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large, cheerful, private, and conveniently located

Sandy or John D'Amours

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, John speaks French, he's from Canada
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sandy or John D'Amours

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, John speaks French, he's from Canada
Response time:
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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large, cheerful, private, and conveniently located

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Hunter House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms up 2 sofa beds down. 2 full baths down, 1/2 bath up.

Located in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains. The back yard is private and fenced. A 24' above ground pool is off the back deck. (open in summer only) There's a large tent on one of the decks with two large round tables and stack chairs. A BBQ grill is available for the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons only. A fire pit is in the back yard.

We just purchased a new hot tub and enclosed it on the back deck, very private, holds up to six adults but probably more comfortable with four or five.

There are many activities to enjoy in the area, hiking, river tubing, snow tubing, golf, miniature golf, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, lakes, boating, theaters, festivals, skiing, and more.

The house is located six miles from Hunter, Tannersville, & Phoenicia, twenty miles to Windham or Woodstock.

The large game room holds a regulation size pool table, shuffleboard table, full sized bar, large TV, CD/DVD players, video library, music library, karaoke machine, board games, card table, drink glasses, pitchers two small refrigerators, wet bar.

The kitchen is fully furnished with stove, oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, dishes, pots & pans, blenders, dishwasher, silverware, utensils, bake ware, BBQ utensils, crock pot, electric can opener, glasses, cups, serving dishes.

The living has a gas fireplace, sofa bed, leather living room set and TV.

The florida room is downstairs and is furnished with a pull out sofa bed. There are three bedrooms upstairs, 2 have queen beds and one has two twins and one full, all equipped with small TV's, a dresser, closet, night stand and lamps.

You'll find a balcony off the master bedroom where one can view the beautiful mountains or the gorgeous spray of stars at night.

We're pet friendly, the back yard is fenced to keep your pet and children safe.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandy or John D'Amours (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, John speaks French, he's from Canada
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Sandy or John D'Amours

Hello, Let us begin with telling you a little bit about ourselves. John is Canadian, a naturalized citizen of the U.S., I was born and raised in MA. We ended up in NY when John took a logging job in Hunter. He started logging in Canada at 15 and has impressed many with his ability to land a tree within inches of it's mark. I'm retired from the Postal Service and was Postmaster of our small town Post Office for many years. John is also retired and became quite the carpenter after putting his logging days behind him. We now live between NY & MA.

Sandy or John D'Amours purchased this house in 1977

Why Sandy or John D'Amours chose Hunter

We bought this house because of it's location and the beautiful mountains. It's close to Hunter, Tannersville, Phoenicia, Woodstock, so many activities close by but still country. We made friends, joined several clubs, had, and went, to many great parties. There's always something going on in the area.

What makes this house unique

Our home was small when we purchased it but once John took up carpentry it grew and grew. We love parties, so John built a large addition, cathedral ceiling, large windows, pool table, full bar, shuffleboard, such a fun room. Then he added a large living room, gas fireplace, sliding doors leading to the swimming pool, more windows, a lovely, relaxing room. Of course we needed another bedroom upstairs and he added a balcony off that. There's a cozy florida room off the living room. Decks around 3/4 of the house, two decks out back, a fenced yard, privacy, we love it. Instead of selling after retirement we decided to try a new venture with our home, vacation rental.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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large, cheerful, private, and conveniently located
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Fresh Meadows
5

Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful trip. Sandy was incredible from start to finish. She was very kind and patient when answering all my questions. She had quick responses and was always available when needed. The house was amazing. So much space, activities and extremely clean. Pool table, shuffle board and hot tub! What more do you need?? Notes were all over the house to help us with anything. It was only 10 minutes away from hunter so that was great. My friends and I had an amazing time and can't stop talking about! I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a nice fun filled weekend trip! Thank you for the 100th time Sandy!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent - This house has everything you need!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this house for a 4 day ski trip with my wife and 4 other couples. The house is conveniently located about 10 minutes from hunter mountain. It is about 10 minutes from the town of Phoenicia which has a couple of good restaurants to eat at. The house itself was great. It is very spacious and very clean (made the wives happy). It fit all of us without a problem. It has plenty of kitchen supplies and linens. You really only need to bring food and drinks. They even provide a jar of freshly ground coffee!! The house has a bar, pool table, pellet stove, large flat screen tv, wifi and a hot tub.... all functioning fine. It was perfect for spending a weekend with friends, we only left the house to ski, we spent the evenings in the house. You can tell that Sandy and John spend a lot of time making it guest friendly. There are lots of notes scattered around the house with how to work things and where to find things. I would definitely go back to this house!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Great home!

  • 4 of 5

I recently stayed here for a 3 day weekend with 10 other friends and one bulldog named Ginger. The house is in a great location, close to Hunter Mountain and the local town. The house itself has so many amenities, our group really enjoyed the hot tub, pool table, bar, and all of the games that were provided. Ginger most enjoyed the huge fenced in backyard, she ran for hours since she is mostly used to city living!

Our only disappointment was the karaoke machine. We were expecting something slightly more modern (machine consisted of a few cassettes with older country songs on them, with no screen to read lyrics from), but we enjoyed our stay nonetheless.

