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Beautiful & Private Lakefront Home 1 Mile from Town Amazing Panoramic lake View

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR/2BA/Sleeps 8, Panoramic lake view, private lakefront, Fireplace & fire pit

Welcome to Lake Jeff cottage, our private lakefront home conveniently located just two hours, N.W. of New York City, in Jeffersonville, N.Y.

Jeffersonville is a delightful little hamlet, in the Western-most part of Sullivan County, known best for its shops, casual dining, supermarket and small-town charm.

While you may feel as though you are miles away from civilization, Lake Jeff Cottage is conveniently located just one scenic mile up the creek from town.

Our four bedroom, 2 bath lakefront cottage, emphasizes style and comfort while still remaining true to its rustic design.

Winter in the Catskill Mountains can be a great deal of fun and adventure for couples and families alike. From our snow-covered peaks and valley's to our frozen lakes and streams it's nearly impossible to ignore the beauty of the surrounding snowscape and all the frosty fun that awaits you at Lake Jeff cottage.

Take the family tubing, skiing, snowboarding or skating at nearby Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park. Holiday Mountain offers private and group lessons for the children without breaking the bank.

For grown-ups, and kids alike, who just can’t wait for trout season to open in the spring, Sullivan County’s lakes offer the very best in ice fishing. And for those in a slightly competitive mood, the county offers several ice contests and derbies throughout the month of February.

Many guests choose to stay on the property where they can sled, cross-country ski, ice skate and ice fish. After spending the day in the snow there's nothing better than decompressing with hot cocoa by the fire.

It's all about the views! Panoramic views of the lake from nearly every room in the cottage makes this very special lakefront home a wonderful lakefront destination.

The three-story lake cottage offers four bedrooms and two baths which can comfortably sleep up to eight guests. You and your guests can rest easy in our king size bed, Queen size bed, our 3, full-size beds, and two single beds.

The open kitchen/ living room enjoys some of the best lake views in the entire cottage while providing the home chef a well-equipped kitchen and all the comforts of home.


The first floor of the cottage is truly the heart of this lakefront home. The family chef will not feel isolated for one moment with this open concept kitchen/living room area with sweeping waterfront views.

Preparing meals at the cottage is designed with you in mind. This well-appointed kitchen features pecan cabinetry, stainless appliances, large farmhouse sink and granite countertops, sure to satisfy the needs of our guests. In addition, we supply pots, pans, dishes, glassware, utensils, condiments and a few spices for cooking.

First Floor:

Opposite the kitchen is the lovely living room. The living room enjoys two sofas, chairs, large flat screen tv with cable and a wood-burning stove for those cool mountain evenings.

Behind the fireplace is a charming single bedroom with lovely antique furnishings. A single bed, desk chair, and a closet adorn this cozy bedroom. There is a second door with a step-down, providing bathroom access from this room. This room is wonderful for the guest who appreciates their privacy.

Just beyond the kitchen lies the laundry room/pantry with lovely pecan wood pantry for your groceries, with access to our main bathroom, for your guests.

Second Floor:

The entrance to the Lake Jeff Cottage is located on the second floor and features a custom built mudroom complete with cubbies to house your sports equipment and belongings

The king and queen bedrooms and bathroom are located on the second floor just beyond the mudroom.

The Master Bedroom enjoys a King size sleigh bed, knotty pine floors, a sofa, flat screen tv with a lovely lake view.

The second-floor bathroom is located between the king and queen bedrooms. This lovely bathroom calls attention to its custom-built cherry cabinetry and spacious sit-down stall shower.

The Queen bedroom features a custom bunk bed with a single bed over a queen size bed. Flatscreen tv with cable and beautiful knotty pine floors, with lovely views of the lake.

Third Floor Bunk Room:

The third floor of the cottage houses a spacious guest room known affectionately, as the "Bunk Room". The Bunk Room with its rustic cottage charm, offers three full-size, log style beds, for guests and their families to sleep in comfort and style. With wooden beams throughout and custom built bookshelves, this room is a favorite retreat for many of our guests.

Guests of Lake Jeff Cottage can take advantage of the library of books available to them in the Bunk Room, perfect for reading by the lake or if you prefer – reading in bed. A table and chairs overlook the lake in the Bunk Room so grab a book, relax and enjoy the view!


Lake Jeff is small 30 acre, private non-motor lake. Guests enjoy fishing, rowing, and splashing around in the lake from the private dock located on the property.

The upper portion ( shallow end ) of Lake Jeff offers great wildlife observation opportunities, but the birding is exceptional! You may see the native Bald Eagles, Hawks, the Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, King Fisher, migratory waterfowl including the Mallards, Wood Ducks, and Geese amongst other bird species, just steps outside your door. Enjoy and explore nature on the 2 islands located on the lake or row out and jump into the lake from the rowboat. The setting is quiet, nature-filled and simply beautiful. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Grill and dine outside on the stone terrace overlooking the lake. Roast marshmallows in the evenings by the fire pit with family and friends.

Our little compound is the perfect escape from it all. A wonderful place for family and friends to gather and make memories.

