STYLISH, QUIET, SECLUDED. GREAT ROMANTIC GETAWAY OR WRITER'S RETREAT.

Carole Braden

Speaks english, german
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Carole Braden

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STYLISH, QUIET, SECLUDED. GREAT ROMANTIC GETAWAY OR WRITER'S RETREAT.

Andes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

Sweet, secluded one-room schoolhouse in the hills outside Andes, NY. Cozy house, trickling stream, sparkling pond. Relax on the deck near the old apple tree. Hike in the gloriously green woods, swim in one of the nearby recreational pools or ponds, relax, stargaze, dream, smile! Grill steaks or veggies on the big Weber and eat on the deck under blue sky or big, shady umbrella. There's also a chef-equipped kitchen and a fire pit on the property for weenie and marshmallow roasts. A queen bed sleeps two in a bright lofted bedroom, filled with art. Start your novel at the writer's desk, curl up on the comfy sofa or the outside chaise and read a book. The home is equipped with wireless internet and has local phone service but no cable TV or cell service - a perfect excuse to play hooky from the world! The town of Andes, 2.5 hours from the George Washington Bridge, and neighboring hamlets, offer farmers' markets, shops, restaurants, yoga classes and lots of charm. This schoolhouse rocks!

The area:: You'll be just minutes outside of Andes - a wonderfully gentrified village with unique shopping and dining, a summer farmers' market, sparkling town pool and newly surfaced tennis courts. The house is a short drive from Margaretville, Delhi or Hamden, offering easy access to local farmers' meats and vegetables, a whole foods market, and lots more shopping and recreation, including a golf course and Catskill Park hiking trails. Just down the hill, the East Branch of the Delaware River boasts great fishing and kayaking.

Visit us!: Apple A Day is available for a minimum of a two night stay. Included are fresh linens, high-speed wireless internet access, local phone, hot and cold water, lighting, electric heat and firewood. Pets are welcome. Pricing is effective for rentals booked after March 1, 2011. This is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway or a creative solo retreat - carefree, private and well groomed, yet out in nature. It's your forget-it-all fieldtrip waiting to happen.

Arrival, departure and payment:: Check in/out times for a typical weekend is Friday after 5pm arrival, to a Sunday noon departure. We try to be flexible with your arrival/departure if you can be flexible with our cleaning schedule.

The security deposit is 30% of the total rental amount and is required to reserve the rental. The full amount of the rental is required 10 days prior to the start of the rental period. Cancellations will have a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee, if they are received at least 30 days prior to the start of the rental. Cancellations received within 30 days of the rental start will have half the deposit refunded.

Rentals under a week will have Delaware County sales tax of 8 percent added.

A $65 cash cleaning fee must be left at the house at the end of the rental.

Holiday rates cover Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's weekends. Apple A Day is closed from mid-January through March.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed every minute! We found the driving directions exacting and everything in the house fit our needs wonderfully. The house was lovely and lovingly equipped with all of the supplies that we could have needed, and the directions and phone numbers were reassuring since, in our case, a snowstorm was predicted.



The directions for the wood burning stove were wonderful and I lit my first fire in a wood burning stove without hesitation and proudly enjoyed it!



The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed for a cozy weekend. We brought all of our food up from the city and didn't need to shop, although we went into Margaretville on Saturday afternoon and enjoyed the extensive beer selection at the Supermarket!



The loft bedroom was charming and very comfortable. The bathroom was also fun. Because we own a 110 year old house we appreciated and enjoyed every nuance that we found at the schoolhouse and because we are both teachers, the ambience had even more charm for us.



The little Christmas tree delighted us especially because we knew we wouldn't be together for the holidays. Thank you for all of the time and care you put into restoring the schoolhouse and for making it into a lovely retreat that you are willing to share.



We look forward to another stay sometime down the road.
Dec 2010
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Carole Braden

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english, german
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Stylish, quiet, secluded. Great romantic getaway or writer's retreat.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Stylish, quiet, secluded. Great romantic getaway or writer's retreat.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300031
+1 718 395-3695
Andes Catskills
5

AN AMAZING RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the Apple a Day cabin for a weekend as part of our 3 week honeymoon road-trip across 9 states. I was very excited about arriving (because of the photos I'd seen online) and wasn't disappointed.

We did explore the local area, but took most enjoyment from just locking ourselves away from the world at the cabin. The dappled light coming through the trees and the secluded location made for a beautiful, relaxing couple of nights.

The cabin which is tastefully decorated with eclectic art is the perfect spot to enjoy good food, a few beers, peace and quiet, a cosy sofa for reading and good company.

The place is so well stocked with kitchen items, books and even CDs, that it was very easy to feel at home.

