Welcome to our charming rustic lakeside cottage on Lake Owassa in Northwest New Jersey. The cottage (The Woodbine) dates back to 1921. You need not drive far from New York City to find a great vacation spot. On the other hand, we are no more than 1 1/2 hours from the city. (We often go into the city for shows and Yankee games!)
The Woodbine is lake front and directly connected to your private dock, only 25 feet from the front porch, via a shaded wooden path. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking or rowing in the boats at the cottage. There is a great screened-in wrap-around porch with a large dining area, an indoor dining room for more intimate dinners and an eat-in kitchen. All of the bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and can comfortably accommodate two guests. One of the bedrooms actually has three single beds. The view across the lake is of the Kittatiny Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. It is wonderful to enjoy dinner on the porch overlooking the lake as the sun sets on the ridge.
We have vacationed around the country in homes and condos and know what kinds of things are important to renters. Most important is a clean space and a home where you don't need to bring along sheets and towels in your luggage! Plenty of dishes and mugs for meals, towels for the lake, extra linens and blankets, listings of local restaurants, shops for 'antique-ing', rainy day activities list for adults or kids (including lots of games and videos/DVDs in the cupboard). The house is also child-friendly, with plenty of room on the porches for playing. Fishing is also fun at the lake as people often pull out good sized bass and pickerel. The lake is stocked and monitored for any conditions with water quality.. Which means there are NO issues with water quality.
There are many festivals and the New Jersey State Fair (you can visit their website to check out the dates) that are held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds which is only 5 miles from the cottage. Some of the more popular are the Crawfish Festival (Hugely popular with wonderful food and music!), Garden Shows, AKC shows, horse shows and of course, the REAL NJ State Fair.
The cottage is heated and available as a 3-season rental, from mid April-October 31st, mostly on a weekly basis. We have a three night minimum from April 20-June 30 and September 10-October 31. Spring is a lovely time to be at the lake. Pick an extended weekend stay or a great mid-week vacation. Summer is warm and the sunsets can't be beat for a weeklong, Saturday to Saturday stay, but the Fall with all of the leaves changing color is nothing short of spectacular! Sorry, no pets allowed.
We are now taking reservations for all dates in 2017. See below for pricing information. Returning guest10% discount available, multiple week 10% discount available to any guest.
We accept PAYPAL.
Keywords: Lakeside Cottage
We were at Woodbine recently. The cottage is lovely - very quiet, and the amenities are great. We enjoyed the lake, the canoe, and the kayak. The screened porch is fantastic! We went to NYC. The trip was wonderful. I would recommend The Woodbine! We had 8 adults in our party, and plenty of room for
all! Great vacation!
Our extended family, ages 8 - 73, had a wonderful time at Woodbine - swimming, boating, fishing, relaxing and doing crafts on the huge screen porch as well as on the dock.There was plenty of room for everyone (9) even when we had visitors (2) for an overnight. The home is extremely well stocked with linens, towels, kitchen equipment, fishing poles....name it, it's there! The owners are wonderful and made us feel comfortable even before we arrived at the cottage. Thank you for the family memories.
I recently planned a party for my brother and some friends. We were looking for a nice outdoors weekend. The house was great. It was very quiet and relaxing and the provided boat, canoe and 2 kayaks were great for spending time on the lake. We also went paintballing and mountain biking. Each was only about 30 minutes away. I want to thank the owners for being easy to work with and definitely plan on staying again sometime.
We had a brilliant time at Woodbine. It was beautiful, peaceful and private. We loved the dock out on the lake and we spent most of our time there eating, reading and swimming. The house was amazing. Everything was as described: well stocked, clean and comfortable. The owners were welcoming and very helpful. We had two deliveries and they were so helpful with both. We're coming back and we would definitely recommend it to others.
This cottage is a little slice of heaven! We stayed for the week and it was downright perfect! The cottage is rustic and antique - and being an antique lover - it was perfect! The wrap around porch is priceless. The owners are great! They were always available to help and answer any questions. The location is wonderful too! We enjoyed swimming, fishing, boating (canoe and rowboat), kayaking, sightseeing and quiet nights on the dock. The dock is literally 20 feet from the house - so the lake is in your backyard. The neighbors were friendly and the whole lake is quiet and serene. At times, we were the only people out on the lake fishing or swimming - it is so relaxing. The location is the best. You can jump in the car and go to other state parks and go antiquing in Lafayette. Everything is close and convenient. I highly recommend a week at The Woodbine! During our week there we had the most memorable time and made memories to last a lifetime! Go - you will not be disappointed!!
We had a wonderful experience and had lots of "quality time" with our family. There are very few distractions, and that is exactly what we wanted. The cottage is surrounded by trees, and sits right on the lake with a cool breeze always blowing through. We were there during 7 consecutive 95+ degree days, and we only had to turn the A/C on at night. There are so few people around that you feel like Owassa is your own private lake.
the cottage is a great place to spend a week. we had a great time. the folliage around the cottage was a bit thick but all in all it is a lovely place. we enjoyed every bit of the things to do there. from hiking, canoeing, fishing, kayaking to board games and puzzles for the kids to the nice places to eat in the community, we enjoyed ourselves.
Fall apple picking! High Point State Park for gorgeous views of fall colors in three states!
Returning guests receive a 10% discount on their stay!
$250.00 deposit due within 10 days of reservation to secure reservation. Balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival. We will accept Paypal and personal checks drawn on US banks.