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Private Hudson Valley/Catskills Lakeside 3-BR. Near Hunter Windham Hits Woodsto

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Gorgeous, private, wireless 3 BR lakeside, mountains; 3 Bathrm, sleeps 6-

On very quiet, private, dead-end road - totally private (but with cell reception, land line, wireless & cable) landscaped home, surrounded by woods and large frontage on a lovely small (no motorboats allowed) swimming (spring fed) lake. From your large deck you see nothing but water, trees, mountains, and sky. Cathedral ceiling LR; Master bedroom with king bed and double glass doors to deck with pristine mountain/lake views; lake and mountain views also from living room, sun room and dining room/kitchen; large deck & screen porch for outdoor dining. 2nd BR with queen bed and antique furnishings; 3rd BR [the Shakespeare room] with trundle (two singles) and more antiques. 3 full baths (one with separate tub/shower; one with combined tub/shower, and one downstairs with luxury seated shower). Fully stocked kitchen with food processor, blender, rice cooker, crock pot, coffee grinder and machine, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, and plenty of pots, pans, dishes, wine glasses, etc. (See below for more on kitchen). Dining room (if you put leaves in table, seats 10 and 12 can squash in) and screen porch with table. Bose music & lots of CDs from classical to jazz to pop to country to folk, upstairs. Downstairs in family room you'll find a 36' flatscreen T.V./cable/computer/printer/streaming Netflix via Roku you can watch while working out on the elliptical machine or using the 3, 5 or 10 lb free weights. Downstairs in the family room there's a couch that can be slept on in a pinch, but I've set 6 as the maximum number because that's the number of true beds. The whole house is wireless. Lots of games, puzzles, DVDs and videotapes (yup, our machine handles both and there's even an all-region DVD play for Scandinavian Noir and other Euro-DVDs.). Garage for 2 cars (although ask, because one slot might be taken) and circular driveway with plenty of parking room. Perfect swimming, spring fed and clean, shared only with beaver, heron, ducks, turtles and a very few residents. Glorious relatively level biking in the area (we're on a plateau) in many directions. There are 2 borrow-able adult bikes -- but helmets MUST be worn; there's an electric tire pump available in garage. Canoe/paddles/life jackets for your use; charcoal grill; large deck (see photos!) 20-25 minutes to ski Hunter; a bit further to Windham, free cross-X 15 min. up the mountain in North/South Lake State Park and a groomed area in Tannersville just beyond. Great antique-hunting nearby and across the river; local auctions in many directions. Near HITS horse show (15 min.) Lovely hikes and nearby gorgeous waterfalls; great hiking trails with incredible views; sno-tubing at Hunter in winter and zip line in summer; river tubing 35 min. away . Woodstock 20-25 min. away. Great restaurants in Palenville, Saugerties, Woodstock, and up-mountain. Concerts and live music everywhere from Bard across the river, to Woodstock to Tannersville; off-beat films, local theater abound.
Sightseeing: Olana and the Thomas Cole house of Hudson School painting fame are nearby, as is Opus 41, an amazing sculpted quarry. http://www.opus40.org/; in summer there are several open studio art shows and multiple gallery open houses. Bard's famous Gehry Fisher Center is across the river South of Olana.
Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with teas, coffee, cereal spices, oils (flavored and not), vinegar and staples for your use; an 'honor bar' (a few dollars on your honor in the basket for drinks, so you don't have to drag alcohol along for a short trip); luxury appointments; wood stove (with optional screen for fireplace feel). Luxury shower features jets at your back as you sit on tile bench; plenty of soaps, oils, and bubble bath for your enjoyment. And a few terry robes washed and available for your use, along with sheets, towels, beach towels, spare toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.
Individual A/C in each BR and giant unit fully cools LR/DR/Kitchen area; oil (and wood stove) heat; heated garage; washer/drier.

