CHARMING LAKEFRONT COTTAGE, HOT TUB, BOATING, FISHING, PET FRIENDLY

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Jeff & Kathy Wildrick

Speaks spanish, english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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CHARMING LAKEFRONT COTTAGE, HOT TUB, BOATING, FISHING, PET FRIENDLY

Lake Shawnee Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 5 adults comfortably, 7 people max

OUR PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR SHORT-TERM RENTALS. OUR NEIGHBORS' HOUSE BURNED DOWN IN DECEMBER 2013, AND THEY ARE RENTING OUR COTTAGE UNTIL THEIR HOUSE IS REBUILT. PLEASE CHECK WITH US AGAIN IN FALL 2014 OR IN 2015 FOR A WONDERFUL LAKE VACATION. KEEP READING FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS: This cozy cottage features a living room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and glass doors that open to a screened porch overlooking beautiful Lake Shawnee. There is a bathroom with tub/shower, a small bedroom with a full-sized bed, and a bedroom with bunk beds and cot. Downstairs is a fully-equipped kitchen and dining room. Glass doors open to a brick patio with lake view. HotSpring 'Jetsetter' Hot Tub! There is a Weber gas grill, and assortment of lawn chairs and recreational equipment. Stairs lead to a dock with a rowboat, paddleboat, and kayak. Lake Shawnee is a private lake with good fishing. No gas motors. Swimming is permitted off the dock, but guests may prefer the lake’s two sand beaches - tags provided. Winter brings ice-fishing and skating. Downhill skiing 40 minutes away. Nearby enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, movies, and outlet shopping. No smoking. The house has a washer and dryer and is stocked with bath and beach towels, bedding and basic needs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:: Are pets allowed?

Yes, well behaved pets are welcome. There is an extra fee of $50 per stay when you bring your pet.

Can I water ski at your lake?

No, we're sorry, but there are no gasoline motors allowed on Lake Shawnee - only boats powered by wind, paddle, or electric motor. We provide a row boat, kayak, and paddle boat for you to enjoy during your stay.

How's the fishing?

Lake Shawnee is stocked with Large-mouth Bass, and has an abundant population of Yellow Perch, Pickerel, Northern Pike, Sun Fish, Catfish, and Crappies. It's a shallow lake, so don't bring your deep diving lures. You can fish right off the dock, or head out in the boat to find your own special spot. The fish are there. The rest is up to you. A NewJersey fishing license is required.

How's the swimming?

We swim off our dock, but the bottom can be yucky. Most guests prefer the lake's two sand beaches, which also have lifeguards in the summer.

How big is the hot tub?

It's a three person 'HotSpring Jetsetter' with 'moto-massage!' The perfect way to unwind after a fun-filled day.

Are there any restaurants nearby?

Lake Shawnee feels remote, but it's less than ten miles to a large mall and shopping area where you can find many popular restaurants. We especially like the 'Jefferson Diner,' which is only about two miles from the house for an authentic 'Jersey Diner' experience. The 'Jefferson Dairy' is pretty good too - if you like ice cream!

Do you provide linens?

We provide sheets and towels for your use, but many of our weekend guests prefer to bring their own so that they can aviod doing laundry during their precious getaway.

Is there air conditioning?

NEW THIS SEASON - The upstairs living area now has air conditioning, but most people rarely use it except on the hottest of days. There is a lot of shade on the property, and usually a cooling breeze across the lake.

Is there a TV?

Nope! But we have a CD player, some great board games, and a selection of books to help you unplug and enjoy a relaxing time without the distraction of a television. Many guests bring a laptop or DVD player to watch movies on a rainy day.

How about WiFi?

Sorry, no WiFi either. Cell phone reception is great, but if you really need to log on, there is free WiFi at McDonald's, only about 1 1/2 miles away. (This McDonald's plays classical music and has comfortable seating too. Amazing! A great place to sip a latte while catching up on your email.)

Have any more pictures?

To see a 360 degree view from our side yard, go to http://bit.ly/oNdVPG

To see a 360 degree view from our dock, go to http://bit.ly/oeCWRn

Still wondering if our lake house is right for your special getaway? Just read the comments written by our recent guests. Their positive reviews say it all!

