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Lake Owassa-Lakeside Cottage- 90 Minutes Away From Manhatten

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-8)

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.

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 2018 and 2019. See below for pricing information. Returning guest 10% discount available, multiple week 10% discount available to any guest.

We accept PAYPAL.

Keywords: Lakeside Cottage

More Details

Kathy and Andy
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Jul 2007
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Hampton Township Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower has a convenient built in seat.
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In the living room in front of the fireplace.
    Bedroom 1 - 3 twin/ single , Cribs available to rent from local business.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5) Three in one room two in another., Child Beds (2) Two toddler size cots (the kind that are used for nap time at pre-school) Can be used as beds or on the porch for naps. Cover sheet provided but your child's pillow or blanket might be a comfort for them!, Baby Cribs (1) We can arrange for a crib rental for your stay., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Day bed on sleeping porch. Porch is enclosed with windows and screens. Double size sofa bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Fantastic porch and dock

  • 5 of 5

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 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.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! It was fun to exchange memories! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at The Woodbine cottage. We are so happy you could get together with your family. That's why this lake seems to be so special for making family memories.
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fab visit

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bear, Delaware


  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. The lake is so special and we love sharing it with our guests. We always hope families will enjoy their vacation time at The Woodbine! Thanks again for joining us! Andy and Kathy
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West Caldwell

Excellent family vacation.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike and family -We are happy your family enjoyed the cottage. There is almost always that breeze here that makes the lake so delightful. Some days it is truly as if you were at your own private lake. Thanks for choosing us for your family's vacation! Kathy and Andy
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cottage on lake owassa

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon-It was nice to meet you and your family. We are glad you all enjoyed the kayaks! Hope your trip home was..uneventful and safe! K and A
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newark International, EWR NJ
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Lakeside Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Culver Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Dover, NJ
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Rt. 206
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Riviera Maya
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Sandy Hook, NJ
Car: necessary

Fall apple picking! High Point State Park for gorgeous views of fall colors in three states!




Additional information about rental rates

Returning guests receive a 10% discount on their stay! Guests under the age of 24 must have an adult 25 years or older sign the lease, pay for the rental AND be present at the cottage during the entire rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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