Relaxing to the sights and sounds of Greenwood Lake - the largest lake outside of NYC (9 miles).Great fieldstone fireplace

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds

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Charming & quirky cottage is waiting to provide you a place for solace, tranquility, romance & entertaining in the outdoors just north & west of Manhattan.

The space

This home is my own personal little treasure decorated with love to provide guests with the opportunity to either entertain or have some well deserved R&R or both! I hope you enjoy it as much as my previous guests have.

House is situated in a cliff overlooking Orange County's largest lake - Greenwood Lake & the Sterling Forest Mountain. Perfect location for New Yorkers looking for a city reprieve as well as travelers interested in a well rounded NYC get away where both country and city can be found within a 1 hour 40 minute bus ride. House has water & mountain views but it also is surrounded by trees which affords plenty of privacy and a great hideaway for bird enthusiasts. Greenwood Lake is only 41 miles north west of the George Washington Bridge but fills all the senses with the country life. The public access for the lake is only a mile down the road or if you choose to rent kayak/paddleboards, there is an even closer beach within walking distance (just requires walking back up a steep hill!). Pease note, since this house is in a cliff, there is not direct lake access with the house.

No car needed (although recommended) as NJ Transit bus 196/197 brings you back and forth to NYC in 100 minutes. An additional transit option is NJ Transit / Port Jervis Train Line to Tuxedo station (approximate 60 minute ride). From there, a taxi is a 15 min ride.

Lake and mountain views are all season and the Appalachian Trail can be accessed in a 5 minute car ride

Summertime affords seasonal blossoms with lavender bushes which attract a variety of butterflys. My rose garden is a work in progress that I refuse to give up on! Iris's & peonies bloom in the earlier part of the season. These outdoor gardens and chiminea, along with screened in porches, provide outside comfort. Indoor comfort includes stone fireplace, oversized sofa, oversized flat screen smart TV. TV is equipped with Netflix & Basic TV channels and movies can always be purchased using the (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Play app.

Greenwood Lake hosts free concerts and events at our town beach every weekend during the summer. This allows for a wonderful & inexpensive night out. If you want to exude even less effort, concerts can always be heard from chaise lounge chairs in yard while warming your toes in front of the chiminea.

The lake is home to many largemouth bass, muskies, and smallmouth bass in addition to Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Bluegills, and Walleye. There are also good populations of catfish. It is rated among New Jersey's top 3 Largemouth bass waters. Experienced boaters can rent pontoon boats from South Shore Marina. And if ice fishing is your thing, it is a favorite Winter sport here.

For winter enthusiasts, Greenwood Lake is surrounded by three family & fun friendly ski lodges:
1. Mountain Creek - Vernon NJ - 15 miles
2. Mount Peter - Warwick NY - 3 miles

Greenwood Lake is part of the town of Warwick which offers the small town shopping experience of a main street filled with boutiques, antiquing, cafes & independent book stores.

Local reknown activities include wineries, Rennaissance Faire, ski resorts, spa's & golf.
Your outdoor activities can be nicely finished off with a delish fireside, casual dinner at the Iron Forge restaurant.

For those who love to shop, Woodbury Commons is dangerously close and is only a 20 minute drive.

All toiletries, towels & bedding are provided for up to 6 people. Board games, cards, poker chips, etc are also provided.

Downstairs bathroom has been newly remodeled to include gorgeous claw foot porcelain tub which rests on heated floors. The view from tub affords the lake, mountains & trees.

Restaurant and bar is not only within walking distance, albeit a steep street, but it also provides delicious food, excellent wine selection & weekend entertainment.

House includes
Dish washer
Smart TV
Ironing Board
Blow Dryer
Bath Products
Clean & Fluffy Towels
Coffee maker along with coffee varieties
Pantry full of spices
Cooking equipment

Who this house is perfect for & Why:
House can be described as an "upside down" house because the entrance level is where the two guest rooms and guest bath are. The Master Bedroom & Bath are downstairs and are in the lower portion of the guest house.

