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Anna Roy

Member since: 2004
Speaks english

Designer Cabin/ Catskills Mountain and Lake view/Private Pool/10 acres/Sleeps 8

67 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Swan Lake holiday villa

- 4 BR,+ Loft + Media Rroom with sofa/bed, 2 BA, Sleeps 8 comfortably

This stylish contemporary house provides a serene and secluded mountain retreat on 10 acres of scenic splendor, just steps away from crystal clear waters of Swan Lake. The house has 360 degrees spectacular views of mountain ranges, lake and an abundance of nature at its finest. Perfect for family reunions, romantic getaways & city escapes Over the hill from 250 acre 19th century bucolic farm with barns and grazing cows. Sullivan County boasts some of the best and most varied fall foliage in the Catskills. Pool stays open from early May through September 30th. Stylish vintage modern mixed with contemporary designer furnishings, art on the walls, asian accents, state-of-the-art Bosch and Jenn-air kitchen appliances, 12'X 30' deck , cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling windows along length of the house and newly finished recreation room . The pool sits on top of the hill, landscaped with flowering trees and newly finished decking and cabana.

Stunning spacious living & dining room with designer furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, naturally lit office space, Bedroom on main floor has 2 singles, w/ attached bath, dressing room and cedar sleeping den with full bed. Sleeping loft with 2 singles accessed from the cedar den. An additional full bath on main floor, 2 bright & furnished bedrooms downstairs with queen and full beds and laundry room with Kenmore washer/dryer. Morsoe Danish stainless steel wood burning stove on main floor. 5 min walk to Swan Lake. In-ground fenced-in private heated pool ( 40' x 20') sits atop the property with breathtaking views while you swim and soak in the rays. Very private and serene. Large cambara deck with dining table and chairs, bbq grill facing the mountain range. Cabana, hammock , loungers , cedar decking by pool side.

An additional large media rooms with 32' inch tv, pull out sofa/bed

Direct TV, MiFi internet access.

Outdoor Activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching,, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding,Mountain Bike trails, bacci balls,Thrift Shopping/Antique Stores, Whitewater Rafting


Trout Parade in Livingston Manor

The Shandelee Music Festival is getting bigger every year and only 15 minutes away.

The Bethel Performing Arts Center on the site of the original Woodstock Pop Festival – with The New York Philharmonic just 25 minutes away!

The Catskill Fly-fishing Museum

Riding Stables

Plays~Musicals~Cabaret Shows Forestburg Playhouse and Tavern

Eagle watching

Rafting & Canoeing on the Delaware

Golf Courses:

Grossinger’s Resort Corp. (845) 292 4000

The Concord (845) 794 4000

Tarry Brae Golf Course (845) 434 26 20

Lochmore Golf Course (845) 434 1257

Tennanah Lake Golf (607) 498 5502

Sullivan County Golf & Country Club (845) 292 9584

Amapro Golf Range (845) 292 9022

Town of Fallsburg, Morningside Park, Railroad Plaza, X-Country: 2.5 miles of trails in parkland, dawn to dusk (weather permitting). Villa Roma Country Club, Downhill: 5 slopes, double chair, t-bar, night skiing, rentals, lessons, 100% snowmaking. X-Country: rentals, lessons. Walnut Mountain Park, X-Country: Park consists of 265 acres. Trails open on weekends during winter. Weekend rental fee: $8 audlts, $5 children. Holiday Mountain Ski Area.

ELK mountain less than an hour away in Pennsylvania has advanced ski slopes.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anna Roy (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks english

About Anna Roy

I am a mother to a spunky 10 yr old, a Brooklyn based chef with a catering business and an yoga instructor. Have owned this home since 2002 and have rented it successfully for the last 11 yrs. This home was a diamond in the rough when I found it and for 3 years since been a labor of love to convert it into this beautiful home that I am able to share with travelers from around the world. I feel blessed to own this treasure and provide memorable experiences for our guests and on occasion be able to escape the city with my daughter and enjoy the home for ourselves and our family.