Sandy was prompt with returning the security deposit, and the house has tons of information regarding what the rules are and where to find things. Overall everyone was very pleased and would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

AWESOME TIME!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Catskills for 35 years and are well aware of the wonderful things this area has to offer. We rented this home for 4 nights to attend a music event at Hunter Mountain (5 adults). The house was more than we expected; the spacious home was secluded, yet only a 10 minute drive to Hunter. The owners, Sandy and John, made sure everything we needed was available and their positive energy was felt throughout their home! We had one rainy day which was no problem; we made use of the fun game room, and bar-b-qued under the large tarp on the back deck. One morning, we took advantage of the above ground pool, and enjoyed watching the hummingbirds as we ate breakfast outdoors. All in all, it was an awesome experience and I would highly recommend this vacation home during any season!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want our guests to have a relaxing, enjoyable, and memorable, stay at our house in the Catskills. We've worked at making our home what we appreciate when renting a vacation house. If you're happy, we're happy. John & Sandy D'Amours
5

What more could you want?

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything anyone could ever want and more. If you're skiing in Hunter, it's only a 10 minute drive to the mountain. The house is super spacious with lots of rooms and places to hang out. Our favorite by far was the game room with a pool table, KARAOKE MACHINE, bar and fireplace. We spent the entire weekend in that room. The portable hot tubs were interesting. They didn't quite stay hot enough and they don't really comfortably fit 4 people each but they're fun. The directions left by the owners were super helpful and clear, I would absolutely come back when I need a respite from the city. Great price for the value too.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have a swimming pool, 24" round, and wanted to try something for the winter season so went with the portable spa. We've had one for years and it worked for us so we purchased a second one to accommodate eight guests. They're made for quiet relaxation, and I forget how short I am, so four people of average height probably wouldn't fit in one very comfortably. We tried, but we're thinking about removing them. Thank you for your response, John & Sandy
5

Great house and great people

  • 5 of 5

All of the other ratings of this house are pretty spot on. Rather than echo all of the great features (pool table, shuffleboard, flat screen, pellet stove, spas, bar, etc...) that everyone else has touched on I wanted to share our good experience in dealing with Sandy and John.

First, we starting booking our trip a little late (only about two weeks before arrival) and Sandy was very helpful in working with us in order to get our payments and security deposit to her. She was very understanding, easy to deal with, easy to reach, and quick to respond. Everything was exactly as described on the listing, and as others have described in their reviews. Its a few minutes away from the mountain, but it is nice and secluded and gives you a great feeling of "being away" rather than staying right in town, and it's still very easy to get to.

The spas are great for relaxing after a day of skiing, but unfortunately my wife slipped and fell while getting out of one and accidentally broke a small plastic piece on the spa pump. We drove around trying to find a replacement part and ended up trying to fix it, but were unsuccessful. We felt awful and of course we were very nervous to tell Sandy and John after they were already been so helpful. Long story short, once we told them, they were much more concerned that we were not hurt, and they seemed to be even more concerned that we had spent time trying to fix it rather than skiing! My wife and I were very grateful that they were so nice and understanding.

Basically, I would definitely recommend this property and the owners to any of my friends or family, and I would happily stay there again (if they would let me of course!). They did a really great job of making you feel welcome in their home.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice group of people, treated our home with respect, accidents happen. We appreciate our guests informing us of any damage so we are prepared for it and have the tools to repair the problem before our next group arrives. We welcome those groups back.

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Albany Air Port
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Spinning Room Bar & Lounge
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Colonial Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 23 and Route 28, same distance
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Miles
Chateau Belleview
Nearest Ski
6.5 Miles
Hunter Mountain Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
North & South Lake and Dolan's Lake
Car: necessary

Lovely contemporary with beautiful surroundings, conveniently located 6 miles from miniature golf, horseback riding, Hunter Mountain Ski Slope, theaters, tubing the Esopus, and 7 miles from a golf course. We're approximately 19 miles from Windham Mountain and the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. Woodstock is a twenty five minute drive to art centers, quaint shops, restaurants for casual and fine dining are located throughout the area. Hiking trails are a short distance in any direction.

Other Activities: Theaters, art centers, train rides

Golf: There's a miniature golf course on the same road our home is located on. A couple of miles further is a golf course, and a few miles from that one is a golf club.

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Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Hunter House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100.00
Pet Fee $30.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Notes We require photo ID from the person signing the lease, names & ages of guests under twenty-one, not accompanied by a parent or guardian. The person signing the lease must be at least twenty five and agrees to take responsibility for guests under twenty-one.. Vehicle information is required.
A reservation is not confirmed until the security deposit and/or rental fee if due, is received. If booked early half the rental fee is due six weeks prior to arrival date, full payment is due two weeks before arrival. We accept Pay Pal, bank check, personal check, money order, or cash.
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Amenities

Hunter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , and sink
  • Two bathrooms downstairs, one with tub and shower and one with shower. One half bath upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Sofa bed - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One sofa bed in the living room and one in the florida room
  • There are three bedrooms upstairs and two pull-out sofa beds downstairs with air-dream mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
In the event of a power outage, we recently had the house wired so our 8500 gas generator only needs to be turned on to provide heat, lighting, TV, and keep the refrigerator going. The driveway is right off the main road so there's easy access for getting in and out. We provide pellets for the stove in the game room and wood for the fire pit.

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