Perched on a quiet hillside, at the edge of Swinging Bridge Reservoir, Heron House is a sanctuary for those seeking tranquility. With its large sundeck, lakefront views, sauna and wood stove, this home has everything you need to unwind in peace, quiet, and nature.

Two bedroom house, two bathroom home, with bonus space (currently staged as third bedroom) | 1,811 square foot home on 0.2728 acres | Lakefront on Swinging Bridge Lake | Expansive sundeck | Stone fireplace with wood stove insert | Indoor sauna | EV charger | Asking $599,000

Listed by Robin Jones of Catskill Mountain Houses. View the original listing here. Open House: Sunday, June 11 from noon-2pm at 167 Lake Shore Drive, Monticello, NY 12701. For inquiries, or to RSVP to the open house, email

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Tucked away on a quiet, dead end lakefront road, this renovated raised ranch features a ground floor walkout with a bonus space currently staged as a spacious third bedroom.

Cozy and inviting, with sweeping views of the Reservoir, Heron House’s main floor is anchored in its hearth: a bold charcoal accent wall with its built-in, energy-efficient wood stove warming the open living and dining area. Step through the double sliding doors out onto the sundeck, or simply admire the floor-to-ceiling view from the comfort of your sofa. A minimalist open kitchen blends wood and white tile with covetable Bertazzoni appliances, making serene mornings with coffee a breeze. Treat yourself to self-care Saturdays in the spacious full bath, and retire to your king-size primary bedroom, its double doors adding grandeur to the space. Have guests or family rest easy in the adjacent full-size bedroom.

Descend the open staircase to enjoy Heron House’s luxury perks. Decompress in your indoor cedar sauna, or give contrast hydrotherapy a try in its neighboring full bathroom. The lower-level lounge has easy outdoor access for a well-rounded spa experience. While the bonus room is currently staged as a large bedroom with lake views, it would also make a great office.

Step outside and stroll down the charming hillside steps to your own private lakefront, with a lakeside deck that is ideal for sunbathing, boating, or swimming. With no houses across the lake, the views are unobstructed and add to the privacy of this nature retreat. Grill and dine al fresco on the large upper deck, with its easy access to the kitchen, or cool off post-sauna on the stone lower deck and dock.

Heron House rests at the foot of the Catskills, only 95 miles to New York City, and conveniently central to weekend destinations such as Livingston Manor, Callicoon, Bethel and Narrowsburg. The house is a four-minute drive from the Swinging Bridge Marina, a local boating outfitter, shop and restaurant. Take advantage of the many hiking opportunities nearby, including at the Neversink Unique Area.

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