Charming & quirky cottage is waiting to provide you a place for solace, tranquility, romance & entertaining in the outdoors just north & west of Manhattan.
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.
Clean & Fluffy Towels
Coffee maker along with coffee varieties
Pantry full of spices
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!
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.
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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.