About the property
- House1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sitting room, sleeps 2-6
Situated on the legendary Niobe Falls, The Waterfall House is a charming Victorian house at the end of a quiet country lane. Private steps down to these “pride of the Catskills” natural waterfalls make this home unique. Unspoiled Palenville, home of Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' is ideally located between Woodstock, Saugerties, Catskill and Hunter. Furnished with country antiques and original art, this vacation rental home has two bedrooms, each with its own full bath plus a den with twin bed convertible chairs. The queen size sofa bed in the living room affords a glorious waterfall view framed by spectacular spring, summer and autumn foliage. The separate dining room seats six. French doors open to a romantic wraparound porch with majestic mountain, river and waterfall views! Enjoy breakfast on our romantic, wraparound porch, or lunch at the Circle W General Store. Stroll over to The Fernwood Restaurant for dinner or drinks. Do you love to kayak, guests at The Waterfall House enjoy the amenities at our Tiny House Resort. Kayaking in the Catskill Creek as well as use of our newly built inground heated pool. (summer 2018)
Especially for Nature Enthusiasts: Discover nearby hiking trails. We provide trail maps and hiking guides. Wildlife is abundant, so bring your camera.
We'll help you plan just the right outdoor adventure hike. In season, tour the neighborhood with bicycles we provide.
Convenient to H.I.T.S.: Our proximity to this major equestrian center makes this home ideal for those participating in, or simply attending the wealth of seasonal events. All holiday weekends we maintain a three night weekend.
Skiers, Take Note!: We are located a mere ten miles from Hunter Mountain!
Bob Malkin and Barbara Pokras
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- May 27, 2018
About Bob Malkin and Barbara Pokras
'ThinkBig!' creator Bob Malkin and former Emmy award winning film editor, author and former professor Barbara Pokras met and married in 1992. After relocating to New York City in 1997, we discovered the Catskills and in a single weekend, bought our first house. We love the proximity to Manhattan, the beauty of the area and the access to nature. Bob loves to hike the mountain with our dog Lucy, and Barbara spends time gardening, writing for the Woodstock Film Festival, and finding little 'treasures' for The Waterfall House.
Bob Malkin and Barbara Pokras purchased this House in 2006
Why Bob Malkin and Barbara Pokras chose Palenville
We never dreamed we'd be in the Vacation Rental business, but when we first saw The Waterfall House with its magnificent setting and old perennial gardens, we simply couldn't resist.
What makes this House unique
Fantastic waterfall and mountain views. Sleep to the sounds of falling water. Most guests tell us our photographs don't do justice to the spectacular setting.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful home overlooking a waterfall
We had a wonderful time
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Waterfall House. It's was lovely to sit and enjoy the view of the waterfall and the snow. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners provided a wealth of information on things to do and see in the surrounding area and we enjoyed working our way through the list. There was a snow storm while we were there and the property manager checked in with us to make sure we were okay. We would love to stay there again.
Our second stay at the magical Waterfall House
We first stayed at the Waterfall House two years ago. We returned this fall 2016 and was not disappointed.. It was as wonderful as we remembered. The warm welcome (beautiful fall day, windows open, breeze blowing through the house and friendly greeting from Margie), the beautiful grounds and falls, the lovely fun house, the quiet, semi-private space all made the second visit to this charming place perfect.
We had a wonderful autumn stay at the Waterfall House. Margie helped us find it in the dark and was attentive to our every need. The sound of the waterfall cascading can be heard from every room and is so calming. Loved sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and reading or just watching the falls. Our dogs were so happy running free in the fenced in yard! The beds were very comfortable and the décor charming. We enjoyed the Woodstock-New Paltz Arts and Crafts Fair and also Hooley on the Hudson in Kingston. We made several trips to charming Tannersville and especially enjoyed the wonderful donuts at Twin Peaks (try the salted caramel). We had planned to do a lot more exploring, but it was just too hard to leave the Waterfall House!
Wonderful house, grounds and water
My wife and I stayed here in July 2016 and never saw fit to leave the premises. The house and porch are beautifully built and decorated, extremely comfortable and have spectacular views. The sound of the waterfalls below is a soothing constant in the background. The bedrooms are warm., the bathrooms clean, and the country kitchen large and homey. The cable TV and internet worked very well. Hanging out in the rocks below and swimming in the water hole was wonderful. We will be back.
What a great getaway from NYC...only a few hours drive. Palenville is centrally located, and within 30 minutes of so many places to explore...Hunter Mountain, Saugerties, Woodstock, Hudson, Rhinebeck...we loved Fernwood, the family-run restaurant, just steps from our front door. The owners were very attentive hosts and made our stay most comfortable. Kept our dogs on-leash, most of the time, and walked each individually after dark, given how dark it was and knowing that animals were lurking...didn't see them, but did smell skunk. If you do go, you'll probably say that the pictures don't do it justice...
Ideally located in unspoiled Palenville, close to Woodstock (12 miles), Saugerties (8 miles), Hunter (10 miles) and Catskill (10 miles). Our area hosts many music venues, live theatres and festivals such as the Jazz Festival, Garlic Festival, and the Woodstock Film Festival each autumn. Antique and art lovers will find treasures galore. A variety of restaurants, farm stands and farmers' markets will satisfy any appetite. Horse lovers note - we are close to H.I.T.S. Fleas markets and tag sales are weekend treats. Ski Hunter Mountain for winter sports. Other Activities: Spectacular hiking, trout fishing and swimming make The Waterfall House the perfect vacation rental choice. Golf: We are barely five minutes away from the Rip Van Winkle Golf Club, Palenville's lovely 9 hole course. Travel just a bit further to the Catskill Golf Course (10 miles) for an 18 hole course, or Woodstock (12 miles) for its 9 hole course. Ski: Hunter Mountain (10 miles) is a popular ski resort, or go to nearby Belleayre or Windham.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee $200/ Pet Fee $50/ Holidays at peak rate, four night minimum. Preference given to longer rentals. 50% Deposit Required at Time of Booking; Balance Due 30 days or more before arrival Holidays at Peak Rates, 3-night minimum. Off peak, balance due 14 days before arrival.