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Modern 'Dwell' Home - Private Haven-H.I.T.S & HUNTER mountain

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bdr, 2 bath, sleeps 6 adults/3 kids, openliving dinning area, TV/den area

Modern 'Dwell' home, built in 2008, designed by Resolution 4 architecture. Located on 2 private acres with 200 acres of private woodland adjacent, beautiful views of the mountains. 2000 sq. ft. living space, Downstairs; combined kitchen/living/dining area, Blue Star Chef's Stove, Stainless steel appliances, wrap around windows and sliding doors, fire place, 1000 sq. ft. wrap around deck, Weber gas grill, dining table/chairs, lounge chairs. Guest bedroom with queen size bed connected to screened in porch, bathroom with walk in rain shower. Upstairs; master bedroom with king size bed + full size crib, 2nd bedroom (children's room) full size bed, master bath with deep soaking tub, Den/ 'go away room' doors opening to upstairs 450 sq.ft deck with fire place, lounge furniture & hammock.

H.I.T.S. horse shows 10 min away. Perfect for a group of people.

Skiing at Hunter Mountain 10 min away, Thanksgiving through Easter.

Private home, fully furnished and equipped with anything you would ever need. Sleeps 6 adults, 1 baby/toddler and 1 child comfortable. All the beds have new mattresses and down free bedding, 100% cotton sheets. All towels and linen provided. Powered by solar panels and geothermal central heating and cooling system. Full basement with Bosch W/D.

Outside; hammocks, sand box, 8000 sq ft lawn. 5 minute walk to local water holes.

TWC with free WiFi, and phone. Down stairs; high res flat screen high TV with Apple TV/Netflix connection, guest bedroom; HD TV with basic cable, upstairs 42' flat screen TV with DVR, X-Box with DVD player and Netflix connection. DVD's available.

Full chefs kitchen with a Blue Star 4 burner, grill in the middle, confection oven, Wusthof cutlery. Wood burning fireplace in the living room, and on the upstairs deck. Enjoy the upstairs deck viewing the beautiful starry skies, and blaring full moon while enjoying an open fire. Ceiling fans in every room.

Perfect for families with children, big lawn for outdoor play and games, croquet, badminton in the summer; toboggan, snowshoeing, skiing and play in snow in the winter. Sandbox for small children. Water hose in front and back. Trail directly from the property leading to a beautiful walk in the woods to natural water falls. Local water holes 5 minute walk from the house, hiking trails, lakes, tubing, local zoo, all within a 15 min drive.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Anna

My husband and I are first generation American's, both designer, Fashion and Graphic design who love architecture and design. Although from opposite continentes we share the same taste level and passion for creating a beautiful yet comfortable living space.

Anna purchased this house in 2008

Why Anna chose Palenville

We fell in love with the property because of it's amazing location away from the road, private in this nook with this beautiful stone wall towards the mountain.

What makes this house unique

The house is located at the end of a driveway in its own private nook, away from the road with the back facing 150 acres of forrest. All the glass in the living area makes it feel like you are sitting right in nature although inside. The terrace on the top floor is magnificent spot to enjoy some privacy lounging in the hammock and enjoying an open fire in the fireplace at night under the starry skies.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had 3 families with very small children and it was the perfect vacation home. Anna was a great host and even set up changing stations and diapers and wipes for out little ones! The house was the perfect balance of modern but homey and had more toys than the kids knew what to do with! Which was great for the parents to keep them occupied! Anna also made some suggestions of going to the light house which was so lovely and the watering hole nearby. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning again! Thank you Anna for having us in your beautiful home!
Aug 2012
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Palenville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Down Stairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in Rain Shower
  • Zuma soaking tub in upstairs bathroom, walk in rain shower in down stairs bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Guest room - 1 queen , Aero Mattress also available
    Children's room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Full Size Bed and Twin or Toddler Bed
  • Comfortable accommodations 6 adults 2 in each bedroom. 1 Crib in the master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pets allowed on a case by case basis; house broken only, $150 extra cleaning fee required.


