Secluded Lakefront Mid-Century 3br 60 mi from NYC

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  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 3.5 baths
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Nestled between the Villages of Hope & Tranquility, our house is a serene, authentic Mid-Century Modern escape with direct lake access on a private 13-acre forest preserve - home to wildlife, foliage and quite possibly a woodland fairy or two. With kayaks, sports equipment & indoor entertainment, the property has everything you need to fill a week or a weekend away. However, should you choose to venture out the surrounding area provides plentiful options for recreation.

The space
Our home is on Hunts Lake, a 95-acre private lake in an area of northwestern New Jersey dubbed “The Skylands.” This stunning region is one of the tri-state area’s best-kept secrets. Farms, rolling hills, nature reserves, State Parks and historical locations dot the landscape and wide, unpopulated spaces provide an opportunity to stretch out, slow down, and take some time to breathe.

Despite the remote feel, we are only about a 75-minute drive from the Holland Tunnel which makes our home an easily accessible weekend destination from NYC or Hoboken.

For active recreation we are 30 mins from Delaware Water Gap National Park (hiking, kayaking, rafting, Junior Ranger program), 40 mins from Shawnee Ski Resort (skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing), 45 mins from Camelback resort (skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and more) 45 mins from Mountain Creek Ski Resort (skiing, snowboarding), 15 minutes from Jenny Jump State forest (hiking, boating, Astronomy club observatories), 20 minutes from skydiving.

If you prefer more relaxing activities check out various all-season farmers markets, historical homes and locations, antiquing, beaches, parks and nature reserves.

Plus the family-friendly area includes theatres, bowling, ice skating, groceries, box stores, a minor league baseball team, New Jersey state fairgrounds, towns, and more, all within 15-20 minutes drive.

We are convenient to many local wedding venues including Bear Brook Valley (6 min drive), Crossed Keys Estate (10 min drive), Rutherford Hall (15 min drive), Lafayette House (20 min drive).

Read more information about the location in “The Neighborhood” section of this listing.


THE PROPERTY:
Our property is directly lakeside with a small sandy beach area for swimming/wading, a quaint wooden dock, and an open boat house. There is a spacious yard to the side of the house with a two-person hammock overlooking the lake. A small deck atop the boat house has seating to gaze at the lake, fish, or enjoy a snack. The deck also has a fire pit for toasting marshmallows or sharing spooky tales.

In the rear of the house is a sunny bluestone patio with propane BBQ grill and dining table. Patio also has a view of the lake.

Next to the house is our private forest area, accessible from paths along our long, gated driveway. It is a state-designated forest preserve and a fantastic place to explore in peace.

THE HOUSE:
The house was built in the 1950s and is a Mid-Century gem, with clean architectural lines and original windows and finishes. The layout of our home is below.

Bedrooms:
*Master bedroom with King bed, en suite full bathroom and dressing area, SLEEPS 2 (with plenty of floor space for travel crib if you BYO)
*Queen bedroom with adjacent shared full bath, SLEEPS 2
*Double room with 2 bunk beds (one twin over twin, one twin over double) shares bathroom with Queen room, SLEEPS 2-3 adults OR 5 children (top bunks not appropriate for adults)

Formal Living Room: Gorgeous lake and sunset views, plenty of seating for relaxing, chatting, family time, game playing or my favorite – puzzles! (Fireplace is not functional)

Dining Room: Large dining table seats 8

Kitchen: Original 1950s electric stove and oven - kitschy look, but it’s all functional. Also has dishwasher, microwave, K-cup coffee maker, kettle, dishes and cookware.

Library: Plenty of books, some of ours, some we inherited from the home, add your own if you would like. Desk space if work beckons. Vintage 1980s stereo with well-loved turntable and tape deck.

Enclosed Patio: 3-season room is perfect for yoga, reading or play time.

