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Modern Country House in the Catskills

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Located on a quiet country lane in the Catskill Park, this house is a perfect getaway, just two hours north from the GW bridge. Our beautiful, newly renovated, modern country house features an open floor plan on the first floor with a fully stocked cook's kitchen and bar counter, 12 person expandable dining table, a sitting area and a full bath just off the kitchen. The main room has 3 skylights and 2 french doors that provide plenty of light even on rainy days. The second floor has a half bath, master bedroom with a king size bed and en suite bathroom with spa shower, a bedroom with a queen size bed, and a third bedroom with a toddler bed and twin size bed with trundle that converts to a king size bed. There is a pool table and foosball table in the unfinished garage and an upright piano and cabinet full of board games in the main room. Wireless internet is available if you want to stay connected but when you arrive you will just want to sit back, relax and enjoy the quiet wonder of it all.

Outside is a large deck and an above ground pool (does it really matter if it's above ground - it's a pool!). The deck box houses all sorts of outdoor games including badminton and volleyball. There is also an outdoor woodburning fireplace - great way to stay warm in the evenings while marveling at the gazillion stars in the sky. Don't forget the hot chocolate and smores! Beyond the deck is a large open field on two acres populated with century old apple trees and swing sets for kids and adults.

More Details

Owner
Meilan Chiu
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Meilan Chiu

We are a family of four with two young kids. We love to get away from the City for a relaxing weekend at our house. Our 4 year old daughter aptly calls our weekends in the Catskills 'an escape from the City'.

Meilan Chiu purchased this house in 2009

Why Meilan Chiu chose New York

We started taking weekend trips to the Catskills many years ago and just fell in love with the beauty of the area. We started looking for a weekend place after we got married. As we were driving up Lackawack Hill Road the first time and feeling the openness of the mountain top, we knew the property would be right even before we saw it. It was a bright, sunny Spring day, the grass was green, the air was crisp and it just felt right. The house needed some work (which turned out to be a lot of work) but it's all worth it when our kids tell us how much they love going to the Catskills.

Map

The house is close to year round activities including hiking trails at Sam's Point Preserve (20 mins), Minnewaska State Park (20 mins), or Mohonk Mountain Preserve (25 mins). Many of the trails are old carriage trails so it is great for hiking with kids. Horseback riding is available year round. The Shawungunk Wine Trail includes 12 vineyards and wineries of the Hudson Valley and is just 20 mins away. Amazing culinary experiences in Kerhonkson, Rosendale and Stoneridge are about 20 minutes away.

In the Fall, against the backdrop of vibrant foliage, pick your own fruit at the many local orchards. Stone Ridge Orchard, about 25 minutes away is an orchard we particularly love. In the winter, cross country and downhill skiing and ice climbing are available in Belleayre, Hunter and Windham, about 45 mins away.

Amenities

Napanoch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Twin bed with trundle converts to King
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofabed
  • Pack n play and toddler bed available.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Modern Country House in the Catskills
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
3

proprty needs severe updating and maintenance

  • 3 of 5

After driving 5 hours to stay at this property we were disappointed. The pictures online have to be from a very long time ago. The deck and outside property are in bad shape. The adult swing set combo does not exist although it is pictured and mentioned in the description. My husband had to spend a full day cleaning the pool. The grill was also very dirty. I was not expecting for me or my husband to have to do any cleaning for the amount of money we spent. There is also no wireless internet as described. It is very misleading to have pictures of everything looking brand new and clean only to show up to something different. Because we had already used our vacation time and money we stayed and made the most of it. The area is a nice area and we were able to go on a nice hiking trip. My girls enjoyed the board games available. I must say I am not sure if I can trust booking a home rental after this experience. I did not stay at a cabin rental because I wanted a nice new place that I did not have to clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house in the country!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this home. My kids loved all the toys, the play ground and the pool! The house was clean, modern and very comfortable!

We hope to come back again maybe in the winter but hopefully again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation. The house was nicer than we expected, and the yard was huge. Because we live in the city, the room for the children to run around was an unexpected bonus. We spent most of the week enjoying the use of the pool, which was the main attraction for us. However, we also went hiking and found a beautiful waterfall nearby. The scenery was breathtaking!

Meilan and her husband were very helpful and available whenever we had a question. We would recommend this as a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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4

Wonderful time away

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this lovely house for 2 nights with another family.

The house match the pictures. The kitchen was perfect for a large family, outdoors was spacious and we enjoyed a friendly deer visiting :).

At night you could sit outside and enjoy the lovely site of fire flies.

The house is secluded yet close to town.

You should bring your own toilet paper, paper towels and such. Otherwise the place is neat, clean and well stocked.

The wireless internet had issues and unfortunately the mifi wasn't working very well.

There is a land line if you need service, which was super helpful.

The owners are kind, attentive and fast to answer any questions.

The small bedroom can fit 3 young ones, but its very tight space.

Overall, we had a lovely time and would go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn,NY
5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family and we had a great time. The kids loved the pool and the slide and swing set. Kitchen was very modern and spacious with all amenities needed to prepare a meal. The pictures provided are accurate description of the house. AC were available in the house but it got so breezy at night that they weren't needed. The daytime was a bit warmer so we used the AC then. The open skylight provided a nice breeze. State Park, scenic views and grocery stores were a short drive away. Overall it was a nice getaway from the city life and I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Queens, NY
5

Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal getaway for the family. Incredibly quiet and peaceful area. The house is modern/updated and very kid-friendly. The grounds are very large and make a great place for kids to run around and play. The owner was great and really a pleasure to deal with it. This is a perfect place for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holiday weekends require a 3 night minimum stay. Inquire about last minute specials.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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