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Summer-Swim,Fish,Hike,Bike,Kayak,Music,Breweries,Relax,Wildlife,Family & Friends

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,401 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Open design. All year lake views. Private acre 4 Bedrooms, 2 bath , Rec Room

This house is a perfect for a group of friends or a couple of families. Great Hanging Out House. Great views of the lake. Open floor plan allows cooks to do their thing and all to enjoy. Plenty of space on all three levels plus outdoor decks and screen room.

Please read the reviews from our guests as they will help you get a good feel of the house and how it can work with different situations and groups. The house, our community, and our central location to area events, attractions, restaurants and shopping make the Bethel Lake House the perfect five-star rated place to stay in the Town of Bethel or in Sullivan County. Additionally, we try very hard to offer great value and convenience for your hard earned vacation dollar.

Our spacious, open and fully renovated lake front home is available for rent...as a weekend escape, a three-day weekend in front of the fire, for the summer season or for a long, slow week to explore (also available as an artist's retreat for longer periods)---you choose.

Nearby --covered bridges (Livingston Manor)--three-arch stone bridge (Jeffersonville), a Hydro-powered radio station (WJFF) and the trout fishing center of the East (Roscoe)...also, raft or paddle down the Delaware from Narrowsburgh NY, Skinner's Falls or Pond Eddy-twenty minutes away....

Open Chef's Country Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances

Super clean+, kid and pet friendly and full of family games and activities. House offers wired or wireless hi-speed internet. Two TV's with cable service. (If you want bring your playstation/gamebox and controllers )

Wrap-around deck overlooking a private non-motorboat lake with beach. Swimming allowed at beach with prior arrangements. House has a HUGE finished basement with a pool-table, a fancy golf putting green, dart board, foosball table, piano , separate seating area, and bunk-beds makes this great for two families to get away together (house sleeps up to 9. ....walk around the lake, ice fish in winter, bickride--roast marshmallows, kallak during the rest of the year....beginner skiing just twelve minutes away, see a concert at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (ten minutes to Yasgur's Farm), go antique hunting or bald eagle watching nearby... tour a small organic farm nearby, even bet on the trotters and gamble at the raceway (7 miles down the road)....

Security Deposit Required. If you bring a Pet, then a Pet Security Required

Payment is to be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival in order to honor reservations

Guests pay a $150 fee for professional cleaning.

NOTE: Rentals are subject to the 5% Sullivan County Room Occupancy tax

Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice--HOLIDAY RATES APPLY

More Details

Kevin Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Smallwood in Town of Bethel

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2401 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Swimming permitted at lifeguard protected beach provided weekly passes are pre-arranged. Nearby swimming at Lake Superior or Toronto Reservoir
  • Rental Agreement must be signed with 24hrs of booking
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Skylight. Has low shower headroom
    Main floor bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Blue Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Dresser, two chairs, TV, walk in closet, a/c, balcony
    Yellow bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Two closets, dresser, two chairs, ceiling fan
    Green Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Large closet, full length dresser, chair, ceiling fan
    Bunk house - 1 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Three Bed Bunkhouse on lower level with rec room.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin/bunk Beds (5), Extra sheets, plenty of blankets and pillows. Bedrooms have night stands, drawers, and a chair. Master bedroom has air conditioning. Other bedrooms have ceiling fans. Each bedroom has separate heating control.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(98 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.867347 based on 98 reviews

Lovely Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house during the Christmas Holiday to visit family; rather than staying in one of the local hotels again. It was quiet and clean; our host's instructions were clear and concise. Having stayed in other homes and hotels in the area; ;definitely will keep this on our list for future visits.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home and Lovely Lake

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. Our goal was to relax and enjoy quality time with one another, and we did just that. This house on the lake is beautifully decorated, and so comfortable with roomy chairs and couches in the living room, with access to an large outside deck and views of the lake. And there's quiet, sunlit reading areas, and a loft retreat with a beautiful view of the backwoods.

We really used the well-stocked, pretty kitchen, and cooked wonderful meals -there was any cooking tool or utensil for the most seasoned cooks. We went to a local diner just once- it was great, but we loved the house so much that we found ourselves preferring to stay in because the surrounding were so pleasant.

We walked the lake, took out the bicycles, there's a game room downstairs, kayaks- there was even a closet with anything we might need for our dog. He also loved it, and we would all recommend this delightful house on the lake. We left relaxed and very,very happy with this getaway. The owners were wonderful to work with and we hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reviews are very important and special to us as owners. We value every one. We hope everyone leaves one. Once in a while a review really stands out and as it encapsulates what we hope every guest experiences. We truly appreciate this review. It even has some great kitchen comments!
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The best house in Smallwood

  • 5 of 5

Over the last several years, my friends and I have stayed in Smallwood and the surrounding area for an annual summer reunion. I can therefore say, without a doubt, that Kevin owns the nicest home in all of Smallwood. This palatial house in this serene hamlet of the Catskills boasts several spacious bedrooms, complete with luxuriously comfortable beds, a full kitchen equipped for preparing a bountiful feast, and entertainment to amuse people of all ages for days on end.

