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Vintage 50's Lake Cabin Featured in Fresh Cottage Magazine's 'Dream Retreats'

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View of Stissing Mountain from Twin Island Lake

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Last updated: 09/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Rustic cabin by Twin Island Lake, Pine Plains, NY
Sitting on quiet Lake Road and nestled in the woods, my rental built in 1950 is fashioned after a vintage lake cabin. It offers a fully equipped kitchen (no dishwasher), a bath with a large claw footed tub and an outdoor hot and cold shower. There are two bedroom areas; one with a single bed and trundle, the other a double bed. The front sitting room/kitchen area has great views of the lake with an over head ceiling fan (no air conditioning) and a wood burning stove for cooler temps. The property includes Lake front with dock and canoe.

There are scenic hiking trails around Thompson Pond and up Stissing Mountain to the fire tower. The town of Pine Plains is small and quaint New England. It offers a Historic Inn for dining, several other small eateries and a WIFI coffee shop. The food market, Pecks, is family owned and carries local produce as well as some organic.

This is an owner shared cabin; I may be there when it is not lent out and keep a permanent bureau and closet with my things.

No land line, TV, or WIFI. Good cell reception. WIFI available at the library or in town at Pine Plains Platter. There is a suitcase of board games, puzzles, cards and plenty of mystery books.

Not winterized, the cabin is closed down in October and opened again by June. Book ahead. Discounted weekly rate $850.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    The cabin is not "child proofed". I have collected display items in keeping with the retro ambiance that are often tempting to little ones, but not meant for abuse. There is a life guarded beach with in walking distance. But since my property is lake front, you'll need to watch little ones and if they can't swim, I request you not take them in canoe. Orange life jackets provided for preteens or adults....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Nothing Inside, tabacco products or otherwise. If you are a smoker, please do so outside and pick up your butts. I do not condone candle burning inside. I have had to clean up too many wax spills and there was almost a fire this year 2016 caused by a guest who burnt a citronella candle while sleeping!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    I do consider well behaved pets. I charge an extra cleaning fee and ask that you bring your own sheets to cover my vintage chair and couch cushions if they get up on furniture. Dogs must be kept on leash outside in consideration of neighbors and others walking their pets. If your pet plays in lake, please shower off before bringing inside!...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • bedroom 2 is a single bed with a pull out trundle underneath. Does not convert to a double as trundle height is slightly lower....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: outdoor shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

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  • The opportunity to shower outside in a sylvan setting is one that I cherish. A quick spritz after walking or swimming in the lake or just to cool off with refreshing well water - although it is hooked up to hot water. For those who may be too shy ( a deer might run by ) there is the option of the tub inside....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Nearest hospital: Sharon, CT Hudson River Health Care Clinic in Pine Plains Closest airports: Bradley international, Stewart International, Albany International PECKS: the family mkt closes at 1:00P on Sundays and closed all day on holidays. Open M W Sat: 8-6P, Tues Thurs 8-7P, Friday til 8P STEWARTS: gas mart and basic groceries open 4:30am to midnight. PINE PLAINS WINES: hours: 12-7P, Sat 11-7P also open Sundays 12-5P ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Radio

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Twin Island Lake is part of a chain of three. Stissing being the deeper Lake with life guard beach and boat launch. Thompson Pond is the wild life preserve with hiking trail around....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Good view of Twin Island lake from front room of cabin and through window from master bedroom that looks into front room....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The property includes frontage on Twin Island lake with a dock and canoe. This lake is good for boating and fishing and splashing around dock. Better swimming @ adjoining Stissing lake beach....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Stissing Mountain borders the back of cabin. There is a nature conservancy hiking trail to the fire tower at the top that offers great views of the surrounding country....moreless

  • Rural:

    Bucolic rolling hills with dairy and horse farms. Home of Ronnybrook Dairy Schapira’s Coffee Roasters...moreless

  • Village:

    Pine Plains has all the necessities including an excellent wine store with local wines and a family run grocery with local and organic produce. The historic Stissing Inn good choice for local dining....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Front Room with round wood table. Breakfast table in kitchen. Out door picnic table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace:

    out door fire pit...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided:

