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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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!


Property Manager
Charles Greenwald
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Charles Greenwald

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.

Charles Greenwald purchased this cabin in 1970

Why Charles Greenwald chose Holmes

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!

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Westchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Kelly's Corner
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Beekman Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Patterson Train Station (Metro North)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 84
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Carriage House
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
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.

Amenities

Holmes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 5:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom is adjoining to both upstairs bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds
  • Upstairs bedrooms are connected by a jack and jill bathroom. The upstairs bedroom with two twin beds is great for kids.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
5

Beautiful property, so close to the city!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely late-fall weekend at this cabin. Located only about 1h30m drive from the city (with traffic), we were surprised at the calm oasis that awaited us when we arrived. Beautifully decorated and well taken care of, this house was a unique find. I recommend staying to anyone considering! One word of warning is that the walk down to the house could be a bit of a challenge if you have any trouble walking/balancing. That being said, it's a wonderful place with close-by groceries/amenities and SPECTACULAR views of the lake, especially around sunset.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Fabulous home with a view

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house - it’s a perfect gateway just under 2 hours from NYC. The house is equipped with all the necessities and we absolutely loved it. Will stay again in the spring!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Relaxing by the lake

  • 5 of 5

Charles was a pleasure to deal with for our stay by the lake. We live on Long Island and it only took us about an hour and a half to get here. The view of the lake was so gorgeous, you couldn't have a better spot. The inside kitchen has all essentials and has a nice screened in porch in case it gets buggy. We sat outside, kayaked, fed the ducks, fed the fish and saw a bald eagle and many blue herons. My dog loved watching the wildlife as well. We had such a great time. Thanks again Charles!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great lake house

  • 5 of 5

House was great for a 4th of July long weekend with some friends. Great proximity to the water and lovely deck over the boathouse. Porch/Sun room was perfect for dining and relaxing, while the beds were super comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view ; easy stay

  • 4 of 5

Charles is a very responsive and welcoming host - he sent an excellent fact sheet and responded quickly & graciously to any questions. Our weekend was brief - (and rainy, as it happened!) - but we were very comfortable, and the view is really special. Lovely kayaking spot. Beautiful birdsong in the morning - a real escape from city life.

Tips: We would second the advice to arrive during daylight; there are lights on the stair case, but it is quite steep (so don't overpack!).

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway from the city

  • 5 of 5

What a cozy cabin!

Even during the winter it was relaxing and peaceful.

We really enjoyed our stay.

Be careful when arriving at night (especially for the cityfolk). GPS is not so reliable (we ended up in a neighbor's backyard!). And there are a good number of erratic steps to go down to get to the house. Take my advice: arrive during daylight hours!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $500

Hello!

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.

Thanks!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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