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Beautiful Woodland Valley Post & Beam Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Relax and unwind to the peaceful sound of water in this beautiful post and beam home in a spectacular natural setting.

Secluded yet close to town, located on a dirt road tucked behind the Pantherkill stream, this spacious sunlit home has mountain views from every window and is ringed by forest and streams.

With an open floor plan living area and country kitchen/dining area, the house lends itself beautifully to entertaining, with a large deck perfect for sunning, dining al fresco or stargazing. The three charmingly decorated bedrooms (including a huge master bedroom with vaulted ceiling), dramatic wooden beams, and a crackling fire in the woodstove create a wonderfully warm feeling for hosting friends and family.

Located less than 5 minutes from the shops and restaurants of the village of Phoenicia, and 15 minutes to Woodstock and major ski areas, the house is walking distance from fishing streams, biking, hiking trails and kayaking/tubing on the famous Esopus Creek. Less than 2.5 hours by car from Manhattan, it's a world apart.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Sandy

I live in New York City.

Sandy purchased this house in 2003

Why Sandy chose Phoenicia

I chose to buy in this location for its spectacular natural beauty. The area is gorgeous, with mountains and streams and clear mountain air, and there are tons of things to do (or one can do nothing). It's far enough from the city to feel as though you're in a different world but close enough to be easily accessible. And the people are artsy and unpretentious yet sophisticated.

What makes this house unique

The house is warm and inviting; luxurious yet homey and rustic all at the same time. There is a small stream next to the house with a rushing brook at the end of it. The large sunny lawn is perfect for outdoor activities and it's surrounded by forest and mountain views. The range of activities available within a very short distance is enormous. Fishing, hiking, biking, skiing/snowboarding, kayaking, tubing, etc.; art, antiques, theatre, dance, indoor and outdoor concerts, restaurants, great local organic farms, cooking out, stargazing...the opportunities are endless.


Phoenicia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom has a large tub and shower; the other has a shower only. Both have windows.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom #1 (Upstairs) - 1 queen , Includes seating area w/loveseat, 2 chairs and coffee table
    Master Bedroom (Upstairs) - 1 king , Includes L-shaped couch/seating area, chaise and large desk
    Guest Bedroom #2 (Ground Floor) - 1 double , On the ground floor; good for people with mobility issues.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Seasonal stream on property.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Woodland Valley Post & Beam Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Emerson, NJ

The house was beautiful and spacious. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Phoenicia is a quaint, friendly town. There is great food and awesome shopping. I bought my first Christmas gift at Melange on Main Street.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation here this summer. The house is charmingly decorated, well stocked and well set up. It felt like a comfortable and welcoming home rather than a generic vacation rental and the property around it is just beautiful. Sandy was responsive to all our needs and a pleasure to rent from. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sandy was great! We love the location and the antiques! I would go back for sure

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cosy and characterful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over New Year and found it the perfect winter getaway. The cabin itself is well designed, warm, spacious and yet still cosy. The kitchen is very well equipped. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean and tidy on arrival. Sandy was a very helpful host and very lovely to work with. The house has lovely touches of character which make it feel like a home from home rather than a 'vanilla' rental. It was very snowy whilst we were here and the kids loved sledging down the hill - though do note with snow you would want 4WD for access.

Do try the Phoenicia Diner just down the road - definitely the best diner we've been to in the USA!

One small point - on the Homeaway system the house shows as being actually in the town of Phoenicia - in fact it's a couple of miles away.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Chris. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and we would love to welcome you back anytime. One quick note: while not located in the village of Phoenicia, the house is in Woodland Valley, which is one of its neighborhoods...just wanted to clarify for people who are unfamiliar with the area. Thanks again for your kind words!
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the house, it was beautiful inside and out. We were given detailed and helpful information that came in very handy during our stay. Everything was handled with so much professionalism and quickly from beginning to end. We absolutely loved it and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and owner!

  • 5 of 5

My family has had the pleasure of staying in this house during each of the last two ski seasons, and we have had wonderful experiences. The house itself is very charming. In an area where some houses can be a bit "rustic," this house is quite beautiful with all of the wood beams. The kitchen has every single item of need. The beds are comfortable, and there is ample room to spread out. The location is terrific. So close to the town of Phoenicia with several good dining options (including our favorite - The Phoenicia Diner). It is also very close to Belleayre, Hunter and Windham, so all are accessible. It is also a short drive to Woodstock. On top of it all, the owner Sandy is truly a gem. She is extremely responsive to all questions and requests and really is such a pleasure. I recommend her and her house to anyone seeking a great getaway in the beautiful Catskills.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David - it is a pleasure hosting you and your family. Thank you so much for your kind words! Sandy
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50

Rates are negotiable for long-term/seasonal rentals. During the winter ski season (November - March), guests are responsible for heating costs for any stay longer than 7 days. All rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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