Everything was as described, and Kevin made sure to attend to every single request and tend to every question we had. There was ample information provided on the town and the surrounding area which enabled us to have an excellent weekend.

We had an excellent time at Kevin’s home and I will look no further when I seek a place for us to stay next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This truly sums up the experience we want all our guests to have. We are fortunate to have guests that respect the property and return year after year. We love all our returnees and our 'last minute stay gang'.
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Lovely time at the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at White Lake. The house is wonderful, comfortable, and has all the amenities you could possibly need for vacation. We made use of the kayaks and fishing gear, grilled, and made fires every night. There's a bunch of stuff to do in the area too but we decided to be lazy and hang around the house only. Overall one of the best and most relaxing vacations we've had in a while. Would absolutely recommend to others. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liana, thanks for summing up the typical guest experience at our home. We find as we read these reviews our typical guests of families and friends love the relaxation they feel while enjoying the peacefulness and prettiness of the lake setting. They also enjoy the games and activities available at the house. We are happy when are guests are happy!
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Serenity!! Just a tranquil and beautiful house ! Kevin was an amazing host !!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were at Kevin's house for two night and three days. We enjoyed every bit of it. We had a bin fire , BBQ and walks around the lake. We had plans to do things in the area , but when we got to the house we didn't want to leave. The house was just so warm , comfortable and also relaxing. My kids had a great time enjoying the lake , my wife enjoyed the peace and quite. Ty Kevin !!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your family's happy experience. As you comment, it is the experience of many that when they get to the house they do not want to leave. So, we often suggest that guests bring all the necessities from home with them picking up last minute perishables and such on the way into the neighborhood. This way there is no pressure to leave for any reason. We even have a backup propane tankl for the BBQ. For Friday afternoon/evening travel we suggest bringing a casserole/baked ziti so when you get to the house you can just plop it in the oven and relax. You will pass a great pizzeria as you get off 17 to 17B as another option.
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Great location. Love the morning view. Clean and lots of stuff to do even if it rains.

  • 5 of 5

Great retreat. Being able to fish at anytime is awesome. The owner aloud us to use the kayaks and my friends have never used them before. They had a blast. Catch and release lake, but I still pulled in 3 great pike, and 2 very nice bass. One night it rained so we used the outside screened in porch for poker. Didn't get wet, and no bugs. I would rent it again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reginald - thanks for a great informative review. Your review helps others learn how to make the most of their stay! The house layout and setup nicely supports family, friends, and other groups. There is a large communal eating and hangout space on the main floor and a large, separate rec room downstairs. With bedrooms spread out over three floors and baths on two of those there is plenty of privacy when desired. The lake is stocked with five different species of fish by our civic association. In addition to our annual association fees, Laura and I contribute to the Fish Fund. Many of our guests will take one of our kayaks and fishing poles out and have at it. A few weeks after your stay a family caught a few fish right off our dock. They sent us a picture of their happy son with a smile from ear to ear!
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Sullivan County Airpiort
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Friend’s Restaurant
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Lochmor Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Port Jervis
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dancing Cat Saloon, more trendy spots + Itallian
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mountain Lake (our lake) & Toronto Reservior
Car: necessary

The Town of Bethel was brought to the world's attention in 1969 when nearly 500,000 people gathered at Max Yasgur's Farm for 'Three Days of Peace and Music'. The Woodstock festival was held here in Bethel, 5 miles from our lake house, not in the Town of Woodstock.

In 2006, Bethel Woods opened on the original Woodstock site as a state-of-the-art performing arts venue. In early 2008, a multi-media Woodstock 'interpretive' museum opened near the old Yasgur's Farm to complement the concert space, which has hosted the New York Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis, Diane Reeves, Chris Botti, the Goo Goo Dolls, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd/Marshall Tucker Band, Bob Dylan, Richie Havens/Arlo Guthrie, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Steely Dan, the Allman Brothers, the Jonas Brothers, Heart, Journey, Cheap Trick and Brad Paisley to name a few. The continue to add top artists each summer / fall seasons. Lawn chair rentals make it affordable for all.

If you can not make the concerts it is still a great place to visit and tour the Woodstock Museum. This museum is quite the unexpected treat. Original artifacts, music, history, movie clips and much more. Group tours given on Saturdays. Easy 1 to 2 hour tour. See the actual festival site, hills and ponds.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Smallwood, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
4 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.17
Cleaning Fee £112.31 + Tax
Pet Fee £14.97 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £299.48

- The house is not rented to those under 25.
- Separate Pet Deposit of $400 may be required.
- Our cleaning and hospitality staff does a post-stay cleaning report on how the house was left as well as how many beds were used. When more beds are used than what was requested/expected then the guest will be charged the nightly rate for an extra guest. This will be deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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