About this listing
Secluded modern home situated on 25 private acres in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Home overlooks 5-acre lake that is great for swimming on hot summer days and stocked with trout. During the winter the lake freezes over and becomes a blanket of white snow. Land is great for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing.
Details to the house:
- Sleeps 8 total. Main house has three bedrooms (two with queen beds and one master with king bed) and there is a small guest cottage** (with queen bed and full bath) next to house.
- Fully-equipped kitchen with induction cooktop, two sinks, and large Viking oven.
- Main house has two full bathrooms (one part of the master suite) + full bathroom in guest cottage.
- Radiant heat throughout house.
- Wood-burning fireplace.
- Gas grill on deck for BBQs.
- 2 kayaks and 1 canoe on premise for your use.
- Located within 2 miles of Livingston Manor's town center.
- Minutes away from world-class fly fishing spots.
- Beautiful hiking trails and biking routes within minutes from house.
Also worth noting that there are trails on the property that take you down to Sonoma Falls. This is a privately owned, but publicly open, 110 acres of trails you can access from our property. There are a series of beautiful waterfalls accessible from the trails.
** Guest cottage available, suitable for 2 people, for a total of 8 people. It is NOT winterized, so while 2 people can comfortably sleep in there in the winter, there is no running water in the cold months and the bathroom will be out of order. Please inquire further if you wish to use the cottage.
This is our home away from home. We love it and have great respect for the nature that surrounds it. We expect the same from our guests.
No more than one pet at a time, please.
What a glorious, magical home. It was SO hard to leave it at the end of the weekend. Ben and Fernanda were so gracious and helpful. Really this listing is a superstar one on AIRBNB. No wonder it is booked up constantly!!!!!
Second stay. Beautiful as always. Ben was always available if we had any questions. The town is super cute. A real retreat.
The house was amazing and Ben and Fernanda were fantastic hosts. We got a great description of what to do in the area and how to use all of the facilities. We fell in love with the house and the design - it was perfect. The lake was really nice too. So cozy I would definitely stay here again.
Every aspect of this house is amazing. It's a few minutes from Livingston Manor but feels completely isolated. The property is gorgeous and it connects to endless hiking trails -- we were particularly enthralled by a porcupine sleeping in a tree off one of the trails -- and waterfalls. The house itself is gorgeous, perfectly comfortable for three couples (as we had) and undoubtedly four. Open kitchen, grill, fire pit, canoes... there wasn't anything we wanted that they hadn't thought of already, and when we had one question they answered it immediately. Can't recommend these hosts highly enough, and this house, as a NYC getaway.
After a hectic, adrenaline filled wedding celebration in New York City, there was no better place to unwind and reflect on the next stage in our life than Ben and Fernanda's beautiful property. We spent the days hiking the nearby trails, taking daily dips with our dog in the private lake, grilling hot dogs and steaks and just generally admiring the landscape. We rarely cook in our apartment, but took advantage of the house's amazing kitchen for all our meals (except when took a picnic to the Balsam Lake wilderness area). At night we kicked back with some pretty good IPAs from the local Catskill Brewery and enjoyed movies in the cozy living room. Other highlights include a great overhead shower -- perfect after a morning swim -- and plush king-size bed in the master bedroom that looks over the water.
From the first email until we locked the door to leave my wife, friends and I had a wonderful time at Ben and Fernanda's house. The house is in a beautiful setting and the house is just as amazing. This is a great escape for anyone looking for a nice break from city life for a few days.
Ben and fernanda's lake house is like stepping into a dreamworld you never want to wake up from. It is literally the most beautiful country house I have ever been to ( and i've been to many all over the world).
Words cannot describe how lovely and beautiful the house and grounds are... the winter landscape is epic and everything inside the house is organized and useful for an amazing weekend. You literally don't need to bring anything with you except the clothes on your back.
I really look forward to spending more enchanted weekends at their place and look forward to seeing the lake in all its unfrozen majesty in the summer.
Obrigado Ben and Fernanda
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About the Host, Ben & Fernanda
We are a family always on the move - from Rio de Janeiro to Jersey City to San Francisco - we love exploring new cities like the locals - foodies - lovers of nature - love sharing our homes with likeminded wanderers.