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Little Red Cabin on the Hill

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Visit the little red cabin, a cozy and eclectic writer’s home in the woods, just a 5-minute walk to the village of Phoenicia. No need for a car, the Trailways bus brings you to the village, and your feet carry you the rest of the way. This 1-bedroom cabin is perfect for a single person or couple.

Built as a rustic hunting cabin in the 50s, it has been renovated with wood and ceramic tile, and decorated with traditional and contemporary art. Now it is one large (600 sf) space with a vaulted ceiling and skylights. On cold or rainy days, hang out in front of the woodstove set into a beautiful cobble-stone chimney, or luxuriate in the Mexican-themed bathroom, looking out into the woods as you soak in the tub. Mountain and river views are afforded from the bedroom and living room areas.

Other features include a deck with Adirondack-style chairs and table, board games, a fully-equipped kitchen in which to whip up any confection from cappuccino to cupcakes, fresh bed linens and bath towels, WiFi, unlimited phone calls, ceramic tile, and hardwood floors. There is a twin air mattress available for a third guest.

The cabin sits across a small street from the confluence of the Stony Clove and Esopus creeks. Nearby, enjoy hiking through thousands of acres of Forever Wild mountains, tubing, biking, antiquing, exploring mountain villages, farmers markets, or yoga, to name a few attractions. Fifteen minutes to Belleayre, Hunter and Woodstock.

Please be aware that this is a cabin in the woods and can have animal visitors, such as the occasional mouse or ant.

Trailways bus from Port Authority stops in the village, which is a 5-minute walk to the house. Driving time from New York is about 2.5 hours.

Keywords: Rustic, charming, cabin, cottage, log, woods

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About The Owner

I'm a writer & editor. During the 10 years I lived at the cabin, I was a reporter for the local newspaper.

The Owner purchased this house in 1983

Why The Owner chose Catskills

I was lucky enough to inherit the cabin from my father.

What makes this house unique

The cabin is simple, cheerful and relaxing. Walk to the village in 5 minutes or hang out on a boulder to watch the mighty Esopus creek rush by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Rachel, Thanks for opening your eclectic, colorful, cozy cabin so people can enjoy what it has to offer. We have some great memories.The river was so relaxing. Fires at night in your cozy cabin were too perfect. We were amazed by the great hiking nearby, especially the rock formations & waterfalls on the Tanbark Trail behind the post office. We also had a great time shoveling pig poop & helping out at the Woodstock Animal Farm Sanctuary! What a great place to volunteer at. Thanks again!
May 2011
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Amenities

Phoenicia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 1 queen-size bed, 1 air mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Little Red Cabin on the Hill
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews
jackson heights, ny
5

This is that place you were looking for--perfect retreat, getaway, Catskills base

  • 5 of 5

There is both too much and very little I can say about Rachel and her Little Red Cabin. The word "perfect" sounds hollow, but it is also dead-on, particularly in its ability to contain everyone's definition.

From my original inquiries all the way through my return to the city, Rachel was present and extremely attentive to all of my questions and needs, whether about the cabin, Phoenicia and the surrounding area, or my swimming hole options. The cabin itself is beautiful and simple and real, the type of space that will adapt to whatever you need from your time there: to sit and listen to the water and wind, to rest, to work. Phoenicia and the area only add to that feeling of possibility without pressure. There are some great food and people a few minutes away, and not too much further away, you can find even more. The same is true for hiking, walking, biking, art, fishing--that list could go on far too long. The ways each season would shift these options--too good.

Much, much gratitude to Rachel for creating and cultivating a place that allows for so many experiences while retaining and being shaped by the core of a solid, comfortable, real living space known as the Little Red Cabin. I hope to be there again as soon and often as I can.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excessive Clutter, No room for Guest Belongings, Kitchen barely functional

  • 1 of 5

The cottage did not feel welcoming. If your stay is a short one---a weekend perhaps---where you plan to eat out and NOT do any cooking then this cottage could possibly work for you. But for a longer stay like ours, this was definitely not the place. Excessive clutter everywhere--no room for a guest to put belongings---every shelf & drawer - and the one closet in the cottage---was filled with owner's clothes and belongings. The kitchen was barely usable-----dirty & disorganized---with jars and bottles filled with food remnants past their prime, a tiny refrigerator badly in need of defrosting, pots and pans that needed to be scoured before you could even think about putting food into them. The kitchen counters (if you could call them that) were painted plywood and the paint was chipping. The bathroom had a tub with a hand held shower unit--difficult to navigate---and no shower curtain to absorb splashes. The toilet was malfunctioning, makeshift towel racks kept falling off, and the shelves were filled with the owner's toiletries leaving no room for the guests'. The cottage had some artsy touches (like the exotic bathroom tiled sink), and the wooded setting and attractive exterior of the house was all very nice---as was the close proximity to town. But for the most part the interior was filled with clutter (board games without the board, non-working flashlight, irrelevant odds & ends on shelves). We had to try to overlook the clutter and live out of our suitcases because the owner apparently gave no thought to the comfort of guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City
5

Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great long weekend stay at the cabin in Phoenicia. Rachel was very helpful with directions and suggestions for local businesses and attractions. The cabin is beautifully decorated with great artwork and furniture, and the kitchen is well appropriated with all the cookware necessary to make most meals. The property is surrounded by trees and vegetation, which afford perfect privacy, but it's close enough to town that you don't feel isolated or completely cut-off. Nice farm markets and a full grocery store all within a 10-15 minute drive. I will definitely like to return the next time I'm in the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything you need and nothing you don't

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is so cute and even better in person. It literally was perfect for a long weekend away with our dog. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed, and we loved sitting out on the deck listening to the water. It's a short walk into town for restaurants, shopping, the market. Absolutely perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better place!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elisa, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! You were a delight to have, as well.
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5

Amazing experience.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our stay. Wonderful, warm and comfortable. Our three year old still talks about the amazing time she had in Phoenicia in our little cabin.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sayville, NY
5

Beautiful fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, our dogs and myself had a great time at the Little Red Cabin. It is the perfect size for a couple and we enjoyed our nights playing scrabble (provided w the cabin) by the fireplace. There isn't a TV but with Internet access, you don't miss it and was nice to get away from. The cabin has a unique charm and we felt right at home.

The location is great and even with Rt 28 being so close, I couldn't hear the cars/trucks. We've visited Phoenicia before by way of camping but now I think we'll be renting a cabin every year instead. The town is small but has everything you will need if you don't have a car. Woodstock is only a 20 min drive and is fun to walk around as well and there are more restaurants there. Hiking in the Catskills is amazing!

Can't wait to go to Phoenicia next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Phoenicia is home to white water tubing on the Esopus river.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

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.

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