Lake Front House + Guest Cottage - 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 11
Why Bill Nast chose Kattskill Bay
Our Grandparents built this house on beautiful Lake George. As the story goes, Alexander and Belle came up from New York City in the 20’s and rented a summer cottage on Diamond Point. They decided to explore the yet undeveloped east side of the lake by row boat. While on the water, a storm blew-in and this beach was the only place they could pull the boat to land. They loved what they found and inquired of its availability. It just so happened that this area of the lake was a land grant from King George III to the Oakley Estate (locals who favored the King) with the stipulation from the King that the tall pine trees remain available to the crown for ship masts. Alexander and Belle purchased the property but had to wait a few years for a dirt road to be cut along the shore (Pilot Knob Rd) for access. With the help of his brother-in-law Judd, who was an engineer by trade, they built the original cottage. In the late 1960’s, as the family continued to grow, the main cottage had a major renovation and the second cottage was built. Alexander was a prolific painter who’s works you’ll enjoy throughout the house. His daughter painted his portrait that hangs on the porch. Five generations have grown up here with lasting memories. Our grandparents had a dream, to create a gift on Lake George for their family to enjoy for generations. We hope by sharing this dream with you, you will come to appreciate all the beauty that is Lake George.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Treat her as you would treat anyone over the age of 90
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Awesome fall getaway
Charming lakeside house with great history . Nice quiet location at the end of the road.
Made use of the kayaks and canoe to explore the shoreline , a bit chilly but beautiful. Took a hike up Buck Mtn , wonderful fall colors .
Warmed ourselves by the fire at night .
We will definitely be back:)
Beautiful lake views!
It’s all about the views. We really enjoyed the fire pit and looking at the lake. The location was wonderful. We were looking to escape the city - mission accomplished!
Will be back again!
This was our third time visiting Bill's property. The home is charming, clean, and very well-equipped. Location can't be beat. We look forward to coming back again next year!
Perfect summer vacation
We have been visiting Lake George for years, sometimes camping on the islands and, more recently, renting a house for our family to come together. This was our first year at Bill’s house and it was perfect. The outdoor area was great for the kids to play and for the adults to sit and enjoy, with plenty of shade and seating options. The fire pit was perfect for s’mores evenings. And the screened in porch with amazing views of the lake made dinner every night a treat.
Lake front house.
My family had a terrific time and this charming lake front house. The access to the lake and it’s location make this property a quiet, restful oasis.
My family is originally from Lake George but moved to Colorado 5 years ago. This is our 2nd time renting this camp and we love coming here with family. From the sandy beach and beautiful views, to the rustic great room and updated kitchen/baths, this place is a gem. Thank you for another wonderful vacation!
Located on the south eastern side of the lake, the property is only 15 min by boat to Lake George Village or the Sagamore hotel. Easy access to hiking within 2 miles. Katskill Bay is great for water skiing and Sandy Bay is perfect for anchoring with other boats. 4 marinas/fishing supplies located within 5 miles. General Store 3 miles.