About This Listing
Beautiful modern wood house located on 7 acres of magical Woodland Valley forest nestled between mountains and the Esopus River. Total privacy in one of the most exclusive area of the Catskills. Perfect artist or writers retreat.
3 bedrooms including 2 master bedrooms (a very large master suite on the first floor and the second is upstairs both very private) and 1 small child's room with twin size bunk beds (sleeps 2-4 kids or 2 adults. The library which as a queen bed (house can sleep 8+, 4 is preferential), 3 bathrooms, half mile from the Esopus River, the world's top trout stream.
Originally, it was the art studio for local Danish artist Paul Ipsen (descendant of "the" Paul Ipsen, (phone number hidden)), the cabin was expanded into a modern house with sky lights, a koi pond, a forest in your backyard and window panes that open the house to the most incredible views of Panther Kill Mountain.
Located 2h30 from New York City. 5 minutes to the town of Phoenicia which has every amenity. 20mn from pretty Woodstock. You can hike in our backyard or follow hundreds of trails in the neighborhood.
In the winter, you are 20mn away from Belleayre Mountain Ski Centre, 30mn to Hunter Mountain and 45mn from Wyndham Mountain.
In the summer, you are 20 minutes away from Pine Hill Lake and can play tennis for free in Boiceville. Tubing on the Esopus in 5mn away, you can go take a walk around the beautiful Ashokan Reservoir, horse back ride or go antique shopping! There are many decks around the house to eat out or simply bask in the sun and listen to the whispering pines. We are a walk away to the world famous Menla Yoga Center.
In the fall, admire the 360 degree views of fall foliage from our house. A haven for writers, artists, musicians, and outdoor enthusiast alike.
There are several restaurants in neighboring Phoenicia starting from Sweet Sue's world famous giant pancakes, Brios' amazing pizzas, and Ricciardella's for higher end cuisine.
3 full size beds, (2 in the master suites, 1 queen bed in library and blow up mattresses if needed. Child's room has toddler bed and crib with additional crib in 1 of the master suites. Classic wood burning stove, fully-equipped kitchen, bamboo floors, high-speed wireless internet, washer/dryer on premise but upon request and additional fee, dishwasher, extensive library, Cunningham purified water through out the house, Weber outdoor grill, bicycles, Direct TV satellite. There are AC units in 2 bedroom but not in the main master bedroom down stairs, which has great ceiling fans and lots of cross ventilation.
Please NOTE that there is no cell phone service in the area.
Adirondack Trailways Bus brings you from New York's Penn Station to the center of Phoenicia in 3 hours.
Rentals available daily, weekends and weekly. 2 day rental minimum. No pets sorry!
Please note: You may need a 4WD vehicle depending on the snow conditions in the winter. We strive toward being as Eco-friendly as possible (hot water tanks and faucets are eco-friendly, we use natural light as much as possible, small washing machine etc). The main living space (bedrooms have gas & electric heaters) is heated with a wood burning stove, if you are not comfortable with that, please be sure to bring etc fire-logs! Please keep in mind, this is a a mountain house in the woods and there may be an occasional country mouse in the attic.
Main thing off limits is smoking in the house.
Interaction with Guests
Yes, we email, call and sometimes greet. Mainly no, we will not be present. Often someone is there from our team.
A bus takes you into the town of Phoenicia, but you need to arrange for a ride to our house which is about 4 miles away (2 of which are up a mountain road).
*******Please note that we require all renters to sign and return a waiver of liability prior to renting the house. Failure to provide a signed waiver 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival will result in an immediate cancellation of your reservation******* Check out times can be flexible when possible, but our standard is 12 Noon Check in and 12 Noon check out.
No smoking in the house, no parties, please leave the house the condition you found it.
The reservation was canceled 68 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The house was in a nice secluded spot without feeling too remote. The pictures are an accurate reflection of how it looks - though it is very much a lived in home rather than just a holiday rental place.
Olivier and Stephanie were good at answering questions and rang to check all was OK on the first night of our stay.
We are a family of three from Los Angeles and have just stayed a week in Phoenicia add part of a New England road trip.
Olivier and Stephanie and the most incredible hosts! Their house is idyllic and filled to the brim with amenities such as games, firewood, utensils, clean linens, spices, books, music, candles and more. We absolutely adored the local area, venturing to Woodstock and Hunter Mountain as well.
Stephanie's list of things to do is extensive, she goes above and beyond any concierge service with useful listings for things like babysitters, but also some fun additions like celeb sightings at the local diner.
The house is very large, with ample space and extra beds for an endless amount of guests. Incredibly kid friendly with a beautiful yard and pond.
We had a magical Christmas here and would stay again in a heartbeat.
Beautiful property and accommodations, and totally professional hosts. Thank you Stephanie and Olivier for a month we didn't want to end, and will never forget.
The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I fully recommend Stephanie and Olivier as hosts. Their house is even more amazing than in the pictures, it is very private - from backyard the only thing you see, besides the beautiful landscaping, are trees and sky. Everyone in our group (two couples, two toddlers and two infants) thoroughly enjoyed their time in the Catskills. Before the trip was over we were already thinking about when we could come back. If you are trying to decide, just go!
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