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7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-12

John Strauss

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

John Strauss

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-12

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Special Offer! Special pricing now through June 1 May 27 - June 29

Phoenicia House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms (3 in Winter), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Stone vacation home in the center of the Catskills.

Renting by the week or the Month calendar depending.

Magnificent stone and cedar home built in 1918 and lovingly renovated over the last twenty years. Historic feel of the days of boarding houses, timbering hemlocks and quarrying for bluestone. All the stone in the home comes from the creek across the road! Central stone double fireplace (two sided), with a woodstove. Adjacent to the kitchen is a sunroom - which is a perfect breakfast room, with picture window views of the forest and the base of the mountain behind the house. We have seen wild turkeys and deer through this view numerous times. The home has a grand bluestone porch that is wonderful for hanging out in the hammock or on the hanging swing style loveseat. Sounds of the mountain creek and nature all around. The road has a state campground at the end 3 miles away with hiking trails to the surrounding summits with views of the NYC reservoir and the Hudson river. Or a 4 mile drive or bicycle ride into town where you can find one of the best breakfasts you'll ever have at the Phoenicia Diner on Rt 28.

House is perfect for three - four couples or an extended family or friends. We provide firewood for the cool nights, a high speed internet connection with wifi, and a Japanese style soaking tub. If you are looking for a unique mission style and timeless getaway home that reminds one of the peacefulness and times of a century ago, this is your place.

$1999 per week/ $4999 month (discounted winter rate available) all inclusive.

50% deposit due 30 days in advance*

*The security deposit of 50% of total rental amount and is required to reserve the house. The full amount of the rental is required one week prior to the start of the rental period.

Available during the Winter on a 3-day minimum. Please note: max guests in Winter 6-8/ Please inquire. Special rate during the Winter $300 per night. Summer rates start Memorial Day.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Strauss (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2015

About John Strauss

I am a furniture designer and partner in an accessory and lighting company based in Ohio. The home has many of my furniture pieces in it and all are available to order as well should you decide you like them during your stay. I love the outdoors setting of the house and have spent many important life moments and events at the home. It is a special part of my life and I hope you will appreciate the place as much as I do.

John Strauss purchased this house in 1984

Why John Strauss chose Phoenicia

This place has a magical feel and you may very well fall in love with the home after spending a few nights there. Many guests do not want to leave! You have to experience this special valley and all its enchantments that also drew the likes of John Burroughs and Washington Irving to the area. This home was built around 1918 and restored by myself over the last 30 years. Much of the original woodwork and stone work remains but improvements have been made as well.

What makes this house unique

With seven bedrooms and a big eating area, the home is perfect for a family or a group of friends. The porch is wonderful in the Summer as a place to catch a breeze and hang out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a fabulous home, and the owner was a pleasure to deal with.



The home is easy to find, very clean, well maintained and every amenity needed in a first class vacation home. Comfortable beds, beautiful blankets, soft cotton sheets and towels. Lovingly lived in comfortable furniture to read, talk or watch cable TV. Books, current magazines, and interesting antiques through out the house. Well stocked kitchen equipment and supplies!



What a wonderful surprise to find a piano and guitar, and some sheet music.

We did not have to bring our own guitar!



The way the house was designed with many windows there's always a lovely cool breeze even on the very hottest day.



Sitting on the porch listening to the birds, and the sound of the creek -

It was absolutely bliss for us city dwellers!



Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway
Jul 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-12
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
5

Grand country elegance in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We lived in this house for a blissful two months. It's one of the most grand yet comfortable retreats I've ever seen. Almost like a mini Mohonk Mountain House of your very own.

The house is set up for both living and entertaining, with multiple bedrooms, two full baths, and even a third half bath tucked away. Cook in the superbly stocked and open chef's kitchen surrounded by your guests. Incredible views abound from every room, and there's plenty of space for privacy. Rustic yet luxurious--there is a soaking tub in the master bath you'll never want to get out of. A three season sunroom makes you feel as if you're eating amongst the trees.

