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Private Hudson Valley/Catskills Lakeside 3-BR. Near Hunter Windham Hits Woodsto

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Relax with a view; when you get toasty, head down for a dip!

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Saugerties house description

On very quiet, private, dead-end road - totally private home, surrounded by woods and large frontage on a lovely small (no motorboats allowed) lake. From your deck you seek nothing but water, trees, mountains, and sky. (There are a few houses on 'your' side of the lake, but except in winter and at the far end, you don't see them.)

You are a short drive to HITS, Hunter, Windham, Woodstock, Catskill, Saugerties - skiing, zipline, country auctions, antiques, and a gorgeous waterfall with a hiking trail along it. Lots of great Catskill hiking, shopping, eating. Sightseeing (Olana and the Thomas Cole house of Hudson School painting fame are nearby, as is Opus 41, an amazing sculpted quarry http://www.opus40.org/; in summer there are several art shows; year round country auctions, and more.)

Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with teas, coffee, cereal spices, oils (flavored and not), vinegar and staples for your use; an 'honor bar' (a few dollars on your honor in the basket for drinks, so you don't have to drag alcohol along for a short trip); luxury appointments; wood stove (with optional screen for fireplace feel); cathedral ceiling LR; king master BR with pristine lake and mountain views; lake and mountain views also from living room, sun room and dining room/kitchen; large deck & screen porch for outdoor dining; queen BR; 2 single (trundle) BR; family room with FIRM pull-out queen couch-bed. 3 full bathrooms; 2 with bathtubs and one with luxury shower (jets at your back as you sit on tile bench); plenty of soaps, oils, and bubble bath for your enjoyment. And a few terry robes washed and available for your use, along with sheets, towels, beach towels, spare toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.

Cable, 36' flatscreen TV, DVD/VCR player; streaming Netflix via Roku, wireless internet throughout house; desktop computer & printer; individual A/C in each BR and giant unit fully cools LR/DR/Kitchen area; oil (and wood stove) heat; heated garage; washer/drier.

Games, puzzles, books galore. Well-kept and well insulated on 5.44 clear and wooded acres with 2 stone patios overlooking the lake. Stunning views of lake, mountains, trees and wildlife. Swimming from stone jetty in summer; a short drive to Hunter (with night snow tubing and zipline fun), Windham and Bellaire ski areas; snowshoes available for winter walking; bring your cross-X skis (or if women's shoe size 6-6 1/2, borrow mine) and ski free at nearby state park (groomed area also available in Tannersville). Hiking poles and lots of hikes and hiking books. Everything needed to cook in (spices, oils, 'honor bar' for drinks; lots of GREAT restaurants listed on fridge. Canoe, paddles, and adult life vests. (Bring your own for tykes.) Great nearby shopping and antiquing in Woodstock, Tannersville, Hunter, Saugerties and Catskill; short drive to 2 country auctions (Mooneys and Lincoln).

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            House is not childproof nor handicapped accessible; swimming off stone jetty (lake edge not beach-like)....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            smaller housebroken dogs only. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            24 and up....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            trundle...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Family rm. Top of line firm queen sleeper. Bathrm same Fl....moreless

          • 3 private bedrooms; 2 share a full bathroom with separate shower and tub; third (queen) has own bath with washer/drier in it. Family room downstairs has queen sleep sofa and full bathroom with luxury shower (no tub)....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Tiled shower rm w/ bench; triple side jets, top sprinkler ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Washer/drier (off queen BR and kitchen); back-up toiletries...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Master & trundle share - separate shower/tub; oils & bubbles...moreless

          • Master bath windowed, separate tub and shower; light and art. Family room shower (use after swim; accessible via garage) large, lots of aroma gels, oils, creams; overhead and side jets with separate hose style showerhead and tile bench....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped, dishwasher, microwave, electric rice cooker; crockpot, cuisinart, blender; toaster oven, oven, gas stove, and more....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Everything you could want or need and more. Plenty of dishes, wine glasses, mugs, equipment. Electric wine-opener....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Fully stocked with rices, pastas, gourmet vinegars, oils, salsas and more....moreless

          • Freezer:

            And extra subzero freezer and wine coolers in garage....moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Giant unit cools livingroom and diningroom; each upstairs bedroom has. Family rooms stays reasonably cool because in/on ground....moreless

          • Garage:

            one space available in garage. Possibly a second, with notice of need....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Elliptical in family room. Snow shoes; bikes (2); canoe and paddles....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            I like bath sheets, so plenty of them and other towels available....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            with fireplace screen so can be used for heat or ambiance....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Side-loading. Detergent provided Iron/board available ...moreless

