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Raymond Doherty

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Cabin Doh-Ray - beautiful pet friendly w pond up on Mt Guardian

7 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Catskills House Rental Photos and Description

- 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms. Sleeps 4-5.

5 Day Min August, Christmas

+ Surrounded by the forests of Mt. Guardian at an altitude of 1500 feet.

+ Large summer porch overlooks a beautiful pond

+ Stays cool in the summer (has only reached the 90s two summers in the last 10 years)

+ Beautifully furnished

+ Pine & bluestone floors

+ Broadband Wi-Fi Internet access

+ HDTV & Blu-Ray, 6.1 channel surround sound. TimeWarner VOD with HBO & Showtime

+ Magnetic induction cooktop, deluxe front-loading washer/dryer

+ Hike to the viewpoint above the house,visit the swimming hole, take fly fishing lessons.

+ Visit Byrdcliffe, Opus40 and Big Pink too, and the Midnight Ramble!

+ The great shops and restaurants of Woodstock are only minutes away.

} Guest Book: We made it here very easily last night and are thrilled. We also did the hike this morning and loved it - went to the top of Mt. Guardian as per your notes, and found that secret vantage point where you look out at Cooper Lake... Hiked overlook mountain yesterday - the views were astonishing - though we were not brave enough to go the distance to Indian Head. We also found our way to the swimming hole and absolutely loved it... As I'm sure you can tell, we love it up here and wanted to see if you'd be interested in renting the house to us Columbus Day weekend... Certainly a bit of a shock to be back in the city after our days on Mt. Guardian.

Guest Book: We really enjoyed ourselves in the Catskills and the house was lovely - exactly what we were after. I think we saw a bobcat although I confess to being ignorant of North American wildlife. We saw it reasonably close to the house. In any case, we loved staying in your charming forest getaway. Everything was fantastic and the hike from the house to the view was such a bonus. Also an activity you can include for future guests is inner tubing in Phoenica. What a blast!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Raymond Doherty (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Raymond Doherty

Archaeologist who grew up in Chicago, attended Johns Hopkins and U of Miss.

Why Raymond Doherty chose Catskills

Fell in love with it while helping a friend look for a place!

What makes this house unique

Cozy, private, great kitchen and grill, sitting out on the porch. Enjoying the pond ecosystem and the animals that visit is really wonderful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at Raymond and Maura's was beyond words. So much so that I almost want to keep it a secret!! This place is out of a fairytale. If you want to get away from the stress of the city and take a breather, this is the perfect spot. It has everything you need to cook, clean towels and sheets, even snow shoes and a sled! There are also a variety of very interesting books! The place is clean, cozy and bright. And the hosts were super nice, helpful and responsive. This is by far the best airbnb experience I've had!
Mar 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Cabin Doh-Ray - beautiful pet friendly w pond up on Mt Guardian
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Quiet, beautiful and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin Doh-Ray provided a wonderful week-long getaway for my husband, me and our dog. The cabin is situated in such a way that you feel like you've escaped the madness, but yet it's still quite convenient to get to Woodstock and other surrounding towns - a perfect combination. The house itself is very comfortable and provides pretty much anything I think you could want (the kitchen is stocked with small appliances and amenities I don't even have in my full-time home!). The cabin aesthetic is really well-done - not too rustic, but just right. Like other travelers, we loved the screened porch! The views of the woods from the windows are great, and we got to experience the light of the full moon through the skylight in one of the upstairs bedrooms. The owners were quick to respond to any question - of which we had few thanks to the information and instructions received before we arrived. The property was clean and met or surpassed our expectations based on online photos/descriptions. I would definitely recommend this to friends and hope that we can return ourselves!

Because our number one goal was relaxation, we opted to eat out quite a bit and enjoyed wonderful meals at Woodstock restaurants including The Garden Cafe, The Red Onion, Oriole 9, and Yum Yum Noodle Bar. As vegetarians, we were very pleasantly surprised at the variety of really interesting meal choices we had. If you're there outside of the high summer season, check schedules - restaurants were sometimes closed on odd days of the week.