Speaking of trees, you can hike right out of your very own back yard up a mountain. Or walk across the quiet country road and sit by the rushing creek. A few yards down is a pure, deep swimming hole for warm weather. And when it gets cold, start a fire in the fieldstone fireplace, or the wood stove.

Perfect for families with children, there is a rope swing, a big, flat rock for picnics, and tons of runaround room. Parents can watch younger kids from a hammock, swing, or chairs on the fieldstone porch, and older kids can play by themselves for hours.

The owner is a master furniture maker, and his pieces offer both form and function. A long, silky dining room table seats twelve, for instance, and the bed in the master bedroom is a beauty, accompanied by two lovely night tables and a bureau.

We can't wait to return to this majestic setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
ISRAEL
5

Delightful

  • 5 of 5

I was there as a gust twice. just a lovely,pleasent house to spend a vacation at.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of women artists that have given ourselves a 'retreat' in the Catskills in this gorgeous house for the past 2 years -- and the best way to describe the place is perfect! We've spent hours on the magnificent stone porch, cooked together in the well-stocked, roomy, well-appointed kitchen and disappeared to a quiet corner of the yard or our rooms for quiet creativity. The piano is great for the musical ones and the river across the street provides hours of wading, paddling and just a bit of a walk down the road, swimming. The owners are easy going, delightful -- towels, linens, everything lovely. Feels like you are staying at a friend's house. Love it.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York
5

Beautifully appointed home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous home, and the owner was a pleasure to deal with.

The home is easy to find, very clean, well maintained and every amenity needed in a first class vacation home. Comfortable beds, beautiful blankets, soft cotton sheets and towels. Lovingly lived in comfortable furniture to read, talk or watch cable TV, Wifi. Books, current magazines, and interesting antiques through-out the house. Well stocked kitchen equipment and supplies!

What a wonderful surprise to find a piano and guitar, and some sheet music.

We did not have to bring our own guitar!

The way the house was designed with many windows there's always a lovely cool breeze even on the very hottest day.

Sitting on the porch listening to the birds, and the sound of the creek -

It was absolutely blissful for us city dwellers!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York
5

Beautiful well appointed home !

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous home, and the owner was a pleasure to deal with.

The home is easy to find, very clean, well maintained and every amenity needed in a first class vacation home. Comfortable beds, beautiful blankets, soft cotton sheets and towels. Lovingly lived in comfortable furniture to read, talk or watch cable TV. Books, current magazines, and interesting antiques through out the house. Well stocked kitchen equipment and supplies!

What a wonderful surprise to find a piano and guitar, and some sheet music.

We did not have to bring our own guitar!

The way the house was designed with many windows there's always a lovely cool breeze even on the very hottest day.

Sitting on the porch listening to the birds, and the sound of the creek -

It was absolutely bliss for us city dwellers!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love renting to people who "get it", and appreciate what the Catskills and my home have to offer.
Westchester, NY
4

great getaway location

  • 4 of 5

only two and a half hours from NYC area but a different world altogether!

the kids had a fantastic time exploring the creek across the street and making s'mores by the campfire. house is charming, comfortable and well stocked with all necessary basics. we really enjoyed our time- relaxing and discovering what mother nature can offer us in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review echoes the feedback I have heard from others this year. I appreciate your reviews. We will try harder to make it to 5/5 next time!

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Stewart International
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Rhinebeck, NY
Car: recommended

There is bus service from New York City directly to Phoenicia, the town that is 4 miles from the house.

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Phoenicia House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Special pricing now through June 1

Special Offer From:
Dates May 27, 2015 to Jun 29, 2015

15% discount if you book and stay any date through June 29 that is available. Does not apply to cleaning fee.

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
weekend rate
May 26 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$333
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
$5,358
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning fee $150.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Phoenicia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This bathroom is under the stairs on the first floor.
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3/ Master - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath attached
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming

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