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Country Home with Pond and Beautiful Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Fox Ridge, a four season vacation rental in Margaretville, NY. Located on top of the mountain at 2100 feet overlooking the valley with spectacular views of the pond and the Catskill Forest Preserve on 9 very private acres. Only 2½ hours from New York City, Fox Ridge is an inviting escape for you, your family, and friends.

Come and enjoy our spacious, beautifully furnished contemporary home. Take in the sweeping views of the mountains and large swimming pond from the newly expanded deck or from inside the glass enclosed great room with soaring ceiling and stone fireplace. Enjoy the warmth of a roaring fire on a snowy winter night or on a cool summer evening. Come in the fall and take in the brilliant color display across the valley or rejuvenate in the spring with new life around you.

Eat in, cook on the grill or try one of the many excellent area restaurants. Spend an evening at home playing pool or watching a movie on one of the flat screen TVs. Relax in the hot tub under the stars or roast marshmallows on the fire pit. Swim or kayak in the pond, dive in from the dock or go hiking on one of the easily accessible trails. Finish up the day in our new outdoor shower.

Try your hand at flyfishing on a clean mountain stream or golf at one of the nearby courses. Belleayre Mountain offers excellent skiing for the entire family in the winter and outdoor concerts in the summer. All of these activities and more are within minutes of the house.

The 3 level house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The bedrooms are furnished with extra comfy beds and fine linens. There are two bedrooms with queen beds and one with twins, comfortably accommodating 6 people. In the lower level there is an extra large sectional sofa big enough to sleep 2 children. Come with your family and friends or enjoy a romantic getaway for 2.

Keywords: Contemporary, swim pond, 9 acres, private, incredible views

More Details

Michael Velthaus
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

Why Michael Velthaus chose Margaretville

We live in northern New Jersey and it only takes us 2 hours to get to the house. Margaretville offers a real 'downtown' with nice homes, many shops, and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

You can feel the tension melt away as you get closer to the house. The feeling of privacy and peace is amazing. As you pull down the long drive the view to the pond and mountains opens up and it's all yours. We have a black lab that seems to live in the pond as soon as we arrive at the property. You can do as little or as much as you like, activities abound. A fire at night in the fire pit with a full moon, a million stars, and the mountains silhouetted and reflected in the pond is incredible.


Margaretville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Bose IPod Dock, 1 Acre Swim Pond, 2 Kayaks, Fire Pit


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Country Home with Pond and Beautiful Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Fantastic getaway house with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 2 kids and our small dog spend a fantastic weekend at this beautiful country Home. The view is one of the nicest we have ever seen in our life. They have all sorts of amenities, the house is updated and has everything you need! This was our first stay and Michael left us a a bottle of wine and even duraflames and firewood for the indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit which we took advantage of. A great weekend of memories for our family at a beautiful spot. Michael made the process easy. We can’t wait to make it back again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave, thanks for your great review! We agree, the view is one of the best in the Catskills, we never get tired of it. And it’s just as good on a clear night with millions of stars. Happy to hear you all enjoyed it. Come back again. Best wishes, Mike
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  • 5 of 5

The moment I arrived I knew this would be a place I would want to visit for years to come; Beautiful home, spectacular view and relaxing time. Michael was a fantastic host, made sure we had everything we needed and always available to answer any questions we had. This place was truly heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent for a girls’ getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are just beautiful. The house is very clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you may need to make a delicious meal. The views from the livingroom and kitchen area are spectacular.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, thank you for such a nice review. We always think of Fox Ridge as a special place and we’re happy you thought so too. Come back again sometime. Thanks, Mike
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Beautiful, well maitanined place

  • 5 of 5

We spent our weekend here. It is very clean well maintained home and property. Owners were very helpful and informative. They have very good taste with decorating the house. Nice, comfortable and cozy place.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alto, thanks for your review, we’re glad you enjoyed Fox Ridge as much as we do. Come back again. Best, Mike
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Pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful relaxing place to stay! Property is absolutely beautiful! House has a nice feel and touch. So comfortable and cozy. Would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House and amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible vacation. The house is very well equipped and is very comfortable. The place has a spectacular view. Close to the town. With many hikes nearby.

All the information we received from the owners helped us a lot.

Thank you very much

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, thanks so much for your review. We were happy to hear you and your family enjoyed Thanksgiving at Fox Ridge. Thanks also for traveling all the way from Florida and choosing Fox Ridge for your vacation. Please come back again. Best, Mike and Joanne.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Albany, NY or Newburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Inn Between and Oakleys
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hanah Golf Resort
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Poughkeepsie, NY
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
I-87 (New York Thruway)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Inn Between
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Belleayre Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Belleayre Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $50

Holiday Weekends (New Year's Day, MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) 3 night minimum, $400 nightly.

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.