Well-kept and well insulated on 5.44 clear and wooded acres with 2 stone patios overlooking the lake. Stunning views of lake, mountains, trees and wildlife. Swimming from stone jetty in summer; snowshoes available for winter walking; bring your cross-X skis (one size 6 pr. available). Hiking walking poles to borrow, and lots of hikes, and hiking and nature books. There's also a spotting telescope for closer looks at nature.
CAUTIONS: House NOT allergy-free; has had cats and dogs indoors. Lake is not safe for ice skating in winter (spring fed from underneath). House is not baby or young-child proof (there's a stairway to the family room without a gate; deck rails are close together but the stairs to the garden have no gate; there are outlets everywhere and the wood stove is not fenced off.) It's fine if you are able to watch them (or for non-mobile babies), but you'll need to pay attention. And all younger kids need supervision if swimming or canoeing.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24 and up....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    House is not childproof for young children (toddlers) and some activities (swimming from jetty) require supervision. But there've been lots of children here; they particularly enjoy the canoeing and fishing....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    House is not childproof nor handicapped accessible; swimming off stone jetty (lake edge not beach-like)....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    small to medium well-behaved and housebroken dogs only. Several have been here without incident, but it would cost more than the security to clean the rugs after an "accident" so please, housebroken (and no washing pets in the bathtubs - there're two outside spigots!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    trundle...moreless

  • 3 private bedrooms; 2 share a full bathroom with separate shower and tub; third (queen) has own bath with washer/drier in it. Family room downstairs has a sofa that could serve as a bed but is NOT a sleep sofa (if you are a previous renter - sorry; queen pull-out is gone) and full bathroom with luxury shower (no tub)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Tiled shower rm w/ bench; triple side jets, top sprinkler ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Washer/drier (off queen BR and kitchen); back-up toiletries...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master & trundle share - separate shower/tub; oils & bubbles...moreless

  • Master bath windowed, separate tub and shower; light and art. Family room shower (use after swim; accessible via garage) large, lots of aroma gels, oils, creams; overhead and side jets with separate hose style showerhead and tile bench....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Great restaurants abound, although staying home and cooking, and enjoying the sunset, quiet and privacy with music and a glass of wine (and even a good book) is my preference. Trail maps, trail guides, lots of nature books; puzzles, games; videos, cable with roku for netflix downloads when it rains - Hunter ski lifts for views in summer - swimming -- wildlife -- house is big enough for a family, but probably better for 'older' family because neither childproof nor great for beginner swimmers unless supervised from jetty (edges of pond mucky so entry from jetty or neighbor's dock). ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Tons of books from literature to political theory to law and much in between. Also LOTS of nature books: trail guides, birds, trees, mushrooms, wildlife, plants, etc....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    And LOTS of DVDs. And as an extra - a REGION 2 (European) DVD player as well as American. (Also still has video component and lots of old-fashioned videos.)...moreless

  • Games:

    Monopoly, clue, scrabble, puzzles, and many, many more....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Lots of CDs including classical, folk, rock, jazz, African, Cuban, and other global, country and misc....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable runs internet and TV. Quality good unless a hurricane hits....in which case there're lots of candles and flashlights and get your ghost stories ready....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose wave system for CDs and radio. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Large screen and Netflix/Amazon prime and other streaming set up via Roku....moreless

  • Toys:

    Puzzles, pastels and drawing pads, ring toss -- but I'm somewhat light on toys. BYOT?...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Plenty of both videos and DVDs....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Your own private entry to small lake via jetty. No motors allowed; canoe, paddles, life jackets for your enjoyment. Great fishing off jetty (no permit required; private lake); fishing gear provided....moreless

  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View:

    North/South mountains are visible across the lake: your view is of water, trees and mountains....moreless

  • Rural:

    Private gravel road to secluded home in rural area. Farm stand a couple of miles down the road, along with pick your own strawberries in season and lots of milk cows....moreless

  • Water View:

    From the deck and vast "lawn"; from master sliding doors, sunroom sliding doors, and diningroom sliding doors to screened in porch....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    seats 6-8 every day; leaves in closet to extend for dinner parties....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Giant unit cools livingroom and diningroom; each bedroom has its own unit. Family rooms stays reasonably cool because in/on ground and has fans but no a/c....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Drier sheets provided....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Elliptical in family room. Snow shoes; bikes (2); canoe and paddles....moreless

  • Garage:

    one space available in garage. Possibly a second, with notice of need....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    oil heat; quiet baseboards....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIRELESS THROUGHOUT HOUSE...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fine quality linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Tons of books and music; Bose wave music system. Games and puzzles. Wood stove. Seating for 9-10....moreless

