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Spectacular Waterfront in the Phoenicia Area - Incredible Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10

Beautiful waterfront home on 4 acres with breathtaking views of the Esopus Creek, Broad Hollow Stream, and Mountains. Guests have always been in awe of the beauty of the setting. Only 1 mile from Phoenicia border-3 miles from Village. Secluded to be a great party house or romantic couples retreat, but not isolated as it is conveniently located on a private road off of Rt 28. All the comforts of home with a fully equipped kitchen, cozy fireplace, and an exercise room with two recumbent bikes and fitness equipment. Amenities also include cable tv, hi-speed wireless internet, and a washer/dryer. Each room has TV & DVD, or maybe you'll prefer listening to the rushing Esopus which can be heard from virtually every room in the house. The lawn is great for sports, running around, or having a campfire. The magnificent 60 foot deck was built for a party and has a section that is covered so that you can stay dry and take a nap outside listening to the rain gently dance on the tin roof.

Mike Eitelberg
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

What A View!

Review Submitted: March 28, 2009 Date of Stay: March 2009

We really enjoyed our weekend there. We were 10 people; 6 adults and 4 children. The view from the house was incredible. I would recommend this house for all seasons. We stayed during the ski season, but I can imagine that it would be a beautiful place all year round. Owner was very accommodating. Wanted to make sure we enjoyed our weekend. House was nice, updated and clean. We can't wait to go back next year. Thanks again Mike!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Apr 2009
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Spectacular Waterfront in the Phoenicia Area - Incredible Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented this house at the end of May, to allow our son to flyfish in the area for his high school graduation gift. This house is amazing, and you couldn't ask for a better, more private yet convenient location. My son (age 18) took photos of the house and said he wants one just like it some day! The bedding was VERY comfortable, and we loved the porch out back-great views, lovely breeze, and oh so quiet! The owner was very accomdating - great communication from start to finish. I can't recommend this place highly enough - you will NOT be disappointed if you want a quiet place to relax that's close to restaurants, etc. The town itself is very small and laid back - perfect for a relaxing getaway. If you're fishing, check out Hank Rope (lives near this town) as a guide - so helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway in Catskill mountains

  • 5 of 5

We loved the beautiful house with amazing mountain views with beautiful fall colors, an accessible creek and a HUGE backyard.The house was well maintained and ready for us when we arrived. Mike was easily accessible and really helpful in answering all our questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful relaxing property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at your place Mike. Enjoyed hearing the creek from the living room and a beautiful view. The yard, oh my, played soccer, badmitton, had a evening fire. Trips to the creek were enjoy by grandkids and adults. Even decided the get in. Kids enjoyed floating for a ways by the current.

Your house had everything we needed in preparing meals and enjoying games after dark. 2 of the days we just stayed at the house enjoying the property. Oh, we found the eagle nest and one adult saw an eagle.

Holly was great showing us around.

The solitude and beauty of you property was a real treat and made for an amazing vacation. Thank you for sharing this beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful property

  • 5 of 5

It was really tough to leave this place. Mike has a great property right on the Esopus Creek that I couldn't recommend enough. Caught a handful of brown trout, did some great hiking and enjoyed a couple amazing nights by the campfire. A couple guys were lucky enough to see two bald eagles fishing in the creek when we first arrived. All in all a great escape from the stresses of everyday life!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Mikes house. Location is awesome . The back yard is unreal and house had plenty of room. The kids loved playing In the yard while the adults relaxed. We will definitely be back. Thanks again mike!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great space and we will definitely be coming back. .the house and Kitchen with a ton of space and well equipped. The backyard was our favorite, river and fire pit are amazing, It was nice to kick back and relax in such a great place. The rental process was a breeze and the owner outlines everything you need to know about the house. I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Shandaken is located in the center of the beautiful Catskill Mountain Forests Preserve and 3 miles from the quaint town of Phoenicia which offers unique shopping, delicious food, and tubing down the Esopus Creek. Minutes away are fantastic hiking trails for all desired difficulty levels ranging from Giant Ledge to Mount Tremper Fire Tower. Only 12 miles from Woodstock which offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants , music and cultural events. The drive there offers beautiful country roads and views. The Catskills offers natures best for all seasons whether it's Trout fishing in Spring, tubing down the pristine Esopus in Summer, enjoying fantastic fall foliage in Autumn, or skiing at one of the three major mountain areas nearby (Belleayre 8 miles, Hunter 17 miles, Windham 25 miles away). America’s original wilderness is a region vivid with natural beauty, enticing to the senses, and filled with fun.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 - May 23
2 night minimum stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $100 Nightly
May 24 - Sep 2
2 night minimum stay
Sep 3 - Nov 24
2 night minimum stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $130 Nightly
Nov 25 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

There are significant discounts available for two week day rentals.

$500 Security Deposit is Required. It is fully refundable and returned within 5 business days as long as no damage is done to the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Allaben House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Room for kids
  • The master bedroom has sliding glass doors that open to the deck. Magnificent views! Every room has a TV and DVD player. The fitness room has 2 incumbent bikes and bow-flex type fitness equipment.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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