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Beautifully Restored Home, Family-Friendly, Mountain Views, Pool, Skiing

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Fenced in yard with a heated, fenced in saline pool w/ electric cover.

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Last updated: 07/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Phoenicia house description

PHOENICIA was recently FEATURED in TRAVEL & LEISURE'S 25 EASY WEEKEND GETAWAYS issue of May 2013!! Come see what the talk is all about.

Experience the best of PHOENICIA, in the CATSKILL MOUNTAINS near WOODSTOCK, while staying at our impeccably-maintained, 2400 sq. foot Dutch Colonial home. Expertly renovated and an LEED certified 'GREEN' home in the heart of CATSKILL MOUNTAINS in Phoenicia, NY (Budget Magazine's 'Top Ten Coolest Small Towns). Experience seclusion and quiet in a breath-taking natural environment. Soak up the fresh mountain air, while still being steps from lively Main Street and the famous Esopus Creek (FISHING, TUBING, SWIMMING).

The house includes a lusciously landscaped, fenced in yard, saline in-ground POOL, MOUNTAIN VIEWS (property backs up on State Preserve and hiking trails), gas grill, and adult tree house. Fifteen minutes to SKIING at BELLARYE and HUNTER mountains. After a full day of skiing, store equipment in the mudroom and dry clothes in the Energy-Efficient dryer.

Enjoy the qualities and eye-pleasing aesthetic of a VINTAGE HOME (French Doors, chestnut woodwork, pine floors, hardware details) with LUXURIOUS, MODERN UPDATES (renovated spa-like bathrooms with subway tile and a rain shower, central A/C, radiant heating in bathroom, master suite walk-in closet, top of the line European heating system with controls in each room, electric pool cover). Use the sunny, fully stocked kitchen for cooking up local farm bounty. Large, fenced in back yard includes in-ground saline pool, whimsical tree house with spiral stair case (adult sized kids fit too), kid sized country cabin, fruit orchard and a spectacular view of the mountains (MT. TREMPER especially). House is next to town park/State Land with hiking trails in the Catskills. Entertain in the big dining room on the Danish Modern table (seats up to 10) or in the vintage, pine GAME ROOM (poker table, bar, guitar). Read a book in the quiet nook of a well-stocked LIBRARY. Property includes a two car garage with room for five more vehicles in the state-of-the-art weather resistant gravel driveway. Though no need to drive as the Trailways bus stop (2 ½ hours from Port Authority) is three blocks from the house with direct routes to New York City.

Walk to town (steps away) and enjoy local restaurants, bars, art galleries, supermarket, local stores, and the famous Mystery Shop thrift store. First floor guest wing includes a separate exterior entrance on paved, level ground, comfortable twin bed, desk and a half bath. Perfect for use as a writers retreat or as nanny/mother or father-in-law quarters.

AMENITIES include in-ground, heated saline pool with electric cover (open May-Nov. 1st), TV/DVD, iPod sound system, HE washer/dryer, dishwasher, outdoor gas grill, dishwasher, microwave, fully equipped kitchen with oven and 4 top gas stove, linens/towels, radiant heating in master bedroom suite, basic cable, Wi-Fi, library, central A/C, covered parking.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Singles
          • Groups
          • Events Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet

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          • Master bathroom has radiant heating. Each bathroom includes low-flush, energy efficient commodes, and top-line radiators with separate controls for heat....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Adult tree house

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • MP3 Dock
              • DVR
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Game Room
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Waterfalls
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Festivals

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • River
              • Mountain:

                Located in mountain village near shops, restaurants, hiking trails, river, and ski slopes...moreless

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountaineering
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Water Tubing
              • Ski Privileges Optional

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Telephone
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Safe

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Gourmet Kitchen
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Yard
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Fully Fenced Property
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Barbecue
                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Heated Pool
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 10 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Peak Season
                      Jun 20 - Sep 8, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $350 $425
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,200 $6,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $300 $375
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,850
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Cleaning fee $125
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Open to long-term ski season rental. Inquire about last minute discounts. Holiday weekends (MLK, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, require three night minimum and higher rates apply ($500/night). Please inquire with owner.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 07/16/2014
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                      Location

                      59 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Stewart International
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Rhinebeck
                      22 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I-87
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Sportsmans Lodge, Tavern 214
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Belleayre, Hunter Mountain
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Onteora Club
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Brio's , Tavern 214

