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

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


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

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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 Catskills

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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Woodstock Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Meditation Room, Extensive Book Library, Robes, Coffee and Teas, All Natural Toiletries


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Village Center: Gracious & Spacious Retreat "Above the Books"
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 32 reviews

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Right in the center of the village of Woodstock, close to everything. Very comfortable and clean apartment, although the master bed was a little squeaky. Kitchen and bath were well stocked. Everyone was great to deal with. Thanks Jeff, Audrey and Barbara!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay in the heart of Woodstock. Walk to shopping and restaurants. Well appointed apartment and very clean. Owners are great to work with. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bronx, NY

wonderful energy

  • 5 of 5

We spent two days at Above the Books with our 7 yr old daughter and had an amazing time. A second floor two bedroom apartment in a charming old house in the heart of Woodstock! Who could ask for more?! Spacious, warm decor, quiet and clean. My daughter loooved "HER room" and reading in the meditation room :) But I must say the highlight for me was the amazing energy I felt there. No words can describe the peaceful vibe and we all felt it. Hands down our new favorite place to stay in our favorite little town!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything Was Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Above the Books last weekend, celebrating a milestone birthday. Everything went so smoothly from the time I reached out to the time we checked-out! Jeff and Audrey were wonderful hosts and communication was a breeze! The apartment was very clean, nicely decorated, and couldn't have been in a better location for us. We just loved being right in the heart of the village - we were in walking distance to EVERYTHING the village has to offer!

The wonderful energy from the bookstore below makes its way up the stairs to the apartment, creating an even more enjoyable experience. We have stayed in several rentals over the last 9 years and Above the Books is definitely at the top of our list of favorites. We want this to be our home base whenever we come back to town! Thank you for everything, Jeff and Audrey!!! We are so grateful for you and your wonderful apartment home! 💜?

Cheri & Aaron - Baltimore, MD

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable, relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was lovely, clean, bright. I had wanted a kitchen to prepare a meal for my group and although we never got around to preparing a whole meal together it was nice to have the space to share breakfast scones from the wonderful "Bread Alone" across the street. My favorite spot was the deck in the morning. The only drawback of being in the center of town is the traffic sounds in the morning but otherwise the location was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $200

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.

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