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Special Winter Rates!! Beautiful lakefront property close to winter sports!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Perfect All Season Location!! Ski, Ice Skate, Ice Fish & Toboggan!!

Just under a 2 hour drive from New York City, close to Pennsylvania, New Jersey with Bethel Woods (home of the original Woodstock festival) just ten miles from the house. We are close to the Forestburgh Playhouse and local arts venues, Minisink Battlefield, Barryville & scenic protected Delaware River.

Explore Route 97 which runs along the Delaware River.

Many chic inns and restaurants are to be found in a string of villages such as Narrowsburg and Callicoon.

Sullivan County is a great area for fly-fishing. Local guide services at (845)-665-9521 - not necessarily a recommendation but hear they are a good resource.

Another resource is Lander's River Trips (800)252-3925.

This luxury, roomy lakefront retreat is a custom contemporary, energy conserving, 3 storey cedar post and beam which is bright and light filled, and is situated on two park like acres, with own private dock/beachfront on sandy bottomed lake (great for swimming, boating and or fishing.)

House has multiple indoor/outdoor seating areas, a solar room, fireplace with wood burning stove insert along with electrical baseboard heating, Dish TV with all channels, wifi, state of the art security system, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, fire extinguisher, first aid kit plus fully equipped, up to date kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ice maker, water filter, range top with grill, wall oven, microwave, toaster, coffee makers, and washer/dryer/ironing facilities in separate laundry area on ground floor.

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.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar that flows into large dining area with table that expands to seat ten (plus a high chair), then flows into living area with cathedral ceiling, wood beams, skylights, wood burning stove plus a spectacular lake view through the entire lakeside's glass wall.

There is a separate den with seating and a solar room that has a nice table to enjoy breakfast while watching the butterflies flit past the windows, while enjoying the cross breezes coming through the door to the (lakeside deck.)

The fully finished semi basement has comfortable seating area/large play areas and 60' screen for playing videos, dvds or gaming systems.

There is a large outdoor table on side porch which seats eight, a lakeside table with market umbrella that seats four (we sit here for breakfast while watching the hummingbirds at the feeder.) There is an additional bistro table that seats two plus two cozy, armchairs with drinks table. Under a shade tree down by the dock there is a large table that seats four - plus additional captains chairs and bench seating.

Master Bedroom 1 (queen bed) overlooks lake

Bedroom 2 (full bed) overlooks woods with filtered view of the lake.

Bedroom 3 (king bed in fully finished and modern, windowed semi-basement)

Extra sleeping for 1 - 2 (air bed in den which is adjacent to beautiful solar room that overlooks the woods) plus an additional full sized sofa bed in semi basement living area sleeps an additional 1 - 2.

Top floor bathroom has jacuzzi tub with separate shower, cathedral ceiling and skylights.

Ground floor bathroom has a full shower.

In addition to being on a lakefront there is easy access to other lakes, streams, hiking, fishing, river rafting, zip lining, tubing, canoeing, horseback riding, antiquing, Monticello Racetrack/Racino, local arts scene, skiing at Big Bear, and in the colder weather, skating and ice fishing off private dock plus snowboarding and tobogganing on gently sloping area on huge private lawn.

Outdoor space - has multiple seating areas perfect for reading, eating, entertaining, meditating or practicing yoga. The huge lawn is peaceful with ample room for games while others in your party may find a nice quiet space to just enjoy nature.

There is a private dock and beach on our sandy bottomed, natural, spring fed, motor boat lake which is ideal for fishing, swimming and boating - one can obtain a short term fishing license and supplies at The Barryville Sportsman in Barryville, NY.

There is a barbeque grill on the side porch and the firepit is great for roasting marshmallows -

Depending upon the season you may enjoy outdoor dining; private dock and beach from which you can walk into the natural, spring fed motor boat lake - take out the canoe or paddle boat, swim, fish from the dock (there is also lots of shallow water should children be in your party.)

We love the opportunity to relax, enjoy nature watching from hummingbirds to bald sit quietly and do absolutely nothing - we rarely leave the house when staying ourselves - there is no need - I always comment to my husband that it feels as if we have our own private resort.....

