About the property
- Chalet2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Chalet, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
Exhale with Superb Lake views just 90 minutes from New York City! Pull in at the Pawling Train Station and take a cab to the Chalet!
Impressive, 2600 square foot, five bedroom, three bathroom, three-story, chalet-style home on Whaley Lake in Dutchess County, New York. Beautifully furnished and just 90 minutes drive from Midtown New York City.
Regardless of the time of year, the Chalet offers a tranquil setting to relax and unwind. Recline on the spacious, second-story surrounding deck, take to the water in the canoes, swim in the calm lake. Or in winter, enjoy the warmth of the wood-burning fire and watch the snow fall.
(TRY THIS: A Working Vacation,
With your family spending the week at the Lake, it is a short 10 minute drive from the Chalet to Metro North Railroad in Patterson. Take The Metro North directly to Grand Central Station departing at 7:02am and arriving Grand Central at 8:27am. Return in the evening to your relaxed family, departing Grand Central Station 5:59pm, arrive Patterson 7:27pm. Then, after a working week, enjoy the weekend with your family at beautiful Whaley Lake.)
The Lakeview chalet offers a very spacious vacation and entertaining environment, ideal for families with children of all ages, a group of friends or a romantic getaway for couples . From the first hint of light in the morning to the colorful glows of the dusk sky, the exhilarating, elevated views of the pristine lake and its surroundings will impress.
I. Third Floor:
1. The Master Bedroom is a highlight of the Chalet. This large bedroom is a private en suite, with a skylight and its own bathroom. The view from the long windows over the lake will take your breath away.
2. Two additional double bedrooms. One sleeps 2, and the other sleep up to 4.
3. A large separate bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath and sky-lights. Hardwood floors throughout.
II. Main Floor (open concept):
1. Living room: Beautiful stone fireplace with large wood burning stove, exposed hardwood beams throughout, full length windows from every angle looking out over the lake. There are a large 3 piece sofa set, 46" television and DVD player. Wifi and cable are provided.
2. Spacious fully functional kitchen with condiments, large counter top, dining / living area leading out onto the very spacious balcony, overlooking the lake. The dining table seats 8 and additional seating can be added.
3. One double bedroom, sleeps 2.
4. A large separate bathroom with spacious glass shower complete this level.
III. First Floor:
1. Fully functional office / one bedroom with outdoor access, the pull out bed sleeps 2.
2. Family/game room with pool/pingpong/air hockey table
3. Separate laundry room with a new washer and dryer.
4. A newly added large bedroom sleeps 4, with a queen bed and a pull out double bed.
This floor can easily sleep 6 at night but has space for day time activities. The first floor is perfect for children to play.Hardwood floors and heating throughout.
IV. The Yard:
The property has 2 yards on it's left & right side. The right side yard is flat and spacious with tree-surrounding lawn. A fire pit with 4 bench chairs are sitting close to the house. A summer night by the fire under the star-filled sky is amazing.
The driveway runs in front of the house leading to street on both end. It's wide enough to easily park 3-4 cars, but in case you need additional parking, you can park on the lawn on left side or find street parking across the house.
V. The Lake Access:
The entrance to the path leading to the lake is directly across the street in front of the house. You may find it a bit secretive because this is a small lake front for only a few nearby property owners who prefer privacy. The path is down a rocky slope so good walking shoes are recommended. The 2 canoes we provided are by the lakeside accessible to you with a key. The fishing poles, life jackets and oars are stored in the closet of the First Floor office. If you're serious about fishing, please bring your own fishing gears... Whaley lake is known for its great fishing!
Keywords: Lake Home - Chalet
Connie Guo & David Shaffer
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Why Connie Guo & David Shaffer chose Holmes
Peaceful and Serene are the two words to describe the feelings once you enter the Chalet...We fell in love with it at first sight! It has beautiful countryside setting, water access, and enough interesting things to do in the area for exploration and entertaining. The house feels so airy and spacious that you'll also enjoy staying inside just doing nothing.
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had 9 people ranging from 10 years old to 74. Very comfortable and plenty of room. Having 3 full bathrooms was a plus; my father even used the jacuzzi! Beautiful views of the lake and plenty of room for all to enjoy dinner on the deck. We took two days trips to Manhattan (1 hr 20 min), Warwick, Walkill, and Connecticut. I highly recommended this rental as Connie and her husband are very accommodating! We enjoyed the canoes and outdoor fire pit. Very scenic drive and good restaurants close by. Connie includes a very accurate and specific information packet for local 'things-to-do'.
We enjoyed having you as our guests and thank you for sharing your good memories with us! We are impressed that you explored so many places in the area, some even we thought about and haven't been to yet. The house has combination of country peacefulness and convenience to fun which is the reason we first got this house...and we are very happy our gusts enjoy it as much as we do!
We wish you and your family a wonderful rest of summer and hope you come visit again!
Connie & David
Our group of 12 were very pleased with the chalet rental! We had plenty of space, great views, a fun and relaxing time was enjoyed by all. Connie was very welcoming and accommodating. We highly recommend this property for your large group get away!!
Life in the lake chalet is a dream. There’s everything you look for from a cabin in the woods.
