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Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Amazing Architectural Gem on 27 private wooded acres and 6 acre lake



WELCOME!!! Also accurate pricing can be found in the FAQ section which clearly explains the seasonal rates and fluctuations.

Beautiful 6-Bedroom home for rent, by the day, weekend, week or month. Fireplace, Architecturally Stunning! Wooded Views, Two Decks, secluded, private, quiet, lovely.

Great for family get-togethers, retreats, and for mountain climbers, hikers or cross country skiiers. 4000 Square feet of peace and quiet! All white interiors, all white furniture, delux, relaxing, peaceful, quiet and inspiring. Flexible non-white bed spreads and couch covers also available. Couches are easily washed so no worries if you have kids!

Banisters have all recently been child proofed!


HUGE POOL 36x18 with even larger deck (over a thousand square feet of deck space!)

There is a six acre lake on our land for fishing and swimming. So this deluxe relaxing and spacious all white palace (now nature photo gallery) fully equipped with lake, spa, heated salt water swimming pool, and a dining room tables that can seat 8 people for dinner with 5 additional small tables for an additional 18 - and another larger round table for 10 - so we can seat up to 36 for dinner indoors and more outdoors! An amazing spot for a group of families or friends to relax together and have an intimate reunion.

Our six bedroom home has 6 queen beds, and 12 Futon Couches that open up to full size beds. The house is PERFECT for 5 families with any number of children that can go on the Futons. Best, however is for 4 families with a bunch of kids, that is perfect! The home is spacious and baby-proofed. PERFECT for your family getaway or reunion!

With two wood-burning fire places and the most amazing living room is very beautiful with all white lounge in the living room around the fire place, the most romantic and sweet quiet times can be had!

For those who might be worried about all white furniture and couches, we do have colorful blankets we can throw over the furniture and beds for guests with a lot of little kids running around! The couches are washable and easy to cover if you let me know in advance; so WELCOME CHILDREN - so much so, that we even added a playground with a slide, swing set, tree house jungle gym set in our private park!

CHECK OUT OUR HEATED SALT WATER POOL!!! We look forward to hosting your event at one or both of our homes! PS our SPA also has night lights!

Please visit The Lake Illyria Estate house number 3697686 which is our 7 bedroom house that is adjacent to this property! Just a little bit bigger! Or for weddings or larger family reunions, frequently the two homes are booked together as a package.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING A WEDDING OR SPECIAL EVENT IN THE AREA, I AM A PROFESSIONAL EVENT PLANNER AND CAN SHARE IDEAS AND ADVICE FOR FREE! Our homes are great if hotels in the area are too expensive for family members coming in from out of town!

Feel free to call me anytime and PLEASE - NO GROUPS that are seeking a place to drink and party. This is a quiet neighborhood, great for people seeing to unwind, get away from noise, get away from the hubbub of their lives and to just be outdoors in nature, hang out by the pool or in winter, the fireplace.

This is a good place for those that have worked hard all week and now wish to float around on the lake and gaze at the sky, cast out for some fishies or float around on our row-boat or bring up some kayaks to float around on.

This is a great place for mountain climbers as we are just a mile from the well known climbing cliffs. Our land borders Mohonk Preserves and we are around the corner from Minnewaska State Park!

This is a great place for swimmers! Our pool can support a lapster all day long and we open early May and close late October!

This is a great place for your corporate retreat wherein your business executives need a quiet place to catch up and have a private meeting to plan important projects and to work hard while being in a heavenly peaceful and relaxing environment away from hustle and bustle with wifi, loads of tables and small desks and more!

This is a great place for a meditation group, or a spiritual retreat, where people can quietly meditate, relax, do art projects, write, think and catch up with their thoughts. The lake is especially great for this type of experience.

Because our home is so great for families, to encourage more family visitors we installed a fabulous playground with a swing set, climbing wall, tree house, slide and climbing ladder. Loads of fun for kids in multiple ages. We also have a small private park for our renters featuring a great space for picnics, volley ball and more.

Please note that there is a REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT that we take directly that we do NOT list in the pricing because this website lists that as an extra charge which it is not, it is a REFUNDABLE security deposit, not something that is actually kept unless you damage the home or items in the home. The security deposit on this home is $2000 and is refunded within 2 weeks after your stay.

