BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED HOME, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, POOL, SKIING

Christian Smythe

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED HOME, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, MOUNTAIN VIEWS, POOL, SKIING

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4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Mountain Views, Pool, In-town, Sleeps 9

PHOENICIA was recently FEATURED in TRAVEL & LEISURE'S 25 EASY WEEKEND GETAWAYS issue of May 2013!! Come see what the talk is all about.

Experience the best of PHOENICIA, in the CATSKILL MOUNTAINS near WOODSTOCK, while staying at our impeccably-maintained, 2400 sq. foot Dutch Colonial home. Expertly renovated and an LEED certified 'GREEN' home in the heart of CATSKILL MOUNTAINS in Phoenicia, NY (Budget Magazine's 'Top Ten Coolest Small Towns). Experience seclusion and quiet in a breath-taking natural environment. Soak up the fresh mountain air, while still being steps from lively Main Street and the famous Esopus Creek (FISHING, TUBING, SWIMMING).

The house includes a lusciously landscaped, fenced in yard, saline in-ground POOL, MOUNTAIN VIEWS (property backs up on State Preserve and hiking trails), gas grill, and adult tree house. Fifteen minutes to SKIING at BELLARYE and HUNTER mountains. After a full day of skiing, store equipment in the mudroom and dry clothes in the Energy-Efficient dryer.

Enjoy the qualities and eye-pleasing aesthetic of a VINTAGE HOME (French Doors, chestnut woodwork, pine floors, hardware details) with LUXURIOUS, MODERN UPDATES (renovated spa-like bathrooms with subway tile and a rain shower, central A/C, radiant heating in bathroom, master suite walk-in closet, top of the line European heating system with controls in each room, electric pool cover). Use the sunny, fully stocked kitchen for cooking up local farm bounty. Large, fenced in back yard includes in-ground saline pool, whimsical tree house with spiral stair case (adult sized kids fit too), kid sized country cabin, fruit orchard and a spectacular view of the mountains (MT. TREMPER especially). House is next to town park/State Land with hiking trails in the Catskills. Entertain in the big dining room on the Danish Modern table (seats up to 10) or in the vintage, pine GAME ROOM (poker table, bar, guitar). Read a book in the quiet nook of a well-stocked LIBRARY. Property includes a two car garage with room for five more vehicles in the state-of-the-art weather resistant gravel driveway. Though no need to drive as the Trailways bus stop (2 ½ hours from Port Authority) is three blocks from the house with direct routes to New York City.

Walk to town (steps away) and enjoy local restaurants, bars, art galleries, supermarket, local stores, and the famous Mystery Shop thrift store. First floor guest wing includes a separate exterior entrance on paved, level ground, comfortable twin bed, desk and a half bath. Perfect for use as a writers retreat or as nanny/mother or father-in-law quarters.

AMENITIES include in-ground, heated saline pool with electric cover (open May-Nov. 1st), TV/DVD, iPod sound system, HE washer/dryer, dishwasher, outdoor gas grill, dishwasher, microwave, fully equipped kitchen with oven and 4 top gas stove, linens/towels, radiant heating in master bedroom suite, basic cable, Wi-Fi, library, central A/C, covered parking.

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Suitability:
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Christian Smythe (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012

About Christian Smythe

Christian Smythe & Swanna MacNair: We primarily live in the West Village, Manhattan, but recently purchased our dream home in the Catskills. Born in New Jersey, Christian grew up hiking, biking camping and exploring the Catskill mountains and always dreamed of a home there. Swanna hails from New Orleans & the Mississippi Gulf, but spent over a decade in Southern California. Both Christian and Swanna share a love of books and both work in Publishing. Hence the well-stocked library!

We were thrilled to make our union official, and got 'hitched' May 2013 in New Orleans. After all the excitement of a true, New Orleans style wedding, complete with a 'Second Line' brass band parade through the streets of the French Quarter, followed by an incredible honeymoon on Italy's Amalfi Coast, returning to 'reality' was so much easier knowing we had the house in Phoenicia to enjoy.

We hope you, our guests, enjoy the beautiful hamlet of Phoenicia and our loving home just as much as we do!

Christian Smythe purchased this house in 2012

Why Christian Smythe chose Phoenicia

A self-described 'beach girl,' Swanna had admittedly not spent much time in the area. While visiting a friend in High Falls, Christian decided to show Swanna his favorite town in the Catskills-Phoenicia. She immediately connected to the town. The beauty of the mountains, the kind people, the pizza at Brio's...what's not to love! Long story short, upon returning to the city, Swanna started looking at properties online. She found this house and knew it was 'the one.' We looked houses in town, but none compared to Saint Ursula Place. The best part about the house is the previous owner is a well-knewn luxury contractor. He put a tremendous amount of love and care into the house. We were impressed by all the modern upgrades, yet careful restoration of the might Colonial. The saline pool sure didn't hurt either.

We love spending time with family and friends in our home.

