Pepacton Waters Getaway-Spectacular Views-Adjoins NY Reservoir
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Andes house description
Sheltered below a stand of spruce, lookout upon the pond and mountains--no buildings are visible, cathedral ceiling, wood stove. Covered deck with charcoal grill & deck furniture, trails run through tiered property of meadows and woods, fruit & nut trees & hundreds of plantings supporting abundant wildlife. Bench under trees next to pond, 2 streams, adjoins thousands of acres of 20 mile long Pepacton Reservoir, which is now open for kayaking, canoeing and sailboats with removable center boards—see the DEP website for reservoir rules and info. I have a rowboat on the reservoir available to you for fishing. Bike or walk along the quiet roads, lookout upon the mountains of the forever wild Catskill Park, only minutes from the delightful Village of Andes with shops, restaurants and galleries. There are two golf courses in the area. Take a day trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown
Canoes, kayaks and bicycles can be rented from shops in the area.
Take great hikes starting at the front door or throughout the Catskill Park which offers trails of varying degrees of difficulty. The quiet winding road that runs below my properties is a favorite for bicyclists--it is 14 miles from my house to the end of the road in Downsville and you will only pass 7 homes along the way. Have a large group? Rent both of my homes (12 maximum)--see my other listing on this site 296156. ((MY HOMES ARE NOT WELL SUITED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN—THE HOMES ARE NOT CHILDPROOF IN ANY WAY.
My other house (a cabin) is the nearest dwelling--a hundred yards away up the hill and hidden behind the embankment of spruce trees. Use of my rowboat IS shared by both rentals. I keep the oars, life jackets and anchor in the shed behind the house but they may be at the cabin.
5 ski resorts in the area as well a snow tubing. For winter hiking bring snowshoes & crampons for the high peak Catskill trails. Several rivers offer good kayaking and canoeing as well as the Pepacton and Cannonsville Reservoirs, while the Beaverkill is a world class fly fishing stream. The recent state record holder for brown trout was caught in the waters below the house. Perhaps you may just curl up by the fire with a book and beverage of choice. In summer sit on the deck and watch fireflies dance under a star studded sky. I hope you find this a comfortable mountain retreat to recharge & reconnect.
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
stovetop and oven, refrigerator, also includes Quisinart convection oven/toaster/broiler, food processor, microwave, blender, full set of non-stick steel pots and pans, coffe maker and coffee grinder...moreless
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Stove:
- Linens Provided
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Fitness Center
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Scenic Drives
- train rides, tubing down the esopus, swimming & canoeing at Little Pond--which has life guards and a sand beach--Big Pond, Alder Lake and the pool in the Village of Andes as well as tennis courts. Petting zoo in Walton. Major league A ball in Oneonta which also has many movie theaters. Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown as well as the Farmers Museum. Woodstock Museum and performance space at the site of the original Woodstock Festival in Bethel NY. ...moreless
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Wish It Were Mine
Wish It Were Mine
I love this area of the Catskills. The property is beautiful and the house is adequate for a small family. Everything is provided, except a few extra towels would be nice! The owner was very accommodating and it was a pleasure to meet him. If you do not like the outdoors then go to a resort. This is a great, quiet getaway and I will be returning again. Not many restaurants in the area but for a week it is enough. Reservoir just a short distance away so fishing is great. Lots of woods to investigate although the warning of bears all around did put me off a bit.
- Guest loe (Keyport, NJ)
- Date of stay 08/01/07
- Review Submitted 12/19/07
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
We had an amazing week: beautiful house, great location, total relaxation and privacy. Definitely planning to return!
- Guest Greg (Philadelphia, PA)
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 08/30/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Great getaway for outdoor lovers
Great getaway for outdoor lovers
Spent a great weekend at Michael's property! We love to cook and explore nature and were able to enjoy doing both here. The property has beautiful views from the cozy front porch and we especially liked the ability to walk out the front door with our dog and have an easy hike down to a lovely stream. Although big rambunctious dogs may not be the best fit for this house due to some of the more fragile furnishings, mellow ones would love it. We didn't make it onto the reservoir in Michael's boat but we can recommend hiking around Andes Lake for a day trip.
- Guest Phoebe V. (Brooklyn NY)
- Date of stay 05/29/10
- Review Submitted 06/09/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
R&R in the Catskills
R&R in the Catskills
We had a fabulous week in this gorgeous house in a gorgeous setting. The entire area is a wonderful get-away with many activities available, or a perfect setting to just sit and unwind. We were two adults, a dog, and an 8-year-old. The 8-year-old was thrilled exploring the creek, playing in the yard, and wandering through the meadows; the dog was happy sniffing out rabbits and playing with the neighbor’s dog from down the road; the adults were happy hiking through the woods and sitting on the front porch enjoying the spectacular view. We found great swimming (for both dogs and humans) in a beautiful setting up the road and had a lovely meal in town one evening. The owner was wonderfully accommodating and full of information. The house is loaded with a fascinating collection of artifacts from nature. Children who are able to enjoy an item without touching it would do wonderfully here. High-energy dogs could pose a problem. We’ve recommended it to many friends and hope to get back there again.
- Guest Silo's family (Philadelphia, PA)
- Date of stay 08/24/08
- Review Submitted 09/23/08
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Tranquility and Contentment
Tranquility and Contentment
This is the most beautiful house and property that I have ever visited. So cozy and separated from all the stresses that plague our lives on a daily basis. My husband and I had been run ragged since the snow melted this year to get our home ready for our wedding in August. We desperately needed a place to wind down and reconnect to the earth and ourselves. As soon as we pulled into the driveway, the house was so quaint and beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes. I could just feel the tension seep out of my muscles and mind. We spent the next 7 days exploring the property, which is also a small wildlife sanctuary. The pond, creeks, mountains, freshly mowed paths, birds, deer, rabbits, and even the amazing dogs from up the road made this home away from home the perfect destination for us to start our new life. The home itself is a quiet beauty. The space inside is very appealing and comfortable. Our time there couldn't have been more enjoyable, I recommend this peaceful place to anyone who enjoys nature and to all that connects us to this beautiful planet. Michael is a very sweet and intriguing person, you can see and feel that he put his very soul into creating this place. He is accommodating and available should you have any problems or questions. I couldn't be more grateful to him for sharing his little piece of heaven with us. Thank you so very much, I will never forget the magic of this place.
- Guest Jennifire (New York)
- Date of stay 08/10/08
- Review Submitted 09/19/08
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Nov 01,2011-May 20, 2012 .. $250/nt .. $500/wknd .. $175/additional nt .. $ 900/wk May 21-Oct 31, 2012 .. $250/nt .. $500/wknd .. $175/additional nt .. $925/wk Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years 4 night minimum $900., week $1150. other holidays 3 night minimum $725.
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View of the House from the Pond
main room from hall
Main Room towards stove
walk to the reservoir below the house (now open for kayking & canoeing)
lower stream in winter
summer view from deck (zoom)
View from Property
main room from near wood stove
main room towards front of house
home from front yard
small stream near pond
path from backyard to upper shed
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