The home is now a gallery of nature photographs that are on sale at a discount for renters, these are nature photos made by the owner of the property.

Because this is a quiet residential we seek groups that are specifically seeking a quiet place themselves so that we make a good match.

PS - the house is NOT for sale!



Only minutes from Minnewaska or Mohonk, and 4 miles from the town of New Paltz and New Paltz College and all the stores in town.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Esther

I am the daughter of the architect that designed and built the home. She is now 92 and the house is too big and too much for her alone. I live and work in NJ so we look to share the wonder and specialness of the home Mom designed for her and our family to live in the most wonderful conditions with a ton of romantic settings, but most of all, a quiet haven away from hustle and bustle. A place to heal, be quiet, relax and be with nature. Swim in the lake or pool. Relaxing picnics on the dock or deck and completely unwind from stress.

Please be aware that we still use the house from time to time for ourselves when not rented to vacationers so many of our own personal items are still in the home, including 6000 books in the two libraries, some clothing, all sorts of kitchen items; some you will use, some you might not use, art work, decorations and supplies. If you want a totally empty rental, please check out our other house around the corner - Property ID is 3871453 also live on this website that is a 6 bedroom home and has no personal items in it what-soever.

When you stay at our home, you feel like you are a friend staying over. You will feel connected to our family history and legacy of music, art, literature and architecture. We welcome you into our history!

ALSO please know that I am always available during rental periods by phone and email and both my house keeper and handyman are less than 30 minutes away if you can't find something or don't know how to work an appliance!

Esther purchased this house in 2004

Why Esther chose New Paltz

This property is exquisite, gorgeous, modern, quiet, all white, soft, relaxing and one-of- a kind house for rent. Built only 12 years ago, most everything is pretty new in the home. Great views. Within walking distance to lake. A fully heated Salt Water Pool, A brand new hot tub and the house is newly rennovated from top to bottom. This place is great for family reunions, friends reunions, weekend retreats and holiday vacation rentals all year round.

Horseback riding lessons just around the corner and the closest restaurant is just one mile from the house. Kayaking in New Paltz on the Wallkill River only minutes away. Mohonk and Minnewaska park lands surround our property!

What makes this house unique

We are minutes away from Minnewaska, one of the most beautiful parks in the country. We are also a few minutes away from Lake Mohonk and the Famous Mohonk Preserves, so we are surrounded by thousands and thousands of acres of land, numerous lakes, hiking, horse-back riding, kayacking in the river in town and only 4 miles from the town of New Paltz for movies, mini-malls and so much more. We are a hop skip and jump from Woodstock with concerts and art fairs.

In addition, one of the great things about our land is that we sit on water springs (that is how we got our fantastic lake!) Just a few days at our LAKE HOUSE and swimming in our natural spring lake could have wonderful health benefits for your body and well being!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in New Paltz, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - MASTER - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet , Master Bathroom full
    Bathroom 2 - FULL - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - FULL - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - FULL - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 4 - DOUBLE SIZED ROOM - 1 large double bed , 2 sofa bed/futon , 1 Queen Sized Beds, and 2 Futon Beds that open to full size
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , One Queen Sized Memory Foam Bed
    Living Room - 4 sofa bed/futon , Main Living Room has 4 Futon Couches that can sleep 8 kids
    Bedroom 2 - GUEST ROOM - 1 large double bed , 1 Queen Sized Bed
    Bedroom 6-GROUND FLR - 1 large double bed , One Queen Memory Foam Bed
    Bedroom 1 - MASTER - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 1x Queen Sized Bed & 1 Futon Couch (full size bed when open)
    Bedroom 3 - GUEST ROOM - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 1 Queen Sized Bed & 1 Futon Couch opens to full size bed
    Play Room - 4 sofa bed/futon , Ground Floor Play Room has 4 Futons open to sleep up to 8!
  • Ground Flr Living Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
This is a great house for family reunions. 4-5 families with kids can really enjoy this home. Our dining room can fit up to 12. The home is beautiful, peaceful and a great place to reconnect with people you love. The all white decor makes for a relaxing environment. Our home is just steps away from our own private lake that is shared only with our other rental 7-bedroom estate.