I'd definitely recommend this cabin for a romantic getaway. So special.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish, quiet, secluded. Great romantic getaway or writer's retreat.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300031
+1 718 395-3695
Andes Catskills
5

PERFECT ESCAPE

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I escaped to this darling school house from Brooklyn. The house is wonderful and very well done, it is clear that a lot of love has gone into it. It is ideal for people looking to get away and relax! It is also a place to unplug and enjoy nature. For the price, this space is a CATCH! you won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish, quiet, secluded. Great romantic getaway or writer's retreat.
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Andes Catskills
St. Louis, Missouri
5

COZY ROMANTIC HONEYMOON

  • 5 of 5
This cozy cabin in the Catskills was the perfect way to relax after our wedding. The woodstove kept the place toasty warm! We loved the creek running through the property and the woods were beautiful in the winter. We loved exploring all of the small towns around the cabin, there was plenty to do even in the winter.

We loved just cooking our supper, cozying up with the stove and watching movies after a rousing game of scrabble or one of the other games the cabin was stocked with.

We are so glad we found this cozy, private cabin. It was perfect for our romantic getaway!
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Stylish, quiet, secluded. Great romantic getaway or writer's retreat.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300031
+1 718 395-3695
Andes Catskills
Brooklyn
5

GREAT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Just spent a cozy fall weekend here with my boyfriend and our dog, and it was just perfect! The schoolhouse is unbelievably charming, incredibly well-laid-out, decorated, appointed, etc. Clean, welcoming, and cozy but not cramped. It was truly the best of both worlds--we got away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and were still treated to luxurious amenities. Not to mention the beautiful scenery made the drive fly by.

Carole was quick, responsive, friendly and professional. She provided a great list of places to check out and how to operate everything in the house. Overall couldn't have asked for a better experience. Hope to come back and try it out in the summer!
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
business
Stylish, quiet, secluded. Great romantic getaway or writer's retreat.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300031
+1 718 395-3695
Andes Catskills
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
5

THE PERFECT CABIN IN THE WOODS

  • 5 of 5
we had the most incredible time in Carole's cute and cozy house - so relaxing with a toasty wood fire. It was the perfect fall getaway for us & our english bulldog who had so much fun running through the fall leaves right behind the house.

Carole is a real pleasure to deal with and provides the perfect amount of information on the house & area. There are some great hikes nearby but I'd recommend bringing up some food & cooking in rather than seeking out a restaurant (note there is no oven so use the bbq & stove top).

The house is spotlessly clean & beautifully decorated - ideal for any excuse to escape from the city.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Stylish, quiet, secluded. Great romantic getaway or writer's retreat.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p300031
+1 718 395-3695
Andes Catskills
brooklyn, ny
5

PERFECT SPOT FOR COZY + ROMATIC GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My (new) husband and I rented this little schoolhouse for four days for a mini-honeymoon right after our wedding and couldn't have been more thrilled by the spot. The drive to the house is breathtaking -- we arrived to a canopy of foliage down a quiet dirt road, and the house itself is incredibly charming, well-kept, fully-stocked and incredibly comfortable. The house was exactly as presented in the pictures.

Carole provided detailed instructions on how to take care of everything from the wood stove to where you could do laundry (if needed) and also recommended local spots to visit, eat and look around. There were hiking maps left out that came in handy (we hiked at nearby Panther Mountain). She was also very communicative before, during and after the stay making sure everything went smoothly and make sure the house was clean before arrival.

There are not a ton of amenities close by so this is definitely a place for people looking for a QUIET escape. The schoolhouse is the perfect place to kick back, read, write, and have some time away from hustle and bustle.

I'd highly recommend the schoolhouse to anyone looking for a beautiful and cozy escape and would happily return myself.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
155 Miles
JFK International / La Guardia
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rte. 28 & Rte. 30
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Little Pond / Big Pond
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Andes Hotel
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
HANAH Mountain Resort & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Andes Hotel
Car: necessary

Photos

Availability & Rates

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Andes Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Cleaning $65

Notes

  • 8 percent NYS sales tax required on rentals of 7 nights or less.
  • • $385.00 weekend / $480.00 holiday weekend
    • $795.00 week / $825.00 holiday week
    • $95.00 per additional night

    • $65.00 cleaning fee
  • Sales tax will be applied to stays under seven days.
    We request a refundable security deposit in the amount of 30 percent the rental fee. Additional pet security deposit.

    For more information, more photos, to confirm rates, and to verify availability please contact us at redschoolhouserental@gmail.com or call 718.395.3695.

Amenities

Andes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a stall shower, a personal heater and is decorated with happy vintage wallpaper.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom is lofted, reached by an easily navigable staircase, and high-ceilinged enough for a 6 foot plus person to stand in. The bedroom has a a queen-sized bed. The fan circulates air in and out of the many windows, making it cool and comfortable for sleeping, even when it's warm. This light and art-filled, airy space includes a desk for your netbook session or journal-writing jag.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • library
  • coin laundry
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
Notes:
*Please note that the house's kitchen does not have an oven. Cooking appliances are limited to a four-burner cooktop, a toaster oven and a two-burner gas barbecue grill.