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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Spirit of the Lake! Private Lake Front on Lake Peekskill!

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 Bedrooms / Reading Room with sofa bed / Sleeps 5 comfortably / 1.5 bathroom

Capture the spirit of the lake!

Private lake home on beautiful Lake Peekskill, located 1 hr from NYC!

100' private landing with stone steps that lead to shallow water. Enjoy swimming, sitting on the covered porch or large slate patio, sip wine, watch the fish jump and hummingbirds feed. Surrounded by old trees and stunning views until the sun goes down over the mountain across the lake. Magical and peaceful, the Perfect Place to retreat and refresh yourself.

Furnished porch and large slate patio overlook the lake with breathtaking views. 2 bedrooms/ queen beds, 1 reading room with double sofa bed. Renovated gourmet kitchen. A/C. Cable TV, Wi-Fi internet access, DVD, CD/Stereo. Fully furnished. New Weber outdoor gas grill. Large living room with dining table over looking lake. Row boat on site for use.

Come see for yourself!

Monthly/Weekly/Weekend rentals available.

Please note that we have a six adult overnight maximum. Our 2014 rental rates listed below.

Minutes to shopping and amenities. Drive or metro north Hudson line, then cab to house.

20 min to many local highlights....Cold Spring, Boscobel House and Gardens, Bear Mountain, Chuang-yen Monastery: a Chinese Pure Land Buddhist temple, Peekskill's fine restaurants and live music scene.

All season activities.


Arrival time check-in: 3PM

Departure time check-out: 11AM

Earlier arrival/check-in times and later departure/check-out times can be conveniently arranged. However, the above times will be strictly enforced if other arrangements are not made.

More Details
  • children welcome
Nora (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


based on 13 traveler reviews

Spirit of the Lake! Private Lake Front on Lake Peekskill!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Frustrating 2nd visit

  • 2 of 5

This is our second visit to the property, the first visit in October we had an enjoyable time once the homeowner contacted the next door neighbor about the radio/music playing very loudly in his vacant detached garage which kept us awake for two nights. The radio/music was more quiet this visit.

We were told prior to arrival of this visit, the key would be left in a specified area (which I do not want to disclose for safety of the property). Unfortunately, the key was not where we were told it would be. I called, emailed and messaged the homeowner who seems more difficult to reach than previous visit and after several messages back and forth, including me asking could we have a locksmith come and open the lockbox that was broken so we could have a key? And more than two hours waiting to come to the fact with the homeowner that a neighbor 1 mile away had a spare key and could we go to pick it up from there. This was not a good start to our visit after a 14 hour long drive.

Upon entering the house, we needed to use the facilities very badly. There was no toilet paper to be found in the bathrooms, or in the utility closet. This was very frustrating, considering there is a cleaning fee, apparently the cleaner had just left and the reason there was no key. One would think that there would be toilet paper available -this is specified on the listing as well that it will be included.

Later in the evening, we wanted to watch the television, however the cable was not working. Once again, emailed/messaged the homeowner that night and just went to bed. We called again the following morning and left a voicemail but did not receive an answer back until after 11am when the cable finally worked.

The coffee pot had not been emptied and we had to clean the old coffee grounds and stale coffee out of the holder before using it the morning after check in - which was a frustrating start to the morning.

I did ask the homeowner if we could have a nights reimbursement for all of the troubles. The homeowner stated if we wanted to stay an extra night at no charge, that would be ok. However, we were on a schedule and could not stay another night - this offer sounded nice but wasn't really feasible. I have asked again for a nights reimbursement and was told we would have a complimentary night on our next visit. However, who knows when/if we will be back to the area.

For more Than a premium per night rate, I would think things should be more up to par.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here over a long weekend. While the weather was chillier than expected, it was a great place to be cozy and watch the rain on the lake! We enjoyed using the grill and eating by the water when the weather behaved. We had a Sunday brunch at Birdsall House during our stay. Nora was informative and helpful before/during/after our stay. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We came to have a family weekend. The lake house was lovely and comfortable. Everything we needed was there to cook and dine in. My daughter and I even made cookies! The views on the lake were beautiful. Close to Peekskill for shopping, dining and the train. Bear Mountain State Park is just across the bridge with beautiful views of the Hudson! Nora was super responsive and accommodating. Will come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This lake house was everything we thought it would be. Relaxing, quaint, great view and super attentive hosts! Booking process was so easy. From Grand Central to nature in 1.5 hours. We will be back. Thanks, Nora!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A slice of heaven - we will be back !!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay and we miss it already. We spent a few days there and came back recharged like we had been gone a few weeks.

The house is so charming and meticulous and sits on the best spot on the lake. The scenery is eye candy during the day and the stars are amazing at night. We jumped in and out of the water, really fun.

The house was super easy to get to the house from NYC. We picked up a Metro North train from Grand Central and arrived about 40 minutes later. We might drive next time to see what we like better. We hope to return each season.

The house owner named Nora was totally helpful, sweet and responsive.

Highly recommended for a wonderful (and easy) escape. We plan to become regulars : )

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enchanting Weekend

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend (now fiance) had a truly magical weekend at the lake. The house is clean, relaxing and cozy and the lake is absolutely beautiful. What a romantic getaway from NYC....we even got engaged there!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Westchester Airport
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Hollow Brook Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Metro North
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Taconic Parkway
Car: recommended

Private Lake. Minutes to shopping and amenities. Drive or metro north then cab to house.

20 minutes from house you will reach: Boscobel Garden House, Cold Spring, Peekskill's restaurants with live music scene, Bear Mountain, Chuang-yen Monastery: a Chinese Pure Land Buddhist temple. All season activities.


Rates & Availability

Putnam Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring / Summer
May 1 2016 - Sep 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Fall / Winter
Sep 23 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2017 - Sep 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $50

Long weekends include, Memorial Day/July 4th/Labor Day,Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Holiday rates are based on 3 nights, priced at $475 per night. Holiday weekly rate is $2400
* Pets: Additional fee $50, please inquire.
* Payment via PayPal. Security deposit is due 3 days after verbal/email reservation confirmation.
* Security deposit required - returned after departure upon cleaning and inspection of house and property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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New York House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - reading room with double sofa bed
  • Sleeps 5 comfortably
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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