    Placed on bed for reserved # of guests. Additional blankets and sheets behind curtain in master bedroom. Storage containers labeled as to sizes and type. ...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    Stone parking area in front; room for two vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Stacked on bathroom on shelf....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    This is the only heat source...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    electric drip and stove top espresso. Small timed pot on counter, Larger white electric pot on hall storage shelf....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you might need and more: hot air popcorn maker, waffle iron, crock pot, large creuset pans, omega juicer Check in the old harvest gold gas stove for more large pans, if needed....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    everything you might need and more...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    All the basic necessities, but no dishwasher or microwave. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic supplies: Salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, assorted spices. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Black hall refrigerator has good freezer. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Located above stove in cabinet....moreless

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe at dock. Adult flotation seats provided. Orange vests for preteens....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill:

    medium size weber Firepit...moreless

  • Raft
  • Yard
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning per stay $75
  • Pet Fee $40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Notes:

Weekly discounted rate $850. $200/ additional nights

Guest limit of 4 persons due to limited well and disposal facilities.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/15/2016
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Train
Wassaic on Harlem Metro North
6.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Taconic Parkway

Car: Necessary

Twin Island Lake is one ot three lakes next to Stissing Mountain and is good for boating and fishing. Stissing Lake is larger and deeper and good for swimming and boating with a public boat launch and recreation beach. Thompson Pond is a wildlife refuge. there are hiking trails around Thompson Pond and up Stissing Mountain to the fire Tower. The town of Pine Plains is small and quaint New England. It offers an Historic Inn for dining, several other small eateries, a WIFI coffee shop and library and good family owned market with local and organic produce.. Nearby towns, Millerton and Red Hook are larger and offer more; wineries, antique barns, and a “rail trail” in Millerton.

In Rhinebeck, The Dutchess County Fairgrounds has many events during the year.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I am an artist (muralist and decorative painting) living in NYC. I had the opportunity to create the mural frieze honoring past librarians in the newly built Pine Plains Library on Main Street.

Why the Owner Chose Pine Plains, NY, USA:
I acquired this cabin from it's original owner who grew up around these lakes in the summer. I was thrilled that it had never been 'upgraded'. I refurbished it while trying to keep true to a vintage 50's lake cabin. I still enjoy combing the local yard sales for items that belong to this venue.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Lovely view of lake from front room and also thru the interior window while laying in bed. The sunrise over the lake can be glorious. In the spring and early summer, the frogs croaking and in the fall, geese honking serenade the otherwise quiet setting.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of Stissing Mountain from Twin Island Lake

    View of Stissing Mountain from Twin Island Lake

  • 519 (Lake Road) oar marker on fence at parking area

    519 (Lake Road) oar marker on fence at parking area

  • morning sunrise on Twin Island Lake from cabin's shoreline

    morning sunrise on Twin Island Lake from cabin's shoreline

  • Model Luma on dock in Oscar de la Renta gown  shot for Dec. 2014 Mexican Vogue

    Model Luma on dock in Oscar de la Renta gown shot for Dec. 2014 Mexican Vogue

  • hammock in back woods

    hammock in back woods

  • view from outdoor shower area with shed + porch in background
lovely fern forest

    view from outdoor shower area with shed + porch in background lovely fern forest

  • front room - kitchen area with door to bathroom

    front room - kitchen area with door to bathroom

  • kitchen with broken dish mosaic backsplash

    kitchen with broken dish mosaic backsplash

  • front room - dining with lake view

    front room - dining with lake view

  • front room with pass thru window to bedroom

    front room with pass thru window to bedroom

  • master bedroom - lake view thru window

    master bedroom - lake view thru window

  • back bedroom with single bed + pull out trundle underneath

    back bedroom with single bed + pull out trundle underneath

  • view from fire tower on Stissing Mt.

    view from fire tower on Stissing Mt.

  • fall color

    fall color

  • canoe at dock and spring daffodils

    canoe at dock and spring daffodils

  • hammock and chairs under trees.

    hammock and chairs under trees.

  • outdoor shower area

    outdoor shower area

  • Photographer, Michael Schwartz shoots editorial up at cabin for Mexican Vogue.

    Photographer, Michael Schwartz shoots editorial up at cabin for Mexican Vogue.

  • kitchen seating area

    kitchen seating area

  • front room - living area

    front room - living area

  • article in FRESH COTTAGE magazine, summer 2011

    article in FRESH COTTAGE magazine, summer 2011

  • The Prettiots shot here for Bust Magazine photo  spread, Oct 2014

    The Prettiots shot here for Bust Magazine photo spread, Oct 2014

  • master bedroom - old fashioned double bed with springs!

    master bedroom - old fashioned double bed with springs!

  • Bath room with claw footed tub, sink, toilet.

    Bath room with claw footed tub, sink, toilet.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/15/2016

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