About this listing
Everything you could ever want in a COUNTRY COMPOUND RETREAT . . . YEAR-ROUND! BEAUTIFUL HEATED POOL & NEW JACUZZI! Privately situated on its own 6 acres in the Catskills close to hiking trails, skiing, white water rafting, golf, restaurants, gourmet farmers markets and more. This 2000 square foot spacious home with 14 ft. ceilings accommodates up to 5 adults (perfect for two couples) and is fully loaded with two private bedrooms / queen beds, two full bathrooms, an out-door shower and a working fire place.
It also includes: a brand new 5 person jacuzzi, an enormous heated pool, a gas grill, an indoor stone wall wood burning fire place, an outdoor fire pit, central air, dishwasher, washer & dryer, wireless internet, flat screen TV with satellite/cable, a CD/DVD player, stereo system, hard-wood and tile floors, and the bedding and towels are provided. Coffee maker, iron and ironing board also available.
Dining options are limitless . . . cook indoors or out! The kitchen is well-equipped - also including a coffee maker and a toaster oven. Eat in-doors at the dining room table or dine alfresco on the out-door patio table, both a small group comfortably. Great restaurants are also nearby and they also deliver.
The pool sits back on the property and is surrounded by artisan slate stone work, lush gardens and a new wood deck with oversized gazebo chairs and tables making it the perfect spot for a social gathering or relaxing.
Enter this enjoyable country compound through the private gate and a little ways up the driveway nestled in a park like setting surrounded by lush trees and completely secluded from any visible neighbors or traffic. The grounds are professionally landscaped and well manicured also, the perfect backdrop for a range of perennials and annuals, bird watching and a zen-like pond.
This location is 2 hours driving distance from NYC. Secluded and much of the area is forever wild land but the best part is the proximity to the mountains/town: Phonecia (5 min.), Woodstock (10 min.), Hunter (20 min.), Wyndam (25 min.) and Bellayre (25 min.).
Please send me a brief description of your travel and your group. Also, please no children under 13 years of age, no smoking in-house and no large parties. Thank you!
Please no smoking in-house, no children under 13 years of age and no large parties. There is a $100 cleaning fee that can be left at the time of your departure. Thank you!
This is a great home to stay in! It really was a pleasure. The house is as it appears in the photos and description. It is in a wonderful location! James was a pleasure to work with. He responds promptly and is very accommodating.
The house is pretty much as described with lots of natural light. We had a good time grilling on the balcony and using the jacuzzi at night. James's communication was not great, but ultimately sent someone to clean the pool after we found some dead animals in there on arrival.
Before I booked this place, I was noticing all these 5 star reviews. I was thinking to myself, can it be a dream come true? Well the answer was simply yes. James was very accommodating. He was very quick with his responses and he made me feel very comfortable when I was communicating with him. Even though I went during a tropical storm. The place was amazing. It was very informative with little notes, clean, and very spacious with huge windows. The hot tub, heated pool, and the outdoor fire pit was a nice touch too. The bedrooms were comfy as well. I will definitely be returning, hopefully the weather is on my side this time. Thanks for everything James!
James' Country Retreat Compound was even better than expected. We went for a girls weekend and all four of us were completely happy. The Jacuzzi was so nice in the cold weather. The kitchen was well-equipped and the fireplace was amazing. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the house itself is very warm and welcoming with a lot of good spaces to hang out and catch up. The location couldn't have been better either, close to shops, good restaurants and, of course, tons of beautiful scenery. James as a host was always quick to respond and made us feel very welcome from the moment we made the reservation. We would all love to come back and enjoy the property with the pool in the summer. All in all we had a great time, in a nice space, provided by a very nice host.
The house was nice and had everything we needed. Jim was very responsive and helpful. The only issue we had was with the heat. Unfortunately, we were there during extremely cold weather and the heat in the house just couldn't keep up, even with a raging fire. The house didn't get above 60 degrees until the day we left when the outside temp reached 20.
Country Compound Retreat was absolutely the perfect place to get away for a long holiday weekend this February. James was communicative, accommodating and a wonderful host that made the entire process easy! The home is absolutely wonderful, we used the fireplace at night, there are huge picture windows to the surrounding property and the home has all the appointed items needed for a weekend away. We will be back in the summer and look forward to using the pool!
James's place really is a retreat -- it's tucked away from any major roads and other properties. It was perfect for two couples, as we were -- the second bedroom even has its own private bathroom. The house is really nice, even nicer than the pictures here suggest. The pool must be fabulous in warmer weather; we can't wait to come back for a dip! And James was extremely responsive to any queries we had. I highly recommend!