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Modern 'Dwell' Home - Private Haven-H.I.T.S & HUNTER mountain
average rating of 4.870968 based on 32 reviews

Gorgeous dream home in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in this home and could not have been happier there. The house is lifted right out of the pages of an architectural magazine but is entirely comfortable and functional. It is so thoughtfully designed and solidly built that we took copious mental notes for a future home of our own. We loved the ability to open windows and sliding doors to listen to the rain or the wind moving through the trees. It feels very isolated and is wonderfully quiet, although a charming town is only a few steps away. Because it is so centrally located in the Hudson Valley, a short drive (never more than 40 minutes) in any direction yields a fabulous meal, hike, shop, or any number of activities that the area can offer. While it was sometimes hard to find motivation to leave the house, we really enjoyed exploring the Hudson Valley from such a perfectly situated base. Also, only ten minutes from the house is a world class tennis facility and horse backriding, so there really is no end to activities to pass the time! The house is definitely family-friendly with lots of amenities for small children and plenty of appointments for adults to enjoy as well, from hammocks and fireplaces to a chef's kitchen and backyard grill. It really was an ideal week, and we can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley! Your review is a better caption of the house then the one I have on the website. Thank you for pointing out the many positives we love about the house as well. Interestingly enough we chose the location based on the property, not being very familiar with the surrounding area and found to our delight that it is central to all the towns around it, such as Saugerties, Hudson and Woodstock. The town of Palenville is also developing with the convenience store "Circle W" which is nice. I hope to see you again next year! All the best, Anna
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Riverdale, NJ

Great For Families and Lovers of Architecture

  • 5 of 5

My family (which includes a 2.5yo and a 4 month old) stayed here for a week and loved every minute of it. As a family with young children, we know that whatever place we choose is not only going to be "a place to sleep", but also a place where we're going to spend a decent amount of time. If you're just looking for a place to sleep at night, this place will obviously work, but you're not really utilizing it to its full potential. I'm going to break my review into two parts -the owners and the house.


Anna was nothing but helpful. She was responsive before we arrived, sending us info, asking whether we needed anything set up, etc. She was able to set up a crib for us and a mini-crib before we arrived, saving us from having to bring two pack 'n' plays. She refunded our security deposit quickly (after confirming no damage) --I believe in our case it was refunded within two days of departing.


I'll start off by relaying my obvious bias: I was an avid read of Dwell for a number of years, thinking about how I could own one of the houses in Dwell. Unfortunately, I don't own one of those houses yet, but I was able to stay in one (just note that if you have always dreamed of a Dwell house, you will spend part of your time thinking about how you would have set things up in the house). The house is well maintained and everything we needed was there. As far as I can tell the pictures here were taken before the house was really "lived in", so its not as uncluttered/minimilistic as it would appear in the pictures but its still much less cluttered than my house with the kids stuff everywhere :-) If you have more than one child, just note that one bedroom does appear to be downstairs (if you'd rather have everyone sleep on the same floor) and the kid's bedroom on the second floor doesn't have shades (if you were hoping to sleep in late and not have your kid wake you up at 6:30am). If you have younger children, there are a lot of toys they can play with. If you've got older children, there are two TVs as well as a good amount of outside property for them to run around in. We had minimal issues in the house --I did need to reset two light switches which just involved a Google search for the exact steps and there was some expired food in the fridge (some hummus was 3 months old), but that is about the extent of my "complaints".

