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ESCAPE TO THE LAKE. YOUR OWN LAKE. PERIOD.

John Fila

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

John Fila

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2014
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ESCAPE TO THE LAKE. YOUR OWN LAKE. PERIOD.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Kent Estate Rental Photos and Description

4 Bdrm 3 Bth Lake House with view of Appalachian Trail and Schaghticoke Mountain

Welcome to this gorgeous lakeside estate nestled in the town of Dover, NY in the foothills of the Berkshires, 15 minutes from Kent, CT. This exceptional rental includes exclusive use of the estate's private 35 acre lake.

Perched on a peninsula along the shores of Lake Weil, this stunning 4-bedroom contemporary home offers spectacular lake views from nearly every window.

Pack a lunch and paddle to White Rock, located across the lake (canoes and kayaks provided). Hike along wooded nature trails and look for wildlife. Fish for bass, perch, and sunfish (White Rock Preserve at Lake Weil is a licensed NYS fishing preserve). Challenge friends and family to a game of ping pong or pool in the barn's game room. Further afield, browse through unique shops in one of the nearby towns, or sample wines at one of the region's award-winning wineries. Or, just lounge in the sun and enjoy the serenity of this secluded paradise.

Prepare breakfast in the Spanish style galley kitchen and savor your morning coffee in the adjacent sun room. Relax with a soothing glass of wine on the second story balcony off the master bedroom suite. Enjoy self-prepared meals in the open dining room (table opens to seat 10). Kick back and watch TV (46 inch flat screen) in the spacious, sun-filled living room. Play a rousing game of chess or cards in the cozy den overlooking the lake. Wind down at the end of the day in the 2-person jacuzzi tub. Sleep soundly in one of the 4 tastefully furnished bedrooms (sleeps 11). In the morning, watch the swirling mist roll along the surface of the water.

Spring highlights include bald eagles, osprey, kingfisher, nesting red shouldered hawks, and a wide variety of migrating ducks. In the summer, look for fox, raccoon, and deer. Fall offers breathtaking views of Schaghticoke Mountain, part of the 2,180 mile long Appalachian trail. Winter provides opportunities to snuggle up near the wood stove, snowshoe along trails, or try your hand at winter track identification.

Ideal for family vacations, a group of friends looking for an escape from urban living, or special events.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
John Fila (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english

About John Fila

This is part of a family compound that dates back to the early 1900s. At that time, Joseph Weil, a teacher from New York City, began bringing students to camp in the area. This led to the development of a childrens' camp, Weil's Whispering Pines, and the creation of Lake Weil.

John Fila purchased this estate in 1910

Why John Fila chose Kent

Ideally situated 1.5 hours north of NYC, The Lake House offers a luxurious retreat in a pristine natural setting. The Hudson River Valley and Housatonic River Valley attractions are an easy, scenic drive away. You have easy access to adventurous antiquing (think Litchfield, CT), top-notch restaurants, unique shopping, rich historic sites, award-winning wineries, and much more. And after a day of exploring, wander back and relax at your own, private 65-acre estate.

What makes this estate unique

Without question this is a unique rental. Lake Weil is part of The Lake House property. You are not simply renting a beautiful home, but also reserving full and exclusive use of this spectacularly scenic lake.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p578957vb
-+ 845 392 2731
Kent Litchfield County
New York, NY, USA
5

A Beautiful Home With Tons of Activities

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful is an understatement. But there isn't an adjective that is going to do this place justice, so we'll leave it at that.

The house itself is terrific - comfortable, clean, beautiful wood floors downstairs and nice carpeting upstairs. We did most of our own cooking - some pretty intense endeavors and the kitchen has pretty much everything you will need in terms of cooking equipment. If you're coming from Manhattan, you can stop off at Stew Leonard's.

I recommend picking up some firewood as well, which you can get locally. If John does stock wood, we may have missed it. Anyway, there's a great fire pit table that overlooks the lake. That's where you're going to want to be for a couple of hours every night.

Don't overlook the barn. It has a nice pool table and a full size ping pong table. You can bring up a little radio and a bottle of wine and enjoy a few games before dinner.

The Lake is just incredible. Again, no matter what I say, it's not going to be adequate to describe how gorgeous the views can be. It rained our first day there, but then the clouds broke around 5 PM and we were treated to beautiful blue skies and the sun setting across the red and orange foliage on the mountains behind the lake, which was all perfectly reflected in the lake as clearly as a mirror. And then you get to grab a couple of kayaks and paddle out into that? I could go on and on. And the 10 of us have every time we see one another. We'll be back sometime very soon. I can't imagine there is a bad time of year to rent this property.

