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Lakefront New York City Getaway Only One Hour Away in northern New Jersey

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Lakefront Home

Just 50 miles northwest of New York City, this lakefront home situated on Upper Greenwood Lake, on the NJ/NY state border, was built in 1938 and fully restored in 2000. 3 bedrooms upstairs with balcony overlooking Lake. Sleeps up to 8 people. One Hour drive from the George Washington Bridge or Lincoln Tunnel. This home is minutes away from hiking, boating and dining. House is atop a rock wall perched with eagle eye view of the water. Upper Greenwood lake is a private motorboat lake, however guests are not permitted to launch their own boat due to property owner association rules. Greenwood Lake is 7 miles down the road, a public lake and boating options are endless.

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David Hibbard
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About David Hibbard

Together for 23 years, we've been lucky to have the best of both worlds, the hustle and bustle of big city living in NYC and the peaceful, calm energy of lakefront living. We've had the great pleasure of sharing our home with friends and family over the years, but with life getting busier and busier these days, we have now decided to extend the opportunity to others and share our slice of heaven.

David Hibbard purchased this house in 1996

Why David Hibbard chose Hewitt

We were pursing the perfect lakefront weekend home and retreat away from the fast paced Manhattan life. We searched a 75 mile radius map of NYC and honed in on motorboat lakes. We drove to each and every one from CT to upstate NY and found the perfect spot in New Jersey. Upper Greenwood Lake was the ideal distance, (one hour door to door, bridge or tunnel without traffic!) remote yet easily accessible to many amenities, from quaint towns to easy access to grocery stores and big box stores (even they have their benefits). The home provides a relaxed serene retreat with down home comfort.

What makes this house unique

Upper Greenwood Lake is a private motorboat lake which is virtually silent weekdays and boasts the perfect energy on weekends! Comes with many amenities and comforts for the perfect getaway.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hewitt in Vernon Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • first floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Skylights adorn this spa oasis
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom #2 - Sliding glass doors leading to upper balcony with lake view
    Master Bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master with cathedral ceilings, lake view and balcony
    Bed #4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room comes complete with sleeper sofa
    Guest Bedroom #3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Please note, there is no air conditioning in our home. We have a 'whole house' fan and fans in every room. The house is vented for air conditioning, but after the first few years, we realized that perched above the water, the breeze was sufficient, and there was never the need to instal. Each room have a ceiling fan and there are fans in each closet, should you need them.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The area boasts more than 70 lakes and tons of hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail .6 miles from our doorstep. Other nearby activities include: Wawayanda State Park, Ringwood Manor, Sterling Forest, Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain State Park, Pine Island, New Paltz (NY), Sugarloaf NY, Woodbury Common shopping outlet (40 minutes away), and the quaint town of Warwick NY. Although Upper Greenwood lake is a private lake, and our boat is off limits due to insurance purposes. Greenwood lake is a 9 mile long public lake minutes down the mountain (5 miles) with plenty of boat rental options.


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Lakefront New York City Getaway Only One Hour Away in northern New Jersey
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Perfect lake vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 wonderful days here with husband, my college age daughters and our water-loving dog - so much fun! We spend most of our time on the water or reading on the dock. The house was wonderful and so well equipped for our dinners. So many attractive spots around the house and yard to sit and read a book or just relax. Would highly recommend this lake house!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved sharing our home with your family! And yes... I too love to walk around and take a quick rest in each of our relaxing nooks around the property! Please come back soon! You are welcome back anytime! David & Charlie
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Tranquil getaway so close to NYC

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything I expected and more. The photos did not do this property justice. Also, David was a very thoughtful and available host. Everything was so clean and the kitchen was well appointed with any appliance or tool you might possibly need. My family of 4 had a wonderful time here. We loved the amazing lake views and sipping coffee or wine while sitting on the dock. We would most definitely return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane~ As I mentioned before, I am always so overwhelmed when I walk into the home after a renter departs... finding it just as we left it! I can't thank you enough for loving our home as much as we do, and treating it with such respect! You and your family were perfect guests! We look forward to your return! David and Charlie
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Beautiful lake views!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful girls weekend with sisters and cousins as we celebrated a pair of 50th birthdays! House was well appointed, very clean and could not have been better situated for our group!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeanne, Thanks for the kind words! These are my favorite weekends to host! Family get togethers~ full of lasting memories! Hopefully you took lot of pictures. You and your group are welcome back anytime! You were dream guests! I appreciate your respect of our home. David and Charlie
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  • 5 of 5

Great weekend greataway. House was fully stocked and the home owners were so responsive to any questions/ concerns we had. Would definitely recommend staying in this beautiful lake front home!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake house!

  • 5 of 5

I came here for a girl's weekend, and there were 7 of us which the house accommodated just fine, there are bedrooms for 6 and 1 friend slept on the pull out. The kitchen is nice and well equipped, we made good use of the grill as well. The house is nicely private with lots of trees around, and the lake and dock are beautiful for swimming and canoeing in. We had a terrific weekend here! David is easy to work with, very responsive, and we had everything we needed to enjoy the weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had the best time !!! Could not be any better!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the location is very close to NYc and so convenient. It is a huge plus for busy working NY ppl. The owner is super friendly and their hospitality is beyond any expactations. The place and the house itself- the most beautiful place Ive seen recently. So relaxing, the house is super clean and confortable, everything is so thoughthfull- every little detail in the house. We had the most amazing time! It was exactly what we were looking for!!!! We are deffinately looking forward tocome back sometime!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angelina~ Thanks for the wonderful review! We were so happy to share our home with you new mothers to be! You were dream guests and welcome back any time! Thanks, David and Charlie
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Nearest Airport
6.3 Miles
Greenwood Lake Airport/ private small planes
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Warwick Valley Country Club
Nearest Train
18.8 Miles
240 Route 17 Tuxedo, NY
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mountain Creek Ski Resort Vernon, NJ
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Steps away is Upper Greenwood Lake Beach
Car: recommended

Warwick NY 6 miles away, quaint town with plenty of shopping and restaurants. Greenwood Lake minutes away with boating options.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hewitt, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
30 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £43.81
Pet Fee £55.7
Cleaning/Linen Service £100.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £129.96

We have very few rules, however ask that no parties or large groups convene without written consent. There is no access to the Motorboat, although it will be docked on the right side of the dock, not interfering with swimming cove . Smoking is prohibited. Per the "Damage Protection" - The damage protection fee is a one time fee for your stay. It's non - refundable, but covers for damages up to $1500 that may occur. This is an insurance policy that is required for your stay. The money is not collected by the Owner or VRBO/Homeaway but an outside insurance carrier. The service fee is paid by the traveler when booking through the HomeAway websites. (this is non-negotiable, and was implemented without Owners approval Feb 2016) as per VRBO/HOMEAWAY explanation: This fee helps cover the costs of operating the websites for owners and travelers. Some of the costs to run HomeAway include: facilitating secure transactions, developing our products and services, and providing 24/7 customer service. Additionally, when a traveler books and pays through HomeAway, they are eligible for the Book with Confidence Guarantee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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