Zen Cottage ... retreat to nature

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Entire home hosted by Alma & James

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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We'd like everyone to enjoy this cottage we built with love. It's perfect for working remotely and experiencing the beauty of the Catskills. Cable and washer/dryer in the cottage. Hike, eat, chill and leave completely restored! Please review full listing information prior to sending a request to book. 3-Day minimum stay. Special 5% discount 7 day stay, 10% for 4 weeks or more.

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Welcome to Catskill Getaways in Phoenicia!

Your fabulous getaway starts with a scenic drive to the Catskills and a stop at one of the farm stands for provisions. Once you breathe in this glorious mountain air and see the Esopus Creek (really a river) you'll agree -- the living is easy! Welcome to Catskill Getaways in Phoenicia! Please review the full listing and booking information prior to completing a reservation. Thanks.

Your fabulous getaway starts with a scenic drive to the Catskills and a stop at one of the farm stands for provisions. Once you breathe in this glorious mountain air and see the Esopus Creek (really a river) you'll agree -- the living is easy!

No need to compromise. You have the best of all worlds. Catskill Getaways is a former half acre bungalow property with three rentals at the base of Woodland Valley. We're located in a safe, historic and quaint neighborhood almost a mile from Phoenicia.

Built with love in 2015, the Zen Cottage is tucked in the corner of a half acre property. It features an open floor plan, stocked modern kitchen, a luminous living room, a comfortable spa-like bath with radiant heat, a light-filled bedroom with a queen sized-bed and quality linens and your own porch. If you've never experienced a propane heat fireplace with a viewing window, it heats and looks like a wood stove without having to feed the fire. There is strong wireless access, cable TV. A seasonal flower / organic herb garden is outside your door.

We use high quality, non-toxic cleaning products to ease our footprint on the environment and to help guests with chemical sensitivities.

It’s all good … crisp, fresh and clean lodgings, impeccable attention to your needs, a perfect location and competitively priced.

Booking Information:

Our rates are based on a 2 person occupancy with an fee for additional guests 13 years old and older. If coming with children let's discuss sleeping arrangements first. There is a loft with a queen size bed and a desk and chair accessed by stairs.

One crated dog is permitted with prior approval and a $40 pet fee.

Please note while we accept bookings from first-time Airbnb users with no reviews, we ask you to complete the Airbnb verification requirements and profile info as well provide as a note about yourself and others traveling with you.

And remember, if the dates don't work with the Zen Cottage, make sure you take a look at our other listings. Go to our profile page and check out other two rentals: the "Esopus Studio Where Serenity Reigns" and "Romantic Getaway in Lovingly Restored Cottage."

Activities:

There are amenities galore. Have breakfast on your porch or backyard. Make 'smores in the fire pit. Pick salad from the vegetable garden. Visit at the Pony Bar(n). Skip rocks along the Esopus Creek. Meander along peaceful country roads. Ride a bike. Walk down the street and take a dip in the Esopus. Take advantage of the multitude of activities like swimming, fishing, hiking, skiing and much more.

If you want to stay local, Phoenicia is self-contained with a variety of restaurants, all sorts of shops, some quirky, galleries and a community theater. We're known for our friendly, artsy and unpretentious small town charm combined with great restaurant and pub choices.

If you want to venture out, the Hudson Valley has a treasure chest of cultural offerings. See our House Guide for suggestions of activities and restaurants.

This is a perfect time for spring and summer activities. Hike one of the trails or ski one of the four ski resorts. We provide a range of suggestions. Relax by the Esopus Creek, take a scenic drive, check out one of the farm-to-table restaurants, get cozy in front of the gas fireplace in the cooler evenings and take in the night sky by the Pony Bar(n) at night ... restorative and magical.


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Here are some of the things that make Phoenicia special:

In 2017 we were rated as the No. 1 destination outside of NYC by Curbed New York, a real-estate and travel blog.

We were also rated one of "Ten Coolest Small Towns in America" by Budget Traveler.

Our guests hail from all parts of the world to this very small hamlet.

Phoenicia was recently featured in Travel and Leisure's 25 Easy Weekend Getaways.

We are part of the watershed that supplies water to 9 million customers including all of NYC.

Our hamlet of Phoenicia has a population of around 300 yet hosts monumental events like the International Festival of the Voice with panache.

We are near four ski resorts: Belleayre, Hunter, Windham and Plattekill

The Phoenicia Library lends out fishing poles and ukuleles.

You are always, always near a world-class hiking trail.

Our beloved local poet is a candidate at every presidential election.

Most of our friends think Phoenicia has a vibe that’s cooler than Woodstock.

We keep the location of swimming holes secret until we’re sure you will respect our pristine waters.

Farm-to-table foodies will be in good company.

The first ski area in the state of NY was located just down the street from us.

Birding is exceptional. Hummingbirds visit us in the summer. You can spot magnificent American Bald Eagle. They nest near the Esopus Creek (really a river) where they catch fish.

We get excited about the annual garden tour and the yearly artists tour. Visit with local peeps at the Arts Upstairs openings and community gatherings every month.

For culinary treats buy local: Migliorelli's Farm Stand or Mt. Tremper Farms on Rt. 28

Most of the area is a protected forest preserve with wildlife galore.

There is a plethora of sports and cultural activities, a world-class spa, fabulous restaurants at all price ranges, fun shops, awesome bakeries, to meet the needs of the most discerning travelers.

For these reasons and many more, we think we have an awesome place to live. Our goal is to share it with you and make sure you have an enjoyable and restorative stay and return rejuvenated.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Window AC unit
Bathtub

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Phoenicia, New York, United States

The property is located on quiet and safe historic neighborhood. It is comprised of two square blocks made up of full-time residents, weekend residents, second homeowners, seasonal guests and short-term vacation rental guests. We are located less than a mile from Main Street Phoenicia.

Hosted by Alma & James

  1. Joined in March 2013
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My wife, Alma, and I focus on healthy living, the environment and sustainability. We enjoy the simple pleasures of this culturally-rich community surrounded by the majestic Catskill Forest Preserve.

Every day something in nature delights me: a flock of turkeys, an autumn landscape, the sunset on the Esopus Creek, cukes with sparkling morning dew, the grand constellations. I stop, take in the beauty, and focus on gratitude.

We enjoy helping guests take a break from the hubbub of city life to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with each other. We worked as professionals in advertising, publishing, environmental organizations, and as consultants for non-profits. We understand the importance of that spur-of-the-moment getaway as a way to find balance between work and play.

We give our guests total privacy. But we help our guests explore our cool and quaint hamlet of Phoenicia and its environs with its many of its hidden treasures through our house guides and "Best Picks." We love sharing this magical place with you and have you fall in love with it as well.
My wife, Alma, and I focus on healthy living, the environment and sustainability. We enjoy the simple pleasures of this culturally-rich community surrounded by the majestic Catski…

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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