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Lakefront Escape with Gorgeous Views a Short Trip from New York City!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Holmes - Lakefront Cabin on Whaley Lake

Three bedroom, two bathroom lakfront rustic home with direct access to the lake.

Furnished year-round rental 90 minutes from New York City. This 3 bedroom log home with beautiful unobstructed views of Whaley Lake provides the perfect escape for a long weekend or vacation. Enjoy the views, kayaking, swimming, boating, ice skating, nearby skiing and fall colors galore. Enjoy all the lake has to offer with direct access from your own boat house. Spacious deck for entertaining or sunbathing. Two story stone fireplace in the living room, kitchen, first floor bedroom and full bath downstairs. 2 upstairs bedrooms joined by a Jack and Jill bathroom. Home was recently renovated with a new roof, carpeting and bathrooms, closets, plumbing, paneling and fixtures - all very well maintained. Full basement with laundry, ping pong table and extra storage space for all your boat gear. Ready to move right in!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Charles Greenwald
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About Charles Greenwald

Hello! My name is Charles Greenwald. I live in New York City and work in the financial services industry. I have a love of the outdoors, and the lake home is one of my favorite places to spend my free-time.

Charles Greenwald purchased this cabin in 1970

Why Charles Greenwald chose New York

I have been spending time at the house my whole life! Going there with my parents as a child, and more recently with friends, my girlfriend or my broader family. It represents the perfect getaway from the everyday city life. It is an easy place to be, allowing for a relaxing, carefree, cozy and most of all fun place to escape! There is plenty to do year round for both kids and adults, whether its a swim in the lake, a bbq right outside or going for a great hike right nearby on the Appalachian trail. Send me an email or call at anytime and I will be happy to answer any questions you have. Thanks!

What makes this cabin unique

I find the house to be a truly unique place to relax. It isn't far from the city but certainly feels like you are. It is a fantastic place to spend time with your friends & family and unwind for a short, or long vacation.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Lakefront Escape with Gorgeous Views a Short Trip from New York City!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Incredible views

  • 4 of 5

We were in town for a wedding and needed a place that could accommodate a family. We found the property to be ideal for the weekend - it was clean, right on the water, had all the right amenities and reminded all of us of our grandparent's place on the lake in Michigan.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

This property has a gorgeous setting on Whaley Lake - you actually feel as if you're on an ocean liner! The house was just as described in the listing, very warm and cozy and a perfect spot for fall foliage viewing and relaxing by the lake. My family had a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect lakeside getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for labor day weekend with a group of friends. We loved every aspect of the property, including the lake access, sundeck, bbq, sunroom, and overall rustic/cozy interior. Everything went very smoothly, and Charles was extremely helpful and communicative in the lead up to our visit. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a week to be able to be near my daughter's home in Holmes while preparing for her wedding. It was so nice, after working on the venue for the wedding in the woods on their property, to be able to relax on the deck over the boathouse and swim and kayak in the lake. My other daughter enjoyed sitting on the swing feeding her baby watching the sunrises and sunsets. We were able to have 8 people enjoy dinner in the sunroom overlooking the water. There were restaurants that were very good and not far away. Charles was very accommodating before and during our stay and always got back to me quickly with any questions we had. We had a wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Charles' lakehouse is an absolute gem. My friends and I had a blast sitting in the sunroom watching sunrises and sunsets. The kitchen was well-equipped with anything you could ever need. The beds were comfy and the house was very well maintained. We were here on the coldest night so far this fall (28 degree low!) but we were all so nice and toasty making smores by the fireplace. The boathouse came in handy for our fishing excursions on to the lake. And the bass fishing...absolutely top notch. We didn't land any monsters--most were in the 1 to 2.5 pound range, but what was lacking in size was more than made up for in numbers as we hooked into over 30 fish in two days! Charles was a pleasure talking to and took the extra effort to make sure everything was properly squared away before we arrived. I have no doubt we will return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Perfect NYC Lakeside Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect fit for our group of six who headed up for the Labor Day weekend. The accommodations are perfect - lake access, a large deck over the lake, kayaks, a grill, floats, the full nine. We spent most of our long weekend at the house lounging on the lake and enjoying the peacefulness of it all. There are close by grocery stores, liquor/beer stores, restaurants, and other shops. You can take nice jogs along the barely traveled roads and visit nearby campgrounds too which was wonderful! Charles was extraordinarily helpful in answering all of our questions ahead of time and during our stay, making the trip up seamless and perfect! We loved that it was just a short 1.5 hour drive from Union Square in Manhattan with no traffic over a holiday weekend. It really made it a hassle free weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Westchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Kelly's Corner
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Beekman Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Patterson Train Station (Metro North)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 84
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Carriage House
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Thunder Ridge Mountain
Car: recommended

The house is located right on Whaley lake, with great swimming, boating and lake activities. When wanting to get out for a bit, there are plenty of things to do nearby.

There is a general store, grocery stores, Dunkin donuts, restaurants, movie theaters, parks, bars, skiing (beginner mountain), golf (and mini golf) all in the area (happy to give directions and names etc.)

About 20 minutes away is the town of Danbury, CT which has large stores for shopping, a larger restaurant selection and a couple more activities (i.e. bowling).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Holmes, Hudson Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £123
Property Damage Protection £81
Refundable Damage Deposit £410


Dates and Rates can be flexible, please contact me if interested for additional information.

Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day pricing for the weekend is $1500 for a minimum of three nights.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Holmes, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom is adjoining to both upstairs bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 twin beds
  • Upstairs bedrooms are connected by a jack and jill bathroom. The upstairs bedroom with two twin beds is great for kids.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming

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