About this listing
Lakefront property on Highland Lake where you can walk right into a sandy bottomed lake!
Amazing 180 degree views from this cozy three story, custom contemporary on two wooded acres; sleeps eight or more.
Serene retreat for viewing bald eagles, wildlife and stunning sunsets.
Firepit in huge yard is perfect for roasting marshmallows and chestnuts....fun for the entire family!!
Fireplace with woodstove insert in home makes for cozy winter evenings!!
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This amazing lakefront property is set on two park like wooded acres and is a custom contemporary, passive solar, 3 storey cedar post and beam which sleeps 6-8. Living area is open concept with cathedral ceilings and skylights. Kitchen is spacious, fully equipped with stainless steel appliances. Top floor master bedroom/queen bed overlooks the lake, full bedroom with filtered view of lake overlooks woods, plus king bedroom in walk out basement level, full sized airbed available to set up in ground floor den and pull out sofa bed in semi basement living area increases accommodation to sleep 8 - 10. Top floor bathroom has jacuzzi tub and separate shower, ground floor bathroom with shower.
As we are energy conserving (passive solar heat) the house is cooled with a heat return system that draws out summer heat through spaces between walls, along with huge ceiling and individual fans. There is also excellent cross ventilation with cooling breezes off the lake. If you prefer central air or a/c units this may not be the house for you.
Owners quarters (over and above the 3 bedrooms) will be vacant but locked and not available to guests.
House boasts solar room, wood burning stoves in addition to passive solar heat and electrical baseboard heating, tv, wifi, vcr/dvd player, stainless steel appliances in fully equipped kitchen, includes dishwasher plus laundry room with washer/dryer and security system.
Parking for six cars or more.
The house is just steps from the lake, features outdoor dining areas, dock for boating, swimming and fishing along with private beach from which you can walk into the natural, sandy bottomed, spring fed motor boat lake. Great for ice skating and ice fishing once lake is frozen in winter season and also close to skiing.
Plenty of opportunity for bird watching - with hummingbirds to bald eagles.
Sandy Beach Tavern (1 mile from house) has snack bar, pool table, game room and private beach for swimming and boat launching at a nominal fee (closed in winter.)
Eldred is the closest village (less than 3 miles away) with wine store, bank, post office, library, supermarket, coffee shop, diner and outdoor pizza restaurant.
If you want fresh trout or sophisticated dining go to Hennings in Cocheton 55. The Carriage House in Barryville is also a great choice.
Barryville right on the Delaware River is 6 miles away with restaurants, antique stores and the opportunity to rent canoes or kayaks on Route 97.
One may fish off the dock and short term fishing permits and supplies are available at The Barryville Sportsman.
Zip lining/river trips, tubing, paintball all available at Kittatinny also on Route 97 close to Barryville.
White Lake is 8 miles away and also boasts restaurants, boat rental and antique stores.
Public transit is not really available - this area needs a car....
2 night minimum (3 in summer season) and 4 weeks maximum (longer stays open to discussion.)
Cleaning fee: $200 (reservations for longer than one week will incur an additional weekly cleaning fee - amount to be discussed.)
Security deposit: $to be discussed and depends upon length of rental and number of guests.
Owners' Suite (over and above the 3 bedrooms plus den for additional sleeping area) will be vacant but locked and not available to guests. This area will be kept locked for the duration of the reservation.
Interaction with guests
Shall not be present during our guests' stay. We will however be available at all times by phone, text or email for any questions or concerns that arise during guests' stay.
Other things to note
We do require that guests sign a basic rental agreement prior to receiving key.
There is a 5% Sullivan County Room Tax that will be added to your listing costs.
There will also be the following charges:
Cleaning fee: $175
Wifi/internet is generally available - however - this is the Catskill region and this can be spotty or unreliable depending upon weather conditions or power outages.
No smoking, lighted candles, illicit substances or pets allowed inside the house.
No outdoor shoes on carpeted areas.
Please clean up after yourselves and leave the house as you found it so the next guest may enjoy a comfortable stay.
Owners suite (over and above the 3 bedrooms) will be vacant but not available to guests. This area will be kept locked for the duration of the reservation.
If you intend to throw a party during your stay (i.e. guests in excess of your booking list) - you would need pre authorization. There would be an additional fee (to be negotiated depending upon number of extra visitors) as this larger group involves extra liability, wear and tear, as well as higher cleaning fees and usage of basic house items such as paper goods and utilities.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
Englishwoman (American husband) now living in the United States. Enjoys the country life, knitting, reading, good food and family.
My hosting style is very European - you are a guest - "mi casa es su casa....."
I always like to deliver more than I promise - want my guests to feel pleasantly surprised with their stay - and find a true oasis!!