Perfect country retreat if you are looking for a weekend get-away, all year-round.
Ask us about weekly-two week rentals this winter. Holiday and school break options available
Charming house in the amazing Catskills region of New York. The house sits on over five acres of beautiful land with amazing views.
Our house has two large bedrooms, each with a queen bed. There is a pullout couch in one of the bedrooms, that room alone can easily sleep a family of four. Living room is quite big with a comfy sectional couch.
The kitchen is fully equipped and appliances are brand new. A dining area seats six and a large porch with outdoor dining for up to eight. Gas grill on premises.
Two full bathrooms are available.
Only minutes from Callicoon, where you will find restaurants, antique shops, a movie theater, community center, playground, and the Delaware River.
nearby swimming, fishing and state park. For runners and cyclists, opportunities are awesome. Let us know, we'll gladly give you some ideas here.
2 hours from New York City, only 20 mins from Bethel NY, the site of the original Woodstock Festival
You will have access to the entire house and the large open space/garden. The house is listed as a 2 bedroom, with both bedrooms being extra spacious. A optional, smaller third bedroom currently functions as a kids room.
Interaction with Guests
We are typically off-site when renting out the house. This is very much a home though, and not a vacation rental.
The house is located in a very scenic part of the famed Catskills region. You are a very short drive away from Callicoon and the Delaware River. Only minutes from the property is the Crystal Lake State Park, one of the most scenic spots to go for a swim or hike.
Our house is fully furnished and equipped. Our furniture is cozy and hopefully tasteful. We simply expect our guests to treat our place with respect and care. Abov all, enjoy it and have fun.
Once we receive a reservation we typically send out a detailed info sheet for things to do in the area, and some basic instructions (where to find what and what to do before leaving).
Staying at Michael's was great. The yard is enormous and it gave our dog plenty of space to run around and hang out. You really feel removed from everyone and everything. The grill on the deck is huge and in great condition. It's awesome for preparing dinner on the huge table on the deck. The kitchen is great too: well stocked with excellent knives, pots and pans, and baking sheets and dishes. Enough to prepare a major feast.
To echo some other reviewers, the owners definitely use the house. In our case, they had used it recently before we got there so we had to replace the sheets on the bed. A minor inconvenience.
Overall, we had an amazing time and would happily return!
Host was great in communicating and followup prior to arrival. Clear and helpful directions. The house was spacious and welcoming. Only, small negative, was that there house was a bit dirty when we arrived and there were no clean linens, so we had to wash them immediate upon arrival. Small compliant about an otherwise very positive experience.
The house was BEAUTIFUL and the property was gorgeous and well-maintained. Everything was well-kept and perfectly equipped. Mike was a pleasure to deal with. The bike riding around the area was fantastic too! Very happy with the experience.
We had a wonderful time at Michael's place which turned out to be even more beautiful and special than we expected. The house itself was very clean, spacious and comfortable. The outside was very beautiful both during the day and at night when the deer and the stars came out. We used the fire pit on one night and my son adored making smores there and playing on the grounds with his walkie talkies - he felt like an explorer. I hope we will be able to return here next year for more days.
My wife, my mother in law, my 10 year old son and I were looking for a place in the area for just a couple of nights prior to vacation down to Tennessee.
First of all, the location is wonderful. Sitting on the deck under the stars (and there are lots and lots of stars) in the morning with a cup of coffee, or pretty much any time of the day is wonderful. Although the house was a bit of a drive along a very pretty road it didn't feel *too* long for our trips into Callicoon and up to French Woods. It certainly is quiet here and quite relaxing.
However, we do have a minor complaint. I think it is mostly a matter of communication and expectations but we were a bit surprised as to the state of the house when we arrived. The house appears to be the owners home first, that is available as a rental, rather than a vacation rental house that is occasionally used by the owner. It almost looked like the family had just left as there were toys scattered in the living room and the bed in the childs room was unmade (to be fair, Michael may not have been aware that our son was coming). Both my wife and mother in law wondered, "does he know we're coming". The refrigerator was full and it was generally unclear as to how much we could "make ourselves at home". Was it okay to use a couple of scoops of coffee or could we eat the ice cream in the fridge as well? The gist of our complaint is that it felt a bit uncomfortable because we didn't really know what to expect before we arrived. I think the entire experience could have been improved just by having better communication regarding what to expect when we got there. A note that simply said, "Feel free to use anything in the fridge" or "Don't drink all the milk" would have set our minds at ease and allowed us to relax even more than we did.
Overall, I want to leave a favorable review as this is a lovely house in an amazing location but it would get at least another star if the communication for what to expect at the house was better. Staying here is more like being a guest of the family than like staying in a vacation rental or hotel room.
Had a lovely weekend at Michael's house. The land is amazing and the kids just loved running around outside and playing at the creek. Communication with Michael was very easy and he provided us with all the necessary info on the house and lots of tips about what to do in the area. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Even tho it poured during our entire stay, there was no better and cozier place to be than inside Michael's cabin. When it wasn't raining, it was beautiful and the house was perfect. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!