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Designer Estate: Swimming Pond, 10 Acre Park Setting, Play Set+ Barnguesthouse

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Gracious Home: Summer Front Entrance shaded by 350 yr old Elm tree

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Last updated: 07/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Woodstock estate description

Our 4500 sq ft. 4 bedroom , 3 bath vacation home is spacious, full of light and on a park-like estate with mature trees, streams, and a landscaped swim pond. It is beautifully furnished curated with local and contemporary art. There is also a 2 bedroom Barn guest house that can be rented together with the main house for an extra fee.

It is fully Air-Conditioned in the summer and equipped with radiant heat and fireplaces for cozy winter days.

An spacious and fully renovated Barn, with a chefs kitchen, master bedroom, loft, and full bath serves as a magnificent guesthouse and is available to be rented exclusively with the main house.

It is located in the mountain hamlet of Shokan, bordering the beautiful Ashokan resevoir. It is 15 minutes from the legendary village of Woodstock, NY which has a vibrant year-round art and music community and a great variety of restaurants, galleries and shops.

The estate is located 20 mins from most of the area's popular spa and ski destinations of Belleayre, Hunter and Windham Ski Resorts. Nearby Kingston, the first capital of the country, is a beautiful historic town dating from the 1600's, and rests on the magnificent Hudson river. Kingston has an active summer marina which hosts fabulous art art and music festivals and has many great restaurants and antique shops.

This historic farmstead was established by the Rev. Samuel Samson in the 1830's, and the old farmhouse was completely renovated in 2008 and has been converted to a highly efficient and eco-friendly 'green' house. The newly expanded house sits secluded on nine park-like acres protected by 100 acres of forever-wild watershed land. The 9.5 acre farm is home to abundant wildlife and flora and there are blueberry patches, wild grapes, apple trees, and fish streams on the property.

There are two large lawn areas in the front and back fields and a large fresh-water swimming pond fed by mountain springs behind the red Dutch barn. The house has both solar panels for electricity and a geo-thermal system for heating and air-conditioning. Also, there is a back-up generator for emergencies.

There are 4 large bedrooms in the main house: Master Bedroom and Guest Room with Queen beds ; and 2 additional guestrooms with Trundle beds that convert from two single beds to a King bed.

You can start your x-country skiing and hiking from the back porch, past the newly renovated barn and large swim pond, a huge vegetable and flower garden. As you cross over year-round streams and original stone walls you will eventually find your way to Ashokan reservoir views from the back ridge.

From the front and rear playing fields enjoy breath-taking views of snowy peaks and brilliant autmn foliage on the surrounding mountains. Or you can just stay home and lounge on the spacious and sunny back deck or by the large stone fireplace in the Great Room and listen to music or read quietly on the shaded front porch. There is also a fully equipped Gym and TV/Recreation room downstairs as well as a Den/Library with a Finnish woodburning stove and flat screen tv.

During the summer months there are several wonderful camps and summer schools in the area where children of all ages can attend a great range programs. One mile down the road there is beautifully maintained Avery Park with tennis and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, and a new children's play area and play set. And up the mountain on Peck Road are NY-DEC groomed hiking trails which can be accessed year round.
Within a 10 minute drive on Route 28 is the Emerson Resort, a five-star lodge with restaurants, shops and a luxurious spa where you can spend the day being pampered or explore the park grounds and river banks.

Yoga/pilates studios are just 3 miles down the road in Boiceville. Local farmers' markets, great restaurants, all stores are 5 minutes away. Hiking and skiing the famous Catskill Hunter and Wyndham mountains are all within 25 minutes drive on main roads. The nearby Ashokan reservoir park has expansive waterviews and a beautiful path for running and biking. Fly-fish for trout and bass on the reservoir and Esopus river, where you can also spend the day swimming and rafting.

It is an ideal retreat for families or individuals who want nature, music festivals, art galleries and a place to explore. This carefully constructed 'green' home is a warm sanctuary filled with unique furnishings, contemporary art and all the modern amenities.
You can see more photos on the web album listed below. Please check rates and calendar for accurate information.

