Rent or Buy a Sweet Bungalow Vacation Home in Westchester’s Pine Lake Park

  |  March 21, 2023

On the hunt for a charming lakeside bungalow just a short distance from New York City to call your own home-away-from home?

For almost 100 years, northern Westchester’s Pine Lake Park co-op has been beloved as an idyllic getaway for middle class families. The co-op’s retro aesthetic is reminiscent of those classic bungalow communities in the Catskill Mountains’ Borscht Belt.

Located in Cortlandt Manor, Pine Lake Park is just an hour from New York City, with easily accessible Metro-North stations in the nearby towns of Croton-Harmon and Cortlandt.

Each season, which runs May through October, owners and a few lucky renters create their own retro camp experience—relaxing on the beach, playing tennis on its four clay courts, joining a pickup basketball game, or paddling around the lake. There’s even a summer arts camp in August for the kids. Guests are always welcome, and the nearby train stations make weekend trips to visit a breeze.

The old-fashioned social hall is a jewel, with evening activities planned on most weekends. The area also offers hiking and biking on nearby trails, pickleball courts, and easy access to Westchester’s many cultural institutions, including the arts meccas of Peekskill and Cold Spring.

Prices for Pine Lake Park’s charming units are surprisingly low compared to the region’s other popular vacation spots, with rentals starting at $3,500 a month, and bungalow sales of units with private decks starting at $80,000.

Guided tours of Pine Lake Park and available units are planned for March 26, 2023 by appointment only, but feel free to reach out as tours may occur later in the Spring if there are any availabilities. Discover more about the community and available units, and sign up for the Spring Tour date at

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