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Hudson Valley's best rental home.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 br 3.5 baths with 75' lakefront home

Beautiful home on Greenwood Lake that sleeps up to 15! The Lynch Family invite you to their second home, Tara House, featuring lakefront access to Greenwood Lake, New York. Start your day with coffee on the lakefront deck and watch the swans fly by and the fish jump in the lake! In the summer, activities include boating, fishing, swimming and water skiing. Have fun playing horseshoes or volleyball in the backyard, or perhaps you might enjoy a movie at one of the last remaining drive-in theaters in the country. In the winter hiking, ice fishing and skiing are all on tap. If relaxation is what you came for, head out to the back porch to relax in the 7 person massage therapy pool, or curl up by the fireplace and enjoy a good book. This home has it all and is roomy enough for the whole family.

Tara House offers a master bedroom suite which features a king size bed, private bathroom with a 6' jacuzzi tub and private deck overlooking the lake. The other three upstairs bedrooms feature queen sized beds. One of the Queen sized rooms has a twin bed. These rooms share a ceramic tiled bath and offer either lake or mountain views. The fifth bedroom which is located on the first floor is handicapped accessible. This bedroom features three twin beds which can configured any way you need and provides a separate bath with 5' shower. In the living room there are two couches and many comfortable chairs.

Summer brings out the best as you can go to Sterling Ridge Paintball, Ski and Tubing Center and Renaissance Festival only 4 miles away. A little further away is the Mountain Creek Adventure Park which is a great thrill ride park and fantastic skiing in the winter. And did we mention wineries, shopping, antiquing and more. All in the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York's playground.

Tired of all the outside activities? Join the family in the game room on our new pool table or table tennis, cards or board games. Need another diversion? Just want to sit back and relax? Take a nap on the luxurious sofas or turn on the giant screen cable TV, or the gas fireplace, and unwind. Everything is provided. Just bring your linens and towels and you are off for a fantastic adventure. Or for an additional charge we will even provide linens!

Keywords: Vacation Home, lakefront property, 5 bedrooms, family reunions, college reunions

More Details

Kevin Lynch
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Kevin Lynch

My wife and I purchased Tara House during 2004 as a flip property that needed to be renovated. After the renovation we fell in love with the house and decided to keep it. It is the perfect family reunion home. We use it as often as possible, and enjoy different activities throughout each season. Our house is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your family and friends.

Kevin Lynch purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why Kevin Lynch chose Greenwood Lake

We love Greenwood Lake. No matter what the season the area is alive with activities and natural beauty. The 9 mile lake has it all. Beautiful homes, great restaurants, friendly people, and honest outdoor pleasures.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our favorites are the drive in theater, the wineries, the ice cream shop, and driving the pontoon boat to see the splendors of the area from the lake. It truly is a wonderful house and no matter how many times I go there it never gets old. In fact my wife is upset that the property rents as well as it does. We hardly get to use it anymore!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr. Lynch:

Just wanted you to know we were out early this morning and all on our journeys home! We truly appreciated the rental use of your home as it allowed us to have a wonderful reunion with the family and spend time together 24/7. Something we have not done in years! We believe it was one of the best Thanksgivings we have ever had and look forward to doing it again in the future!!

As requested, all dirty linens and towels were folded up and placed in laundry room. (We did re-make the beds with the comforters only). Garbage and recyclables were left in the garage, dishwasher was put on prior to leaving, and door was locked behind us!

We trust you will find everything in order and in its place. (A family of 4 girls ages 40 - 50, with Mom over our shoulder to assure it looked better than when we entered it)!!!

Thanks again!

Let me know if you need anything else and will look forward to connecting with you again!


Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Greenwood Lake in Orange County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1) New Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses., Queen size Beds (4) New Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
7 person Private Massage Therapy Tub, Lakefront with Boat Dock, Beautiful Mountain Views, Gourmet Kitchen, Central a/c


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Hudson Valley's best rental home.
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

Great view and location, but house needs work

  • 3 of 5

The first impression was great! The house was roomy! The view was spectacular! The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful; loved having access to a paddle-board and kayak. Kevin was kind enough to answer and help out with several concerns..but....there are major plumbing issues with the house. My father was in the living room, when he felt drops....he looked up to see water dripping from the ceiling..then it really started flowing. So, for the remainder of the stay, we could no longer use the shower in one of the upstairs b/r. The downstairs toilet flushed intermittently (would not refill on occasion.) The front door does not lock. No rugs in entryway, which made it hard to keep floor clean. Refrigerator drips water across floor. Master tub constantly ran water.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. As stated we sent a plumber the day you left and corrected the issues. While every effort is made to maintain the Tara House, it is a rental house that I don't live in. Unfortunately, some issues are not known to the cleaning crew or myself until they are pointed out by the tenant. However this past week I was at the house and found none of the concerns you mentioned as still being a problem. The rugs at the front door are a good idea and we will take that into consideration. You can see based on previous reviews that the house is well maintained and we strive to make all our guests feel comfortable and safe. I hope if you are ever in the area again that you would consider staying at Tara House as you already know the home is beautiful, in a great location, and offers many amenities not available elsewhere.
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Centerville Indiana

Wonderful home, wonderful owner!

