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Beautiful & Private Lakefront Home 1 Mile from Town Amazing Panoramic lake View

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4BR/2BA/Sleeps 8, Panoramic lake view, private lakefront, Fireplace & fire pit

Welcome to Lake Jeff cottage, our private lakefront home conveniently located just two hours, N.W. of New York City, in Jeffersonville, N.Y.

Jeffersonville is a delightful little hamlet, in the Western-most part of Sullivan County, known best for it's shops, casual dining, supermarket and small town charm.

While you may feel as though you are miles away from civilization, Lake Jeff Cottage is conveniently located just one scenic mile up the creek from town.

Our four bedroom, 2 bath lakefront cottage, emphasizes style and comfort while still remaining true to it's rustic design.

It's all about the views! Panoramic views of the lake from nearly every room in the cottage, makes this very special lakefront home a wonderful lakefront destination.

The three-story lake cottage offers four bedrooms and two baths which can comfortably sleep up to eight guests. You and your guests can rest easy in our king size bed, Queen size bed, our 3, full-size beds, and two single beds.

The open kitchen/ living room enjoys some of the best lake views in the entire cottage, while providing the home chef a well equipped kitchen and all the comforts of home.

INSIDE LAKE JEFF COTTAGE:

The first floor of the cottage is truly the heart of this lakefront home. The family chef will not feel isolated for one moment with this open concept kitchen / living room area with sweeping waterfront views.

Preparing meals at the cottage is designed with you in mind. This well appointed kitchen features pecan cabinetry, stainless appliances, large farmhouse sink and granite countertops, sure to satisfy the needs of our guests. In addition, we supply pots, pans, dishes, glassware, utensils, condiments and a few spices for cooking.

First Floor:

Opposite the kitchen is the lovely living room. The living room enjoys a two sofas, chairs, large flat screen tv with cable and a wood-burning stove for those cool mountain evenings.

Behind the fireplace is a charming single bedroom with lovely antique furnishings. A single bed, desk chair and a closet adorn this cozy bedroom. There is second door with a step down, providing bathroom access from this room. This room is wonderful for the guest who appreciates their privacy.

Just beyond the kitchen lies the laundry room / pantry with lovely pecan wood pantry for your groceries, with access to our main bathroom, for your guests.

Second Floor:

The entrance to the Lake Jeff Cottage is located on the second floor and features a custom built mudroom complete with cubbies to house your sports equipment and belongings

The king and queen bedrooms and bathroom are located on the second floor just beyond the mudroom.

The Master Bedroom enjoys a King size sleigh bed, knotty pine floors, a sofa, flatscreen tv with a lovely lake view.

The second floor bathroom is located between the king and queen bedrooms. This lovely bathroom calls attention to its custom-built cherry cabinetry and spacious sit-down stall shower.

The Queen bedroom features a custom bunk bed with a single bed over a queen size bed. Flatscreen tv with cable and beautiful knotty pine floors, with lovely views of the lake.

Third Floor Bunk Room:

The third floor of the cottage houses a spacious guest room known affectionately, as the "Bunk Room". The Bunk Room with its rustic cottage charm, offers three full-size, log style beds, for guests and their families to sleep in comfort and style. With wooden beams throughout and custom built book shelves, this room is a favorite retreat for many of our guests.

Guests of Lake Jeff Cottage can take advantage of the library of books available to them in the Bunk Room, perfect for reading by the lake or if you prefer – reading in bed. A table and chairs overlook the lake in the Bunk Room so grab a book, relax and enjoy the view!

Exterior:

Lake Jeff is small 30 acre, private non-motor lake. Guests enjoy fishing, rowing, and splashing around in the lake from they private dock located on the property.

The upper portion (shallow end ) of Lake Jeff offers great wildlife observation opportunities, but the birding is exceptional! You may see the native Bald Eagles, Hawks, the Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, King Fisher, migratory water fowl including the Mallards, Wood Ducks and Geese amongst other bird species from the terrace. Enjoy and explore nature on the 2 islands located on the lake or row out and jump in the lake from the rowboat. The setting is quiet, nature-filled and simply beautiful. Bring you camera!

Grill and dine outside on the stone terrace overlooking the lake. Roast marshmallows in the evenings by the fire pit with family and friends.

Our little compound is the perfect escape from it all. A wonderful place for family and friends to gather and make memories.

More Details

Owner
Ann Freedman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Ann Freedman

My husband and I were raided in Manhattan, NYC. We've enjoyed escaping to the mountains of Sullivan County for decades. We were fortunate to have found and renovate Lake Jeff cottage which allowed us the freedom to leave the hustle and bustle of NYC and unwind in the peaceful setting of Lake Jeff cottage. Our son is in college and it's more difficult to get away these days as a family, which is why we decided to share our home with you.

