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Serene Retreat on a Stream - Phoenicia

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Relaxing Getaway

Modern, Light Filled Home Overlooking a Bubbling Stream Surrounded by Trees and the Mountains. Vaulted Great Room with Skylights and Loft Bedroom. Relax Out on the Deck in the Hammock While the Soothing Sound of the Water Lulls You Into a Meditative Bliss… when it Gets Chilly You Can Sit Inside by the Woodstove.

Located in Secluded Woodland Valley, Just Minutes to Downtown Phoenicia with Shopping, Galleries, Local Restaurants and Nearby Hiking, Fishing and Tubing. Minutes to Hunter Mountain and Bellayre.

This is a separate guest house that sits next to our main house. We are happy to say hi if we are up but will give you your privacy. The house is new and energy efficient. *Now with AIR CONDITIONING. Everything is new and clean with a natural yet modern feel. It has a well equipped stainless steel kitchen, spacious bathroom, wireless Internet, flat screen TV, digital cable, DVD, wood stove, grill and outdoor furniture including hammock. Pure Heaven…

*Please note - this house is on a secluded private mountain road - 4 wheel drive is preferred for icy winter weather.

Keywords: House

Instagram: SereneRetreatPhoenicia

More Details

Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Alison

We are both multi-tasking creative people working in NYC's Art and Design industries. We split our time between New York City and the Catskill Mountains. Traveling with our furry companions.

Alison purchased this house in 2008

Why Alison chose Phoenicia

This place is magical. We love it as it's a truly special spot and we are happy to share the beauty of it with others. It's wonderful to see how this space has become a place of recharge from the city, a warm gathering spot for friends, marriage proposals, a honeymoon getaway, a place of healing and retreat for the people who pass through.

What makes this house unique

The sound of the stream. It's like you are living inside a meditation CD!


Phoenicia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Serene Retreat on a Stream - Phoenicia
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

Easter Weekend in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

It's definitely on a stream - which was positively gushing with spring runoff when we stayed over Easter weekend. But inside the house it was quiet and comfortable and warm and dry (even more so with the wood-burning stove doing its thing). Everything we needed was there, and our dog felt right at home. As a base for hiking the Phoenicia area (less pretentious than Woodstock but equally beautiful), Serene Retreat fit the bill perfectly. Thanks Alison for a fine stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Vernon, NY

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our two children 4 & 1.5 years old. The kids loved it here. Very family friendly. Clean, quiet, and private. The owners were on property the weekend we stayed, we never saw them, just occasionally their adorable dog would stroll over to play with our dog. Great place! Highly recomended

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience and Alison was a very gracious, welcoming and kind host. Her pup and cat were both very friendly and it was an ideal place for us having two dogs.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

I just got back home from this place. This house was very cleaned and there was everything I needed. so I only needed my own foods and toothpaste and brush. My family got a good time and hopefully try again. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A splendid stay

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a great place. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The place is conveniently located near many excellent trails and restaurants. The sound of the stream is also quite cathartic :) 10/10 would recommend to a friend and would definitely stay again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coming back for the stream!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Really cozy and sweet cabin with a beautiful stream in the back. Would definitely love to come back during the summer to fully enjoy the stream and the campfire. Allison was great and super accommodating. Only downside is we picked a back weekend to go and it rained so our hike was cut short.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Pet Fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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