Secluded modern home situated on 25 private acres in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Home overlooks 5-acre lake that is great for swimming on hot summer days and stocked with trout. During the winter the lake freezes over and becomes a blanket of white snow. Land is great for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing.
Details to the house:
- Sleeps 8 total. Main house has three bedrooms (two with queen beds and one master with king bed) and there is a small guest cottage** (with queen bed and full bath) next to house.
- Fully-equipped kitchen with induction cooktop, two sinks, and large Viking oven.
- Main house has two full bathrooms (one part of the master suite) + full bathroom in guest cottage.
- Radiant heat throughout house.
- Wood-burning fireplace.
- Gas grill on deck for BBQs.
- 2 kayaks and 1 canoe on premise for your use.
- Located within 2 miles of Livingston Manor's town center.
- Minutes away from world-class fly fishing spots.
- Beautiful hiking trails and biking routes within minutes from house.
Also worth noting that there are trails on the property that take you down to Sonoma Falls. This is a privately owned, but publicly open, 110 acres of trails you can access from our property. There are a series of beautiful waterfalls accessible from the trails.
** Guest cottage available, suitable for 2 people, for a total of 8 people. It is NOT winterized, so while 2 people can comfortably sleep in there in the winter, there is no running water in the cold months and the bathroom will be out of order. Please inquire further if you wish to use the cottage.
This is our home away from home. We love it and have great respect for the nature that surrounds it. We expect the same from our guests.
No more than one pet at a time, please.
From the first email until we locked the door to leave my wife, friends and I had a wonderful time at Ben and Fernanda's house. The house is in a beautiful setting and the house is just as amazing. This is a great escape for anyone looking for a nice break from city life for a few days.
Ben and fernanda's lake house is like stepping into a dreamworld you never want to wake up from. It is literally the most beautiful country house I have ever been to ( and i've been to many all over the world).
Words cannot describe how lovely and beautiful the house and grounds are... the winter landscape is epic and everything inside the house is organized and useful for an amazing weekend. You literally don't need to bring anything with you except the clothes on your back.
I really look forward to spending more enchanted weekends at their place and look forward to seeing the lake in all its unfrozen majesty in the summer.
Obrigado Ben and Fernanda
Ben & Fernanda were incredible hosts! They have a gorgeous home with an ideal setting. We enjoyed cooking, relaxing by the fireplace, and taking a hike by the waterfalls on the property. They made us feel welcome, and it couldn't have been easier to get in and out of the house. Their recommendations led us to a great dinner at Arnold House, beer tasting at Catskill Brewery, and shopping in town. Would highly recommend this house for an awesome city escape!
This was our second stay at Fernanda and Ben's house and it was amazing again. Great house and great surroudings, perfect for a gathering with family and friends. Highly recommended
The house is beautiful. You know you are staying in someone's home because all the details are so well thought through. We loved the kitchen is big and open and we could cook dinners together. We loved the fireplace, it really warmed up the house. The bedrooms are minimally designed and beautiful, just what you want to be able to claim the place as yours for a weekend. The best part of the house is the 360 degree view of nature and the lake which for frazzled new yorkers is a real balm. :)
The property is also truly unique because of the walking/hiking trails that are adjacent to the house. You can easily walk for an hour and you don't have to leave the property. We can't wait to come back to the house in the summer. Its a dreamy place. Everything I would want in my own getaway.
My girlfriend and I stayed here for our 1-year anniversary and it was perfect. Imagine cooking in the spacious, open kitchen while the home music system is playing your favorite songs and later retreating to the living room with a fire going in the fireplace to watch a movie on a widescreen TV fully equipped with cable, Hulu, Netflix, and iTunes while laying down on an extremely comfy couch. All while in the middle of beautiful nature. Perfect! Will definitely be staying here again.
Fernanda took a chance on me even though I am new to Airbnb. She was polite and clear on all communications. The house was a dream, perfect amount of seclusion and access to shopping and stores. Great layout, comfortable and nicely furnished.
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