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Long Beach, NY

Wonderful property to celebrate a special birthday with family & friends!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute BLAST during our time here! We celebrated two 30th birthdays with our closest friends and family. Most of our time was spent soaking up the sun in the huge pool and playing volleyball by the new picnic tables. Lots of great space in the house for all the sleep comfortably, along with plenty of linens and towels to use. We used the charcoal grill (the bigger one works better) for most of our meals and loved being able to walk down to the lake to enjoy the views.

Iris was a joy to work with, as she was very prompt with her responses to all of our questions. We hope we have another opportunity to rent the property again! Thank you for the great memories!!

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Leigh! Thank you so much for your kind words and your five-star review. I'm so glad you and your guests enjoyed your stay! Thanks for taking perfect care of our home! Welcome back anytime! Iris.
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Great family space!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful reunion over the Christmas week. Space inside and out was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy & Comfy

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Thanksgiving 2017 family get together. The property played a big part in it's success. We had everything needed on premise. Did not have to make a single call for anything. Easily accomodated 6 families. Easy access. Ample privacy. Quick get away from New York without actually leaving the city too far behind.

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at the house over July 1st weekend. It was a beautiful setting with both a pool and lake to take advantage of. Great place to have a fun weekend with friends!

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a truly fabulous time! We are definitely coming back again!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we all had. Beautiful home! Hot tub was my all time favorite place to relax! Huge deck around the pool, enough room that 24 of us could hang out at the pool all day long. Unfortunately we only got to the lake in our last hour when we were throwing out our trash... So we missed out on that, but the kids had fun in the playground and we had a picnic out there while playing volleyball and hanging out by the picnic tables. Next time, we are going to do the Kayak thing on the lake. I was a bit sad that the kids didn't have more time on the water or in the boat and we completely missed out on the fire pit.

It would have been helpful if we had a map of the land to remind us about the lake and fishing/boating/lake-swimming... we simply forgot it was there! Future renters - go to the lake when you get there, especially if you have kids or a dog!

Iris and her staff were great. The cleaning crew was just packing up when we got there - I think there were 6 people in that group! I was really impressed. Anytime I texted Iris with questions her responses came within seconds. Nice.

The house was spotless! I've been renting vacation homes for years for our family get together and this was by far, the cleanest rental I ever rented. Not a spec of anything ANYWHERE!

This house doesn't have a ton of cooking stuff, just the basics, but I was told about this ahead of time so I was prepared. The list I got ahead of time with was in the house and what I had to bring was spot-on. Very organized.

We usually don't rent the same place twice for our family get-togethers, but this one is a definite repeat. I think next time, we will try the other house, that one looked really interesting - we could see it up in the woods from our side of the lake.

By the way, there is a lot of documentation that comes with this rental. No other rental we ever were at has this! At first when I got the welcome pack I said "are you kidding!?!? when I saw about 10 attachments." But, as I opened each document I was pleasantly surprised. I had a page on how to operate hot tub, a list of things to bring, instructions on how to open and close the house plus a few more docs! A little OCD if you ask me, but turned out to be very helpful during our stay. My only suggestion to the owner is add one more document - add a MAP of the land to make sure renters find the lake! I GIVE THIS VACATION FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY!

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Iris! So glad you had a great time! Come back soon! Iris :-)
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Perfect getaway from the city !

  • 5 of 5

Iris is a great communicator and she was available by phone and email and answered quickly about everything! I went with 9 friends - all from different places in NYC - and it was like our Indian Summer ( that movie ) but in the spring . I think. We will rent here next May . Thanks for everything iris . ---- Gaby and Friends .

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Gaby!, Thanks for being a wonderful renter!!! I'm so glad you and your friends had a great time. Welcome back anytime. Iris
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in the New Paltz, New York

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
17 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 21 guests; add AU$28 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 21 guests; add AU$51 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
6 Sep 2018 - 7 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 21 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
8 Nov 2018 - 21 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 21 guests; add AU$420 per night, per additional guest
22 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
DEC 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 21 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
20 Dec 2018 - 9 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 21 guests; add AU$65 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 21 guests; add AU$683 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Ask Owner about Sec Dep AU$0.01
Heat/Clean HotTub Winter AU$261.24
Cleaning & Taxes etc AU$740.18
Refundable SecDep $2000 AU$0.01
Pet Fee AU$79.16


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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