Overall, great house and great owners. Would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the house and thank you for your kind review. The photos are taken by the architects so you are correct that they a spars, however I wouldn't want the house to be that sterile as I value the fact that people can feel comfortable there. It is also our home, not just a rental property. I agree with the curtains in the kids room and I just put up new once this week with much better coverage. Sorry they weren't ready in time for your stay this time. I'm not sure what you meant by "resetting the light switches". This isn't something I have heard or experienced before. Instructions for how the switches work are in the "helpful house hints". I'm glad you were able to solve it however pls know that you can reach out to me anytime while you are there. The hummus may be old. It's not opened so it wasn't bad. That being said, I threw it out. I would also have been fine with you throwing it out if you had preferred. Sometimes things are left behind by other tenants as well. I hope to see you again next year. Thank you again for staying with us. Your were wonderful guests! Warm regards, Anna
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Modern and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This home is both stunningly beautiful and totally comfortable. We were two families with young children and stayed only for a short time, but we will definitely try to go back. The house is gorgeous, quiet and clean with a beautiful kitchen and lots of windows with views of the surrounding woods. It's perfect for families with small children - our kids loved the sandbox and the toys inside the house, and it was not difficult to keep them entertained. The host was incredibly helpful, and always responded to inquiries within a few hours. I can't recommend the house more highly and can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer for your kind review. I wish I could have offered you a longer stay! Pls make sure you come again! It's a nice stay anytime of the year.
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Quiet, clean, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to be able to come back to this house for a second visit. We were there with a toddler and a baby, along with another family and their baby. Our toddler loved the sandbox and all the toys and puzzles throughout the house and we appreciated all of the baby supplies (crib, changing pad, etc...). The house is a great home base for excursions. Also, Anna was incredibly helpful in trying to accommodate us and our various sleeping arrangements. We hope to be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern, clean, and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Light and air filled modern house to stay in while in the Catskills. Owner gives a very nice list of things to do in the area which are spot on. Very nice kitchen. Perfect for quiet retreat.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newton Highlands, MA

Beautiful home, wonderful hosts & gtreat nature

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was during spring school vacation week with family. The home is so beautiful, and surrounded by wonderful nature. We took advantage of its centralized location to really explore the Catskills & Hudson Valley regions. Our hosts were so incredibly kind before, during and after our stay. They provided great information about the area, made checkin & checkout a breeze and helped us keep our trip memories. I left our small travel camera behind and had no idea until I heard from the owner. She immediately returned it and this morning was reviewing our pictures. Thank you for being a part of our family travel memories. We look forward to coming back again. It's such a great vacation home and the area has so much nature, culture, history--and just the nicest folks. Awesome trip!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Toinette for sharing your experience and letting other potential guests know about the central location. It really was a coincidence as we fell in love with the property on a very cold winter day with five feet of snow a magical spot we thought, not realizing what great location it is until we moved in. Like I said before, please come back anytime. We would love to have you again! Best, Anna
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Albany International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Catskill Mountain Lodge/Ryan Nelly
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rip Van Winkle
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Trailways Bus: 1/2 mile 2/day, Kingston every hr
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
New York State Thruway, exit 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
North - South Lake Campgrounds
Car: necessary

Located 10 minutes the town of Saugerties, Catskill, and Hunter Mountain in the hamlet 'Palenville' meaning 'Village of Falling Waters' known for its many water holes on Kaaterskill Creek, only 5 minutes walk from the house. Also known as the first artist community in the Catskill, and the fictional home of Rip Van Winkle.

HITS-on-the-Hudson, 8 miles away towards Saugerties. which also hosts many festivals and events such as the Garlic Festival each September) and the 'Jazz Festival' featuring 'Levon Helms', 4th of July Parade.

Saugerties and Catskill both offer, large grocery stores/pharmacy, restaurants/bars/cafe's, wine store, bookstore, Movie Theater, and antique shops. 25 minutes to Kingston with Adams Fair Care Market for excellent food, and any other amenities you may need. 30 minutes to Hudson, cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge for superior antique shopping. 20 minutes to famed Woodstock. Hunter Mountain all year around fun, Ski Season Thanksgiving to Easter.

Nature lovers will appreciate the access to hiking and fishing. Access to “The Long Path” trail directly from our property. Our property adjacent to 200 acres of forrest. Kaaterskill Fall, highest waterfall in NY State with beautiful hiking trails minutes away.

Enjoy a concert at the historic Maverick or live theater at the Woodstock Playhouse, and Bearsville Theater, The 'Woodstock Film Festival', held each autumn, is a movie lover's delight. Dates this year are Oct. 1 - 5. Drive in Movie Theater and many other quant local attractions.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99

Exact Pricing: Email Owner for price quote/holiday pricing/special packages. Always open to discuss rates if there is availability.
Avg Nightly Rate: $400-$650 (depends on time of yr,weekend/weekday, and # of nights).
Holidays: Avg Nightly Rate : $500-$750
Payment Options: Credit Card, E-Check
Deposit: 50% Required to hold dates
Contract: Signed Rental Agreement Required
Check In: 4pm Check Out: 11am, early check in and late check out honored if available.
Security Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $200
Dog Fee: $150/dog

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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