  • 5 of 5

We had several families share this house for a total of 12 people. There was plenty of room and everyone loved the house. We had young children, teenagers and grandmothers in our group. We loved the lake and the pontoon boat was a treat. The kitchen is wonderful - and is better stocked than most rentals. We will rent this home again when in the area and I've shared the details with other friends who plan to visit. Tons of apple orchards nearby if you're visiting in the fall. Tara House is a great find. Thanks Kevin!

P.S. - The best place to shop for groceries nearby is the Price Chopper in Warwick. Very clean newer store with a high end feel, deli, bakery and eatery. It's less than 20 minutes away and prices and selection better than the walmart 30 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

So we LOVED this home, its location and PIZZA Planet. The size was perfect for the large group ranging in ages 4-81. The home was clean and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen and dining room were perfect and had everything!!!! My small, issues were the frig would not stay at temp. but that being said there was a freezing cold frig in garage a few feet away. The foldout couch had some springs missing so we could not use but that being said we found a mattress upstairs in the closet that we brought out. And last but not least we could not get the tvs to work in smaller bedrooms, but really not a big deal because we were out an awful lot. Im sure this all has been resolved because it was months ago and Kevin was very attentive to our needs. Other then those very small 3 things, our children loved the the game room, the back yard and the HOT tub. We had a blast and everyone had ample space. Thanks Kevin for kindness and accommodating all of us from TEXAS.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Didn't know about the sofa bed! Will take care of right away. Unfortunately we don't live there. Hopefully some day I can retire there as we love the location and there is so much to do. We try to keep the house in great shape and its nice to hear constructive criticism so we can keep up the house in a shape that makes everyone happy. Hope to see you again next time you are in the area.
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25th Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at this great house with its wonderful location. The first half of our stay we were 13 woman, all family members. We chose this house for our 25th Girls Weekend and it did not disappoint! On Monday most of our party left with the exception of 4, Kevin was fine with the idea of

our husbands joining us for the few remaining days. We had a great time on the pontoon (A BIG THANK YOU, KEVIN) the lake is beautiful! The houses around the lake are beautiful, we enjoyed exploring the area. Go to the beach, it's small, but offers a lot! They had a band playing on Friday night, unfortunately we missed it. A few girls went to the driven and said it was fun, especially since they hadn't been to one in decades. We went to two of the restaurants in the area, Planet Pizza a little pizzeria, that easily accommodated our large group. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The other restaurant, Emerald Point has a great atmosphere and good food. Sit inside or out, we did both. If your sitting outdoors you'll be overlooking the lake, what a great view.

We went to Mountain Creek for the day to the water park, what a fun time. We would love to get back in the winter to enjoy the cold weather activities. There's plenty to do, either at the house or in the surrounding area.

Now to the house, it has plenty of room. The sleeping arrangements are just as said. The master bedroom is huge and 2 of the girls shared the room with the mothers sleeping on a comfy air mattress, they brought. Not that it was needed, we just preferred not to open the sofa in the living room. The Kitchen is also huge, you'll find everything you'll need. Great layout. Plenty of parking. The house offers so much to do, however we enjoyed each others company so much we didn't even get to the ping pong, or pool table. Maybe next time!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ardsley ny

nursing friends weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have been planning a getaway weekend for a few years and this was our first time to Tara House.

This house was very comfortable and with 5 bedrooms everyone was able to have their own. We really enjoyed the large living area and kitchen.We had a great day in town shopping and enjoying luch. The owner was very easy to work with and very responsive to all emails. Everyone agreed that this would be our annual location for all future weekend getaways. We look forward to next year!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary for the kind words. We hope to see you back at Tara House for another wonderful getaway!
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Chicago, Il

Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tara House over West Point's Ring Weekend - our Cadet just LOVED the spacious home and it was the perfect distance away from USMA...not too far to go back and forth but far enough that he felt like he was getting away. The Greenwood Lake area is beautiful, with lots of nice restaurants and places to visit. We enjoyed a cruise around the lake on the pontoon boat and cooked some great meals in the HUGE kitchen. All of the bedrooms are big and comfortable, and the owner was thoughtful and attentive. We would love to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Newburgh NY
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Emerald Point
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hickory Hollow
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Town of Tuxedo on NJ Transit line
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Emerald Point
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Mt. Peter and Sterling Ridge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Town of Warwick
Car: recommended

Volleyball and horseshoes in backyard. Wineries, Antiques, Farm Markets, Beach Concerts, Fireworks, West Point Military Academy, Woodbury Commons/Shopping and more just minutes away!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Greenwood Lake, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Linen Fee (Optional) £35.72
Cleaning Fee £107.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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