This lovely updated and upscale lakeside home offers three levels and is tastefully decorated with high end furnishings. Exceptional location on highly desirable deep water Davis Cove with stunning views of Lake Hopatcong main channel. The Lake House offers spacious bedrooms, beautiful landscaping, brand new 50 Ft dock and large lakeside deck/seating, wood burning fireplace, game room, fully equipped kitchen, new hot tub right on the lake, swimming, fishing/ice fishing, and close to restaurants and bars. The property is lovely all four seasons a year. Great for a family vacation, gathering of responsible friends, special occasion, business travel or a romantic get-away.
The meticulous landscaping offers many varieties of ornamental shrubs and flowers. We think you will agree that this is one of the best locations on the lake in the deep water Davis Cove amidst the multimillion dollar historic estate homes.
There are three spacious bedrooms upstairs including our large master bedroom with a comfy king size bed, sliders that open to a balcony, and stunning views of the lake even as you lay in bed. Bedroom #2 features charming antique furniture and a full-size bed. Bedroom #3 has two very comfortable single beds. There is one full bath upstairs and also a new washer and dryer (detergent and bleach provided). Additional comforters and blankets are provided. Bath towels will be put out on all the beds when you check in.
A covered front porch leads to the main level. The open floor-plan on the main level offers a fully appointed kitchen with with microwave, dishwasher, toaster, two coffee machines (a drip and a Keurig), gas range/oven, wine cooler and higher quality cookware/cutlery/ accessories (I.e., Wustoff Professional knives, Caphalon cookware, etc.). The main living area has a large wood burning fireplace (wood is included), 55" HDTV Smart TV with Blu-Ray DVD (I have provided a Blue Ray DVD library), a Netflix account for use by guests and internet access, all the premium movie channels and premium on demand movies and a Bluetooth sound system that will play music off your smart phone. Free high speed WiFi is available all around the house, deck and dock. The main level also features a full bath and a 4th bedroom if you need it with a trundle bed that sleeps 1 to 2. The dining table comfortably seats 6-8 with 3 more seats at the kitchen counter. There is a spacious deck off sliders that overlooks the lake with a table/chairs/lounge and a high quality Weber Genesis gas BBQ grill purchased in 2016 (available for our guests).
A walk out game room (Shelti professional tournament quality Foosball table, board games, card table) is on the lower level which is also equipped with a small kitchen and a half bathroom.
A few more steps down and you are on a large 50x20 Ft. deck right on the water which features a sofa, chairs, umbrellas and a guest favorite - a newer 4 person Signature Spa hot tub . The 50ft dock is perfect for fishing or you can tie-up your own boat or jet ski (or rent one from the many marinas on the lake OR you can rent my boat through Boatbound or Boatsetter). A staircase leads down into the water for swimming in the largely sand bottomed lake. We can provide flotation devises, swim rafts, water-skis and a 3-4 man towable tube with all the riggings. Bring water shoes, particularly for the kids. Bring your own Kayak or you can use our Kayaks - one is a 14 ft. Necky Maribou for more experienced paddlers and one is a high end fiberglass Hurricane Skimmer 116 sit-on-top which is perfect for novices and kids. And don't forget your fishing poles - Lake Hopatcong is one of prime freshwater fisheries on the East Coast.
Guest have access to the whole house except for three locked storage areas, one on each level. There is parking for 3-4 cars maximuim. In warm months, our boat may be docked there and its off limits.. although there is ample room for a boat or PWC if you bring your own or rent one. If you want to rent my Sea Ray 180 Sport stern drive motorboat, I can tell you how to go on Boatbound / Boatsetter where you can rent it... its cheaper and far more convenient than the local marinas... but like the marinas, you must have an experienced boat pilot in your party. I can provide a 3-4 man tube for lake tubing and I also have waterskis.
Bob, your host, lives in the area and are available to assist you to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Also ask about my other rental on the lake if you wish to coordinate the stay of larger parties across the two houses. Both of my lake rentals are rated #1 and #2 in the whole NNJ market based on guest reviews! I take a lot of pride in hosting and strive to do both the big things and little things that will make your stay memorable. Bob will stop by a couple times a week to test the hot tub, water the many potted plants (warm months) and check to see if there is anything you need. I prefer to personally hand-over the keys at check-in and explain the amenities of the house and home safety. All guests must be announced. And please ask about local restaurants, bars, attractions and shopping.... I will leave you menu's for local restaurants and can provide recommendations any time during your stay.
The Area: Deep-water Davis Cove is one of the nicest spots on Lake Hopatcong with 180 degrees lake views. The Lake itself has a long and rich history, discovered by the Lenape Indians 14,000 years ago, this was the chic destination for New York actors and socialites at the turn of the century and the roaring 20s. Today, the Lake is knows as the largest in New Jersey with 43 miles of shoreline and is very popular for fishing, water sports and restaurant-hopping via boat. Our home is on a quiet side street with little traffic and the neighborhood is perfect for walking, running with side roads and hills. There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity and also all around the lake.
Getting Around: 10 minutes from NJ Transit stop in Landing and 15 min from I-80. One hour from NYC and two hours from Philly. Again, there are many restaurants and bars all around the lake and several restaurants and convenience stores within 15 min walk.
Other Things to Note: Off-street parking is limited to 3-4 cars and if you are expecting any visitors who are NOT part of the guest number in your reservation, you must discuss with Bob. This is NOT A PARTY RENTAL and please be respectful to my neighbors. Boat rentals are offered at a number of marinas around the lake and my powerboat is also available to rent .. just ask me for the details. Lake tours and dinner cruises are offered on the Miss Lotta. If you do go boating, please let me point out a few spots where there are rocks.