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Whimsical Lakefront Chalet

  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

Multiple levels of large back decks and vaulted interiors invite you into this whimsical space. You will feel like you are dining in the treetops on this ridge perched lakefront home. The decks includes table seating, sun loungers, and Adirondack chairs. The large fenced in backyard includes several fire pits and a hammock. Down the stairway to the dock you will find several kayaks available for your use as well.

Inside you will find an open concept main level with a delightful woodburning fireplace. The lofted office area offers dramatic views of the lake and backyard for when you need to work remotely. There are bedrooms on each of the three levels of the home, and two full bathrooms. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms are as follows:

Main Level:
Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bathroom with Tub/Shower.

Upper Level:
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
Loft area has a futon bed
Bathroom with Tub/Shower.

Lower Level:
Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
Rec room has a futon bed.

Guest Access:

You will have access to the house and outdoor areas including the dock. The driveway is gravel and has space for 3 cars. There are various locked owners closets and a storage building that guests should not attempt to access.

Support During Your Stay:

StayBettr Vacation Rentals manages this property remotely, but we have a local contact who can assist with any issues that may arise during your stay.

The Neighborhood:

Swinging Bridge Reservoir is the largest largest lake in the Sullivan Catskills, and one of the few that allows motor boats. You'll feel removed from the city, but still within 20 minutes of groceries and things to do. The neighborhood is a mix of seasonal homes and year round residents. A public boat launch is nearby, and just around the corner are two full services marinas--Starlight and Swinging Bridge Marinas.

Getting Around:

I recommend having car for your stay. Taxis are available, but ride sharing services are more sparse. Rental car services are available in Monticello. Shortline Coach Bus Service provides service between New York City and Monticello as well.

Otisville and Port Jervis Metro North Stations are each approximately 30 minutes drive from the house. The trip from NY Penn Station to Otisville is about 2 hours. Train access is great if you have members of your group who need to arrive/depart at different times.

Things To Know:

No more than 3 cars allowed.

This home is limited to 2 dogs. Dogs must be crated if you are away from the property, no exceptions.

The dock is not available from early November until the lake has thawed and levels stabilize in late spring.

For guests needing additional homes nearby, check out our profile page to see our other listings in the area.


Sullivan County Room Tax ID RT10360623

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Broadband Internet


Multiple seating options on the lower deck

Chalet sits perched on the ridge with dramatic views of the lake and backyard

You'll feel like you're dining in the treetops.

Whimsical flower lined pathway to the firepit

Large flat fenced in backyard with views of the lake.

Swinging Bridge Lake from the dock.


Parking and facilities

Parking available


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome , Smoking not allowed


Canoe/Kayak , TV (Cable)

Kitchen and dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster , Water cooler

Location features

Lake, Rural , Waterfront

Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub , Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Fireplace , Heating available

Internet and office

Broadband Internet , Broadband Internet

Home safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Smoking not allowed

Check in: 05:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM


171 Lakeshore Drive , Thompson, United States


Policy and notes


November 2023


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