The owner, John, was a pleasure to deal with. I received an email crediting me with my full deposit 2.5 weeks after our departure, which is par for the course. We really could not be happier with our experience. Everyone in our party kept on asking me how I managed to find this place. You should probably just go ahead and end your search. What else are you looking for? Just writing this review makes me wish that we were heading back up there this weekend.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p578957vb
-+ 845 392 2731
Kent Litchfield County
NYC
5

Escape to the Lake House

  • 5 of 5
This was an outstanding property! The Lake, The views, The activities an all around HOME RUN. I will surely be returning to this paradise. Can't believe this place is under 90 min from NYC, you would think you were 8 hours upstate. Can't thank the owners enough for providing such a great weekend.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p578957vb
-+ 845 392 2731
Kent Litchfield County
Connecticut
5

What a fantastic place!!

  • 5 of 5
Imagine renting your own state park and having the whole thing to yourself! Now, put a well appointed home in the best spot and there you are. The pictures really don't do this place justice. Whether you're an outdoors junkie or just like to curl up in front of the big screen television and watch a movie, this place has something for everyone. We spent most of the time by the fire pit over looking the beautiful lake ("your" lake). The kids had a blast exploring, riding their bikes, fishing, and swimming. The property also has a volley ball court, horse shoe pit, and game room with pool table etc. Our party consisted of 6 adults and 4 children. There was plenty of space and the home has everything you'll ever need. It got a little warm one of the days and it was so nice to turn on the air conditioning, take a nice bath, and eat dinner in the cool air. I think one of my guests put it best when they said it's "glamping" at it's finest! I would highly recommend this place to anyone and the owner was a pleasure to deal with.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p578957vb
-+ 845 392 2731
Kent Litchfield County
Boston, MA
5

An awesome getaway

  • 5 of 5
My family came here looking for a relaxing place to get away from it all and enjoy the great outdoors, and The Lake House fit the bill to a T. The house is even better than advertised. They'd recently installed central air which was a lovely bonus and everything was well maintained and very comfortable. We loved the lake - fishing, kayaking, swimming, etc. and engaged in some very competitive games of ping-pong up in the barn. We also had the opportunity to meet John (the owner) who couldn't have been more relaxed and welcoming. I'd highly recommend The Lake House for both a family vacation or a getaway with friends. We loved it and will be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p578957vb
-+ 845 392 2731
Kent Litchfield County
Westchester County
5

Wonderful family gathering spot

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent 4 days at this beautiful and secluded country setting. (It is even nicer than the pictures) Our three children, their spouses, and our two baby grandchildren had a relaxing and fun filled mini vacation. Everything was comfortable, clean and more than adequate for the crowd we brought. We spent a great deal of time cooking for each other in the well appointed kitchen. Our favorite memory will probably be the evenings we spent sitting together outside around the fire. We would highly recommend this listing.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Escape to the lake. Your own lake. Period.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p578957vb
-+ 845 392 2731
Kent Litchfield County
NYC
5

Simply fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in the lake house was perfect from start to finish (only the wheather could have been better). We spent nearly all our stay on the property. You have everything you need for a few relaxing days: first and foremost the lake, several boats, a great lawn to play or relax, several seating areas, a hammock, picknick and barbecue area, etc. We went with 3 generations there and everybody enjoyed the stay. The house and other facilities are clean and well maintained. Nothing to complain. We will come back. Thanks Jon for making this possible!!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Westchester County
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bulls Bridge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Harlem Valley Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Metro North
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NY Route 22
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bulls Bridge
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Thunder Ridge
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Kent Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$500
From
$625
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,700
$12,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $300
Notes Events (reunions, weddings, graduations) are welcome. Prices vary depending on the number of guests and the services required. We can supply as little or as much as you'd like. For example: a wedding with 100 guests would have a $2500 venue charge and a four day weekend stay for $2,500, a total of $5,000. Venue rentals are also available with no overnight stay. Contact us for actuarl pricing.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kent Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Full Jacuzzi in this Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Small Bathroom shared by bedroom 3 and 4
  • Master Bathroom is private to the Master Suite. Secon bathroom is on the main floor adjacent to bedroom #2 and the third bathroom is shared by bedroom 3 and 4.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , On lower level adjacent to bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Shares bathroom with fourth bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Small bedroom accessible through bedroom three. Shares bath
  • Four bedrooms. Master and second have king size beds. third bedroom has a double bed and there is a single bed in the fourth.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
A truly unique experience. This one of a kind property includes our lake, lake Weil. You can find other places on a lake to be sure but no where, no where, can you find a lake to rent. At least not a real lake. This is a vacation paradise. Its close to NYC yet completely isolated in a country setting. So go ahead, search. See if you can find anything like this. But hurry, reservations are coming in quickly for this newly listed vacation property.

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