Just under a 2 hour drive from New York City, close to Pennsylvania, New Jersey with Bethel Woods (home of the original Woodstock festival) just ten miles from the house. We are close to the Forestburgh Playhouse and local arts venues, Minisink Battlefield, Barryville & scenic protected Delaware River. Explore Route 97 which runs along the Delaware River. Many chic inns and restaurants are to be found in a string of villages such as Narrowsburg and Callicoon. Sullivan County is a great area for fly-fishing. Local guide services at (845)-665-9521 - not necessarily a recommendation but hear they are a good resource. Another resource is Lander's River Trips (800)252-3925. This luxury, roomy lakefront retreat is a custom contemporary, energy conserving, 3 storey cedar post and beam which is bright and light filled, and is situated on two park like acres, with own private dock/beachfront on sandy bottomed lake (great for swimming, boating and or fishing.) House has multiple indoor/outdoor seating areas, a solar room, fireplace with wood burning stove insert along with electrical baseboard heating, Dish TV with all channels, wifi, state of the art security system, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, fire extinguisher, first aid kit plus fully equipped, up to date kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ice maker, water filter, range top with grill, wall oven, microwave, toaster, coffee makers, and washer/dryer/ironing facilities in separate laundry area on ground floor. As we are energy conserving (passive solar heat) the house is cooled with a heat return system that draws out summer heat through spaces between walls, along with huge ceiling and individual fans. There is also excellent cross ventilation with cooling breezes off the lake. The kitchen has a breakfast bar that flows into large dining area with table that expands to seat ten (plus a high chair), then flows into living area with cathedral ceiling, wood beams, skylights, wood burning stove plus a spectacular lake view through the entire lakeside's glass wall. There is a separate den with seating and a solar room that has a nice table to enjoy breakfast while watching the butterflies flit past the windows, while enjoying the cross breezes coming through the door to the (lakeside deck.) The fully finished semi basement has comfortable seating area/large play areas and 60' screen for playing videos, dvds or gaming systems. There is a large outdoor table on side porch which seats eight, a lakeside table with market umbrella that seats four (we sit here for breakfast while watching the hummingbirds at the feeder.) There is an additional bistro table that seats two plus two cozy, armchairs with drinks table. Under a shade tree down by the dock there is a large table that seats four - plus additional captains chairs and bench seating. Master Bedroom 1 (queen bed) overlooks lake Bedroom 2 (full bed) overlooks woods with filtered view of the lake. Bedroom 3 (king bed in fully finished and modern, windowed semi-basement) Extra sleeping for 1 - 2 (air bed in den which is adjacent to beautiful solar room that overlooks the woods) plus an additional full sized sofa bed in semi basement living area sleeps an additional 1 - 2. Top floor bathroom has jacuzzi tub with separate shower, cathedral ceiling and skylights. Ground floor bathroom has a full shower. In addition to being on a lakefront there is easy access to other lakes, streams, hiking, fishing, river rafting, zip lining, tubing, canoeing, horseback riding, antiquing, Monticello Racetrack/Racino, local arts scene, skiing at Big Bear, and in the colder weather, skating and ice fishing off private dock plus snowboarding and tobogganing on gently sloping area on huge private lawn. Outdoor space - has multiple seating areas perfect for reading, eating, entertaining, meditating or practicing yoga. The huge lawn is peaceful with ample room for games while others in your party may find a nice quiet space to just enjoy nature. There is a private dock and beach on our sandy bottomed, natural, spring fed, motor boat lake which is ideal for fishing, swimming and boating - one can obtain a short term fishing license and supplies at The Barryville Sportsman in Barryville, NY. There is a barbeque grill on the side porch and the firepit is great for roasting marshmallows - Depending upon the season you may enjoy outdoor dining; private dock and beach from which you can walk into the natural, spring fed motor boat lake - take out the canoe or paddle boat, swim, fish from the dock (there is also lots of shallow water should children be in your party.) We love the opportunity to relax, enjoy nature watching from hummingbirds to bald sit quietly and do absolutely nothing - we rarely leave the house when staying ourselves - there is no need - I always comment to my husband that it feels as if we have our own private resort..... Sandy Beach Tavern (1 mile from house) has full bar, snack bar, pool table, game room and private beach for swimming (closed in the winter.) Eldred is the closest village (3 miles away) with stores, a supermarket, coffee shop, diner and outdoor pizza restaurant. Barryville right on the Delaware River is 6 miles away with restaurants (try the Carriage House), antique stores and the opportunity to rent canoes or kayaks, White Lake is 8 miles away and also boasts restaurants, boat rental and antique stores. Cocheton is worth checking out, in particular the amazing Hennings restaurant. Bethel Woods home of the famed 1969 Woodstock festival is just 10 miles away. Public transit is not really available - this area needs a car although one may bus to Monticello (good for bigger stores such as Walmart of Shoprite) or take a train to Port Jervis and then take a cab ride. 3 night minimum (1 night off season) There is a $175 cleaning/laundry fee per stay and stays of more than one week require an additional prorated cleaning fee. There is an optional fee if you wish us to supply wood for the Firepit or Wood stove. Internet wifi is available and free of additional charge - but as it is a rural setting - sometimes spotty and while it is the fastest speed available for our area - not the same as an urban or suburban internet speed. If internet is going to be crucial to your stay it is advised that you also bring your own mobile hotspot as back up. If you intend to throw a party during your stay (guests in excess of 20% of your reserved guest list would constitute a party) you would need pre authorization. There would be an additional fee (to be negotiated) as this larger group involves extra liability, wear and tear, as well as higher cleaning fees and usage of basic house items such as paper goods and utilities. Guests may check in after 4:00 p.m. on day of arrival and must check out by 11:00 a.m. on day of departure. If there are no back to back reservations it may be possible to request an earlier check in or later check out. Please be aware that an additional fee may be required depending upon season and or weekend. We are also available for special events and longer rentals (1 - 12 months.) Please inquire!