Keywords: estate house, swimming ponds, streams,river, deck, vegetable garden, mountain views, summer camp, apple orchard, hiking trails, fishing, boating, satellite TV, WiFi, art galleries, restaurants

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                All children are welcome - there are several acres of open lawns for sports and many fish-filled streams to explore. YMCA Camp Seewackamano offers a great summer program for all ages and is just up the road. Pine Hill Park and Beach is a great place to spend the day swimming and boating and only 15 minutes from the house....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                There is a Den/Guest Room on the first floor of the main house with an ensuite full bath. And the barn living quarters is all on one floor....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                well-behaved dogs are allowed in lower floors with $100 per pet cleaning fee...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                minimum rentors age 30 yrs old...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                absolutely no smoking indoors...moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Orchard Room: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

                Trundle bed converts to a King or 2 twins...moreless

              • Treetop Room: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

                Private floor, trundle bed converts to king...moreless

              • Master : 1 queen

                Beautiful Gas fireplace, HD TV, ensuite marble bath, TV...moreless

              • Guest Room 1: Boat Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

                Large room with sitting area and boat bed...moreless

              • King size beds (1) Orchard GB ; has trundle bed with 2 Singles which converts to King Treehouse GB : on 3rd floor has trundle with 2 Singles converting to King, Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedrm: queen antique bed Boathouse Guest Bedroom: has bunk bed with queen bed/ single upper bunk, Twin or Single Beds (1) Orchard and Treehouse guest rooms each have Trundle Beds with 2 Twin beds which convert to 1 KING, Child Beds (1) Unique Boat bed in Boathouse GR, Baby Cribs (2), Bunk Beds (1) Boathouse GuestR has Queen/Single bunk bed...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Guest Bath First Floor: toilet, shower

                Stone tiles, heated floors, window overlooking stream...moreless

              • guest bath 2nd floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Stone tiles, antique console sink, heated floors, soaking tu...moreless

              • MASTER BATHROOM: toilet, tub, shower

                Stone tiled, double sink, soaking tub, walk in shower ...moreless

              • barn bathroom: toilet, shower

                Guest HOuse Barn full bath with stone tile and pedestal sink...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Newly renovated kitchen with Jenn Air stove with indoor grill and changeable griddle and gas burners + beautiful new white enamel Double French Sink...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully range of pots and pans, Lavazza cappacino and expresso machine, Cuisinart food processors, baking dishes...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                filtered water and ice dispencer...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                12...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Oven
              • Stove
              • Freezer
              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Pantry Items
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Geothermal cooling units in Living Room, Sunroom, MasterBedroom and 3rd flr Treehouse GB, and aircon units and ceiling fans in all bedrooms....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                hedged circular driveway offers multiple-car parking just in front of porch entry...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Large stone fireplace in Living Room with original farmhouse beams for mantel...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Master B has enamel finish 'Tree-Of- life' cast-iron gas stove...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Den has classic modern Finnish woodstove...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                designer cotton linens and towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                new energy efficient Jenn Air...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                new GE gas dryer...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Fitness Room / Equipment
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Guest HOuse Barn that can sleep 4-6 guests. Back up generator, New sunny Gym: computerized Elliptical machine and LIfecycle, exercise equipment, yoga mats, ; and Recreation Room with 50' Plasma TV, oriental rug, leather couches and large picture window facing southern apple orchard; Large spring-fed 50ft Swimming Pond behind barn...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    4 plasma TVs with cable, DVD, XBOX in Master B, Den, Gym/Recreation Room and 3rd floor GuestB Satellite TV...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    iPod dock in Living Room allows anyone to play their music throughout house large selection of CD's in Den...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Wide selection of movies and documentaries for adults and children...moreless

                  • Video Game Console:

                    xbox in den and basement recreation room...moreless

                  • Video Games
                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Game Room
                  • Television
                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • Toys
                  • Ping Pong Table

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    3 cordless phones on each level with answering machine; some cell-phone coverage depending on provider...moreless

                  • Computer Available:

                    New iMAC with wireless keyboard, colour printer, fax machine...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    full coverage for most cell phone services...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Cable modem and WIFI indoor and outdoor...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    wifi throughout the home...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    extended WIFI routers...moreless

                  • Macintosh Computer

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Crystal clear water, spring-fed swimming pond, newly landscaped and completely private, situated at the edge of the barn playing field....moreless

