SWIMMING HOLES, WATERFALLS & CATSKILL MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

Bob Malkin and Barbara Pokras

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SWIMMING HOLES, WATERFALLS & CATSKILL MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

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2 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sitting room, sleeps 2-6

Situated on the legendary Niobe Falls, The Waterfall House is a charming Victorian house at the end of a quiet country lane. Private steps down to these “pride of the Catskills” natural waterfalls make this home unique. Unspoiled Palenville, home of Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' is ideally located between Woodstock, Saugerties, Catskill and Hunter. Furnished with country antiques and original art, this vacation rental home has two bedrooms, each with its own full bath plus a den with twin bed convertible chairs. The queen size sofa bed in the living room affords a glorious waterfall view framed by spectacular spring, summer and autumn foliage. The separate dining room seats six. French doors open to a romantic wraparound porch with majestic mountain, river and waterfall views! Enjoy breakfast on our romantic, wraparound porch, or lunch at the Circle W General Store. Stroll over to The Fernwood Restaurant for dinner or drinks.

Especially for Nature Enthusiasts: Discover nearby hiking trails. We provide trail maps and hiking guides. Wildlife is abundant, so bring your camera.

We'll help you plan just the right outdoor adventure hike. In season, tour the neighborhood with bicycles we provide.

Convenient to H.I.T.S.: Our proximity to this major equestrian center makes this home ideal for those participating in, or simply attending the wealth of seasonal events.

Skiers, Take Note!: We are located a mere ten miles from Hunter Mountain!

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your lovely home.

The house is clean and comfortable and decorated so beautifully. There are so many great books to read and movies to watch. And then, of course, there is the main attraction, which is the falls. We had so much fun hopping from rock to rock, or just sitting and meditating. Our dog Conrad is a little timid around water, so we didn't know what kind of reaction he would have. But he loved it! By the last day, he was hopping on the rocks too. (Maybe next time, he'll dare to go into the river!)

We are already talking about renting again in May!

Thank you again and again!
Aug 2013
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Bob Malkin and Barbara Pokras

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'ThinkBig!' creator Bob Malkin and former Emmy award winning film editor, author and former professor Barbara Pokras met and married in 1992. After relocating to New York City in 1997, we discovered the Catskills and in a single weekend, bought our first house. We love the proximity to Manhattan, the beauty of the area and the access to nature. Bob loves to hike the mountain with our dog Lucy, and Barbara

spends time gardening, writing for the Woodstock Film Festival, and finding little 'treasures' for The Waterfall House.

Bob Malkin and Barbara Pokras purchased this house in 2006

We never dreamed we'd be in the Vacation Rental business, but when we first saw The Waterfall House with its magnificent setting and old perennial gardens, we simply couldn't resist.

Fantastic waterfall and mountain views. Sleep to the sounds of falling water. Most guests tell us our photographs don't do justice to the spectacular setting.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

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Swimming Holes, Waterfalls & Catskill Mountain Views!
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PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The Waterfall House is perfect - the waterfall is great, changes daily, and so relaxing to watch. All your needs are anticipated and addressed, the accomodations are top notch. Very comfortable. We had a great girls' getaway, enjoying good food, wine and conversation.Took a trip to Woodstock and enjoyed the shops and local flavor. Just a great house, great time.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Winter time is perfect to rent the Waterfall House. The fireplace and the waterfall views and sounds make it perfect to warm the body and souls. Bob
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Woodstock Catskills
New York City
5

LAND OF THE MAGICAL WATERFALLS

  • 5 of 5
Don't look any further for a place to stay near Woodstock. This is it. But please don't book when I want to book. That's the danger of writing a good review, isn't it? The secret gets out. Discover for yourself why this home is so incredible. Owners are rock stars too.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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I WANT TO BUY THIS HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
WOW, what a treat, can't believe such an amazing home is just two hours away. It's breath taking , we took our two dogs and I've never seen them as happy. I can't wait to return
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled the two of you and your pups experienced the magic of The Waterfall House and we look forward to your next visit! Warmer weather means you'll enjoy cooling off in our pristine swimming holes!
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New York City
5