          • Living Room seats 9:

            Tons of books and music; Bose wave system. Wood stove....moreless

          • Parking:

            Circular driveway fits plenty of cars....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Fine quality linens provided....moreless

          • Heating:

            oil heat; quiet baseboards....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Drier sheets provided....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Great restaurants abound, although staying home and cooking, and enjoying the sunset, quiet and privacy with music and a glass of wine (and even a good book) is my preference. Trail maps, trail guides, lots of nature books; puzzles, games; videos, cable with roku for netflix downloads when it rains - Hunter ski lifts for views in summer - swimming -- wildlife -- house is big enough for a family, but probably better for 'older' family because neither childproof nor great for beginner swimmers unless supervised from jetty (edges of pond mucky so entry from jetty or neighbor's dock). ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Tons of books from literature to political theory to law and much in between. Also LOTS of nature books: trail guides, birds, trees, mushrooms, wildlife, plants, etc....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable runs internet and TV. Quality good unless a hurricane hits....in which case there're lots of candles and flashlights and get your ghost stories ready....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Lots of CDs including classical, folk, rock, jazz, African, Cuban, and other global, country and misc....moreless

              • Toys:

                Puzzles, pastels and drawing pads, ring toss -- but I'm somewhat light on toys. BYOT?...moreless

              • Games:

                Monopoly, clue, scrabble, puzzles, and many, many more....moreless

              • Television:

                Large screen and Netflix streaming set up via Roku....moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Land line, and Verizon wireless phones work just fine (and many others as well.)...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                My cross-X skis are available (size 6ish); 3 pair of excellent lightweight snowshoes. Also snow tire (inner tube style) for kids. Hunter has night tobogganing (and a summer fabulous zip line.)...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Electric pump for tires. Two bikes (1 mens style, one V or women's style). and helmets available for borrowing (you MUST wear helmets)....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large deck and lots of chairs/side tables, screened porch for dining; 2 stone patios with chairs near the lake....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Lots of lawn -front, back, and side. Lots of beautiful trees and plants depending on season. ...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Canoe, 2 paddles, adult life preservers (but no child sized ones yet -- I'm working on it.)...moreless

              • Golf:

                Public Rip Van Winkle golf course is in biking distance and a ride of a couple of minutes....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Lots of spaghetti floats and a floating board; snorkel and fins; pond shoes provided....moreless

              • Garden Chairs:

                10...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront
              • Water View
              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Churches
              • ATM/Bank
              • Snowboarding
              • Fly Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fitness Center
              • Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Equestrian Events
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Water Tubing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Golf
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Museums
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Groceries
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Kayaking
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              May 1 - Nov 1, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $350 $400
              Fri, Sat
              $2,400 $8,000
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $350 $400
              Fri, Sat
              $2,400 $8,000

              Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Cleaning $175
              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Ski Season/(Federal) Holiday weekends: 12/17-2/28 $400 night, $2,600 Weekly

              Cleaning Fee: $175.00

              We provide: sheets, towels, tea, coffee, spices, oils, etc.

              Refundable security deposit of $500 (extra if pet)

              Friday, Saturday and national holidays are considered 'weekend' nights

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              Inquire of property manager, Bruce.


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              Last updated: 08/13/2014
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              Location

              35 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Albany, New York
              25 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Hudson NY or Rhinecliff NY
              6 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              NY State Thruway (87)
              5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              North/South lake beach
              7 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Saugerties, Red Hook, Palenville (and in house)
              12 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Hunter Mountain, Windsor
              1 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Rip Van Winkle public course
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Palenville, Saugerties, Catskill (several)

              Car: Necessary

              Close to Hunter Mountain and Windham for skiing/eating/shopping (summer hiking); Woodstock for shopping/eating; North/South Mountain state park and lakes for swimming, boating, cross-X skiing, hiking; great restaurants, shops, crafts, art tours, Saugerties, Kingston. Great music abounds in all directions; live theater; movies. House on swimming lake with no motorboats allowed; quiet, private and peaceful.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: I'm a NYC teacher. This is my second home, and not simply a rental property, so there's every amenity, it is well cared for, boasts wonderful art (local and international) and I only want to rent to folks who will care for it as I do. I love wildlife, hiking, swimming the length of the pond/lake and back among the turtles (spring-fed, clean, cool and totally lovely), canoeing, cross-X and downhill skiing, biking, and music/theater/shopping - the house is perfect for all of these. I share my two bikes (please, only with experienced bikers and you MUST wear the helmets provided) and have an electric air pump for the tires. The house is in a very quiet neighborhood, totally private, on a private road; ATVs and motorboats not permitted. It's an ideal launch-pad for hiking, skiing, sight-seeing, concert and theater-going, and heading out for a gourmet meal, but I prefer staying to watch the sun go down over the lake, with a glass of wine in hand and something delicious on the stove. Streaming Netflix is available when the sun goes down, and I have a great collection of CDs ranging from classical and folk to African and Cuban to (mostly feminist) country music.