The stair case going to the Master Bedroom is steeper than average which can make it difficult for the elderly or young to ascend/descend. If your goal is to have privacy from the aforementioned, than it is a great spot!

I think the people who enjoy this home the most are those that want to be near the wineries, lake, hiking trails but can then come home and grill, read, relax and take a fantastic nap in a glorious hammock or oversized papasan chair or super comfy sofa or futon.

People who love to watch storms are in for a treat! Great viewing areas on both levels.

Families who want to spend family time together but then also have enough space to retreat to their own R&R, love the coziness the house has to offer.

House is not suited for large/loud parties as it can only accommodate 3 cars. Please note, house is precious but it is also not perfect. You will not find granite counter tops or stainless steel appliances but you will find everything you need to cook & host a fantastic dinner.

Hope this helps give you some insight into the ever so challenging task of picking just the right Airbnb to suit your needs!

Feel free to contact with any questions.
I look forward to hosting you!

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 100
Security Deposit: 750
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price: 350 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please take a look at my guidebook. I have included my favorite places to go.

Since house is in a cliff, the lower part of my yard is off limits and can not be accessed as the steep incline makes it unsafe. Also, that lower yard area is not entirely fenced in so please ensure your pets do not go down there.

House trained dogs/cats are certainly permitted.

Please note there is a 3 car maximum.  

Downstairs electric fireplace must be kept in "picture mode" only. It can not be used as a heat source.

Bathroom is septic based so please do not put any feminine hygiene products or otherwise in toilet.

Renters must be 25 years of age or older.

Since this is a cliff house, the street which I live is somewhat steep so please be aware when you are driving up to expect a short but steep street.

Out of respect to my neighbors, if a loud, late party is what the occasion calls for, this may not be the rental for you.

Thanks so much for your interest and please contact me with any questions.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

72 Reviews

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Amy User Profile
June 2017
Beth's place was the perfect setting for a lake getaway. Close to everything, charming and equipped with everything you'd need. The view of the lake from the deck is stunning - highly recommend!

Chatay User Profile
June 2017
Great house and gracious host. Beth made our stay seamless. We would go back anytime.

Bob User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful house and area! Everything is very relaxing and welcoming. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. When Beth tells you that the road to her house is steep, it is VERY steep but levels out, just be forewarned (it doesn't hinder the stay at all though).

Ashley User Profile
April 2017
This was our first airbnb experience and this home did not disappoint. The place was clean, cozy and near some great restaurants and hiking. Beth was a fantastic host and was helpful with all of our inquiries.

Paul User Profile
April 2017
Beth was very easy to work with, very accommodating, and provided us with a clean nice house! We had everything we needed and the house was close to all of our planned activities in the Hudson valley area.

Laura User Profile
February 2017
Beth was amazing. Best hostess. The place was amazing, beautiful and clean. Would go back again...definitely.

Vic User Profile
October 2016
We had an incredible time in Beth's lakehouse. The place was super homey and comfortable, and we loved spending time indoors as well as on the porches (one with a hammock and birdfeeder, one with netting with a gorgeous view of everything which we referred to as the treehouse.) We were able to make very good use of the extensive kitchen supplies, and it was so nice to have milk, eggs, coffee, and treats waiting for us. We didnt have a chance to meet Beth this time but she was very responsive and helpful via phone and text. We never imagined staying here would make us want to maybe move to Greenwood Lake, but it honestly did!

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Greenwood Lake, New York, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Beth User Profile

Employed within the financial services sector, i enjoy the opportunities to pick up and be spontaneous. With that in mind, it creates a perfect opportunity to share a space outside of NYC which can be reached without needing a car. All the amenities of the outdoor life, with great restaurants included, are all within walking distance.

There are so many options to keep yourself entertained in the area and then the house itself certainly lends itself to cozy R&R.

I am always available for "concierge services" so feel free to contact me with any questions.


Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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