LITTLE JEWEL BOX ON A WATERFALL

  • 5 of 5
We were happy to arrive to an adorable, warm house with a freshly shoveled walkway and a basket of goodies. The large picture windows throughout invited you to sit and enjoy the view with a cup of coffee and a good book. The house is filled with character and was thoughtfully and tastefully decorated with whimsical touches including a giant toothbrush, giant pencil, and giant ice cream cones, which both the kids and adults in our party loved. A fenced-in area allowed the kids to enjoy the snow and the quiet, dead end road was safe for a bit of exploring. Really loved our stay. Thanks, Bob & Babs! xo
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests, and while winter at The Waterfall House is magical, we're eager for you to experience the other seasons! Many thanks for your kind thoughts, and we look forward to your next visit!
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AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
I am at a lost for superlative adjectives for this house surrounded by amazingly beautiful grounds. The perfect place to leave your worries and or stress behind. You can choose to do nothing and stare at the falls and the ever changing light, or take advantage of the many nearby activities and sites.
Bob & Barbara were wonderful! Very informative and generous with information and recommendations. Trust them they won't steer you wrong.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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PEACE IN THE CATSKILLS

  • 5 of 5
Serenity is the word that best describes experiencing The Waterfall House. This charming, simple country home is comfortable, clean and reminiscent of times gone by. The owners know that they have something special and are most enthusiastic in sharing it. Calls were welcomed.The activities and restaurant recommendations provided were right on. Nature abounds .The falls are part of this private property and are for the use of property guests only. This rare opportunity to reconnect with Mother Earth is not to be missed by romantics, nature lovers and those who who seek spiritual renewal.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
23A
Nearest Beach
Right outside your front door
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rip Van Winkle Golf Club
Car: recommended

Ideally located in unspoiled Palenville, close to Woodstock (12 miles), Saugerties

(8 miles), Hunter (10 miles) and Catskill (10 miles). Our area hosts many music venues, live theatres and festivals such as the Jazz Festival, Garlic Festival, and the Woodstock Film Festival each autumn. Antique and art lovers will find treasures galore. A variety of restaurants, farm stands and farmers' markets will satisfy any appetite. Horse lovers note - we are close to H.I.T.S. Fleas markets and tag sales are weekend treats. Ski Hunter Mountain for winter sports.

Other Activities: Spectacular hiking, trout fishing and swimming make The Waterfall House the perfect vacation rental choice.

Golf: We are barely five minutes away from the Rip Van Winkle Golf Club, Palenville's lovely 9 hole course. Travel just a bit further to the Catskill Golf Course (10 miles) for an 18 hole course, or Woodstock (12 miles) for its 9 hole course.

Ski: Hunter Mountain (10 miles) is a popular ski resort, or go to nearby Belleayre or Windham.

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Availability & Rates

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Woodstock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
JULY - AUGUST
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
FALL FOLIAGE
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 
 
OFF PEAK SEASON
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $50
Notes Cleaning Fee $125/ Pet Fee $50/ Refundable Damage Deposit $350
Holidays at peak rate, three night minimum. Preference given to longer rentals.

50% Deposit Required at Time of Booking; Balance Due 30 days or more before arrival
Holidays at Peak Rates, 3-night minimum.

Cleaning Fee $125 Pet Fee $50 Refundable Damage Deposit $350

Well-mannered dogs considered.
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Amenities

Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Living Area
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking On Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each full bathroom adjoins a bedroom. Downstairs bathroom has access from other rooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Den has its own door
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed in Living Room
  • Additional guests sleep comfortably on a queen size sofa bed with a custom mattress pad or enjoy the privacy of our cozy den with its two convertible twin beds, used singly or together.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Video Library ...
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • library
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
  • caves
  • playground
  • water parks
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • hunting
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Pamper yourselves with a home cooked dinner prepared and served by a local personal chef. We also are happy to refer you to a licensed masseuse or reflexologist for an in-house massage!

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