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Gorgeous Home on the lake

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lakefront Home Under 2 Hours from NYC

Enjoy our beautiful family friendly 3B3B private lakehome located in the heart Catskills. Fully equipped house with Asian decor imported from Bali.

Enjoy our crib, toys, games, playground, three boats and bikes. Open view to pristine lake. Sleeps no more than 6.

Master bedroom has a king-size bed, guest room has a queen-size bed and children's room has a bunk (twin over full). All mattresses are tempurpedic. We also have a pack n play with sheets if you're bringing a baby.

Unobstructed views of lake from giant open floorplan with stone fireplace (non-working, ornamental only) Dine in adjacent screened in porch or al fresco. Fully furnished outdoor patio for hanging out and watching glorious sunsets over the lake.

Hugh fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill.

If you love the outdoors and want to get away from it all, this is your place!

Extreme road cycling, swimming, running (perfect for training for that tri!)

20 minutes to Ski Big Bear - perfect resort for kids and beginner skiers.

More Details

Deb Lifshey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Deb Lifshey

We are avid cyclists, hikers and outdoorsy enthusiasts. Our kids have loved getting out of the city on weekends, but with their sports/activities time commitments on weekends we've found it hard to get away these days. We want to share the pleasure we've had at this house with others seeking to get away from it all!

Deb Lifshey purchased this house in 2001

Why Deb Lifshey chose Highland Lake

If you want to get away from it all and really enjoy the outdoors (in the comfort of a modern home) this is for you! Stunning views in all four seasons!

What makes this house unique

This is not just a rental property, but a family second home. You will find all the amenities you need as the house is really "lived in" We try to reply instantly to any questions you have during your stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Highland Lake in Town of Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Bunk bed (bottom bed is full, top bed is twin)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • live theatre
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Please note that there is no community garbage pickup or containers. Guests must bring all of their garbage to the transfer station or bring it with them at end of stay.


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Gorgeous Home on the lake
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing lake-house!! Peaceful vacation.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (wife and 2 young kids: 5 and 3) had a fantastic time here. The house is beautiful and very spacious. The main floor has a great large kitchen with every imaginable pot and pan, and the glass doors facing the lake let in a ton of sun. The outdoor patio is a great place to hang out and relax, and there's a small playground on the side of the house that the kids had fun on.

But of course, the best part is the lake, which is about 20 yards from the house. We spent a lot of time on their paddle boards, row boats and kayaks and the lake is beautiful. There's a small beach on the other side of the lake that we'd go to and hang for a bit, and gas-powered boats are not allowed anywhere the lake, so it's very clean, quiet and not crowded at all. We even saw a Bald Eagle.

We wanted a quiet few days away from everything and this house more than delivered. We barely saw any of the neighbors, though the few we did see were friendly and gracious, and there's a town a few miles away with basic needs: groceries, gas, liquor store, etc.

Great house and Deb was very responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat with a fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our time at this property. The home worked well for our family, and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook fantastic meals at the end of the day. Our children enjoyed swimming off the dock, and morning kayak rides were wonderful. If you want to get away from the busy and hectic streets of the city - this is the place to visit!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, well equipped - just what we wanted for a quiet long w'end get away with our pup.

  • 5 of 5

The wind thru the trees and the birds provide the music. No rowdy crowds or speed boats. Perfect for swimming and lazy days reading. Well equipped for cooking inside or outside on the BBQ.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was wonderful with beautiful lakefront views, lots of ground for our dog!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect getaway for is and our dog. The house was very comfortable with all the amenities. We really enjoyed ourselves. Perfect lakefront vacation. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. Traveled was my husband, 4 month old, out chocolate lab and myself.

My parents and my in-laws came up separately and split the week with us.

The outdoor yard was amazing and the dog swam everyday!

The house had everything you could possibly need.

Hopefully we have the chance to return one day.


  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
The original and "real" place where it happened!
The Dancing Cat Saloon
Fun food in fun environment
Bethel Market Cafe
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Port Jervis Metro North
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Big Bear
Nearest Beach
Lake Devenoge Beach
Car: necessary

20 minutes from Bethel Performing Arts Center (great havest fests every weekend in the fall!)

15 minutes from Forestburgh Playhouse

15 minutes from ziplining

15 minutes from Delaware River activities (kayaing, tubing)

30 minutes from incredible hiking in High Point State Park

Dozens of apple and pumpkin picking options on way up from city


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £74.71 per person per night
Damage Deposit £522.97

We ask renters to sign a brief agreement with us outlining rules of the house.

Will consider stays shorter than 6 days on request.

Must checkin Friday or Saturday

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.