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Woodstock Historic Artist Estate - The Cottage House

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Estate, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-5)

**featured as freshgrub unique property:

If you want to fall asleep to the stereo lullaby of frog croaks while watching the spectacle of fireflies competing with stars, this is the place.

The property is within 10 minute walking distance through the neighboring Comeau Property, a nature preserve with hiking trails to town. The Cottage House faces the stream, waterfall, pond and great lawn on one side and the woods and field on the other. The house is a freshly architect-renovated 800sft two bedroom, one bath, sleeping 5. We provide linens, towels and other necessities.

Frederick Dana Marsh, father of the well known Social Realist painter Reginald Marsh, married Mabel Van Alstyne in 1930, starting a notable artistic partnership as the Van Alstyne Marsh Collection that was later acquired by the Smithsonian Institution. Their home was unique for Woodstock—'It was in the background of the Mona Lisa; a Van Gogh landscape; a train ride through Tuscany—ball shaped junipers; a pond that bracketed the house; expansive lawns; a gathering of birches. But most of all, big cone shaped cedar trees. It is a marvelous thing to look up at backlit clouds at sunset—see the intrusion of cedar peaks, pointing up like soft missles and the erratic flight of mosquito catcher bats making ninety degree turns down the channels between the trees. A photographer friend was here last weekend and I told her, “Don’t worry about framing the picture, just point and shoot. The landscaper framed it for you seventy years ago.” ' Here I quote Austin Metze, who knows this piece of land long before it put a spell on us.

To be there is to inhabit an idyllic painting. Sit in the property's own Hidden Chair Waterfall or chill at the secluded sandy beach swim hole a one minute stroll away through enchanted woods, take a hike up Milk Mountain or up the trails of the neighboring nature preserve for a Sunday brunch in town and visit to the flea market. Or just read a good book under a cypress tree.

The Cottage House is on the same property as the Pond House, listed on VRBO vrbo #373377. Both houses are very private. There are three houses next to each other, the Cottage House, the old Farm House that is permanently rented to our dear Lainey and Austin, and the Pond House. The Cottage House faces the stream and the great lawn on one side and the woods and field on the other.

Check in is 2pm, check out 10am, which is flexible unless booked the same day. High Season rates apply to all holidays, at a three night minimum stay.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018


Woodstock Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • For the fifth person there is a single size sofa bed in the living room or a twin size air bed in the second bedroom. Upon request, we can provide a baby crib.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Woodstock Historic Artist Estate - The Cottage House
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Great location and well stocked getaway

  • 5 of 5

Picturesque getaway near Woodstock. The house is far enough away from the road to feel secluded while being near enough to everything to be able to enjoy the town. Host was very welcoming and had plenty of contact to ensure everything was ready for us. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was awesome and walking distance to town. The owners/landlords were fantastic. We stayed there for 4 weeks which was longer than we usually stay in one spot.. The living space is much smaller than we are used to and a month was just a bit to long. A weekend or a week to 10 days would be perfect! There is so much to do in the area, including shopping, eating out, hiking and more. We would definitely return but maybe for a week next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Was a great stay to enjoy Woodstock

  • 5 of 5

Thank for a wonderful get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two small children and I really enjoyed our stay at this lovely, cozy cottage! The owner was very responsive and helpful, and the location can't be beat. The creek runs right through the backyard making it the perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty of Woodstock. Even though the weather was cooler when we visited in the spring, we had lots of fun playing games on the lawn, throwing pebbles in the creek and playing with the sand next to the creek. It's also very short drive from Woodstock making for an easy trip to restaurants, stores and the local playground. The only downside for us was the lack of a washer/dryer in the house (given our messy children!) but the rustic charm of the cottage more than makes up for this slight inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It could not have a better location..

  • 5 of 5

We only had two night and would have loved to have stayed longer. The property is only minutes from restaurants and the heart of town. It's located on a beautiful active stream and the Comeau Trail....just spent an after noon enjoying the property. The apartment is warm and comfortable. I will return.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had an amazing stay at this property. The cottage is located next to the owner's house, but we felt like we had lots of privacy as the property is quite large. Nin (the owner) is very sweet and accommodating. A lovely stream runs right below the house and it's the perfect place to sunbathe or have a picnic. The cottage itself is fully renovated and modern, very cool style!!! The cottage is just a 3 minute drive/ 15 minute walk away from Woodstock's charming little main street. Great spot for a getaway in a town that has lots of charm and great restaurants!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 2.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed by this booking. High season rates apply to any and all holiday weekends at a three night minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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