  • Parking:

    Circular driveway fits plenty of cars. One to two available slots in garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for your use (nationwide), and Verizon cell phone services is excellent; others can be dicier. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    I like bath sheets, so plenty of them and other towels available....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Side-loading. Detergent provided; Iron/board available. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    with fireplace screen so can be used for heat or ambiance....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    I leave plenty of coffee beans (and teas); there's a great grinder; decent coffee maker; lots of tea implements....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you could want or need and more. Plenty of dishes, wine glasses, mugs, equipment. Electric wine-opener. Food processor; blender; mini-blender; toaster oven; etc. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Almost new....moreless

  • Freezer:

    And extra subzero freezer and wine coolers in garage....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, dishwasher, microwave, electric rice cooker; crockpot, cuisinart, blender; toaster oven, oven, gas stove, and more....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large sized....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fully stocked with rices, pastas, gourmet vinegars, oils, salsas and more....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Electric pump for tires. Two bikes (1 mens style, one V or women's style). and helmets available for borrowing (you MUST wear helmets)....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck and lots of chairs/side tables, screened porch for dining; 2 stone patios with chairs near the lake....moreless

  • Golf:

    Public Rip Van Winkle golf course is in biking distance and a ride of a couple of minutes....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe, 2 paddles, adult and child life preservers...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of lawn -front, back, and side. Lots of beautiful trees and plants depending on season. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    My cross-X skis are available (size 6ish); 3 pair of excellent lightweight snowshoes. Also snow tire (inner tube style) for kids. Hunter has night tobogganing (and a summer fabulous zip line.)...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Lots of spaghetti floats and a floating board; snorkel and fins; pond shoes provided....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$375 $425
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,500 $9,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Security (without pet) $500
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Cleaning $200

Notes:

Checkout is 11:00 AM (but contact me about extending; will happily do so if don't have cleaners coming to clear out for another renter.) Check-in is 4:00, but again, can make earlier if no one is checking out on the date of arrival. cleaners have finished.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, New York
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Saugerties, Red Hook, Palenville (and in house)
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rip Van Winkle public course
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Hudson NY or Rhinecliff NY
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NY State Thruway (87)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Palenville, Saugerties, Catskill (several)
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hunter Mountain, Windsor
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
North/South lake beach

Car: Necessary

Close to Hunter Mountain and Windham for skiing/eating/shopping (summer hiking); Woodstock for shopping/eating; North/South Mountain state park and lakes for swimming, boating, cross-X skiing, hiking; great restaurants, shops, crafts, art tours, Saugerties, Kingston. Great music abounds in all directions; live theater; movies. House on swimming lake with no motorboats allowed; quiet, private and peaceful.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I'm a NYC teacher. This is my second home, and not simply a rental property, so there's every amenity, it is well cared for, boasts wonderful art (local and international) and I only want to rent to folks who will care for it as I do. I love wildlife, hiking, swimming the length of the pond/lake and back among the turtles (spring-fed, clean, cool and totally lovely), canoeing, cross-X and downhill skiing, biking, and music/theater/shopping - the house is perfect for all of these. I share my two bikes (please, only with experienced bikers and you MUST wear the helmets provided) and have an electric air pump for the tires. The house is in a very quiet neighborhood, totally private, on a private road; ATVs and motorboats not permitted. It's an ideal launch-pad for hiking, skiing, sight-seeing, concert and theater-going, and heading out for a gourmet meal, but I prefer staying to watch the sun go down over the lake, with a glass of wine in hand and something delicious on the stove. Streaming Netflix is available for after the sun goes down, and I have a great collection of CDs ranging from classical and folk to African and Cuban to (mostly feminist) country music. Please note that if you have cat allergies, this house is not for you! For youth and the young at heart there are puzzles and games galore, and literally hundreds of books (I'm willing to loan them if you haven't finished reading them, but please leave a note and send them back eventually or at least ask me via email if I want them back.)

