Year Round Vacation Rental in the Northern Catskills; Full Season Rentals Avail.(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-90 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 Bedrooms, ,1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
An 1859 farmhouse with 3 bedrooms on a 3 and half acre wooded lot with a large open - private - backyard in the heart of the northern Catskills and the Catskill State Park. The East Kill creek runs along the edge of the property. Ski slopes of Windham and Hunter 15 minutes away. Colgate lake which is motorboat and snowmobile free is 1 mi. away. Activities : swimming,hiking,fishing,biking,tubing,canoeing, horseback riding,snowshoeing, downhill and cross country skiing,snowboarding,sledding,ice skating,ice fishing and snow tubing all nearby. Pure clean well water, internet, laundry, wood stove, and baseboard heating - Peace and quiet, fresh air, and nature abounds.
For rent for full seasons negotiable or available for short vacation stays.
Member since: 2014
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Skiing, sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating. Fishing and ice fishing. Stargazing. Ziplining, Skyrides on ski chairlifts and paintball. Mini golf and golf. Tennis.Nearby in Durham(20 mi.) is Zoom Flume - a water park with rides for kids. In Phoenicia (18 mi.) there is tubing in the Esopus river operated by Town Tinker Tube Rental. Also, near Phoenicia is the Catskill Mtn. historic railroad which offers rides along the Esopus. ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Mar 30, 2017
90 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning $125
- Pet Fee $15
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Taxes Not included
Seasonal rentals are negotiable. Longer rentals have a lower monthly rate and there is the option for an even lower monthly rate if the renter wants to assume the cost of utilities. ( Heat has to be maintained so that pipes don't freeze.)
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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The house is located within the Catskill Mountain State Forest area. Near the Blackhead Ridge. I particularly enjoy swimming at Colgate lake which is in a forever wild setting, has no lifeguards, or motorboats and is dog friendly. Aside from enjoying nature for free which is my preference there are many nearby recreational attractions : Bear Creek Landing - recreational center for kids - includes miniature golf, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and fireworks. Tannersville has restaurants, bars, street festivals antique shops, and a golf course.
Hunter - Ziplining, mountain biking, Skyrides on slope chairlifts, Art House Cinema and First Run Feature films. Piano Museum and classical music series. Music Festivals at the ski slope include country, rock & roll, and a festival where 100 bagpipes descend the mountain !
Maplecrest - Catskill Mountain Foundation classes in Ceramics, Weaving, and Painting.
Windham- Windham Mtn has a wide range of winter sports: Downhill, Xcountry, and Snowshoeing. In the summer - World Cup of Mountain biking, classical music series, historic Civil War Days, antique shops, restaurants and a Greene County art gallery.
Mountain Trails in Tannersville rents Cross Country Skis and snoeshoes and has 17 miles of groomed trails.
Phoenicia has the Catskill Mtn Railroad, tubing on the Esopus, and art and performance festivals.
East Durham has Zoom Flume, a water park, and an Irish music Festival.
Cooperstown, NY - has the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: I live and work in Brooklyn in the Gowanus district near Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. I am an artist and documentary filmmaker. Retired college professor(30 years) and administrator. I grew up about 30 miles from Pittsburgh with nearby Laurel mountains similar to the northern Catskills. I am a single parent with a 16 yr. old daughter, who is more inclined to social life in Brooklyn and NYC and less interested in Catskills nowadays. So I want to hold on to the house, but I don't get there as frequently as before. Hence, the interest in renting the house out.
Why the Owner Chose East Jewett, NY, USA:
I fell in love with Colgate Lake and the hamlet of East Jewett through renting nearby houses for successive summers. Its about a three hour drive to the city and the traffic is much more manageable than traveling to Long Island. Set in the mountains, the house is cool and does not require AC. Nary a mosquito, nor a tick and there is no poison ivy on the property or around the lake. The house is close to a quiet road (Rt. 23C) which facilitates winter access. This is a nice quiet escape from the city. However, there are plenty of active recreational possibilities nearby.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Living along the East Kill Creek - its eternally dynamic and fascinating - Great Blue Heron and Kingfishers are frequently on patrol. There is an returning family of Canvasback ducks in May. I have seen an Otter in the winter. Deer, fox, occasional black bear (harmless if you don't go after their cubs). Eagles, wild turkeys, turkey vultures, and owls. All manner of song birds - my favorite being cedar wax wings. On a cloudless or semi cloudless night the sky is spectacular. Cross Country skiing or snowshoeing in the woods is a great winter walk and even more so with a full moon reflecting off of the snow. We once surprised a porcupine while snowshoeing which climbed up a spindly tree barely able to hold it. The encounter with nature is constant and the fresh air is invigorating. The pleasure of doing one thing at a time is thoroughly an antidote to urban multiplicity and stress.
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June with Lilacs - Front of the House
Upstairs Bedroom Full size bed
Sun Room or Breakfast Room with dining table and daybed - view onto the creek
Kitchen view : The East Kill Creek January 2015
laundry with view of the creek
and view of the backyard with mountains beyond. weather usu.comes from the west!
Colgate Lake - No motors allowed! Dog friendly ! Mountain lake swimming.
The mighty East Kill from the Kitchen window
Another view of the creek from kitchen window.
Looking out the backyard
Downstairs Bedroom - Full size bed.
Kids bedroom, twin beds, upstairs
Kitchen Winter 2014
the deck overlooking the creek
View of creek from the backyard
View of the house from Alfred O'Bryan Road - Onteora Mountain in the background.
View of backyard January 2015
View of the Creek from the kitchen window.
View of the creek from the laundry room window.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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