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Stunning Lake House w outdoor hot tub! 1 hr fm NYC!! Paddleboard, Canoe, Kayak!

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Large 3 floor, 6 bedroom, 3 bath house with balconies, views and personal beach!

Beautiful, cozy, fun, homey, clean lakefront home with outdoor hot tub, minutes to vineyards, orchards, shops and restaurants, about an hour from NYC!! Amenities include parking for multiple cars, barbecue, multiple decks and family rooms for hosting, full kitchen with spices and all the pots and pans needed (A chef lives here). Skiing 10 minutes away and skating on the lake often in the winter! Gorgeous in ALL seasons, and the outdoor hot tub with phenomenal view is ALWAYS open! Summers include excellent fishing off the property, INCLUDES kayak, canoe, paddleboard (That's a $75 per HOUR value if you rented them on the lake!), fire pit, barbecue, plus all the life vests, floats, etc. you'll need! Includes private beach with tetherball and easy access stairs into the lake. The dock will often be detached as a swimming island! A truly great, memorable getaway! Phenomenal view!

Nicky and Mike Sandels
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Nicky and Mike Sandels

We are Mike and Nicky, we have a slew of beautiful kids, and are alums of Carleton College, Lancaster University, England, Glenbrook South High School, and Mount Pleasant Elementary amongst many others. Nicky's a chef, Mike's a day trader/writer/actor/slew of kids watcher. This house and location are incredible, and the prices are only going to go up, so book early to grab a good price!!

Nicky and Mike Sandels purchased this house in 2007


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Greenwood Lake in Orange County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Let it be known that this house is not an empty "rental unit" place with nothing in it. We live at this house at least 1 or 2 days a week so while every room has closet space and drawers reserved for guests, you may find another closet filled with our personal things. We may have condiments in the door of the refrigerator. YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE THE CONDIMENTS AND SPICES ETC. FOR COOKING, and many of our guests love this convenience. 1 or 2 guests have complained that the house is not like an empty rental condo or a Sheraton hotel, but we believe this is precisely what VRBO and similar sites offer that make them different from renting an empty condo or hotel room(s) on Expedia or Hotwire. Nevertheless, we feel now we must tell people of this fact and not to expect an empty condo unit-type place. We have also noticed that elderly guests seem to sometimes complain about the stairs, the futon bed, the weather etc., and we feel this property may not be ideally suited for them.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Stunning Lake House w outdoor hot tub! 1 hr fm NYC!! Paddleboard, Canoe, Kayak!
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Sandels were quick to respond to any questions we had. Their house is perfect for a large group looking to swim and relax. Couldn't have asked for anything better!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house, beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

Nicky and Mike were super flexible and really welcoming. It was very easy to find the house, and it had plenty of space for everyone (little dog included)! The view was stunning, and the town was adorable. A very lovely, relaxing stay. Thanks so much!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

As I read the reviews I saw mostly 5 stars and only one 1 star. I figured the 1 star was just an overly critical person. I was sadly mistaken, that was the only accurate review. Our experience started out by finding out the owners were't trustworthy. Before I booked the house I asked the owners about a possible discount as we staying in the area as volunteer workers, they responded that they would give a 10% discount, which I was very appreciative of since they were not obligated to offer anything. I asked how to apply it and she said to book the room for the full price and then she would refund the discount. I take the blame for being naive but I booked it and surprise, no refund! I e-mailed a few times to ask about it and received absolutely no response. But since there were no other options for our group to stay all together in the area we went. Arriving at the house was another huge disappointment, it was dirty and in desperate need of maintenance. It was overgrown with weeds all around the house, there were spiderwebs and spiders throughout the house. We had to clean the kitchen when we arrived, the sink was filthy, I cleaned off a layer of slimy black gunk. There was food splatters on the walls by the sink, stove and counters. It was really gross. We tried to open some windows to air it out, a couple were stuck closed and we were afraid to try to open it for fear of breaking them. Some of the carpets were dirty and stained. They have a list of warning and notices for using the hot tub, putting the garbage out etc. We've stayed in vacation homes that are rented through an agency a number of times, and they have all been great. This experience with a private owner is very different and I personally would never do it again. On the positive note, the view of the lake is beautiful and they do have 6 bedrooms and 3 baths as advertised.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We answer every text and email immediately, we gave them 10% off and they didn't seem to do the math, and it is literally impossible for there to be the filth she described after 3 cleaners spend 3 hours each cleaning the place between each guest. She seems like she was unhappy before she came, and then her further unhappiness was just a self-fulfilling prophecy. I'd say we get someone like this 1 out of every 50 or so guest stays, and it's unfortunate they feel the need to trumpet negativity and falsehoods, but it is extremely rare, and the house is always booked every week of the year to rave reviews.
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Brooklyn, NY

Great Lakeside Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my friends and I have rented the Sandal's House - we love this place! The house is very accommodating, perfect for large groups. With direct access to the water, a hot tub, grill, and game room - it's ideal for a quick, summer getaway outside the city. Nicky and Mike are quick to respond with instruction and inquiries. Overall a relaxing, carefree fun-filled experience. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful lake house - we had a blast!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this wonderful lake house for a week in June 2016. The place was immaculate, and was well stocked with basic supplies (toilet paper, paper towels, basics in the kitchen, and linens and towels). The views of the lake are fantastic, and there are plenty of rooms and beds. The photos are very accurate as were the descriptions in the listing. TV and internet worked great, as well. I also had a few questions for the owners during our stay, and they were very responsive.

Bottom line: great house, great views, very clean and as described. I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have asked for a more perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

A few friends and I rented Nicky and Mike's home for New Years weekend and had an absolutely amazing time. The house is perfect. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be during the summer and how nice it would be to take a dip in the lake.

They set the house up for almost any situation. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. Nicky contacted me to ask if there was anything I needed and if there were any problems. She was very helpful and made the whole thing a breeze. After dealing with many different renters while finding a house, it was nice to deal with someone who was available and hasslefree.

I would recommend this home to anyone I know and am considering renting again during the summer to take full advantage of the lake.

Thank you so much for letting us rent!


  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Emerald Point, Breezy Point
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Emerald Point, Village Buzz
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mt. Peter and Mountain Creek
Nearest Beach
Private beach on property
Car: necessary

Amazing orchards, vineyards and wineries all over the place to visit, eat, drink, etc. Entertainment on the lake at the public beach, a Medieval Faire, and the towns of Warwick and Sugarloaf nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Greenwood Lake, 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 and Fall
16 Jun 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July 4
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
14 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
7 Sep 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
spring 2018
11 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £30.92
Refundable Damage Deposit £309.21
Tax Rate 3.0%

This property is rented EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND OF THE YEAR, and the town and the neighbors have taken notice and will complain if you are too loud or irresponsible. So please keep the noise down. Also, please try to keep your garbage output at a minimum so that all bags fit neatly in the cans provided on the driveway, and thus there will be no animal problems or complaints. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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