Ann Freedman purchased this house in 2001

Why Ann Freedman chose Catskills

This is very special property. My husband's family have enjoyed the town of Jeffersonville for two decades. The people are friendly and the town is a quaint country town just one mile from our home. The tranquility, the lake, the bald eagles and the amazing view will warm your heart and melt your stress away as it does for us. We've enjoyed many a holiday at our cottage and have some very special family memories here. My son and nephews learned to swim, fish, ice skate & sled on Lake Jeff. We've had many a friends and family members gather at our home to swim & BBQ in summers as well as ice skate and ice fish during Winter months. We feel truly fortunate to own one of Sullivan County's hidden gems. We hope have the opportunity to experience all that Lake Jeff cottage has to offer.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this property the first time we stood in the living room and experienced the million-dollar views. While the house was in great need of renovations, the setting was absolutely perfect! After years of renovations, we were able to create an oasis for our family to enjoy for years to come. Fishing, swimming, rowing and relaxing by the fire pit can be had just steps outside the door. The beauty and serene setting affords you the opportunity to relax and unwind. During winter months the lake freezes over and the ground can be covered with 2 feet of snow. Winter activities are great fun and just outside your door. Sledding, ice fishing and even ice skating can be enjoyed from the property. There's a family-friendly skiing facility just a short drive from the cottage as well. Be sure to visit our website for additional photos and information about Lake Jeff Cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at your cottage.  We did a lot of fishing off the dock and on the row boat.  We caught a lot of good sized perch.  We found a road side farm vegetable stand nearby and enjoyed lots of fresh corn.

We also had a trip to Skinner's fall and enjoyed the tubing in the river. Even my 3 months old daughter dipped her toes in. 



We found your cottage very comfortable and well furnished. Kitchen was very tasteful and conveniently stocked with all items necessary.  We loved that you had so many lawn chairs and different level surfaces outside, so we can all choose our favorite spot to drink coffee and watch the lake. My 3 year old daughter sure loved being outside. 



Thank you again for sharing your lovely place. We all had a very comfortable and relaxing week.

and thank you so much for fixing the WIFI so quickly. 





Sincerely,



Bo Youm
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Jeffersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sit-down stall shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newer bathroom with sit-down custom stall shower and mission style cabinetry. Beautiful brand new spa-like bathroom on main floor with bath tub / shower, vanity with chocolate brown & blue color palate.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 rd Floor Bunk Room - 3 double , Log style beds w/views
    2nd Fl. Master - 1 king , Sofa & T.V. w/Views!
    2nd Floor Queen - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , views!
    1st Fl. - 1 twin/ single
  • The cottage at lake Jeff comfortably sleeps anywhere from two guests up to 8 guests in it's four bedrooms: Third floor Bunk Room: Three full size, log style bed Second floor Master bedroom: One king size bed Second floor Queen bedroom: One queen size bed and one single bed First floor bedroom: One single bed While there are enough beds to accommodate eight guests, the cottage is the perfect romantic getaway for two.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We are a family friendly Vacation rental however, due to the many steps and terraces as well as the proximity to the water, this property may not be suited toddlers or some seniors. Amenities include: *WIFI for your computer * Fresh linens for every bed * Fresh bath towels & wash cloths for each guest * Two TV's -one with DVD player * Stereo & CD player with indoor & outdoor speakers * High speed internet access with WIFI * Stove with convection option and warming drawer * Microwave *Duet high efficiency Washer & Dryer * Wood burning fireplace with firewood * Lake for swimming, fishing, rowing your boat * Row Boat, fishing rods & Lures * Two outdoor campfire pits * Large Commercial Grade Gas Grill * Large exterior picnic table with solar light umbrella * Board games, puzzles and a library of books * Local maps, brochures, magazines and event calendars * INCREDIBLE VIEWS!

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5

Beautiful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Lake Jeff Cottage for two weeks. It was absolutely beautiful and SO relaxing. We loved the house - it was so easy to settle right in. It's clean, comfortable, and decorated beautifully. Ann is an absolutely lovely person and was a phone call, text, or email away. She was available to help us with any questions or anything we needed.

My husband and I enjoyed our morning coffee on the lower terrace every day, while watching the fish jump out of the water as the eagle soared above. We all enjoyed fishing from the dock and from the row boat. We caught fish every day!

It was a huge convenience to have sheets and towels there so that we didn't have to pack them.

We loved the quaint little town - everyone is very friendly and you can pretty much find whatever you need without having to drive too far.

Activities were not too far of a drive - the kids went zip lining at Kittatiny Campgrounds and had an absolute blast! We went to the Farmer's Market in Callicoon, another pretty little town that's nearby. The boys also absolutely LOVED going to Peekamoose Blue Hole!

