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Town Center: Inspiring Luxury Retreat Above Bookshop

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Treat yourself to a luxurious and inspiring getaway "Above the Books", just up the stairs from Woodstock’s legendary MIRABAI BOOKSTORE. Above the Books is a beautiful, spacious and sumptuously appointed 2-bedroom apartment conveniently located a block from the Village Green and NYC bus stop. There's absolutely no need for a car!

Walk to one of Woodstock's many diverse restaurants. Take in a concert at the Kleinert, a performance at the Woodstock Playhouse or an independent film at Tinker Street Cinema -- all just blocks away. Hike nearby nature trails in Woodstock's Comeau Park or take a dip in the Mill Stream, only a 5 min. walk. And there are always bikes for rent at nearby Overlook Bikes for those that want to explore places farther afield, such as Cooper Lake, Wilson State Park or "The Big Deep" watering hole.

Or just relax in the peace and beauty of your graciously appointed private home, featuring a spacious layout, outdoor sun deck, your own private meditation room, crisp linens, an extensive library of books devoted to personal growth, and a blissful array of music and DVDs that will not only entertain, but inspire. And don't forget: the Hudson Valley's oldest and most complete spiritual/holistic bookstore awaits downstairs for you to browse to your hearts content -- guests enjoy a 10% discount in the store. Woodstock's other fabulous shops and galleries are just steps away.

If you would rather cook in than dine out, use our extensively equipped cook's kitchen. Companions can join in around the kitchen's conversational counter while you cook!

Other amenities include a washer/dryer, fluffy towels, Beauty Without Cruelty toiletries and cozy robes for you to wrap yourself in. We also provide air conditioning (seasonal), free wi-if and off-street parking.

So the next time you're visiting our area, we invite you to experience the tranquil space that awaits above Mirabai. Rest, relaxation and renewal. That's what Above the Books is all about.

Keywords: Luxury Apt. Above Bookshop Woodstock village town center

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About The Owner

Hi. Our names are Jeff Cuiule and Audrey Cusson. In 2000, we left our lives and careers in NYC to purchase Mirabai Books in Woodstock, NY -- a shop dedicated to Personal Growth, Eastern Philosophy, Metaphysics and Healing.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why The Owner chose Catskills

A few years ago we transformed the space above the shop (our initial home here) into a vacation retreat that we call "Above the Books". It's our hope that the space reflects the serenity and lush beauty that we've created in the store below. Woodstock is unique among small towns in its dedication to the arts, alternative thought, natural beauty and spiritual fulfillment.

What makes this apartment unique

Above the Books is a tranquil, lushly furnished property conveniently located in the heart of town. Your time here will be both relaxing and magical. There's a fully equipped kitchen, meditation space, outdoor deck and tons of books, CDs and DVDs for your enjoyment and relaxation. Woodstock's many shops, galleries and eateries are literally steps from your door. If that's not enough, come down to browse our shop's shelves and enjoy a 10% discount on any books or merchandise that you purchase. And if you're interested in holistic services, our insider's guide lists our recommended practitioners, most of whom will come right to you at the apartment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cher Audrey & Jeff,

Merci pour votre charmante hospitalite dans cette jolie et acceuillante maison plaine. Bonnes vibrations.

Michele & Florence
May 2008
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Woodstock Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Fire Hazards -- In addition to smoking, the burning of candles and incense is not allowed on the Property.
  • Parking – Parking is limited to two (2) vehicles and subject to availability in the parking lot behind the property.
  • Indemnity -- The owners of the property are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Meditation Room, Extensive Book Library, Robes, Luxury Linens, Water Purifier, Rain Showerhead, Bathtub


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Town Center: Inspiring Luxury Retreat Above Bookshop
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Happy hippie adventure

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were super helpful and easy to get in touch with. The apartment was clean and conveniently located (walking distance from everything in the town center). We loved hanging on the back porch and cooking in the sunny kitchen. Would definitely stay with them again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay at Above the Books in Woodstock, NY

  • 5 of 5

Above the Books is a comfortable, charming and spacious place to stay in the center of Woodstock. Cozy kitchen, tranquil sitting room area, nice bath with laundry and a big master bedroom with a balcony. There is even a meditation room! I stayed with a friend in June and thought how lovely it would be also in the winter. The owners are friendly and helpful. This is a perfect place to experience the vibe of Woodstock with a location right in the center of town. You can walk to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There couldn't be a more ideal setup and location in Woodstock!

  • 5 of 5

Charming and spacious apartment full of color, books, and amenities. Huge master bedroom, charming balcony, central location, real kitchen, and privacy make this apartment a real jewel.....

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil space.

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed here for too short a time. The spacial 2 bedroom retreat was lovely, bright and airy. The owners were a pleasure and extremely helpful, knowing the best place to buy pie! We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My first visit to Mirabai, joyful and peaceful.

After 4 months of deep struggle and emotion I wanted to leave my everyday world to find my inner self and open my heart to my loss.

Jeff and Audrey, you are amazing! Your welcome and hospitality were perfect. My stay was perfect! Thank you so very much, Bodhi and I had a relaxing week.

Thank you also for your recommendation to have a Soul Reading with Bente journey has begun.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great getaway in t...

  • 5 of 5

What a great getaway in the heart of woodstock! My

husband and I go to Woodstock frequently and our

"usual place" was booked - we were recommended

to Above the Books and were thrilled! Great space -

it is lovely, spacious and most important, to us,

serene. We really had a wonderful time - We will be

back again in the Fall! Thanks again Jeff!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Village Green
Nearest Point of Interest
Woodstock Artists Assoc. & Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Kleinert Concert Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Woodstock Playhouse
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Bliss Yoga Studio
Nearest Point of Interest
Colony Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mill Stream
Nearest Point of Interest
Comeau Park/Trails

10% Discount downstairs at Mirabai Books.


Rates & Availability

Woodstock Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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