Anna Roy purchased this villa in 2002

Why Anna Roy chose Catskills

The house is less than 2 hrs from NY, easy access by Shortline bus from Port Authority to Monticello, great for groups of 8 or less. This house is on 10 acres of private hillside property, overlooking the magnificent Catskills mountains. Close to neat little towns like Jeffersonville, Calicoon, Harrisburg and Livingston Manor. Winter fun with skiing, sledding, snowboarding. It feels like you've traveled a 1000 miles away and have retreated into a tranquil place with nothing but magnificent nature all around. Bird watch, and gaze at the lovely shimmering Swan Lake, sit on the deck , wrap yourself in the big open skies and enjoy the silence. Private heated pool in the summer, great hiking trails, water recreation activities near by, working farms, farmers markets, antiquing, and Nature, nature, nature.

What makes this villa unique

This property is unique in its construction, style and ideally located within 2 hrs of the city. There is plenty of acreage for children and pets to run and play freely, and away from streets making it safe. The modern construction, and up to date amenities& decorations set in a rural area makes it that much more unique. The house has been decorated by great designers, and art work by owner and artist community local and from Brooklyn

Private fenced in full size in ground pool with over the top views.

Stocked kitchen with spices and utensils and pots/pans. Serving ware and place settings for 8-10. OUtdoor bbq grill. Patio seating for 8-10.

Guestbook comments from the owner


The vacation and your house have been a dream.

Not only is the house even better than the pictures online, but the aesthetic and the art around the house make the exprience exceptional. I truly can't wait to come back....if you'll have me of course.

We will be leaving around one, and will be sure to bring the heat down and turn the water off.

I hope you enjoyed Tulum.

Thank you,

Jan 2010
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based on 67 traveller reviews

Designer Cabin/ Catskills Mountain and Lake view/Private Pool/10 acres/Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.5820894 based on 68 reviews

A treat to be savored.....

  • 5 of 5

we were graciously invited by our friends to come spend a weekend with them at this house they had rented last August.. we had a conflict with another rental we had in fire island, and for a variety of different reasons we ended up here. Was a truly delightful getaway. We have just now completed a reservation for a week this summer and so excited. The experience cannot be really captured with the photos, but the home has a gentle soothing comfort to it and the views are indescribable. The nearby towns have a real country vibe, unlike perhaps some of the more developed towns like Woodstock... small and charming without feeling overrun by tourists. Our saturday night dinner at the 1906 restaurant in Calicoon exceeded all our expectations... we really enjoyed the town in general.

A snowy wintry day here in NYC today, no school, and i had to write about this because i cant wait to see our daughter splashing around for endless hours in the gorgeous pool. The owner/landlord has been really easy to work with. I recommend this wholeheartedly

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely getaway in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

The Swan Lake getaway is secluded and serene with an incredible view. We very much enjoyed a relaxing weekend with friends. It is a distance to restaurants so the ideal plan is to cook a nice meal in the well stocked kitchen and eat in. Linens, extra blankets and all kitchen basics were well supplied. The house is clean and bright with natural light.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED this house

  • 5 of 5

What a home! Completely blown away by the beauty. Art on the walls, big open kitchen to cook in, clean and simple decorations, comfortable beds and enough for our big group. Kitchen is superbly stocked, had a lot of unusual spices as well as cooking oils and an electric crock pot that is perfect for winter stews.

The dogs loved the outdoors, the kids loved the firepit, adults loved the wine infused evenings. Such a perfect getaway from Brooklyn.

Anna is very easy to reach. we arrived later than we had hoped but she was avail and walked us through some basics about the house.

You have our 100% recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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No snow but a sweet Xmas

  • 4 of 5

We had booked this home in hopes to get our boys out on some slopes and get them skiiing and celebrate the holidays with our visiting family. White Christmas is was far from a white snowy one we had imagined, we had a very blissful time at this beautiful home. '

We loved the lay out of the home, enough privacy for the 3 families and lots of common areas to enjoy our family gatherings near a cool futuristic looking woodstove. The skies were special every night, and cooking our family xmas eve dinner in the fantastic kitchen was a joyful experience

Due to lack of snow and rain, was hard to find activities to keep our kids engaged. We did find a bowling spot and an ice skating rink in Monticello

Couple of things we mentioned to owner

- Towels needed to be replaced. She sent the house cleaner with a few replacements to help during stay and assured us that all towels would be upgraded in the New Year

- Condiments in kitchen needed to be refilled. Low on cooking oil and some other supplies.

