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Charming Streamside Arts & Crafts Bungalow---Close to Skiing and Wedding Venues

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)


This delightful historic bungalow was built by Helen Gould Shepard, daughter of Jay Gould, the Robber Baron and native son of Roxbury. The house features 3 bedrooms: 2 queens, 1 bunk (twin upper & double lower) + a double futon in library, 2 full baths (1 includes a sauna, jacuzzi & skylights), well equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, cable TV with DVD & VHS players, phone,, and a stone fireplace with rustic hand hewn mantel. We also have wireless internet service.

As Lodging Partners with Ski Plattekill, we are able to offer exclusive discounts, such as Kids 17 and under ski free, ski Sat and Sun is free as well as their new ski and tube package.

Guest Comments: Hi Kathy,

I wanted to let you know that I received your check and card in the mail yesterday. Thank you so much for getting that to me so quickly.

And thank you for a WONDERFUL vacation! We loved the house and had such a great time in it. Everyone was delighted with the sauna, and the living room and kitchen were both perfect for hanging out while cooking or playing games. We took a beautiful walk up the nature trail in the snow and it was grea to have that so accessible from the house. Roxbury seems like a really cute town and it was easy to get to from both Boston and New York.

Please feel free to use any of the above as a testimonial! We had a wonderful time and couldn't have asked for a cozier, more inviting house to spend the holiday in.

Take care and I'll let you know if any of us are interested in returning to Roxbury in the future!

All best,

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We abut the school playground with swings, etc. for young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Located about 8 miles from Ski Plattekill (ask about 'Stay & Ski Free' Program), 15 min. to Belleayre Mt. and about 40 minutes to Hunter/Windham ski areas, down the street from Shepard Hills Golf Course and 5 min. from Hannah Country Club, fly fishing nearby, scenic train rides, art galleries, shopping as well as other tourist attractions. This unique location offers a lovely country feeling with mountain views along with village amenities: walk to deli, pub, restaurants....moreless


  • Books:

    Plenty of books for both adults, toddles and teens....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Plenty of movies for family and children....moreless

  • Games:

    Plenty of games for a variety of age levels....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable stations....moreless

  • Television:

    A TV with vcr and dvd player in living room and a TV with dvd player in downstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Plenty of movies for family and children....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Ski Plattekill is the nearest ski area to our home. It's challenging, has a very welcoming atmosphere, no crowds! We are advertising partners with them and offer their discounts....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Although located in town, we do have a marvelous mountain view from the backyard as well as some bedroom windows....moreless

  • Village:

    Being in the village is just the best of everything! Walk to the new businesses on Main St., eateries, stroll an easy hiking path, enjoy the town festivities....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free calls within the 48 contiguous states and Alaska....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Landline available as there is no cell service in town....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee, no filters required....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, casserole dishes....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Lovely porch overlooking the steam. Very relaxing....moreless

  • Golf:

    Two golf courses very near by. Wonderful views!!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Susan's Pleasant Pheasant Farm is a lovely place to spend a peaceful day kayaking!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Must provide your own charcoal....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski Plattekill, Hunter Mt., Windham Mt. and Belleayre Mt all within 30-40 minutes. Plattekill is about 8minutes!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Jetted Tub


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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$2,000 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning $125


$350-$600/night depending on number of guests, length of stay and dates requested

Holiday weekend is a 3 night minimum

Holiday week = $2000.00.

Plus security deposit and cleaning fee.

Rates may vary based on size of party.

Monthly, seasonal rentals welcomed. Monthly rate: $4000 + $1000.00 refundable security deposit.

3 month/seasonal rental = $10,000.00 + $1500.00 refundable security dep

we do negotiate based on the season

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Plattekill

Car: Recommended

Located 5 minutes from Ski Plattekill (ask about discout tickets), 15 minutes from Belleayre, 30 - 40 minutes from Hunter and Windham ski areas.

Walk to Shepard Hills Golf Club & we are very near Hannah Country Club as well.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: John and I met in the Hamptons in the summer of 1988; love at first sight; married in 1990. He lived in Queens, NY and I in Lawrenceville, NJ. Being an older couple for our first marriage and having a daughter late as well, we didn't know any better than to take our baby skiing with us. She was born in June of 1993 and has been on skis since her very first winter! John took her down the teaching slope at Gore Mt. Her eyes were like saucers and a huge smile was on her face. If there were a cartoon bubble over her it would have said: "of all the adults in the world I could get for parents, I get these two loonies"! Anyway, we skied every winter and fell in love with Plattekill Mt. and Roxbury.

Why the Owner Chose Roxbury, NY, USA:
Our daughter was in the 8th grade when we purchased our home. Being in town made perfect sense. She and her friends could go out for some pizza within walking distance and we knew they would be safe. That age definitely does not want to be stranded on a bunch of acres in the middle of nowhere! The sauna and jacuzzi in the house was/is her personal spa! We, too, could easily walk to the Public and not worry about her.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the layout of our home: the kitchen area is terrific, the upstairs sauna and jacuzzi are wonderful, the creek just beyond our porch is most relaxing. We still have mountain views although we are in town! We love the property with the copse of trees shading the hammock in the summer. The house is close to everything: skiing, golf, the happenings in Roxbury. We have it all!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • Roxbury Bungalow

    Roxbury Bungalow

  • Property exterior

    Property exterior

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen.


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Futon


  • Futon as double bed

    Futon as double bed

  • Bedroom with queen bed.

    Bedroom with queen bed.

  • Lower bedroom w/queen

    Lower bedroom w/queen

  • Back yard copse of trees.

    Back yard copse of trees.

  • Bridge over stream.

    Bridge over stream.

  • Roxbury Bungalow in winter

    Roxbury Bungalow in winter

  • Porch.


  • Kitchen.


  • Wood stove in living room

    Wood stove in living room

  • Living Room.

    Living Room.

  • Futon


  • Bunk w/single upper, double lower

    Bunk w/single upper, double lower

  • Bath with jacuzzi, sauna, shower, skylights

    Bath with jacuzzi, sauna, shower, skylights

  • Dining Room.

    Dining Room.

  • Traditional bath in lower bedroom.

    Traditional bath in lower bedroom.

  • Hammock in the summer.

    Hammock in the summer.

VRBO #312874

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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