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Secluded and Charming Country House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom house on 5 private acres with fruit trees, meadows and woods

Charming and spacious cedar country house on 5 very private acres with glorious flower gardens, fruit trees, meadows, and woods. Near the house is a pristine and serene reservoir for kayaking, rafting or fishing.

There is a long driveway leading to the house so you can enjoy peace and quiet without seeing any other houses or neighbors all week.

The rental would be perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, birdwatchers, or anyone that just wants to enjoy country life for a while.

The house is also near the Kadampa Buddhist meditation center, the Forestburgh Playhouse, and the Bethel Woods concert series.

The area is famous for its white water rafting on the Delaware River 10 minutes from the house. There are also nearby hiking trails, lakes, rivers, wine tasting, outdoor concerts, and antique stores.

Watch the wildlife, bunnies, wild turkeys and bluebirds. We don't have network TV but have a large smart flatscreen TV that you could hook up your device to with great wi-fi. We also have a bunch of DVD movies that you can watch in our DVD player.

It is accessible by train and bus from NY city but you will need a car to buy provisions and sightsee.

The house stays very cool in the summer. This is not the city!


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Sparrow Bush House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Secluded and Charming Country House
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beyond comparison

  • 5 of 5

This private, quiet, and lovely home sitting on a beautiful property provided us with a peaceful and comfortable retreat. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Cozy and Classy

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week around my wedding at a nearby location, and it was a lovely and charming place to have as a home base for all of those activities. The house is renovated with tasteful and artistic decor, all of the handcrafted wood furniture is very rich and cozy...I really appreciated all the beautiful details. The yard is gorgeous and so peaceful - it is truly private and very quiet. The gardens attract so many butterflies and hummingbirds, you can sit and watch them for hours! This is a great value for a great landing place for all of the great area activities. I really appreciate Lisa opening her beautiful home to us during this special time!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great house in a very peaceful place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family with 2 adults and 3 children really enjoyed the week in this house.The house is settled on very big property in the woods away from the road and away from the noise.There is only nature sounds like the singing of birds, the rustle of trees... The house is big, bright, full of light and very cozy. Also the owner is very nice and responses quickly to all your questions. Will recommend to all my friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house not far from Kadampa Meditation Center New York

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed here with a couple of friends. The house is very comfortable, spacious, quiet and full of light. We will definitely try to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Much needed break from City life!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful time at this lovely country house. The grounds were just perfect and exactly what we needed to recharge. The kitchen had ample space and we enjoyed cooking every meal (very different from our tiny apartment kitchen). Even the days it rained it was a pleasure, watching the greenery, hummingbirds, and butterflies. We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guilford, CT

Private and Serene

  • 5 of 5

My mom and my three young children really enjoyed our stay for the week. We loved being in nature and my son and I took daily walks into the woods behind the house. The deer, humming birds and wonderful natural setting really made the vacation special.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017


Car: recommended

The house is located in beautiful Forestburgh, New York, only 1.75 hours northwest of NY city! It is accessible by train and bus as well.

It is close to the Delaware River and all of the white water rafting companies, hiking trails, fishing, lakes with beaches, the Bethel Woods Arts Center, the Forestburgh Playhouse, the Kadampa Meditation Center, the historic town of Milford, PA, High Point State Park, White Lake, historic Calicoon, Port Jervis and the stunning Rio Reservoir.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $400

The longer you stay, the lower the rate:
7 nights: $1100 (this is very reasonable!)
6 nights: $1000
5 nights: $900
4 nights: $800
3 nights: $750

NOTE: We do not charge xtra cleaning fees that
many other houses charge and taxes are included.

Monthly winter rate:
$1500 per month plus heat and utilities

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

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