UNIQUE LAKE OSCAWANA LAKEFRONT HOUSE

Julia & Douglas Young

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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UNIQUE LAKE OSCAWANA LAKEFRONT HOUSE

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

LAKE OSCAWANA LAKEFRONT, JUST ONE HOUR FROM NYC!

Lake Oscawana surrounds three sides of the Rock on which the House stands. The lake is a 2.5 mile long stream- and spring-fed freshwater lake hidden in the Hudson Highlands. The unique siting gives privacy, perfect lake views and immediate lakeshore access.

Originally built in the Twenties as a summer cabin, eighty years on, we completely restored the house to maintain its original simple camp feeling but with modern amenities. Guided by our architect and a local contractor, a hand-picked team installed modern plumbing, central heating, central air conditioning and a custom kitchen. Three bedrooms offer a king-size and two queen-size beds, the master bedroom opens directly onto the full-length screened porch. From the parking area below, the House on the Rock may be accessed by either of the two sets of steps in the photos.

Tucked away in the hills of the Hudson Highlands, near the Fahnestock State Park section of the Applachian Trail, Lake Oscawana is quiet and secluded. Watch the sunset from the porch, then settle down to sleep in the cool, the quiet, the freshness of the lake air that are a spa treatment straight from nature herself.

In the morning, have coffee or breakfast in the great room or on the porch, watching the wild birds at the feeder while deciding whether to swim, canoe or row from the foot of the rock to explore the lake or to sunbathe on the raft moored below the rock. Have you seen Goose Rocks? Have you found Lost River?

When you decide to venture away from the lake, you will find that it lies un-noticed at the center of an enormous variety of activities, including antiquing, art shows, art museums, concerts, historic houses, State Parks, summer theatre, West Point, - all this and New York City is still just an hour away. A few examples are: the Applachian trail, Boscobel Restoration, Caramoor, Cold Spring, and DIA Beacon.

Finally, numerous major retailers, supermarkets and Jefferson Valley Mall are only 15 minutes away (and yet a world away), ensuring that gathering necessities is a simple affair.

Keywords: Bungalow, Cabin, Cottage, Hideaway, Retreat,

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed

Julia & Douglas Young

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Because its location is at once so close to everything but so hidden away that we can be as active or as relaxed as the moment takes us at any time.

One reason for Lake Oscawana's quiet and seclusion is that no through road passes it and the nearest roads only give occasional glimpses.

Our family built The House on the Rock in the late 1920's as a summer cabin and we've loved it ever since. With the new millennium, we wanted modern amenities but dreaded losing the feel of the great Adirondack camps. A series of happy chances led us to an architect whose personal passion was restorations, and a local contractor with a hand-picked crew. The whole team, we felt, fell under the spell of the lake, the site and the house. Together, they transformed the House on the Rock, keeping the 'feel' with stained woods, custom cherry cabinets and craftsmanship but giving it the ease and comfort of central heating and air-conditioning, a modern kitchen and bathrooms.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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5
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Unique Lake Oscawana Lakefront House
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Unique Lake Oscawana Lakefront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344818vb
914-588-2846
Lake Oscawana Hudson Valley
Star Prairie, WI, USA
5

A MASSAGE FOR THE SOUL

  • 5 of 5
I can't begin to say enough about our experience at the House On The Rock. We arrived exhausted from a 1,800 mile drive and felt immediately uplifted and refreshed by the scenery, the landscaping, and the home itself. The owners' warmth and obvious desire to share the delights of the area with their guests made us feel like family being welcomed home. We had a busy (some would say hectic) schedule of events surrounding a graduation. If we had not had this beautiful place as a home base I'm quite sure that I would have felt cheated of a vacation. But the peace and rustic beauty of the house more than made up for any rushing around that we had to do. There were six of us staying in the house but each one of us had our own spot to sip coffee and prepare for the day: at the dining table, on one and the other end of the long porch overlooking the lake, perched on the formidable rock on which the house is built, on the boat dock, sharing the patio with a more than friendly mallard. The sun-drenched master bedroom/bathroom are so stunning that my normally self-sacrificing elderly mother and father immediately claimed it for themselves. They thoroughly enjoyed the panoramic view :-) The Great Room kitchen/dining/living area easily accommodated the number of guests we had for the graduation party even though the cool weather kept us from spilling out onto the porch that runs the entire length of the house. When we had the time to canoe or kayak on the lake we were delighted by the waves and words of welcome we received from other boaters and those enjoying their own bit of shoreline. And, even though you feel like you are far from civilization, provisions for all you need are close by. The kitchen is well equipped, beautiful, and thoughtfully open in design so those cooking don't feel left out of the action. Save one night to order scrumptious pizza from the local deli though. I don't know what more we could have asked for except another week free of any other obligations with nothing more to do besides enjoy the house and the lake. Can we give Doug/Judy and the House On The Rock more than 5 Stars? I would if I could!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Lake Oscawana Lakefront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344818vb
914-588-2846
Lake Oscawana Hudson Valley
5