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome

Jeff & Kathy Wildrick

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks spanish, english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

51 Reviews Write a Review
Charming lakefront cottage, hot tub, boating, fishing, pet friendly
average rating of 4.7843137 based on 51 reviews
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Lake Shawnee Skylands
Scotch Plains, NJ
5

Beautiful place for a quite family vacation.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
My family and I spend the whole week on the lake and had a great time using the kayak, paddle wheel boat. Even our dog (german sheapard) was relaxed and ate all his food twice a day (he is not very hungry dog). The house is very comfortable. It has a hot tub and screened-in porch which I enjoyed. We fed swans and ducks. My older kids (18 and 15) kayak every day, while my little one (3 years old) like to be on paddle wheel boat.
It was a wonderfull time.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're so happy that your family (including your dog!) had such a great time at the lake! Thanks for the nice comments.
Helpful votes: 4/5
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Charming lakefront cottage, hot tub, boating, fishing, pet friendly
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Lake Shawnee Skylands
4

Cute little get away!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The cute house was so quiet and peaceful and just the right size for us. We cooked, hot tubbed, played in the lake with our dogs and just relaxed for the Labor Day weekend. We loved it and recommend it for a family of 2 or 3 or family of 2 with a furry friend. Thank you!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Lake Shawnee Skylands
New York
4

The lake house was a great retreat.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The lake house was everything we wanted for a relaxing retreat from the city. We spent most of the time enjoying the lake with a glass of wine in hand. The hot tub was a bonus and it was nice of the owners to think of guests and install a privacy curtain.
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Charming lakefront cottage, hot tub, boating, fishing, pet friendly
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Lake Shawnee Skylands
Parlin, NJ
5

WOW...we are ready to comeback! Great place.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Wow!!! This home was far more than what we expected. Very comfortable, great place very well equipped with fantastic views of the lake. It's obvious that the owners have put time, energy and love to make this house a very peaceful and charming getaway.

The kitchen has everything you will need and more, although I brought my own spices I saw lots of goodies in the pantry. Lots of beach towels and everything you will need for a comfortable stayed. The house is extremely clean and the appliances through-out work well.

We fished a lot but don’t worry we released them, all from the dock as a matter of fact we saw boats fishing right by our dock. Had a fun time going around the lake on the paddle boat and we loved using the hot tub. The week went so fast that we are ready for more.

I am glad we did not have TV or internet, it really helped me relax and enjoy my surroundings. We did bring a laptop with DVD and used them only one day because it rained a lot. You can also use the free Wi-fi at the Jefferson Diner, there is no problem using your cell phone.

Thanks Jeff and Kathy for allowing us to share your home, we can’t wait to comeback.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Lake Shawnee Skylands
Montville, New Jersey
5

"A Little Spot of Paradise"

"A Little Spot of Paradise"
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
A little spot of Paradise for us was the Wildrick cabin on Lake Shawnee. Don't let size fool you....It has EVERYTHING!!! --From the hot tub to the BBQ grill & patio to the triple glass doors to the screened in porch with "swing seat," fireplace, really cool/neat downstairs kitchen with double glass doors, always a view of the expanse of the Lake!!! The the three boats & the fishing!!! To say the fishing was really good is a "relative statement." Facts: one day fishing, 7AM -11AM, 10 fish, including 2 bass 13" & 17", & 8 pickerel, 14"-17" & mostly 15-16-17", no small catches!!! That was the best part of Paradise for me!!!
Owner's Response: I wish we could guarantee the good fishing, but if you ever want to post some tips, we will be sure to share them with all of our guests! Glad you had a great time.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Newark
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mountain Creek
Car: necessary

Surrounded by rolling hills and nestled in a secluded residential community, but all the great shopping and dining of upscale northern New Jersey is just around the corner. Lake Shawnee is located on NJ Route 15, four miles north of I-80, just northeast of Lake Hopatcong. The Mahlon Dickerson state park is nearby for hiking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. 60 minutes from New York City. Mountain Creek ski area is 40 minutes away. Close to everything and miles from nowhere! A perfect hide-away for a couple, a small group of friends, or a small family.

NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS THROUGH JUNE 2012.

Other Activities: Ice fishing

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Availability & Rates

Lake Shawnee Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 2014 - May 26 2014
$800
Flat fee
4 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$275
$1,650
$6,000
2 nights
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$800
Flat fee
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$175
$1,050
$3,750
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We have a firm "first paid, first booked" policy. No reservation is confirmed until the initial deposit is paid.
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Amenities

Lake Shawnee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Full size sofa-bed in living room; single-sized sofa bed downstairs; cot also available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Boat ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
Washer and electric dryer. Linens available, or bring your own to avoid washing at the end of your stay. Boats and dock are in the water from early-May to mid-October. Paddle boat, row boat, and 1-person kayak.
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