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Spectacular Panoramic Mountain Views, Hilltop, Lake Access

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Athens - Hilltop

4 Bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 8-10.

Tri-level home offers spectacular panoramic Catskill mountain views and Berkshires, semi-secluded, with all comforts and amenities. Artist's loft with exceptional 300 degree views, breakfast nook, Pool table, 3 decks, 2 stone patios, large marble fireplace in the living room open to loft area, master bedroom and master bath with whirlpool, both overlooking the mountains. BBQ on the large sunny deck facing the mountains. Lake access at the Lodge with beach area and pool, Marina. Only 2.5 hours north of New York City in one of the most beautiful areas of the Hudson River Valley. Sleepy Hollow Lake is a 2200 acre exclusive residential community surrounding a two and a half mile man-made lake, top-rated for water quality, with 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, lodge and sandy beach area.

Guestbook 2007: 9/7/2007

Dear Nicole,

Our family enjoyed your roomy, lovely house. What a great location.

Everyone truly enjoyed the views, the pool and the lake. We loved the decks and experienced quality time in a wonderful setting.

Thank you for making it a memorable vacation. Livy and Daly

PS. You didn't forget a thing!. Clean, well supplied accommodations!


Dear Nicole,

Thank you for all your hospitality while staying in your lovely home.

The girls really enjoyed the pontoon boat,.. the paddle boat, especially the views as did Paul and I.

Thank you for all you did to make happy memories for our summer vacation come true.

Paul and family


We all had a wonderful time here on Tommy Trail. It was the perfect place to see our family and spend sometime relaxing.

Thanks for all your help. Everything was wonderful. The Emily and John

PS Nicole, I thank you for coming to meet us. You are just as warm a person as I thought you would be. thanks again.

Guestbook 2006: 10/9/06

We just had a wonderful family reunion here on Tommy Trail. The weather was great, the leaves magnificent and the accommodations perfect.

It was just the perfect setting to be with our two new grandsons. What fun!

Howard K- Rochester NY

Nicole, What a great week.. did you order the most perfect weather or did we just get lucky?

Some traveled locally, others from far..

Caught and ate bass, caught and released others, laughed, conversed, slept, played cards, shopped, relaxed, enjoyed the views, sounds, lake, etc. House is special, spacious and accomodating. A great gathering place. Thanks.

PS. Magical. thanks!


Dear Nicole,

Thank you so much for everything. All of us has a wonderful time and your home was a perfect base for our adventures.

Our three year old, Thomas, refuses to go home and plans to move up here soon. We hope to come back again.

Best wishes, Bo, Derek, Siomson, Jaroslav and Thomas.

Guestbook 2006: 7/15/06

Nicole, What a wonderful week. Both my sons and their kids (and garandma and grandpa) had a terrific time.

Your home was our home. The lake was special and the boat rides a treat. We even caught a fish!!

Thanks for making our family vacation special. We're delighted to reccomend this house and lake area to our friends.

Best Regards, Mike, Theresa, Scotty

7/5/06 first guest

Thanks so much for everything! We certainly enjoyed all of the ammenities. The views were lovely and the boat was a lot of fun.

We enjoyed being able to use the barbeque and having internet access.

We wanted for nothing and appreciate how helpful and available you were. Thanks again.

Charles and Christina S.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nicole Boland
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2016
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About Nicole Boland

Spent most of our life in New York City and Riverdale. Went to Hunter College.

Was computer Systems Analyst for Time Warner inc.

Nicole Boland purchased this house in 1990

Why Nicole Boland chose New York

The house was custom built in 1990. We loved the magic of the lake and the area. the proximity to New York City and the access to sky areas, Hunter and Windham.

