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Dreamy Log Cabin - Lakefront 7acre Property Sleeps 14 (5Bd/3Ba) 2hr drive to NYC

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2hr drive NYC, 25min to SKI Resorts, 5min walk to Arnold House food&bar

Welcome to Clearwater Cabin on Sand Pond. Nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains this lake house offers a serene sense of comfort for couples, friends and families alike. Our home offers a laid back, rustic and modern vibe, on private wooded 7 acre estate with a pristine lake that takes you worlds away from the everyday hustle and bustle. Relax, cook & catch up with friends in the spacious cabin. Let kids run crazy in the finished basement with table games, board games, toys and a 60inch plasma TV for video games & movie nights :) Get outside on one of three lawns to play badminton, croquet, softball, football or just run in the clean air! Roast marshmellows and watch the stars from one of two outdoor firepits. Sit by the clean calm lake, where no motor sports are allowed, and enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature. Walk down to the spring fed lakewater for a swim, kayak, paddle board, row boat or peaceful fishing. Let the kids explore the wooded area and its charming babbling stream full of frogs & minnows for endless imagination and entertainment. This property is a haven for families, great to share between extended cousins, or just a few friends who want to get out with their kids and relax together!

Clearwater Cabin
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Clearwater Cabin

We live in NYC and needed an escape from the hectic life amongst concrete, so after years of searching we bought this stunning cabin property. Shortly thereafter life took over as it tends to do! We were moved abroad, and we want to share this lovely place with others in need of the serenity it gave us :) We are happy to share it with you!

Clearwater Cabin purchased this house in 2014

Why Clearwater Cabin chose Livingston Manor

This property is a unique blend of indoor creature comforts and outdoor nature at its best. The cabin is casual, you don't feel nervous coming in wet or sandy, but its also finished more upscale than most catskill properties. We also provide as many amenities as possible, so that guests can arrive with as little as they would pack for a hotel stay. The outdoor property is not overly manicured, we left it a bit wild and rustic to really be able to feel being in the natural outdoors. We love that kids can play around the house in the front or back lawn, also in the woods (where all the best adventures happen!) or by/in the lake. These various outdoor environments help them to never bore of being outside, much more entertaining than a single manicured lawn. The lake itself is unique as well - it is small and does not allow motor sports, so the quiet clean water is particularly nice for kids swimming. This lake is spring fed (=VERY clean water) with a sandy bottom instead of a muddy bottom. Our property borders a very shallow section of lake edge, so the depth is between 1-4ft for about 15 yards out into the water before it slopes to a nearly 50 foot max depth. So kids can easily & safely play at our waters edge no matter what age... its perfect for toddlers to splash around while standing safely.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is INCREDIBLE! We were a group of 8 who only had a short time to stay, but we all agreed that we would have booked for much longer if we could have. Definitely on our list to return to. The house is gorgeous. I loved the wood building, open space inside, warm fireplace beside the floor-to-ceiling windows, and all of the little things that made the house like a home away from home. We all really appreciated the extras Lauren provided (beautiful soaps, fully equipped kitchen, etc.) so we all felt like we were hanging at someone's (really amazing) country house. We explored the property's private woods and made it to the lake, which was also a highlight. This is definitely a property I would return to. It felt like a dream home and I want to bring more of my friends back here. Thank you, Lauren, for being so accommodating, easy to communicate with, and for allowing us to spend time in your precious home. Hope to be back soon!
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Livingston Manor, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • This is a small family community, for relaxation in nature. Intimate family celebrations are welcome, no prom/bachelorette/graduation/weddings etc.
  • No trespassing beyond property lines, map is provided at house for reference.
  • Max 4 cars, park only in driveway, never park on road. Keep noise low, please stay inside after dark, please respect neighbors privacy.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Downstairs, same floor as kitchen/living. shared w/2bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Upstairs, shared with 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Upstairs, ensuite to master bedroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom, located upstairs, with ensuite bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Upstairs Bedroom with Queen, Desk, closet & TV, shared bath.
    Bedroom 5 - 4 single bed , Upstairs Bunk Room, four twins in two bunk beds. Shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Downstairs, Bedroom with Queen bed, closet, shared bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , Downstairs Bunk room, four twins, in two bunks. Shared Bath.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 single bed , 1 cot , Upstairs, Open loft area with crib and twin made as day bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Dreamy Log Cabin - Lakefront 7acre Property Sleeps 14 (5Bd/3Ba) 2hr drive to NYC
average rating of 4.965517 based on 33 reviews

