2 BR mid-century ranch w/mountain views, by creek, near skiing & vilage
About Amy Rosen
Small town urbanite, realtor and entrepreneur loving life in the Catskills for nearly a decade. I have an intrepid and vivacious personality with lots of zest for living, but a quiet soul, fed by the wonders of nature, great music, intimate conversation, wine and good food, friends and family, and working hard but leaving room for down time and plenty of fun! Hosting on Homeaway/VRBO connects nicely my interests in travel, regional tourism and community building in the Catskills and Hudson Valley, real estate, architecture, design, meeting new people, and engaging in the fine art of hospitality. As a host, I aim to help you relax and fall for my beautiful area, providing you with your own comfy second home in the Catskills! In my day job I'm a local realtor specializing in second homes, so make sure to hit me up if you have any questions about the local market or securing your own second dream home! As you may have guessed, rental properties are also a specialty!
Amy Rosen purchased this House in 2018
Why Amy Rosen chose Phoenicia
It is a really special home. Everyone who has stayed in it to date comments on its warmth and homey nature, and how instantly relaxing it feels. The house is a classic 1959 mid-century modern ranch, but a more recent tune-up around the turn of the 21s century gave it a vaulted ceiling in the dining room and front entrance, some high windows providing exquisite natural light, and a renovated kitchen and bathroom in excellent shape. The yard is very private and well landscaped full of special spots to lounge surrounded by nature's splendor, and you can walk to the creek in just two minutes! One of the coolest small towns in America also awaits your exploration, with the village just two minutes by car, or an easy walk from the house. All of the major ski slopes are also but a short drive away. And doggie guests welcome, see property description for more info!
What makes this House unique
You'll love opening up the windows and having the sound of the creek and the birds coming through the screens, and looking up at the mountain views and blue skies. Being outside in a very lush and private yard with swings, chairs and chaise lounges, fire pit, gazebo, and lots of room to spread out. Or cooking a meal and serving it in the gazebo or in the beautiful dining room with it's vaulted ceiling and tall arched window that floods the room with natural light with a view of the lush Catskills greenery and mountains in the distance. Listening to music off your phone via vintage stereo gear while relaxing on the huge sectional is also a sweet and simple pleasure. As is using the provided coffee service - good beans, a grinder, French press, and traditional drip pot all provided, because your hostest believes that a life without quality coffee is not a life she wants to live! And of course, enjoying the surrounding area is undoubtedly wonderful. Phoenicia is a very unique and special little place, and the Catskills themselves are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges anywhere, and so conveniently located to the greatest city in the world!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fantastic host and place!!!
Amy is a lovely and attentive host and her place is wonderful!
Relaxing and enjoyable house
Overall the house was wonderful, pet friendly. Place much recommended
Lovely little gem
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Amy's lovely house. I brought my 2 little dogs and they had a great time as well. The beds were very comfortable. The A/C worked great and a good time was had by all. Amy was very attentive. We would really recommend this "lovely little gem"
Some of the finest hiking trails in the Catskills are a short drive from the house, as are world class ski resorts. There are wonderful lakes and swimming holes close by for swimming. Phoenicia also has a thriving art and theater scene, and outstanding restaurants for all budget sizes, including the world-famous Phoenicia Diner!