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Lake Jeff Tree House - Abundance of windows and outdoor living area in the trees

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

On Lake Jefferson, large outdoor living, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, Den,3 Baths sleeps 8

The Lake Jeff Tree House is a chalet style, 2,500 sq. ft., multi-level 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with loft office and lots of glass windows to view nature from. The enormous outdoor deck features a comfortable living room with L-shaped chaise sofa and coffee table, an 8 seat dining table and large 5 burner gas grill with sear station. Once inside the home the tree house feel continues with floor to ceiling vaulted cathedral windows and light streaming in throughout the day.

The Kitchen is large and fully stocked with an 82" farmhouse table to dine at , window over the sink to day dream at while prepping dinner, a gas stove and oven, microwave oven, double sink, dishwasher, and large refrigerator/freezer.

Lake Jefferson is about 300 yards from the rear of the home. It is accessed by a private path off the deck through a field of ferns and the occasional berry bush down through the fairytale woods until you land upon our multi tiered deck and dock along with a Bluestone patio and large picnic table to accommodate your lake side picnics. At the lake you will find 2 kayaks to explore on or dock at one of the lake's many islands and explore. When finished exploring paddle out to the center of the lake to jump off and cool off with a refreshing swim.

In the summer months of July through August you will enjoy picking the wild raspberries and black berries that grow around the property.

We love to surprise our guests with new upgrades to keep things fresh for new and returning guests.

***New Shortline Bus service to Jeffersonvile***

You can now take the Shortline Bus direct from Port Authority NYC to Jeffersonville. The bus stops right in town at the Post Office and runs 2 times daily. Please confirm the arrival and departure times by checking the Shortline Bus website as times may change.

From NYC: Dep. 8am Arrive Jeff at 11:20am

Dep. 4:30pm Arrive Jeff at 7:20pm

To NYC: Dep. 9:30am Arrive NYC at 12:20pm

Dep. 11:40am Arrive NYC at 2:50pm


-3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the main level as well as living room, dining room, wonderful outdoor living room and "park rangers deck".

-1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with family room on the lower level walk out.

-Loft office above the kitchen overlooking the living room with a view of the tree tops through the gabled roof.

The home is very private but only 1 mile down the hill to the Hamlet of Jeffersonville where you will find all of your needs met. Supermarket, gas station, barber shop, beauty shop, restaurants, antique barn, deli, restaurants and much more.

Please note that this is a No Shoe home. We ask that you remove your shoes before entering the home. Slippers are provided for your additional comfort. Mahalo!

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Jill

The Lake Jeff Tree House was designed and built in 2002 by Jill, the owner, an internationally known artist, for our family to relax in and get away from New York City. We have enjoyed the fresh country air, eating locally grown, raised and harvested / foraged foods and playing in the outdoors in the woods and by the lake. The Tree House has served as Jill's summer studio through the years and the home is furnished with many personal works of art by her and artist whom she knows.

Our family has loved and cared for this home throughout the years, as evidenced by the pristine condition that you will find and enjoy.

We would like every guest to experience the same serenity and beauty that we have found in the woods on Lake Jefferson.

Jill purchased this house in 2002

Why Jill chose Catskills

The Lake Jeff Tree House is a true retreat from the the hectic pace of everyday life. You can choose to stock up the fridge and relax with all of the comforts you desire, both indoors and out, on the living room deck or beside the lake. There is no need to leave unless you want to partake in the many amenities that Sullivan County has to offer.

You will find the Bethel Woods Performing Art Center and the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music festive and Museum just 8 miles away. Down the road from that is the Dancing Cat Saloon and Distillery. The Dancing Cat Saloon serves up good food and spirts along with local talents performing jam sessions. The Distillery is distilling 'Peace Vodka' which you can sample there or at the Dancing Cat.

Take a ride along the Delaware River to Fort Delaware. Experience life in a Fort as it would have been. This is great for kids and adults alike or continue down the lake to Skinners Falls to swim or tube the rapids.

Winter is just as exciting at the Tree House. Build a fire in the fireplace and listen to the crackle. When the lake freezes the locals ice fish on it. You can sled the local hills or for a bigger adventure ski or snowtube Villa Roma which is a 15 minute drive away. Its a small run but great family fun to noodle around on ski's without crowds.

What makes this house unique

This is a true nature getaway. Whether its summer and you are watching the trees sway and hearing the leaves rustle, listening to the geese honk or watching the small woodland animals at the lake or its winter and you build a snow fort then sit cozy by the fireplace watching the snow fall, you will make lasting memories with friends and family. You will love the tranquility of your vacation at the Tree House at Lake Jeff.


Jeffersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared bath on upper level
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , full bath on lower level
  • 2 on upper level 1 on lower level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Twin room - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds with dresser,nightstand and closet
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , With attached bath, walk in closet, television and dresser
    Bedroom - 1 double , With bookshelf and closet
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 bed in Master bedroom 1 Queen bed in lower level bedroom, Double Beds (1) 1 Double bed in bedroom/office, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Please note that this is a no shoe home. We ask that you remove your shoes before entering the home. Slippers are provided for your additional comfort. Mahalo!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Lake Jeff Tree House - Abundance of windows and outdoor living area in the trees
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Amazing New Year's Trip

  • 5 of 5

My fiance renting this beautiful home for our New Year's celebration and mini vacation. We rented many homes on homeaway and Jill is the first home owner that answer right away, was prepared with all of the information, was on vacation and still cared and answered my messages as well as worried if we were ok and did an absolute amazing job welcoming us and making us feel at home. The home is absolutely beautiful. It had everything that we needed. Slippers were provided, kitchen was perfect, campfire, instructions and history of the area. My other 2 friends fell in love with the downstairs bedroom and how cute and comfy it was. We took a beautiful walk to the lake on January 1st. On January 2nd, we went skiing which was 10 minutes away from the house. The area is very beautiful and unique. I love that Jill left us a binder with wonderful information about the area. Jill provided an excellent customer services and went above and beyond. I will recommend this property to others. Beautiful, warm, well-taken care of and unique home! Thank you Jill for this amazing and relaxing New Year's trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the beautiful review. It put a smile on my face and warmed my heart. Sounds corny but it really makes me happy when I can provide a warm and comfortable place for guests to have an enjoyable time. It was no problem staying in contact while on holiday. I am always available, no matter where I am located. It's my pleasure. Best Wishes in the New Year! -Jill
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our weekend stay in early October at this private and very well-kept home right outside the village of Jeffersonville. Great location to access all that the area has to offer including our weekend activities, golf for the men and apple picking/hiking for the ladies. Jill was excellent to deal with - great communication throughout. My only regret is that our weekend was so packed that we didn't have nearly enough time to enjoy the beautiful outdoor deck. We visit this location annually in the fall and we will definitely stay again. Next year we are going to add an extra day to just relax and enjoy all that the property has to offer!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very, very good

  • 5 of 5

Five adults and 2 young children had a great time at the Tree House. We had plenty of room. The setting is beautiful and just as described. Tall trees dominate the view out and from the inside too, due to the great window placements. Jeffersonville is a nice little town, but is still large enough to have a large market and good restaurants. Jill was helpful in all aspects of this rental. Would we do it again? Yes, going back to the same area with a similar number of people I'd go back to the Tree House rather than take a chance on another property.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Jeff Tree House - fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy that we chose The Lake Jeff Tree House! We were in the area for a family wedding/weekend of events Fri - Sun - all held @ the Barn on Hubbard (which is a gorgeous venue)! The location of the Lake Jeff Tree House was perfect - just a quick drive to the Barn - to town for supplies (great local market) - and to Bethel Woods (very cool museum). The house is very private and very comfortable (we loved all of the cool seating). It is very CLEAN - we loved the No Shoes Rule. It is beautifully decorated inside and out (the deck - wow)! We were also impressed that all of the household "extras" were included - from cleaning/laundry supplies to hand soap, trash bags, foil and even paper towels) that was so nice! We also loved the amazing ceiling fans in every room - we were a little nervous that there was no AC - but even with 90+ degree weather the house remained very cool - all day - great design. Jill was fabulous - very responsive throughout the entire process.

Jill, Thank you again for sharing your lovely home with us - just delightful - we were 150% satisfied!

PS - We did set off the alarm when first entering the property (yikes) - we could not find the "keypad" - Of course, it was actually simple to flip the cover open - the hinge is at the bottom of the unit and you just flip it open towards you from the top.... So, I got to speak with Jill - who called the house immediately and helped me re-set the unit - as well as to a local police officer (who stopped by to check-in)!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for weekend away with friends

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed a Halloween weekend here. The house was clean and well-furnished, with plenty of room for the 6 of us. We especially used the kitchen (of course) and the downstairs living room area for playing games and watching movies. The house was pretty secluded with a nice walk down to the water and some trails. We also enjoyed driving into nearby towns and even found a pumpkin patch. Wifi and appliances all worked great. We would have preferred a bigger TV though (only minor complaint). Jill was extremely timely and friendly in all of her communications.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house.

  • 5 of 5

Everything is brand new or seems that way. Wifi, TV, Wii all great. Fireplace and the great room awesome. Kitchen great. The house is secluded with views of trees all around and the lake down below, through the trees.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciation of the condition of the home. My greatest compliment is know that each guest who walks into the home has the feeling as though the home is brand new and that the experience was created just for them. Old and worn items are replaced often and the home is cleaned and organized after each guest to keep the home fresh and new. But, of course, a large amount of credit for the pristine nature of the property goes to guests such as yourselves for taking such good care of the home! Thank you for your helpful feedback and for taking such great care of my home. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Stewart International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mullally's Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Villa Roma Resort
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Middletown, NY
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
RT. 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ted's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Villa Roma Resort
Car: necessary

Located 7 miles from Bethel Woods Center for Performing Arts and the site of the 1969 Woodstock music festival and museum. 12 miles from the Dellaware River where you can kayak or canoe down the river or view eagles.

There are many antique shops in the area and Pete's auction barn in the Hamlet of Jeffersonville.


Rates & Availability

Jeffersonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
Mar 1 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Pre-Summer Season
May 20 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Event pricing
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Pre-Summer Season
Jun 13 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Oct 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 5.0%

This is a No Shoe home. Please respect the property and remove your shoes before entering. Guest slippers are provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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