RIVERFRONT PRISTINE TIMBERFRAME PRIVATE MILE OF SHORE ON 144 ACRES

David and Desiree

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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RIVERFRONT PRISTINE TIMBERFRAME PRIVATE MILE OF SHORE ON 144 ACRES

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4 BR, 2 1/2 Baths, Commercial Kitchen, Fireplace, Private Decks and Porches

Only 2 hours from Manhattan nested between the Catskills and Pocono's, this spectacular home is located on a private and gated 144 acre 'one of a kind' park like setting and has a private mile of Delaware River waterfront.

This breathtaking property is perfect for quaint memorable family gatherings, and activities such as fly fishing retreats.

If you can pull yourself away, there are several quaint local towns (Callicoon, Narrowsburg and Jeffersonville, NY) or (Damascus and Tyler Hill, PA) within a 10 minute drive for antiques, groceries, farmers markets, boutiques, golfing, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snow shoe, sleigh riding, bowling, movie theater, Fort Delaware, fine dining and The Bethel Woods Arts Center (original Woodstock site) featuring well know performances.

Activities are limitless! Hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, playgrounds, and true Fly Fishing waters (Guides available). The most difficult part of your stay will be leaving paradise.

Paradise: Imagine being surrounded by a mile of Delaware River shore wrapping around you on a 144 acres of endless views, open hay fields, wooded trails to roam and a private mile of waterfront to relax and play! There is even a quaint private playground on the property for kids. Unforgettable wildlife that surrounds you. Eagles flying above, deer roaming the meadows and you may even see a reindeer...we did!

Activities: Game Room on lower level with ping pong, pool table and large screen TV.

Campfires with fire wood and cooking grill at a special campsite available

Playground, sand box and swing set near by on property

Guided Fishing available (reservations required)

Relax: After a day of site seeing, fishing, hiking and activities, come home to a massive cozy fireplace and enjoy the timberframe, lodge like setting

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
I have wanted to plan a family trip with my family, in-laws, nephews and all the dogs for about 4yrs. Finally the moment came when I found the Boyce home on Homeaway.com. It accommodated everything for everyone, which as I'm sure some know is difficult to find, plus tack on having a space for all our dogs was a job in itself to seek. So when I was able to put this together and spend 7 days in a beautiful home with all that I love, it was truly a blessing and having all the memories to hold on to, will simply be something that I will stay with me forever, or at least till next year so we can continue on in our chapters of our lives! It was wonderful, breath taking, peaceful and magical in many ways! A place to me better than a dry hotel, or an over crowed anything anywhere! Family is a blessing and Nature is a gift, so enjoy and embrace both to the fullest!

Best Wishes to all that come through the doors of the Boyce Home!
Jul 2012
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David and Desiree

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David and Desiree grew up locally both connected to family farms and continue to raise their family and farm in Damascus. They co-own and direct several well established specialty manufacturing and related service companies associated with television, film, corporate, public spaces and museums.

We both wandered this property as teenagers not together but separately. Ironically, after marriage, we had an odd opportunity to purchase this beautiful farm which was once all cornfields as we remember back when we were kids and now lush hay fields. We still walk the land reminiscing with each other how special it was for both of us back then and now. It's a special moment as you continue through the gate and come around the corner...Its hard to describe.

We decided to purchase the property with dear friends of ours and constructed a magnificent custom passive solar timber frame home for them doing much of the work ourselves. Our friends since have moved out west giving us first option to keep the land intact but decided not to move into this home because our current home and stables are very special and hand crafted from a design done in high school.

When we travel with our four children, we always seek accommodations that are most like home and clean. We manage, care for and clean this home ourselves as a family, with care we would want and with the goal you will never forget your stay at Waterside. Many Guests say 'that our words and pictures can't explain this place' We take great pride in the hand craftsmanship, its cleanliness and presentation. In the winter...we even try to take time to welcome you a warm glow in the fireplace upon your arrival as we do in our own home after a long day on the road.

David and Desiree purchased this house in 2005

Waterside is a 'one of a kind' equisite hand crafted Passive Solar Timber Frame Log Home on gated 145 prestine acres with a mile of private Delaware River Front. Most guests cant imagine it until they arrive. Many of guests often tell us, 'your words pictures DO NOT do this home justice'. One guest figured out it was like having a home all by itself in the middle of the town of Hoboken along the river.

