Private Hudson Valley/Catskills Lakeside 3-BR. Near Hunter Windham Hits Woodsto
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
On very quiet, private, dead-end road - totally private (but with cell reception, land line, wireless & cable) landscaped home, surrounded by woods and large frontage on a lovely small (no motorboats allowed) swimming (spring fed) lake. From your large deck you see nothing but water, trees, mountains, and sky. Cathedral ceiling LR; Master bedroom with king bed and double glass doors to deck with pristine mountain/lake views; lake and mountain views also from living room, sun room and dining room/kitchen; large deck & screen porch for outdoor dining. 2nd BR with queen bed and antique furnishings; 3rd BR [the Shakespeare room] with trundle (two singles) and more antiques. 3 full baths (one with separate tub/shower; one with combined tub/shower, and one downstairs with luxury seated shower). Fully stocked kitchen with food processor, blender, rice cooker, crock pot, coffee grinder and machine, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, and plenty of pots, pans, dishes, wine glasses, etc. (See below for more on kitchen). Dining room (if you put leaves in table, seats 10 and 12 can squash in) and screen porch with table. Bose music & lots of CDs from classical to jazz to pop to country to folk, upstairs. Downstairs in family room you'll find a 36' flatscreen T.V./cable/computer/printer/streaming Netflix via Roku you can watch while working out on the elliptical machine or using the 3, 5 or 10 lb free weights. There's also a FIRM pull-out queen couch-bed. The whole house is wireless. Lots of games, puzzles, DVDs and videotapes (yup, our machine handles both). Garage for 2 cars (although ask because one slot might be taken) and circular driveway with plenty of parking room. Perfect swimming, spring fed and clean, shared only with beaver, heron, ducks, turtles and a very few residents. Glorious relatively level biking in the area (we're on a plateau) in many directions. There are 2 borrow-able adult bikes -- but helmets must be worn; there's an electric tire pump available in garage. Canoe/paddles/life jackets for your use; charcoal grill; large deck (see photos!) 20-25 minutes to ski Hunter; a bit further to Windham, free cross-X 15 min. up the mountain in North/South Lake State Park and a groomed area in Tannersville just beyond. Great antique-hunting nearby and across the river; local auctions in many directions. Near HITS horse show (15 min.) Lovely hikes and nearby gorgeous waterfalls flanking by hiking trails; sno-tubing at Hunter in winter and zip line in summer; river tubing 35 min. away. Woodstock 20-25 min. away. Great restaurants in Palenville, Saugerties, Woodstock, and up-mountain. Concerts and live music everywhere from Bard across the river, to Woodstock to Tannersville; off-beat films, local theater abound.
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 open studio art shows and multiple gallery open houses. Bard's famous Gehry Fisher Center across the river South of Olana.
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). Luxury shower features 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.
Individual A/C in each BR and giant unit fully cools LR/DR/Kitchen area; oil (and wood stove) heat; heated garage; washer/drier.
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; snowshoes available for winter walking; bring your cross-X skis. Hiking walking stick poles to borrow, and lots of hikes and hiking books.
WARNINGS: House NOT allergy-free; has had cats and dogs indoors. Lake is not safe for ice skating in winter (spring fed from underneath). House is not baby or young-child proof (there's a stairway to family room without a gate; outlets everywhere and wood stove not fenced off.) It's fine if you are able to watch them (or for non-mobile babies), but you'll need to pay attention. And all younger kids need supervision if swimming, canoeing.
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- 2100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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 a sofa that could serve as a bed but is NOT a sleep sofa (if you are a previous renter - sorry; queen pull-out is gone) and full bathroom with luxury shower (no tub)....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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
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- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
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- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- Water View
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- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
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- Outdoor Grill
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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
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $30
- Security (without pet) $500
- Cleaning $200
- Taxes Not included
I provide: sheets, towels, tea, coffee, spices, oils, etc. Refundable security deposit of $500-750 depending on numbers of guests (extra if pet). Friday, Saturday and nights before national holidays are considered 'weekend' nights.
SWIMMING and BOATING are at own risk; WARNING jetty is slippery; NO ICE SKATING (pond doesn't freeze underneath). WATER is safe, if sometimes a bit smelly (UV filtering; regular filters and tested). I provide bottled water for drinking.
Checkout is 10:00 AM (but contact me about extending; will happily do so if don't have cleaners coming to clear out for another renter.) Check-in is 4:00, but again, can make earlier if cleaners have finished.
1/2 rental amount, cleaning fee and $500-750 security deposit due immediately upon signing of lease; remaining 1/2 rental amount due 30 days prior to first night. Renters should obtain renters insurance; no refunds other than pursuant to lease terms. Check-out is 10 except on Sundays; check-in is 4:00 - ask. Will stretch if not fenced in by other renters.
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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.
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 for after 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. Please note that if you have cat allergies, this house is not for you! For youth and the young at heart there are puzzles and games galore, and literally hundreds of books (I'm willing to loan them if you haven't finished reading them, but please leave a note and send them back eventually or at least ask me via email if I want them back.)
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 mosquitoes most years are relatively few. Spring and summer flowers abound; winter the snow floats down and makes for great snowshoeing or cross-X skiing on the property and road (tho the cross-X skiing is better up the mountain at the free state park at North-South Lake.) Catskill (under 15 minutes away) has a great pilates studio as well as a gym (they are nearest); all of the towns have great art and art classes in summer if not year round. What's not to like?
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Summer: relax with a refreshing drink; when you get toasty, head down for a dip.
Your light, comfy living room - no need to bring books or music!
You, like Wall-e, will love the warmth of the wood stove! (other end of LR)
Diningroom, screened porch. Table expands with 2 extra leaves; can squeeze 12.
Sunroom full of local and distant and ever changing art ....
Leaf season - the view from your deck...lake and mountains in the fall.
Queen bedroom -- WPA art, antiques galore, and quiet enjoyment.
Trundle Shakespeare room from another angle.
1/2 the master bath (the shower side; bath is separate).
Summer from the upper patio, the long view down the lake...
Our staff welcomes you....
View from the deck. When in bloom, even more spectacular!
Late spring front view of paradise
Livingroom; woodstove w/ screen for 'open' fire; scented oils, Bose stereo....
Living room to kitchen/dining area, under the watchful eyes of the ancestors. :)
Open kitchen comes with spices, oils, tea/coffee, honor bar....you name it!
You can spot deer, heron, ducks, geese and many birds...from the sun porch.
Master bedroom...walk right to your deck!
Trundle bedroom, a/k/a 'the Shakespeare room'.
Screened porch in winter.. for those with polar genes....
Family room: computer/printer/TV/Roku/Netflix/DVDs & elliptical, weights & more!
Garden, wall 'n woods - the woods are quiet, dark and deep.... 5.44 acres.
After the snow, the view from your deck
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015
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