|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom 2,000 sq ft European style lake Chalet is situated on a one acre lot with 250 ft of Swan Lake water front in the Catskills. It is the perfect retreat to take you and your loved ones away from it all, and it is just minutes from all the action, including skiing in Holiday Mountain (15 miles), Big Bear PA (33 miles), Hunter Mountain (60 miles), or Windham (65 miles); gambling or dinning in the Monticello Casino and Raceway (9 mi); enjoying a concert by your favorite performing artist at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (8 mi); playing a round of golf at one of the 5 nearby golf courses (3 to 5 mi), catching a trophy trout at the World renowned Beaverkill or Willowemoc Creeks (15 mi), shooting some hoops or playing tennis at Walnut Mountain park and other nearby community and state parks ( about 1 mi) or taking a canoe or paddle boat tour of the beautiful 360 Acres Swan Lake from your front lawn (0 mi) !
Note: This is a Non-Smoking Property !!
Leave the hustle and bustle behind when you escape to this ultimate lake retreat. Approximately 2 hrs from NYC, this unique hideaway is worlds away from the everyday. Located in Swan Lake, NY, five miles from the Sullivan County Airport and four miles from shops, restaurants and cafes of Liberty.
After spending a couple of days in New York city with the family we spent a week in this fantastic house. After a warm welcome and a guided tour from the owners we felt "at home" immediately. All luxury that was announced on the vacationrental website was there and the house was super clean. The spectacular view over Swan Lake early in the morning is unforgetable. The boats, the grill, the games in the game room, ... everything is there and makes it so easy to enjoy a holiday upstate. Certainly a place to visit again!!
Great time at this house despite very bad weather. Great for outdoor time, visiting farms close by. Would have loved to get a bit more flexibility on departure time as we had to leave at 11:30 on Sunday. As we arrived late on Friday night this was a short week end.
The property is in a beautiful location. Right on the lake. It was very peaceful staying there. We didn't have to go anywhere since we just enjoyed relaxing at the house. We took advantage of the canoe and rowboat that was on site. The owners, husband and wife, were very friendly and accommodating to our needs. They keep the house in immaculate. I would highly recommend this property.
The house was clean and gated. Loved the boat rides on the lake, fire pit, bbq grill!
When I spoke to the owner on two days after we checked out he had mentioned a list of accusations (cigarette smoking on the premises, a few beers/condiments left in the fridge, and 6 wine glasses missing) and told me that he would determine the amount, if any, that he was planning on keeping from the security deposit. We spoke again on the phone 12 days after checking out where the owner informed me that he's determined the total cost of removing cigarette smell from the curtains, removing the trash/refuse that was left behind, and buying six new wine glasses to be ~$225. The owner proceeded to tell me that he decided he would be returning the full security deposit to me since I "seemed like a nice guy" and warned me that I should be careful when renting properties in the future. We then proceeded to discuss how the payment would be returned: he offered to send the payment via check and I asked if he could send it via Chase QuickPay since that is the way that we had paid him. The owner proceeded to agreed to return the full security deposit via Chase QuickPay during this Saturday conversation and we said our goodbyes and hung-up. I hadn't received the payment by the following Monday (14 days after checkout) so I sent the owner a quick email to check if it had been sent yet (since QuickPay is instant). He responded to my email on the 8th to confirm once more that he would return the deposit via QuickPay to my account. I replied to his email that day and confirmed once again that this was the correct account. I still hadn't received the payment the following day either so I sent an email around 9am that morning to check if it had been sent yet. I did not receive any reply. I still hadn't received the payment the following day either, so I sent the owner an email around 9am that morning to check if it had been sent yet. He then called me and proceeded to yell at me like an angry parent talking to their child (completely unprofessional and disrespectful). I calmly waited for Louis to finish speaking and then began to speak at which point he rudely interrupted me and repeated the same lecture from before; process happened 3 or 4 times before I realized that the owner was not interested in anything I had to say.
My entire security deposit (equal to 67% of the entire cost of the rental) has not been returned. The issues with this owner have not been resolved and are not limited to what is outlined here, though I am out of room. FUTURE RENTERS BEWARE!
Had a great time at the lake house! Very well kept and maintained. Enjoyed the fire pit, grill, pool table, and overall a relaxed weekend in the Catskills. Also like the fact the bedrooms were all queen size beds so worked out well for our group of friends. Will definitely recommend it!
Top Thing to do in City:
* Bethel Woods (Original Woodstock Site) Concerts.
* Fly Fishing in World renowned Beaverkill and Willowemoc Creeks.
* Golf in 5 nearby country clubs and courses.
* Gamble or Dine at Monticello Raceway and Casino.
* Ski/Snow Tube on nearby Holiday Mountain.
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* Kayak, canoe or swim on Swan Lake from your front lawn.
* Hike the nearby Castkill forest lands and mountains.
* Bird watching at its best. See our native family of Bald Eagles.
* Antiques shopping.
* Have fun with your kids at The Castle in neaby Chester, NY.
Top Thing to do in Family:
* Bethel Woods Concerts Calendar Below:.
* bethelwoodscenter . org/bwevents/events.aspx....
Enjoy the beautiful scenery and serene setting on the lake !
Kayak, canoe or fish on beautiful Swan Lake from your front lawn !
World-famous trout fishing on nearby Beaverkill and Willowemoc Creeks
Play Tennis, Baseball, Basketball or Frizbee Golf in nearby Walnut Mountain Park, a short hike away from the house
Skiing, snow boarding or snow tubbing at nearby Holiday Mountain or some of the best Ski resorts in NY and PA (Hunter, Windham, Big Bear PA, etc) located less than 1 hour away
Apple and Pumpkin Picking
Fall foliage change
Water Skiing, Swimming or Jet Skiing at nearby White Lake
Swimming at Town of Bethel Community pool
Swimming at Lake Superior State Park
Biking (w/ a place to rent bikes in town)
Golfing on any of the 5 nearby golf courses
Charming shops, including many antique shops
Annual Trout Parade
Annual Ice Festival at Swan Lake (Ice Skating and Ice Fishing)
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts + Museum (home of the original Woodstock concert site) Summer Concerts
Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum
Shandelee Music Festival (every August)
Catskill Arts Society
New Age Health Spa
Monticello Casino and Raceway
Visit local distilleries
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£609|
Holiday Rates - Please call or email owner for detals
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.