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Stunning Designer Estate: 4BR, Swim Pond, 100 Acres + 2 BR Barn Gh

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

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Our spacious designer 4500 sq ft. vacation home has 4 bedrooms , 3 baths is full of light and is on a park-like estate with mature trees, streams, and a landscaped swim pond stocked with trout. It is surrounded by 100 acres of protected land.

There is also a BARN guest house with 2 BR 1 Bath and full kitchen and open living/TV area, spectacular views of the pond from floor to ceiling windows. Barn is available for rent ONLY with the Main Hse 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:1 Master BR w king bed and 3 Guest Rms with Queen beds (one guest room has queen and 2 bunk beds = 3)
We also have a crib and child mattress.

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.
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

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    minimum rentors age 30 yrs old...moreless

  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    absolutely no smoking indoors...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • 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

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master : 1 queen

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

  • private guest room 3 top floor: 1 queen

    queen antique russian bed frame + crib...moreless

  • guest room 2: 1 queen

    Ralph Lauren queen bed and high quality mattress...moreless

  • Guest Room 1: : 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 bunk bed

    queen bed w tempurpedic mattress + bunk bed...moreless

  • All bedrooms have efficient water heat/cool units and radiant heating and lots of windows and light. They are all furnished with designer and antique furniture and tvs or dvd players. The bunk bed room is ideal for parents w kids or older children and has a children's sercurity gate. It is adjacent to the master bedroom....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

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

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

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

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    xbox in den and basement recreation room...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

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

  • River
  • Rural
  • Ski-In:

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

  • Ski-Out:

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

  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • 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

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Cable modem and WIFI indoor and outdoor...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    new GE gas dryer...moreless

  • Computer Available:

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

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi throughout the home...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    designer cotton linens and towels...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone:

    full coverage for most cell phone services...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Security System
  • Telephone:

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

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    new energy efficient Jenn Air...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    extended WIFI routers...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

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

  • Wood Stove:

    Den has classic modern Finnish woodstove...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    filtered water and ice dispencer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • 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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$550
$4,500 $14,000
Winter
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$500 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,000 $16,000

Changeover Day: Friday


Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Barn rental $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • fee $45
  • Cleaning and Set up Fee $300
  • Tax Rate 4%

Notes:

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

Weekend rate is 100% payment prior to occupancy. 50% deposit upon reservation. 30 cancellation policy. 60 days for summer

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

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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Birdseye view of the estate

    Birdseye view of the estate

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

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

  • 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.

  • Master Bedroom with king bed , Gas Stove, rushing stream below

    Master Bedroom with king 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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