Our favourite NYC Escape, returning again soon!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed here before, and we always leave with plans to return because its just the perfect dose of restoration. The house and the land are beautiful in any season, and the towns nearby just keep getting better! Can't wait for our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Cabin with all Amentites

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is as breath taking in reality as in pictures. It’s stocked with everything you need in kitchen and bathrooms. It’s on a beautiful property. It was spacious and very clean. Our stay was perfect. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secret Cozy GET AWAY!

  • 5 of 5

We went up recently and the stay was perfect. We sat around the fire drinking wine while the kids played in the rec room. Planning and cooking dinners was the best. Total seclusion. Thanks Lauren!!

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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amazing house and location

  • 5 of 5

This house was really stunning. It was bigger than expected (not usually the case on sites like this), very clean, and in a great location! We were there in the middle of a snowstorm and felt super comfortable the whole time. Also, the house is minutes away from the Arnold House which is a great little spa and restaurant/bar.

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly feels like home and comfortable. We would be up there every other weekend if we could.

  • 5 of 5

Second time at the cabin and truly love it there...stayed there with my wife and 3 children along with my in laws and nephew and it feels like home. The Clearwater cabin team are so easy to work with and made our stay so easy when we arrived and when we left. The cabin is perfectly arranged and well kept. The kids had so much fun with the foosball table and Nintendo wii and the adults loved playing ping pong and relaxing looking out at the views from the windows. We will definitely be back in the near future and thank you to Lauren and the rest of her team for making our stay a memorable one.

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long weekend with friends

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend at Clearwater Cabin! The house was very clean and uncluttered, the kitchen well appointed and the bedding soft and cozy. The property is private and quiet and we enjoyed walking down to the beautiful lake and exploring the woods nearby.

We had a few minor issues that Lauren, the house manager and Alan, the caretaker responded to quickly. We were disappointed that the game room was in the middle of being re-done and our biggest suggestion is to replace the box TV in that room.

Overall a very nice stay!

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Stewart Airport, Westchester Airport, Newark
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Arnold House
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Tennanah Lake Golf and Tennis CLub
Nearest Train
30 Miles
NJT in Middletown
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Arnold House
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Elk Mountain, Belleayer, Hunter, and Wyndham
Car: necessary

Livingston Manor, NY, is a vibrant and historic Catskills town set alongside the Willowemoc river at the southeast edge of the 300,000-acre Catskill Park. Located 100 miles north of New York City, “The Manor” a perfect combination of easy outdoor access plus small town charm and hospitality.Livingston Manor is the birthplace of American fly fishing and gateway to the Catskill Mountains.

The neighboring town of Roscoe has been known as Trout Town USA for decades --- both here and abroad. With 5 of America’s top trout streams and numerous reservoirs and lakes in our backyard, make its an angler’s paradise. Add to this the convenient location approximately two hours from NYC, Connecticut and New Jersey. Positioned at the gateway to the Catskill Park and surrounded by over 20,000 acres of State Forest Preserve, a great variety of outdoor activities are available in and around Roscoe year round. Whether you like to camp, hike, bike, ski, bird-watch, snowmobile, hunt, golf, or just step back and enjoy the natural beauty around you.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$372.49
Damage Deposit AU$1,354.5

All renters are required to review and sign our Booking Policies Contract (which will be emailed to prospective renters directly), and make payment in full prior to their reservation confirmation and holding of rental dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.