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"Our family vacation (with two parents, one 8 year old boy, one dog) was such a raving success that the biggest downside was witnessing our usually stalwart son's tears at the very end of our stay. In a word, the place is peace. There's so MUCH property (hard to even compute for any fellow New Yorkers, but let me try with "there are avenues and avenues of property") a dog can safely run and run all day without you worrying about the street. Our son swam, canoed in the world's safest pond, spotted fish, a (barn?) owl, deer, and many a bold Bluejay. We slept like rocks. The TV was exactly what parents want from a family vacation—a fine collection of family DVDs (we all loved "School of Rock") but nothing so jaw-dropping it's luring your children away from nature. There's two bedrooms upstairs, but it would be easy to toss some kiddos in the spacious downstairs living rooms (there's 2) and gift the upstairs to adults only. The pool is perfection, next to what looks like the remains of a 1800s-era (?) stone basement. It's just beyond idyllic. You'll drive away kicking yourself for not exploring the apple orchard in more detail—that's the kind of post-vacation problem you'll have.
One important note on the kitchen, as I'd seen a previous reviewer make somewhat negative comments—the kitchen (and more importantly the BBQ) are great. Is there a Viking stove? No. Would you WANT a Viking stove in a summer house? Hope not! Inside there's a perfectly functioning kitchen and we used it during the one cold evening to make a delicious dinner. I was delighted to poke around the cabinets and find an immersion blender, a Cuisinart, good knives, and even a salad spinner. However the real thrill is in cooking outside. Clearly the owner loves barbecue, because the grill is fantastic, complete with multiple chimneys and a smoker. All forms of grill equipment are there, from skewers to tongs, and your best meals will be out on the deck, overlooking over the water.
Funniest moment: our 1 year old labrador mix encountering her very first deer
Favorite moment: spending every evening from 5-8 out on the dock as a family, watching the nature without our son ever once asking if he could "go turn on the TV""
Guest: jess k.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
"Myself and three friends as well as their 5 year old spend Labor day weekend at Monica's beautiful farmhouse. The kitchen was a joy to cook in and we loved eating all together in the open dining room. There are windows all around so everything felt light and airy. There's also an abundance of cool quirky art all around. The sun porch was beautiful to sit in and look out on the magical back yard with the huge weeping willow tree. The backyard lawn stroll down to the Hudson was my favorite walk every morning with my coffee. And we had a blast taking the canoe and kayaks out. The claw foot tub was a highlight of mine! It was so nice to soak and look out at the tree tops. Monica did not have the property booked on that Monday so she let us stay late and check out at 330 which was extremely kind of her. The house felt so great we never wanted to leave!"
Guest: Getaway GalDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
"The Magical Catskills Farmhouse lives up to it's name. It became available at the exact time we needed it and offered a safe and nurturing environment for myself and my young children. Our family stayed there for the entire month of April and it was hardly enough time to settle in. The Easter holiday was one that they will remember for years to come. We truly enjoyed every minute of our stay with plenty of room to spread out and entertain family and friends. The quality amenities (the kitchen is amazing) were just what we needed to provide a restful respite from our daily life. My boys were very safe and enjoyed the expansive property with the beautiful creek almost as much as exploring the nooks and crannies of this ample home. Lois was completely available and a pleasure to conduct business with. She answered any questions we had right away and allowed us some much needed privacy. I have already recommended this property family and friends who would like some genuine down time in the Catskills!"
Guest: Jayne JDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: June 4, 2015