4BR/2BA/Sleeps 8, Panoramic Lake Views, Fish, Row, Fire Pit, Privacy
About Ann Freedman
My husband and I were raised in Manhattan, NYC. We've traveled to the mountains of Sullivan County for decades. We were fortunate to have purchased a lakefront home located in a beautiful setting, in need of renovation. Once renovated, Lake Jeff Cottage has afforded us the freedom to escape the hustle and bustle of NYC and unwind in the peaceful setting of Lake Jeff Cottage. Our son is in college and it’s more difficult to get away these days as a family, which is why we decided to share our home with you.
Ann Freedman purchased this House in 2001
Why Ann Freedman chose Jeffersonville
This is very special property. My husband's family have enjoyed the town of Jeffersonville for two decades. The people are friendly and the town is a quaint country town just one mile from our home. The tranquility, the lake, the bald eagles and the amazing view will warm your heart and melt your stress away as it does for us. We've enjoyed many a holiday at our cottage and have some very special family memories here. My son and nephews learned to swim, fish, ice skate & sled on Lake Jeff. We've had many-a-friends and family members gather at our home to swim & BBQ in summers as well as ice skate and ice fish during Winter months. We feel truly fortunate to own one of Sullivan County's hidden gems. We hope you have the opportunity to experience all that Lake Jeff cottage has to offer.
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with this property the first time we stood in the living room and experienced the million-dollar views. While the house was in great need of renovations, the setting was absolutely perfect! After years of renovations, we were able to create an oasis for our family to enjoy for years to come. Fishing, swimming, rowing and relaxing by the fire pit can be had just steps outside your door. The beauty and serene setting afford you the opportunity to relax and unwind. During winter months the lake freezes over and the ground can be covered with 2 feet of snow. Winter activities are great fun and just outside your door. Sledding, ice fishing, and even ice skating can be enjoyed from the property. There's a family-friendly skiing facility just a short drive from the cottage as well. Be sure to visit our website for additional photos and information about Lake Jeff Cottage.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
No parties allowed
Pets are welcome upon approval. Read contract
Children 5 years and older welcome
Minimum age of primary renter:25
During Spring, Fall and winter check-out is 3 pm
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a great time at Lake Jeff Cottage!
I came up with 8 of my friends this summer and we had a blast! This place has everything! A fire pit, a grill, a row bow, fishing rods, tubes, and much and more. The house is smaller than it seems but still homely. If you're coming with 8 people and none of you are sharing a bed than 2 of you will have to sleep on the couches in the living room. They don't have a dishwasher and the water smelled funny but all in all we had a wonderful time.
Ann was very responsive and so accommodating. The propane tank was close to empty when we arrived so we had to purchase a new tank at the gas station is town and Ann was quick to respond and offered to reimburse us.
This place is a gem and you will not be disappointed.
Thanks for the wonderful review! We're pleased to know you've enjoyed your visit at the cottage and hope to see you again, My apologies about the water, we simply needed to change the water filter and treat the water which is done monthly. I would have sent someone down to address it had we known. Please do visit us again.
Great house on a lake
The house was a great cabin feel and authentic lake house. Good set up both indoors (bedrooms, kitchen, common space and bathrooms) and especially outdoors. Tons of room outside to sit and look at the amazing view of the lake, a specific place for a nightime camp fire and a personal dock at the lake. One thing to note is that the property is easy to miss when driving on the road since it is down a hill off the road but we found it.
Many thanks for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure having you and your party visit Lake Jeff Cottage and we hope to see you again!
Wonderful, Peace and Quiet Abounds
The property owner could not have done more to make my stay a wonderful experience. A great book of information for thing to do, places to eat and drink, etc.
The owner is super courteous and professional !!!!!!
Do yourself and book a fantastic stay.
Thank you Donald. We couldn't have asked for better guests! Donald was kind, communicative and left our home in perfect condition. Donald is a gem! Thank you for renting our home and we hope you enjoyed celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock at Bethel Woods.
Lakeside charm! Room for all
This lakefront rental has a great layout and beautiful mult-level lakefront patios. There’s plenty of room to spread out and feel at home! Sitting around the fire pit in the quiet of the night, while stargazing was perfect!
We enjoyed our stay and the amenities of the property!
