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Village Center: Gracious & Spacious Retreat "Above the Books"

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Treat yourself to a luxurious and inspiring getaway "Above the Books", just up the stairs from Woodstock’s legendary MIRABAI BOOKSTORE. Above the Books is a beautiful, spacious and sumptuously appointed 2-bedroom apartment conveniently located a block from the Village Green and NYC bus stop and walkable to Woodstock's many restaurants, shops and attractions. There's absolutely no need for a car!

Walk to one of Woodstock's many diverse restaurants. Take in a concert at the Kleinert, a performance at the Woodstock Playhouse or an independent film at Tinker Street Cinema -- all just blocks away. Hike nearby nature trails in Woodstock's Comeau Park or take a dip in the Mill Stream, only a 5 min. walk. And there are always bikes for rent at nearby Overlook Bikes for those that want to explore places farther afield, such as Cooper Lake, Wilson State Park or "The Big Deep" watering hole.

Or just relax in the peace and beauty of your graciously appointed private home, featuring a spacious layout, outdoor sun deck, your own private meditation room, crisp linens, an extensive library of books devoted to personal growth, and a blissful array of music and DVDs that will not only entertain, but inspire. And don't forget: the Hudson Valley's oldest and most complete spiritual/holistic bookstore awaits downstairs for you to browse to your hearts content -- guests enjoy a 10% discount in the store. Woodstock's other fabulous shops and galleries are just steps away.

If you would rather cook in than dine out, use our extensively equipped cook's kitchen. Companions can join in around the kitchen's conversational counter while you cook!

Other amenities include a washer/dryer, fluffy towels, Beauty Without Cruelty toiletries and cozy robes for you to wrap yourself in. We also provide air conditioning (seasonal), free wi-if and off-street parking.

So the next time you're visiting our area, we invite you to experience the tranquil space that awaits above Mirabai. Rest, relaxation and renewal. That's what Above the Books is all about.

Keywords: Luxury Apt. Above Bookshop Woodstock village town center

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About The Owner

Hi. Our names are Jeff Cuiule and Audrey Cusson. In 2000, we left our lives and careers in NYC to purchase legendary Mirabai Books in Woodstock, NY -- a shop dedicated to Personal Growth, Eastern Philosophy, Metaphysics and Healing, currently celebrating its 30th year in business.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why The Owner chose Woodstock

A few years ago we transformed the space above the shop (our initial home here) into a vacation retreat that we call "Above the Books". It's our hope that the space reflects the serenity and lush beauty that we've created in the store below. Woodstock is unique among small towns in its dedication to the arts, alternative thought, natural beauty and spiritual fulfillment.

What makes this apartment unique

Above the Books is a tranquil, lushly furnished property conveniently located in the heart of town. Your time here will be both relaxing and magical. There's a fully equipped kitchen, meditation space, outdoor deck and tons of books, CDs and DVDs for your enjoyment and relaxation. Woodstock's many shops, galleries and eateries are literally steps from your door. If that's not enough, come down to browse our shop's shelves and enjoy a 10% discount on any books or merchandise that you purchase.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cher Audrey & Jeff,



Merci pour votre charmante hospitalite dans cette jolie et acceuillante maison plaine. Bonnes vibrations.



Michele & Florence
May 2008
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Village Green
Nearest Point of Interest
Woodstock Artists Assoc. & Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Kleinert Concert Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Woodstock Playhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Bliss Yoga Studio
Nearest Point of Interest
Colony Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mill Stream
Nearest Point of Interest
Comeau Park/Trails

10% Discount downstairs at Mirabai Books.

Amenities

Woodstock Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Fire Hazards -- In addition to smoking, the burning of candles and incense is not allowed on the Property.
  • Parking – Parking is limited to two (2) vehicles and subject to availability in the parking lot behind the property.
  • Indemnity -- The owners of the property are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Meditation Room, Extensive Book Library, Robes, Coffee and Teas, All Natural Toiletries

Reviews

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Village Center: Gracious & Spacious Retreat "Above the Books"
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 39 reviews
5

Great Stay at Above the Books in Woodstock, NY

  • 5 of 5

Above the Books is a comfortable, charming and spacious place to stay in the center of Woodstock. Cozy kitchen, tranquil sitting room area, nice bath with laundry and a big master bedroom with a balcony. There is even a meditation room! I stayed with a friend in June and thought how lovely it would be also in the winter. The owners are friendly and helpful. This is a perfect place to experience the vibe of Woodstock with a location right in the center of town. You can walk to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Great place owners were amazing

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, comfortable, spacious and lovely accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

A welcoming, relaxing. well-appointed and convenient place to stay. Beds were comfortable, apartment was clean, towels and robes luxurious. Eat-in kitchen stocked with coffee, tea, half and half, and appliances. Plenty of books to peruse and movies to watch. Plenty of space for privacy when you want it and socializing when you want that. Gracious owners.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great apartment in Woodstock!

  • 5 of 5

Meticulously kept 2 bedroom located in the heart of downtown. Clean, stocked with DVDs, books and CDs. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A GEM

  • 5 of 5

Right in the heart of town, this gem will not disappoint. The apartment was cozy, comfortable, and had a separate meditation room. It promoted a sense of harmony and relaxation as soon as we walked in. Trust me.... you will love everything about it (especially the gracious hosts, Jeff and Audrey.)

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Charming, great location

  • 5 of 5

Charming space and great energy, plenty of room for 4 people. In walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants in Woodstock. Upstairs from Mirabai bookstore The proprietors of the Mirabai own the apartment and are warm and friendly. Full kitchen--you could cook a full dinner if you wanted to dine in.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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