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Beautiful Yr-Rnd Retreat on 5+ Acres in Gated Community

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,200 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 0 - 90 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Beautiful 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 5,000 sq. ft. farm house built by an award winning designer/builder on over 5+ serene acres in the Chapin Estate. The grand scale entry with vaulted ceilings impresses from the moment you walk in yet maintains a warm and cozy feeling with dual staircases on either side of the wood burning stove. The main level flows easily between the newly renovated eat-in country kitchen with quartz countertops, formal dining room, living room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace and master bedroom with en-suite bath featuring a gorgeous claw foot tub. Upstairs is a second master bedroom also with an en-suite bath and on the opposite side, another 2 bedrooms plus bath. On the lower level there's an enormous playroom which includes a media center (TV and comfy couches), ping pong table, play area for kids plus full bath. Every detail lends itself to the charm of an old farm house with reclaimed wood used to make the staircases, sliding barn doors, wide plank hardwood floors, Plantation Shutters, unique light fixtures and old-fashioned radiators with the convenience of modern amenities (quartz countertops, dishwasher, heating, alarm, WiFi, cable, washer and dryer etc.). Amenities include access to Swinging Bridge and Toronto Reservoirs, hiking, members only Lake Club with pool (open until labor day), gym, kayaks and mountain bikes. The house is equipped with sleds, trampoline and inflatable pool. Whether it's fresh air and a slower pace you crave, or an opportunity to hang with friends/family, you will feel right at home in this home. Less than 2 hours from mid-town Manhattan and just minutes from Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

More Details

Shannah Miller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Shannah Miller

We bought the home from Catskill Farms and for years have enjoyed the home year-round. In addition, to relaxing at the home, we enjoy the country lifestyle that this area embraces; farmer's markets, many wild animals, fresh air, no-noise pollution etc. A terrific reprieve from New York City. We have successfully cooked big dinners and hosted our family and friends throughout the years.

Shannah Miller purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why Shannah Miller chose White Lake

We fell in love with the home the minute we saw it. We bought it as a place for us to retreat away from the city. As it's only 100 miles from NYC, the drive is always manageable. Because it is also a newer build, our time is spent enjoying the property, community and surrounding towns.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Each home within the community, The Chapin Estate, is nestled on a minimum of 5 acres affording every home tremendous privacy. The restaurants, lakes and nearby entertainment are just minutes away but the home is totally peaceful. You will see stars year-round, the fireflies in the summer, the leaves change color in the fall and snow covered trees in the winter. Year-round, this is a special place to be. We are also three miles from Bethel Woods, restaurants on White Lake and Swinging Bridge and Toronto Reservoirs.


White Lake Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • first floor has powder room for guests and en-suite bath for master. full bathroom in walkout basement and 2 full bathrooms upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , on main floor with en-suite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , access to shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , access to shared bath and child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , on second floor with en-suite bath
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Huge carpeted indoor playroom for kids (includes toys, books etc). Access to community gym, lakes and pool. Speakers wired throughout the first level. The home is less than 3 miles from Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, White Lake and over half a dozen restaurants.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Paramus, NJ

Wonderful Summer Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a remarkable time on vacation at The Owl's Nest. The home was lovely - very clean and very easy to feel comfortable. My 5 year old twin boys LOVED it. The full basement with toys, the trampoline and just playing outside in the grass kept them very very happy. I was thrilled with the kitchen, I found it to be very easy to cook, with so many utensils and pots that I could make a variety of meals. I can't say enough about how wonderful this house was. The owner's were great, accomodating and easy to contact if we had any questions. I would definately return there. As a matter of fact, my kids keep asking when we can go back to 'the country house'!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Play room and trampoline great for the kids, all the amenities were top notch and the location very pleasant and quiet.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Amazing and wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Renting Owl's Nest for the New Year weekend was the best idea we ever had! As soon as you enter, the beautiful decor makes you feel as if you were at home. We were very pleased to find this home exactly as represented in listing...Even better with the peaceful surroundings... The house has every amenity you could need and is private and comfortable. It's much bigger than it appears in the photos. Our children enjoyed the basement activities. The bedrooms make you feel comfy and all the linens were fresh and clean. The kitchen was very well-equipped and fully stocked, so we didn't have to worry about any spices or little things that we may have forgotten to bring up. The open floor plan and high ceilings throughout, are warm and inviting, with tasteful artwok and nice decor. Not only will you enjoy your stay here, but you'll want to come back. An amazing house, Great owners… Can't wait to go back, I would definitely suggest this place to others...

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Awesome house for a relaxing holiday with your family and friends (esp w/ kids!)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Owl's Nest for a four-day Christmas holiday. We were a party of 8 adults plus 3 kids and we found the place to be perfect for us. Actually every part of the house was more impressive than the pictures and we particularly liked the kitchen and the fireplace areas. We did a lot of cooking, we cooked everything we ate over our stay, and the kitchen pretty much had every piece of tools and equipments we needed! It was a very spacious kitchen and naturally half of us stayed there at any given point. The other half would stay in front of the fireplace playing games, reading books etc. It's a very well designed space with high ceiling and a lot of light.

What was really great about the house in general was that it had everything we had liked from a log house while being a modern architecture. It gave us a lot of comfort and convenience while still giving the feel of being deep in the woods. We loved the sound system which is wired throughout the house. We also enjoyed watching movies in the media room, whe we found a lot of DVD and games. The house was very very clean and bathrooms were the other favorite part of our stay.

For those with kids, I'd mention that the playroom in the basement gave our kids endless fun. It is spacious filled with so many toys and the space was totally safe to leave them playing!

We recommend the place to any big party of friends and families like us who loves to enjoy being outdoors.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable and a treat in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 stayed for an extended weekend in November and were really pleased with the whole experience. To start, the house is beautiful and very clean, with great bedding, plenty of plush towels and nice soaps and shampoos. The owners left a lot of information re: the surrounding area, hiking options, restaurants, shopping, things to know about the house. The kitchen was fully stocked, so we didn't have to worry about any spices or little things that we may have forgotten to bring up. There was more than enough space for all of us and we really enjoyed the roomy kitchen and living room to relax and hang out in.

The house is just beautiful and it was a treat to have a getaway with nice things: plate sets, cooking utensils, towels, felt like a friend had prepared her house for you to stay in. No Ikea castoffs and mismatched, second hand items in this house! Those little things really made our stay that much more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: November 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

A beautiful and complete vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Owl's Nest for one week. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The house is absolutely gorgeous, and fully stocked so that you feel at home. The carpeted area in the basement was a wonderland for our toddler - he had so much fun. The rest of the home is very comfy and kid friendly as well. There is no shortage of bathrooms in this home, so it was super convenient for the ten of us who stayed. It is secluded on its own plot of land, and there is plenty of parking, privacy, and quiet. The owners were very thorough and had detailed instructions for us on every aspect of the workings of the home, so we never felt unsure about how to do anything like turn on the fireplace, the televisions, even where to get groceries! The owners were available to us but did not impose in any way on our stay (no unannounced visits or "check up calls"). But, we didn't need to contact them because we had everything we needed!

Thank you! We WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Within minutes you can be at the Bethel Wood Performing Arts Center, Monticello Motor Club, Monticello Raceway and Casino, Jeffersonville, Callicoon, White Lake, Black Lake, Swinging Bridge and Toronto Reservoirs, Holiday Mountain and Villa Roma. You are also close to Roscoe, Liberty, Woodbury Commons Outlets and the Delaware River.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200

Please note there is a 3 month minimum for all rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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