Sandy Beach Tavern (1 mile from house) has full bar, snack bar, pool table, game room and private beach for swimming (closed in the winter.)

Eldred is the closest village (3 miles away) with stores, a supermarket, coffee shop, diner and outdoor pizza restaurant.

Barryville right on the Delaware River is 6 miles away with restaurants (try the Carriage House), antique stores and the opportunity to rent canoes or kayaks,

White Lake is 8 miles away and also boasts restaurants, boat rental and antique stores.

Cocheton is worth checking out, in particular the amazing Hennings restaurant.

Bethel Woods home of the famed 1969 Woodstock festival is just 10 miles away.

Public transit is not really available - this area needs a car although one may bus to Monticello (good for bigger stores such as Walmart of Shoprite) or take a train to Port Jervis and then take a cab ride.

3 night minimum (1 night off season)

There is a $175 cleaning/laundry fee per stay and stays of more than one week require an additional prorated cleaning fee.

There is an optional fee if you wish us to supply wood for the Firepit or Wood stove.

Internet wifi is available and free of additional charge - but as it is a rural setting - sometimes spotty and while it is the fastest speed available for our area - not the same as an urban or suburban internet speed. If internet is going to be crucial to your stay it is advised that you also bring your own mobile hotspot as back up.

If you intend to throw a party during your stay (guests in excess of 20% of your reserved guest list would constitute a party) you would need pre authorization. There would be an additional fee (to be negotiated) 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.

Guests may check in after 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and must check out by 11:00 a.m. on day of departure.

If there are no back to back reservations it may be possible to request an earlier check in or later check out. Please be aware that an additional fee may be required depending upon season and or weekend.

We are also available for special events and longer rentals (1 - 12 months.) Please inquire!

More Details

Caroline McGrath
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Caroline McGrath

English born and educated - - travelled in Europe and the United States - now married to a U.S. Citizen and live in the U.S. Work in an executive administration capacity in New York City.

Caroline McGrath purchased this house in 2012

Why Caroline McGrath chose Catskills

My husband and I have always owned a weekend home and found ourselves looking to purchase anew - always wanted lakefront - particularly on a sandy bottomed lake where one can walk straight off the property and into the water. Within two minutes of entering this house my husband and I looked at each other - and knew this was an idyllic setting.

What makes this house unique

The idyllic setting - on two wooded acres - close to skiing, only steps to private beach and dock where one may enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. Sit on the deck - watch bald eagles fly overhead - humming birds at the of outdoor space for eating, socializing, you name it.....


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eldred in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground Floor Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Top Floor Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Den - Queen sized airbed.
    Semi Basement Living Area - Full sized sleep sofa - screens provide privacy.
    Top Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Top Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Semi Basement Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Queen overlooks lake and woods. Double with view of woods and filtered lake view. King is in fully modernized semi basement room with windows. Additional guests use full size automatic airbed in den which is off solar room on ground floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Special Winter Rates!! Beautiful lakefront property close to winter sports!!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

What more could we ask for?!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at Caroline’s Lake House. It was exactly what we needed in a family retreat: lake, lovely and spacious home, fire pit for s’mores and storytelling, surrounded by nature and under a starry sky. What more could we ask for?! The Lake is pristine; shallow and warm enough for the young children.

There were six adults and two children, and the home was a perfect size for us. The couple with children took the basement and had the privacy and space they needed. If you need anything from the market, liquor store and/or ice-cream parlor, the small town is a five minute drive away—far enough from the house and lake!

The homeowner, Caroline, is thorough and quick to respond to any and all inquiries. She was also quite flexible with our check-in and check-out times, and we were grateful for the opportunity to stay a minute longer to swim and relax on the deck. She provided us with everything we needed, from house instructions to towels and linens. There’s really nothing to worry about!

