Everyday Feels Like a Holiday in This Vacation House
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our 2 story A frame plus addition home was built in 1967 and renovated in 2006 but it stills has some of its 1960’s grooviness(Is that a word). The property is perched on a hilltop with 180 degree views of the meadows &, meandering brook below and the nearby hills that escalate into the sweeping Catskill mountains.160 acres of land previously part of the compound but now donated as forever wild, you won’t want to leave the grounds and your well behaved pet certainly won’t. Fully-equipped open kitchen with dining area(seats 8),pool table, 2Bose Ipod stereos, jacuzzi,50'Plasma, etc.etc
Onsite you will enjoy the expansive deck with its 6 person built in Jacuzzi hot tub and a nearly new oversized Weber gas grill. An outside dining table carved out of bluestone as well as swinging couches, rocking chairs and Adirondack chairs with foot rests complete the picture. We also have a toddler swing in a nearby tree as well as a relaxing hammock.
CATSKILL OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
HIKING - Discover the majestic Catskill Mountains on foot as you learn about the wildlife and the forest around us. Natural history and legends of this territory.
NATURE HIKES - Easy to moderate hikes ranging form 1-8 miles and 2-5 hours.
FIRE TOWER AND VISTA HIKES - Moderate to strenuous hikes ranging from 4-8 miles and 3-6 hours.
ADVENTURE HIKES - STRENUOUS - Hikes ranging from 6-12 miles and 3-8 hours.
NIGHT HIKES - Frolic under the star filled skies as we hike over easy terrain experiencing nature nocturnal style.
SNOWSHOEING - Shake off that cabin fever which winter normally brings. Trek along the winter wonderland on a set of snowshoes while experiencing the forest with its winter blanket.
CAMPING - Come on an adventure that you will tell grandchildren. Camp out in the wilderness. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets, hiking, fishing, bird watching, or other activities.
BACKPACKING - Enjoy a journey on foot through the forest while camping along the way.
FISHING - The Catskill
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center(8 minutes)
Wyndham Ski Resort(25 Minutes)
Ski Plattekill(22 minutes)
Hunter Ski Resort (25 minutes)
Frost Valley Cross Country Skiing
Baseball Hall of Fame 1.5 hrs
Delhi College Golf Course
Shepherd Hills Golf Course
Pakatakan Hiking Trail
Little Pond State Park
Delaware River East Branch
Delaware and Ulster Rail Ride
Keywords: Secluded with hot tub
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
- Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- CD Player
- Pool Table
- Computer Available
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
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Awesome , awesome, awesome. This home and the area were more than a welcome change from my time spent studying in NYC. The Fall time was breathtaking and the stars and sky where better than the Outback. We saw shooting stars and meteor showers while sitting in the jacuzzi with the mountains illuminated in the background. The home was so much nicer than in the pictures and the bedding was incredibly comfortable with down pillows and comforters in every room. The home has a very uplifting zen-like appeal that made our group be able to kick back and relax immediately. The owner was very helpful in giving us suggestions on where to eat and where to get fresh seafood. The Peekamoose was our favorite restaurant suggestion and the Main Black bear does have the freshest seafood -who knew the Catskills would have that. I had such a wonderful time in 08 that I have booked two more weeks this year one for Spring and one for the Summer too. I hope to keep my old memories and form new ones . I can't wait! Highly recommend.
- Guest Sheila from Down Under
- Date of stay 10/15/08
- Review Submitted 04/04/09
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Renting to and from strangers is a two way street and we hope that our home gets the same treatment as our guests. You never know what a positive experience may bring. Many of the relationships we have formed from renting has blossomed into more than just a weekend stay at our place. The Sheila from down under went on to rent one of my apartments in NYC for an entire year and we knew from our previous experiences she would be a great renter. Thank you for your kind words
Wonderfull stay in this cosy house!
Wonderfull stay in this cosy house!
My friends and I (10 people total) spent the weekend in this lovely house and had a great time. It is very cosy & we spent a good amount of time on the amazingly comfortable sofas, in front of the fireplace, enjoying the light coming through the windows. The view is very nice, especially in this season and being on the deck in the jacuzzi is a very nice. The kitchen is well equipped, as well as the bathrooms and the bedrooms. All was perfectly clean when we arrived. The instructions provided to reach the house were very clear and the owner also added some nice 'to-do' in the region. Leaving on the sunday, we were already thinking about the next time we will be able to stay in this house. We recommend it 100% not only to groups of friends like ours but also to any family that wishes to visit the region while having a nice and cosy time. So it is very true, the weekend felt like a holiday in this vacation house !!
