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Updated, 1820's Farmhouse, 20 Minutes to Windham, Ski, Summer Vacations

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Rustic charm

Rustic charm Pool table or ping pong and sun-filled kitchen seating for 12 Spacious country kitchen Comfortable living room Snuggle up in front of the fire New king mattress; flatscreen TV Cozy bedroom Perfect for singles or a couple; pop-up trundle Cozy quilt in spacious master bedroom Convenient downstairs bedroom with trundle bed; full bath Laundry facilities Picture yourself in this queen bedded room Circular driveway with capacity for 7-8 cars. 3 picnic tables Curl up with a book on the front porch swing Winter in the Catskills Playhouse now welcomes little visitors

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Last updated: 02/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Durham farmhouse description

Completely updated, 1820's Farmhouse. Six bedrooms, 3 new bathrooms. First floor - large country kitchen (21'x15') with flatscreen TV, large dining room w/pool table, formal living room w/ fireplace and TV, mudroom, laundry/pantry, one bedroom and full bathroom. Second floor - 5 bedrooms, two full bathrooms. House completely rehabbed...all new electrical, heating system, plumbing, windows, paint. New kitchen and baths. Window a/c units. Refinished hardwood floors throughout house. Large covered front porch overlooking Catskill Mountains. Two acres of mostly fields and big lawn with fire pit, sitting/barbecue area at rear of house. Large driveway with parking for 6-8 vehicles. Drive to Windham Mountain (14 miles) Hunter Mt. (30 min) or Howe's Caverns (20 miles). Horseback riding, swimming & fishing - 1 mile away. Several 18 hole golf courses nearby. Mini-golf, batting cages, go-carts - 3 miles away. Zoom Flume water park minutes from house. Restaurants, antique shops, stores minutes away.


House Highlights: Fantastic house for family vacations. House is large enough for 2-3 families to share with plenty of private and common areas. House has been completely updated. All new mechanics and paint. Let kids explore fields and woods and cook out every night. Large farmhouse kitchen has been completely updated with all new appliances and new, large center eating island. All cooking utensils/pots/pans/dishes, etc. provided Large. sunny, eat-in area in kitchen seats at least 12 with flatscreen TV . Several farm stands within minutes.
Swim in the local swimming hole just up the road. There is plenty to do in the immediate vicinity of the house but the area is not crowded and not overridden with tourists. Nearby Fall activities include Corn Maze, Pumpkin Picking, Petting Zoo (5 min.), Apple Picking (20 min)

Area Highlights: Area is perfect for family vacations and reunions. Less than a mile to swimming or fishing in Catskill Creek (swimming hole). Horseback riding about 1 mile from house. Ski Windham- 14 miles away. Go-carts, mini golf, batting cages- about 3 miles away in East Durham. Several 18 hole golf courses within minutes of the house. Windham Mountain skiing and tubing just 14 miles away. Paintball, rock climbing, skateboard park at Windham Mountain Adventure Park all summer long. Howes Caverns and Iroquois Museum tourist area about 25 minutes away. Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame about 2 hours away, perfect for a day trip. Several antique shops just down the road in Oak Hill or drive into Catskill (20 minutes) or Hudson (30 minutes) for much wider variety of antiques and eclectic shopping. Numerous varied restaurants (diner, pizza, Italian, American, Irish pub, etc) within minutes of the house.

The house is perfect for large groups or multi-family vacations. You will be amazed at the amount of activities all within a SHORT drive of the house - Golf, swimming, skiing, fishing, horseback riding, museums, antique shops, auctions, dining, hiking, shopping, miniature golf, batting cages, go-carts. Or just relax under a shady tree and read a book All this within two and a half hours of NYC. Please e-mail or call for an information packet to be sent.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Guests must be 25 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or guardian....moreless

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

          • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

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          • All bedrooms are newly painted. Two large bedrooms, one with queen bed and other with two twins making a king (this one has flat screen TV); one smaller bedroom with queen and another with double bed; and two bedrooms with daybeds and pop-up trundles which can be used separately for singles or together for couples. Plenty of room for blow-up mattresses. All new mattresses and boxsprings (05/2009), mostly all new furniture. All bedrooms except one open to hallway or stairs. Kitchen has seating for 12 at table and 3 additional seats at large center island. Dining Room has pool table with ping-pong table attachment that can be used as a large dining table. Wireless Internet at house. 14 miles to Ski Windham....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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          • All bathrooms are completely new and updated. Two have combination shower/bath and the third has a shower....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • New Washer and Dryer are in pantry/laundry room off kitchen. No laundry soaps included. Paper towels, toilet paper and bath soaps included. All bath towels and bed linens included. Kitchen has flat screen TV. Convenience store/gas station about 2 miles away and full modern supermarket, drug store, liquor store, approximately 5 miles away for all other needs. 24 hour convenience store is about 4 miles from house. Covered front porch and rear barbecue area with charcoal grill and picnic tables. Outdoor fire ring also. House has been completely rehabbed- Spring, 2009. New heat, windows, plumbing, electric, hot water heater kitchen, appliances, bathrooms, driveway. House has been completely repainted. Hardwood floors throughout have been refinished....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Forests
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Mountain View

