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Near Woodstock & H.I.T.S! Waterfall & Catskill Mountain Views!

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Last updated: 11/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Situated on the legendary Niobe Falls, The Waterfall House is a sunny and bright, charming Victorian house at the end of a quiet country road. Hiking is literally "out the door." Located in the tiny hamlet of Palenville, The Waterfall House was home to Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle," and s centrally located between Woodstock, Saugerties, Catskill and Hunter.

Furnished with country antiques and original art, the Waterfall House has two bedrooms, two full spacious baths plus a den with twin bed "sleeper chairs." The full size sofa bed in the living room affords a glorious waterfall view. A separate dining room comfortably seats six.

The fully equipped cook’s kitchen features granite counters and coffee nook with delightful river views. French doors in the living room and den open to a romantic wrap-around porch right over the river with majestic mountain and waterfall views, the inspiration for the famed Hudson River School of Painters.


Iconic Woodstock, a 10 mile drive, is a haven for shops, galleries and restaurants. Nearby Hunter Mountain (10 miles) provides a wide range of winter and summer sports. Hunter is the first of the three major ski resorts, which also include Windham and Belleayre. The 'Catskill Mountain Foundation' offers classes in the arts and many craft and culinary events. Nature lovers will appreciate the access to hiking and fishing.

In summer and fall, browse the outdoor flea market. A wide variety of shops, galleries and first-rate restaurants are all within strolling distance. Enjoy a concert at the historic Maverick or live theater at the Woodstock Playhouse. The 'Woodstock Film Festival, held each autumn, is a movie lover's delight.

The charming Village of Saugerties, (“....one of the ten coolest small towns in America...” Budget Traveler Magazine), an easy 8 mile drive, provides easy access to the Hudson River for boating and sailing and is home to H.I.T.S., a major equestrian center. Exciting new shops and restaurants and many festivals and events such as the Garlic Festival each September and the 'Jazz Festival' make Saugerties a destination in its own right. A colorful Farmer’s Market is open in season.

Evenings are perfect for strolling to the 'Fernwood Restaurant' for cocktails and dinner.

Keywords: Perennial gardens and swimming holes surround this charming Victorian house set on a quiet country lane.
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(845) 246-6666

Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We welcome responsible guests in their mid-twenties and above. We are not a "party house."...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    We require adult supervision at all times for toddlers and small children around the water features....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Currently, we do not have bathroom bars. Downstairs bedroom makes for easy access. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    The Waterfall House is 'smoke-free.' Smoking is permitted on the grounds....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome well mannered dogs with a fifty-dollar pet fee....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 child bed

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Loft area with sitting area and full, private bath., Double Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom, waterfall views, full bath., Twin or Single Beds (1) Our den has two 'sleeper chairs' that convert to twin beds. Ideal for children., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full waterfall views from the queen-size sofa bed. A special mattress pad makes this as comfortable as a conventional mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Original art and 'giant objects' from 'ThinkBig!' creator Bob Malkin.

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVD's for all tastes!...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Most rooms offer waterfall views....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private steps lead to on-site waterfalls and swimming holes. Kaaterskill Creek is year-round....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% Cotton Sheets, Down Alternative Bedding...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Waterfall views and French doors leading to covered porch....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Adjoins house. Parking for two cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We will help you arrange special dinners. Just give us 48-hours notice....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker. Please turn it off after you've enjoyed your coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped for cooking with friends....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Granite counters and breakfast bar, cafe table for two....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked with spices, oils and sundry food items. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size....moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic top stove and oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered porch with waterfall and river views....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
OFF PEAK SEASON
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$400
$2,700
PEAK SEASON
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$425
$2,850
PEAK SEASON
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$475
$3,200
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$465

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $50

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Car: Recommended

Nature is abundant, so bring your camera. Loads of nearby hiking trails. We provide maps. Our bikes are yours to use.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: When "ThingBig!" creator Bob Malkin met Emmy-award winning film editor and novelist Barbara Pokras, neither dreamed they'd be the owners of The Waterfall House! Bob is a "Brooklyn boy," and Babs grew up in Connecticut but spent most of her life in Los Angeles.

Why the Owner Chose Palenville, NY, USA:
We simply couldn't say, "no," when we found the Waterfall House. The next question, what to do with it? We already had a house nearby with its own, smaller waterfall. Our solution? To create an extraordinary vacation rental home to share with the world. Our guests come from far and wide, and the response has been beyond our wildest dreams!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Waterfall House is the perfect retreat from the hectic pace of life. Relaxation is a given, as are hiking, swimming, skiing, fishing, shopping, gallery hopping and fine dining.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

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Photos

  • Relax by our onsite waterfalls

    Relax by our onsite waterfalls

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

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

  • The Waterfall House and gardens

    The Waterfall House and gardens

  • Breakfast on the veranda.

    Breakfast on the veranda.

  • Our country dining room seats six comfortably

    Our country dining room seats six comfortably

  • The upstairs bedroom

    The upstairs bedroom

  • Each bedroom has its own full bath.

    Each bedroom has its own full bath.

  • Waterfall views from our living room.

    Waterfall views from our living room.

  • The waterfall House in autumn

    The waterfall House in autumn

  • The Waterfall House is a house for all seasons.

    The Waterfall House is a house for all seasons.

  • Niobe Falls in our backyard

    Niobe Falls in our backyard

  • Primordial Waterfalls, etched in time.

    Primordial Waterfalls, etched in time.

  • Catskill Mountain views.

    Catskill Mountain views.

  • Our well-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking with friends.

    Our well-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking with friends.

  • A loft bedroom affords privacy and romance.

    A loft bedroom affords privacy and romance.

  • Our downstairs bedroom affords waterfall views.

    Our downstairs bedroom affords waterfall views.

  • Cuddle by the fireplace, or watch your favorite shows on our 42" HDTV.

    Cuddle by the fireplace, or watch your favorite shows on our 42" HDTV.

  • Spectacular foliage frames our onsite waterfall

    Spectacular foliage frames our onsite waterfall

  • Magical winter waterfalls.

    Magical winter waterfalls.

  • We welcome you to The Waterfall House.

    We welcome you to The Waterfall House.

VRBO #148789

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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