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Wonderful 100 Year Old House in Spectacular Country Hamlet

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Our house looks like a Horton Foote film, where life was lived in an interesting

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Last updated: 07/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We fell in love with this small, charming upstate hamlet 20 years ago. For a year, four of us looked for land outside New York City, wandering through all the counties looking for the elusive magic of a country home. We found those qualities in a tiny town of Cornwallville, in the Durham valley. We bought a house that is even more than we'd hoped.

When the house next door became free, we bought that too. Our rental house was a parsonage once. It's strong and practical, and we filled it with books and dishes and quickly made it a home. It's a perfect place for a weekend, a week, a summer.

Keywords: Country House

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • Children Welcome:

    Many children have stayed with us. The country is wonderful place for kids....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Remote beautiful country, close enough to Hudson and Windham to see as many people as you want. Or to be on your own completely....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Our house is full of many wonderful books ...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Room

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen. We cook a lot....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    beautiful mountain view from the deck...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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$1,050 $3,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $150 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $100 Nightly

* 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 Fee $100
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates depend on season and duration. Feel free to query us.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/09/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Windham

Car: Necessary

An organic farm's a mile away, and so is a small and interesting local historical society, a well-known water park, a game farm, and infinite paths for hikes

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Three of us own this house together: writer, filmmaker, gardner. We bought the house 28 years ago, on one of the most beautiful days any of us can remember.

Why the Owner Chose Windham:
We looked for a year at houses in New York State, in counties that were less than 3 hours from New York City. Our idea was that we wanted a place to escape, to retreat, to plant vegetables and flowers, to read and talk and walk and hike, and to invite as many people as we could to come and eat with us.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Oddly enough, New York State (many regions, not only ours) is astonishingly and unexpectedly beautiful. We have a porch, a light yellow porch, overlooking a long green field. That porch has been the inspiration for poem after poem (after poem).


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, I speak other languages, badly.

 

Photos

  • Our house looks like a Horton Foote film, where life was lived in an interesting

    Our house looks like a Horton Foote film, where life was lived in an interesting

  • When the weather is even vaguely good, we sit outside

    When the weather is even vaguely good, we sit outside

  • We cook all the time, and invite many guests

    We cook all the time, and invite many guests

  • All four bedrooms are newly painted with wierdly named colors like Algerian dust

    All four bedrooms are newly painted with wierdly named colors like Algerian dust

  • We own thirty acres (a minor miracle - we all live in tiny apartments) facing on

    We own thirty acres (a minor miracle - we all live in tiny apartments) facing on

  • The inside is comfortable, funky, and light. There are many places to read

    The inside is comfortable, funky, and light. There are many places to read

  • Our rooms are warm and evocative, more flea market than zen chalet

    Our rooms are warm and evocative, more flea market than zen chalet

  • What's most wonderful are the hills and the sky right there in front of you

    What's most wonderful are the hills and the sky right there in front of you

VRBO #86119

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, I speak other languages, badly.
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  • Calendar last updated 07/09/2015
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