ENCHANTING CATSKILLS MOUNTAIN LAKE HOUSE

Carroll Chisholm

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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ENCHANTING CATSKILLS MOUNTAIN LAKE HOUSE

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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 futon bed, skylights, sleep sofa and balcony. One bedroom is downstairs with a queensize bed and you awaken looking at the lake. The living room has cathedral ceilings, glass exposures to the lakeside with a fully furnished kitchen. Wood-burning stove, in addition to the oil furnace, 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' (10 minutes) in tiny Ellenville, you'll find grocery stores and a couple of restaurants - an excellent one where reservations are recommended. There are also pizza, deli and diners available.

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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
House looks great. The new paint makes it sparkle. Thanks for all.
Nov 2009
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Carroll Chisholm

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My husband and I are originally from the South and having grown up on water, we wanted a property with water !

It's such fun to watch for the various wildlife - ducks, geese, herons, turtles, frogs, deer, raccoons, skunks... Each season brings Bliss ! The Spring is a miracle of growth after the ravages 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 !

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Enchanting Catskills Mountain Lake House
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
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Enchanting Catskills Mountain Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90948vb
(917) 817-6364 (New York, USA)
Ellenville Catskills
4

Relaxing BUT . . .

  • 4 of 5
As previous reviews have noted, the photos accurately reflect the property and the immediate sense of "home" that the surroundings evoke. Peaceful and amazing views, eclectic furnishings, large flat screen TV and stereo system, speedy WIFI, enough fans to negate the need for A/C, adequate cooking utensils and everything to make you feel at home including spices and condiments. What has been lacking in previous reviews is the conditions of the beds. Sadly the mattresses and pillows are well past worn and should be considered by those looking for a good night's rest.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the feedback and are so chagrined to learn of this experience. During August we will be too busy, but in September we will replace mattress and add pillow choices ... actually I can add pillows now. Again, thank you for the information !
business
Enchanting Catskills Mountain Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90948vb
(917) 817-6364 (New York, USA)
Ellenville Catskills
Richmond Hill, NY
5

Definitely Enchanting...and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
What a great little lake house! Everything in the description is accurate, although the photos really can't convey how airy and spacious the living area is, but trust me, it is! Our hosts were friendly and helpful but not at all intrusive. We had no problems using the stove or the outdoor grill or anything. The kitchen and bathroom were immaculate and the pantry was even decently stocked with condiments and things like tupperware containers and olive oil! Everyone slept comfortably on all of the beds, and the cathedral ceilings and ceiling fans really helped to keep the house cool (we didn't need to have the owners install an A/C in any of the windows, which they offered to do if it got too hot).

The house sits on a lovely expanse of property, and it was great to just sit lakeside and watch the clouds go by. We would love to come back here for another long weekend!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Enchanting Catskills Mountain Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90948vb
(917) 817-6364 (New York, USA)
Ellenville Catskills
5

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5
This place was absolutely perfect! We arrived on Friday afternoon for a weekend getaway to enjoy some peace and quiet away from city life. The house is on a nice quiet street and was easy to find. When we arrived, the home was clean and inviting. The house has everything you need...plenty of towels, bedding, cooking utensils, spices, etc. There is a nice TV with DVD player, and wi-fi. Everything you need to relax and enjoy the scenery.

The house is right on a lake, with great views from all rooms. The multitude of windows really brings in a lot of light and makes the place feel like you are right outside. There was about 2 feet of snow on the ground this weekend, and the lake was frozen over completely. We walked out across the lake and explored the wooded area on the other side. It was a perfect winter wonderland. The woodstove in the house is great and kept us warm and cozy. The owners provided all the firewood we needed. We never met the owner, and it felt very private. However, the owner was just an email away when we had questions.

Highly recommended and we will be back in the summer.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Enchanting Catskills Mountain Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90948vb
(917) 817-6364 (New York, USA)
Ellenville Catskills
5

Serenity and Peace (and a Winter Wonderland)

  • 5 of 5
As background, my wife and I wanted to find a nice place to escape New York City, so we were looking for a peaceful and serene property to rest for a couple days. Upon arriving to Carroll and John's home, the word "enchanting" immediately came to mind, validating its use as a description in the property's title. The house was impeccably clean and appeared just as described and shown in the photos. Carroll and John were incredibly easy to work with and more than accommodating. The house is in a quiet area and you rarely even know anyone is around. Overall, it was a wonderful stay and I look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Enchanting Catskills Mountain Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90948vb
(917) 817-6364 (New York, USA)
Ellenville Catskills
Asbury,NJ
5

Very quiet and serene

  • 5 of 5
WE loved our time at the lake house. The place was neat as a pin and as cute to boot. A cat walk(person sized) looked out over the living space and afforded extra high view of the lake. The canoe was fun and the lake just the right size. The wood stove kept us warm. I like how all the wood was on the summer porch. Anything one might need was available.
The upstairs BR was huge, with space for another couple or a bunch of kids. Linens, washer/dryer/wood/basic food items was a great touch.
Carroll was very sweet and only came over to welcome us. Privacy is not an issue here. Ellenville is pretty empty but we did find Aroma Thyme, an excellent, green restaurant that anyone would enjoy. Slide Mountain, Mohonk, Poughkeepsie and New Paltz were fun to visit and hike. Even our little Chihuahua had prior permission to visit.
A relaxing time that went by too quickly. Thanks Carroll!
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Enchanting Catskills Mountain Lake House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p90948vb
(917) 817-6364 (New York, USA)
Ellenville Catskills
Brooklyn, NY
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
We had a beautiful, peaceful, and romantic weekend at this property. The house was spotlessly clean and perfectly cozy. We were able to cook large meals using the well-stocked kitchen area, and spent time out in the lake with our dog, who loved flying across the property and chasing the geese. We used both the canoe and kayak while there, and both were in great condition. It was a short drive to town for groceries and fishing gear, and about thirty minutes to a gorgeous hike in Sam's Point Preserve. The owner was extremely communicative, helpful, and kind.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Stewart/Newburgh Airport,(NYCarea airports100mi)
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Middletown,NY or Kingston,NY
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
17 (NYSfreeway 40mi)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Car: necessary

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

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Availability & Rates

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Ellenville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak - Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$994
$4,080
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$952
$3,900
 

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ellenville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Free Local Calls
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , this is the downstairs bedroom with bay window toward lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs bedroom with windows toward woods & lake
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queensize futon sofa
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • paragliding
Notes:
Hair Dryer
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