Supplying beach towels was a plus!
Thank you for your wonderful review of Lake Jeff Cottage. We truly hope you will visit us again in the future.
A beautiful location in the Catskills and we managed to catch a lot of fish in the lake. The rowboat kept my 14 year old son busy and the wildlife viewing was awesome. While sitting outside, we viewed deer, an eagle, hawks, blue herons, and a very busy beaver. A great star gazing location too!
Thank you for the wonderful review! We'd be pleased to have you and your family join us again. Have a wonderful year!
Overall, we had a very nice vacation at the Lakehouse with another family. We had a few concerns I sent the owner Ann after our stay, and she responded promptly and was very open to hearing them.
We felt that the home was not cleaned as thoroughly as we thought it should be, being that the housekeeper was supposed to clean it prior to our stay. It was dusty, especially the 3rd floor, and we had to wipe down the kitchen, dining table and inside the fridge. There was also no single bed over the queen size bed like was shown in the photos in the listing. Two of the children were looking forward to using these "bunk beds" so that was a bit of a disappointment for them. We also didn't feel comfortable swimming in the lake due to it being murky and had a lot of algae on top. Of course, this was at no fault to the owner. But we did enjoy the rowboat they provided and also brought our own kayaks. We explored the lake and found some really beautiful spots with crystal clear water you could walk through. We really enjoyed the firepit and saw lots of animals which the kids got a kick out of- frogs, beavers, eagles and cranes. It was a beautiful spot for star gazing as well.
We ventured into the town a few times. Went to Tavern on Main which was a nice restaurant, as well as to Sprinkles, the adjoining ice cream shop. We visited a few parks closeby as well as a petting farm.
Thank you for the wonderful review! We appreciate your insight and feel awful that you felt the need to dust the attic. Again, my apologies. We have shared your review with our housekeeper and we feel confidant that she will do a better job dusting the future. We're pleased to know you enjoyed your time at the cottage and we hope you'll visit us again.
BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
One of the many benefits of staying at Lake Jeff cottage is its close proximity to Bethel Woods, which is located 7.5 miles from the cottage. Grab your concert or festival tickets, hop in the car and enjoy the many offerings at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Get behind the wheel and drive the like the NASCAR Pros! Choose your Bethel Motor Speedway Driving Experience or Ride-Along Experience just a short ride from the house.
MONTICELLO MOTOR CLUB
Monticello Motor Club is proud to offer exclusive high-performance driving experiences designed for everyone from the novice to the seasoned expert.
Offerings include BMW M2 RACING SCHOOL, TEEN RACE CAMP, OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES & more just a short ride from the cottage.
THE DELAWARE RIVER
The Delaware River is just twenty minutes from the cottage and there's a multitude of activities for you to enjoy with family and friends along the Delaware River. Activities include canoeing, rafting, Kayaking, swimming, zip line, and mountain biking.
RESORTS WORLD CATSKILLS
New York's Newest Casino and Resort opened in 2018 and features 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 2,150 state-of-the-art slot machines, a poker room, and private gaming salons.
Locat a half hour from the cottage, the casino offers 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes Cellaio Steak, an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars, and lounges.
THE KARTRITE INDOOR WATER PARK
Opening March 2019, the Brand New Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is like nothing the New York’s Catskills has ever seen before! Covered entirely by the world’s largest Texlon transparent roof, it’s 84 degrees of summer perfection – all year long. Great for family adventures and just 30 minutes from the cottage.
BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES AND A CIDERY
The craft beverage industry has taken hold of the Catskill Mountains.
Our breweries, distilleries, and cidery have become vibrant fun places to socialize & sample fresh locally made micro-beers, spirits & hard-cider.
ALL just half an hour from the cottage.
Multiple stables with riding just ten minutes from the house.
The Villa Roma Resort located just ten minutes from the cottage, where your guests can take the bus to and from Manhattan and Brooklyn.
There are a number of golf courses within a short ride from the cottage. Our area offers both 18 holes and 9 holes options for golfers.
You can fish Lake Jeff, just outside your door or, you can go to any number of lakes, streams, and rivers in the area for fly fishing or standard freshwater fishing.
ART & CULTURE
Musicals, operas, and galleries, all within a short drive from the cottage.