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30's Cottage on 5.5 acres near Minnewaska Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Kerhonkson House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

We have purchased an old Catskill-style bungalow colony near the village of Kerhonkson in a semi-rural area of Ulster County, NY. It consists of a main guesthouse, and three bungalows. We have decided to rent the newly refurbished back of the main guesthouse to vacationers. The front unit will be available later this summer and the other cottages are unoccupied.

Please keep in mind that this is a no-frills vacation rental -- a rustic country home, an artist's studio, writer's retreat and hiker's haven. The colony is still a work in progress, and a labor of love. If you are looking for something sleek or sophisticated, this is probably not the place for you. Still, the home is roomy, with windows everywhere that bring air, light and views of forest, meadow, the bungalows, and the pond. There is no TV reception, though we do have a TV and DVD player.

There is a large bedroom with local antiques with a view to the pond, and a smaller bedroom with a full-size bed that is airy and bright with views to the bungalows, AC window units in each bedroom. A decent sized open kitchen with vintage 1940s dining set, a living room and a front room that serves as a dining/sitting area but also has a full-size futon bed and can be closed off entirely as a bedroom. The place can sleep six people, though there is only one bathroom. Six is the maximum number of guests, please.

We have 5.5 acres of land, plus a large lawn and firepit/bbq. Our well water comes from off the mountainside, filtered through rock – it tested pure and it’s delicious.

We are located on the back slope of the Shawangunk Mountains, on the eastern edge of Roundout Valley, with the Catskills on the other side. We are a 12-minute walk to Old Minnewaska Trail, which leads right into Minnewaska State Park and all the climbing, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, etc. you could want – no need to get in the car and drive to the park with all the masses. We are less than a 10-minute drive to Lake Minnewaska and about 15-20 minutes to Mohonk and New Paltz. The area looks like Vermont – verdant mountains and sustainable farms, plus wineries, antiques, galleries etc. It is a short drive to High Falls, Rosendale, Kingston and Woodstock. We are an easy 90 miles from NYC.

David and Carlos

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
David Kirby
Member since: 2014
Speaks: spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016

About David Kirby

Carlos is an artist, architect and opera producer/singer and David is an author, journalist and media/writing coach

David Kirby purchased this house in 2014

Why David Kirby chose Hudson Valley

This property is unusual, rustic and historic - a real Bungalow Colony from days gone by

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

30's Cottage on 5.5 acres near Minnewaska Park
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our brief stay at the cottage near Minnewaska! The house description was accurate; the house itself was clean and well-equipped with everything you might need for a getaway. We were provided with much more space and amenities (full kitchen!) at a similar price for what we would have paid at nearby B&Bs,--plus, dogs are welcome!--so this was definitely the right choice for us. Everyone in our party of four was really pleased with the place.

And David was very pleasant and easy to work with during the booking process--he provides a lot of information about the house and the area. We particularly enjoyed one restaurant he recommended (Graze) that's just down the road. Would definitely recommend this cottage to friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cozy and Secluded Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I spent 4 days out in this great hideaway. The house is a real find for nature aficionados!!! Not only does it sit on a great piece of lush property, but the house is within minutes distance to stunning watering holes and gorgeous park land.

The house is nestled right in the valley between Minewaska State Park, the Mohonk Preserve, and the Shawangunk Mountains. It also isn't too far from Catskill Mountain trails, for those who might want to head out for a good hike.

My suggestion is to fill up the fridge, pack day trip snacks and hit up some of the most beautiful nature NY State has to offer. Once you get back, that full fridge should have some good foods to grill. Afterwards, I hope you brought marshmallows, because the seats out by the fire-pit will melt your cares away while you toast them to perfection.

My friends and I had a fantastic time! We had everything we needed and felt perfectly at home the entire trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Newburg NY
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Poughkeepsie, NY
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
44-55
Car: recommended

Right next to Minnewaska Park - hike in from our home - close to New Paltz, Mohonk, High Falls, Rosendale, Kingston, Woodstock and the Catskills

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Rates & Availability

Kerhonkson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$115
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$795
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $55
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 2.0%

Memorial Day, July4th, Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends have a three-night minimum at $165 per night - thanks

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.
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Amenities

Kerhonkson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Check in is at 3PM and checkout at noon -- on some dates, that might be flexible

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