We look forward to going back again! Thank you to Ann and her family for sharing their beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words, Kathy. You and your family were a pleasure to have in our home. Many thanks for everything.
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Overpriced and disappointed

  • 2 of 5

We chose the house for a fishing and swimming vacation for our extended family, including 3 teenaged boys. We were disappointed- the house and lake did not appear as nice as the pictures. The lake was not swimmable - it was green and appeared dirty. The house was tired and the yard was unkempt. There was broken glass in the cracks on the patio, and we noticed a pungent odor in the water, bathrooms, and hallway drain. The pictures do not represent what we experienced. We left 2 days early. While we were there we made the best of it and did enjoy fishing nearby, and family time on the stone patio. The house was fully stocked with all the linens and kitchen and bathroom supplies which was nice. We contacted the owner who did her best to accommodate us, however we were still disappointed. The house was not worth the price. We have stayed in many rentals, both summer and winter, and this is the first time we have been so disappointed that we left early.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're terribly sorry you did not enjoy your experience in our home. It’s our firm belief that our photos give a reasonably accurate portrayal of what one can expect when renting the cottage. Oddly enough, no prior guest has inferred inaccuracy before. In fact, a recent guest review stated, "The photos of this home don't do it justice!” That said, we will scrutinize our HA listing & website then update or remove photos as needed. You may be aware that lakes, particularly small lakes, with a fish population, experience varying conditions & water clarity depending on the time of year, rainfall, temperatures etc. Lake Jeff is no different. The algae bloom shared in your email photo, is common to most lakes during summer months. On our lake, the algae may be concentrated along the shore in the morning, then dissipate as the day progresses. Entering the water from the ladder at the end of the dock, or from the boat in the middle of the lake, should have put you beyond the plants, even early in the day & should have no impact on fishing and rowing at all. As is typical during the off-peak season, we've begun the process of freshening-up the cottage. We plan on painting a few rooms & making the necessary repairs and updates as needed, thank you. The lawn is mowed weekly, but, we have removed the weeds from between the stones as mentioned in your email. In addition, we have since removed the remainder of the glass chards from between the stones as a result of the shattered patio table. I’m only sorry that we were unable to have it completed prior to your arrival. A “pungent odor” in the water is a pretty big deal! If we somehow seemed unapproachable, I apologize. We would have treated the water and remedied the problem had you made mention of it while our handyman was at the cottage addressing your other concerns. We’re terribly sorry you didn’t feel our home offered a good value for the rental fee paid. At just $60.00 per night for each of your seven guests, (Including tax) we feel our home to be a good value for a family vacation. We’ve hosted more than 900 guests at the cottage & none of those guests have ever left early nor expressed such dissatisfaction with our home. Sadly, even the nicest vacation homes cannot please 100% of it's guests. We’ll use this rare incident as a learning tool to improve our business to the benefit of future guests. Many thanks for your insight.
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Beautiful lakefront home.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home, with plenty of space for the three adults and four kids. Dogs enjoyed the peaceful deck as much as we people did. There was nothing the owner did not think of. Only down side for us was outside control of owner. The lake, which was full upon arrival appeared to lose a great deal of its capacity overnight on our second day and was not back to full until the morning we departed after heavy rain. Kids made the best of it and after purchasimg some water shoes got busy exploring. They walked over to the other side onto the small island. We took daytrips to Fort Delaware, ziplined, and visited a local farm during our stay. Deer, frogs, and a resident eagle kept us amused daily. The kids even found a small beaver den further down the lake. Smores at night ended lazy days. Very relaxing. If you need excitement, this town is not for you. There is not much night life/dining/retail. If you are content in your family's company and need an inviting home, this house on Lake Jeff is a great choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great weekend ...

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at the Lake Jeff house (even despite some not-so-perfect weather). There was more than enough room for the 8 of us. The bedrooms and kitchen were packed with all the essentials. We spent our time playing games in the living room, barbequing, enjoying the fire pit, and even got some fishing in. Ann was very responsive and great for accommodating our requests.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and lake

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this home don't do it justice! The house has a great layout with the bunk room on the top level with three double beds, two bedroom and a bathroom on the middle level, and the fourth bedroom, the living area, kitchen, another full bath (with huge tub!), and laundry on the lower level. We loved sitting around the wood burning stove's stone hearth, cooking in the well-equipped kitchen, and taking in the beautiful views of the lake. We hope to return in better weather to utilize the sitting area around the fire pit, the beautiful patios, and the water! The stone stairs leading down to the lake were well maintained and easy to navigate, but it's a long trip top to bottom, which may limit access for some guests, as the owner mentioned. For us, though, it was no problem. When we had a question, Ann responded promptly with a solution even on a Saturday morning. This place is a gem, an easy trip from NYC that feels secluded and quiet but has everything we could ever need. Hoping this will be the first of many stays for us!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a a great time. Ann was very responsive with our questions before and during our stay. The lake house is a lovely gem. I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In town
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
in town
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Vila Roma
Car: necessary

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water skiing, paddle boats, harness racing, opera, lake front, water front,

Located near Monticello, Liberty, Bethel, Roscoe, & Callicoon

Other Activities: rowing, swimming, fishing, birding,

Golf: There are 16 golf courses in Sullivan County each different then the other. While I do not have enough room to list them all, I will be happy to furnish you with information upon request.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Housekeeping $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

$100.00 pet fee Pets upon approval
5% tax additional
We cannot accommodate last-miute cancellations. In the event of a cancellation the Cottage will be relisted by Owner as available for those dates. If the Cottage re-rents for the time in question at the same rate, than renter will receive all money back. If the property fails to re-rent for the period of cancellation, renter is responsible for the entire rental fee. You may wish to consider travelers insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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