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Enchanting Catskills Mountain Lake House

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Last updated: 03/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This enchanting Catskill Mountain lake front house which is a stones throw from the lake is a 'home away from home'. Many windows and glass doors allow for an 'inside outside' experience with a comfortable deck overlooking the lake. Take a canoe ride or walk on the iced lake January through early March. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a 50 acre lake.

The house itself is on a small road; there is a neighboring house on one side separated by trees and foliage, with forest and lake on the other three sides. There are two bedrooms and one bath. A spiral staircase leads to the upstairs bedroom with a queensize bed, skylights, futon sleep sofa and balcony. One bedroom is downstairs with a queensize bed and you awaken looking at the lake. The living room has cathedral ceiling, glass exposures to the lakeside with a fully furnished kitchen. Wood-burning stove, in addition to the heating system, makes it very cozy on chilly days. There is original artwork, rugs, etc. which adds to the charm of our house. All cotton linens, with flannel for cooler weather and down comforters.

Many all season activities are close by, some within minutes, others within a 30 to 45 minute drive. For example, hanggliding, gliding, hiking, rockclimbing, The ski resorts of Hunter, Windham and Belleayre are about an hour north. A smaller ski resort, Holiday Mountain (in Monticello) is 35 to 40 minutes drive.

Come and rejuvenate in a 'retreat' from worldly cares! Roam the country-side or bring books and good food and observe the lake with all it's many moods. Just recline on a sofa and look out. Down the 'hill' (15 minutes) in the small village of Ellenville, you'll find grocery stores and good restaurants. There are also pizza, deli and diners available. We are also so fortunate to have a wonderful theatre, summer stock but with some activites most of the year !

Two hours from New York City. Forty-five minutes from Kingston, New Paltz, Woodstock, Middletown, Monticello.

Keywords: Lakefront, house, rural lake community
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/13/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum of 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Ambulating children have a great time on the property and in the canoe. Parents will need to consider'child proofing'for the little crawlers-such as electrical outlets, etc. We have a few covers !...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved, house respecting pets are generally accepted....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    this is the downstairs bedroom with bay window toward lake...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Upstairs bedroom with windows toward woods & lake...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queensize futon sofa; small children are easily accommodated in addition to the 4 adults !...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


Other Amenities

  • Hair Dryer


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    eclectic collection!...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    we have a few videos...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    300 foot open lakefront lawn on 50 acre lake that has had a continuous dam since 1830. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    7 miles up the mountain from the nearest village in a mostly seasonal community around the lake - houses only on one side of the lake with forest on the other. All services are down in the village....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    air conditioning unit in upstair bedroom...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    all linens are cotton; down comforters and pillows...moreless

  • Living Room:

    living room/dining room L-shaped...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    blacktop driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    blacktop driveway...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    all cotton towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    laundry soap provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    there are restaurants in town who would be happy to cater....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    coffee maker, toaster, coffee bean grinder, blender...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen pots & pans, utensils, spices, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices available...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    rowboat and canoe...moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear:

    life preservers and some floats for inflation...moreless

  • Wood Deck
  • Yard


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2 night min stay
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*** From Sat, June 17, 2017 to Sat, Sept 16, 2017 a 7-night stay may be required with the changeover day being Saturday to Saturday. Prior to and after these dates, a monthly discount rate will be considered.

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Last updated: 03/13/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stewart/Newburgh Airport,(NYCarea airports100mi)
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Publick House, Ellenville, NY 12428
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
shawangunk country club, ellenville, ny 12428
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Middletown,NY or Kingston,NY
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 (NYSfreeway 40mi)
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
ellenville, ny 12428
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Holiday Mt, 15 miles, Hunter Mt, 1 hour

Car: Necessary

Canoe and rowboat available for your enjoyment. Biking, skiing, fishing - all available only with your own equipment. Rental equipment is NOT available.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: New York City residents who found lakeside property to replenish on weekends during our lives there. And, now, we feel so fortunate to be here full-time and live next door to the rental property.

Why the Owner Chose Ellenville, NY, USA:
My husband and I are originally from the South and having grown up on water, we wanted a property with water !

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's such fun to watch for the various wildlife - ducks, canada geese, herons, turkeys, turtles, frogs, deer, fox, raccoons, skunks... Each season brings Bliss ! The Spring is a miracle of growth after the snows&ice of winter, summer is oh so wonderfully warm and sometimes even hot ! , the Fall is spectacular with all manner of color of leaves, etc. and the winter is 'Terrible Beauty' ... the snows and ice come and you watch it all happen and stoke the wood burning stove/ cook favorite foods and curl up being oh so cozy. But ... don't get me started about the year-round beauty !

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/13/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • deck overlooking lake

    deck overlooking lake

  • living room - Lshape off of dining room and kitchen

    living room - Lshape off of dining room and kitchen

  • View back toward kitchen; spiral staircase takes you to upstairs bedroom.

    View back toward kitchen; spiral staircase takes you to upstairs bedroom.

  • view from downstairs bedroom

    view from downstairs bedroom

  • relax by the water's edge

    relax by the water's edge

  • moods


  • icy mood

    icy mood

  • canoe or rowboat ?

    canoe or rowboat ?

  • toward house from water's edge during sunset

    toward house from water's edge during sunset

  • Spring thaw working

    Spring thaw working

  • home sweet home

    home sweet home

  • woodburning stove in living room

    woodburning stove in living room

  • downstairs bedroom

    downstairs bedroom

  • upstairs bedroom with sitting room and sofa bed to the side

    upstairs bedroom with sitting room and sofa bed to the side

  • next door continued shoreline with 10 ft deep olympic-size'swimming hole'

    next door continued shoreline with 10 ft deep olympic-size'swimming hole'

  • moods


  • your host explores the lake

    your host explores the lake

  • moods


VRBO #90948

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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