Comfort, amazing kitchen, massive cozy fireplace, radiant heat and warm feet, endless views, seclusion, privacy, wildlife, the fish stories, paddling home, freedom...most guests have plans but never leave the front gate after check in....

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Riverfront Pristine Timberframe Private mile of shore on 144 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Riverfront Pristine Timberframe Private mile of shore on 144 Acres
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Damascus Delaware River Valley
Chicago
5

GREAT HOUSE-GREAT OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed here over the Thanksgiving holiday-and we were blown away with the house and the property. Desiree was very welcoming and saw to our needs, and we all enjoyed the huge property and comfy accomodations. The town is close and has great food and easy essentials, but there was never a desire to leave. Plenty of room and more beautiful that even the pictures can show. Incredible fireplace! Kids loved the movies and of course the toy tractor. We will be back next year. Thanks D & D!
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Riverfront Pristine Timberframe Private mile of shore on 144 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225243
+1 5702246570
Damascus Delaware River Valley
5

DOG FRIENDLY

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time and love our visits there. Max loves chasing the Deer out of the fields and swimming in the river!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverfront Pristine Timberframe Private mile of shore on 144 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225243
+1 5702246570
Damascus Delaware River Valley
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
5

FIREPLACE HYPNOSIS AND SNOW!

  • 5 of 5
Our post Christmas winter get away started with us arriving a day late due to work issues and teenager job schedules. The owners were understanding of our late arrival and were willing to adjust their schedule. When we finally got there Dave and Desiree greeted us with a very clean home, decorated Christmas tree, cookies, chocolates and the local newspapers. This is the third home I have rented through HomeAway and Dave and Desiree have been beyond gracious!

Waterside is a slice of heaven. We LOVED this home and the pictures really do not do it justice. It is BEAUTIFUL! Since the ground was snow covered, we had the fireplace in the family room burning the entire stay. There was more firewood already cut and stacked for us then we could burn through. I am in awe of the tables in the family room. They were made from a fallen tree on the property and are magnificent! The radiant floor heat was a treat too! The entire home is tastefully decorated with a few well placed antiques. Everything about this home is first class. I enjoyed cooking in that awesome kitchen and being able to look out the wall of windows to see the Delaware River slushed with ice. The comments about staying in place are accurate; once you are there, you don't really want to leave.

Desiree provided nice quality bed linens, towels and all beds were made when we arrived. Callicoon NY is just across the river, about a 5 mile drive. This town looks as if it is preserved in time. Small antique, thrift and pizza shops, plenty of "Spirits" or taverns to visit, a single screen movie theater and Peck's Grocery has everything you could possibly need. The staff at the Devine Cafe are friendly and it is a great place to access wifi while enjoying some hot spiced apple cider.

Reading the guest book was fun! Since we were here during the winter, it was nice to hear how others enjoyed the summer months. Deer and hawks were plenty during our visit. Others mentioned listening to coyotes at night and excellent fishing. One couple used the property for an outdoor wedding. Many families had visited several times. We want to go back!

Don't miss this place!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverfront Pristine Timberframe Private mile of shore on 144 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225243
+1 5702246570
Damascus Delaware River Valley
5

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AND RELAXING!

  • 5 of 5
Had a little family reunion at this property in September. What a place! The house itself was modern and well designed. The open plan kitchen living area was perfect for hanging around with the family cooking, playing games or just chilling out. The downstairs play room allowed for hours of fun for both the kids and the adults.

The way the house is placed on the property with so much space around it was just beautiful. Got to see deer on the grass every day. It was also nice to hike in the surrounding woods. And to be right on the Delaware River was phenomenal. We floated down the river a couple times!

Dealing with the owners was also a breeze. They were helpful and very pleasant. Overall a great place and a wonderful trip!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverfront Pristine Timberframe Private mile of shore on 144 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225243
+1 5702246570
Damascus Delaware River Valley
5

FANTASTIC, COZY, SPACIOUS, INTIMATE FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
I spent a long weekend with my extended family at this fabulous house. We were 7 adults and 2 children. The house accommodated us perfectly. There was plenty of room and plenty to do, we had pool and table tennis tournaments, watched a movie and played cards and board games. The kitchen was large enough to have multiple chefs and we all ate around the ample dining table. One day the owners gave us a ride about 10 miles upriver and we spent the afternoon leisurely paddling back to the house. The kids really enjoyed the many deer that would graze in the surrounding fields at dawn and dusk.

