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Two lake side cabins for multi family vacations of up to 10 guests (4 bedrooms)

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Two lakeside properties. Eat sleep and enjoy all things on the waters edge.

These are 2 cute cabins with a huge bluestone patio (65'wide X 20' deep) to enjoy all meals and views and company.

Two separate houses. One with 65' of lakefront and one with lake access 60' away from lakefront house. Located on a beautiful lake in the woods, adjoining Stokes state forest.

Lakeside house:

Pristine Lake , Really cute house (2 small bedrooms (1 w/full size bed and 2nd w/IKEA bunk bed and IKEA pull out QUEEN futon) and 1 small bath room (ie only shower / no bath))

Very special place, and our home. Perfect for family interested in swimming* and canoeing and hiking** and BBQ'ing on patio overlooking LAKE. Canoe, and kayak included as well as use of all other stuff***.

*water quality=POTABLE/DRINKABLE but water is not clear(it is colored by tannens of leaves).

**close to Appalachian trail and its feeder trails in Stokes State Forest.

***Dock, swim float,fishing gear,float mats.

Lake Association (LOCA.org) does not permit new boats without registration and inspection. You are NOT permitted to use a boat without LOCA registration. You can only use our boats.

Woodside house :

Lakehouse in the woods. Two bedroom, one bath house on 1 acre of woodland. 225' from lake with lake access to fishing, boating and swimming or ice skating.

1 mile to hiking (Appalachian trail).

Very comfortable house with wifi, and internet enabled TV.

More Details

Michael Murphy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2017

About Michael Murphy

We are a family of 4 with 2 growing daughters 13 and 16. We live in Brooklyn, NY and love to getaway to the peace , quiet and comfort of Lake Owassa.

Michael Murphy purchased this house in 1996

Why Michael Murphy chose Skylands

We dreamed of owning a lake house and we explored this lake region for our lakeside getaway. We were thrilled to find Lake Owassa and this property (the lakeside cabin) in 1996. We love the quiet and beauty of Lake Owassa. We love to share this place with others and are thrilled when guests return year after year or when they buy a house on the lake and become neighbors. We are confident you too will enjoy our place and fall in love with lake Owassa.

What makes this house unique

Once you sit on an adirondack chair lakeside taking in the views of the lake, sky and woods you will know why we love this place. Read in the yurt. Walk aimlessly in the woods. Hike the Appalachian trail. Bike the windy country roads. Shop the antique stores. Buy Jersey tomatoes at the farm stands. Barbecue lunch and dinner on the patio. Laugh and talk with those you love in the lake, on the swim raft, on the lawn, on the dock, around the firepit, at the fireplace...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Newton in Morris County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Lakeside cabin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Woodside cabin
  • A full bath in woodside cabin. Shower only (no bathtub) in lakeside cabin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lakeside master bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Lakeside 2nd bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , Futon double bed
    Woodside master bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    woodside 2nd bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Single bed with rollout trundle bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
These are our lake houses. We have owned the lakeside cabin since July of 1996. We purchased the second (woodside) cabin in July of 2014. We love both properties. The lakeside cabin is wonderfully lake oriented. The woodside cabin is within 60' of the lakeside place but situated in the woods. We and you can have guests stay comfortably and enjoy these 2 beautiful settings. Note: Many former guests on Lake Owassa purchase their own places on Lake Owassa. They are now neighbors. We are confident you will have a great time.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Two lake side cabins for multi family vacations of up to 10 guests (4 bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful, quiet, relaxing lake vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent time at these two great cabins on Lake Owassa. Everything you need (and more) for an excellent lake vacation. Both the lakeside cabin and woodside cabin are very comfortable, with wonderful views. The lakeside yurt was well utilized for reading (and morning naps), with beautiful views of the lake. The swim dock was an extra bonus-spent a lot of time out there! We enjoyed both canoeing and kayaking. The lake is so clean, and we spent many hours swimming. Had lots of s'mores cooked on the firepit. There are plenty of local places for groceries, vegetables & fruits, bait, and (of course) ice cream! The few questions we had were answered promptly by the owner. We had a great time, and hope to revisit in the future!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newark Airport (EWR)
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Lakeside Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Culver Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Dover, NJ
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 206
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Riviera Maya
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mountain Creek
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Sandy Hook
Car: recommended

Appalachian trail 1 mile from house. Peters Valley artist community 5 miles away. The Delaware water gap National Park is 5 miles away. The property borders Stokes state forest. Great country roads for bicycling and or running. Antiquing in Lafayette, NJ (8 miles away). The Walpack Inn (within Delaware water gap) is a fabulous and memorable restaurant for the whole family. Farm stands for great fruits and vegetables. 15 minutes from historic Milford, PA. From Milford tube or canoe down the Delaware.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Newton, New Jersey

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £81
Refundable Damage Deposit £161

These homes are rented at great value. The maximum occupancy is 10. Please do not exceed the capacity.

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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