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Roomy Lakeside Home With Great Views And Minutes From Trout Town USA (Roscoe)

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths With 1st Floor Open Floorplan And Deck Overlooking Lake

Our lakeside home sits on a hillside overlooking beautiful Tennanah Lake (largest private lake in the Catskills). We love the quiet serenity of being out in the country, while still only 10 minutes from Roscoe stores and restaurants. We enjoy the house in all 4 seasons, but our favorite season is the summer. Nights are usually cool, with ceiling fans and open windows keeping it quite comfortable. We think you'll love falling asleep with the sounds of water lapping at the dock and waking up to great sunrises. Our spring-fed lake is clear and refreshing - perfect for a summer day swim. Look for the eagles that nest across the lake.

Great fishing - Tennanah lake is stocked with bass, trout and perch. We are also minutes from world class trout fishing streams and several outfitters in Roscoe.

Our home is on a hillside, so the great views come with somewhat steep path down to the water. We have a floating dock and the water gets deep quickly. May not be suitable for families with very young children or those with physical limitations.

More Details

Carol Costello
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017

About Carol Costello

I grew up on a lake in the Midwest. I loved all the seasons on the lake. We wanted to recreate this experience for our family and have found it with our lakeside retreat.

Carol Costello purchased this house in 2002

Why Carol Costello chose Catskills

We were seeking a lakeside home within 2 hours of northern NJ. When we first walked out onto the back deck we knew we had found our idyllic lake home.

What makes this house unique

Our home has spectacular views from the deck outside the 1st floor. We love watching the sunrises and sunsets from our lakeside rooms and 2 decks. My favorite time of day is the golden hour before twilight, when the hillside lights up with gold and rose. Can't beat relaxing with a glass of wine on the deck before dinner.

Tennanah lake is a private lake community with no public access, so it is quiet, even on busy weekends.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Roscoe in Colchester

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 1st floor bathroom -
    Upstairs 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Vented fan / heater
    Upstairs 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Vented fan/heater
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lakeside bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Beautiful lake view. Large closet and dresser. Love seat.
    Streetside - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 4. Combo bunk bed (double below, single above).
    North bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Large closet with shelves
    Master bedroom - lake side - 1 Large Double Bed , reading area w/2 chairs, large closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Roomy Lakeside Home With Great Views And Minutes From Trout Town USA (Roscoe)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

An incredible lake house experience!

  • 5 of 5

Tennanah Lake has always held a special place in my heart. My grandmother's family owned several properties in Tennanah Lake from the 1920's until the early 1980's. I spent all of my childhood summers there and have many wonderful memories.

My husband and I both wanted to get away from all the hustle and bustle of our busy lives on Long Island and decided to find a nice, quiet lake setting for our vacation. I figured I'd give Tennanah Lake a try, and as soon as I saw Carol's house on VRBO, I knew it was the place for us!

As soon as we arrived we knew the lake house was everything we'd hoped for and more! The lake vista is beautiful!!! We used the kayaks every day and the fire pit every night. The house itself was lovely. The rooms were even more spacious than they appeared on the website. The kitchen was super organized and literally had everything you could possibly need. The garage was clean and well stocked with floats, life vests, and paddles. It had a garbage and recycling area and a neat laundry section too. It really was perfect for our needs.

We really enjoyed our week long stay. We would love to book the house again!

The homeowners were terrific. Carol was quick to respond to any questions we had and she and John have done an incredible job making sure their home will feel like your home while you are there! Their roomy lakeside home with great views is a wonderful place to spend a vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review and kind words. We are happy we could help make your vacation so enjoyable.
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Wonderful home to relax and get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I needed a few days to unwind and enjoy some nature. This was the perfect fit for us.

