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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

A Sweet Retreat at Whaley Lake

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Holmes House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Fully furnished gorgeous home directly on beautiful Whaley Lake only 1-1½ hours from New York City. Two levels each with full kitchen and bath. Washer & dryer, wireless internet, plenty of parking. The units can be rented separately or together. Lower level with huge panoramic windows overlooking the lake sleeps up to 4. Upper level with fire place and 3 sleeping areas, sleeps 6 comfortably. Fully equipped for a large gathering of 10 or a romantic getaway for 2.

Large private patio right on the lake featuring a gas grill for BBQ, a fire pit near the water, a large dock and use of 2 kayaks and a rowboat.

Perfect spot for relaxation or great water fun, fishing, swimming or simply enjoying nature, sitting by the fire in the evening near the lake.

Phenomenal value!

Either unit or the whole house is available for short term rental! We are very flexible and have special rates for weekends, weekdays as well as weekly rentals. Special 'last minute' rates also available.

Contact us now: 917-838-5888

Keywords: Vacation House

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful Anniversary Celebration - 27 years! The lake is so beautiful. We enjoyed rowing and kayaking. Thank you for sharing this little bit of heaven with us. We look forward to coming back with family and friends. See you again soon!
Jul 2010
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based on 6 traveler reviews

A Sweet Retreat at Whaley Lake
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews
Queens, NY

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I wanted to get away from the city life. As I search I found Whaley lake in where the owner calls it Lake Bliss. (Love the name)

When we arrived we toured the home and around. We got the top unit in where there is 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen and livingroom. Downstairs there is another unit with 1 bedroom kitchen and livingroom. And also a laundry room. We loved how the home was put together. Very spacious. My family and I knew that we were going to enjoy and have a relaxed time together. We got to do everything. From fishing, swimming, kayaking, boating, grilling, bonfire, and just about everything. It was one of the best getaway we had. The last night we were there a couple came for the bottom unit. They were very friendly. We got to talk, fish together, and grill together. It was a nice time. The owner was also very welcoming and very nice. MR. Robert was always quick to answer questions. Thank you so much Mr. Robert and family for your home. We cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Great Labor Day stay

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a FANTASTIC stay at "Lake Bliss" this Labor Day weekend. Truly gorgeous lake views set in chill, friendly neighborhood. The fire pit was great for s'mores. More than enough room for 10 of us between the two levels (and the split level design was nice when some people wanted to do their own thing). We had some great barbecues on the grill as well. The homehowner is very helpful and accommodating and made every effort to ensure we were well taken care of. Would visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blissful and Fun Weekend @ Lake Bliss

  • 4 of 5

My husband, myself & friends were looking for a relaxing weekend by the lake to take a break from the hustle & bustle of the city. We had a wonderful, fun and comfortable weekend despite Saturday's rainy weather. The owner, Robert was more than accommodating and welcomed us into his charming lake house home. We stayed on the top floor unit and shared the grounds and outdoor/lake equipment with the small group of guests staying in the bottom floor unit. We had more than enough space to share and never felt crowded or uncomfortable. We made good use of the outdoor space and enjoyed sitting outside when using the bbq and sitting by the bonfire pit. Robert made sure we were made aware of the local and neighborhood attractions, and we even ventured out to a nearby hiking trail just a short drive away. Thanks again Robert for a great stay, for nipping the bathroom issue in the bud asap, and for allowing us to make up for lost time on Sunday due to Sat's rainy weather. We highly recommend your lake house home and have a new appreciation for Whaley Lake & the Holmes, NY area!!! Hope to return back one day soon! Best, Elena, John & Friends

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay!

Communication with the owner was so easy and he was always available to help before, during and after our stay at the home. There was a very helpful guidebook in the home that described all the grocery stores, restaurants, things to do, tips, etc. The house was very clean and was more than we expected- the pictures do not do the home or lake justice. My friends and I had a great time, despite the rainy weekend- in fact, the house so was wonderful we weren't even bothered that it was raining all weekend. We just stayed indoors playing games. There was plenty of room for all of us and our 2 dogs, which was a huge plus.

Finally, on the last day, the weather was beautiful and the owner let us stay a little later than planned so that we could enjoy the sun and the lake. The row boats, as well as the BBQ and dining area outside, were a great addition.

On our way back to New York (which was also a very easy commute) we were already planning our next trip back to the house. We can't wait!

Thank you again, so much for such a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! We love it when people appreciate the place as we do. And thanks for the referral, your friends just called and booked as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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los angeles, california, usa

lake bliss

  • 5 of 5


I wanted to thank you again for a great stay. We all had such a wonderful

time at your home. It was relaxing and re-energizing. The lake was warm for swimming and the kids had a blast in the kayaks. Our friends and extended family loved the outdoor patio for BBQing and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Truly a perfect place.

Hope to come again

All the best


  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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west islip

Whaley Lake Rental

  • 1 of 5

My brother-in-law rented this house for two nights this past weekend. It was not at all what was written on the website. The website said it was a 3bdr 2bth house w 2 full kitchens and living area and parking for 2 cars. First, there was parking for 1car, there were only 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. It was a 2 family house with the top house being rented to us which was 2bdr 1 bth and the downstairs was occupied by a tenant we were told about upon arrival. The house was dirty, the yard was disgusting. I stepped in dogpoop in the backyard. There was a garbage pail full of rainwater and dogpoop that fell over and proceeded to pour down the hill and stink up the patio. We bought steaks for dinner only to find that when we went to bbq them the barbeque DID NOT work!! The firepit was full of half burned wood and rainwater. Overall I would never recommend this house to anyone.. My kids and I were very disappointed and only stayed one night instead of the two that we had paid for..

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Holmes House Rental Rates


  • From $800/wknd - $2200/wk- $4000/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Summer prices: AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST depending on needs and number in party
  • Off Peak /Mid Peak rates: upon request
Available arrival
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Holmes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) day bed which converts to 2 twins in lower unit, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen-size sleeper sofa in addition to three queen-size beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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