ESCAPE IN THE TREES

Cottage in Catskills, Athens
5/5 ( 8 Reviews)
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Bedroom(s)
    2
  • Bathroom(s)
    1 full, 0 half

Owner/Manager

Description

Located on a large, private lake with sunset views and Catskill mountain backdrop, this unique home offers all comforts and amenities to guests. With an all-wood interior, vaulted ceilings, and a fireplace in both rooms this romantic retreat in the trees defines warmth and charm. This three level home, in addition to its bedroom and balcony, includes a large oval deck and a sleeping loft with window and skylight. You're sure to feel at home in this secluded country retreat. Ski slopes half an hour away. Surrounded by trees and natural beauty, west sunsets are seen thru 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. A sleeping loft includes a window and skylight, ideal for a child or third person. 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 romantic 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.

Location

Additional Location Information

This romantic retreat is located on a large private, exclusive lake spanning the towns of Athens and Coxsackie, two historic Hudson River towns.

Air Conditioning. 1 full, 1 twin, 1 queen sleeper sofa. Pool (3 minutes away); boat; beach.
Dish wall mounted HDTV included, Internet access,Wi-fi,DVD

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Cottage
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
DVD Player
Music Library
Satellite / Cable
Television
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Fireplace
Linens Provided
Pool
Telephone
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Blender
Child Highchair
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Dishwasher
Freezer
Hair Dryer
Heating
Internet
Kitchen
Living Room
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stove
Outdoor Features
Community Pool
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Ski & Snowboard
Activities & Adventure
Antiquing
Basketball
Bird Watching
Boating
Cross Country Skiing
Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Golf
Hiking
Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Mountain Climbing
Scenic Drives
Shopping
Sight Seeing
Skiing/Snowmobiling
Snowboarding
Snowmobiling
Swimming
Walking

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 $250 - - 2 Nights -
Rental Rates 04-Jun-2019 - 30-Apr-2020$250 - - -2 Nights-

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning FeeRequired $85One time
Extra Guest Fee - if more than 3 AdultsInfo $50One time
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: Yes, pets welcome
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.

ESCAPE IN THE TREES
We stayed midweek at Donna’s place for 3 nights this July with our 6 and 8 yea...

We stayed midweek at Donna’s place for 3 nights this July with our 6 and 8 year olds. The town was very quiet midweek but we had everything we needed on site.. The house is a beauty: pristinely clean, a killer deck with a view of the lake, and a great treehouse feel, with a gorgeous wood interior and beams. I loved the sunken tub, the extra balcony deck off the bedroom, and the charming decor. Super comfy bed. My kids loved the loft space (tall enough to stand), the sweet fishing boat by the water, and the nearby beach for swimming and the pool. Nothing more relaxing than sitting on the gorgeous deck drinking morning coffee or watching the sunset and listening to the birds. Love this magical place!

Stayed July, 2019

I love your comments, Anne. Such a pleasure when people really "get it." Your appreciation makes all the work that it takes, very worthwhile. Many thanks.

ESCAPE IN THE TREES
This house is absolutely beautiful with amazing views of the lake and a cozy and...

This house is absolutely beautiful with amazing views of the lake and a cozy and clean interior. The house comes with a row boat and gives access to a pool, doggie beach (really recommend taking your dog here for a swim!) The house is relaxing and only 5 minutes from the town of Athens. Donna made sure the space was perfect and made us feel very welcome!

Stayed June, 2019

So happy to have met and hosted this lovely couple. House was left much the same as before their stay. Folded sheets and towels much appreciated. Would love to see them again, anytime. Many thanks.

ESCAPE IN THE TREES
Great place - really enjoyed the weekend getaway. Would absolutely return. Thank...

Great place - really enjoyed the weekend getaway. Would absolutely return. Thanks again!

Stayed April, 2019

ESCAPE IN THE TREES
Had a wonderful weekend getaway! Check-in and check-out were perfect and Donna i...

Had a wonderful weekend getaway! Check-in and check-out were perfect and Donna is very easy to communicate with. She’s was also very flexible with our schedule. The house is charming and the views stunning. We could also enjoy the fireplace which made our stay even more relaxing. We would stay again!

Stayed January, 2019

Thanks, Noemi.....anytime! Would love to have you back.

ESCAPE IN THE TREES
A very cool space in the trees. Warm and very stylish. You feel like you are on ...

A very cool space in the trees. Warm and very stylish. You feel like you are on a movie set of 80s film. Donna is very understanding and easy to communicate with. And the view! We stayed in late November and it was warm, there’s Nest to regulate temperature inside.

Stayed December, 2018

Thanks, Mariya....love your imagery. Hope you got to Olana and though I think the tours are finished now it's still worth the short trip. I'd love you to return whenever you can. In answer to your question.....the answer would be "not really."

ESCAPE IN THE TREES
Everything was top class, beautiful home, beautiful surroundings and a lovely h...

Everything was top class, beautiful home, beautiful surroundings and a lovely host. We will definitely be back. Thank you Donna

Stayed November, 2018

ESCAPE IN THE TREES
Donna was a wonderful host and we had a great weekend getaway! This house was pe...

Donna was a wonderful host and we had a great weekend getaway! This house was perfect for a cozy weekend in and we got to enjoy the fireplace. Donna provided useful tips for staying in the neighborhood and replied quickly making it a very comfortable stay.

Stayed October, 2018

Thanks, Gina. So glad that, in spite of the rain, you could enjoy being indoors. Hope you can come again with better weather.

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This place is a gem! Clean, charming, toasty warm in the cold. We took the row b...

This place is a gem! Clean, charming, toasty warm in the cold. We took the row boat onto the lake which was serene and fun! We loved the location, feels tucked away in the woods but very easy access to the town of Athens and across the river to Hudson. Would stay here again.

Stayed October, 2018

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