Frequently Asked Questions
The average time it takes to close on a lot is 30 days from the time you sign the Agreement For Purchase of Real Property until the time of closing*. This complete document outlines all of the details required to purchase.
* This assumes a cash sale. If you will be obtaining financing for this purchase, contact your lender for additional requirements and estimated time to closing
This begins with a budget for site work of $75,000. This budget number is a consistent average regardless of the size of the home and assuming that your site needs everything — driveway, well, septic, underground electric, excavation and final grading. Some Lots already have driveways cleared and a stone base installed.
Apart and in addition to the site work, the average cost to build a custom home is between $150-200 per square foot for a turnkey home. As a general rule of thumb, you should always assume a smaller home of 1,500 square feet would be more expensive per square foot, than a larger home for the same degree of quality. These cost estimates are based on our experience in building homes, coupled with our commitment to using energy efficient and high quality materials, products and workmanship.
Yes, there are some restrictions on the style of the home. This Covenant was designed to preserve the natural site features while also making an effort to protect the investments of all owners in KL Estates. Diversity in the style of homes is encouraged so long as our owners are using natural materials. For a complete list of our standards, please review the Architectural Guidelines.
The current annual maintenance dues are charged to each Lot is $1,200 per year and paid to the Kenoza Lake Estates Homeowners Association. These dues cover costs related to maintaining the street or road leading to, in front of, and adjoining the subdivision Lot, the Gates, the Lake, Common Areas, and the entry area to the subdivision. The annual amount of the dues is subject to change due to the variables of Mother Nature. For example, in 2011 we increased the amounts due per owner as a result of severe thunderstorms all summer and a long winter with frequent snowfall. The storm cleanups of trees down, road damage, beach erosion, and extensive snow plowing and sanding in the winter caused an overall increase in maintenance costs that used up more than the available reserve funds so dues were increased
Kenoza Lake, at its longest is almost 9/10 mile from spillway to Common Area (adjacent to Lot 28) and at its widest measures about 3/10 mile. The surface area encompasses approx. 90 acres.
The Declaration of Covenants expressly prohibits all watercrafts that are powered by gas or diesel engines on Kenoza Lake. Owners in KL Estates may use any watercrafts that are powered by electric motors or manpower – kayak, canoe, raft, and paddleboard as much as you want!
Hust Pond is currently owned by an individual who also does not use watercrafts with gas or diesel-powered engines. Ultimately, the use or non-use of these types of watercrafts on Hust Pond is at the Owner’s discretion.
The most efficient way to get to Kenoza Lake from NYC is to take the bus. Shortline (Coach USA) has many scheduled daily trips from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd St. and 8th Ave.) to Monticello, NY. Check out the schedule at www.coachusa.com or call them at (212) 736-4700. Traffic permitting; this trip will take approximately 2 hours. You can even travel by bus to Monticello from Long Island. For more information, contact the Islip terminal at 800-631-8405 (prompt #3). Once you arrive in Monticello, you can call Monticello Cab & Taxi Service (845-794-7777) or Sureway Taxi (845-794-5050), which are both available 24/7. You can expect the ride from Monticello to Kenoza Lake to take about 25 minutes.
You can also take a scenic train ride from NYC on the Metro-North Railroad (although the train only goes as far as Middletown, NY, which is 25 minutes south of the Monticello Bus Terminal). This trip will take approximately 2-1/2 hours. Go to www.mta.com for schedules and fares.
For general grocery shopping, the closest store is Peck’s Market (845-482-3800) located in Jeffersonville, NY on Route 52, about 3 miles from Kenoza Lake. The Shoprite in Monticello (845-794-0777) located next to the Home Depot, is a huge supermarket where you will find just about anything you would need. There are many Farmers' Markets in and around the area offering local fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade jams, pickles, farm raised meats, and artisan crafts, including handmade furniture. An extensive listing of shopping, markets, and other convenience services, including locations and hours, can be found online on the Sullivan County Visitors Association website at www.scva.net.
