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Swimming Holes, Waterfalls & Catskill Mountain Views! Near Woodstock NY

(39 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sitting room, sleeps 2-10

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.

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.

Skiers, Take Note!: We are located a mere ten miles from Hunter Mountain!
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 55%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We require adult supervision around waterfall and water features as these could be hazardous for unsupervised toddlers and very young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a tobacco-free home. Smoking on the grounds is permitted....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    'Good dog' friendly. Pet fee applies. We provide feeding bowls, dog bed, clean-up bags, etc....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Den has its own door...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa Bed in Living Room...moreless

  • Additional guests sleep comfortably on a queen size sofa bed with a custom mattress pad or enjoy the privacy of our cozy den with its two convertible twin beds, used singly or together....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Each full bathroom adjoins a bedroom. Downstairs bathroom has access from other rooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Pamper yourselves with a home cooked dinner prepared and served by a local personal chef. We also are happy to refer you to a licensed masseuse or reflexologist for an in-house massage!...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wall mounted 42' flat panel HDTV with HBO and Showtime....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Over 60 DVD titles to choose from....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Many rooms have spectacular views of Niobe Falls...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beach is right outside your front door at the waterfalls...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Rip Van Winkle Golf Club just 1 mile. Lazy Swan golf club 6 miles Woodstock Golf Club 12 miles...moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Views of North and South Mountain from living room, downstairs bedroom and veranda....moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Spectacular waterfall views...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    The Kaaterskill waters are right out your front door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access:

    Cable modem...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets are 100% cotton, down alternative bedding...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Convenient parking area....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Sit out on the veranda overlooking the falls, and stay wired with your laptop....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    With 48 hour advance notice; Additional Fees Apply....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counters, new appliances. Well stocked with sundry food items, spices, etc....moreless

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


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    With Waterfall, River and Mountain Views...moreless

  • Golf:

    Two nearby golf courses. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered wrap-around porch....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Hunter Mountain is an easy 10 mile drive....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby tennis courts....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 39 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 3, 2017
1 night min stay
$3,300 $13,500
Sep 4 - Nov 12, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
* 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 $175
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included



Cleaning Fee $150/ Pet Fee $50/ Refundable Damage Deposit $1500

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.

Well-mannered dogs considered.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rip Van Winkle Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hunter Mountain
Palenville, NY, USA
Nearest Beach
Right outside your front door

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: '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.

Why the Owner Chose Palenville, NY, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 55%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Primordial waterfalls, etched in time.

    Primordial waterfalls, etched in time.

  • The Waterfall House and gardens.

    The Waterfall House and gardens.

  • A loft bedroom affords privacy and romance.

    A loft bedroom affords privacy and romance.

  • The upstairs bedroom.

    The upstairs bedroom.

  • The Waterfall House in autumn.

    The Waterfall House in autumn.

  • Niobe Falls in our backyard.

    Niobe Falls in our backyard.

  • Niobe Falls.

    Niobe Falls.

  • Our downstairs bedroom affords waterfall views.

    Our downstairs bedroom affords waterfall views.

  • Each bedroom has its own full bath.

    Each bedroom has its own full bath.

  • The cool, clean swimming holes invite relaxation.

    The cool, clean swimming holes invite relaxation.

  • Good Dog Friendly

    Good Dog Friendly

  • Our country dining room seats six comfortably.

    Our country dining room seats six comfortably.

  • Waterfall views from our living room.

    Waterfall views from our living room.

  • Cuddle by the fireplace, or watch your favorite

    Cuddle by the fireplace, or watch your favorite

  • Spectacular foliage frames our onsite

    Spectacular foliage frames our onsite

  • We welcome you to The Waterfall House.

    We welcome you to The Waterfall House.

  • Breakfast on the veranda.

    Breakfast on the veranda.

  • Front Entrace

    Front Entrace

  • Well-mannered dogs are always welcome at The Waterfall House.

    Well-mannered dogs are always welcome at The Waterfall House.

  • Autumn at the falls

    Autumn at the falls

  • Timeless Photos just up the block..

    Timeless Photos just up the block..

VRBO #119704

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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