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Relaxing Retreat on 31 Acres with Stunning Mountain Views & Swimming Pond

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


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Less than two and a half hours from NYC, ten minutes from Belleayre Ski Center, and 40 minutes from historic Woodstock, this is the perfect mountain retreat.

On 31 private acres, this two-story house has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, a large wraparound deck and spacious open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Downstairs there's a bedroom with king bed and bathroom with jacuzzi tub. There are two bedrooms upstairs, one with a king bed and the other with a queen bed, as well as an additional full bathroom.

The house also features cathedral ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, an entertainment loft with 50' Plasma TV with DishTV, and WiFi throughout. Sliding glass doors lead to the outside wraparound deck with a full size gas grill. Floor to ceiling windows offer views of Halcott Mountain and the surrounding Catskill mountains. Two couches (not pull-out) and floor pillows provide additional sleeping accommodations if needed.

Outside the house, there is a huge stone patio nestled alongside the pond, with lounge chairs, floating dock, and a fire pit, perfect for campfire songs and roasting marshmallows!.

The owner is an amateur chef and the fully-stocked kitchen includes everything from a KitchenAid Mixer and Cuisinart to appliances such as a dishwasher, and washer/dryer.

This house is a short drive from Phoenicia, Woodstock, Andes, and Margaretville for shopping, dining, antiquing, skiing and river tubing. Trailways bus to NYC is located in nearby Fleischmanns.

For skiing, the house is centrally located and close to Belleayre, Hunter Mountain, Windham, and Plattekill.

NOTE: In the winter, you must have a four-wheel drive vehicle to access the property.




Keywords: Skiing, Private, Romantic, Retreat, Mountain Home, Fireplace, Pond, Views

More Details

Paul T.
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Paul T.

I am a professional artist and this is my private home. I enjoy entertaining friends here, and welcoming them into this peaceful retreat from the city.

Paul T. purchased this house in 2004

Why Paul T. chose Catskills

I have always been drawn to the Catskill Mountains, and after many years of looking for the perfect home I finally found it. The previous owners designed and built this house themselves and it shows in every detail, and that's why I bought it.

What makes this house unique

Pictures do not do justice to this house and the property. You have to see it to believe it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I've stayed on the property a couple times this summer. It is an amazing retreat from my busy life. The cabin is beautifully maintained with a wrap around porch, jacuzzi bathtub, spectacular panoramic views, and three very comfortable beds. Can't recommend this property enough!
Aug 2011
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Fleischmanns House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Massage Chair, Outdoor Dining Area


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Relaxing Retreat on 31 Acres with Stunning Mountain Views & Swimming Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
New York City

Gorgeous and neat as a pin.

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in at least 6 rentals in the Catskills and Paul's property stands alone as cream of the crop. The cabin is perfectly appointed and the grounds compliment the stunning setting. I can't recommend the place or the host highly enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we had hoped for . . .

  • 5 of 5

All the other great reviews regarding the house and the property were right on point. The house is quaint, comfortable and has a well appointed kitchen, while having wonderful views of mountains. There was useful information about the area, including things to do and restaurants. Paul was very accessible and responsive throughout the process. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was perhaps the nicest VRBO I've ever rented from. Beautiful, cozy, secluded, warm and stunningly picturesque. Everything was in perfect working order, and meticulously maintained. The house is a best suited for a group of 6, but we easily made it work with a group of 8 (with one couple sleeping on an airbed). We rented in the late fall, but I'm excited to rent again in Summer (and perhaps Winter too).

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Jersey

Great family winter weekend!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect winter weekend! We were treated to snow, views, great walks, skiing, and the most comfortable home to relax in. The very cozy atmosphere was accented by all the amenities that anyone could need! The location was wonderful and the views were spectacular!!!! The home and grounds lacked nothing for our enjoyment. The absolutely dedicated care by the owner made everything so simple and allowed us to focus on enjoying our stay. We look forward to the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful home again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place

  • 5 of 5

The house is well maintained and comfortable on a lovely property. The kitchen is well stocked with plenty of pots/pans/tools as well as spices. Paul is a great host and was very responsive and easy to deal with. The location is close to Bellayre skiing and not too far from Pine Hill and a few other cute towns. Definitely need AWD in the winter going up the driveway.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Alison! You're welcome back anytime!
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Escape to nature

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just needed a few quiet days somewhere and Halcott House was the perfect place. We spent our days hiking and exploring the area and slept beautifully in the very comfortable and incredibly clean surroundings. Had a good meal at the suggested Peek-a-Moose and enjoyed Paul's collection of cookbooks and great trail maps. Highly recommend this special place. And our dog had the time of her life; she could run free as the road was far from the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Newburgh or Albany
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
NY Trailways Bus in Fleischmanns
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I-87 NY Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Belleayre Mountain
Car: necessary

Ten minutes from Belleayre Mountain: skiing, snow shoeing, summer concerts.


Rates & Availability

Fleischmanns House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

Cleaning fee starts at $100 for the first two guests and is based on occupancy.

Pets are considered for a nonrefundable fee of $25/pet, based on size and breed. Pets must be kept off the furniture and can never be left alone inside the house. Droppings left on the lawn will automatically forfeit security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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