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Five Star Upscale Lakeside Retreat - don't just stay anywhere, make it MEMORABLE"

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bedroom Home On Lake Hopatcong, A Few Steps To Swimming, Fishing, Boating

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 quilts and covers are provided.

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), Netflix 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) 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 brand new 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). 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 brand new 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 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 and Whitney, your hosts, live in the area and are available to assist you to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. In 2016 alone, on the two sites we list on, we have received 50 reviews and all are 5 star! We 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 and check to see if there is anything you need. We 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 there is no on-street parking. This is NOT A PARTY RENTAL and please be respectful to your 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Bob Hagan
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Bob Hagan

Bob would like to invite you into his lovely home. This home sits in the middle of the highlands of New Jersey and love the scenic beauty and wildlife in the area. Bob loves golfing, hiking in this area, kayaking on Lake Hopatcong, travel, history, skiing and boating. He has lived in the Chicago, England, California and NJ. Bob lives close-by and will be at your service to show you first hand to show you everything you need to know to fully enjoy your stay or help you if any problems or questions arise. If you don't believe me... just read the reviews! I think you will find me friendly, helpful and down to earth and I try to meet each set of guests in person at check-in.

Bob Hagan purchased this house in 2014

Why Bob Hagan chose Hopatcong

I fell in love the first time we saw "The Lake House" and knew this would be my perfect vacation home. This was my little slice of heaven but when I left my corporate job in 2016, I opened my doors to guests to help offset costs and to reinvest to make this the best holiday rental in the entire market. As for the location, I love Lake Hopatcong with its 43 miles of shoreline and is great to explore by boat or kayak. You won't find any hotels or B&B's on this lake even though its only an hour from NYC... and you won't find a better rental property on the lake either. As for the surroundings, the Lake House sits at about 950 ft elevation in the Appalachians mountain system and right in the middle of the New Jersey Highlands with its abundant wildlife, heavily forested hilly terrain and its long history. The quite neighborhood and flat lot are highly desirable in a lake property.

What makes this house unique

The Lake House is currently VRBO's #1 rated property based on guest satisfaction in the entire market! I think you will agree that this is among the best locations on Lake Hopatcong. The deep water Davis Cove is great for swimming and fishing yet the view of the main lake is extends almost 180 degrees. The lower 50' x 20' deck is built right over the water and features a hot tub and a 50 ft. dock where you can keep your boat or you can rent a boat from the many marinas or even rent my power boat. There are numerous restaurants and bars around the lake with dock assess. The home is located on a quiet side street and our lakeside neighborhood is perfect if you are a walker or runner. I built steps down into the water that make access to swimming or floating very easy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hopatcong in Sussex County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main level bath room
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom in lower level walk-out game room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Two comfy single beds - perfect for the kids
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Very large master BR with stunning views of the lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Lovely antique furniture and paintings
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Main Level - two twin beds
  • 3 large bedrooms upstairs, I bedroom on the main level.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Lake Hopatcong has been a tourist destination for over 200 years and it was a popular destination for NYC artists and actors at the turn of the century through the roaring 20s. At one time, there were approx. 20 hotels around the lake. Now, Lake Hopatcong is the home to beautiful private lake homes.


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Five Star Upscale Lakeside Retreat - don't just stay anywhere, make it MEMORABLE
average rating of 4.967742 based on 62 reviews

Lovely Lakehouse Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lake life is at it's best at this wonderfully comfortable and well-appointed home. I felt like I was the home the minute I stepped in the front door and saw that beautiful view. Incredible sunrises from the master bedroom. Fabulous kitchen and living area with a perfect wood burning fireplace for our cold days and nights. Highly recommend staying here if you want tons of amenities, amazing views, and a very accommodating and friendly host.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Second Stay

  • 5 of 5

We are so grateful to Bob and Whitney for making this beautiful home available to our family! We moved away from New Jersey a couple years ago, and are so happy to have a place to call home when we come back to visit friends and family.

The house is immaculate, which is amazing to me because I can't imagine keeping a big, fully stocked house that clean on a continual basis! It's so well-appointed that it feels just as if we lived there - everything you could possibly need is in that house. The hot tub is a real treat in the winter, and we also really enjoyed the top-notch entertainment system and fireplace. Just looking out the windows at the stunning lake views melts away stress.

Bob is extremely responsive and accommodating, which is much appreciated. We're already looking forward to next year's visit!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect gathering place

  • 5 of 5

Trying to coordinate a family gathering during the holidays was just a simple click away when we found this beautiful home. Arriving at this midway point from Massachusetts and Virginia, we were delighted to find a warm cozy home with spectacular lake views! The house was very well appointed with comfortable bedrooms, and a kitchen to rival any we owned ourselves! Every convenience was there. A dining area to gather around,and a wood burning fireplace with comfy living room couches to relax together in the evening. Everything we hoped for, and more, to make a huge success of our family holiday gathering. Our host was wonderful and made us feel right at home...thank you for a great holiday experience!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty place, great location, excellent amenities

  • 5 of 5

Most important for our short stay was to have comfortable beds. And they were very comfortable! Waking to the gorgeous sunrise visible through the large windows in the master was awesome. Hot tub was enjoyable. Fireplace well stocked and nice to have at this time of year (November). Beautiful kitchen and common space. I highly recommend this lake house.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Bob's lakeside retreat! Bob was extremely helpful before the trip and always a quick phone call away for any issues. He made this trip very easy for my group. Beautiful home/property, my group really enjoyed the lake and beautiful views. Would definitely recommend, thank you again for the hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cousins Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed every second of our stay at this lovely home! The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The lake was spectacular! We had great sunrises, wonderful views, enjoyed the beautiful night sky, even saw a few shooting stars! The house was clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything you might need. The owner met us upon our arrival. He was very friendly and accommodating, explaining everything about the house and things to do in the area. Could not have asked for more! Looking forward to our trip back next year! Thank you Bob for all your help!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Newark International
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Patrick's Pub
Nearest Train
4 Miles
New Jersey Transit
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Mountain Creek Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hopatcong State Park
Car: recommended

The Lake House is right in the middle of the New Jersey Highlands region, rich in history, natural beauty, and small town charm. The lake itself is a cultural gem and a vacation destination for over 200 years. At 950 ft high, this is a true mountain lake, and you will see all sorts of waterfowl, bald eagle, muskrat, beaver and even an occasional bear. By boat or car you can visit lovely restaurants and bars all around the lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hopatcong, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
September 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Mid Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
20 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £216.63
Clearning Fee £61.38

Guest have access to the whole house with exceptions to three locked storage areas, one on each level. If our boat is docked there, it is also off limits to guests. If you choose not to bring or rent a boat however you/family would like a tour of the lake, I can arrange to take up to six guests on a boat excursion for a reasonable fee (just ask).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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