“Classically American” in its design, this family home in Woodstock is very flexible. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms---it sleeps six to seven adults. Not enough space? There is also a newly furnished, one-bedroom apartment that can accommodate 4 more adults for a reasonable extra charge. So, a total of 11 adults can be comfortably accomodated. Large family gatherings are very popular here.
Visitors have the option of renting just the house, or the house + the apartment. Regardless of your choice, you will have perfect privacy. We will NOT rent the apartment to anyone else while yous are in the main house.
If you're here during the summer, you can avail yourself of the brand new, beautiful, natural pool/pond that is swimmable. The pond is freshwater, no salt or chemicals, and it is filtered naturally by aquatic plants, and it is lined! No muck to walk through.
If you're here during the winter, you can enjoy the cozy woodstove in the dining room, safe and snug as you drink your morning coffee looking out into the woods to spot wildlife, and to watch the snow fall on the pond. The backyard is big, a perfect place for building your best snowman ever!
The name of our property—Shanti Neer—means place of peace. It is a serene and spacious 2+ acre property. It is an ideal setting for family and friends to gather. The back yard is a great place for fun and games, and the Weber grill, screened dining-deck, and picnic tables are all ready for outdoor eating and relaxing.
All hardwood floors downstairs and new bamboo floors upstairs. In the main house, bedrooms are all upstairs and include two queen bedrooms and a bedroom with two twin beds, each with special new non-allergenic, soy foam mattresses. The fourth bedroom has a new, full-size, sofa-bed plus a desk for anyone with work to do or a book to write! Master bedroom and bathroom are en-suite, and there is a second full bathroom upstairs in the hall. A third full bathroom is on the first floor.
The colorful country kitchen has everything you need to make the best cup of coffee or cook up a storm, and it is laid out so that more than one cook can enjoy it at the same time! New appliances include a gas range top, double electric ovens, microwave, etc. The 28-ft open-plan kitchen/dining room is bright and airy and includes a table that seats 6 - 10. All ready for family breakfasts, a down-home meal, a sophisticated dinner party or a special celebration!
It’s an easy few steps round the brick wall divider into to the welcoming living room, where everyone can comfortably sink into sofas to chill-out, talk, read, snooze or savor!
And a few steps from there, an inviting East-meets-West TV room/den boasts a stunning oriental carpet, embroidered pillows and hand-woven throws strewn over the love-seat and sofa. A new Samsung 46” TV is tucked away into a handsome Chinese cinnabar-red lacquer cabinet. Books and games are stashed on shelves for you to enjoy and peruse.
As stated above, the apartment can be rented with the house, or not, as your need for space requires. RATES QUOTED HERE ARE FOR THE MAIN HOUSE ONLY. If you are interested in the apartment also, please contact us. If you would like to see photos of the apartment, put ID #4049093 into the search box on the HomeAway home page.
All on the first floor, the apartment is a newly furnishd one-bedroom with a new queen-size matttress. In the living room we have also provided a top-quality, comfortable pull-out couch that is queen-size also. There is a full bath, and a comfortable, well-equipped eat-in kitchen with dining space for at least 4.
The property is amazingly flexible. Plenty of space in the common areas, and plenty of space for privacy as well.
The following ammenities are provided for you whether you rent the main house, the apartment, or both:
Double electric wall ovens
Electric tea kettle
Weber outdoor gas grill
46” flat screen TV
Washer and Dryer
Iron (and ironing board)
We also supply:
Salt & pepper
Housekeeping is an option. Just contact us to arrange for it.
We require that the signatory guest be at least 28 years old.
SETTING: Nestled in the woods on the edge of Woodstock, you are less than 10 minutes from the center of the town of Woodstock. But you are also just about twelve minutes away from Saugerties for great antiquing and HITS! And if you have Mall withdrawal, a fifteen-minute drive will take you to Kingston for suburban shopping, or a quaint visit to the Stockade Area where the original capital of New York State was actually placed!
THINGS TO DO: Woodstock, the original Colony of the Arts, is on the threshold of the 700,000-acre Catskill State Park, where a farming community settled by the Dutch in the 17th century found a way to accommodate all those crazy artists that arrived in the early 20th century. The beauty of the Catskill Mountains inspired the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, became the summer home of the New York Art Students League, and gave rise to the Maverick Concert Hall. There is more to do here than you can imagine!
There are great restaurants and cafes boasting international cuisine as well as American, boutiques, antique stores, health-food stores, an art store, a movie house, two book stores, an exceptional shoe store, and the best hardware store in the world. And, of course, you can visit Byrdcliffe and The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, or you can hear great chamber music in the woods at Maverick.
Nearby you will find golf, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, tennis, river walks and even river dips, bike rentals, sledding and snow-shoeing. Check out galleries, the week-end flea market, mid-week farmer's market. And as you'd expect in Woodstock -- there’s a wide selection of yoga, massage, Pilates, Reiki, and Qigong, not to mention spa services. If esoterica is what you are after, psychic, tarot and astrological readings are of course always on offer! For fun, join the Sunday afternoon open drumming sessions on 'the village green' right in the center of town. You'll also find places of worship of many denominations: Catholic; Jewish; Christian; Hindu; Buddhist—Zen and Tibetan, plus several different spiritual retreat centers.
We invite you to come see for yourself and greatly look forward to welcoming you!
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