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Fun, Family, Friends at Phoenicia's Village House.Close to Skiing, Hiking,Dining

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Spring awakening on spacious private back yard- gate opens to miles of trails


Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Spacious 4BR for 6 to 10 people. Available now for Holidays!

Our spacious Village House in the heart of the Catskills embodies country living at its best in the peaceful picture perfect hamlet of Phoenicia voted one of the six coolest towns in America by a leading travel magazine, and a short drive to unlimited winter sports at Belleayre and Hunter Mountains.

Phoenicia's Village House comfortably accommodates up to ten guests. Our home has a very large sitting room where you can enjoy conversation in cozy comfort in front of a roaring wood stove as well as a wonderful country kitchen with all modern appliances - bring out your inner chef with plenty of room for friends and family to gather round and sample your culinary creations. The kitchen opens to a rustic dining room with seating for eight and an outdoor deck through the french doors . Upstairs there are four good size bedrooms (one bedroom doubles as a laundry room with super efficient large capacity washer and dryer). You will love the large back garden with deck, patio, side porch and English garden with little pond and lawn area. Open the “Mary Gate” at the back and you’ll be in Phoenicia’s Parish Field with trails that lead up the mountain with magical walks and snowshoeing in season through forest glens and miles of trails offering amazing views of mountains and the village far below.

We also have two other wonderful private spaces on the same property - our Village House surprises at every turn! Out the back of the property we have a romantic cottage with hot tub and fire pit which can sleep an extra four people and secondly the Phoenicia Loft which is our luxurious and private thousand square foot loft on the third level - this has a huge spa bathroom with walk in steam shower and two person soaker tub offering lovely mountain views. There is an extra charge for adding the cottage and/or Loft-please ask Kerry for details and availability if you're interested . PLEASE NOTE HOT TUB IS NOT INCLUDED UNLESS COTTAGE IS BOOKED IN ADDITION TO MAIN HOUSE.

We have been offering our Loft and Cottage w/hot tub separately on Homeaway for several years (in fact we were "pioneers" with online rentals in the Phoenicia area). We recommend you see extra details about these unique and beautiful spaces and read other guests' experiences who have stayed in the cottage and loft. Simply search on this site for listing numbers 964991 for the cottage and 266836 for the loft.

Phoenicia has several good restaurants and specialty stores along the single block which makes up the hamlet’s downtown area- walk a couple of minutes for great wood fired pizza and tasty Mexican at Brio’s and the Alamo Mexican Cantina. Sweet Sues is famous throughout the region for possibly the best pancakes this side of the Mississippi. The Catskills are becoming a foodies dream with restaurants using fresh, locally sourced (where possible) ingredients popping up everywhere. The Phoenicia Diner on Route 28 was recently written up in Vogue Magazine for its locally sourced farm to table nouveau diner brunches and Tavern 214 is a new world gastro pub beyond compare. Venture a little further afield to the Peekamoose on Route 28 for excellent food and drinks in a fabulous setting. Zephyr Restaurant in Pine Hill is definitely worth the 15 minute drive. Visit our friend Dave at his fabulous Tenderland Home for unique gift ideas, the Mystery Spot for something utterly surprising and the Nest Egg is always a great spot to find Catskills inspired souvenirs, gifts and lots of fun stuff for the kids.

Unlimited winter sports are available close by at Belleayre Mountain (15 minutes) and Hunter Mountain (20 minutes). Woodstock, the “”most famous small town in the world” with all its amazing stores, bars, restaurants and festivals is just twenty minutes away. The charming towns of Tannersville and Hunter are also close by and accessible by very scenic and uncrowded country roads.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No renters under 28 years old, though at times we will consider younger responsible guests....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our home is fantastic for families with children. There is a large back yard with a play structure with swings and out the back in the Parish Filed there is a nice little playground with swings, slides and climbing frame. The Tanbark Trail from the back of the park is fun for family hiking and fine for all but the youngest kids. Most of the nearby restaurants are totally kid friendly- Brios in town is great for pizza, Sweet Sue's is very family friendly and your kids will love the huge pancakes and the Phoenicia Diner is also completely welcoming of families with little ones. The world's largest telescope at the Emerson Resort is definitely worth a visit with the kids and of course Woodstock is great for family outings. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Guests are welcome to smoke in outside areas....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Fantastic English garden at the rear of property. Gate accesses the Parish Field and miles of hiking trails perfect for dog walking. Please ask owner about extra fees...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available


