What a find! This cottage has it all! My husband and I spent three glorious days here in late September 2016. We cannot wait to return.
The drive to Halcottsville from NYC is through some of the most lovely scenery the Catskills offers. The beauty of the Halcottville area is hypnotic, and the moment you arrive at the cottage, you're transported to a gentler, simpler, no-stress reality.
The cottage itself is the definition of "charming." Perched on a hill, well off the quiet country road, it has an amazing view of the bucolic countryside. Just down the road (less than a mile), there are hiking trails and Lake Wawaka where you can rent kayaks and have a very relaxing time paddling the lake while enjoying the quiet, the scenery, and a watching a nice variety of birds.
The cottage is perfect. The finishes are very high-end, and it's equipped with everything you need to settle into immediate relaxation. The kitchen is modern and well appointed. It has everything necessary to cook meals at home. The floor-plan is open with a large living/dining area. The screened in porch is a wonderful place to read, play games, enjoy the sounds of nature, or enjoy a meal. The living room is perfect for watching a movie on the large flat panel TV. The cottage has a nice selection of board games and DVD's available for the guests. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable.
All this and great owners too. Ray and Jerry were great with all communication and were easily reached and quickly responsive. Highly recommended!