Initially we had planned on exploring the local towns, but once we arrived we were so comfortable and content we didnt want to leave.

I highly recommend this beautiful house and property.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riverfront Pristine Timberframe Private mile of shore on 144 Acres
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Damascus Delaware River Valley
5

AMAZING FAMILY VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this beautiful house on the Delaware River was wonderful. The house and property are fantastic for a family to get away together and have a really special vacation. There's plenty of space and plenty to do. The house features a gourmet kitchen along with two outdoor grills which makes for great family meals. The river is just a few hundred yards from the house so it's easy to go fishing, kayak, hike, or just relax in the great outdoors. We saw plenty of wildlife enjoying the natural surroundings and when the stars come out, you'll be dazzled by just how many you can see! If you feel like staying inside, there's ping-pong, a pool table, poker chips, and a big-screen TV to watch a ball game. The outdoor fire-pit is perfect for a bonfire at the end of a busy day. The surrounding towns have a great farmers' market on Sunday, some tasty breakfast spots along with a couple really gourmet restaurants for the evening. If you're looking for a really fun vacation for a family, this is it!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newburgh, NY or Scranton, PA
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Middletown or Port Jervis, NY
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Rout 17 Monticello, NY or Scranton, PA
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Callicoon NY
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Elk Mountain and Villa Roma
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Villa Roma
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Callicoon and Narrowsburg, NY
Car: necessary

This region is located 2 hours from New York City within the Catskill Mountains and Pocono Mountains. Major attractions include; Bethel Woods Arts Center, Skiing, Golfing, Delaware River Valley events, Eaglefest, Tractor Parades, Monticello Raceway, Mighty M Gambling, Hunting, Fishing, many types of Farming and Horse Riding / Lessons

Other Activities: Fly Fishing, Kayaking, Eagles and wildlife watching locally and on site!

Golf: Many close by golf courses:

*Villa Roma Callicoon NY(10 Min)

*Grosingers 'Monster' (30 Min)

*Woodloch Springs Hawley, PA (20 Min)

*Golf Hill Honesdale, PA (30 Min)

*French Woods Hancock, NY (30 Min)

Ski: Many close by ski resorts:

*Villa Roma

*Elk Mountain

*Holiday Mountain

*Big Bear Masthope

*Tanglewood

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Availability & Rates

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Damascus House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Holiday
May 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Wk/Dates Flexible
Nov 24 2014 - Dec 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Week/Dates Flexible
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Wk/Dates Flexible
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$825
Fri,Sat
$2,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
We accept Bank Checks, Visa or Mastercard. Please inquire about seasonal or special events, daily cleaning, things to do, guide services, pet policies/rates and additional guest policies/rates.

BOOKING: We hold verbal / email reservations for (5) days pending $500 USD non-refundable reservation deposit which becomes security. The Rental Agreement/Confirmation will be forwarded with payment terms
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes References may be required. Check In 5PM and Check Out is 10:00AM. Rental Rates are based on (8) Guests. We prefer guests to be over 30 if not a family. Add'l Guests may be permitted with owners consent. Fees may apply per person per nt (10) Guests are the maximum occupancy of this home. Weekly reservations take preference at peak holidays and summer season due to high demand. Holiday rates apply.
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Amenities

Damascus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upper Level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Private Master Main Level
  • Bathrooms are all uniquely finished with custom woodwork and tumbled marble and include towels
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upper Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upper Level
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Lower Level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upper Loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Main Level
  • All bedrooms include cozy bedding, secluded balconies with spectacular views. Each are finely furnished with ample closet space.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Balcony ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting small game
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
*Horseback riding / lessons available close by *Fishing Guides available *Lots of getaway space, hiking and something to do for everyone. Suitable all types of relaxing retreats *Washer and Dryer available in house *Fenced in dog run available for pets upon consideration
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