Other than that we found the house to be just a wonderful getaway, not fussy, but tasteful and had a feel of country house and a restful place to reconnect with nature.

Owner was responsive and checked in with us on arrival

We would love to check it out in the summer for the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leila and Martin for a very nice honest review. My apologies regarding towels. They just don't hold up like they used to :) Please do come back in summer! Much joy and luck to you in 2016
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Hits the spot for a perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautifully appointed, very light, stunning views and plenty of outdoor space. We had a very easy drive up, house was easy to find . Very clean, uncluttered, well maintained, quiet and we felt very comfortable during our stay. We had a clean supply of extra towels and linens which we needed with the kids. Comfortable beds, nice kitchen and plenty of extra seating for our friends who visited for a couple of nights.

The manager showed us around the property, instructed us on use of pool and the mowing service came through once. Was very peaceful and secluded the rest of the stay. We were very fortunate with the weather and were able to use the pool everyday till sunset.

We found some great thrift and vintage shopping in the Calicoon area, as well as a great weekend farmer's market. We shopped almost daily at the Catskills Harvest market ( best bacon and beer sausages).

Arnolds & Benji and Jake were are favorite kid friendly places to eat out at.

Owner is very responsive and stays on top of any communication

We full heartedly recommend this lovely home

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing escape!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend in this gorgeous house to celebrate my birthday. We were a group of close friends with kids and had the most memorable time. The house is so beautiful and relaxing, very spacious and kid friendly. The setting is phenomenal with a view of the lake. We were there in the winter time (there was still snow on the ground) and it was a winter wonderland, with a frozen lake. Kids loved it. We managed to grill outside. The house has everything you need, from kitchen dishes and appliances to linens and towels. Directions were pretty clear and easy to follow and Anna was truly a great host. Thank you for sharing your house with us. This is an ideal location, not too far from New York City, perfect in all seasons and also has lots of activities around for shopping and beautiful walks. Hope you will enjoy the house as much as we did.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Flyfishing, water activities, kayaking, trekking, biking. 10 minutes from White Lake and Lake Kauenoga. Other Resources. Catskills Fly Fishing Center and Museum. Livingston Manor. Sullivan County Area Farmers Markets

Kittatinny Canoes, Delaware River canoeing and kayaking. Landers River Trips. Original Woodstock Site. Alpaca Farms. Petting Zoo: Hadley Stables, Old Liberty Road, Monticello. Movies. The Callicoon Theater, restored 1940s single screen theater, family run, showing Hollywood hits plus the CineArt film series. Liberty Theater. Ski areas nearby. Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello, NY 12701. Quickway Exit 105B. Downhill: 2 slopes, lift, rope tow; discount tick avail to Holiday Mountain & free transportation. X-Country: 5 miles of trails, rentals.

Golf: Grossinger, Kutshers, Concord, Villa Roma.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Swan Lake, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer/ Peak Fall
12 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add A$66 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add A$66 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$237
Refundable Damage Deposit A$394
Pet Fee A$66
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please inquire separately about Thanksgiving, Xmas, New Years, and MLK weekend rates.
Pool opens May 15 and stays open through Sept 30th
Pool heating fee is billed at $14/hr and deducted from deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Swan Lake, New York

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The two bathrooms are on the main floor. The bathroom with a tub has an attached dressing area, with sink, beautiful cambara wood vanity and arched mirror
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom2 - 1 large double bed , den
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , playroom with sofa bed
    Bedroom4 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Open Loft - 2 single bed
  • 4 furnished bedrooms + sleeping loft + sleeping den + media room with pull out sofa/bed Sleeping loft has 2 singles. Cedar sleeping den has a full size bed. The bedroom on main floor 2 singles. These 3 area share a dressing room and bath The other 2 bedrooms have queen size beds. can sleep 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
1 queen, 2 fulls + 4 single beds + sofa bed 3 bedrooms, sleeping loft + sleeping den + media room with sofa/bed Sleeps 10 Pack n play available on request pool loungers, h lawn chairs, hammock, pond, deck dining furniture. Mi Fi Hot spot avail