  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

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  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    large flatscreen with Roku player for free Netflix movies...moreless

  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    lovely dining room off the kitchen has seating for 8...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Samsung Dryer for large loads...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    elliptical machine in separate summer room....moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating:

    Oil heat and woodstove keep you cozy on those cold winter nights. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    3 parking spots in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    allowed ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Top of the line Samsung washing machine...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Super efficient woodstove in the living room. Wood not supplied, but available at the Phoenicia Supermarket next door....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Extensive range of utensils for all cooking and baking needs...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen:

    Modern chef's kitchen with large pantry and top of the line appliances ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Large stainless steel fridge...moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner stainless steel gas oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    With antique dining table and chairs. Sun umbrella....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely English garden- fenced off so completely private. Hammock, cedar lawn swing and little pond with fountain...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stainless steel gas grill for summer barbecues!...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Traditional covered side porch with outdoor furniture for lounging on those warm summer days and feeling the breeze!...moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Optional six person outdoor hot tub at back of property if you decide to rent the cottage as well as the main house. Ask owner for availability and pricing...moreless

  • Sauna:

    Optional walk in Steam shower in the Loft batroom should you decide to rent the loft as well as the main house...moreless



Write a review 4.5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$210 $245
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 2%


The private cottage with hot tub is extra. Please contact owner for a quote! Rates may vary depending upon length of stay and number of guests.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Phoenicia Diner

    "This is an authentic old time diner reimagined in a striking new way. Awesome menu- using lo..."

  • Sweet Sue's Restaurant -- CLOSED

    "Probably the best pancakes this side of the Mississippi! Famous pancake house where folks tr..."

  • Sportsman's Alamo Cantina

    "Brio's and Sportsman's Alamo Cantina share the same kitchen. This is a Catskills classic re..."

  • Town Tinker Tube Rental

    "Tube the mighty Esopus Creek! Ride the rapids on a rubber tube- tube taxi takes you up riv..."

  • Tiso's Restaurant -- CLOSED

    "Family style Italian restaurant - a traditional local favorite! Just 5 minutes drive from t..."

  • Emerson Resort & Spa

    "Beautiful resort with day spa offering all kinds of treatments from massage to facials--they..."

  • Peekamoose Restaurant

    "Fabulous restaurant and bar just ten minutes drive West on Route 28 from the Village House a..."

  • Mama's Boy -- CLOSED

    "Great laid back cafe in the heart of downtown Phoenicia. Great lattes, cake, pulled pork san..."

  • Mikes Bikes

    "One stop bike shop! Mike will rent you a bike for any length of time. There are so many bea..."

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sportsman's Alamo Cantina
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NYS Thruway, Route 87
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Belleayre Mountain

Car: Not Necessary

Phoenicia offers something for everyone- for outdoor enthusiasts it is the ultimate retreat- skiing (alpine and cross country) Belleayre &Hunter Mountains are close by. Ziplining in the summer at Hunter. Fish the mighty Esopus, snow shoe, play golf, go horseback riding, swimming, kayaking, tubing and bird watching. Behind our property, the Parish Field accesses miles of newly upgraded hiking trails and truly pristine nature. Walk 2 minutes to breakfast at 'Sweet Sue's', dinner at 'Ricciardella's'. Pamper yourself or book for a romantic dinner at the world class Emerson Resort and Spa only 3 minutes away or our personal favorite, The Peekamoose, just 10 minutes West on Route 28. Tavern 214 just 5 minutes walk away is certainly making a splash as an upscale eatery and wine bar. Art galleries and specialty stores abound abound, and only 20 minutes from Woodstock. Massage, Reiki, Yoga readily available - just ask and we can arrange in house appointments with expert practitioners. Pamper yourself at the world class Emerson Resort (2 miles away). The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice plays here every August turning Phoenicia into a powerhouse for international vocal arts.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I am originally from New Zealand and my wife Rebecca is from Scotland. We have been living in the States for the past 10 years. I'm an opera singer and have sung at opera houses and concert halls around the world. My time at the Sydney Opera House was my favourite! I love music,, nature, being with my family, and writing. I'm co-Founder of The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice and I run the Kingston Festival of the Arts and Opera Theater of Kingston. My wife, Bex is from SW Scotland. We have two young kids- Edrick and Rosa. Edrick is 3 and a wild nature boy perfectly suited to his surroundings. Rosa is 8 and into pop music, art and the world of fashion. This town is going to be too rustic for her before too long and we'll need to get an apartment in Brooklyn or LA! We have lived in many places around the world, but think Phoenicia is one of the most beautiful- the nature here is astounding. Phoenicia is definitely one of the few remaining 'outpost towns'- somehow untouched by the rest of the world. It's sort of fun living over half an hour from the nearest mall, in a sort of semi-wilderness but only a couple of hours from the biggest city on earth! We now live in Kingston- just 30 minutes from the Village House at Phoenicia.

