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Architect-Designed Zen, Light-Filled Lake House

Barbara User Profile

Architect-Designed Zen, Light-Filled Lake House

5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.

Brand New, open-concept Zen and airy summer cabin on gorgeous lake, 1 hour from NYC in Putnam County. Western-facing, beautiful sunsets. Backing into woods, overlooking lawn, hammocks and lake. Skylights, cathedral ceiling, brand new kitchen. This spectacular cabin has been featured in a design magazine.


Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Self check-in with lockbox


9 Reviews

Amira User Profile
July 2018
Barbara and Joel are great hosts - responsive, give you all the details you need to know about arrival / check out so you know what to expect (listen to them and get groceries in advance!). We had a peaceful and relaxing time on the lake. The home is small but open and cheery - w…
Aurelie User Profile
November 2017
We had a great time in this nice lake cabin and communication with the host was very easy and helpful.
Monica User Profile
October 2017
Barbara's place is a beautifully remodeled cottage on an exceptionally tranquil spot. The house easily accommodates 4 to 6 people and although small has a very spacious feel. Take advantage of the canoe and kayaks! Paddling on the lake in the early morning with the mist rising …
Hootan User Profile
October 2017
Very nicely-designed home in an idyllic setting, hard to believe so close to the city!
Cristina User Profile
October 2017
Joel and Barbara's place is located on a beautiful property and very close to amazing hiking trails (including the Appalachian trail!) The lake is spectacular, facing west so you see the most spectacular sunsets. We enjoyed kayaking, canoeing and happy hour on the dock!
Aaron User Profile
August 2017
Barbra's place is a great spot for those seeking respite from city living. It's conveniently located just about an hour outside NYC, close to solid shopping spots, and boasts excellent water views and dock access to a great lake where we kayaked, canoed, swam, sunned, and where …
Abby User Profile
August 2017
We greatly enjoyed our stay at Joel and Barbara's lake house. It's only 1 hour and 15 min from where we live in Manhattan, and was a perfect serene escape. The host's sister usually helps with greeting guests and I assume coordinating cleaning prior to arrival -- the host kindly …
Barbara User Profile
Response from Barbara:
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay Abby. Sorry about the dish soap - that was a rare oversight because we weren't there. Just reading your review made us miss the place! Warm regards, Joel and Barbara
August 2017

Hosted by Barbara

Ottawa, CanadaJoined in July 2014
Barbara User Profile
31 Reviews
Response rate: 60%
Response time: within a day
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