Two-story cottage perched on a hill overlooking Mountain Lake in the hamlet of Smallwood, town of Bethel. Reclaimed wood throughout this new custom home with modern-rustic charm and top-notch amenities. Come relax and enjoy the picturesque view.
The house is perched on a hill among the trees overlooking Mountain Lake in Smallwood. Stone stairs from the drive wind down to the yard and front door. The first floor consists of the kitchen, dining room, half bath and living room with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the lake. Both the kitchen and bathroom have radiant heated flooring, a toasty treat during the fall and winter months. The kitchen is well stocked with all cooking necessities and features stainless appliances including a convection oven, microwave, and dishwasher. The living room opens onto the deck that faces west and is the best spot to take in the sun setting over the lake.
The centerpiece of the first floor is the sun drenched staircase made of reclaimed wood. All of the trim within the house is reclaimed lumber from the original summer cottage on the property. The cottage proved too far gone to save but was deconstructed board by board and given a new life inside.
Upstairs is the full bathroom also with radiant heated flooring and a skylight, two large bedrooms, and laundry room . Each bedroom has a queen sized bed and space to sneak away with a good book or tablet for those who can’t unplug - no judgment - we had WiFi before running water.
This is the last house on a dead end road so there is zero traffic. The property is heavily wooded and very quiet. The abundant trees make for excellent bird watching. We have spotted eagles, three species of wood peckers, ducks, and geese.
The house is best for two couples, but there is an inflatable queen mattress that will fit in the sitting area of the master bedroom or in the living room. The large sectional will also accommodate additional guests if necessary. All sheets towels, blankets, and pillows, are provided as well as a HE washer and dryer.
The lake is a private lake for members only and they check at the beach. Only long term renters of 30 days or more are allowed beach/lake access.
Our preferred swimming spot is the Toronto Reservoir about a 10 minute drive from the house.
Guests have full access to the house.
We are available by phone and email during the stay. This is our weekend home. We live in downtown Brooklyn.
We front Mountain Lake in the hamlet of Smallwood, township of Bethel. There is a sweet little water fall and park. We are also just a short drive to Bethel Woods, Kiamesha Lake and the surrounding Catskills villages.
A bus comes direct from Port Authority in Manhattan to the bus terminal in Monticello. It's about 8 miles to the house and there are usually taxi cabs at the station when you arrive. We recommend coming with a car, however.
We hope you love our home as much as we do.