3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
- english, spanish
About Michael Adams
My husband Fred and I are both non-profit executives in NYC who are passionate about our work and causes and love escaping to a beautiful and quiet place on the weekend. Over the years, we've had many wonderful times in our upstate home on our own and with friends and family. The Holler is a very special place and we're happy to share it with you.
Michael Adams purchased this House in 2007
Why Michael Adams chose Hannacroix
When we bought the Holler more than a decade ago, it was a wild, beautiful and undeveloped tract of woodland with seasonal streams and an ever-changing beaver pond. We went walking on the land with friends who had bought it a few years before and decided to sell. We weren't in the market to buy a property -- at the time we owned an old farmhouse a few miles away. But as we walked through the woods, we became mesmerized by the place and felt we were meant to be there. So we sold our farmhouse, bought the Holler and began designing our home and grounds, and never looked back. It's been a wonderful first ten years, and we intend to spend special time there for many years to come.
What makes this House unique
The Holler is part of a near-70 acre eco-friendly homeowners association, and ours is the only home there! The center of the property is a 20 acre beaver pond. The land on both sides of the pond is entirely wooded except for the area that we carved out to build our home. We own a 7 acre lot; the pond, the land immediately around it on all sides, and the 15 acres in back of our 7 that is "forever wild" and jointly owned by Fred and I and our neighboring lot owners. But the neighboring lots are undeveloped and unoccupied, which means spending time at the Holler is like being in the midst of your own beautiful, private reserve. The house is built with many windows and oversized glass doors, so you enjoy the beautiful outdoor views from just about any place inside. And we've used a "light touch" on the property -- apart from the house, our yard and lawn, a big screen porch and deck, an outdoor hot tub and shower, a few benches on picturesque spots, and some limited clearing to maximize the view of the pond from our home, we've kept the property in its natural wooded state. We recently added a small "camp" -- canoe put-in, seating area, firepit, and great spot to pitch a tent -- down a woodland trail, next to the pond, not too far from the house. If you like the country, the Holler is pretty hard to beat.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A magical weekend upstate
The house was even better than described. Easy to get to from the highway and all the amenities and creature comforts you'd need. Our host was very helpful and communicative. Everything was clean and tidy, check in/check out was a breeze...I truly can't find anything to complain about, besides wishing I could stay up there for another few days. We'll be back this summer!
We had a great time! We had everything we needed. The house was clean and inviting.
It's away from it all. Just what we were looking for. Clean well taken care of and comfortable
Great House and amazing property
A very nice house, with lots of privacy, perfect setting to relax and enjoy nature.
Amazing weekend at this great house
We really loved Michael's house. Great location, super private. You literally do not need anything except your own food. We didn't do much of outside activities, we just run away from our NYC routine and enjoy the nature, chatting around the firepit, watching some TV. Michael was very helpful providing all information needed and answering to all the question. We will definitely go back to this place again.
The Holler is worth yelling about.
This is a beautiful and well kept property with all the comforts of home. We had our fifth annual “dude fest” with 8 high school friends from NJ,NY & MA, The place was perfect for us, as were all musicians we brought our acoustic guitars, sat on the screened in porch and sang all night. There were no neighbors to bother. Our host Michael was very accessible and quick to answer our questions, he was very gracious and accommodating. They had some workers there fixing the hot tub upon our arrival, so it would be ready for us the next day. The landscape and extra features were fantastic, we took a muddy walk to the lagoon,( muddy only because there was an amazing thunder and lightning storm with torrential down pours!) we really enjoyed the waterfall that runs underneath their driveway after the heavy rain. We enjoyed a few tomatoes and cucumbers from their garden, and had a very relaxing time.The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook for the masses. I was very happy that we used every space in the house, we hung out on every porch that had seating, and enjoyed the fire pit on our last night. It was such a great bargain and we might very well return. We would have to bring a couple air mattresses, but that’s certainly not on the hosts, as the property was described perfectly, it was really spectacular deal.
we enjoyed our stay thoroughly
We were visiting with teen girls and elderly parents and needed enough bedrooms and amenities like fully equipped kitchen and a bedroom on the main level to accomodate everyones needs. The property was very well maintained, clean and well equipped with all the conveniences needed. The owner did respond promptly and kindly to any questions we had. We enjoyed our family time at the vacation rental. We were very pleased and would happily recommend this rental.