About this listing
2 1/2 hour, beautiful drive from the tip of Manhattan to my little piece of heaven. Weekend retreat, artists home, land line, no cable, very little cell phone coverage, 15 minutes from top 10 spa in the world, nature, Delaware river, gun range, Modern-Contemporary, nestled in upstate Ny.
Built in 2008. Traditional, farmhouse style exterior with modern, open airy (website hidden) with DVD player, tons of DVD's, radio in kitchen, wifi, patio furniture on front and back porches. perfect for 2 couples or artist looking for peace and quiet. Kitchen has all new appliances, open doors in kitchen lead to the back deck. 1 open, loft style, bedroom, with sliding doors to close the space off upstairs. Downstairs a second bedroom with a queen size bed. Plenty of firewood stocked in the front yard. Family friendly as I have a 9 year old whom frequents the home with me often.
All access except for one small closet in the upper bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to interact as much as needed. I am a huge fan of the area and still discovering new things every time I visit.
Fifteen minutes from the home is the Spa at Woodloch, rated one of the top 10 spa's in the world. There is skiing at Big Bear on Masthope Mountain, the Delaware River is 5 minutes away, Skinners Falls is the place to go and lay out and get your swim on. Antiquing in all of the neighboring towns. Great food all around the area.
Really a perfect area to take a weekend and explore.
Car is necessary, unless you ride a horse.
Train from Penn station to Port Jervis station is also option but need to be picked up from there by car or cab.
Other Things to Note
If booking the home on a Holiday weekend I ask for the minimum of a 3 night stay.
If fireplace is used, make sure the flu is open.
Make sure flu is closed when leaving your stay.
Never leave the home if there are cinders still warm. There is a metal pale near the woodpile inside that you can shovel everything into and leave out on the walkway to the home. (Not on the decks)
Thermostats are always on 50°. When you get into the house you can adjust to what u find is comfortable (70° is usually a good temp).
Please do not forget to turn the thermostats (lower level and ground floor) back to 50°.
Garbage: please leave garbage in bags then put into the pale on the back deck. Please make sure the lid is secured properly or the bears will come.
Hammock: if you open the front door and pretty much walk straight to the wood line you will see 2 pine trees that have O rings to hang the hammock. There are 2 hammocks hanging inside the kitchen closet on the back of the door.
Please shake off before bringing back in.
Motion sensor light on front porch. There are two light switches to the right of the front door, one controls the lights right outside the door on both sides and the other is for a spot light that is connected to a motion sensor. I leave that on as if you arrive at night the light will go on if you pull your vehicle up to the end of the driveway.(otherwise it gets pitch black and hard to see)
There are gates to block off the stairs for children located in the lower level bedroom closet.
Please leave all linens and towels in the boiler room at the end of your stay.
Guests are expected to treat the home as if it were their own. I keep the home in pristine condition and expect it to look that way when the stay is over. I leave all of my personal belongings out for my guests to experience, they all have some sort of value to me, please put things back where they came from and treat with care.
Cleaning: $100 cleaning fee per stay.
How To Book
Email me through Airbnb with your name, dates you want to reserve, number of adults/children, and what time you will be arriving. Your rental will only be secured upon notice of receipt of reservation amount & cleaning fees, via Airbnb.
No refunds for bad weather.
NO refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of check-in time, although we can try to accommodate a re-schedule.
Brand architect, artist, father.
I love traditional on the outside and contemporary on the inside. Grind hard during the weekdays and escape from NY on the weekends.
I like a minimalist esthetic, the wilderness and wildlife.