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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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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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 4.9583335 based on 44 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, no issures or concerns.

  • 5 of 5

Tidy apartment, exact center of village, would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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We love staying here

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time that my family and I have stayed in this apartment. We love it. The apartment is spacious and has a wonderful peaceful feeling. It has everything that we need ready for us when we walk in the door. The master bedroom has a meditation nook and access to the balcony. It is a great green space in the summer and a wonderful winter view. the second bedroom has windows overlooking the balcony and great black out shades for privacy. The bathroom is large and well stocked, and I love that there is a stacked washer and dryer. The kitchen always has coffee and every items I ever look for. The other feature that we love about this place is the location! Maria's is two steps from the door and Bread alone is right across the street. When we don't feel like cooking, there is plenty of good food to feed us. Jeff and Audrey (and everyone at Mirabai) are welcoming and make everything easy. This is our go to place when staying in Woodstock.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable, accessible village center apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, warm hosts. Very attractive, clean, comfortable, well furnished apartment. Great location to visit village and the surrounds. Had a wonderful holiday retreat with two adult children. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I booked this apartment a week before New Year's. We felt lucky to have discovered Audrey and Jeff's place. The warmth and kindness from the hosts was lovely, the location was ideal and the apartment itself was spacious, private, comfortable and clean . Audrey and Jeff are generous and seemed to anticipate our needs before we knew we had them! If you're looking for a place in the heart of the Woodstock town, walk-able to everything, this is the place for you. Thank you, Audrey and Jeff!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

If you’re going to Woodstock meditative getaway, look no further. This place even has a meditation room. 🧘?‍♂️ The apartment was centrally located in the heart of Woodstock and within walking distance of pretty much very thing there. The owners thought of everything to ensure our comfort: everything from an audio/video and book library to some bottled water and organic chocolate to greet us. I highly recommend this place and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 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

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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