Looking for the Cheapest Lake House in Upstate New York? Sleepy Hollow Lake House for $129,000

How about this one on Sleepy Hollow Lake, between Coxsackie and Athens, just reduced to $129,000? The selling points here are the private lake access and location. The house itself is a modular home, listed in “very good condition,” and the interior isn’t much to look at. The common space is open plan and the house has four bedrooms, which makes it feasible for shares and guests. I quite like the vaguely ’50s enclosed porch. That’s vintage Catskills to me, as if it were dreamed up by a location scout for Dirty Dancing or A Walk on the Moon.

Sleepy Hollow Lake, a 2200 acre man-made lake nestled between the Catskills and the Hudson in the upper reaches of Greene County, has that same old school Upstate vibe: a community-sponsored fireworks display on the ‘4th, bass-fishing camps for kids, yes to motorboats under 50 HP, but no to jet skis. The lake is clean, too—in fact, it’s also a reservoir and provides the drinking water for the community. While this may not be hip or hippie Upstate, I can almost hear the screen door bang when I look at these photos, which is close enough to bliss for me. Stats on the jump.

Sleepy Hollow Lake House (Sleepy Hollow Realty) GMAP
Asking Price: $129,000
Square feet: 1064
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Land: .2699 acres
Thruway exit: 20/Saugerties
Public Transportation: Amtrak to Hudson (across the river)
Distance to NYC: 135 miles; 2 hours, 7 minutes

About aliahanna

I'm a literary agent who mostly lives in Brooklyn but sometimes escapes to East Jewett, NY.

Posted on July 20, 2011, in $100000 to $199000, Catskills, Cities, Coxsackie, Greene, Sleepy Hollow Lake, Waterfront and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I have always been afraid to say the word Coxsackie, or to live in a city called that, so close to Climax!

  2. link doesn’t work?

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