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Secluded cottage w/private dock on pristine lake. Walk to golf & tennis.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
14 nights


Carmel House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms 1 bath sleeps 4

Secluded lakefront cottage w/ private dock on China Pond in the Sedgewood Club One hour drive from Upper Westside. Enjoy swimming and fishing in pristine spring fed waters (no motorboats). Private golf course (no tee times) and clay tennis courts available on Club premises. Charming Adirondack style cottage has two bedrooms, 1 bath, sitting room, living room, dining room plus all season sunroom and 2 decks overlooking lake. One hour from Upper Westside at the end of a private country road. Serenely quiet and relaxing. Dine alfresco overlooking your private dock and clear blue lake. Accessible by Metro North train or car. Commute to work and come home to swim, golf, tennis or just relax on deck overlooking lake. September is glorious. Still warm enough to swim and enjoy lake activities. View the fabulous Fall foliage from the chairs on your private dock and decks.

Minimum Stay: Available for MINIMUM of 1 week at $1,575 per week.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Larry Feldman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016


2 traveler reviews

Secluded cottage w/private dock on pristine lake. Walk to golf & tennis.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Cape Coral, FL

Peace and tranquility at China Pond Cottage

  • 5 of 5

For three summers, in 2012, 2014, and 2015, we have had the opportunity to spend a few weeks of vacation time at this lovely cottage in the woods! The peaceful location and serene environment was both refreshing and reinvigorating, was just what we needed and was more than we had hoped for.

On the outside the cottage seemed small, but easily accommodated visiting family. As advertised, there are quite a few stairs to get to the lake, stairs at entrance, and stairs to the upstairs bedroom, all of which we viewed as health benefit.

A typical day for us would include waking up to the beautiful sounds of the forest, breakfast coffee down on the dock at the lake, a morning hike along the area’s many wooded paths where deer can be spotted almost daily, an afternoon swim in the crystal clear lake, and an evening drink on the outdoor patio. During our stay, among the many things nearby that we usually enjoyed were: walking on the scenic Appalachian Trail, visiting the beautiful Chuang Yen Monastery, the historic Boscobel House in Garrison, the picturesque Stonecrop Gardens, and shopping in nearby Cold Spring on the Hudson River. And catch a train from Cold Spring or Garrison and you are in NYC in 50 minutes!

Our visiting grandchildren especially enjoyed fishing, swimming, and boating in the lake off the dock or at the beach. Two outdoor deck areas and an enclosed lanai (great for rainy days) easily accommodated visiting friends and family. We slept in a comfortable large bed in the upstairs bedroom which has an adjacent small room with a convertible couch - just perfect for our young granddaughter who wanted to sleep nearby. Downstairs near the bathroom is an additional bedroom. The small kitchen is remarkably well-equipped for cooking and the dining room is spectacular with large windows surrounded by trees. Most important: the cottage is spotlessly clean and comfortable.

The owners, Susan and Larry are easily accessible, helpful and pleasant. The little touches like welcome notes, and herbs growing in patio pots for us to use (my granddaughter learned to make basil lemonade), flowers in the kitchen, were very much appreciated. Larry and Susan made us feel welcome from the very first visit and we highly recommend their China Pond Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage In The Woods

  • 5 of 5

Cottage in the Woods:

30 China Court

What a wonderful month we recently spent on China Pond.

My wife and I rented the spacious 2+ bedroom 1 bath cabin overlooking China Pond. Arrived early August and left on the 28th. We had planned on traveling to NYC a few times during our stay. We had such a great relaxing time that we never left during our stay and didn’t want to leave in the end.

The home was clean, cozy and roomy for a 2 bedroom. The room outside of our bedroom, which was at the top of the cabin could also accommodate guests.

There were only the two of us and we had invited guests over the weekend twice. Everyone loved the quiet, quaint, cozy feeling. All the pictures on the VRBO site accurately picture the cottage.

There were kayaks, a row boat and we borrowed the neighbor’s stand up paddle board. My wife swam the lake daily and really enjoyed the warm spring fed water. It was so clear … you could see the sun fish swimming below the surface and all the way to the bottom.

We had wonderful weather and even when it rained occasionally it felt great to stay inside and watch the water come down onto the deck.

It was an easy walk down 75 wooden stairs in the woods to your own private dock. That was my exercise, however my wife enjoyed swimming daily.

The other nice part was we were far away from civilization to see the stars clearly at night but close enough to the nice nearby towns to enjoy some great meals and obtain everything we needed for the month.

Golf was enjoyable on the course nearby and although we could have enjoyed the beach house that is part of Sedgewood, we chose just to paddle by and wave at the beach goers.

I can’t thank Larry and his wife Susan enough for their warm welcome and their honesty.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
5 Miles
Brewster or Southeast on Metro North
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Taconic Pkwy, I 84
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Cold Springs has many good restaurants.
Car: necessary

1 hour from the Upper Westside is a charming secluded cottage in an Adirondack like setting. Located in the Sedgewood Club which has a private golf course (no tee times just walk on and play) and clay tennis courts available for additional fee. Enjoy swimming and fishing from your private dock on China Pond. Cottage has 3 decks all overlooking lake. Located between Cold Springs and Carmel the house is accessible by car or Metro North Brewster Station. Commute to work and come home to swim, golf or tennis. Cold Springs has interesting restaurants and antique shops.

Visit West Point, Hyde Park Roosevelt Estate, Boscobel Shakespeare Festival, Caramoor Performing Arts Center, Dia, Beacon, Kykuit Rockefeller Estate, Chuang Yen Buddhist Monastery, Lyndhurst Castle, historic Cold Springs.

Golf: Sedgewood Club is a private golf club.


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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.38%

50% deposit with reservation confirmation. Balance before occupancy

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Carmel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom overlooks lake and has a separate sitting area with couch and table.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
No motorboats allowed on lake. Kayak and row boat provided. Clear, clean spring fed mountain lake. Excellent fishing. Catch and eat! Fabulous fall foliage.

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