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Lakefront Escape with Gorgeous Views a Short Trip from New York City!

(14 Reviews)

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View from my float in the lake!


Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Three bedroom, two bathroom lakfront rustic home with direct access to the lake.

Furnished year-round rental 90 minutes from New York City. This 3 bedroom log home with beautiful unobstructed views of Whaley Lake provides the perfect escape for a long weekend or vacation. Enjoy the views, kayaking, swimming, boating, ice skating, nearby skiing and fall colors galore. Enjoy all the lake has to offer with direct access from your own boat house. Spacious deck for entertaining or sunbathing. Two story stone fireplace in the living room, kitchen, first floor bedroom and full bath downstairs. 2 upstairs bedrooms joined by a Jack and Jill bathroom. Home was recently renovated with a new roof, carpeting and bathrooms, closets, plumbing, paneling and fixtures - all very well maintained. Full basement with laundry, ping pong table and extra storage space for all your boat gear. Ready to move right in!

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Great house for children!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Happy to consider pets (I have a dog myself). With pets that shed I might have to add an extra cleaning fee. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The house is down a hill with quite a few stairs which might be difficult for the elderly and if injured at all. Please contact me if you think this might pose a risk and I will describe in further detail....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Downstairs Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    2 twin beds ...moreless

  • Upstairs bedrooms are connected by a jack and jill bathroom. The upstairs bedroom with two twin beds is great for kids....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Bathroom is adjoining to both upstairs bedrooms...moreless


  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The property has a deck and sun room with full lakeviews. ...moreless

  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View:

    Great hiking nearby that leaves you at "Cat Rock" with a view of all the surrounding area....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    The house is waterfront with full access to the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Full picnic style dining table seating up to eight....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Room for 2-3 cars to park...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new Washer/Dryer...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    House comes with two kayaks and canoe ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal weber grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski mountain is 5 miles away. Please note this is a beginner mountain! ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Floats, lifejackets...moreless



from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,000 $3,500
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,500 $6,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,650 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $150



Dates and Rates can be flexible, please contact me if interested for additional information.

Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day pricing for the weekend is $1500 for a minimum of three nights.


Manager'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: 05/28/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Westchester Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kelly's Corner
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Beekman Golf Club
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Patterson Train Station (Metro North)
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 84
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Carriage House
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Thunder Ridge Mountain

Car: Recommended

The house is located right on Whaley lake, with great swimming, boating and lake activities. When wanting to get out for a bit, there are plenty of things to do nearby.

There is a general store, grocery stores, Dunkin donuts, restaurants, movie theaters, parks, bars, skiing (beginner mountain), golf (and mini golf) all in the area (happy to give directions and names etc.)

About 20 minutes away is the town of Danbury, CT which has large stores for shopping, a larger restaurant selection and a couple more activities (i.e. bowling).

Please note: the house is down a set of stairs from the parking area that might be difficult for some elderly guests.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1970

About: Hello! My name is Charles Greenwald. I live in New York City and work in the financial services industry. I have a love of the outdoors, and the lake home is one of my favorite places to spend my free-time.

Why Holmes, NY, USA:
I have been spending time at the house my whole life! Going there with my parents as a child, and more recently with friends, my girlfriend or my broader family. It represents the perfect getaway from the everyday city life. It is an easy place to be, allowing for a relaxing, carefree, cozy and most of all fun place to escape! There is plenty to do year round for both kids and adults, whether its a swim in the lake, a bbq right outside or going for a great hike right nearby on the Appalachian trail. Send me an email or call at anytime and I will be happy to answer any questions you have. Thanks!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
I find the house to be a truly unique place to relax. It isn't far from the city but certainly feels like you are. It is a fantastic place to spend time with your friends & family and unwind for a short, or long vacation.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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  • View from my float in the lake!

    View from my float in the lake!

  • Deck on the lake!

    Deck on the lake!

  • 'Sun room' My favorite room of the house

    'Sun room' My favorite room of the house

  • Living Room/Den

    Living Room/Den

  • View of living room and fireplace from upstairs

    View of living room and fireplace from upstairs

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

  • Treeline Reflection

    Treeline Reflection

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • Kitchen


  • View from the lake 2

    View from the lake 2

  • Deck in the winter (the lake freezes and is safe to go on)

    Deck in the winter (the lake freezes and is safe to go on)

  • View from the Sun Room- the lake is starting to defrost

    View from the Sun Room- the lake is starting to defrost

  • Fireplace


  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom 2

    Upstairs bedroom 2

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Brand new stovetop

    Brand new stovetop

VRBO #682668

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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