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Private Lakefront Hideaway

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Athens

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps10

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps10. Luxury lakefront home

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Thomas Manning
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2016
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based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Private Lakefront Hideaway
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Nice house that needs a more accurate listing!

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice family vacation at this lake house on Sleepy Hollow Lake enjoying lots of fishing and swimming from the dock, kayaking and canoeing, campfires in the firepit and using the community beach and pool. Tom was a very responsive owner and the house was clean and well equipped. Some of the outdoor amenities have been well loved and ought to be repaired or replaced or removed from the listing.

Although the house is lakefront be aware that you cannot see the lake from the house in the summer - a disappointment for us - and that there is a steep path down to the dock which might be difficult for some guests.

My one main gripe is with the confusion caused by the pictures of the bedrooms and the descriptions of the bedrooms in the listing. The house does have 5 bedrooms and comfortably sleeps ten. There is a large, lovely bedroom and bath with shower on the top floor - pictured with the label bedroom 5. There is another good sized bedroom on the main level off the kitchen - pictured with the label bedroom 4. There are two small bedrooms with a set of twin beds in each room in the basement level - pictured with the labels bedroom 1 and 2. Then there is the mysterious picture labeled bedroom 3 - that room did not seem to exist. There is a small bedroom in the basement across from the two twin rooms that has a double bed and a single small, high window - nothing like what is pictured as bedroom 3. I understand that lake house living in the summer is diifferent and more casual but the pictures should not be misleading. It would be helpful if the descriptions in the listing made sense as far as the number/type of beds in each room and what level they are on and if the bedroom numbers in the listing corresponded to the numbers in the photos.

If you polled the individual family members each one would say that we had a great few days but all also agree that the listing should be cleaned up.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights in this beautiful home and had an excellent time with two adults, four 17-year olds, and our mini Goldendoodle! The house is adorable, spacious, and immaculate, and has virtually everything you need for your stay, including clean linens and plenty of towels. We spent a day swimming in and kayaking on the gorgeous lake, which is down a short path through the woods. The sun hits the dock for a few hours in the morning, but otherwise is shaded. That was no problem, though, as we sunned on the side lawn and deck of the house in the afternoon and then ambled down to the lake to cool off. The house has A/C and ceiling fans throughout, but the nights were cool and wonderful for sleeping regardless. We grilled on the deck and made s'mores around the firepit. The kids all slept downstairs where there are numerous beds, air hockey and shuffleboard tables, and a TV; there is a bedroom with bath on the main floor, but we opted to stay in the upstairs loft bedroom with bath, which put a nice noise buffer between us and the kids who stayed up later than we did. The wifi is strong throughout the house, but the modem must be slow because we had somewhat spotty Internet connectivity during our stay, but even that was a good excuse to disconnect and unwind. Tom was a real pleasure to deal with and provided helpful information about the house and area prior to our arrival. We would definitely return for a longer stay next time we have the opportunity!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and i had a wonderful time in this home. It was very cozy and clean. We were all very comfortable and enjoyed our stay. They had everything you need also which is great! We would love to book again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at this beautiful home this past weekend and I couldnt have asked for a better experience. The listing description was exactly what was promised, the house was spotless & completely maintained. You have the lake right in the back that my friends loved to go too and although it was a little chilly they even took the boats out. My favorite part was the fire pit, it was extremely cozy to sit by at night. There was plenty of room for us, very spacious. Tom was absolutely awesome to communicate with and answered all questions I had even when I was there and needed him he responded promptly. I would be more than happy to recommend this home to friends and family & I will definitely be looking forward to coming here again if not once but twice a year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

My family rented this home Presidents weekend. It was the most amazing and cozy getaway we could ever ask for for both adults and children. Thomas was so accommodating. You couldn't ask for a better rental as far as the cleanliness and home away from home feeling right down to the owner. We highly appreciated recommend anyone to stay here; you will not regret it. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, Pleasurable, and simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

For her birthday, my girlfriend and I, with two other couples were looking for a place we can get away for the weekend and relax during the day and have fun hanging around at night. We stumbled onto Tom's house on the website and inquired immediately.

Tom was the ultimate host: completely respectful, one of the nicest guys, and worked with us to truly provide one of the best weekends I've ever had. In essence, he's a gentleman and totally down to earth.

The house was breathtaking. Coming from Manhattan and Long Island (the drive was easy as well) the cabin was a perfect blend of modern and rural escapism. With six people we thought we'd be on top of each other but we all had plenty of time to ourselves to kick back and enjoy whether on the dock by the lake or hanging in the basement or reading the living room, it had everything six individuals could want in a weekend. The area is beautiful as well. It was cool but crisp, you could just sit outside and gulp the air.

I believe we will be getting back in touch and planning another weekend soon.

Thanks again Tom,


  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
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Prices for this holiday house in Athens, Catskills

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Tom 516-697-8988

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Athens, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
shuffle board and air hockey paddle boat canoe kayack

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