Why the Owner Chose Palenville, NY, USA:
I bought this place after renting in the area for years. I wanted a place with lots of light, nearby swimming, views, privacy, quiet, nice and caring neighbors, and that didn't require a lot of care. I bought it from the builder, and have loved every minute of owning it. It boasts a 100 year old stone wall; goslings and baby ducks every May; beautiful blue heron, occasional foxes, beaver, muskrat, bear, and loads of birds. Please don't inquire if you are a large group or looking for a party space.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The spring-fed lake is fabulous for swimming; the setting gorgeous and quiet and the stars amazing; proximity to great hiking and HITS horseshow and Hunter and Windham skiing and great restaurants. I share my hiking poles, my 2 bicycles, snowshoes, and canoe. The kitchen is stocked with flavored oils, teas, cocoa, spices and other basics so you don't have to leave to shop. I even provide an 'honor bar' (with a suggested $3/drink price) -- so you needn't bring alcohol or mixers. Beds are firm; woodstove has firescreen for beauty; art, books, games and music. There's a special luxury shower off the family room. The screen porch and deck are lovely and the mosquitoes most years are relatively few. Spring and summer flowers abound; winter the snow floats down and makes for great snowshoeing or cross-X skiing on the property and road (tho the cross-X skiing is better up the mountain at the free state park at North-South Lake.) Catskill (under 15 minutes away) has a great pilates studio as well as a gym (they are nearest); all of the towns have great art and art classes in summer if not year round. What's not to like?


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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

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Photos

  • Livingroom; woodstove  w/ 'open' fire screen; scented oils, Bose stereo, wifi...

    Livingroom; woodstove w/ 'open' fire screen; scented oils, Bose stereo, wifi...

  • Diningroom, screened porch.  Table expands with 2 extra leaves; can squeeze 12.

    Diningroom, screened porch. Table expands with 2 extra leaves; can squeeze 12.

  • No need to bring reading material...  LR, cathedral ceiling, etc.

    No need to bring reading material... LR, cathedral ceiling, etc.

  • You can spot deer, heron, ducks, geese and many birds...from the sun room.

    You can spot deer, heron, ducks, geese and many birds...from the sun room.

  • Queen bedroom -- WPA art, antiques galore, and quiet enjoyment.

    Queen bedroom -- WPA art, antiques galore, and quiet enjoyment.

  • Trundle Shakespeare room from another angle.

    Trundle Shakespeare room from another angle.

  • 1/2 the master bath (the shower side; bath is separate).

    1/2 the master bath (the shower side; bath is separate).

  • Screened porch in winter.. for those with polar genes

    Screened porch in winter.. for those with polar genes

  • Garden, wall 'n woods - the woods are quiet, dark and deep.... 5.44 acres.

    Garden, wall 'n woods - the woods are quiet, dark and deep.... 5.44 acres.

  • Summer from the upper patio, the long view down the lake...

    Summer from the upper patio, the long view down the lake...

  • A snowy winter (note that only top of wall showing).  Snowshoes provided (3 pr.)

    A snowy winter (note that only top of wall showing). Snowshoes provided (3 pr.)

  • View from the pond.

    View from the pond.

  • Open kitchen comes with spices, oils, tea/coffee, honor bar....you name it!

    Open kitchen comes with spices, oils, tea/coffee, honor bar....you name it!

  • Screened porch for morning coffee; evening drinks, relaxation/reading.

    Screened porch for morning coffee; evening drinks, relaxation/reading.

  • Sunroom full of local and distant and ever changing art ....

    Sunroom full of local and distant and ever changing art ....

  • Master bedroom...walk right to your deck!

    Master bedroom...walk right to your deck!

  • Trundle bedroom, a/k/a 'the Shakespeare room'.  2nd single bed underneath.

    Trundle bedroom, a/k/a 'the Shakespeare room'. 2nd single bed underneath.

  • Family rm: 36" TV DVD ROKU Netflix PC & printer elliptical games puzzles wifi

    Family rm: 36" TV DVD ROKU Netflix PC & printer elliptical games puzzles wifi

  • Living room to kitchen/dining area, under the watchful eyes of the ancestors. :)

    Living room to kitchen/dining area, under the watchful eyes of the ancestors. :)

  • Late spring front view of paradise

    Late spring front view of paradise

  • View from the deck. When in bloom, even more spectacular!

    View from the deck. When in bloom, even more spectacular!

  • Summer: relax with a refreshing drink; when you get toasty, head down for a dip.

    Summer: relax with a refreshing drink; when you get toasty, head down for a dip.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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