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Avi was very accessible and answered all our questions promptly via text and email. The location of the home was beautiful, with great outdoor space both on the deck and around the house. The view is amazing, particularly at sunrise. Our only complaints are that the dishwasher was broken, and that the firewood was damp. Since there was plenty of wood in the house we did not think to pick up supplies in town, but when it got quite chilly and we wanted to light a fire, no luck. There were portable electric heaters so we could stay warm, just not as cozy for a country getaway.
Avi was an excellent host. He was easy to contact and very responsive. The cabin was as described and very comfortable. We were there when the weather was unseasonably cold, i.e., it was snowing when we got there in the evening and it hit the 20's at night (and this is the end of April) so it did take a while for the place to warm up. I am glad we brought fleece sweaters and slippers.
The hill going up to the cabin is rough. You really should have an SUV for this although a skilled driver was able to make our Volvo climb the hill by going in reverse.
The view from the cabin is stunning. The area is fantastic. Try the Brandenberg Cafe for lunch and pastries, and Catskills Brewery for excellent and distinctive beers. They are both in Livingston Manor. We have been to the Rolling River Cafe in Parksville several times on different trips. It is always superb. Always.
the cabin was exactly as described, and Avi was very helpful. the view was very nice and there is a large deck, hammock and fire pit outside. I would recommend this to anyone and would happily stay here again. thanks Avi!
We stayed at Avi's cabin for 4 nights during our mini honeymoon and we had a great time. You can't beat the views of the valley as the place is literally at the top of a mountain. It got cold during our trip, but thankfully Avi provided heaters in every room and a wood burning stove. We were able to make dinner every night in the fully function kitchen and gas grill. Avi also provided books on local hikes and nearby towns (check out Livingston Manor, Narrowsburg and Callicoon).
I just want to highlight a few things that could use improvement:
Avi told us to call him upon arrival if we planned on using the wood burning stove. I called him and couldn't reach him. I left him 2 messages and a message on airbnb and he didn't get back to us until 15 hours later. Granted, he was in a place with no cell reception, but we basically had to go a night without the stove, which would have been great to keep warm.
The dishwasher was out of order.
The netflix attached to the TV didn't work.
The propane tank at the grill was left open when we arrived, so we had to drive into town and grab a new one.
It was a great place to stay regardless of the little inconveniences. Be sure to bring an suv. We rented one and couldn't be happier. It's a steep trek up the driveway to the cabin and normal cars will not make it up. We can't wait to stay again. Thanks Avi for making our minimoon special.
We loved the cabin! It was clean and comfortable and quite secluded. The views are stunning and it felt really good to be there. The driveway is difficult for little cars though! Our honda fit didn't make it up the drive so we parked down below and carried stuff up. Not really a big deal for us but could be inconvenient for less fit people. Also try to get there before dark if not adventurous and savvy. Avi was always available by phone if we needed. He was helpful and informative. FYI sprint cell didn't work and tmobile did.
This was exactly what we were looking for to get out the city for the weekend. Everything was exactly as described, if not better. The place is beautiful and the location is remote but still accessible to anything we needed. Avi was a great host and would be my first option when staying up in the Catskills again.
Awesome place for recording music! Peaceful and beautiful. The place was clean and had everything we needed!
thanks for the great time!
The Avi's cabin is incredible. That's our second time.
Really private & beautiful location, but FYI, our Honda Civic wasn't able to drive up the hill. Avi was very helpful in suggesting places for us to park, but we still had to schlep all our stuff up to the cabin. Once we were there, we enjoyed the mountain views & fire pit very much. Also, wish I had read more carefully ahead of time & realized we had to haul out our own trash.
Beautiful views. The stay was relaxing. The place was set up well.
Avi and friends were excellent gests and would be welcome back at any time. Highly recomended
I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Avi's place is an easy hop from NYC yet feels worlds away. It has a great view of the Catskill Mtns, and though it's just a few minutes drive from highway 17, it feels totally isolated. I was up there with 6 buddies for a weekend, got up there Fri night, did a long day hike on Devil's Path on Saturday in the Catskills, and BBQd and swam in the very nearby very private lake on Sunday. The place was clean and comfortable, and Avi's laid back demeanor made everything run very smoothly. I highly recommend this place