It was the perfect city getaway, and we look forward to visiting again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely and kind review Cheryl! So pleased you had such a wonderful visit and look forward to seeing you back again sometime soon!! Caroline
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house-really, so much more than a lake house. Every year we rent a summer house for a week or so. None of our previous visits can compare with this one. Caroline worked out every single detail. The home is perfectly furnished, perfectly clean, comfortable and well equipped. Nice and spacious property. Caroline was very helpful from the minute. We didn’t have much luck-we had several rainy days in a roll, however, we didn’t feel it and this stay exceeded all our expectations.

Caroline, we thank you so much. We will come again. Highly recommended.

Alex & Alla, Staten island NY

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for the winter

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, and great place to get away from the city. Property owners couldn't be nicer.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and well cared for home and property

  • 5 of 5

This house is obviously well cared for by the owner. We received detailed information about the house and grounds before we arrived.

We had a great stay in this beautiful home.

Both the adults and the children enjoyed the house, the lake and the grassy lawn.

We saw a magnificent sunset over the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that Kathleen and her family enjoyed their stay! And, thank you Kathleen for your nice review!!
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Perfect lake front getaway only 2 hours from NYC

  • 5 of 5

The house is well maintained, clean and comfortable. The grounds are ample and the access to the lake is easy. That is not always easy to find. The stars you can see at night on the lake - amazing. Lovely place for a family get-away. Outdoor deck for eating outside.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the lake house, we were in paradise. The property is secluded, quiet, and beautifully kept. The house as well was immaculate and obviously well cared for. Caroline was especially easy to work with and responsive to every question and need. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. The house is large and spacious with plenty of room for summer or winter stays. I have 4 children who thoroughly enjoyed everything about the property. The lawn was perfect for them to camp out and the lake was incredible for boating and swimming. While the lake was clean, there were rocky areas especially near the shore. I would highly advise bringing water shoes. The house was a little warm and there was no air conditioning, but we spent most of the days outside and the house cooled down overnight. There were plenty of activities nearby like hiking, water parks, petting zoos, and shopping. We made sure to spend a full day at the house to make sure we took advantage of the lake and beautiful surroundings. While this property was on the expensive side compared to other houses in the area, the amenities and the tranquility of this place were well worth it. I would highly recommend this property and would definitely consider going back for a repeat stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that Aviva and her family enjoyed their stay at our lake house. And, during an extremely hot summer, glad that immediate access to the lake, and spaciousness of home and property proved just the remedy!! The house is designed to be energy conserving so we have avoided installing air conditioning as it would go against the home's mission.... We do however, boast an excellent heat transfer system, vaulted ceilings, skylights and huge fans that take advantage of cross ventilation and the breezes off the lake. As the weather pattern in general seems to be warming up.... am also researching the installation of some ductless air conditioning units to be used only when absolutely necessary…..feel so strongly about energy conservation......
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
5 minutes
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
20 minutes
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Port Jervis, New York
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
10 minutes
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
30 minutes
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
On the property and around the lake.
Car: necessary

The town of Highland, is one of the most scenic, quaint towns in the Delaware River Valley. There is an abundance of beautiful, pristine lakes, rivers and streams. There are lush and scenic landscapes along with nationally recognized outdoor recreational activities.

It is a resort area with opportunities to camp, fish, canoe, raft, water ski, boat, sail and swim. The state lands and private reserves offer excellent small and large game hunting. There are also some excellent restaurants in the area.

We are ten miles or so from Bethel Woods home of the original Woodstock Festival and five miles to the Delaware River for kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, ziplining and fishing and 25 miles to Ski Slopes.

The two most significant historical attractions in the area are the Roebling Aqueduct and the Minisink Battleground. The Roebling Aqueduct is the oldest suspension bridge in American completed by John Roebling as a barge aqueduct for the D & H canal in 1847. During the summer months the National Park Service provides tours. The Minisink Battleground is the site of the only military conflict in the Delaware River Valley during the Revolutionary War.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eldred, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £76.53
Cleaning Fee £135.28
Fireplace/Firepit Wood £37.88 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £308.44
Tax Rate 5.0%

Guests may check in after 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and must check out by 11:00 a.m. on day of departure.

If there are no back to back reservations it may be possible to request an earlier check in or later check out. Please be aware that an additional fee may be required depending upon season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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