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Kevin Smith

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Lake front and views from three floors, decks & screened room. Dock & kayaks.

79 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Monticello Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Open design. All year lake views. Private acre 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Rec Room.

Our spacious, open and fully renovated lake front home is available for rent...as a weekend escape, a three-day weekend in front of the fire, for the summer season or for a long, slow week to explore (also available as an artist's retreat for longer periods)---you choose.

Nearby --covered bridges (Livingston Manor)--three-arch stone bridge (Jeffersonville), a Hydro-powered radio station (WJFF) and the trout fishing center of the East (Roscoe)...also, raft or paddle down the Delaware from Narrowsburgh NY, Skinner's Falls or Pond Eddy-twenty minutes away....

Open Chef's Country Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances

Super clean+, kid and pet friendly and full of family games and activities. House offers full wired or wireless hi-speed internet. Three TV's with cable service

Wrap-around deck overlooking a private non-motorboat lake with beach. Swimming allowed at beach for those staying longer than 30 days. House has a HUGE finished basement with a pool-table, a fancy golf putting green, dart board, foosball table, separate seating area, and bunk-beds makes this great for two families to get away together (house sleeps 2-11!)....walk around the lake, ice fish in winter, bike-ride--roast marshmallows, kayak during the rest of the year....ski just twelve minutes away, see a concert at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (ten minutes or less on Yasgur's Farm), go antique hunting or bald eagle watching nearby... tour a small organic farm nearby, even bet on the trotters and gamble at the raceway (7 miles down the road)....

Security Deposit Required. If you bring a Pet, then a Pet Security Required

Payment is to be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival in order to honor reservations

Guests pay a $150 fee for professional cleaning.

NOTE: Rentals are subject to the 5% Sullivan County Room Occupancy tax

Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice--HOLIDAY RATES APPLY

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kevin Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Reviews

4.9
based on 79 traveler reviews

Lake front and views from three floors, decks & screened room. Dock & kayaks.
average rating of 4.873418 based on 79 reviews
5

Lovely home and experience

  • 5 of 5

The house location and amenities were fantastic. We hope to be able to return soon.

The folks at Smallwoods were neighborly and friendly.

The game room was fun when it rained and taking the kayaks out was the highlight of our stay.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Bethel Lake House

  • 5 of 5

I have said more than once, "I want to go back to the Lake House!" What a wonderful tine we had! We totally lucked out with the weather and were able to enjoy walks around the lake and kayaking. The house is extremely well appointed. Not only that, it is cozy and inviting. The one thing that would be helpful is putting labels on the light switches to indicate which light they control. :)

Sitting on the deck was peaceful and serene. It was great to be able to get away to a peaceful spot that was less than 3hrs away! Kevin was extremely prompt and helpful with any questions concerning the house and attractions/restaurants and events going on in the area for the time we were there.

I look forward to my next time!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect relaxing weeekend

  • 5 of 5

House was extremely clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Beautiful view of the lake we got lucky and were able to enjoy some time walking around it. Kevin was very easy to get in contact with and answered all my questions very promptly. Would defiantly return here for another trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope you will join our growing list of returning guests. Along with our hospitality staff, Laura and I pride ourselves on providing a very clean and well equipped house for folks to enjoy. Whether it is the fresh, crisp, clean bed sheets, blankets and comforters or the brand-new. still-in-the-package soaps, sponges and paper towels that we provide, we have found that our guests notice the cleanliness and appreciate our attention to details. The views of the lake from the house and the decks are really nice and one can relax and simply watch the wildlife or occasional kayaker go by. The dark, evening skies are full of stars and are a treat for kids of all ages. For those lake walkers... the walk around is a relatively flat 2.05 miles with sightings of beavers, deer, eagles and grey herons not at all uncommon.
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5

Perfect vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation house ,very clean and maintained. Everything was as described.The owner was very responsive and reliable. Would go back for sure

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ross and his 10 friends were great to deal with. We spoke ahead of time and spoke how the house would work for his group. When there was an issue with the wifi connection Ross was very helpful in helping me resolve the issue. When we spoke that day Laura and I were happy to hear all the laughter and fun going in the background at the house. We look forward to Ross and his friend's return.
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However away from home

