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Romantic Retreat Overlooking Lake

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Surrounded by trees, lake and nature, all comforts and amenities are extended to visitors here. This is a private and safe setting. Heated and air-conditioned, there is a fireplace in the living room and bedroom. A large oval deck leads from the living room and looks out onto the water as does the bedroom's balcony. A row boat sits at the water's edge. This three level house has an all wood interior with wide pine plank floors throughout and vaulted ceilings. A sleeping loft acts as a second bedroom with window and skylight. The bathroom's sloped ceiling also includes a skylight over a claw-footed tub sunk in Mexican paving tiles. Original art and objects along with some turn of the century antiques add to the warmth and charm of this very original and unique home on the lake. Internet access and HD TV available. Beautiful in all seasons.

Through renting my house and having been introduced to the beauty of this lake and the many things it has to offer, there are now several additional property owners with homes of their own in Sleepy Hollow Lake.

While definitely away in the country, every convenience is nearby. It's a lovely, still fairly secret and uncomercial spot, nestled in the foothills of the Catskills.

More Details

Owner
Donna Monroe
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

Amenities

Athens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Claw footed tub sunk in Mexican paving tiles, w/skylight over tub. Shower over tub. Wood floor
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Sleeping loft - 9 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
    Pullout - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room - Queen
  • 1 room with one full size bed, loft with one single futon, lr with one queen 1 loft sleeping area.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Air Conditioning. 1 full, 1 twin, 1 queen sleeper sofa. Pool (3 minutes away); boat; beach. Dish wall mounted HDTV included, Internet access,Wi-fi,DVD

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Romantic Retreat Overlooking Lake
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews
5

Perfect, just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over memorial weekend to get a break from the busy area we live in. The cabin was true to the pictures. I do not think any of the pictures capture the beauty well enough. To wake up to the view of the lake and the wilderness was nice. Lots of little wildlife like birds around. The cabin was a good size for the three of us. We loved the loft and high ceilings. We are also happy the cabin had a soft romantic look and feel with some antiques. It was simple and it was romantic. The location is great. There were tons of local stores to look for strange and vintage stuff about 20 minutes away. we liked the bar on the water near by. They have a live band playing most nights. Local beer is in town. We got to go hiking. I wish we were able to stay longer. Great hot water. Loved the sunken in tub and the Spanish tile around it. The bed is soft. The sliding glass doors are huge with screens to let air in and keep bugs out. We had a peaceful relaxing time. Just what we needed as a family. We are happy we found this place.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sofia, Your review..... A lovely present for my birthday. Do come back and savor the finer things and local little creatures. It was great having you.
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5

An excellent short trip from NYC on a wonderful Lake.

  • 5 of 5

I will start by saying Donna was incredible at informing me of everything I needed to know as well as great spots to wine and dine in the surrounding areas. The cabin was beautiful, rustic and charming with the important modernization as well. Comfortable and quiet was the cabin throughout the day and night. We cooked dinner a few nights and spent another few nights exploring local restaurants in both Catskills and Hudson. It was the perfect distance from North New Jersey giving it the home away from home feel without having a difficult drive to and from. Thank you again Donna for the lovely and memorable experience both my fiancé and I had.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, I'm going to assume that she said "yes." Best wishes for a wonderful life going forward together.
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New York, New York
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Donna's home. The cabin sits right on Sleepy Hollow Lake with fantastic views from the large windows. Spending time outside on the porch watching the sunset is a real treat.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Donna's place. The energy felt great, and we felt right at home. Donna was always available to answer our questions. Thank you Donna

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great weekend getaway from Manhattan

  • 4 of 5

Tastefully decorated, cozy little house. We stayed there for a weekend in December and loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn
5

Romance and Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Donna's place is perfect for a romantic getaway! The sunken bathtub is incredible! The fireplace that can be seen and felt in the living room as well as the bedroom was wonderful! The views of the lake are beautiful from the cozy couch inside as well as the sweet deck. It was too windy to use the row boat but looking forward to another stay and perhaps a second chance at a row! Donna was very easy to communicate with and responded swiftly to my inquiries. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
within minutes on the Hudson River
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Hudson-Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Minutes Away- hiking, horseback riding, beautiful river park for picnics, two riverfront restaurants with outside dining on the Hudson, drive-in and movie theaters, Hudson's many antique stores, historic houses (Thomas Cook House and Frederick Church's Olana offer tours daily)

Of special interest to children are the Howe Caverns - though these are more than minutes away. Albany, within 1/2 hour, offers theatre as does Stockbridge & Great Barrington; festivals abound throughout the summer - brochures in house.

30 minutes from 2 Major Ski Resort Areas, Hunter and Windham.

Other Activities: Basketball court, row-boating

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Rates & Availability

Athens House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300

There is an extra charge of $50 a night per person if more than 3 adults. Christmas week including New Year's Eve - the
nightly rate is $300.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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