              Why the Owner Chose Saugerties:
              I bought this place after renting in the area for years. I wanted a place with lots of light, nearby swimming, views, privacy, quiet, nice and caring neighbors, and that didn't require a lot of care. I bought it from the builder, and have loved every minute of owning it. It boasts a 100 year old stone wall; goslings and baby ducks every May; beautiful blue heron, occasional foxes, beaver, muskrat, bear, and loads of birds. Please don't inquire if you are a large group or looking for a party space.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The spring-fed lake is fabulous for swimming; the setting gorgeous and quiet and the stars amazing; proximity to great hiking and HITS horseshow and Hunter and Windham skiing and great restaurants. I share my hiking poles, my 2 bicycles, snowshoes, and canoe. The kitchen is stocked with flavored oils, teas, cocoa, spices and other basics so you don't have to leave to shop. I even provide an 'honor bar' (with a suggested $3/drink price) -- so you needn't bring alcohol or mixers. Beds are firm; woodstove has firescreen for beauty; art, books, games and music. There's a special luxury shower off the family room. The screen porch and deck are lovely and the mosquitos most years are relatively few. Spring and summer flowers abound; winter the snow floats down and makes for great showshoeing on the property and road. What's not to like?


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              Photos

              • Relax with a view; when you get toasty, head down for a dip!

                Relax with a view; when you get toasty, head down for a dip!

              • Leaf season - the view from your deck...lake and mountains in the fall.

                Leaf season - the view from your deck...lake and mountains in the fall.

              • Just before the leaves turn.... Can you see why we call it paradise?

                Just before the leaves turn.... Can you see why we call it paradise?

              • And the reverse, the long view up to the house....

                And the reverse, the long view up to the house....

              • Livingroom; screened woodstove; warmth and open fire, sitting, reading, rocking.

                Livingroom; screened woodstove; warmth and open fire, sitting, reading, rocking.

              • Kitchen and dining area; behind you is the screened in porch....

                Kitchen and dining area; behind you is the screened in porch....

              • Sunroom full of local and distant and ever changing art ....

                Sunroom full of local and distant and ever changing art ....

              • Trundle bedroom, a/k/a 'the Shakespeare room'.

                Trundle bedroom, a/k/a 'the Shakespeare room'.

              • Queen bedroom -- WPA art, antiques galore, and quiet enjoyment.

                Queen bedroom -- WPA art, antiques galore, and quiet enjoyment.

              • Part of one of three bathrooms; this master has separate shower & tub.

                Part of one of three bathrooms; this master has separate shower & tub.

              • You can linger in shade or sun on your two patios.  Poet's welcome!

                You can linger in shade or sun on your two patios. Poet's welcome!

              • November snow, front view of paradise.

                November snow, front view of paradise.

              • Late spring front view of paradise

                Late spring front view of paradise

              • From the upper patio, the long view down the lake

                From the upper patio, the long view down the lake

              • Garden, wall 'n woods - the woods are quiet, dark and deep....

                Garden, wall 'n woods - the woods are quiet, dark and deep....

              • Livingroom, and don't worry about bringing stuff to read!

                Livingroom, and don't worry about bringing stuff to read!

              • Diningroom, screened porch.  Table expands with extra leaves....

                Diningroom, screened porch. Table expands with extra leaves....

              • Master bedroom...walk right to your deck!

                Master bedroom...walk right to your deck!

              • You can spot deer, heron, ducks, geese and many birds...from the sun porch.

                You can spot deer, heron, ducks, geese and many birds...from the sun porch.

              • Trundle Shakespeare room from another angle.

                Trundle Shakespeare room from another angle.

              • Screened porch in winter.. for those with polar genes....

                Screened porch in winter.. for those with polar genes....

              • From your deck, show-covered lake and mountains - sorry, not safe for skating.

                From your deck, show-covered lake and mountains - sorry, not safe for skating.

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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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