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic property very clean and homely. Surrounding area has much to offer and the lake is peaceful. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your first stay at the Bethel Lake House. There is much to do in the area in January and year round as you found out. The peacefulness and the quiet surrounding the lake is a favorite of ours too. Laura & I, along with our excellent housekeeper Angela, truly pride ourselves on providing a clean and comfortable stay for our guests. Thank you for choosing us.
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Perfect Friendsgiving!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at Kevin and Laura's home in Bethel, NY and our stay could not have been better! We were a group of 9 friends gathering for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration. We cooked all weekend in the beautiful, open chef's kitchen with a great view of the lake and foliage. Kevin and Laura had all the amenities we needed-- from whisks, potato mashers and butcher knives to wine glasses and carafes! Kevin and Laura were so pleasant to work with and quick to respond to any questions about the house. We are hoping to make Kevin and Laura's house part of our new Friendsgiving tradition!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are glad your group had another good time this year. The house is well set up for groups like yours with the open floor plan for hanging out and cooking and then three levels of bedrooms for privacy and comfort. Thanks for the picture of your beautiful and mouth watering table setting. Hope to have your group back in 2016. The Ethan Allen dining room table has two leaves and can comfortably seat
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Sullivan County Airpiort
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Friend’s Restaurant
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Lochmor Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Port Jervis
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dancing Cat Saloon, more trendy spots + Itallian
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mountain Lake (our lake) & Toronto Reservior
Car: necessary

The Town of Bethel was brought to the world's attention in 1969 when nearly 500,000 people gathered at Max Yasgur's Farm for 'Three Days of Peace and Music'. The Woodstock festival was held here in Bethel, 5 miles from our lake house, not in the Town of Woodstock.

In 2006, Bethel Woods opened on the original Woodstock site as a state-of-the-art performing arts venue. In early 2008, a multi-media Woodstock 'interpretive' museum opened near the old Yasgur's Farm to complement the concert space, which has hosted the New York Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis, Diane Reeves, Chris Botti, the Goo Goo Dolls, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd/Marshall Tucker Band, Bob Dylan, Richie Havens/Arlo Guthrie, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Steely Dan, the Allman Brothers, the Jonas Brothers, Heart, Journey, Cheap Trick and Brad Paisley to name a few. The continue to add top artists each summer / fall seasons. Lawn chair rentals make it affordable for all.

If you can not make the concerts it is still a great place to visit and tour the Woodstock Museum. This museum is quite the unexpected treat. Original artifacts, music, history, movie clips and much more. Group tours given on Saturdays. Easy 1 to 2 hour tour. See the actual festival site, hills and ponds.

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Rates & Availability

Monticello Chateau / Country 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 2016
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,580
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Foliage 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving thru New Years
Nov 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$220
$1,470
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

- Children under 18 are always free.
- The property availability calendar is updated recognizing your reservation when the first payment is received.
- The house is not rented to those under 25.
- Separate Pet Deposit of $400 required.
- Stopped checks and bounced checks will incur a $50 processing fee.
- The VRBO, HomeAway & Vacation Rentals sites have added a new guest service charge effective February 18, 2016. Called a Service Fee in the quote, it can range from 4-10%. This is not paid to the homeowner.
- All PayPal and Credit Card convenience fees regarding payments are paid for by the Guest. If the fees are not included in the payment then these fees are deducted from the refunded deposit. The fees are approx. 3% of the total paid.
- We strongly suggest that you pay by check as it is the most economical. Photos of checks are accepted to lock in your in your stay while we wait for the check to arrive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Monticello Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight. Has low shower headroom
    Main floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , Dresser, two chairs, TV, walk in closet, a/c, balcony
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen , Large closet, full length dresser, chair, TV, ceiling fan
    Yellow bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Two closets, dresser, two chairs, ceiling fan
    Bunk house - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Bunkhouse on lower level with rec room. Queen Pullout couch
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin/bunk Beds (5), Extra sheets, plenty of blankets and pillows. Bedrooms have night stands, drawers, and a chair. Master bedroom has air conditioning. Other bedrooms have ceiling fans. Each bedroom has separate heating control.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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