More Details

Ann Freedman
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Ann Freedman

My husband and I were raided in Manhattan, NYC. We've enjoyed escaping to the mountains of Sullivan County for decades. We were fortunate to have found and renovate Lake Jeff cottage which allowed us the freedom to leave the hustle and bustle of NYC and unwind in the peaceful setting of Lake Jeff cottage. Our son is in college and it's more difficult to get away these days as a family, which is why we decided to share our home with you.

Ann Freedman purchased this house in 2001

Why Ann Freedman chose Jeffersonville

This is very special property. My husband's family have enjoyed the town of Jeffersonville for two decades. The people are friendly and the town is a quaint country town just one mile from our home. The tranquility, the lake, the bald eagles and the amazing view will warm your heart and melt your stress away as it does for us. We've enjoyed many a holiday at our cottage and have some very special family memories here. My son and nephews learned to swim, fish, ice skate & sled on Lake Jeff. We've had many-a-friends and family members gather at our home to swim & BBQ in summers as well as ice skate and ice fish during Winter months. We feel truly fortunate to own one of Sullivan County's hidden gems. We hope you have the opportunity to experience all that Lake Jeff cottage has to offer.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this property the first time we stood in the living room and experienced the million-dollar views. While the house was in great need of renovations, the setting was absolutely perfect! After years of renovations, we were able to create an oasis for our family to enjoy for years to come. Fishing, swimming, rowing and relaxing by the fire pit can be had just steps outside the door. The beauty and serene setting afford you the opportunity to relax and unwind. During winter months the lake freezes over and the ground can be covered with 2 feet of snow. Winter activities are great fun and just outside your door. Sledding, ice fishing, and even ice skating can be enjoyed from the property. There's a family-friendly skiing facility just a short drive from the cottage as well. Be sure to visit our website for additional photos and information about Lake Jeff Cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at your cottage.  We did a lot of fishing off the dock and on the row boat.  We caught a lot of good sized perch.  We found a road side farm vegetable stand nearby and enjoyed lots of fresh corn.

We also had a trip to Skinner's fall and enjoyed the tubing in the river. Even my 3 months old daughter dipped her toes in. 

We found your cottage very comfortable and well furnished. Kitchen was very tasteful and conveniently stocked with all items necessary.  We loved that you had so many lawn chairs and different level surfaces outside, so we can all choose our favorite spot to drink coffee and watch the lake. My 3 year old daughter sure loved being outside. 

Thank you again for sharing your lovely place. We all had a very comfortable and relaxing week.

and thank you so much for fixing the WIFI so quickly. 


Bo Youm
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jeffersonville in Town of Bethel

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sit-down stall shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Newer bathroom with sit-down custom stall shower and mission style cabinetry. Beautiful brand new spa-like bathroom on main floor with bath tub / shower, vanity with chocolate brown & blue color palate.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 rd Floor Bunk Room - 3 Double Bed , Log style beds w/views
    2nd Fl. Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sofa & T.V. w/Views!
    2nd Floor Queen - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , views!
    1st Fl. - 1 Single Bed
  • The cottage at lake Jeff comfortably sleeps anywhere from two guests up to 8 guests in it's four bedrooms: Third floor Bunk Room: Three full size, log style bed Second floor Master bedroom: One king size bed Second floor Queen bedroom: One queen size bed and one single bed First floor bedroom: One single bed While there are enough beds to accommodate eight guests, the cottage is the perfect romantic getaway for two.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We are a family friendly Vacation rental however, due to the many steps and terraces as well as the proximity to the water, this property may not be suited toddlers or some seniors. Amenities include: *WIFI for your computer * Fresh linens for every bed * Fresh bath towels & wash cloths for each guest * Two TV's -one with DVD player * Stereo & CD player with indoor & outdoor speakers * High speed internet access with WIFI * Stove with convection option and warming drawer * Microwave *Duet high efficiency Washer & Dryer * Wood burning fireplace with firewood * Lake for swimming, fishing, rowing your boat * Row Boat, fishing rods & Lures * Two outdoor campfire pits * Large Commercial Grade Gas Grill * Large exterior picnic table with solar light umbrella * Board games, puzzles and a library of books * Local maps, brochures, magazines and event calendars * INCREDIBLE VIEWS!


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Beautiful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Lake Jeff Cottage for two weeks. It was absolutely beautiful and SO relaxing. We loved the house - it was so easy to settle right in. It's clean, comfortable, and decorated beautifully. Ann is an absolutely lovely person and was a phone call, text, or email away. She was available to help us with any questions or anything we needed.

My husband and I enjoyed our morning coffee on the lower terrace every day, while watching the fish jump out of the water as the eagle soared above. We all enjoyed fishing from the dock and from the row boat. We caught fish every day!

It was a huge convenience to have sheets and towels there so that we didn't have to pack them.

We loved the quaint little town - everyone is very friendly and you can pretty much find whatever you need without having to drive too far.

Activities were not too far of a drive - the kids went zip lining at Kittatiny Campgrounds and had an absolute blast! We went to the Farmer's Market in Callicoon, another pretty little town that's nearby. The boys also absolutely LOVED going to Peekamoose Blue Hole!

