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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 - 3 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 with spectacular views overlooking 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

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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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(26 traveler reviews)

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Country Home with Pond and Beautiful Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 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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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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Cicero, NY

Beautiful Weekend to Get Away

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our dog, and I had an amazing stay at Fox Ridge. The weather was great, the views were amazing, and the house was fantastic! We were able to relax and enjoy the quiet the entire weekend. Mike and Joanne remained in communication throughout and ensured that we would have the best possible time during our stay. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, thanks for a great review. You are always welcome. Best wishes, Mike.
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Relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 pups just had an amazing stay at this beautiful house. Everything has been taken care of and the house and property felt a world away (just what we needed). We loved swimming during the day and reading on the deck as well as exploring nearby trails and towns. At night, we relaxed by reading and playing pool. It's so nice to find a place that is dog friendly- our dogs probably had more fun than we did (if that's possible). Thanks again, Mike! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Christmas in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

My family (6 adults & 2 dogs) had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful home for the Christmas holiday. We could not have been more pleased with the location and amenities. The weather was warm so instead of skiing we played ball in the lawn, the pups swam in the pond, visited the Cooperstown Beverage Trail (Ommegang Brewery!) and Woodstock. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub or with a game of pool, as well as the peaceful house setting including the beautiful sunrises/sets. The house was tastefully decorated for Christmas, with a lighted tree and stocked wood fireplace which added to the ambiance. We found everything we needed in the well-stocked kitchen to make a traditional Christmas dinner. Homeowner, Mike, was an absolute joy to work with: accommodating, quick with response, helpful with trip/grocery planning, and all other questions I had prior to arriving. We are looking forward to another holiday in the Mountains and will not hesitate to stay at Fox Ridge upon our return!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michael Velthaus
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 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.


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
Damage Deposit $400

Holiday Weekends (New Year's Day, MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) 3 night minimum, $450 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.

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