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Hunting
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Four window units...moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Parking
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Blender
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove

                          Outside

                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Barbecue
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Outdoor Grill
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Reunion Weekend

                            Reunion Weekend

                            • Guest Adam K.
                            • Date of stay 04/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/29/13
                            My friends and I just spent a fantastic weekend at The Farmhouse. We looked at maybe 20 houses online before coming upon this one, and our search was over! The house and easy-going owner, Perry, provide everything you need or need to know, from amenities at the house (ping pong, pool table, fire pit, lots of land for lawn games, comfortable sleeping arrangements, a DVD collection, plenty of parking, etc) to area attractions. Plus, it's very quiet, spacious and private - and we had 12 people! Once we picked up our groceries on Friday, we didn't leave the house the rest of the weekend! We wouldn't hesitate to go back!

                            Owner response: Thanks guys! I'm so glad you had fun. Please come again.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • A Wonderful Stay

                            A Wonderful Stay

                            • Guest Frances C.
                            • Date of stay 03/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/05/13
                            Our stay at this house was great. We were 4 couples looking for an annual weekend getaway. This house was perfect. It had plenty of room for us to sleep, cook and just " hang-out". The farmhouse was clean and fully equipped to make us feel right at home; extra towels, blankets, soap, etc. it had it all! The pool table, movies and games were an added plus! Perry ( the owner) was extremely caring, helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you for sharing your Farmhouse with us and allowing us to create another year of memories!

                            Owner response: Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you. Please come again.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • A Wonderful Stay!

                            A Wonderful Stay!

                            • Guest Frances C.
                            • Date of stay 03/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/04/13
                            We rented the Farmhouse for a couples' weekend. It was a perfect house. The house was spacious and decorated so nicely. We were 4 couples who needed a quiet getaway, in a place that could accommodate all of us.this house was perfect! The house was surprisingly equipped with everything,; plenty of towels, soap, blankets, etc. everything to make you feel at home! The pool table was great and there were plenty of games and movies to watch. Overall, everything was great and Perry ( the owner) was a pleasure to deal with. She was so caring and easy to work with..Thank you very much for sharing your Farmhouse with us!!

                            Owner response: Thanks for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you'll come again.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Fantastic house for family & groups

                            Fantastic house for family & groups

                            • Guest Jenn S.
                            • Date of stay 10/19/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/29/12
                            My family (11 people) rented this house for a reunion weekend, and it was just wonderful. Fantastic communal kitchen and large table gave us time together, and the living room was so cozy with the couches, fireplace, and TV. The location was beautiful, and gave us easy access to hikes in the area. The beds were comfy and we all slept well. Can't think of anything that would have made this a better weekend -- thanks for sharing your home, we would definitely return!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Thanks to your family. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you can visit again soon.

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                          • Perfect

                            Perfect

                            • Guest Penelope M. (Concord, New Hampshire)
                            • Date of stay 02/24/12
                            • Review Submitted 02/29/12
                            Fantastic and comfortable place for a large group to stay. Plenty of bedrooms, plenty of seating in the living and dining rooms, plenty of bathrooms, towels, linen, soap, etc. We felt well cared for. Lovely decorating in all of the rooms. Feels like a country inn! We are already looking forward to our next visit. Thanks so much for a great weekend!

                            Owner response: So glad you had a great time. Come back soon!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • New Year's 2012

                            New Year's 2012

                            • Guest Tara D. (Brooklyn, NY)
                            • Date of stay 12/30/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/09/12
                            I was at the farmhouse for 3 night with 11 other people and had a blast! The house is gorgeous, spacious, and exceptionally clean. The master bedroom is HUGE and the bed is very comfortable. The kitchen became our main hang out spot as the gigantic island allowed for socializing while we took turns cooking. There wasn't a single thing missing, Perry thought of it all (down to extra trash bags and toiletries). If you climb the hill in back of the house, you're greeted with a beautiful view of a valley. I look forward to coming back to this cozy getaway, we all felt right at home!

                            Owner response: Happy New Year! I'm so glad you had fun. Come back and stay with us again soon.

