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Cabin Doh-Ray - beautiful pet friendly w pond up on Mt Guardian

Raymond Doherty

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Raymond Doherty

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015
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Cabin Doh-Ray - beautiful pet friendly w pond up on Mt Guardian

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Woodstock House Rental Photos and Description

- 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms. Sleeps 4-5.

+ Surrounded by the forests of Mt. Guardian at an altitude of 1500 feet.

+ Large summer porch overlooks a beautiful pond

+ Stays cool in the summer (has only reached the 90s two summers in the last 10 years)

+ Beautifully furnished

+ Pine & bluestone floors

+ Broadband Wi-Fi Internet access

+ HDTV & Blu-Ray, 6.1 channel surround sound. TimeWarner VOD with HBO & Showtime

+ Magnetic induction cooktop, deluxe front-loading washer/dryer

+ Hike to the viewpoint above the house,visit the swimming hole, take fly fishing lessons.

+ Visit Byrdcliffe, Opus40 and Big Pink too, and the Midnight Ramble!

+ The great shops and restaurants of Woodstock are only minutes away.

} Guest Book: We made it here very easily last night and are thrilled. We also did the hike this morning and loved it - went to the top of Mt. Guardian as per your notes, and found that secret vantage point where you look out at Cooper Lake... Hiked overlook mountain yesterday - the views were astonishing - though we were not brave enough to go the distance to Indian Head. We also found our way to the swimming hole and absolutely loved it... As I'm sure you can tell, we love it up here and wanted to see if you'd be interested in renting the house to us Columbus Day weekend... Certainly a bit of a shock to be back in the city after our days on Mt. Guardian.

Guest Book: We really enjoyed ourselves in the Catskills and the house was lovely - exactly what we were after. I think we saw a bobcat although I confess to being ignorant of North American wildlife. We saw it reasonably close to the house. In any case, we loved staying in your charming forest getaway. Everything was fantastic and the hike from the house to the view was such a bonus. Also an activity you can include for future guests is inner tubing in Phoenica. What a blast!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Raymond Doherty (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Raymond and Maura's was beyond words. So much so that I almost want to keep it a secret!! This place is out of a fairytale. If you want to get away from the stress of the city and take a breather, this is the perfect spot. It has everything you need to cook, clean towels and sheets, even snow shoes and a sled! There are also a variety of very interesting books! The place is clean, cozy and bright. And the hosts were super nice, helpful and responsive. This is by far the best airbnb experience I've had!
Mar 2014
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Cabin Doh-Ray - beautiful pet friendly w pond up on Mt Guardian
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Brooklyn, NY
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home with beautiful decor and landscape! Our group of two couples and an infant went for a long winter weekend and couldn't have had a better time. The owner was very responsive to all of our questions/concerns and has provided a helpful info book at the house to answer general questions about your stay. Everything was very clean and the house is well stocked with games, movies, and kitchen supplies. The second bed is on the smaller size, but makes up for it in comfort. I really felt like it was a well loved home and hope to return again in the future. Thanks Ray!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Findlay, OH
5

Summer break at Doh-Ray

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Doh-Ray even though the temperatures down the mountain were in the 90's. With the window open and a fan the cool mountain air was wonderful and we are very particular about being comfortable.

The screened in porch was our favorite place to drink morning coffee as well as spend evenings sipping wine with candles lit absorbing the woodland sounds and the peace and quiet. I kept thinking that I could spend many days sitting and reading on this porch and never move.

The kitchen is ready for any type of cook but we cooked out on a new grill with everything supplied. The decorations and furnishings were so fun to be around. I guess you could label it antique/upscale cabin furnishings. We've never seen so many unique lamps! Of course, the big flat screen TV was popular.

We went to New York City one day. It is about 2 1/4 hours each way. Also, the Woodbury outlet mall (approx. 1 hour) and Hyde Park were fun jaunts (with teenage girls). Of course, we spent a day exploring Woodstock which is filled with fun shops.

We didn't have much chance to eat out in town but did go to Little Bear next to The Bear Cafe. It has oriental food and it is right next to the water. The food was very good.

The owner was very easy to contact and deal with. The only advice I could give would be to have the back way to the cabin detailed for people who are a little intimidated at the drive up Mount Guardian. Our GPS kept wanting to take us that way. However, access to the cabin was totally fine in our sedan.

All four of us (plus our little Cavalier) wanted to stay longer and could have used another week of serenity at Doh-Ray. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear feedback like this! Good point about the directions. I was thinking the back way is more complicated, so more chances to get lost right when your cellphone looses contact, but it would be helpful to describe the alternate route. Thank you! Raymond

Map

Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bear Cafe
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Woodstock Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Rhinecliff Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pine Hill Trailways bus (Rt 212/Church Rd)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bear Cafe
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hunter and Belleayre
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Town swimming hole
Car: necessary

6 Day Minimum Stay Christmas Holidays - Surrounded by the forests of Mt. Guardian at an altitude of almost 1500 feet, you are high enough to keep cool in the summer and experience a winter wonderland of snow in the winter. Hunter and Belleayre ski resorts are only 30-40 minutes away.

To get there you turn off the main road in Woodstock and start the steep climb to the house. Off to the right stretches the Indian Head Wilderness, with its miles of challenging hiking trails winding through the Catskill High Peaks. Turn onto the private gravel road that climbs up Mt. Guardian and you soon arrive at the house, set in a beautiful grove of hemlocks, only four miles from the great shops and restaurants of Woodstock.

PLEASE NOTE: 4WD is strongly recommended in the winter as the cabin is on a steep mountain road that can be a challenging drive in the snow.

Other Activities: Hike to the viewpoint above the house, go to the swimming hole, take fly fishing lessons. There's Opus40 and Big Pink too, and the Midnight Ramble!

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Woodstock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $400
Notes For more information and photos, please see our web link below.
– Holiday rentals are a minimum of 3 days.
– All rates are firm.
– Weekly rate does not apply to Saturday-to-Saturday rentals.
– Minimum rental during August is one week.
The SECURITY DEPOSIT is $400 for weekend and weekly rentals and 30% for longer rentals and is required to reserve the house. The full amount of the rental fee is r

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet
  • Downstairs bathroom has a deluxe front-loading washer/dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 double , Bed is a cozy 3/4 full size.
    Living Room - Two couches downstairs can comfortably sleep singles.
  • An inflatable mattress is also available if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
+ Nestled in a grove of beautiful hemlocks. + Beautifully furnished + Pine & bluestone floors + Large summer porch overlooks a beautiful pond + Stays cool in the summer (has only reached the 90s one summer in the last 8 years) + Broadband Wi-Fi Internet access + HDTV & Blu-Ray + TimeWarner VOD with all movie channels + Magnetic induction cooktop + Deluxe front-loading washer/dryer + Hike to the viewpoint above the house, go to the swimming hole, take fly fishing lessons. + Visit Byrdcliffe, Opus40 and Big Pink too, and the Midnight Ramble! + The great shops and restaurants of Woodstock are only minutes away.

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