All in all, a great cabin in a great spot. We really appreciate the style of the owners and are so happy they share Cabin Doh-Ray!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for that review. I'm glad you all had a relaxing time at the Cabin, and I'll add your vegetarian suggestions and a few more we know to the Info Doc. We hope you'll come again!
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5

Just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family simply loved Cabin Doh-Ray! It was the perfect combination of rustic and mid-century style with the location secluded but just close enough to downtown Woodstock. Our stay exceeded our expectations in every way, and the owners were excellent with answering any questions we had. Me and my family are already day dreaming about our next return.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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New York City
5

Charming, Cozy, Delightful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is tucked in the woods off a private road with spacious property around it. It is sweet, comfortable, and charmingly furnished. Very private yet unbelievably just about 10 minutes from Woodstock. Hiking abounds. Just the best getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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New York
5

Cozy, Comfortable and Clean

  • 5 of 5

The first picture says it all. Super warm, cozy home in the woods with everything you need. It's so private yet only 7 minutes to Tinker Street. I was there in the fall and it was lovely. I would love to spend time there in the summer. The screened in deck is really a great idea and it was furnished so nicely. Maura and Raymond are very helpful and super nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Beautiful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and property are beautiful. Very private and serene. The owners could not have been more gracious. We would definitely love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home with beautiful decor and landscape! Our group of two couples and an infant went for a long winter weekend and couldn't have had a better time. The owner was very responsive to all of our questions/concerns and has provided a helpful info book at the house to answer general questions about your stay. Everything was very clean and the house is well stocked with games, movies, and kitchen supplies. The second bed is on the smaller size, but makes up for it in comfort. I really felt like it was a well loved home and hope to return again in the future. Thanks Ray!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
66 Miles
Albany
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bear Cafe
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Woodstock Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Rhinecliff Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pine Hill Trailways bus (Rt 212/Church Rd)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bear Cafe
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hunter and Belleayre
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Town swimming hole
Car: necessary

5 Day Min July, Aug, Christmas - Surrounded by the forests of Mt. Guardian at an altitude of almost 1500 feet, you are high enough to keep cool in the summer and experience a winter wonderland of snow in the winter. Hunter and Belleayre ski resorts are only 30-40 minutes away.

To get there you turn off the main road in Woodstock and start the steep climb to the house. Off to the right stretches the Indian Head Wilderness, with its miles of challenging hiking trails winding through the Catskill High Peaks. Turn onto the private gravel road that climbs up Mt. Guardian and you soon arrive at the house, set in a beautiful grove of hemlocks, only four miles from the great shops and restaurants of Woodstock.

PLEASE NOTE: 4WD is strongly recommended in the winter as the cabin is on a steep mountain road that can be a challenging drive in the snow.

Other Activities: Hike to the viewpoint above the house, go to the swimming hole, take fly fishing lessons. There's Opus40 and Big Pink too, as well as the Midnight Ramble events at Levon Helm's house!

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Rates & Availability

Woodstock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 24 2016
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $400

For more information and photos, please see our web link below.
– Holiday rentals are a minimum of 3 days.
– All rates are firm.
– Weekly rate does not apply to Saturday-to-Saturday rentals.
– Minimum rental during August is one week.
The SECURITY DEPOSIT is $400 for weekend and weekly rentals and 30% for longer rentals and is required to reserve the house. The full amount of the rental fee is r

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Amenities

Catskills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet
  • Downstairs bathroom has a deluxe front-loading washer/dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 double , Bed is a cozy 3/4 full size.
    Living Room - Two couches downstairs can comfortably sleep singles.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
+ Nestled in a grove of beautiful hemlocks. + Beautifully furnished + Pine & bluestone floors + Large summer porch overlooks a beautiful pond + Stays cool in the summer (has only reached the 90s one summer in the last 8 years) + Broadband Wi-Fi Internet access + HDTV & Blu-Ray + TimeWarner VOD with all movie channels + Magnetic induction cooktop + Deluxe front-loading washer/dryer + Hike to the viewpoint above the house, go to the swimming hole, take fly fishing lessons. + Visit Byrdcliffe, Opus40 and Big Pink too, and the Midnight Ramble! + The great shops and restaurants of Woodstock are only minutes away.

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