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3 Bedroom Renovated Farmhouse near hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing!

Wendy Buerge

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Wendy Buerge

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2015
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3 Bedroom Renovated Farmhouse near hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Margaretville Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom farmhouse with large wrap-around porch on 2 acres in the woods!

This house has been in my family for 4 generations. It used to be the Belle Ayre Post Office and later, the Town Clerk's office. Surrounded by thousands of acres of Catskill Park, Belle Ayre House is the perfect escape! A large wrap-around porch greets you as you arrive-perfect for watching sunsets or a summer rain. Inside, the dining room with fireplace is just the spot for cozy dinners. The modern kitchen has everything needed for preparing meals. 3 beautifully decorated bedrooms upstairs let you sleep in peace and quiet, hearing only the sound of the stream in summer. 2 large bathrooms: one with vintage clawfoot tub and radiant heat in the floor; the other has a large walk-in shower. Plenty of cozy nooks to sit and read or take a nap. Full size washer & dryer in laundry room. Outside, a bonfire pit behind the house is perfect for roasting marshmallows and telling campfire stories. Enjoy strolls up or down the road. Lots of wildlife and beauty to be seen. Just up the road (3 miles) is the trailhead to the Balsam Mountain Fire Tower. This is not to be missed in any season! 360 degree views from the top of the tower! Belleayre Ski Center is a 15 minute drive. Grocery store and restaurants are all 15 minutes away as well. We look forward to your stay at Belle Ayre House!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wendy Buerge (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4
based on 6 traveler reviews

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3 Bedroom Renovated Farmhouse near hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing!
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews
4

Warm, cozy, well supplied and clean!

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific stay at the Belle Ayre House. Wendy (owner) was a pleasure to work with. She was responsive and available for any questions as was Lisa who cares for the house on behalf of the owner. The house was very interestingly decorated and had many warm cozy spots for our group. We had a 20 month old and was so happy to have a high chair, pack and play and assortment of toys available for us. And, everything was very clean and neat. Our only suggestion would be to improve the lighting a bit. Just very dim in some of the rooms. Overall though, a lovely and relaxing trip to Belleayre.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Just a note for future guests: almost ALL of the light switches have little slider dimmers next to each switch. They are small, so I think they were missed by this guest. These slider dimmers allow you to adjust the lighting to your comfort level.
Oyster Bay, NY
4

Quiet and relaxing house in the back roads!

  • 4 of 5

We spent 4 nights in the farm house. It was clean and comfortable. Wendy was very easy to deal with and Lisa and John, the property managers were wonderful. You absolutely need a 4 wheel drive for this property as it is in the back roads and although they salt and sand them quickly, it could be difficult to drive in the snow. I am giving it 4 stars because the plumbing was problematic, as the toilets backed up easily and the plungers are flimsy. The gas fireplace was not working and although John and Lisa came immediately to fix it, they were unable to do so. But all in all, it was clean and comfortable and if you like the back roads, an amazing place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Cute house.

  • 4 of 5

This is a cute house with a great kitchen. We enjoyed our stay although we did not have heat the first night so it was freezing for us. There are also a lot of lady bugs in the room by the attic (seems to be an infestation as they keep landing on my husband at night when we were sleeping). There were ample towels but not enough linens (we didn't have anything to cover the futon). The housekeepers are helpful and responded to our heater issue early next morning after they saw my email so kudos to them for that.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In defense of my property managers, these guests sent an email around 2am to advise them of the heat issue. Instead, the guests could have called them and they would have been there within 10 minutes to resolve the issue with the furnace. The furnace was fixed the next morning and guests seemed happy. Extra linens and blankets are located in the trunks in each bedroom and this is clearly indicated on the rental information sheet located at the house and emailed to each guest before arrival. As for the ladybugs, welcome to the country! I live in a newly constructed home and they are here as well. They are harmless, although sometimes a nuisance.
4

Come here to relax and enjoy the summer.

