We are a family based in Brooklyn, NY. We love nature and design and decided to combine our passions into our lake front home in the Catskills.
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My husband and I had a lovely weeklong stay here. As others mentioned, there are a few other houses on the lake, but it feels very quiet, serene, and secluded. A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of NYC. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, and the deck and backyard are just plain awesome. We spent most of our time outside grilling out, riding the paddleboat, roasting s'mores at the fire pit, and swimming in the lake (which is quite clean!). The details, directions, and house rules were so thorough that we didn't need much from the owners while we were there, making for a very easy stay.
An amazing house on a beautiful location right on the lake! Modern furnishings, a chef's kitchen, fast wi-fi, and a picturesque setting made this an idyllic getaway from the city. The house was equipped with everything you would need, including ample outdoor seating from lounge chairs to tables, so you can fully enjoy the scenery while grilling and lounging. Also an easy 10-15 minute drive to a grocery store and multiple hiking trails. Would highly recommend and look forward to visiting again!
My husband and I enjoyed our weekend at Babak, Mark and River's place so much! The house is just as beautiful (if not more) than the photos. We mostly enjoyed the outdoor areas. The outdoor seating is really luxurious and we loved using the fire pit and grill. The lake is perfect for swimming and we couldn't believe how secluded and private the home felt. Even though there are other homes around the lake, it felt like we were the only ones there. It's a great place for bird watching, too, if you're interested! Also, those sunsets- the photos just don't do them justice!
We had an amazing time at Babak, Mark and River's place. It was Very relaxing with beautiful surroundings. The location was perfect and easy to find. Their house was fully equipped and very clean. We would love to come back when we visit USA again and highly recommend anyone to stay there.
We had an amazing time staying at Babak's house. It is perfectly located from NYC and is overlooking a beautiful and quiet lake. The house is beautiful and perfectly sized for 4 people. It has everything you need to cook and enjoy your meals inside or outside. The fireplace is also amazing and we used it throughout our entire stay. Highly recommended, we'll be back!
I had the pleasure of visiting Babak's house a couple of weeks ago. We were two couples, and the house is just the perfect set up for 4 people. We had an amazing time there, we enjoyed swimming in the lake and the amazing view from the lawn. Unfortunately we were there for only two nights, and wished we could have stayed for couple of days more. The house is amazing and looks just like the pictures. I definitely recommend this place if you want an unforgettable vacation! Thank you Babak! Wr can't wait to come back!!!!!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our Memorial Day weekend at Amber Lake. This house is the perfect getaway for 2 couples. We enjoyed cooking in the fully equipped kitchen, sitting on the comfortable deck and used the row boat several times. Babak was very helpful and we had no problem getting there or getting into the house. We loved our time away and would definitely like to stay again.
Babak Mark and Rivers home was amazing! We had a great time soaking in natures beautiful energy and the vibe their home created. The owners were very attentive to our needs. I cant wait to book another trip!
Babak's place was even more serene than expected. Beautifully furnished, right on the water, and all the comforts of home. Highly recommended.
We stayed here for only two nights with our 9 month old and were so sad to leave. We came just as spring was starting, so we caught the last bit of cold weather, but staying in was just as beautiful and relaxing as laying outside. We especially loved the red reading chairs (so comfy with the best view of the lake!).
Babak was very responsive when it came to any questions, the house was easy to find, and the surrounding towns make for nice little trips if you need to make a run for some food.
Perfect guest's left everything as file an and nice
Can return anytime am happy to host again
We didn't get a chance to meet in person but they were easy to communicate with and left the place in great shape.
Perfect house guests! Left our house just as they found it. Lovely people.
The best guest I ever had ! fabulous guest !!!! I really really like them ! they left the apartement very clean, they were friendly
I have worked, traveled and just hung out with Babak and Mark and I can't think of better folks to host or be hosted by! Enjoying food and travel and getting to know people comes naturally to them. I only wish I could convince them to come south for a bit of my hospitality!
We stayed at Babak and Mark's cottage in the Catskills and had an awesome weekend. It's a very beautiful (and clean) place to bring your family to relax, cook big meals, do some reading/writing, and enjoy the private lake that is right outside the house. The cottage is secluded and private, but there's a little town with grocery store just a quick drive down the road. An overall great destination for anyone looking to enjoy nature and take a break from the city.