About this listing
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!)
No car needed is 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.
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. Tuxedo Ridge - Sterling Forest NY - 5 miles
(website hidden). 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
Feel free to contact with any questions.
I look forward to hosting you!
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Please take a look at my guidebook. I have included my favorite places to go. They are broken out by both family and non family activities. House has everything it needs to both entertain and relax.
House has plenty of spices, cutlery, plates, etc for entertaining and has plenty of peace & quiet to recharge the batteries.
A&P food store is 5 miles away. Directions `~ Make right out of Cascade Trail and go 5 miles till road ends. Make right and you will see A&P on the left hand side. Liquor store is also in that shopping plaza.
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.
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.
Neighbors are somewhat close so out of respect to them, 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.