Private, resort-style residential communities are plentiful in Florida and some other southern state, but not so much in New York. The Villas at Sleepy Hollow Lake, a quiet neighborhood of cluster lots just minutes from the scenic Catskill Mountains is changing that and becoming the answer for this distinctive lifestyle.

As people look to escape the daily hustle of the city and settle into communities with more amenities and fewer maintenance obligations, The Villas make homeownership a breeze. These new, one-story, single-family homes are perfect for retirees, empty-nesters and a 55+ population looking for investments with little upkeep and a full range of amenities, including tennis, biking, and watersports.

“With the current migration out of the big cities to quieter, more relaxed environments, this is the perfect time for Sleepy Hollow Lake to make these unique residences available,” says Vicky Wolpert, Broker associate with Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley United. The Villas are conveniently located within a two-hour drive from New York City or half-hour from Albany.

“The Villas’ quiet, charming character is a natural extension of the exceptional environment. Our entire community shares a special bond and a love for the lake’s pristine beauty, spectacular natural surroundings, friendly neighbors, land and water sports, recreation, community festivals and so much more,” says Laurel Wolfe, Association Manager, Sleepy Hollow Lake Association of Property Owners.

The Villas builder, Damon DiGiovanni, is focused on giving these homes all the modern conveniences and high-end amenities that the active adult buyer is seeking, but in a space that is compact, manageable, and affordable. Surrounding a 2 1/2-mile-long fresh-water lake and an unspoiled environment dotted with manicured homes, The Villas feature such charming Craftsman-style artisanal doors and entranceways, kitchen peninsulas, quartz countertops, gas fireplaces, stainless steel appliances, architectural siding, and 30-year architectural shingles. Plus there are many options for people to customize their homes.

“Whether they’re planning a primary residence, second home or comfortable place to retire, we knew when we started planning these homes that we wanted to give our buyers the freedom of choosing their color scheme, participating in the design process, and creating a home that is uniquely theirs,” DiGiovanni says.

But the way they really bring that private Florida-like resort-style living to life is through all of Sleepy Hollow Lake’s indoor and outdoor amenities like:

  • Walking paths leading from The Villas to the lakeshore with a 100-foot sand beach, kayak rack, and dock
  • Access to the 85-slip marina and boat launch ramp
  • Tennis club with lighted courts
  • Two large outdoor swimming pools
  • Playgrounds, bocce ball and volleyball courts, baseball fields, basketball courts
  • Golf driving range
  • Pet-friendly parks
  • Community A-Frame Lodge, which overlooks the lake, is a popular spot for private events and celebrations.
  • 24/7 on-site security

“This lovely lakeside development really does have it all,” Wolpert says. “Whether  our newest community members plan to spend their free time basking in nature’s beauty, delighting in a leisurely paddle along the lake’s 17-mile shoreline or engaging a more vigorous routine of tennis, biking or watersports, we believe they’ll thrive in The Villas.”

For more information, visit: https://sleepyhollowlake.org/villas or call Vicki Wolpert at: 914-980-2567.