There are many restaurants located within the bounds of Sullivan County that are sure to appeal to all tastes, and that offer a wide variety of food and drinks. The most comprehensive directory of places where you can dine locally is on the Sullivan County Visitors Association website at www.scva.net/scva/dining. Out of the 89 different restaurants that are featured on this website, you can narrow the list down by subcategory (i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner), or amenities (i.e. lounge bar and bus parking). In addition to this countywide directory, you can check out some of the restaurants that our KL Estates owners have recommended by viewing our Area Guide. This will give you an idea of what people in the neighborhood are buzzing about.
Kenoza Lake is located in the Town of Delaware. For more information on our local government, including information on how to obtain building permits, assessment rolls, and the like, please visit our town’s website at www.townofdelaware-ny.us, or call their main number (845-887-5250). For other information regarding local government and emergency services, please see the following:
-Sullivan County Government Center (Monticello): www.co.sullivan.ny.us or 845-794-3000.
-911 Emergency Control Center (Monticello): 845-807-0134.
-Kenoza Lake Fire Department (Old Taylor Rd., Kenoza Lake): 845-482-5676.
-New York State Police (Liberty): 845-292-6600.
-Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office (Monticello): 845-794-7100.
-Grover M. Hermann Hospital (8081 Route 97, Callicoon, NY 12723): 845-887-5530.
-Catskill Regional Medical Center (68 Harris Bushville Rd, Harris 12742): www.crmcny.org or 845-794-3300.
This community is very unique in that there are a wide variety of activities for kids and families to do. The Sullivan County Visitors Association website (www.scva.net) has the most comprehensive information on what to do and where to go for everyone in the family. Click on *Attractions* on the navigation bar of this site and from among all the choices you’ll see *Great for Kids*. There is white water rafting, paintball, children’s theater, horseback riding, and even interactive workshops at The Apple Pond Farm. This site lists attractions for all ages, all tastes, and all seasons. From golfing and eagle watching, to zip lining and cross country skiing, you and your family are sure to find something that piques your interests.
Phone lines have been installed along with electric, which services every property in KL Estates. The phone service provider is Verizon. For television and/or Internet service, the options are satellite or Time Warner Cable. If interested in Time Warner Cable for any service, there are significant, but refundable costs as all service lines inside the gates are privately owned and controlled by the participating group of HOA Members. Please contact Marc for details.
Kenoza Lake has all sorts of winged animals from bald eagles, barn owls and red-tailed hawks to finches and hummingbirds. We have foxes and rabbits, turtles and salamanders, porcupines and flying squirrels. You will most often see deer and wild turkeys though. And yes, we do even have the occasional bear, although this is a rare treat. Those who have had the privilege of fishing on Kenoza Lake will speak of the smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappies, perch, pickerel, and blue gills that inhabit our waters.
From the Jaketown Road entrance of KL Estates, it is just less than 4 miles to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts — a world-class cultural center that is located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival (www.bethelwoodscenter.org). For directions, please click here. Please be advised that these directions are the best route to take to minimize traffic, particularly when you are attending a concert or other event at Bethel Woods.
The Sullivan West Central School District is the public school system, which currently enrolls 1300 students from K-12 (www.swcsd.org). Sullivan West Secondary School for grades 7-12 is located at 6604 State Route 52 in Lake Huntington, NY 12752 (845-932-8401). This state-of-the-art new school was built in 1999 and proudly boasts high achievements in academics as well as athletics. Sullivan West Elementary School for grades K-6 is located at 35 Schoolhouse Road in Jeffersonville, NY 12748 (845-482-4610). Both schools are less than 5 miles from Kenoza Lake and transportation for all students is provided by the school district.
Kenoza Lake Estates has an exclusive deal with Sullivan County First Recycling and Refuse (www.scfrr.com). Owners can call 845-436-6772, and tell them you own a home in KL Estates. They come every Wednesday and will pick up your garbage and recycling at the same time. They have a very easy payment system – you can pay by Credit Card, or if you prefer, you may choose to link your checking account so you won’t have the hassle of writing or mailing checks.
Both the fire and police departments have 24/7 emergency access to KL Estates.