Carol was absolutely wonderful to work with, squeezing us in at the last minute. They have outfitted the house with everything you need( linens, kitchen accessories, outdoor activities, etc..) . The house was very clean upon arrival. The layout of the house is great, open bright living space and very spacious bedrooms. I began my day with yoga on the dock, as the sun rose over the lake. Mornings were also the perfect time for time in the kayaks and walks around the lake. Our afternoons we relaxed, painted, and read, as we sat on both the lower and upper decks. It was so nice to have such a great option. Evenings we sat by the fire as the moon glistened over the lake. We were fortunate that we had perfect weather. We were also thrilled that we had a gorgeous eagle gliding by and landing close by on 2 of the days. This is a wonderful home if you want to leave all the noise behind and relax in beautiful nature! Thank you very much for sharing your special home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake house with stunning views -perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend a week enjoying the lake, swimming, boating or just relaxing on the deck with a good book. We spent a week here with friends as there is plenty of space, room for kids and parents to enjoy various activities. The property includes a deck for dining with a fire pit for toasting marshmallows in the evening. You can swim off the dock and enjoy the water which was delightful during the hot weather this summer. We often had breakfast on the deck off the kitchen taking in the beautiful view of the lake. The lower deck on the water is perfect for enjoying cocktails and having dinner. The deck has a table, benches and several lounge chairs for relaxing. We also took walks around the lake and one of our more ambitious friends jogged around it daily.

The property is clean and well-maintained. The owner, Carol, is extremely helpful. We had a number of questions about the area and she went above and beyond to answer them all and provided even more detailed information about the area. While we were there we visited a fish hatchery nearby and brought home rainbow trout for dinner. We grilled them that evening and they were delicious! Fly fishing is popular in the area and we passed several people fly fishing on our drive through the country. We drove through nearby Livingston Manor and Beaver Kill taking in the views of the river and surrounding countryside. It's a lovely area although we were perfectly content to spend the rest of the week relaxing at the house which we did!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect getaway retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely stay at this rental. The house was clean, simply decorated, and true to the description posted. The best part, though, was the lake. It's beautiful and we enjoyed both swimming and kayaking. Sitting outside in the evening, watching the sunset's reflection on the lake was the perfect way to end the day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were able to reconnect with each other and rejuvenate in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our one week stay at this lake house was truly 'home away' for my family of six. A clean, well furnished, and spacious home in a beautiful setting made it easy to rejuvenate. We read, swam, kayaked, stargazed, golfed, listened to music, caught walleye, enjoyed cozy bonfires, and cooked family style meals. Local people were very friendly when we visited the Roscoe Bistro, Rockland House, Roscoe Brewery, Prohibition Distillery, and Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. We have marked this as a favorite place to stay while in the Trout Town, USA area!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Location

  • 4 of 5

Let me start off with the owners Carol and John to say they were very gracious hosts! Accommodating, responsive and a pleasure to work with.

If you are looking for a quiet get away that is lakeside and has all the basic amenities where the key objective is to sit lakeside or above the lake with your nose in a book this is the place. The lake itself is pristine and loaded with both large and small mouth bass amongst other northern species. Having a canoe and kayak to use was a super plus as well.

The house is open and clean as you can see in the pictures and all the basics are covered.

Roscoe and the surrounding area is quite. There are a few restaurants in town and a some things to do in the area but don’t expect this to be a shore town where options are abound. Nonetheless, this was exactly the down time we were seeking.

Great wilderness reserves in the area to hike and explore and water is abundant in the form of not only the lake at the house but rivers, streams and mountain ponds to trek to.

Thanks for a great week and an opportunity to see a part of NY State I never have!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raimondo's Restaurant
"Nice menu, good Italian food, great take out pizza "
Buffalo Zach's Cafe -- CLOSED
"Great breakfast, sandwiches, wraps and salads. Vegetarian option. "
The Rockland House
"Steaks, prime rib, local specialties. Salad and soup bar. Full bar. "
Tennanah Lake Boathouse Cafe -- CLOSED
"Great burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and pub food. Try the mussels. Full bar with a good ..."
Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Stewart NY
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Boathouse Cafe
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tennanah Lake
Nearest Train
58 Miles
Middletown, NY
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
NY State 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Boathouse Cafe
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Belleayre Ski Center
Car: necessary

Bethel Arts Center (original site of Woodstock) is 30 minutes away. Catskills offer great fly fishing, hiking, biking and antiquing. Several historic Covered Bridges within 30 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Roscoe, 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 2017 Rates
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August Peak 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
27 Aug 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115.16
Refundable Damage Deposit £383.85

Minimum age to rent is 25 yrs old. Rental Rates subject to change until confirmed via rental agreement. All renters will need to complete a rental agreement and post a damage deposit. Deposit will be refunded after check out inspection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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