ESCAPE IN THE TREES

House in Catskills, Athens
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Bedroom(s)
    2
  • Bathroom(s)
    1 full, 0 half
  • $300

Owner/Manager

Description

Located on a large, private lake with sunset views and mountain backdrop, this unique home offers all comforts and amenities. With an all-wood interior, vaulted ceilings, and a fireplace in both rooms, this romantic retreat in the trees defines warmth and charm. A large oval deck off the living room faces the lake as does the bedroom's balcony.

Ski slopes half are hour away. Surrounded by natural beauty, west sunsets are seen through large, glass doors from the living room and bedroom - each with their own deck and balcony. A fireplace in both bedroom and living room add warmth and charm as you sit midway up in the tall pines. A rowboat sits at the water's edge. This three-level home has an all wood interior, wide pine plank floors throughout and high vaulted ceilings. The bathroom's sloped ceiling includes a skylight over a claw-footed tub sunk in Mexican paving tiles.

Original art and objects along with the turn of the century antiques add to the uniqueness of this very original home on the lake. Heat, air conditioning, Internet access and HDTV available. Beautiful in all seasons. Ideal trip at leaf turning time and wonderful for skiers to return to after skiing Hunter and Windham mountains - a half-hour away. Through renting my house with guests being introduced to the surrounding beauty, several former renters are now property owners with homes in Sleepy Hollow Lake. Located in the old Hudson River town of Athens - little has changed in over two hundred years. Many old, historic houses remain as they were. Both Athens and Coxsackie have charming parks sitting on the Hudson.

They offer summer concerts and waterfront dining as the season permits. One steps back in time here and finds things still lovely, still fairly secret, as it nestles in the foothills of the Catskills known as the Hudson Valley. - Entire home. - Sleepy Hollow Lake beach - Two swimming pools - Basketball and tennis courts - Row boat This is my weekend retreat and I am available to guests via phone. This  retreat is located on a large private, exclusive lake spanning the towns of Athens and Coxsackie, two historic Hudson River towns. Best by car, although an Amtrak train brings you to the town of Hudson, NY - ten minutes to the house by taxi. If you bring a dog, the doggie beach is two minutes away for his enjoyment.

Athens also offers a fabulous dog park with a large enclosed area.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
House, 932 sq. ft.
Bedroom(s)
2 Bedroom(s), 5 Sleeps
Double: 1
Sleep Sofa / Futon: 1
Twin / Single: 1
Bathroom(s)
1 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Location Type
Lakefront
Mountain View
Rural
Ski
Village
Water View
Waterfront
Vacation Types
Away From It All
Boat Friendly
Family
Lake Front
Pet Friendly
Romantic
Ski/Snowmobile
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
Entertainment
Books
CD Player
DVD Player
Music Library
Satellite / Cable
Television
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Fireplace
Linens Provided
Pool
Telephone
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Alarm Clock
Basement
Blender
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Dishwasher
Freezer
Hair Dryer
Heating
Internet
Kitchen
Living Room
Microwave
Oven
Pantry Items
Refrigerator
Stove
Toaster
Outdoor Features
Boat
Community Pool
Deck / Patio
Kayak / Canoe
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Furniture
Picnic Table
Ski & Snowboard
Tennis Courts
Terrace / Balcony
Activities & Adventure
Antiquing
Basketball
Bird Watching
Boating
Cross Country Skiing
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Golf
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Mountain Climbing
Outlet Shopping
Paddle Boating
Scenic Drives
Shopping
Sight Seeing
Ski Lift Privileges
Skiing/Snowmobiling
Snowboarding
Snowmobiling
Swimming
Tennis
Walking
Nearby Attractions
Churches (20 minutes)
Cinemas (20 minutes)
Historical Sites (4 miles)
Live Theater (25 miles)
Outlet Shopping (20 minutes)
Restaurants (15 minutes)

Additional Property Information

Claw footed tub sunk in Mexican paving tiles, w/skylight over tub. Shower over tub. Wood floor

Wheelchair inaccessible!
House is on three levels, all wood interior, wide pine plank floors

