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

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chalet in Eldred - Catskill Lakefront Chalet

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Schwabe
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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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 Catskills

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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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful lake Loch Ada; Enjoy spectacular fall colors; Hickok Brook Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Terrific vacation

  • 5 of 5

Terrific place to stay with all the comforts of home. The lake was beautiful along with tubing in the Delaware. Humming birds are on the deck feeding along with hawks flying above. Our family enjoyed this home last year, as well.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cortlandt Manor NY10567

Great lake home. Fishing for large month bass is the best in NY. Owners Mary and Paul are fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

The only problem we had was we booked it for only two months . We should have done three.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

From the time we arrived to the time we left, the entire experience was excellent! The owner, Paul, was very communicative and made sure we knew all the ins and outs of the chalet and what we could do for entertainment. The house was huge! Very spacious for the 5 grown adults that stayed for the weekend.

Marketplace and a brick oven pizza place were 5 minutes down the road in Edlred if anything was forgotten at home. All amenities were included in the house, even some much needed, and usually forgotten ingredients and/or toiletries. There was even a laundry machine and dryer!

Bikes were in the basement, which allowed for a leisurely bike ride around the lake while my other house mates took the row boat for a spin. Exercise room came in handy when you wanted to work off the dinner made in the fully stocked kitchen, including utencils, plates and cookware.

All in all, this was a home away from home. It had everything you needed and more!

The only tricky issue was the garbage and the bugs! Paul did warn that the gnats swarm the lights and its imperative to keep the doors shut, even when inside, and he was right! There is no garbage service, so we had to drive our garbage down to the county landfiill, which was interesting to find and had limited hours.

I would definitely recommend the house to friends and family and look forward to returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best location in upstate NY!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every detail of this beautiful house! The fireplace was serene, and the view of the lake on the back porch was outstanding! The supplied firewood was superb, as well as the supplied cookware and tourist books! The grill was easy to use and brand new, and we loved the bedding! We look forward to staying in the summer with our kids next time! Thanks Paul and Mary! (JEAN-April 8-10-2016)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most peaceful place!

  • 5 of 5

This house was just wonderful for us city people who were just looking to relax and be away from all the hustle and bustle. The house is cute and fit 4 people and a dog very comfortably, any more people would have been tight though; the basement has beds, but its a little musty.

The house is in good condition and is a classic lake house. The screen doors need to be replaced though, they are worn from I'm sure many visitors over the years :)

The house has a grill and a fire pit type thing on the deck so we spent a lot of time out there grilling and playing cards.

The owner of the house really cares that you have a good experience and checked in with us several times, that was very nice and we definitely want to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn NY

Most Delightful and Wonderful Holiday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 + visiting 14 year old niece stayed in this gorgeous house for July 4th weekend.

We enjoyed every minute of it! Artistic house, pristine lake, waking up to birds chirping in the morning, taking a refreshing swim in the lake a few times a day, having a family breakfast and dinner with grilled vegetables and breads...Very relaxing time. The house has all you need for cooking, sleeping and etc...There is a good collection of books if you happen to forget your own, and all kinds of table games. If you happen to be an artist, you have a galore of beautiful landscapes to draw from, and you will certainly appreciate the art inside the house. The owners are really nice people. We would definitely come back there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Eldred, Catskills

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41

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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Eldred in New York

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • 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
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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