CLASSIC LAKEFRONT COTTAGE NEAR CATSKILL MOUNTAINS

Eric Freitag

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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CLASSIC LAKEFRONT COTTAGE NEAR CATSKILL MOUNTAINS

Hancock Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths (clawfoot tub + double shower), sleeps 6 to 10

Fantastic location directly on the waterfront of Lake Shehawken in Rural Pennsylvania. 60 acre spring fed lake adjoining two 400 acre farms. Nothing but tranquility surrounds. Minutes from Hancock, NY.

Recently renovated four season lakefront cottage has all the amenities to make your vacation comfortable.

Gental slope to private lake for swimming, boating and fishing. Walk out the front door to hiking and biking. Near miles and miles of trails through state gamelands. Minutes to the West Branch Delaware River for world class fly fishing, or drive a little further south to the Main Stem Delaware River for rafting and canoeing.

House has recently renovated kitchen, and two renovated bathrooms (1 double shower, 1 clawfoot bathtub) and rental comes with clean white linens and towels. House has three bedrooms that sleeps up to 6 adults plus 4 children (full bed in each of three bedrooms, plus bunk beds in two of the larger rooms).

Lake Shehawken is a spring fed lake that has modest homes and cottages that have been owned by families for generations. The few renters tend to be families that come back year after year. Fantastic place to enjoy the solitude and relax.

Located in the North East corner of Wayne County, PA, just minutes from Hancock, NY (convergence of East and West Branches of Delaware River). Aproximately 3 hours door-to-door from NYC or Philadelphia.

No Smoking, No Pets, Thank You.

Keywords: lakefront, waterfront, cottage, cabin, house, catskills, fishing, skiing, boating, swimming, camp, family, rustic, authentic, farm, Hancock, Roscoe, Delaware River, Poconos,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Eric Freitag (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Eric Freitag

My wife and I are both in the creative fields. I manage the design and development of new products (ie. housewares, consumer electronics) and my wife is a practicing artist based in New York City. We have two kids who enjoy coming to the lake on weekends, holidays and summer. The lakehouse is a retreat for us all, and we couldn't live in the city without it.

Eric Freitag purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Eric Freitag chose Hancock

I'm an avid fly fisherman and have been coming to the area for many years. We spent about 2 years looking for the right house in the right location, and found this spot in the dead of winter, and immediately knew it was a gem. The broker said that if we liked it in the middle of a blizzard, we'd love it during the summer . . .

What makes this cottage unique

This part of rural PA is special, because it's like time stops out here. Renters always ask us for a list of local attractions, but we find that almost all of the people who come to the lake barely leave the comforts of the house and lakefront. Come see for yourself.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Classic Lakefront Cottage near Catskill Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Classic Lakefront Cottage near Catskill Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133496
(917) 686-6845 (New York, USA)
Hancock Delaware River Valley
Lititz, PA
5

Great Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful cottage on a great lake. My wife and I spent a long weekend here and have fallen in love with this lake and area. We were concerned about how many cottages would be on the lake and how close our neighbors would be to us. Well, the cottages are close together but it didn't seem that way. Our neighbors were very quiet and very friendly. The cottage was perfect for the two of us. It is VERY clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for cooking. The screened in patio is wonderful and we enjoyed cooking on the open grill.
The weather was beautiful while we were there, yet the lake was never busy. We enjoyed the kayaks but did not take advantage of the canoe and row boats which we would have if we had a longer stay. The fishing was fantastic. From the dock in front of the house we caught many bass, yellow perch, and sunfish. If you are looking for a place where the fishing is great... this is it.
We did a lot of driving in the evenings looking for wildlife. There is a dirt road on the other side of the lake that goes thru the mountains and valleys. The first night we were lucky to spot a black bear in the woods along that road... and we saw many deer in the open areas. Back at the cottage, we saw a bald eagle fly over the lake, and had hummingbirds feeding on plants along the lake.
Thanks to Eric for sharing this lovely cottage with us... he is very pleasant and easy to work with.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Lakefront Cottage near Catskill Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133496
(917) 686-6845 (New York, USA)
Hancock Delaware River Valley
Atlanta, GA
5

Beautiful and relaxing setting!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at the cottage on Shehawken Lake. What a very peaceful and relaxing place! Eric was wonderful to work with and called to make sure everything was taken care of. We have two high school/college age sons and we all enjoyed kayaking, fishing and just relaxing on the dock. We loved the grill on the screened in porch! A great vacation spot if you are looking for laid back, stress free family fun!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Lakefront Cottage near Catskill Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133496
(917) 686-6845 (New York, USA)
Hancock Delaware River Valley
5

