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Awesome NYC Lakefront Rustic 1940 Log Cabin Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Lake-Front Log Cabin (c 1940)

Just 50 miles northwest of New York City, this log cabin situated on Pinecliff Lake, on the NJ/NY state border, was built in 1940 and fully restored in 2008. Two bedrooms on the main floor sleeps 1-4 exceptionally comfortably. Outdoor deck with round table and benches as well as additional Adirondack seating; cantilvered deck over the lake; great place to sit and read, or simply soak up the sun. Deck also features a terra cotta chimnea (fire pitt), which is great for cool nights, sipping a glass of wine (or cocktail of choice!) and watching the sunlight slowly dip behind the mountain.

If you're looking for a place to unwind from the hustle and bustle, quiet nights (and days), this is the place.

More Details

Dennis Constantine
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2017

About Dennis Constantine

After living and working in New York City for the past 20+ years, I decided I wanted a place to escape to on the weekends; a laid back place with little-to-no-stress. A friend called me one day in May 2007, from the cell phone saying he just drove by this great log cabin, for sale; has 'your name all over it.' So I asked him to send me a pic from his iPhone and the next I know, I'm in contract to buy the cabin. Funny how these things happen.

Dennis Constantine purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Dennis Constantine chose West Milford

If you're looking for a peaceful, serene, cozy, get-away-from-the-hustle-and-bustle-of-New-York-City-kind-of-place, in less than 90 minutes of travel time ... this is the place for you. Once here and settled, you will forget you are only 50 miles away from New York City.

What makes this cabin unique

Beautiful Adirondack-appointed log cabin, fully renovated with all the amenities of today (WIFI, flat-screen TV, stereo surround sound).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Hewitt in West Milford

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Completely renovated bathroom with mosaic tiled walk-in rain shower, corner 1940 porcelain sink and standard toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Lakeside with a work area (desk); full closet
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Front of cabin, full closet
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
At foot of lake (5 minute by car) is the ShopRite Shopping Plaza which includes: ShopRite, Frank's Pizza, McDonalds, Liquor/Wine Store, dry cleaner, Rite Aid Drug Store, diner. There is also a Walgreens on other side of plaza. Just few minutes into town, there is an A&P as well (10 minutes by car).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Awesome NYC Lakefront Rustic 1940 Log Cabin Getaway
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Like upstate but a quick drive away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is everything described in the owner's write-up and by most reviewers. The home is clean and cozy. Once outside you are aware that neighbor homes are close by and you're not in the middle of nowhere, but it is a small trade off. The bottom line with this cabin is that it feels very much like a cozy Adirondacks lake house without the six-hour drive! I would return and recommend the cabin to anyone looking for a clean, well-maintained, easy getaway destination.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stockbridge, MA

Peaceful and Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

The log cabin is very charming, with appropriate furnishings and a stone fireplace that make you feel as though you're in the Adirondacks. The kitchen is well stocked but small, but we had no trouble making our meals here. The only thing that didn't really work for us was the grille...it seemed to be clogged up but we managed without it. The bathroom is especially nice and the master bedroom was very roomy.

The owner is very helpful and extremely organized. Everything was clearly explained and all inquiries were answered right away. The neighborhood was very quiet and it felt private. Shopping (and pizza) are just a few minutes away...very convenient! My family loved kayaking off the front of the cabin and swimming at the beach club.

I would highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Super Lake Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Super cabin - great location. The lake is small but very pretty and the cabin sits on a great waterfront. The owner takes great pride in the house and the property. All you need is provided. Wish we could be there in the summer with all the flowers and the garden in bloom. The owner is a pleasure to work with!! You won't be sorry if you rent this spot.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Plains, NY

Perfect Lake Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

To start the host is incredibly kind, helpful, quick to respond and incredibly accomodating. Any questions he is happy to answer and also provide help and direction on the amazing things to do in the area. He is a pleasure to speak to and always friendly and positive.

It was easy to find the house and through the careful written instructions enter the home to start our 5 week holiday at this relaxing lake and amazing cabin. The landscaping around the home is beautiful and brings hummingbirds and butterflies around for the most spectacular pictures. It also creates wonderful privacy from the neighbors (though they are also very kind and incredibly quiet).

The home is just perfect. I love the interior design and the bookshelves had great selections. The layout makes it easy to manuever around the home. And having a washer and dryer ended up being a godsend. The inside just makes you feel like you are at the lake and gets you ready to relax.

We chose this home due to the lake. It was fantastic swimming it. I must have swum at least an hour a day. It was just so refreshing, and when not in the lake we relaxed on the dock in front of the chimnea.

Finally, the location. For us this was perfect. Forgot the lime? No problem the Shop Rite is literally 3 minutes away. Need another bottle of Pinot Grigio? The local wine store is right next to ShopRite. Got there late on a Friday and don't want to cook? Cool, multiple places deliver, or go to one of the 6 restaurants within a 6 minute drive for pick up or to eat there (50s diner, mexican, chinese, italian, and american). Not to mention 2 drugstores also within 4 minutes. This was important because it meant we weren't wasting time running around for items that were forgotten or needed at the last minute. Instead we got to spend our time at the lake. But although everything was close - the cabin feels worlds away.

We will be repeat visitors!

I would say that this is probably best for couples, maybe families. This is a nice, relaxing quiet lake. Don't expect to invite all your buddies for a rager because you will stick out like a sore thumb. The people here are kind, calm, friendly and quiet. It is the most tranquil place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I rarely do long-term rentals for worry about wear-and-tear on the cabin; so I was a bit apprehensive to go through with this reservation. The email exchanges between myself and this guest were comfortable and so I went ahead and booked the long-term reservation. It was if no one was here. The place was left in spotless condition - just as when they arrived. It was a pleasure from start to finish, and I was especially happy that everyone enjoyed the cabin (and lake). Great guests. Great experience! And a big thanks!
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Staten Island


  • 5 of 5

The cabin was a beautiful getaway from the busy life I lead. I was up there for 6 days and it was a true gem! The lake was amazing. The cabin was beautiful. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, this is the place to go!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean but Beware of the festival

  • 3 of 5

The cabin itself is well kept and very clean. Owner provides very thorough information about things to do and see in the area. My only advice is BEWARE OF THE TIMING OF YOUR TRIP. The town has an annual " Autumn lights festival " unless you like lots of noise and having the local roads closed due to traffic and or being shut down for the festival, avoid this weekend like the plague. You literately will NOT be able to leave the Cabin to get lunch / dinner until late at night. The festival is also right on the other side of the lake so the noise carries right over to your quiet cabin get away

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The area boasts more than 70 lakes and lots of hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail. Nearby activities include: Wawayanda State Park, Sterling Forest, Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain State Park, High Point State Park, Deleware Water Gap Recreational Area, Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, New Paltz (NY), Woodbury Common shopping outlet (40 minutes away), West Point Navy Academy and Cornall-On-Hudson (to name only a few).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Hewitt, Gateway Region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £61.07
Refundable Damage Deposit £135.28
Cleaning Service £57.98
Pet Fee £77.3

Please note: additional guests are not permitted at the cabin without prior written consent from owner. Failure to comply with this policy will result in immediate termination of Rental Agreement; with no refund.

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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