- Guest Emmanuelle F.
- Date of stay 10/26/12
- Review Submitted 11/07/12
This past June our boys graduated high school. Time to celebrate! What better way then a weekend away (just the mom's) in the beautiful Catskills! We searched and found the perfect house! This place had everything we needed for our celebration. We sat on the porch at night, breathing fresh fall air and marveled at hundreds of sparkling stars. We walked for miles up country roads, never seeing a car and thought of a time when life was so much simpler. We spent the night around an amazing fireplace, drinking wine and sharing stories of our boys and their high school antics. We hooked up an Ipod and danced the night away!! Thank you Todd, your home was everything you promised. You are a fantastic host and after all of our endless questions, your patience and helpfulness was greatly appreciated. Great tip to shop for groceries before we arrived. You really are in Gods Country! The "mom's" give it 5 thumbs up!! This is a great place for friends or families!!
- Guest Lora E.
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 10/09/12
This A-frame was the perfect home base for a weekend of hiking, swimming, grillin' & chillin'. The place was clean, comfortable, and has character to boot. Recommended.
- Guest Andrew
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 06/04/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Perfect weekend in the hills.
Perfect weekend in the hills.
My fiance and I spent the weekend here with a few other "couples" friends. The place was great and Todd was super helpful in answering any questions we had and made the whole process very pleasant and easy. Sitting in the hot tub listening to the sound of the frogs and the stream across the street was a very pleasant change to the traffic/police sirens/blaring reggaeton i am used to in Brooklyn. The place was kept up very nice and the land it sits on is quite beautiful. Perfect peaceful getaway. There are lots of great hikes/walks in the area. We will definitely come back to Todds place when the city becomes too much and we need another weekend in the woods.. which by my calculations should be pretty soon. Thanks again Todd for everything!
- Guest Irsten H.
- Date of stay 03/23/12
- Review Submitted 04/24/12
Owner response: Im in Asia on business for the next 3 months and your review really makes me miss my Vacation home. I do love the peace and tranquility. And more and more I am missing the clean fresh air and the poland springs quality drinking water from our tap and showers. I can't complain , Im living on a beautiful Island with amazing beaches but it is quickly being polluted . I hope we as a people figure out how to stop using fossil fuels and save our resources. Sorry , I miss my Catskill home It is a special place to me. Im happy that you and your group get to appreciate it like I do. Best Todd
This house was a perfect setting for a girls weekend. The light in the living room is amazing! Its really perfectly designed for a comfortable weekend for a medium-sized group. There were 9 of us and plenty of sleeping space and plenty of lounging space. Saturday was beautiful and we spent the day on the deck. We ate breakfast on the deck, sat with our feet in the hot tub and played Catch Phrase, and then took naps on the deck. We grilled dinner on the really easy to use gas grill, and then half of us sat inside by the fire on the cozy couches while the other half of us sat in the hot tub under the stars! Perfect! Sunday was overcast, but the morning light in the living room was still bright and beautiful. The beds were cozy and it was really nice to have ipod docks/sound systems to listen to music in the background. We all wished we could've stayed an entire week! Oh - and the owner is really great to work with. Gives really helpful directions to the house and is really responsive to any questions. Thanks for a nice weekend Todd!
- Guest Becca P.
- Date of stay 04/13/12
- Review Submitted 04/18/12
Owner response: HI Becca, Thank you for your stay. I didn't realize you came all the way from Seattle. I take every stay personally and when I get a thoughtful review like yours it really makes me feel good. We never really know who we are renting to and in some cases we get some real unpleasant people ( Read- smokers and dramas stay away from my house). You and your lovely friends are welcome to return anytime and we now allow 2nd time perfect renters to stay without a damage deposit. Thanks again Todd
Great weekend getaway
Great weekend getaway
Todd was very responsive and accommodating throughout the whole process. The house is huge and has all the amenities you'd need - just make sure to bring food! The beds/sofa are big and comfortable, and if you are looking for a relaxing weekend, the pool table/tv/hottub/grill, etc will keep you entertained and busy that you don't really need to leave the house. LOVED the huge deck and the view.
- Guest Weishi L.
- Date of stay 03/30/12
- Review Submitted 04/04/12
Owner response: Thanks Weishi for your stay.
Perfect house, perfect weekend getaway!
Perfect house, perfect weekend getaway!