A GEM OF A RETREAT ON A LAKE IN THE MAGNIFICENT HUDSON VALLEY

  • 5 of 5
Our first impression on entering the House on the Rock was the warmth we felt from the color of wood through out the interior from the furnishings, the wide pine wood floors, walls, ceiling and the attention to the hand crafted details though out this remarkable many million dollar getaway retreat. We felt an overwhelming feeling of relaxation from the monument we arrived until our day of departure. I'll always remember sitting in the large enclosed windowed porch watching wildlife from high over this beautiful lake and each evening waiting for a magnificent sunset over the rolling hills in the distance. We enjoyed waking on the secluded wooded lanes around the lake in this exclusive location and meeting very friendly neighbors who have been part of this area for decades. The owners are extremely pleasant and have also been here for decades. We could imagine spending the rest of our time at this place. Our family recently traveled to Hawaii on a sixteen hour flight and arrived exhausted. The drive from New York to the Hudson Valley left us refreshed without the hassle of flying. There is as much beauty to experience and explore as anywhere we have been before and it's just an hour away from New York. We look forward to our return next year.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hawaii is sixteen hours from NYC, Lake Oscawana just an hour or so every day and all weekend. people have even told us it beats the Hamptons!
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Unique Lake Oscawana Lakefront House
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914-588-2846
Lake Oscawana Hudson Valley
5

A LIFELONG DREAM COMES TRUE

  • 5 of 5
Our week at "The House on the Rock' was everything we had hoped for. I have always wanted to be "that person who lives in that cabin on the rock" and now I can say that at least for a week, I was. The home is better than the pictures with all the conveniences of ones own home and more, The privacy of being above it all overlooking the lake can not be overstated. The surrounding area is lovely with plenty of local sites to explore and tour during the day and still spend a lovely evening cooking dinner with friends in a bounteously equipped kitchen. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with. The single drawback was the early am aquatic plant harvester machine that we nicknamed "the lake raker" whose paddle wheel turbine action started every morning at 6. In addition any renter MUST BE ABLE TO CLIMB STAIRS. This was not an issue for any of us but anyone renting should be able to climb up to the house Absolutely I would recommend Doug and Judy's home to anyone looking for a most relaxing and private getaway. Thanks again it was a great pleasure.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We thanked our guests for their comments. We've added the photos of the steps which had reassured a previous renter recovering from surgery who was anxious about steps. The weed harvester (which our guests nick-named 'lake raker') is operated by the town's DPW on an irregular and intermittent schedule. Their work day never starts before 8:00 am.
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Unique Lake Oscawana Lakefront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344818vb
914-588-2846
Lake Oscawana Hudson Valley
MN
5

LOVED THE SETTING, THE CABIN AND THE OWNERS! PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP THROUGHOUT!!

  • 5 of 5
We so appreciated our stay at your House on the Rock. What a beautiful, amazing spot.
We were enchanted by the pictures of the cabin, it’s setting on the rock and the way you described the House on the Rock. It was exactly as billed. The photos and description are accurate. The space in the cabin is amazingly well used. It was spotless, clean and well maintained.
The owners, Doug and Judy, were excellent to work with.
We rented for West Point Graduation week and for us it worked out very well.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We found objectively describing our house and its unique setting a real challenge - it was so nice to read that our guests found the description was 'accurate' and the house 'exactly as billed'.
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Unique Lake Oscawana Lakefront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344818vb
914-588-2846
Lake Oscawana Hudson Valley
NYC
5

EVERY YEAR WE FIND OURSELVES RETURNING!!!

  • 5 of 5
Breathtaking, spotless presentation, a real escape. Seriously a one of a kind location. Owners are the sweetest couple who ever lived. convenient and clean facilities, up-to-date appliances, great views, waking up to a rippling water sunrise from the master bedroom to the sound of birds, and even frogs pulled us out of our city funk. AMAZING feels like your in the back woods of Maine in a 40 min drive from upper east side.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Lake Oscawana Lakefront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p344818vb
914-588-2846
Lake Oscawana Hudson Valley
Charlotte, NC
5

SUMMER OR WINTER RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Cozy in winter; bright, airy in summer. Lake views are always spectacular but sunsets are fantastic. Peaceful getaway, yet close to NYC, West Point, Garrison and other vacation activities. Have also stayed in summer and lake is great for swimming, boating, etc.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lake Oscawana House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
14 night minimum stay
$2,500
$10,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
$7,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
$7,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $49

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Lake Oscawana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • synagogues
  • arboretum
  • library
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • hiking
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