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Best Wide Open Lake Views Cozy Contemporary Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Athens House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 10

Wide open lake views in this four season retreat just 2 hours from New York City nestled between Catskill and Berkshire Mountains. Just 40 minutes from Hunter, Windham, and Catamount resorts. This sunny, water front home boasts spectacular views with easy access to lake. All of the amenities of lake front living, including kayaking,canoeing or fishing from our rowboat. Cook on the Charbroil smoker or Weber grill or just relax on a chaise lounge. The kitchen has everything you need to create gourmet meals. Dining table seats 8. Open main level floor plan with lots of seating and antique fireplace. Lower level family room. 2 flat screen google chrome/apple TV. Challenge one another to a game of foosball or darts or just play one of our many games. Utility room with full size capacity washer and dryer. Access to Sleepy Hollow beach and 2 pools (lifeguards on duty), basketball,bocce, hiking, and bike riding. After staying at our home you won't want to leave.

Access to house : Easy - gentle sloping gravel driveway to garage and entrance to house. Garage door electric and your welcome to park in the garage.

Backyard and Access to Lake: Approximately 25 yards from house to lakefront. Slate step walkway from deck to waterfront. Grassy backyard with excellent view of sparkling lake. Level grassy private area to sit lakeside. Must be respectful of property boundaries and quiet community rules.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Cathy Rice
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Best Wide Open Lake Views Cozy Contemporary Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful Trip, Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a long weekend at this lake house, and our group couldn't have been more impressed. We were a group of 10 celebrating a 30th birthday, and this place was the perfect getaway.

The house is very, very clean and EXTREMELY well stocked. Anything we forget seemed to already be somewhere in the house! The view is amazing, even better than the pictures. We had a great time paddling around the lake on the rowboat and kayaks. We also really enjoyed biking/walking (only about a mile) to the community pool. The roads in the community are wide, well-paved and quiet- It was a good area for a morning run because the streets were not too busy.

Cathy made every effort to make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. She answered our questions quickly. The house was great for our large group, plenty of seating and comfortable beds.

We would definitely return. Thanks, Cathy!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay! We discovered Sleepy Hollow Lake from a TV show called Lakefront Bargain Hunt. The lake made sense for us because it's a reasonable ride from NYC/Westchester. The house was just what we wanted. Fantastic lake views, great deck, BBQ, kayaks, clean and comfortable house and a responsive owner. The house is also not far from a great drive-in movie theater and the town of Hudson which has great restaurants and an excellent music venue (Club Helsinki).

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great last minute winter getaway with a large group

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a long presidents day weekend stay at Cathy's home. When I say it was a last minute booking, I mean we booked Wednesday evening and got there Friday afternoon. The communication leading to our arrival was seamless; Cathy was extremely responsive and informative and everything happened in a timely manner. The house is just lovely, with incredible views of the lake, large windows that let in a lot of light, good appliances and comfortable beds! You can just see that it is very well maintained with having the renter's comfort in mind! The house is stocked with just about everything you can think of: full fridge of condiments, non perishables in the cupboards, board games, books, DVDs, pet toys, etc. We came in the winter, so we obviously couldn't enjoy the lake, but I saw canoes, life jackets, beach towels and toys. We were a group of ten; six adults and four small kids and we were all very comfortable and had room to spread out and not be on top pf eachother. We will definitely plan to stay again in the summer to take advantage of the lovely surroundings! We have rented around 20 houses in the past couple of years, and this property is definitely one of the best we've stayed in. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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I heartily recommend this house!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time for me and all my family - Grandchildren, children, ourselves and my father. Lovely views, quite location. House was immaculate and the kayaks were great fun! I heartily recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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IT Can't get any BETTER than this!

  • 5 of 5

YES 5 STAR!! This is a perfect vacation home. VERY CLEAN & NEAT! This was our second time renting This home. Gorgeous view of lake and Mountains. So easy to relax or stay busy fishing. We had a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Amazing vacation. Views are breathtaking. House is immaculate, spacious and had everything we needed. Beds- very comfortable. Enjoyed all the house has to offer- kayaking, canoeing, fishing from the dock, morning coffee on the deck overlooking the beautiful lake, BBQ'd. Utilized the amenities- swimming in the clean lake, pool, tennis and plenty of room for a game of Frisbee.

Cathy is a pleasure. Easily accessible. Very helpful. We recommend this lake house and would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Athens Village/Catskill/ Hunter Mountain/Windom
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Catskill Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
New York State Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hunter/Ski Windham
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sleepy Hollow Community Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Catamount zip line (summer)

Rates & Availability

Athens House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175

$200 security deposit for any rentals.
50% deposit required at time of booking with balance due 30 days prior to check-in. Full payment is due 30 days prior to check-in. Cancellation policy: 100% refundable prior to 30 days check-in. No refunds if cancellation occurs within 30 days check-in period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Athens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large 'Rain Shower' heads are a delight.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Second Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Second Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main level, Flat Screen TV with apple connectivity
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Basement (lower level)
  • One bedroom (queen bed) on the main level, use of main floor full bath. Bedroom has flat screen apple connection TV. Two bedrooms on the second floor with use of second floor full bath (one bedroom has queen and full bed, second bedroom has queen and twin bed). Fourth bedroom located basement level off the family room (One full size bed and twin bed).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Towels, bed linens, pillows, blankets available.

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