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Enchanting Catskills Mountain Lake House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This enchanting Catskill Mountain lake front house is a stones throw from the lake and 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 bed, futon sleep sofa and balcony. One bedroom is downstairs with a queensize bed and you awaken looking at the lake. The living room has cathedral ceiling, glass exposures to the lakeside. There is a fully furnished kitchen. Wood-burning stove, in addition to the heating system, 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' (15 minutes) in the small village of Ellenville, you'll find grocery stores and good restaurants. There are also pizza, deli and diners available. We are also so fortunate to have a wonderful theatre, summer stock but with some activites most of the year !

Two hours from New York City. Forty-five minutes from Kingston, New Paltz, Woodstock, Middletown, Monticello.

Keywords: Lakefront, house, rural lake community

More Details

Carroll Chisholm
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Carroll Chisholm

New York City residents who found lakeside property to replenish on weekends during our lives there. And, now, we feel so fortunate to be here full-time and live next door to the rental property.

Carroll Chisholm purchased this house in 1988

Why Carroll Chisholm chose Catskills

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

What makes this house unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

House looks great. The new paint makes it sparkle. Thanks for all.
Nov 2009
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Ellenville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 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; small children are easily accommodated in addition to the 4 adults !
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Enchanting Catskills Mountain Lake House
average rating of 4.9375 based on 59 reviews

Nice house and peaceful view

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stayed at this house. We spent two nights there with our 4 yr old son and our dog in the spring. It was the perfect little getaway for us from the city. We love looking at the water from the house in the morning, afternoon and evening. Peaceful! Took the boat out for a bit that was nice too. We hope to return in the summer to swim in the lake! One more thing, we left towels in the dryer and Carroll (the owner) mailed it back to me!! Thank you Carroll!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And, thank you !
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Cute house with a great view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our long weekend in this getaway on the lake - it was very serene.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Lake house Getaway- INCREDIBLE VIEW

  • 5 of 5

Location is peaceful and private, gorgeous view!!!

the house was very clean and cozy, very quiet and we were enjoying every minute our stay. everything was prepared, there is nothing that I can complain about it.

Would love to come back and Absolutely Recommending for all occasions and all age.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful house on quiet lake

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a nice spring weekend at this property. Everything about the house and the booking experience was pleasant. The owner, Carroll, is very accommodating and prompt at returning emails. The house and property are basically as described by the owner and previous guests. All needs are anticipated and nothing is wanting. The view of the lake from the living room and deck is very beautiful. Should you grow tired of all that beauty, they have a nice, large, very clear TV, which we enjoyed in the evening. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in the southern Catskills.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write ! You were a wonderful guest and we loved having you here.
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very relaxing and beautiful location for a getaway. Carroll did an excellent job of providing tons of information about the surrounding area, as well as providing a very nice and cozy home on the lake. We would definitely consider returning for a future stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Touch Of Serenity....Enchanting and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

First off I wanted to thank Carroll for being such a WONDERFUL down to earth person! Secondly we didn't want to leave our stay was to short.

The house was warm and inviting everything you need to enjoy yourself. We walked, fished, row boated and drank in the suns warm rays and we felt rejuvenated with in hours of arriving here.

The blue sky goes on forever and I got lost in the puffy white clouds and light breeze.

Our pup enjoyed romping around the tremendous back yard it was awesome that Carroll let us bring him he is so much apart of our family and he enjoyed himself completely.

We loved the deck over looking the beautiful lake, the Lilies looked like the Water-Lily pond at Monet's home in Giverny what a incredible site!

We grilled ate and drank till we were full then the sounds of evening birds crickets and frogs lulled us to sleep at the end of our day it was so soothing.

We found the beds and pillows to be comfy and cozy although all we needed was a sheet to sleep with it was quite warm a day or two, but there are tons of fans to cool you off during the day and it is quite cool at night very comfortable.

There's much more I could say about this piece of tranquility, as it left quite a impression on us that we will keep close and plan to visit again when we can steal some time away from our hustle and bustle world. Thank you again Carroll !

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Stewart/Newburgh Airport,(NYCarea airports100mi)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Publick House, Ellenville, NY 12428
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
shawangunk country club, ellenville, ny 12428
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Middletown,NY or Kingston,NY
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
17 (NYSfreeway 40mi)
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
ellenville, ny 12428
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Holiday Mt, 15 miles, Hunter Mt, 1 hour
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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Ellenville House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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*** From Sat, June 17, 2017 to Sat, Sept 16, 2017 a 7-night stay may be required with the changeover day being Saturday to Saturday. Prior to and after these dates, a monthly discount rate will be considered.

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