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Walk to local restaurants and bars on Phoenicia's famous Main St., or drive 12 minutes to downtown Woodstock. Be on the slopes of Bellayre and Hunter mountain in 15 minutes. Go tubing in the Esopus Creek, across the street. Hike the Tanback Trail, directly behind the property.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: Christian Smythe & Swanna MacNair: We primarily live in the West Village, Manhattan, but recently purchased our dream home in the Catskills. Born in New Jersey, Christian grew up hiking, biking camping and exploring the Catskill mountains and always dreamed of a home there. Swanna hails from New Orleans & the Mississippi Gulf, but spent over a decade in Southern California. Both Christian and Swanna share a love of books and both work in Publishing. Hence the well-stocked library! We were thrilled to make our union official, and got 'hitched' May 2013 in New Orleans. After all the excitement of a true, New Orleans style wedding, complete with a 'Second Line' brass band parade through the streets of the French Quarter, followed by an incredible honeymoon on Italy's Amalfi Coast, returning to 'reality' was so much easier knowing we had the house in Phoenicia to enjoy. We hope you, our guests, enjoy the beautiful hamlet of Phoenicia and our loving home just as much as we do!

                      Why the Owner Chose Phoenicia:
                      A self-described 'beach girl,' Swanna had admittedly not spent much time in the area. While visiting a friend in High Falls, Christian decided to show Swanna his favorite town in the Catskills-Phoenicia. She immediately connected to the town. The beauty of the mountains, the kind people, the pizza at Brio's...what's not to love! Long story short, upon returning to the city, Swanna started looking at properties online. She found this house and knew it was 'the one.' We looked houses in town, but none compared to Saint Ursula Place. The best part about the house is the previous owner is a well-knewn luxury contractor. He put a tremendous amount of love and care into the house. We were impressed by all the modern upgrades, yet careful restoration of the might Colonial. The saline pool sure didn't hurt either. We love spending time with family and friends in our home.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      No car needed! Walk to town, yet still enjoy the seclusion and beauty of the mountains and nature inside at the house. Great for large families and young children.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Fenced in yard with a heated, fenced in saline pool w/ electric cover.

                        Fenced in yard with a heated, fenced in saline pool w/ electric cover.

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                      • Heated saline pool makes swimming in fall fun and warm!

                        Heated saline pool makes swimming in fall fun and warm!

                      • Front of the house. Fenced in privacy yard around the perimeter.

                        Front of the house. Fenced in privacy yard around the perimeter.

                      • Full country kitchen with breakfast bar.

                        Full country kitchen with breakfast bar.

                      • The living room with brand new furniture and TV/DVD

                        The living room with brand new furniture and TV/DVD

                      • Living room to dining room

                        Living room to dining room

                      • The game room

                        The game room

                      • Big guest bedroom with queen bed and lots of light.

                        Big guest bedroom with queen bed and lots of light.

                      • Madri Gras room with New Orleans colors and art. Full size bed.

                        Madri Gras room with New Orleans colors and art. Full size bed.

                      • Master bathroom with rainfall shower head

                        Master bathroom with rainfall shower head

                      • Esopus Creek/downtown Phoenicia. Walking distance from the house.

                        Esopus Creek/downtown Phoenicia. Walking distance from the house.

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                      • The house and yard covered in snow!

                        The house and yard covered in snow!

                      • Tree house (for adults and kids!), swing and kid-sized cabin.

                        Tree house (for adults and kids!), swing and kid-sized cabin.

                      • Breakfast nook with mountain views.

                        Breakfast nook with mountain views.

                      • The dining room with mid-century table and chairs

                        The dining room with mid-century table and chairs

                      • Master bedroom with walk-in closet, private bathroom with radiant heat floor.

                        Master bedroom with walk-in closet, private bathroom with radiant heat floor.

                      • Jr. Suite on first floor with private half bath.

                        Jr. Suite on first floor with private half bath.

                      • Master bathroom with two sinks, subway tile, rain shower & radiant heat.

                        Master bathroom with two sinks, subway tile, rain shower & radiant heat.

                      • Classic, full guest bathroom with intricate tile work and low-flush commode.

                        Classic, full guest bathroom with intricate tile work and low-flush commode.

                      • Walk to famous Brio's Pizzeria for the best pizza. Dog friendly!

                        Walk to famous Brio's Pizzeria for the best pizza. Dog friendly!

                      $300 - $425 per night (USD)
                      10

                      4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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