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                          • Wonderful house

                            Wonderful house

                            • Guest Elana B. (Brooklyn, NY)
                            • Date of stay 08/22/11
                            • Review Submitted 12/22/11
                            Our family stayed in this beautiful farmhouse for about a week in late August, 2011. We had a great time there! Perry thought of everything to make our stay special and comfortable. The house is spacious and the rooms are beautifully set up, with lovely accents and bedding. We were a family of four (two kids 6 and 4 years old), and it was a much bigger space than we needed, but it was so much fun for our city kids to have lots of space to explore and spread out their toys and play. We were actually there during Hurricane Irene, and Perry was very helpful and solicitous throughout. We lost power and water for a day - so it could have been a negative experience. But it wasn't at all. Perry was so great, helping us trouble shoot any problems, and offering us an extra day or two to stay at no extra charge to make up for how our stay was affected by the storm. There is lots to do in the surrounding area. Our kids enjoyed the house, eating on the picnic table out back, the nearby ice cream shop. We enjoyed playing pool after they had gone to sleep, reading the many books left throughout the house and watching some of the videos that Perry keeps for guests. This is a GREAT house with wonderful, gracious hosts. We look forward to returning!

                            Owner response: Thank you Elana and Neil. We're so glad you weathered the storm and were so gracious about living without power for a day. It might have been even worse in Brooklyn! Come back again soon.

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                          • What a gem!

                            What a gem!

                            • Guest Kristin S.
                            • Date of stay 08/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/07/11
                            We had 3 families stay at the Durham farmhouse in August. The house is absolutely perfect for large groups with plenty of space for everyone. A 5 minute drive to a terrific swimming hole, horseback riding, zoom flume waterpark, go carts, and great ice cream! The owners have really thought of everything to make it a home away from home and were so gracious and helpful with planning our trip. We look forward to next year's visit!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: It was a pleasure having you as our guests. We hope you'll come again next year!

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                          • Weekend at the Farmhouse

                            Weekend at the Farmhouse

                            • Guest Brenda S.
                            • Date of stay 08/12/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/17/11
                            My family of 8 adults and 7 kids stayed here for a long weekend to celebrate my parents' 40th anniversary and we were very comfortable. Everything we could have possibly needed was at the house. We enjoyed sitting by the fire pit each night, grilling out and tossing the football in the large back yard. The pool table/ping pong table was a great addition for the adults and children! The Catskill Creek was a short drive and great place to swim and fish. We also spent a fun day at the Zoom Flume which was about 10 minutes away. The owner was very helpful, professional and accommodating. We all highly recommend this house as a great summer get away!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Excellent Retreat for Families

                            Excellent Retreat for Families

                            • Guest Karen (Brooklyn, NY)
                            • Date of stay 12/30/10
                            • Review Submitted 01/07/11
                            My extended family stayed at the 1820's Farmhouse over New Year's weekend and had a lovely time. The house is so cozy and inviting while at the same time big enough so we did not feel crowded. The owners have great taste and thought of basically everything to make our stay comfortable. Windham mountain is approximately 20 minutes away and the drive there is spectacular! There is a working farm just down the road that offer's horseback riding during the warmer months but they were happy to let us look around with the younger children. The kids loved it. i would definitely recommended this home to friends.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Passover/Easter
                          Apr 12 - Apr 21, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $300
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,500
                          Memorial Day
                          May 23 - May 26, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $300
                          $1,500
                          Early Summer
                          May 29 - Jun 16, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $300
                          $1,000

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $150
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Ski weekends from $1000, Weekly from $1200. Flexible regarding arrival/departure days.

                          Very flexible regarding arrival/departure dates and days. Minimum age requirement.


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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2010

                          About the owner: Perry and Ernie Smith live in Plantation, FL and spend the summers in beautiful Greene County, Great Northern Catskills.


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                          Speaks: english, french

                           

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                          • Rustic charm

                            Rustic charm

                          • Spacious country kitchen

                            Spacious country kitchen

                          • Snuggle up in front of the fire

                            Snuggle up in front of the fire

                          • Cozy bedroom

                            Cozy bedroom

                          • Cozy quilt in spacious master bedroom

                            Cozy quilt in spacious master bedroom

                          • Laundry facilities

                            Laundry facilities

                          • Circular driveway with capacity for 7-8 cars. 3 picnic tables

                            Circular driveway with capacity for 7-8 cars. 3 picnic tables

                          • Winter in the Catskills

                            Winter in the Catskills

                          • Pool table or ping pong and sun-filled kitchen seating for 12

                            Pool table or ping pong and sun-filled kitchen seating for 12

                          • Comfortable living room

                            Comfortable living room

                          • New king mattress; flatscreen TV

                            New king mattress; flatscreen TV

                          • Perfect for singles or a couple; pop-up trundle

                            Perfect for singles or a couple; pop-up trundle

                          • Convenient downstairs bedroom with trundle bed; full bath

                            Convenient downstairs bedroom with trundle bed; full bath

                          • Picture yourself in this queen bedded room

                            Picture yourself in this queen bedded room

                          • Curl up with a book on the front porch swing

                            Curl up with a book on the front porch swing

                          • Playhouse now welcomes little visitors

                            Playhouse now welcomes little visitors

                          $150 - $300 per night (USD)
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                          6 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 02/18/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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