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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Catskills reviews

  • A special Catskills getaway

    "Three years ago, my husband and I decided to look for an upstate summer getaway (we live and work in NYC). We looked at a few places, but knew immediately that we felt good about this place. It is cozy while having an open lay-out. It has everything you would need - enough space for guests should they come, a good kitchen, washer/dryer, and entertainment. Best of all, really, is that it's across the street from a motorless lake. We've been back since - 4th of July weekend in 2012, a full month last August. We first rented Amber Lake as a couple -- and have been happy to introduce our toddler to Amber Lake and the Catskills. (He loved it -- and calls the place "wa-wa" for the water/lake). It's cool and quiet without being remote - Livingston Manor has a cute little town with a great bakery, market, and diner. My husband fishes at the lake, we walk go for walks, barbeque on the porch... our time here has been memorable and truly part of our family's story. Communicating with the owners has been easy via phone or email, and we've had no issues in all the times we've stayed there. Highly recommend (even though, as I write this, I fear that we will find Amber Lake unavailable for the next time we want to visit!)"
    Guest: Sam Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Recharge Your Batteries!

    "As our first VRBO rental, the process could not have been easier! Barbara was very informative and accommodating to a last minute schedule change. The home was immaculate upon arrival!! There were pamphlets with suggestions of things to do, and we enjoyed our time at the farm. Kids loved the trail and bike riding around the property. We visited the County Fair and enjoyed visiting with the very talkative chickens. The fire pit was a great way to end each day and enjoy spending family time together. Dont forget your telescope for stargazing!! We had a lot of fun with the cookstove in the kitchen! In fact the kitchen was so well equipped, we did not eat one meal out! We enjoyed preparing all of the local meats and produce we found. The house itself was cozy and we felt very at home. We only had a couple of instances where we needed to contact Eleanor and Scott, and they provided immediate help. We look forward to returning!"
    Guest: Amy M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
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  • Great Family Week on the Lake

    "Our family had a great time while we were at the house. We really loved the location and the easy access to the lake. I was quite surprised to see how many people use the private Washington Beach! We had great weather, a little bit of rain that didn’t last very long and one day was very hot and humid, but on the average it was perfect. We used the canoe and row boat often and we also cleaned out the fire pit and used that a few nights. It was a lot of fun for everyone. While there, we saw a bald eagle, lots of deer, wild turkey and even had the chance to see a bear! It was frolicking in the open land on the right side of the Retreat across the lake. We all had a wonderful time and would love to enjoy the house and the lake again some time in the future."
    Guest: Kathy Y. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
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  • Perfect Cabin in the Woods

    "Nothing but great things to say about this cabin and Marlyn! The pictures just don't do this special place justice. It's secluded, but close enough to town - we even walked in one day. There's tons of space to accommodate a big group both for sleeping and spending time together. Marlyn was also a pleasure to book with - incredibly responsive and full of helpful information. Can't wait to go back in the summer to use the backyard and pool!"
    Guest: C Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 11, 2014
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