Flatrock House is located in the Catskill Mountains. It is 2.5 hours from New York City. Spend your time relaxing in our creative home on 8 acres of forever green forest. Our property runs along the Esopus Creek in the hamlet of Shandaken, NY. We are 7 minutes aways from the now famous hamlet of Phoenicia. Originally built in 1951, the 3200 square ft house was once a local bar, disco and casino during the 60s and 70s. In 2015, three friends from Brooklyn purchased the property and turned it into a retro modern rustic paradise.
The house includes access to a large creek with its own private pebble beach, suitable for swimming, kayaking, tubing and fishing. The home is surrounded by a large yard and woods, easily accessible from a local country road. Inside you will find a wood burning stove, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Jacuzzi tub, Wi-Fi, & a game room with a ping pong table, TV, DVD player and Apple TV (Netflix and HBOGO). Outdoors areas include a large dining space, gas grill, basketball hoop and much more.
BEDROOMS & GROUPS
On the first floor you will find two large bedrooms with queen size beds. On the 2nd floor there is a master bedroom with a queen size bed and one smaller bedroom with a full size bed. All these will fit a total of 8 people.
In certain circumstances, each couch in the game room could potentially fit a single person, for a total of 10 guests in the house, but please discuss it with us before you book.
2 full bathrooms on each floor, one with a Jacuzzi tub, the other has a spa shower.
Downstairs is a great room, perfect for entertaining. There is a Chef kitchen with all the tools you will need for cooking. This adjoins the large dining room. The table seats 8 with room for overflow at the kitchen bar. Downstairs has a large living room area with a woodstove that is perfect for entertaining. Another great hangout spot is the upstairs game room that has a dart board, ping pong table & TV with on demand. There is also a second floor balcony with a lovely view. Gas BBQ Grill as well as a Fire Pit with benches for good times!
The house is located:
- 10 minute (walk) to the Flatrock Swimming Hole
- 8 minutes (drive) from Phoenicia (restaurants, bars, shops, kayaking, tubing)
- 8 minutes (drive) from Pine Hill (restaurants, bars, shops, local history museum)
- 10 minutes (drive) from Belleayre Mountain, Open 4 seasons (Ski, snowboard, zipline, hiking)
- 10 minutes (drive) from Belleayre Beach, state beach built on the edge of a local lake.
- 25 from Hunter, Open 4 seasons (Ski, snowboard, zipline, hiking)
- 35 from Windham and Platekill, Open 4 seasons (Ski, snowboard, zipline, hiking)
- More restaurant and bar options in other small towns in the area. Dozens of antique shops, hikes, trails, fishing and swimming.
- Of Note to visit: Woodstock, Woodland Valley, Margaretville, Roxbury, Andes, Kaaterskill, Ashokan Reservoir, & Tremper Kill Reservoir, Rhinebeck, West Kill.
We can provide you with a full range of recommendations about the area whether you want to explore or just hang out nearby.
Entire house with lockbox key access
Free Parking for multiple cars
Large television with DVD/Blue Ray and Apple TV (Netflix/HBOGO/More, you can use your own subscription for various other TV streaming services as well.)
Private Creek Access
2 acre yard and 6 more acres of forest across from the house
Wood Burning Stove
Outdoor Gas Grill
Outdoor Fire Pit
Ping Pong Table
Large Deck and Terrace
Swimming Hole (7 minute walk from the house)
Interaction with Guests
Happy to give recommendations and tips. Please ask any questions. Contact us by cellphone or email. A caretaker is nearby, but off the property, for emergency only needs.
Shandaken is just outside of Phoenicia, in the central Catskills, two hours from the George Washington Bridge, with a scenic drive out Route 28 off of the Kingston exit on the NYS Thruway. Our home is off a small country road and is not in walking distance of groceries or restaurants. We highly recommend traveling by car. It is the best way to explore the surrounding area. There is ample parking on the gravel driveway in front of the house if your group is arriving in a few cars.
The Trailways bus leaves several times a day from NYC and will drop you off about half a mile walking distance from the house in Shandaken. More busses are available to Phoenicia, and then you could take a taxi. We can provide a list of local taxis if needed. There's also a local public bus that goes from town to town if you choose to go carless. Route 28 is busy but has a wide shoulder and cyclists often ride it.
Other Things to Note
Please carefully read our rules listed on the PDF guide, which we email you after a booking. There is a ton of useful information in it. Please remember that since the house is surrounded by trees and other vegetation, in rare instances you might encounter wildlife or mice. This is something you will find in any property in the region. Also if you are allergic to poison ivy be mindful when you explore as some might grow in random areas (which is completely in Mother Nature's control and not ours.)