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Panoramic Views on Lakefront Home Hudson Valley/Catskills nr Hunter and Windham

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Athens - Lakefront Beauty

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bath on one acre w private dock and beach

Set on the point of a peninsula with a gazebo, and surrounded by a wrap around deck, house offers views from every window in its huge great room. There is a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and basic herbs and spices. The main floor includes one bedroom that sleeps two with an adjacent bathroom. A full bath and two additional bedrooms upstairs can accommodate 4 to 6 people. A portable crib and children's toys remain in the house. The walk out basement is equipped with futons, a children's playhouse and a ping pong table. Outside, a gas grill and two small charcoal grills are available for cooking. Two tables, an umbrella and chairs and two loungers await your al fresco dinners on the deck at sunset. There are two kayaks and a canoe, as well as fishing poles and some water toys available. The lake community has two pools (open summer only); a community beach, a tennis court, a baseball field and several basketball courts for use. The lake is 2-l/2 miles long and offers lovely kayak and canoe excursions. In addition there are some bikes in our shed that will be available for use.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Arlene Silver
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016

About Arlene Silver

Building the lake house was my husband's and my dream. We wanted a place where family could gather and grandchildren could grow. I live in a city and always longed for a green escape. The lakehouse is a dream come true.

Arlene Silver purchased this house in 2003

Why Arlene Silver chose New York

We wanted a lake that was pristine and safe for our family. Sleepy Hollow Lake's waters are constantly tested. We have our own sewer system. We felt it was the best solution.

What makes this house unique

Sunsets from the deck; the ability to walk down a few steps and have a swim in a clean lake; a quiet read on the deck; a bike ride; a long walk; amazing lake views from every room.


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Panoramic Views on Lakefront Home Hudson Valley/Catskills nr Hunter and Windham
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Absolutely beautiful, an amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is perfect in every way. We stayed during a very hot, humid week in August and there is no place we'd rather have been. We brought lots of floats and spent every day in the lake from 9am until 5pm. The kids loved jumping off the dock, looking for unique rocks and going out in the kayaks. We ate all meals up on the deck looking at the beautiful lake and evenings were spent in the gazebo. And to top it off, the house was so beautiful and refreshing after long days outside. The views are incredible, from every window! We will definitely be going back. Thank you Arlene for sharing your beautiful home with us, we had an amazing week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a relaxing summer vacation for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We keep coming back to this lovely home since it gives you all you need for a great vacation. The lake right outside your door and numerous restaurants and attractions all within a small drive. The lake is quiet and relaxing and beautiful in the mornings.

This year we used the community pools and beach also and they were a big hit with everyone.

My dog also has a great vacation getting to take long walks with deer and rabbits which he thinks are his friends. They are everywhere and come close but not so close you worry about safety.

The house is well stocked with anything you would need to enjoy your stay and the fresh fruits and vegetables just a mile or so away are very good.

Arlene is wonderful and always goes out of her way to ensure you have a great trip.

I would highly recommend her home for your vacation choice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you explored the community beach and pools. They are a nice diversion. And, of course, so glad that you keep coming back! See you next summer. Arlene
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Relaxing Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Another family and I looked at several properties on HomeAway and chose this one based on photos and descriptions. It seemed the most kid-friendly and comfortable. So four adults and four kids ages 5 to 11 spent 3 nights and four days up in the Catskills and we concur with other reviewers. It was great getting to see the up and coming town of Athens (Hudson beware!) and getting to know the Catskills side better, being more familiar with the Berkshires. One thing that other reviewers fail to mention, which is a real selling point, is the great collection of adult and kid DVDs and Netflix. This made evening entertainment all the easier, plus Arlene left us some complimentary Newman's Own popcorn to go with the movies!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you explored sweet Athens and that you enjoyed your stay. Popcorn and Netflix go a long way in our family, too. Thank you and please come back. Arlene
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely long weekend at this lakefront house. It was bright and cheerful, with all the comforts of home!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope that you and your family return, Melody. Arlene
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Lovely home by the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay at Arlene's home. The tranquility of relaxing on this beautiful property with the fresh breezes coming off the beautiful and peaceful lake was just what we all needed. Everything about our stay was welcoming. The homeowner Arlene is so wonderful and friendly, John the caretaker greeted us at the house to show us around, the kitchen has anything and everything you need, the bedrooms are cozy with views of the lake from every room and the house is so well kept, private, spacious and comfortable. The town of Athens is small yet has a wonderful brew pub called Crossroads and the Riverside Diner has hearty breakfasts. The town of Hudson is close by and has quaint stores and we had a wonderful lunch at Miss Lucy's restaurant and another nice pub called the Spotty Dog and a fine dinner at Ca'Mea.

Thank you Arlene for a wonderful stay and for letting us bring the whole family (including the animals) and for our welcome basket. We hope to see you again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the house, and that you were able to absorb the peace and beauty of the lake. Thank you for your very kind and generous comments. Arlene
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Wonderful family home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly relaxing week at this lovely home. The house is clean and modern, full of interesting artwork, and very comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with just about anything you might need to cook - if you can force yourself to get up from the hammock, the deck chairs or the float. The house is set on a peninsula, with a little gazebo at the point. There's a little private beach area on the property and a variety of other amenities if you venture out into the rest of the Sleepy Hollow Lake community. There are also lots of interesting things to do and see just a short drive away. We had a terrific week and were sad to leave! Hope to return again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Crossroads microbrewery and Stewart House
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NY Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Crossroads and Stewart House in Athens
Car: necessary

A private lake community bordering the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, surrounded by historic towns and quaint villages. Home of the Hudson River School of Painting. Visit Olana in Hudson and Thomas Cole's residence in nearby Castskill. Hike at nearby Cohotate Preserve and bring a picnic for your arrival at the river. A 45 minute drive will take you to the beautiful Berkshires and the concerts at Tanglewood or dance festival at Jacob's Pillow.

Take the kids to the Zoom Flume water park or zip-lining at Hunter Mountain. Ski Hunter and Windham. Closer to home, visit the historic lighthouse in Athens and enjoy the amenities of this historic river village , including weekend music festivals in its riverfront park.

Have a brew and very good food at Athens award winning micro brewery, Crossroads. Sit in the garden of The Stewart House's beautiful riverside restaurant, the hotel used in 'War of the Worlds' ferry scene.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Athens, Catskills

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall thru spring
9 Sep 2016 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
cleaning fee £143

Depending on when booking occurs, half of stay plus damage deposit may be required. If far enough in advance, booking can be held with a $200 deposit.

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Athens, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , small private deck.... can include portable crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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