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Gorgeous Home on the lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lakefront Home Under 2 Hours from NYC

Enjoy our beautiful family friendly 3B3B private lakehome located in the heart Catskills. Fully equipped house with Asian decor imported from Bali.

Enjoy our crib, toys, games, playground, three boats and bikes. Open view to pristine lake. Sleeps no more than 6.

Master bedroom has a king-size bed, guest room has a queen-size bed and children's room has a bunk (twin over full). All mattresses are tempurpedic. We also have a pack n play with sheets if you're bringing a baby.

Unobstructed views of lake from giant open floorplan with stone fireplace (non-working, ornamental only) Dine in adjacent screened in porch or al fresco. Fully furnished outdoor patio for hanging out and watching glorious sunsets over the lake.

Hugh fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill.

If you love the outdoors and want to get away from it all, this is your place!

Extreme road cycling, swimming, running (perfect for training for that tri!)

20 minutes to Ski Big Bear - perfect resort for kids and beginner skiers.

More Details

Deb Lifshey
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Deb Lifshey

We are avid cyclists, hikers and outdoorsy enthusiasts. Our kids have loved getting out of the city on weekends, but with their sports/activities time commitments on weekends we've found it hard to get away these days. We want to share the pleasure we've had at this house with others seeking to get away from it all!

Deb Lifshey purchased this house in 2001

Why Deb Lifshey chose Highland Lake

If you want to get away from it all and really enjoy the outdoors (in the comfort of a modern home) this is for you! Stunning views in all four seasons!

What makes this house unique

This is not just a rental property, but a family second home. You will find all the amenities you need as the house is really "lived in" We try to reply instantly to any questions you have during your stay.


Highland Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bunk bed (bottom bed is full, top bed is twin)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Please note that there is no community garbage pickup or containers. Guests must bring all of their garbage to the transfer station or bring it with them at end of stay.


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Gorgeous Home on the lake
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Amazing lake-house!! Peaceful vacation.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (wife and 2 young kids: 5 and 3) had a fantastic time here. The house is beautiful and very spacious. The main floor has a great large kitchen with every imaginable pot and pan, and the glass doors facing the lake let in a ton of sun. The outdoor patio is a great place to hang out and relax, and there's a small playground on the side of the house that the kids had fun on.

But of course, the best part is the lake, which is about 20 yards from the house. We spent a lot of time on their paddle boards, row boats and kayaks and the lake is beautiful. There's a small beach on the other side of the lake that we'd go to and hang for a bit, and gas-powered boats are not allowed anywhere the lake, so it's very clean, quiet and not crowded at all. We even saw a Bald Eagle.

We wanted a quiet few days away from everything and this house more than delivered. We barely saw any of the neighbors, though the few we did see were friendly and gracious, and there's a town a few miles away with basic needs: groceries, gas, liquor store, etc.

Great house and Deb was very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Peaceful retreat with a fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our time at this property. The home worked well for our family, and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook fantastic meals at the end of the day. Our children enjoyed swimming off the dock, and morning kayak rides were wonderful. If you want to get away from the busy and hectic streets of the city - this is the place to visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, well equipped - just what we wanted for a quiet long w'end get away with our pup.

  • 5 of 5

The wind thru the trees and the birds provide the music. No rowdy crowds or speed boats. Perfect for swimming and lazy days reading. Well equipped for cooking inside or outside on the BBQ.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was wonderful with beautiful lakefront views, lots of ground for our dog!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect getaway for is and our dog. The house was very comfortable with all the amenities. We really enjoyed ourselves. Perfect lakefront vacation. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. Traveled was my husband, 4 month old, out chocolate lab and myself.

My parents and my in-laws came up separately and split the week with us.

The outdoor yard was amazing and the dog swam everyday!

The house had everything you could possibly need.

Hopefully we have the chance to return one day.


  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Train
15 Miles
Port Jervis Metro North
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Big Bear
Nearest Beach
Lake Devenoge Beach
Car: necessary

20 minutes from Bethel Performing Arts Center (great havest fests every weekend in the fall!)

15 minutes from Forestburgh Playhouse

15 minutes from ziplining

15 minutes from Delaware River activities (kayaing, tubing)

30 minutes from incredible hiking in High Point State Park

Dozens of apple and pumpkin picking options on way up from city


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $100 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $700

We ask renters to sign a brief agreement with us outlining rules of the house.

Will consider stays shorter than 6 days on request.

Must checkin Friday or Saturday

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.