From the fishing to the pool table to the cozy fireplace in perfectly designed kitchen/dining/living room, the lake chalet is an ideal place for any group. The highlight was taking the canoes out as the sun slowly went down. If you enjoy feeling peace, warmth, and gratitude for the group of people you’re with, you should stay at this VRBO. Best of all, it was easy to get to from NYC. Thank you Connie and David!
Fantastic getaway for a big group
I stayed here Labor Day weekend with 10 friends. Communication with Connie was super east. The house was fantastic, even better than pictured. There was plenty of room for everyone. Everything you could possibly need was provided, from different types of cooking oils to folding chairs. The grill and fire pit were both east to use. The beds were all very comfortable. There were plenty of towels and blankets. We were delighted to find that there were two canoes and a rowboat, and we had a great time on the lake. We were able to easily get to the house without a car. We ordered grocery delivery from PeaPod and ShopRite, beer delivery from Pawling Beer and Soda, and took taxis to and from Patterson and Pawling Metro-North stations. I highly recommend this cabin and would definitely rent it again. Thanks for a great weekend, Connie and David!
Dear Sophie and group,
Thank you for the wonderful feedback and you are all very welcome! We were traveling the last weekend ourselves so did not reply sooner but we love to hear that the chalet was enjoyed by appreciative guests like you! This is the first time we learned that our renter easily managed staying without a car... your resourcefulness exceeded our imagination, and Thank you for sharing your experience with our future guests!
Thanks again and we look forward to you and your friends coming back soon!
Connie & David
BBQs, FIREs, CANOEs OH MY!
What a great escape from NYC. I was here for a weekend with 10 other adults, and it was a very comfortable stay to say the least. The host was super responsive and even touched base with me throughout my stay to ensure things were running smoothly. I can't really say anything negative about the property itself.
Everything worked as it should have. One thing you should keep in mind, if you're going to be with a larger adult group (more than 7) it will be nearly impossible to do water activities by the house itself with the two canoes that are provided (although the canoes are great). My crew never made it to the marina which we later realized wasn't too far away from the house itself. We got the feeling some neighbors weren't too happy seeing unfamiliar faces, but the host was very clear about all the other things to do in the area (including water activities). If you're strongly considering staying at this property, I suggest having at least one car within your group as taxi service can be far and few between once you're situated. I would 1000% recommend this place to a friend, very refreshing weekend!
Thank you, Algerson! We also live in the city so know how a good escape is needed once in a while....hehe.
We are very happy that you enjoyed the house and the area, and feel fortunate to have your group as our guests. On a good summer day nothing beats relaxing in the cool and calm lake water... wish we could provide more canoes! We appreciate you for being mindful of the local residents as they are our neighbors just like yours at home.
Thank you and hope you come again !
Great weekend away at the lake for a group of friends
We had a wonderful time staying at the Lake Chalet. Connie was very communicative leading up to and during our weekend.
When we arrived, the house had everything we needed for our group of 12 -- though there was PLENTY of room for more guests. The open floor plan with kitchen, dining, and living room allowed for us all to play games and eat and cook together. The large deck outside had two grills and lots of tables and seating to enjoy the weather. Plus the view from the deck (and master bed) is stunning.
There are a few ways to access the lake. If you want to have some "beach" time, I suggest walking about 12-15 minutes to the end of the road to access the water (make a left out of the driveway and keep walking to the end). The closest path to the lake is very steep and doesn't have much room for a group. We did love having access to the two boats there though! The lake was pretty empty all weekend. Surprising for late July, but it was great feeling like we had our own private lake for a few days! Very clean water and super relaxing.
We found that the Stop & Shop in town was a good, close store to stock up for the weekend. There are separate beer and wine shops nearby as well. All are about a 10 minute drive form the house.
Overall, it was a great weekend for a large group of friends. Space for everyone, and a beautiful, relaxing setting on the lake. We can't wait to visit again!
Great to have your group as out guests and thanks for your feed back! We think part of the reason the lake is empty is that the marina is not open so fewer boats are on the water. However we have the beach #2 that you so carefully described where there's a picnic table and dock so it's a pretty good place to hang out by the water. The lake has always been so quiet and clean but now even more peaceful and soothing. We are very happy you enjoyed it so much!
We really appreciate your taking care of the house during your stay and look forward to see your return!
Connie and David
The Chalet Offers Magnificent views in a peaceful setting, Ideal environment to relax or entertain, Open, safe environment for children to play, Short 100 Yard walk to Whaley Lake shore, Wood burning fire (one duraflame log supplied), Use of 2 three person canoes, ideal for beginners or experienced paddlers, Use of 2 fishing poles with lures 15 minute drive to Metro-North Railroad (nearest station is Patterson, NY), Surrounding attractions, Whaley Lake Marina offers row-boat and canoe hire and, the lake is well known for its excellent Bass fishing, Many nearby attractions include Wineries, Golf Courses, Golf Driving Range, Thunder Ridge Ski slope, hiking trails, (Appalachian trail), Antique shopping, flea market, and more.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekend rates are $1,000 per weekend (Peak season $1100) plus a cleaning fee of $250 is for a party of 14. The home can sleep 16. The weekday rates vary as per time of the year. Email with questions... We don't encourage booking on the same day with another group checking out, but if you do need to do so, please allow us at lease 5 hours in between for a thorough cleaning of the house. Thank you for understanding!