Private Hudson Valley/Catskills Lakeside 3-BR. Near Hunter Windham Hits Woodsto(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Gorgeous, private, wireless 3 BR lakeside, mountains; 3 Bathrm, sleeps 6-
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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- 2100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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:
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
- 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
- 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
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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
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Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
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- Iron & Board
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- 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
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Security (without pet) $500
- Pet Fee $30
- Cleaning $200
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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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.
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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Livingroom; woodstove w/ 'open' fire screen; scented oils, Bose stereo, wifi...
Diningroom, screened porch. Table expands with 2 extra leaves; can squeeze 12.
No need to bring reading material... LR, cathedral ceiling, etc.
You can spot deer, heron, ducks, geese and many birds...from the sun room.
Queen bedroom -- WPA art, antiques galore, and quiet enjoyment.
Trundle Shakespeare room from another angle.
1/2 the master bath (the shower side; bath is separate).
Screened porch in winter.. for those with polar genes
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...
A snowy winter (note that only top of wall showing). Snowshoes provided (3 pr.)
View from the pond.
Open kitchen comes with spices, oils, tea/coffee, honor bar....you name it!
Screened porch for morning coffee; evening drinks, relaxation/reading.
Sunroom full of local and distant and ever changing art ....
Master bedroom...walk right to your deck!
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
Living room to kitchen/dining area, under the watchful eyes of the ancestors. :)
Late spring front view of paradise
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.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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