Tucked away in a peaceful, wooded area, but delightfully handy to one of the county's most popular and newly-energized towns, Clearwater Lodge benefits from having lake frontage on private Sand Pond, and convenience to the sought-after amenities in Livingston Manor, including a local food market, restaurants, cultural outlets and shops, just a few miles away.
The log style house is one of several built along the graveled country road within the Clearwater Lake Estates development. There are no HOA fees and this does not feel like a conventional "lake community", but rather a sought-after, understated place to gather with friends and family, where residents relish time spent in a picturesque spot and enjoying the pleasures of lake living.
Including the finished basement, the house is about 3,800 square feet. At the center of the building is the entrance foyer at the front, and behind that, the bright living room, which benefits from towering windows and the stone of the wood burning fireplace, both of which soar to the second story. Glass sliders open onto the wraparound deck, which looks out at the woodland out back, where a small stream meanders, and wetlands behind that create an inviting environment for a variety of birdlife.
To the left of this central area are two bedrooms, one of which has exterior access to the deck, and a full bathroom with shower. To the right is the dining area, spacious kitchen, and laundry room.
Upstairs are two more guest bedrooms, with shared full bathroom with tub/shower, and privately-set across the large open loft area, the master suite, which features double sinks and a walk-in shower. Down to the basement level, that space is open and light, a perfect spot for foosball and ping pong, or lazing around watching a movie.
And were that all, this would be a wonderful property in a great area. But this property includes significant lakefront, for four seasons of activity or simply peaceful enjoyment. Swim out to the float, take a spin out on the water in your canoe or kayak, throw in a line for small mouth bass or lake trout. There is a wide path that leads from the driveway to the water's edge. That access trail and part of the property's waterfront is also deeded shared ingress and egress to the lake for several homeowners, most of whom have their own water frontage. There is a substantially cleared, level, grassy "beach" area along the water, with a private gazebo for a shaded lunch or hangout spot. And of course what would a Catskills getaway be without a fire pit.
This is an attractive property for folks looking to embrace the best the Catskills has to offer, whether it's in the pleasingly laid out house, on the water, or in this sought-after area.