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Beautiful lake Loch Ada; Enjoy spectacular fall colors; Hickok Brook Area

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, recreation room in daylight basement;

Classy chalet completely furnished; everything you need for from cooking to laundry. Deck overlooking lake. Two bedrooms with queen beds, one twin bedroom, extra twins in lower recreation room. 4 rooms with TV. WiFi. Lake is perfect for swimming and boating. No motor boats, so quiet and lovely atmosphere. Private dock with diving board and rowboat. Outdoor activities galore. Relax and enjoy. Barryville offers rafting, canoeing and kayaking outfitters. Thrilling zipline also in Barryville .

Fish in our private lake for bass, trout, pike, and perch. Just 3/4 of a mile down our road is the 1,064 acre Hickok Brook Multiple Use Area where you can eagle watch , study nature, hike, snow shoe, mountain bike, cross country ski, take photographs, and hunt. There are lots of Black Bear, wild turkeys, and deer and other animals. Basically there are activities for everyone. We love to go down to the lake to swim, sun, read our books and watch nature. In the winter we love to cross country ski, but you can also ice fish, snow shoe, skate,etc. Every season offers a myriad of lovely surprises.

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Mary Schwabe
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Mary Schwabe

My husband and I are from Portland, Oregon. Paul is an Oregon native and went to college at Santa Clara, U of Oregon, and graduated from U of Oregon Law School. I grew up in Indiana, I went to a girls' boarding school in Massachusetts and U of Michigan, where I received a BA in English Lit. Later I attended Portland State where I earned a teaching certificate. My husband is a real estate broker and I am a retired high school English teacher. We live right on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington. We love the outdoors and enjoy travelling to NY and spending time in the Catkills. The proximity to NYC is another attraction as well as being with our family, including four grandchildren, children, sisters, and many nieces and nephews. We have several family gatherings at our chalet and my sister's property just 4 miles away.

Mary Schwabe purchased this chalet in 1995

Why Mary Schwabe chose Eldred

We discovered our chalet when we visited my sister in the Catskills, where she has an old converted barn, pond, and large lot. We fell in love with the area and could not believe that such a place could be so close to NYC and our daughter and grandchildren. The lake reminded me of my grandparents' house is the woods, on a beautiful small lake in northern Wisconsin. I wanted my grandchildren to have the same fond memories as I had growing-up__swimming, fishing, canoeing and playing card games with my cousins who we only saw in the summers at my grandparents' cabin.

What makes this chalet unique

Wildlife in abundance: eagles, osprey, woodpeckers, owls, flocks of wild turkeys and geese, bears, deer and little red foxes are there to entertain you. Spectacular sunrises and clear starry nights enhance a feeling of peace and well-being. If its cold and rainy you can build a cozy fire. You can take long hikes along the lake or pick blueberries along a nearby road in July. You can see a play in Forestburgh, go to the movies in Matamoras, play golf in several golf courses, attend an outdoor concert in Bethel Woods, sunbathe or read a book on the dock or go to the Barryville Farmers' Market on the weekend. What's not perfect?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Paul, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us over Memorial Day weekend. We loved the house and took full advantage of it over these past several days. We were fortunate enough to have beautiful weather over the weekend- we could be seen on the dock all day reading and lounging, with an occasional jump in the lake or row boat journey to cool off from the strong sun. At night, our competitive natures emerged during multiple rounds of Cranium. We look forward to more trips to 147 Barker Road. Many thanks again for your hospitality.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Eldred in Highland

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom upstairs in master suite. Shower, sink, and toilet. Bathroom on main floor has a shower in the bath tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master suite upstairs.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , main floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Beautiful lake Loch Ada; Enjoy spectacular fall colors; Hickok Brook Area
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews

Tasteful, stylish, comfortable, amazing lake

  • 5 of 5

House with its own colorful identity which will embrace you with warmth and comfort making forget about the city.

Lake is as magical as hundreds years old pine forest that surrounds it.

Truly amazing.

Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! Thank you. Please come again. Molly and Paul Schwabe
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Great New Year weekend! Lovely, warm home! Wonderful owners Paul and Mary!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything. Stylish wood furnishing is so nice! We enjoyed fireplace very much at these cold New Year's days! Clean, comfortable beds and kitchen with all that we needed for our stay. There is stunning nature outside and lake view from the windows! We were ice fishing and caught some nice fishes.

Paul is very helpful, caring, respond at any questions very fast and Mary helped us a lot to connect WiFi fast. They left some extras for us even ( water, charcoal...), in case we forget it. They are very nice people!

We had a very good time and dream to come back soon for longer stay!

Thank you Paul and Mary for sharing your charming home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a good time and look forward to having you visit again. You were the perfect guests. Mary Schwabe
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Amazing home by a gorgeous lake!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the lake and loved the house, very quiet and tastefully furnished!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anna. Please come again. Molly and Paul
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Peace and quiet with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Paul and Mary's lake house and we loved it both times. There is plenty of fishing in the lake, either from the dock or you can take the rowboat out in the lake. Sitting on the deck in the back you have a beautiful view of the lake and we plenty of wildlife in the yard. For a nice peaceful getaway it is a great spot.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. You are great guests and we hope you visit again soon. Paul and Mary
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A lovely little spot!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying here for a friend's wedding! It was so peaceful and beautiful. The garden is lovely, and walking along the lake was great! Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that they had a good time. We hope they return.
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Nice place to stay, house is clean well equipped.No issues.

  • 5 of 5

Fishing is good take out the canoe or rowboat and fish the structures caught some nice bass along the left shoreline. Take a trip to see the Bethel Woodstock Museum, Lake Superior State Park, the Corner Restaurant and Carriage House in Barryville were good.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.We are happy you had a great time. Please come again. Molly and Paul
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Newark International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Port Jervis
Nearest Train
13 Miles
NJ Transit in Port Jervis
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Big Bear Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Highland Lake
Car: necessary

The area is definitely rural, many hills and small lakes and ponds. It is never crowded and there are many activities available, especially if you like the outdoors. Artsy communities such as Barryville and Narrowsburg offer cultural experiences, Bethel Woods is a great attraction, the Delaware River is beautiful and scenic, plus it offers rafting, canoeing, tubing and fishing. Opening in February is the glamorous casino in nearby Monticello.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.98

Extra charge for holidays or parties with more than 6 people. Also, 10 % added for credit card payment.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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