  • 4 of 5

Western Catskills is one of my favorite places and in the summer it is glorious with farm stands and markets, concerts and Art events. We spent 6 relaxing weeks in this lovely, renovated farmhouse. Working farms are nearby and the big front porch is a great place to sit and watch the hummingbirds zooming around in the beautiful garden. It's on a very quiet road. You are located about 15 minutes drive from the town of Margaretville and can drive to ponds and hiking trails in the area. The house has three big bedrooms. Coming from a small city apartment I enjoyed the spaciousness of the house and the nicely designed kitchen. The house is well maintained and the owner is responsive to any problems that might arise. This was a great place to spend July and August.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Beautiful, secluded, charming house

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I rented this house very last minute over a long weekend to get out of the city and see some mountains leaves. It's really a great place. The house is old yet very well maintained and has some character, which we really loved. The kitchen is good too, which was important to us as we tend to cook a lot on these quick get aways. The only downside was that the fire place was a gas one rather than a real one, though that may have been mentioned in the description. It was still very nice. The big porch was delightful. We ate breakfast on it and enjoyed just hanging out there.

Where the house really shines is in its setting. It's in one of those old, narrow Catskills valleys, about 20 minutes outside of Margaretville. There are neighbors across the street, but not much else. Even the neighbors across the street are far enough away to make you feel like you're quite secluded. It's also close to lots of great hiking. The Balsam Mtn firepower was pretty unbelievable and a relatively short hike, and fishing on Alder Lake was fun.

Wendy was very accommodating, especially considering the fact that we rented her house the day before we arrived. We'll be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

GREAT GETAWAY FROM CITY! LAY BACK AND REST

  • 4 of 5

do not pre-assume! the house might look like a country house but once you step into the house you will have a great kitchen and space-saving but roomy enough rooms on 2nd fl. 7-8 people will be perfect for this house.

PRO: nice kitchen / wi-fi / flat screen tv w/ hdmi / spacious rooms / supplies are ready for use / rest place, watch tv & cook all they long.

CON: no cell phone works here / no lock on 1fl bathroom / a little dusty (i am allergic to dust) / rest place, there's nothing to do in nearby

overall, this is a nice getaway worth trying this place and the owner is really nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My cleaners at Belle Ayre House have assured me that there was NO dust and will be no dust for anyone staying at the house. Although I believe the allergy of these guests may be due to pollen in the air (goldenrod is everywhere this time of year), I have asked the cleaners to be extra vigilant about ensuring that every surface is dusted. Cellphone service does NOT work at the house, however there is wifi throughout. Cellphone service is available by driving 1 mile to reach reception. As for nothing to do nearby, most folks who stay at Belle Ayre House come for just that reason. However, there are TONS of hiking trails nearby-some within walking distance and others just a few minutes drive from the house. The hike to the Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower is simply spectacular in all seasons. From May-October, there is a lovely farmers market in Margaretville and just this weekend, Belleayre Music Festival had their end of summer concert on the mountain. Other things to do nearby? Mountain bike, antique shopping, dine at one of the finest restaurants in the Catskills-Peekamoose Restaurant, swim year-round at the newly opened Catskill Recreation Center, visit Lazy Crazy Acres for their on-the-farm pizza and gelato nights, ski at Belleayre Mountain in the winter and on and on....I'm happy to recommend activities/events for anyone who stays at Belle Ayre House. Sincerely, Wendy Buerge Owner, Belle Ayre House

Map

Oakley's Place
Delaware & Ulster Railroad
Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room
Two Old Tarts Bakery and Cafe
Belleayre Ski Center
Nearest Airport
94 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Oakleys
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Hannah Country Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Belleayre Ski Center
Car: necessary

Pakatakan Farmers' Market May-October, Belleayre Ski Center, Delaware & Ulster Rail Ride, boating, swimming, TONS of hiking trails within just a few miles of the house!!!

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Margaretville Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Ski Season
Nov 27 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$260
$1,300
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,100
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation Policy

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

Margaretville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Beautiful walk in shower!
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub w/spray attachment. Perfect for bathing kids!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Purple bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom has a tv with dvd player in it.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming

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