We look forward to going back again! Thank you to Ann and her family for sharing their beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words, Kathy. You and your family were a pleasure to have in our home. Many thanks for everything.
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Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is rustic but also luxurious. The owners are responsive and helpful. Our stay was in the winter over a particularly cold weekend. The wood stove and baseboard heaters were sufficient to keep the place cozy warm all weekend. Couldn't have been better.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Barrington, MA

Cozy and comfortable lake cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband, daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren spent two nights in this quaint cottage right on the lake. I can imagine how wonderful it would be in the warmer months. This was Thanksgiving, but it gave us an opportunity to enjoy a warming fire (already set up in the wood stove) in the very comfortable living room. We did very little cooking, as we were visiting other family in the area, but the kitchen is quite modern and completely stocked as far as I could tell. Everyone found a perfect spot to sleep with plenty of room to spread out. The decor was quaint and reminiscent of summers on the lake when you were a child -- altogether charming.

The area is very rural, and it does take some driving to get to many places. However, once you get familiar with the roads, I'm sure it is a fun area to visit. The cottage is in a sort of mixed neighborhood, but we had absolutely no trouble at all.

Bottom line: highly recommend and expect to come back during the warmer months. Thank you, Ann, for providing a really nice rental experience and anticipating our every need!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann was great!

  • 5 of 5

beautiful home and magical setting! Ann sent us such wonderful information to get to know the area, were looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog and I just got back from Ann's Lake Jeff property. We had such a great time there. The house is so close to town which makes it easy to pop out and get supplies. We went to pecks market and also got dinner to go one night at spice cafe which was great. The inside of the house was cozy in a great way with a nice modern kitchen overlooking the lake. The master bedroom also overlooks the beautiful lake and has a large comfortable bed. We were at the house when the fall foliage was at its peak and it was stunning. We drove around Sullivan County and it was just picture perfect. The area of the house was nice and quiet, my husband caught a decent size brook trout that we released back into the water and saw two bald eagles over the lake and go to their nest in a close tree. We used both the outdoor fire pit and indoor fireplace. All in all it was a great three nights and would absolutely return. Ann was a gracious, thoughtful host who was always available and responded back quickly to emails.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth, many thanks for the kind words. You, your husband your your pup, were wonderful guests and we greatly appreciate your choosing our home. We hope you'll join us at the cottage again, sometime.
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Los Angeles

Peace and Quiet and Fall Color too!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Lake Jeff and it was a cozy, comfortable getaway and just what we needed. My husband and I arrived at night and had trouble finding the house because it was so dark, we were tired and the phone service on one of the roads is spotty so the GPS would drop out. But Ann literally stayed on the phone with us until we figured it out. And we were so pleasantly surprised when we walked into the house after a long journey. For one of the nights there, we had two friends join us who slept in separate rooms. So we were four adults and the house is laid out in such a way that it could easily hold more people very comfortably, and each of the four bedrooms is very private. Also because it is on 3 levels, you have the added sense that there is plenty of room for all. You walk downstairs from the front door into the living area and kitchen and the view of the lake from there is instantly calming. We were quite busy as we were attending a 4 day event nearby, but coming home to the cottage everyday was an immediate stress reliever. It was warm enough to swim or boat in the lake, but we didn't have time. The area is pastoral and gorgeous and the fall color was absolutely beautiful. The house was perfectly equipped and well cared for. The wifi and cell service in the house was excellent. The beds were very comfortable. The open living room kitchen area is perfect for hanging out. If we had time, we for sure would have used the barbecue/outdoor eating area. But just sitting outside facing the lake was fantastic. One thing that really matters to me personally is cleanliness. It is one of my pet peeves in my own homes, any hotel and especially short term rental houses. And this house is immaculate. For me that is a necessity. The town of Jeffersonville is quaint and charming. Everything about the trip was A+ and we would love to come back to this house next year! Thanks Ann!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tavern on Main
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
in town
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Vila Roma
Car: necessary

Lake, lakefront, waterfront, water view, watervierw, lake view, swimming, views, theater, art, music, gaming, gambling, fishing, swimming, boating, skiing, tubing, rafting, concerts, galleries, pottery, museums, nature, birds, antiquing, shopping, water sports, fishing, golfing, hunting, canoe, kayaking, rafting, fly fishing, wave runners, jet boats,

water skiing, paddle boats, harness racing, opera, lake front, water front,

Located near Monticello, Liberty, Bethel, Roscoe, & Callicoon

Other Activities: rowing, swimming, fishing, birding,

Golf: There are 16 golf courses in Sullivan County each different then the other. While I do not have enough room to list them all, I will be happy to furnish you with information upon request.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Jeffersonville, New York

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping £107.29 + Tax
Pet Fee £71.53 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £357.65
Tax Rate 5.0%

$100.00 pet fee Pets upon approval
5% tax additional
We cannot accommodate cancellations. In the event of a cancellation the cottage will be relisted by owner as available for the dates in question. If the Cottage re-rents for the dates in question, at the same rate, then renter will receive all money back. If the property fails to re-rent for the period of cancellation, renter is responsible for the entire rental fee. You may wish to consider travelers insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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