3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Big Eat-in Country Kitchen With Mountain And Stream Views
About Laura Piervincenzi
Ron and Laura both grew up on Long Island, NY and spent many childhood vacations in the Catskill Mountains. It has always been a special place to us and in 2010 we decided to buy a vacation home there. At the time we lived in New Jersey and could get to the house in just two hours. It was the perfect weekend get-away and summer retreat. In 2014 we relocated to Potomac, Maryland--a 7 hour drive from Phoenicia! But it still remains our special place and we go up as often as we can. We never want to give it up--it is our second home--so to be able to keep it we've decided to offer it for vacation rentals. We are happy to share it with other families who love the beauty of nature, and the peacefulness of a perfect mountain home.
Laura Piervincenzi purchased this House in 2010
Why Laura Piervincenzi chose Phoenicia
To see Overbrook is to fall in love with it! After spending three-weeks in a nearby vacation rental also in Woodland Valley in the summer of 2010 we fell in love with Phoenicia and knew it was where we wanted to find our Catskills home. As soon as we entered this house and then saw the backyard, we were sold! It has everything we want and more!
What makes this House unique
What is truly special about this home is its proximity (10 feet!) to the Woodland Valley Stream! It is just steps outside our door and every room in the house has views of it. To top if off add in the spectacular mountain views out back! It is quiet and peaceful--a perfect place to get away from it all.
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Charming house in a tranquil location
We loved our stay at Overbrook. The garden is beautiful. So nice to have the brook running right next to it. There was plenty of space for our young kids to run around and explore. At night it is lovely to sit out and watch the stars, and the fireflies. The house is comfortable and well stocked. The kids enjoyed the bunk bed as well as the dolls house and collection of toy trucks. Lots of nice touches. We also enjoyed hikes in the area, and good local restaurants.
Relaxing in Nature
We had a great time during our stay. The house is beautiful, spacious, and in a great location. Our girls had a blast and want to go back. We spent most of our time out in the yard enjoying the sounds of the creek, and the birds. The girls even went in for a dip in the cold water. We also did some great hiking. The trail dead is just up the hill.
Very interesting home. Beautiful architecture in a stunning setting on a stream.
Lovely falling to sleep by the sound of the stream running right in the back yard. The kitchen is huge and great for a family. Beds are super comfy. Owners are extremely gracious.
Thank you for the kind review, Linda. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you’ll return again.
Charming home creek side with lots of character.
Family reunion. Perfect location to have overflow of family stay. Everyone seemed comfortable and content.
Exceeded our expectations!
Overbrook is wonderful! Tucked away, private, but not isolated; the location is perfect... close to Phoenicia proper for eating out, cooling off with ice cream, or purchasing forgotten items at the market or the "general store". House was clean and very comfortable. Plenty of space for some "me" time and plenty of areas to be all together. The kitchen was well-equipped, great for cooking together and gathering around the large wooden country table to eat, play cards, board games, and sketch. The house is situated right next to the creek, fantastic! My 15, 17, and 20 year old children had a blast wading, splashing and trying to float in it. The sounds of the water are super relaxing. We saw a hummingbird 3 times, plenty of deer while driving around and a few wild turkeys. The soaking tub was very relaxing. We enjoyed the campfire and looking at the stars. You can purchase a pack of wood from the general store in Phoenicia. We made two trips to Bread Alone in Boiceville for delicious bread. The bakery, Bite Me, had delicious cupcakes. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. TWO and a HALF bathrooms... awesome for a family of 5! We didn't need to use the a/c but it was nice to know we could if need be. Enjoyed the theater screen for movies. Only one comment... we didn't pack hand soap. bath soap, or dish detergent thinking the house would stock it. No big deal, just bought it in the town market. :) The owners were quick returning texts and emails, answering any questions, and were very accommodating. Thanks Overbrook for a terrific summer vacation! We will be back for sure!
Thanks, Sarah-Kate, for your kind review! I'm so glad that you all had a fun and relaxing time. Sorry about the lack of soap and dishwasher detergent. That was an oversight on our part and should not happen again.
Be in touch whenever you're ready for your next stay and we'll be sure to get you in for a FULL week!
Absolutely Gorgeous Property!
We fell in love with this house the moment we stepped out of the car. The home is a gorgeous mix of original charm and updated features, and was stocked with everything that we needed for our three night stay. The layout of the house was perfect for two couples and our small children. We arrived after several days of heavy rain, so the creek was more like a raging river - or maybe we just felt that way because we had 3 boys under 3 years old who were very excited to explore. It was such a treat to fall asleep each night to the calming sounds of the flowing water. We absolutely LOVED our stay and can't wait to come back again next year.
Thank you for your kind review, Sara! I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are here now and cannot believe how high and fast the stream is! Very unusual—typically in August it is still and shallow.
We look forward to having you stay again!
Overbrook is minutes away from the center of Phoenicia, recently voted one of the coolest small towns in America by Budget Travel. Enjoy great restaurants, unique shops, the newly renovated public library, playground, and more. Also in town are Town Tinker Tube Rental and F&S Adventures Tube Rental—both provide all you need for a lovely and fun ride down the beautiful Esopus Creek. Each summer during the first weekend in August, Phoenicia hosts the International Festival of the Voice, a spectacular musical celebration.
Hiking is abundant! Right down the road from Overbrook are two different trailheads and in town is another. Within easy driving distance are many others. Favorites include Kaaterskill Falls and Giant Ledge.
Several ski mountains are within easy driving distance from Overbrook: Belleayre Mountain (17 miles), Hunter Mountain (25 miles) and Plattekill Mountain (34 miles).
Besides Phoenicia, many other fun Catskill towns are nearby to explore. Woodstock, Andes, and Tannersville are a few of our favorites.
So many great restaurants! Favorites are Phoenicia Diner on Rte. 28, Brios and Mama's Boy on Main St. in Phoenicia, Peekamoose in Big Indian and Oriole 9 and The Bear Cafe in Woodstock.