estate 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 Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
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
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • 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 ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • 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 ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
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

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Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Beautiful private lake and lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful private lake and lovely house: we swim across the lake and used the kayaks and enjoyed the water. The house is very spacious and well appointed as was the kitchen. There are lots of games to play including croquet, badminton, whiffle ball etc: the kids were never bored. Kent, a picturesque historical country town was 15 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and lake

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Lake House. The house was a beautiful home and had lots of nice extras that one does not expect in a rental. Our group loved all of the rooms and windows and views that were in abundance. The kitchen had everything a cook and hostess would need, and then some. The property was also lovely with flowers and lots of things to do and places to sit and enjoy. If you love nature and want peace and quiet, except for some noisy birds and frogs, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Perfect Lake House Get-away

  • 5 of 5

Our group of nine had an amazing weekend on Lake Weil. Not a single complaint. There's no feeling quite like having an entire lake to yourself. The house comfortably fit our group of nine and was stocked with everything we could want or need. John was incredibly responsive and accommodating. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartford,CT,USA
5

Such an ideal spot for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 had a super stay on Lake Weil. I really can't say enough about it. From the first communication with John, arrangements were easy and friendly, and I knew the place would be a perfect fit for our active, fun-loving family. It felt like we were at camp. We enjoyed badminton, pool, ping pong, basketball, sailing, canoeing, a long swim to White Rock Point, grilling, a campfire on the beach, wildlife, and Big W's take-out barbecue. We have two infant granddaughters who were comfortable in the shade down by the water, and it was easy to go back and forth to the house for extra diapers, cherries and whatnot. The convenience to the train depot for the gang from New York City couldn't have been better. I appreciated the gorgeous bouquet of peonies by the front door and the welcome basket of fruit. The privacy and beauty of this small, peaceful lake were truly outstanding, and my family made many happy memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, Australia
5

Beautiful spot for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

It's our second time staying at this wonderful property and we look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very peaceful and private lake house

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely and fully equipped. There are plants and flowers throughout the house and lots of games and things to do. A private lake, and rooms that are filled with windows that look out onto the lake on all sides, as well as comfortable rooms. It was raining during our stay but we loved it anyway. The owners are very accommodating and helpful.

Look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
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.