                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    500 sq child-friendly Trex decking has outdoor seating with 11 ft picnic table, Weber Gas Grill, Outdoor Speakers and is accessed from kitchen and LR with steps leading directly to stream and back playing fields...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Wide covered front porch has several seated areas overlooking 300 yr old maples, mountains and front lawn - perfect for summer reading and games....moreless

                  • Bicycles
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Balcony
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Tennis
                  • Ski & Snowboard
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    There is a newly landscaped large swimming pond ; a gentle stream below the back deck that fills a stone-lined small wading pool and several spring-fed streams throughout the property....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Beautiful year-round views of surrounding mountains from almost every room in the house and grounds...moreless

                  • Ski-Out:

                    private snow shoe and cross-country ski trails lead from back porch...moreless

                  • Ski-In:

                    private snow shoe and cross-country ski trails lead from back porch...moreless

                  • Rural

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                  • Golf
                  • Rafting
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Kayaking
                  • Skiing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Groceries
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Tennis
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Paragliding
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Churches
                  • Caves
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Pond
                  • Playground
                  • Synagogues
                  • Marina
                  • Forests
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Ruins
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Sledding
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Shopping
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Equestrian Events
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  SUMMER MAIN HOUSE
                  Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $650
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $4,500 $14,000

                  Changeover Day: Friday

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  $3,500 $12,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 2%

                  Notes:

                  Maid service available part time. Please contact us for more information.

                  Weekend rate is 100% payment prior to occupancy.50% non refundable deposit upon reservation

                  Weekly rate is 50% non refundable deposit upon reservation. Balance due 2 weeks prior to occupancy.

                  Monthly rate is 50% non refundable deposit upon reservation. Balance due 2 weeks prior to occupancy.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 07/27/2014
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                  Location

                  • Catamount Restaurant

                    "Great famijly dining spot by the Esopus Creek. Reasonable and has live music."

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                  • Bread Alone

                    "Fantastic bakery and breakfast and lunch spot. Best pastries in the area. They supply many o..."

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                  • Boiceville Pharmacy

                    "Has all t;he supplies and can fill prescriptions"

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                  • Sportman's Alamo Cantina

                    "Good food and fun place for all."

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                  • Bear Cafe

                    "This place should get 6 stars . Best dining in the area and very popular so make reservation..."

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                  • Sunfrost Farms

                    "WE love Frosty's for is its terrific juice bar and great organic produce. "

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                  • Woodstock Meats

                    "Very good butcher , family owned and super nice folks. They will take special orders in adva..."

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                  • Cucina

                    "Another fine dining experience. Casual elegant when you want a special village vibe."

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                  • Town Tinker Tube Rental

                  • Hunter Mountain

                    "Highest Mountain and most trails in the area. The premier ski mountain. "

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                  • Belleayre Ski Center

                    "Great snow and trails and never crowded. Only 15-20 mins from the house , practically ski in..."

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                  • Dutchess County Fairgrounds

                    "One of the best fairgrounds in upstate NY. always something fun going on from May-October"

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                  • Rhinecliff-Kingston Amtrak

                  • Bard College

                  • Gigi Trattoria

                  • Phoenicia Diner

                    "Great hip place, feels like Brooklyn in the catskills with good new diner food."

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                  • the tea shop of woodstock

                  • Bread Alone Woodstock

                  • Culinary Institute of America

                    "Worth the trip, Google it for a full description of this very special place."

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                  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

                  • Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

                    "Great take out and a local favorite. A nice alternative when you dont want to cook but want ..."

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                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  newburgh
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  rhinecliff
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I 87
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  pine hill lake
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Landmark Grill
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Belleayre
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  woodstock
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Emerson resort spa, Landmark Grill, Winchells BBQ

                  Car: Necessary

                  There is a wonderful YMCA camp up the road

                  And the Emerson Spa nearby for full pampering

                  Swimming and wading on the property ponds and streams.

                  We play Softball, Frisbee, Horseshoes, French Petanque, Croquet and many other games on both front and back playing fields.

