|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Enjoy Fall Foliage Seasonl in beautiful Sullivan County
Located on a private country road close to Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, Monticello Gaming and Casino, Montrain Casino site, Ashram, Spas, Distilleries, Antiquing, Hiking, fall festivals, farmers markets. Relax, Rejuvenate & Reflect on 2+ private lake-front acres with magnificent, water, sunset & galaxy views. Dance on the deck underneath a galaxy of stars to the outdoor Bose sound system, . Fully equipped with all amenities including full gourmet kitchen, wifi, W/D, flat-screen TVs, fireplace,..
This home is wonderful and Pleasure Lake is delightful. The house is very spacious. The views from the back deck were a true joy at anytime of day. The pool is refreshing and the lake is exactly what you want...warm and calm. Great place to float around on a raft or paddle around in a kayak.
Our only (post-visit) suggestion to the owner was that some basic maintenance and housekeeping items needed some attention. She said she'd get on it right away and seemed genuinely concerned that everything was just right. The owner, Susie, stopped by on our arrival day to make sure we were all set and she was available throughout our stay, if needed. The local town is pretty run down and doesn't have much to offer. We suggest arriving with everything you need so you can stay at the house and enjoy every minute. There's no reason to leave.
We had a long four-day weekend at this house in late August. Even though we had one rainy day it did not spoil our happiness. We splashed around the pool and enjoyed the lake and watched the rain fall as it did. We were equally as happy on all the other days which were bright and sunny. Overall the eight of us had a wonderful getaway at this hidden treasure in the southern Catskills.
I think to rate things individually would be fair.
*HOUSE - The house floor plan and lot was very nice. The lakefront was beautiful. However the house itself was a disappointment. We made our decision on renting this house based on previous reviews and photos. The photos listed on VRBO of the house had to be taken years ago. You are not welcomed by a landscape pond and white Adirondack chairs. Instead the pond is stagnate and there are random pots of weeds on the front porch. House needs to be thoroughly cleaned. Dust and spider webs in corners and especially fans. The house was cleaned prior to us being there - but the cleaning was only of the essentials (kitchen, toilets, etc). Shower/tub upstairs would not drain - so you were standing in water the entire time - towards the end of the week - the tub would still have water in it from the previous night shower. The basement has a shower that had a broken shower head - and we had to use a flash light to shower - since there was no light in the shower.
**POOL - The pool was a pretty big disappointment. The photos show a nicely landscaped pool area along with nice pool furniture and a diving board. First off - there are no steps to the pool - you have to walk down a series of large rocks into the pool area (we had three people with replaced knees and this was not fun). The slate flooring around the pool was sinking below the sidewalks which was a hazard for ankles. Weeds growing everywhere (we had to weed the patio area to get enough seats together) There was no diving board and the shallow end had a duck tape barrier prohibiting entrance on the one side of the pool. Pool was not heated (in all fairness I do believe there was never any mention of a heated pool) There was broken glass everywhere that we cleaned up. The biggest issue was ground hornets coming out of the slate and rock wall - we were on constant hornet patrol the entire week - we went through 7 cans of hornet spray. (Owner purchased 2 cans and offered to reimburse us for the other cans.) Owner acted shocked she had a hornet issue - despite the hornets nests in the sliding door track, along the roof of the house and hand rail of the porch. Even the pool technician stated the hornets are real bad at the property. Hot tub's buttons were almost inoperable - my husband had to pick up the cover which was under the porch. It too needed to be cleaned.
****OWNER - Susie was very responsive and accommodating
We truly enjoyed our stay for one week and will go back if we have the opportunity. There was everything we needed. Susie was wonderful to work with. Prior our stay I have asked if things were available. 1. Our family loves to cook and when we go on vacation we rarely go out to eat. We come from a long family of cooks. I had asked Susie if there were things availabe for us to use. Not only was there everything we needed, she in addition went out and bought an additional set of pots and pans. I had never stayed at a place that the owner went so much above and beyond. 2. I had asked if there was a fire pit and was told no since past guest did not properly use the one that was available. Prior to our stay she said that she would build one for our stay. I really did not expect it but there is was. The pool, deck, hot tub, kayak, lake front, very roomy house more rooms than mentioned made our stay so pleasureable. Susie emailed me a few times asking if there was anything we needed during our stay. I would recommend this to anyone that needs a week vacation. You need a whole week to enjoy everything that was available. Also it did not hurt that the Monticello Racetrack and Casino was 8 minutes from the house. Went there twice. Thank you again for a very relaxing enjoyable week.
The house is as described with all the amenities - great location right on the lake with kayak, pool, hot tub, deck and grill. The rooms are huge and comfortable. Also super convenient to liquor store, market, and food. Susie the owner was awesome - very responsive and accommodating. We had a great weekend and would definitely recommend for a fun and relaxing weekend by the lake!
We had such a wonderful time at this beautiful lake house. The grounds are gorgeous & exactly what you'd want your vacation house on the lake to look like. Susie was wonderful to work with & she made vacationing here super easy. Loved the deck with grill & the kitchen is such a treat to cook in. The location is very private & quiet and so relaxing! I could sit on that dock for days! We are so looking forward to going back again! :)
A group of 5 friends and I stayed the weekend here and wish it could've been a week. Everything was incredibly enjoyable and exceptionally pretty. The owner was always incredibly nice and responsive for every little question. I would definitely stay here again, and may or may not be planning that as we speak.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Property Damage Protection||£79|
I f you are interested in a weekend or nightly rate, please inquire.