Why the Owner Chose Phoenicia, NY, USA:
My wife and I were looking for a weekend escape from New York City. We kept travelling further and further North until we happened upon Woodstock where we purchased our first home in the area. After a few years, and the birth of our daughter Rosa we went in search of a larger house. We were in Phoenicia one auspicious day enjoying some wonderful wood fired pizza at Brios- there was a festival taking place in the Parish Field with an Appalachian band playing, line dancing and bonfire. We felt we had discovered Americana at its finest! There was a lovely old house for sale on the edge of the park and it had a 'For Sale' sign outside. Happily this became our home and the birth place of our second child, Edrick. We love coming to Phoenicia- it really has the feel of an outpost town. The figure of Davy Crockett outside the Sportsman's bar reminds us of that daily. We have all the advantages of being in town with its restaurants, cafes, banks, convenience store etc- but if you walk in any direction for a few minutes you're in the middle of wilderness. We love biking up Woodland Valley- it's just over the road and you can bike for six miles along the creek and rarely even see a car! Or take a hike to the Phoenicia Overlook from the back of the Parish Field. We love to swim at the several nearby 'secret' swimming holes and play in the playground in the park out the back with the kids. And we're only 20 minutes or so from North Lake near Tannersville which is one of our favorite picnic spots with awesome hiking and views of the Hudson Valley. Phoenicia really has something for everyone and is so great to visit any season.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • Spring awakening on spacious private back yard- gate opens to miles of trails

    Spring awakening on spacious private back yard- gate opens to miles of trails

  • Old style elegant and comfortable bedrooms

    Old style elegant and comfortable bedrooms

  • Bathroom with tub and shower

    Bathroom with tub and shower

  • Huge sitting room with seating for twelve- large screen for viewing free Neflix

    Huge sitting room with seating for twelve- large screen for viewing free Neflix

  • Lovely spacious  Village House just a quick stroll to town

    Lovely spacious Village House just a quick stroll to town

  • Chef's kitchen with everything you need to prepare a feast for champions!

    Chef's kitchen with everything you need to prepare a feast for champions!

  • Optional six person hot tub- available to cottage guests. Ask owner for details

    Optional six person hot tub- available to cottage guests. Ask owner for details

  • Fabulous view of Phoenicia from on the Tanbark Trail behind our hom

    Fabulous view of Phoenicia from on the Tanbark Trail behind our hom

  • Tavern 214 elegant cuisine and excellent drinks in wonderful atmosphere

    Tavern 214 elegant cuisine and excellent drinks in wonderful atmosphere

  • Downtown Phoenicia

    Downtown Phoenicia

  • Snow day at the Village House!

    Snow day at the Village House!

  • Country dining room opening from kitchen  large farm table

    Country dining room opening from kitchen large farm table

  • Cozy super-efficient wood stove

    Cozy super-efficient wood stove

  • Optional romantic private cottage out the back - ask owner for details

    Optional romantic private cottage out the back - ask owner for details

  • Welcome to the Loft!

    Welcome to the Loft!

  • Davy Crocket presides over downtown Phoenicia

    Davy Crocket presides over downtown Phoenicia

  • The world famous Phoenicia Diner- farm to table!

    The world famous Phoenicia Diner- farm to table!

  • The Esopus Creek just across the road for fishing , swimming and tubing

    The Esopus Creek just across the road for fishing , swimming and tubing

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