Outdoor Pool:
Communal Pool
two private pools for lake community and guests

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary $300 - - 3 Nights -
Rental Rates 04-Jun-2019 - 31-Dec-2021$300 - - -3 Nights-
Price for: 3 Persons, Extra person price: $ 50 /Person /Night

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning FeeRequired $150One time
Extra Person Fee - Over 3 peopleInfo $50Daily - per person
Refundable Security DepositRequired $300One time

Policies

Check in: 02:00 / Check out: 11:00
Policies
House Rules
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox
- $50 per person per night over 3 people
- This is a quiet community so please keep noise levels down
- No filming or professional photo shoots

You must also acknowledge
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $300
Cancellation Policy
There is an extra charge of $50 a night per person if more than 3 adults.
No refund unless reservation can be rebooked.
The owner suggests guest purchase cancellation insurance thru this site, available at a nominal rate.
Suitability
Pet Friendly: Some pets, please inquire
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

About the Owner

Can't live without dogs or music. Prefer classical .....Schumann, Chopin and of course, Tchaikovsky and his wonderful ballet scores. Have love the New England coast and also the west coast...driving cross country and being back in my house which is a very favorite place to be in.

About Donna Monroe
I decided to build a house while performing in a long running show in nyc. It represents my ideas and those of other cast members and crew. Though I am mostly in the city I love the times I spend there as much now as when it first went up.

Why Donna Monroe chose Athens
This property is situated on a particularly large part of the lake and the mature trees allow it a secluded and private setting while still having the assurance of being in a protected community with 24 hour security.

What makes this House unique
My memories are vivid of each step of the process of building. To see something take shape, from selecting the land, to finding the architect and then seeing it appear as visualized, is a fantastic experience one can only do once in a lifetime.

22 Reviews

ESCAPE IN THE TREES

Beautiful home to spend a snowy week! Rabbits and chickadees hopped around the trees, and sunsets over the frozen lake were gorgeous. Donna is an excellent host and was fantastic about speedy communication whenever we had a question.

It was the perfect place to decompress—lots of relaxing on the couch in front of the fireplace and soaking in the incredible bathtub.

Stayed February, 2021

ESCAPE IN THE TREES

This place is an absolute gem. It is perfect for romantic weekends with your special someone.

Stayed January, 2021

ESCAPE IN THE TREES

Donna was a phenomenal host that has an amazing house. She gave directions to nearby attractions and dog activities. Looking forward to going back!

Stayed January, 2021

ESCAPE IN THE TREES

We stayed at Donna's in January and it was the perfect cozy cabin (lakehouse) escape we needed. The place is beautiful, all wood with tasteful details and decor. We woke up to the view of the lake with hawks perched in the nearby trees. We enjoyed the fireplace and the opera and classical music CDs Donna provided. We were close to many nature preserves and historic sites too. Overall, it was lovely and relaxing.

Stayed January, 2021

ESCAPE IN THE TREES

We had a lovely winter stay on the lake. We relaxed by the fire, enjoyed some hikes and were happy to have our dogs along for the trip.

Stayed January, 2021

ESCAPE IN THE TREES

Very lovely home. Beautiful view!

Stayed January, 2021

ESCAPE IN THE TREES

Donna's cabin was a magical, restorative and much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Super cozy, comfortable place with a gorgeous lake view. Donna was super responsive and kind. Thank you!

Stayed January, 2021

ESCAPE IN THE TREES
Amazing views. Great place to get into nature....

Amazing views. Great place to get into nature.

Stayed February, 2020

ESCAPE IN THE TREES
Everything was as described. Perfect escape....

Everything was as described. Perfect escape.

Stayed February, 2020

Thanks, Monica. You will always be welcome!

ESCAPE IN THE TREES
Donna’s place is a complete gem. It happened to snow on our visit and the view...

Donna’s place is a complete gem. It happened to snow on our visit and the view was so gorgeous. A perfect place to sit by the fire and relax in these winter months. There is a huge dog park nearby which our dog loved. We didn’t want to leave to say the least ! Nothing but praise for Donna who made the trip easy with check in and all of her information on the home and area. Perfect getaway in a cozy home!

Stayed January, 2020

Even though you came from so far away, Chelsea - I'm so happy you enjoyed your time so much. Glad too, that Ellie got to run in the snow. Thanks for everything, loved having you as guests!

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