Lovely Lake House

  • 5 of 5
This lakeside retreat is even more special and beautiful than the pictures can convey. The cottage is a charming blend of rustic and modern/industrial. Best of all, you can tell the owners really use & love the property. The cabinets are full of toys & games for kids, and the kitchen is better-stocked than my own at home! The view of the lake can't be beat, and the lawn & dock provide opportunities for campfires, fishing, and boating. The nearby town of Hancock boasts the must-visit "the bakery.", for sandwiches and pastries. We enjoyed crafts, card games, and meals on the screened porch.
We will definitely be back, and will recommend Eric & Jil's home to our friends!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Lakefront Cottage near Catskill Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133496
(917) 686-6845 (New York, USA)
Hancock Delaware River Valley
Asheville, NC
5

Idyllic Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from our most recent stay at Shehawken House, one of a half dozen visits over the past several years. It is a well outfitted vacation home, accurately described in the listing, on a lovely small lake. Our grandkids have fond memories of their visits and want to return. Only caveat.....bring a good light if you enjoy reading.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Classic Lakefront Cottage near Catskill Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133496
(917) 686-6845 (New York, USA)
Hancock Delaware River Valley
Philadelphia, PA
5

Nice getaway weekend from the city

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cottage last minute for Easter weekend just to get out of the city and relax. Eric was extremely helpful in getting everything done last minute. The cottage is really unique, they did a great job decorating it and putting it all together with some great touches. We did a great hike on Bouchoux Trail and checked out Jensen Ledge, well worth the uphill trek. The only downside I could see was that some of the neighbors are close, but when we were there we did not see anyone else.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Lakefront Cottage near Catskill Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p133496
(917) 686-6845 (New York, USA)
Hancock Delaware River Valley
wilkes barre Pa.
5

James

  • 5 of 5
I and my friends stayed at shehawken lake and had a great time.The cabin was everything listed and more.The fishing was great and the people were friendly. Eric was great ,all the questions I had about the cabin and the fishing was answered with no delay.I recommed this vacation spot to anyone looking for a great relaxing time.We hope to return next year if all goes well.
James
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NY Interstate 17 at Hancock, NY
Car: necessary

Property is situated within 10 minutes of prime fly fishing on the West Branch and Main Stem Delaware River, and within 15 minutes of 3 beautiful 18-hole golf courses. 30 minute drive to Elk Mountain for best skiing in PA. Rolling rural back roads to Binghamton, NY or Scranton, PA within 1 hour drive.

Other Activities: world class fly fishing on the West Branch and Main Stem Delaware River

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Availability & Rates

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Hancock Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Cleaning USD75

Notes

  • Summer: $1,500/wk or $900/wknd; Spring/Fall: $1,000/wk or $600/wknd; Winter: $750/wk or $450/wknd
  • Summer: July, August... $1,500 / week or $900 / weekend (3 nights)
    Spring: May, June or Fall: Sept, Oct... $1,000 / week or $600 / weekend (3 nights)
    Winter: Nov - April... $750 / week or $450 / weekend (3 nights)

    Holiday periods to be arranged with owners, rates may vary from those posted. All rates subject to change.
  • All stays require $100 non-refundable reservation deposit. Balance due within 30 days of visit, or upon reservation if within 30 days. $100 security deposit required for all visits, and returned within 30 days following stay. 6% Sales Tax and $75 cleaning fee apply to all visits.

Amenities

Amenities

Hancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dialup Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , restored vintage fixtures with dual-head shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , restored vintage fixtures with claw foot tub
  • Bathrooms are relatively large and have been recently renovated with restored vintage fixtures. Upstairs bathroom has large tile shower with dual-shower heads. Downstairs bathroom has tile floor and clawfoot tub. Bathrooms come equipped with soft white cotton towels and washcloths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 child bed , full bed plus bunk beds for kids
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 child bed , full bed plus bunk beds for kids
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , down feather bed, nice cotton linens
  • Bedrooms have white battenboard wainscoting and exposed beam ceilings. All 3 bedrooms have full size beds with comfortable pillow-top mattresses, down pillows, and nice cotton linens. Two larger bedrooms have bunk beds for the kids. All bedrooms have white cotton drapes with black-out shades. All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
all linens and towels provided, however, guests are asked to bring towels to be used down at lake. housekeeper can be arranged on a weekly basis to refresh linens and clean bathrooms, kitchen etc. please ask for more information.