                  Hiking to Ashokan reservoir views from back porch. Fly-fishing for Trout on nearby Esopus River.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: Cristina runs a design enterprise and Michael has a bespoke innovative tech company in NYC. We have a young son Henri, who spends his time outdoors in the streams, ponds, sand beach, and playset area on the property. He also has a huge play room with a 60' TV, play table, in the main house where he spends his indoor time. The farm is also used as an artist-in-residence site and offered to artists who have been affiliated with our various art boards. We would like to expand this program to include workshops by the artists for the community and for the local schools. By renting the farm we can realize some of these goals and can continue to explore other creative community-based projects.

                  Why the Owner Chose Woodstock:
                  Originally settled by the Reverend Samuels in 1825 as a large livestock farm, it is ideally situated on a flat ridge of the mountain with plenty of sunshine and several mountain streams which originate on the property and feed the Ashokan reservoir. It borders over 100 acres of protected watershed land and will forever remain pristine. Please check listed rates and updated calendar before contacting us and for accurate rental information.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                  Fantastic location. Only 90 miles from NYC from I87, the estate is at the epicenter of the Catskills and all the fun and adventure that the area has to offer. Terrific for families to gather for hiking, fishing, skiing, art viewing, and world class music festivals. It is surrounded by state parks that offer hundreds of acres of outdoor sports both on land and water. Close enough to NYC that we can enjoy relaxing here and commute to the city for work during vacation weeks.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Gracious Home: Summer Front Entrance shaded by 350 yr old Elm tree

                    Gracious Home: Summer Front Entrance shaded by 350 yr old Elm tree

                  • Swim pond, Barn Guest House, Main House

                    Swim pond, Barn Guest House, Main House

                  • Modern lounge chairs on stone patio by swim pond

                    Modern lounge chairs on stone patio by swim pond

                  • Sunday morning reading room.

                    Sunday morning reading room.

                  • Main entrance from covered porch

                    Main entrance from covered porch

                  • Master Bath with Double Sink console, Duo Bath, Tiled Glass Shower, Skylight

                    Master Bath with Double Sink console, Duo Bath, Tiled Glass Shower, Skylight

                  • TreeHouse 3rd floor GB with amazing views of farm garden & pond, King bed

                    TreeHouse 3rd floor GB with amazing views of farm garden & pond, King bed

                  • Spacious BoatHouse GB with Queen/Single Bunk and Unique Child's Boatbed

                    Spacious BoatHouse GB with Queen/Single Bunk and Unique Child's Boatbed

                  • Sunny picture window Gym/Rec Room:  600sq ft w 50' Plasma TV, secure Play Area

                    Sunny picture window Gym/Rec Room: 600sq ft w 50' Plasma TV, secure Play Area

                  • Deluxe Rainbow wooden playset

                    Deluxe Rainbow wooden playset

                  • Private summer concert from the barn

                    Private summer concert from the barn

                  • Birdseye view of the estate

                    Birdseye view of the estate

                  • Regatta races on the pristine swim pond.

                    Regatta races on the pristine swim pond.

                  • Large Living Room with Stone Fireplace, views of mountains and running streams

                    Large Living Room with Stone Fireplace, views of mountains and running streams

                  • Den with Woodburning Finnish Stove, iMAC, HD PlasmaTV,  DVD and game Library

                    Den with Woodburning Finnish Stove, iMAC, HD PlasmaTV, DVD and game Library

                  • Master Bedroom with antique Russian bed, Gas Stove, rushing stream below

                    Master Bedroom with antique Russian bed, Gas Stove, rushing stream below

                  • Sun / Breakfast Room with views of Barn and Swimming hole

                    Sun / Breakfast Room with views of Barn and Swimming hole

                  • Guest Bathroom 2 with Soaking Tub, Shower and Barn Orchard Views

                    Guest Bathroom 2 with Soaking Tub, Shower and Barn Orchard Views

                  • Sunny Kitchen leading to Sun/Breakfast Room and direct access to Deck

                    Sunny Kitchen leading to Sun/Breakfast Room and direct access to Deck

                  • Dining room that seats 12 leading to the Great Room.

                    Dining room that seats 12 leading to the Great Room.

                  • Barn guesthouse: Mbed + loft sleeping area overlooking pond Full kitchen , bath

                    Barn guesthouse: Mbed + loft sleeping area overlooking pond Full kitchen , bath

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                  Sleeps 8

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