Family Room (downstairs): Authentic 1930’s mahogany bar with 9 barstools suits any refined mixologist (BYO artisanal spirits). Also great for kids playing “café”. Plenty of cozy seating around the large-screen TV. While we don’t have cable or antenna, the SmartTV is online and ready for you to sign into your own Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube or other streaming accounts. Piano works beautifully. (Fireplace is not currently functional)

Bathrooms:
-Master bathroom with full bathtub, separate shower
-Full bathroom with bathtub/shower shares hallway with Queen and Double rooms
-Half bathroom off library
-Bathroom with separate shower room off family room downstairs

Garage:
-Fits one car (there is plenty of room to park an additional car in driveway)
-Storage room with sports equipment

FOR FUN
Wifi throughout house.
We have a wide variety of recreational equipment available for your use:
-4 kayaks: 2 one-person boats, 1 two-person, and 1 child-sized, plus lifejackets (4 adult, 3 child)
-Small two-person rowboat
-Soccer goal and hanging boxing bag for physical play
-Fishing rods and tackle
-Floaties and float tubes for the lake
-Bluetooth speaker
-Ping Pong table!
-Games and puzzles

**Note all activities are at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injury while using our equipment. If you are unfamiliar with how to use, please ask**

BOOKING:
6-night minimum in summer
Rates listed are for up to 6 guests. Additional guests $15 per person, per night.

HOUSE RULES:
Absolutely no hunting or firearms are permitted on the property at any time (catch and release fishing is ok)

Sound travels better than you would think across the water. Please be mindful of our neighbors and keep noise to a minimum, especially during evening and early morning hours. While there are few homes around the lake so you will have plenty of privacy, in nice weather you will likely encounter other anglers, boaters or swimmers on the lake. Please show respect and courtesy towards our neighbors.

We welcome 2-family shares but our home is not suited for large groups or parties. Please note our sleeping capacity and keep additional daytime guests to a minimum.

Children must be supervised at all times. We are a very kid-friendly home indoors but be aware there is no barrier between the yard and the lake. We also have some small but steep slopes which lead straight into the drink. Your well-supervised babies or toddlers are welcome but the home is NOT BABY-PROOFED. There is a small interior stairway with an open railing and no gate.

We love our pets and are sure you love yours but unfortunately we cannot accommodate them on our property.

Our hammock accommodates 2 people but the circular swing is for small children only, one at a time. Due to the small branch it is hung from, the max capacity is 50 lbs.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Newton, New Jersey, United States

Here is a quick rundown of the local commerce. A detailed binder with listings is in our home.

Fredon:
Our home sits in the peaceful hamlet of Fredon, which is where you will find the closest amenities: Deli, Diner, Italian/Pizza restaurant (with delivery), liquor store, ice cream parlor, playground & farmer’s market all within about a 7-minute drive

Tranquility:
As the name suggests, Tranquility is mostly land, but also holds a delightful sandwich/coffee shop, a post office, a public park and a large farmers market with a play area, petting zoo, and year-round activities. About 10-15 minute drive

Hope:
A very small crossroads village with a selection of delightful and well-priced antique stores, a couple delis, and nice sidewalks to walk around. 15-20 minute drive

Newton:
A larger town with a combination of name-brand strip mall stores, and a small main street with businesses, restaurants, a library, and a local theatre. Newton has a large chain grocery store plus a smaller, gourmet-style butcher & grocery with great prepared and ready-to-cook foods. 12-15 minute drive

Blairstown:
A small, historic town (also the setting of the original Friday the 13th movies). There is a large chain grocery store, a spa, a restaurant/brewery, diner, park, plus a nice, walkable main street with shops, a small theatre, bar, café, and tiny museum. 12-15 minute drive

Hackettsown:
A larger town with a medium-sized walkable main street with various shops and eateries. Also plentiful restaurants, big box stores, strip malls, grocery store and a large movie theatre. 20-25 minute drive

Sparta:
A larger, upscale lake town with restaurants, a movie theatre, bowling alley and various shops. 20-25 minute drive

Hosted by Noma

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Graphic designer, avid traveler, amateur sewist and wannabe cool mom. I live with my British ex-pat husband and headstrong 9 year-old daughter. We split our time between Brooklyn, NY and northwestern NJ for a best-of-both worlds combo of town & country. As a guest I would treat your house as my own. As a host, I hope you would do the same.
Graphic designer, avid traveler, amateur sewist and wannabe cool mom. I live with my British ex-pat husband and headstrong 9 year-old daughter. We split our time between Brooklyn,…

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No pets
No parties or events

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