What makes this house unique

When we built the house, the surrounding trees were bushes and the views were so spectacular we did not want to put a roof on the house. We could see the length of Hudson River on one side and the Mountains and hills on the other side, part of the lake. It used to be a farm years ago and it has wonderful wild flowers that spread a sweet fragrance in the air.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Spectacular Panoramic Mountain Views, Hilltop, Lake Access
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

A Comfortable Spacious Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a large spacious house with lots of room and bathroom. We really enjoyed the living room with high ceiling and plenty of sun light. The house has a Jacuzzi and TV's in the room. The house was clean and well maintained. The owner is very cooperative and we were able to reach her any time we needed assistance with something. The house has two decks one in the front and one in the back where we did our barbecue. The house is close to Sleepy Hollow Lake with access to the lake and pool. We would highly recommend this house to anyone who wants to rent a house in the Catskills region. The house is close to Windham and Hunter mountains, as well as close to Rip Van Winkle bridge. We enjoyed out stay at this house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Great family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of sleeping arrangements for everyone in the family to have their own quiet space and very cool loft area. The owner was very attentive, accessible, and accommodating. A couple of issues came up, but she addressed them immediately. Loved the two upper decks. Beautiful views of the Catskill range especially at sunset. Very peaceful. Enjoyed eating on the decks and listening to the variety of birds. The pool did not open until the last week in June, so we didn't get to use it as much as we would have liked, but the lake beach was very nice, with picnic area and Adirondack chairs, and floating diving platform. The little village of Athens is minutes away with nice places to eat and live music on weekends. This was a great location for us as we took day trips, to NYC, Boston, and to visit family and friends around the area including all the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society printing and educational facilities. Loved having this house as a home base as we were able to cook a lot of our meals and make good use of the grill. Good kitchen appliances and washer/dryer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such an awesome house

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a vacation weekend with my husband and some friends. It was fantastic, exactly what we wanted. There's a huge amount of indoor and outdoor space, it's well secluded so no matter how late you stay up with friends you don't have to worry about bothering the neighbors, and it was situated in a great area with a ton of places to go and things to see. Highly recommended; we'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great 4th of July get away

  • 5 of 5

Me and my whole family (6 adults 2 children) enjoyed our stay and this beautiful, espacios three floor house, lots of space, plenty of rooms, towels and sheets included. The decks were great, the back deck facing the mountains for dinner time with a barbecue included. The front deck for breakfast or just hanging out.

Before we left the owner emailed to us directions to the house and local supermarkets, a list of restaurants, and all sorts of instructions- from how to use the air conditioner to how to use pool, and timely responded to my many emailed questions. The kitchen had everything we needed. We happened to be there for the 4th of July weekend and the fire works at the lake were expectacular something i'll never forget. The neighbors in the community were very friendly and we had lots of fun at the pool). The area is absolutely beautiful,. Just seeting by the lake was so relaxing, and the fact that you can swim at the lake was an added bonus It is truly a great place to just hang out and relax with the family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Long Island, Ny

family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable, clean, well maintained house with lovely views & porches. My grand daughters loved the loft. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of space there & in the dining room.

The lake, pool & tennis courts are great.

The owner is very helpful-- emailing room plans, directions for everything & information about supermarkets, restaurants & the surrounding area.

I would certainly rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
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Bergen County, NJ

Pretty home; very gracious owner

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a week. The house is spacious and very well appointed, including a comfortable kitchen and good-sized dining room - perfect for "coming together" dinners. There are also three nice decks/patios outside.

The lake and pool are short drives away, and both are delightful. We rented the owners' pontoon boat and had a great time on the lake.

As for the owner, Nicole is very friendly, hospitable and gracious. She took time, though multiple e-mails, to send us information about the house, the boat, nearby shopping and attractions. We can't say enough about what a pleasure it was to rent from her.

This is a great vacation home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Thruway 87
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Athens, Catskills

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Pet Fee £82
cleaning £123

Security Deposit $500
Cleaning fee: $150
Linens, towels, soaps provided
Summer 2015 Jun 20 2015 - Sep 13 2015 7 night minimum stay $2100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Athens, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Livingroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Family room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , open loft 540 sq ft
    Sunroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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