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Roomy Lakeside Home With Great Views And Minutes From Trout Town USA (Roscoe)


Property Details

Updated: Oct 19, 2016
4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths With 1st Floor Open Floorplan And Deck Overlooking Lake

Our lakeside home sits on a hillside overlooking beautiful Tennanah Lake (largest private lake in the Catskills). We love the quiet serenity of being out in the country, while still only 10 minutes from Roscoe stores and restaurants. We enjoy the house in all 4 seasons, but our favorite season is the summer. Nights are usually cool, with ceiling fans and open windows keeping it quite comfortable. We think you'll love falling asleep with the sounds of water lapping at the dock and waking up to great sunrises. Our spring-fed lake is clear and refreshing - perfect for a summer day swim. Look for the eagles that nest across the lake.

Great fishing - Tennanah lake is stocked with bass, trout and perch. We are also minutes from world class trout fishing streams and several outfitters in Roscoe.

Our home is on a hillside, so the great views come with somewhat steep path down to the water. We have a floating dock and the water gets deep quickly. May not be suitable for families with very young children or those with physical limitations.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I grew up on a lake in the Midwest. I loved all the seasons on the lake. We wanted to recreate this experience for our family and have found it with our lakeside retreat.

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Speaks: english

20 Reviews

based on 20 traveler reviews

Niskayuna, NY

Wonderful home to relax and get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I needed a few days to unwind and enjoy some nature. This was the perfect fit for us.

Carol was absolutely wonderful to work with, squeezing us in at the last minute. They have outfitted the house with everything you need( linens, kitchen accessories, outdoor activities, etc..) . The house was very clean upon arrival. The layout of the house is great, open bright living space and very spacious bedrooms. I began my day with yoga on the dock, as the sun rose over the lake. Mornings were also the perfect time for time in the kayaks and walks around the lake. Our afternoons we relaxed, painted, and read, as we sat on both the lower and upper decks. It was so nice to have such a great option. Evenings we sat by the fire as the moon glistened over the lake. We were fortunate that we had perfect weather. We were also thrilled that we had a gorgeous eagle gliding by and landing close by on 2 of the days. This is a wonderful home if you want to leave all the noise behind and relax in beautiful nature! Thank you very much for sharing your special home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake house with stunning views -perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend a week enjoying the lake, swimming, boating or just relaxing on the deck with a good book. We spent a week here with friends as there is plenty of space, room for kids and parents to enjoy various activities. The property includes a deck for dining with a fire pit for toasting marshmallows in the evening. You can swim off the dock and enjoy the water which was delightful during the hot weather this summer. We often had breakfast on the deck off the kitchen taking in the beautiful view of the lake. The lower deck on the water is perfect for enjoying cocktails and having dinner. The deck has a table, benches and several lounge chairs for relaxing. We also took walks around the lake and one of our more ambitious friends jogged around it daily.

The property is clean and well-maintained. The owner, Carol, is extremely helpful. We had a number of questions about the area and she went above and beyond to answer them all and provided even more detailed information about the area. While we were there we visited a fish hatchery nearby and brought home rainbow trout for dinner. We grilled them that evening and they were delicious! Fly fishing is popular in the area and we passed several people fly fishing on our drive through the country. We drove through nearby Livingston Manor and Beaver Kill taking in the views of the river and surrounding countryside. It's a lovely area although we were perfectly content to spend the rest of the week relaxing at the house which we did!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect getaway retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely stay at this rental. The house was clean, simply decorated, and true to the description posted. The best part, though, was the lake. It's beautiful and we enjoyed both swimming and kayaking. Sitting outside in the evening, watching the sunset's reflection on the lake was the perfect way to end the day.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were able to reconnect with each other and rejuvenate in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our one week stay at this lake house was truly 'home away' for my family of six. A clean, well furnished, and spacious home in a beautiful setting made it easy to rejuvenate. We read, swam, kayaked, stargazed, golfed, listened to music, caught walleye, enjoyed cozy bonfires, and cooked family style meals. Local people were very friendly when we visited the Roscoe Bistro, Rockland House, Roscoe Brewery, Prohibition Distillery, and Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club. We have marked this as a favorite place to stay while in the Trout Town, USA area!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Location

  • 4 of 5

Let me start off with the owners Carol and John to say they were very gracious hosts! Accommodating, responsive and a pleasure to work with.

If you are looking for a quiet get away that is lakeside and has all the basic amenities where the key objective is to sit lakeside or above the lake with your nose in a book this is the place. The lake itself is pristine and loaded with both large and small mouth bass amongst other northern species. Having a canoe and kayak to use was a super plus as well.

The house is open and clean as you can see in the pictures and all the basics are covered.

Roscoe and the surrounding area is quite. There are a few restaurants in town and a some things to do in the area but don’t expect this to be a shore town where options are abound. Nonetheless, this was exactly the down time we were seeking.

Great wilderness reserves in the area to hike and explore and water is abundant in the form of not only the lake at the house but rivers, streams and mountain ponds to trek to.

Thanks for a great week and an opportunity to see a part of NY State I never have!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Awesome place and location. Well worth the trip. Can't say enough about the house and property. We had a blast and would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you Carol for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raimondo's Restaurant
"Nice menu, good Italian food, great take out pizza "
Buffalo Zach's Cafe -- CLOSED
"Great breakfast, sandwiches, wraps and salads. Vegetarian option. "
The Rockland House
"Steaks, prime rib, local specialties. Salad and soup bar. Full bar. "
Tennanah Lake Boathouse Cafe
"Great burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and pub food. Try the mussels. Full bar with a good ..."

From the Owner

We were seeking a lakeside home within 2 hours of northern NJ. When we first walked out onto the back deck we knew we had found our idyllic lake home.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Stewart NY at 69 Miles Nearest Barpub : Boathouse Cafe at 0.1 Miles Nearest Golf : Tennanah Lake at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Middletown, NY at 58 Miles Nearest Motorway : NY State 17 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Boathouse Cafe at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ski : Belleayre Ski Center at 52 Miles Car: necessary

Bethel Arts Center (original site of Woodstock) is 30 minutes away. Catskills offer great fly fishing, hiking, biking and antiquing. Several historic Covered Bridges within 30 minute drive.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 Rates
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August Peak 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150

Minimum age to rent is 25 yrs old. Rental Rates subject to change until confirmed via rental agreement. All renters will need to complete a rental agreement and post a damage deposit. Deposit will be refunded after check out inspection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 19, 2016
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From the Owner

Our home has spectacular views from the deck outside the 1st floor. We love watching the sunrises and sunsets from our lakeside rooms and 2 decks. My favorite time of day is the golden hour before twilight, when the hillside lights up with gold and rose. Can't beat relaxing with a glass of wine on the deck before dinner. Tennanah lake is a private lake community with no public access, so it is quiet, even on busy weekends.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural


  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.


  • 1st floor bathroom
  • Upstairs 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Vented fan / heater
  • Upstairs 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Vented fan/heater


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lakeside bedroom - 1 double, Beautiful lake view. Large closet and dresser. Love seat.
  • Streetside - 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed, Sleeps 4. Combo bunk bed (double below, single above).
  • North bedroom - 2 twin/ single, Large closet with shelves
  • Master bedroom - lake side - 1 queen, reading area w/2 chairs, large closet


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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