We had a girls' weekend at Todd's lovely home in Jan. 2012 and the house had everything we could ask for: hot tub, pool table, direct TV, clean, comfortable, stocked with all the necessities and then some. Some of the girls never left the house all weekend, others went hiking or skiing which is less than 10 minutes away. Even with 10 of us it still felt quite spacious; the layout allows you to hang out in different areas and do your own thing. The house is situated on top of a hill with expansive views, it is very quiet in the surrounding area. Personally I thought it was a terrific value; this is a very nice mountain cabin, not a luxury hotel, as some of the other reviewers seem to be expecting. Everything was very clean and everything worked. When we had some confusion in the beginning Todd was very helpful despite being halfway around the world at the time; he clearly takes pride in his property and highlighting the local area. We would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a getaway in the Catskills.
- Guest Elaine K.
- Date of stay 01/13/12
- Review Submitted 03/06/12
Would Not Rent Again
Would Not Rent Again
This house is not what I expected at all. The photos make the house look amazing when in actuality, the house is smaller than it appears and is quite dirty. There are stains on the sofas and carpets (in almost every room), not to mention raggedy filthy carpet in one of the bathrooms!! The "chef's kitchen" is a joke. The oven looks older than the house and there is barely any counter space to do preparations. Also, the pool table was missing some pool balls. Luckily, our group was easy going and made the best out of the weekend, but I would not rent this house again. I'd be much happier in a cleaner house. Finally, the owner tried to claim we had stolen 4 towels when all the guest brought their own towels (and linens). Just unbelievable.
- Guest Leticia M.
- Date of stay 02/24/12
- Review Submitted 03/04/12
Owner response: Leticia emailed me that she had a great time and the house was fantastic. It wasn't until I informed her that she had left the house a mess and violated our no smoking in the house policy and removed 4 of our towels that these comments suddenly appeared. Despite all the damage that her party did to our house I left it up to her to tell me what she thought was the fair thing to do with the damage dep. She asked for it all back. I happily agreed but would never rent to her group of misfits again. And this review is the thanks I get, go figure. Not cool Leticia
Upon arrival we all collectively agreed that the pictures don't even do it justice... the place was great, everything was, instant coziness, and it couldn't have been a smoother or more pleasant transaction. Todd made everything incredibly simple and easy. A wonderful touch in having an iPod dock in each room, which we definitely utilized, there was even a mac, wifi, a big flat screen tv with couches so comfortable more than one of us often opted to sleep on it over taking a bed. They had the fireplace to sleep to. There are a handful of mountains to chose from within driving distance. Belleyre being the closest. We often grilled, plus the kitchen has everything you would expect a kitchen to have including blenders, a coffee machine (thank god), all the plates and cups, mugs, pots, pans, condiments, herbs and spices you would need. You know the rest, it's there in the description, there's no need to factor in any sort of disappointment here. It's beautiful here, and it lives up to expectations. And Todd couldn't have been more amicable.
- Guest Jason O.
- Date of stay 01/02/12
- Review Submitted 01/10/12
Owner response: That was one of the nicest reviews, thanks Jason. We are currently renting a place in a "luxury" home in a tropical paradise for the winter and paying top dollar I might add and when we arrived the place didn't have any of the basic cooking amenities that you mentioned above that you liked about our home. It is so disappointing , who doesn't have a colander or a bottle opener not to mention every other necessity. Its like we rented a Rolls Royce without a radio or seats. It didn't even have a broom or vacuum. Thanks again Todd
Summer/Fall - May 01, 2013-Dec 14, 2013: $500/nt (2 nt min) .. $300/xtra nt .. $995/wknd .. $1995/wk .. $4500/mo Winter/Spring - Dec 15, 2013-April 30, 2014: $497.50/nt (2 nt min) .. $300/xtra nt .. $995/wknd .. $1995/wk .. $4600/mo New Years and X-mas periods ... $850/night. Weekends $995+185 cleaning, Most Holiday weekends (3 nts) are 1400+185 cleaning Cleaning Fee $185 Dog Fee-$25/dog
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House after a light snow
A chef's kitchen w/everything you will need to make a gourmet meal
Outside Patio w/ hot tub
Bedroom 2/Queen bed
Bedroom 4 King +Queen
Pool table in living room
Part of the massive deck
View from the hundreds of acres of forever wild land
Living room with Shabby Chic couch and 50 inch plasmaTV
The porch out back
Bedroom 3 w/office
View from the living room
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