What makes this house unique

No car needed! Walk to town, yet still enjoy the seclusion and beauty of the mountains and nature inside at the house. Great for large families and young children.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beautifully restored home, Family-Friendly, Mountain Views, Pool, Skiing
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Beautifully restored home, Family-Friendly, Mountain Views, Pool, Skiing
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Phoenicia Catskills
NYC
5

You Should Definitely Stay Here

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying here with our two boys, one and three years old, another couple and their three year old. The house, location, pool, property are all perfect. Phoenicia is a very sweet town. Lots to do. I can't recommend it enough. Many thanks, Christian, for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Beautifully restored home, Family-Friendly, Mountain Views, Pool, Skiing
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Phoenicia Catskills
5

Lovely family weekend in Pheonicia

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I are avid Pheonicia fans. We first stumbled on the town when we stayed at Kate's Lazy Meadow and were told that the best pancakes in the world are at Sweet Sue's just down the road. We visited and that person was right. The pancakes are outstanding.

But then we started to branch out in Phoenicia. Over the next few years, we went tubing, hung out at the Mystery Spot (google it, it's amazing) and even saw a concert on their porch, ate yummy pizza at Brio's, etc. It's a great little town.

So when we saw that this house was so close to our favorite things, we jumped right on it.

The house is very charming and has a definite mountain house feel which we love but it also has great amenities like a lovely master bath with heated floors.

Our almost 3 year old loved the games and ADORED the treehouse. She also was amazed that the large play ground was right next door - swings, slide, see saw, etc. She was in heaven.

We had the best time at the house and hope to be back very soon. As our daughter said this morning, "I miss the mountains!"
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Beautifully restored home, Family-Friendly, Mountain Views, Pool, Skiing
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Phoenicia Catskills
North Jersey
5

Great family Thanksgiving weekend!

  • 5 of 5
Our family, including young children, thoroughly enjoyed this comfortable and roomy home. As advertised the accommodations were everything we needed and more. The cold weather did not deter us from enjoying the local area, where we hiked, played, shopped and dined. The owners could not have been more accommodating, applying personal attention to all details. I highly recommend this property, and cannot wait to enjoy a stay here during the summer months.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Beautifully restored home, Family-Friendly, Mountain Views, Pool, Skiing
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Phoenicia Catskills
5

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5
I brought my family (wife & 2 kids under the age of 10) to this beautiful, well-appointed, charming and relaxing house for a week and I could have easily stayed another month. You want to go out to eat in town? You're two minutes away from one of the best pizza places anywhere. You want to go hiking? You're nestled right up against a mountain, there's a trailhead literally next door.

The scenery in Phoenicia is stunning and this house has one of the best vantage points you could hope for. One of my favorite things to do in the morning was sit on the front steps, drink my coffee and watch the fog roll over the mountains. Awesome.

My kids loved the great games room, and the fun tree house and playground next door, but the real deal was the heated saline pool. I couldn't get them out of it. Our first morning it got down to 48 degrees, a chilly start for the intrepid inner-tubers at Esopus Creek (also walking distance, btw), but not for us. That pool...it was like swimming in the Caribbean, baby!

My three favorite things in Phoenicia: The Phoenicia Diner, pancakes at Sweet Sue's, and this house. Looking forward to coming back!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Beautifully restored home, Family-Friendly, Mountain Views, Pool, Skiing
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Phoenicia Catskills
San Francisco, CA
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this house with four friends over Labor Day Weekend to attend a friend's wedding nearby and it was perfect. The house is large and lovely, and while conveniently located just a 1/2 block from Phoenicia's main street, it feels private and secluded--so the best of both worlds! The highlight for us was the fabulous pool and outdoor space. Christian (the owner) was attentive and lovely to work with. I would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautifully restored home, Family-Friendly, Mountain Views, Pool, Skiing
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Phoenicia Catskills
3

Great House-Bad Pool Experience

  • 3 of 5
This is a wonderful house in a charming town. Lots of room, beautiful, fenced in garden perfect for children playing or just relaxing. However, we had a very aggravating experience with the pool--and as the house costs more than any other in the neighborhood because of it, we felt let down. Almost half the time of our stay the pool filter was broken and the other half, we had to go out and start it up ourselves. The pool repair man took over a week just to show up the first time, and the communication was very disorganized with the owners and the repair company. When it was working, we enjoyed it thoroughly. We suggest getting a signed agreement that the pool man will come at least once a week to check in if you rent this house during the warm weather.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Stewart International
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Rhinebeck
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
I-87
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sportsmans Lodge, Tavern 214
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Belleayre, Hunter Mountain
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Onteora Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Brio's , Tavern 214
Car: not necessary

Walk to local restaurants and bars on Phoenicia's famous Main St., or drive 12 minutes to downtown Woodstock. Be on the slopes of Bellayre and Hunter mountain in 15 minutes. Go tubing in the Esopus Creek, across the street. Hike the Tanback Trail, directly behind the property.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Phoenicia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
September
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,900
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning fee $125
Notes Open to long-term ski season rental. Inquire about last minute discounts. Holiday weekends (MLK, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, require three night minimum and higher rates apply ($500/night). Please inquire with owner.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Phoenicia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • River
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Free Local Calls
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Gourmet Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bathroom has radiant heating. Each bathroom includes low-flush, energy efficient commodes, and top-line radiators with separate controls for heat.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Four bedrooms that sleep 7 and room for one more in the game room on a day bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Video Library
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • cinemas
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • water tubing
  • ski privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
Notes:
Adult tree house
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