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Keith Fiveson

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Zen Love Nest - River Mountain Retreat

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Exclusive Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Exclusive, Couples Getaway ***** 5 star property

Escape the city to this secluded couples hideaway - with cool mountain / river views. A cozy home, shady trees, great views, and ideal for a couple seeking a vacation spot just 2 hrs from Manhattan.

Great for spring or summer, extras include a chef's kitchen, a hot tub under the stars, yoga and exercise/stretch room, a professional massage room and much more.

Exotic and elegant 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, our chalet is on four (4) acres, overlooking the Delaware River. It is very private, well taken care of and surrounded by natural field stone walls. It is Intimate and secluded, with local activities that include antiquing, fishing (stocked trout farm nearby) and hiking.

The chalet has an Asian feel, with luxury appointments, oak floors, carpets and art from around the world - India, Morocco, and China. Come experience the romance and serenity of this wonderful home. Enjoy your morning coffee on our deck with your loved one while watching the sun rise from behind the mountains.

Keywords: Chalet, Secluded Cabin, Love Nest, Hideaway, Couples Retreat, Lover's getaway

More Details
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Keith Fiveson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Keith Fiveson

We've travelled around the world and found our little love nest in the Catskill mountains. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with others.

Keith Fiveson purchased this chalet in 1997

Why Keith Fiveson chose Pennsylvania

Every detail was mindfully and carefully planned for, with the house built with Canadian Cedar, artwork from around the world. This house is fully stocked and cared for, as our our guests.

What makes this chalet unique

It's very private, has magnificent views, is easy to take care of, has a great hot-tub and is a great place for a couples getaway :)


based on 29 traveler reviews

Zen Love Nest - River Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
Long Island, NY

Wall of Windows

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the Zen Love Nest for 3 nights. The house looked as it did in the pictures, maybe better. One side of the house, upstairs and downstairs is all windows with no curtains. Curtains are not needed, as no one can see in, you are surrounded by woods and greenery. The hot tub on the deck was perfect for stargazing and relaxing. We were thrilled to see 2 deer in the forrest, even though we hoped they'd come a little closer. The grill on the deck was of good quality. The house was wonderful, as was our stay. The only word of caution...there is only one air conditioner in the main living space. As everything is open, it is difficult to get it cool on a very warm day. At night there was a breeze and also fans in the bedrooms to make it cooler. There was a great soft ice cream stand very close by, and a small market that sold fresh bread and groceries. The supermarket was a little further, but still not too far. Finally, the owner, Keith, was very pleasant and responsible, promptly answering all questions we had. We would highly recommend this lovely property!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We loved having you as our guest!
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Loved the Zen Love Nest

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here over Memorial Day weekend, and it was beyond wonderful. It was a cool weekend with intermittent rain, and the chill in the air made sitting in the hot tub perched among the trees all the more enjoyable.

The weather occasionally made exploring the area less appealing, which gave us the excuse we needed to barely leave the house. The TV is stocked with cable and movie streaming services. The kitchen is great, more spacious than the photo on the listing would indicate, though we did most of our cooking on the grill. The bed in the main bedroom is comfortable, as is the couch. The Fivesons have decorated the place very nicely. Some rentals can feel like they were decorated in 1980 and left to collect dust since then. Not this place. Very cozy and tastefully decorated with bright light throughout.

We'll definitely be going back. Recommended for romantic weekends, or just as a place to hide away and recharge.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Bob, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really liked having you up at the Love Nest and do indeed hope to see you both again!!!
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New York Area

Loved the Views and the Hot Tub was Perfect All weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing and so much more than we ever expected. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed. We honestly did not leave the house from Thursday at 8pm until we left Sunday afternoon, lol. It was exactly what we both needed, quiet and cozy. We both work a lot so this weekend was exactly what we needed! The fire place and music, oh we loved it!

We absolutely loved the views and the hot tub was perfect all weekend. Thank you again, we appreciate it very much.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christina - we do our best to make you feel like there IS no other place to go! :) - glad you enjoyed it. Come back again!!!
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful weekend at the "love nest" last year. The woods nearby offered some trails to explore, and in the surrounding area we found some great shops and food.

The hero of the trip was definitely the house though. Everything we could possibly need for a perfect weekend was there. The hot tub, massage table, Netflix. The overall vibe is very relaxing. We highly recommend a stay at the Love Nest.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Love Nest!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to get away for a long weekend to celebrate or 24 wedding anniversary. I am so happy we chose the "Love Nest". A beautiful home sitting high up in the Catskill mountains! Peaceful and private with all the kitchen amenities to make romantic meals.Relaxing in the hot tub under the stars was incredible! We were surrounded by nature with the beautiful Delaware river just across the bottom of the hill! The owners were very helpful and made the whole process of renting a breeze. I recommend this property to anyone looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. We recommend tubing on the Delaware river.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Lovely Get-away!

  • 5 of 5

House looks just like the pictures - it is a beautiful home surrounded by lots of trees and open space. Home is filled with lots of interesting pieces and artwork - seems primarily to be of a Buddha theme. Perfect place when you want to get away from everything and just be holed up in nature. In fact, one whole side of the main floor is windows - with no shades! - as there are no houses visible from within the home. My fiancee and I spent most of the weekend lounging around, both inside and on the deck outside, really enjoying. Of course, you don't have to do only that - there are water and other sorts of fun activities all around the area, not too far away by car. One other thing I really liked- the floors are spotlessly clean. The owners ask you to take your shoes off by the door, and some floors may not hold up to that policy. But the floors in this place do - 100%! Your cell phone may not get service here (mine didn't), but there is free WiFi and a landline. Also, the owners are really helpful and sweet, available for any questions!!, which is super important. Definitely recommend this as your next romantic or friends get-away! Some points that are important to note: 1) In the evening, in warm weather, make sure all the windows are shut tight! Otherwise the bugs are attracted to the light inside and come in through the screens. 2) Bring your own toothpaste!, the owners are nice enough to provide shampoo and soap and all the other supplies 3) I found the temperature in the home very comfortable, but for those of you who are extremely hot people, note that the main A/C is only in the living area, there are small fan type cooling units in the bedrooms; the A/C from the living space does partially reach the bedrooms as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joey! So very glad that you both had a great time!! You've given me the incentive to get a supply of tooth paste for future renters! Thank you for the suggestion. You're welcome back any time!! Best regards! Keith Zen Love Nester
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Barryville, NY
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Port Jervis, NY
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Highway 84
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Mount Snow
Car: necessary


* SW Catskill Region of NY State. Nearby NJ and PA

* Short distance to Bethel Woods, NY (concerts)

* River rafting, canoe, horseback riding, golf,

* Fishing, hiking, shopping, movies, gourmet dining and other

* Open floor space for Yoga, Stretch and Meditation

* TV/VCR and Yoga instruction tapes

* Massage room, equipped with oils, music, candles and massage instruction books.

* Explore the countryside, or take a 20 minute drive to Bethel Woods, NY for a concert or Narrowsburg, NY for an art show.

Over 100 stations of programming, movies and music channels to enjoy on the Satellite Network. Play a CD, VCR.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Maid Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

Rates are subject to change, based on season, or other conditions. Please contact the owner directly, if you have special needs or need more information about your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Pennsylvania Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Area: * SW Catskill Region of NY State. Nearby NJ and PA * River rafting, canoe, horseback riding, golf, * Fishing, hiking, shopping, movies, gourmet dining * Open floor space for yoga, meditation * TV (flat screen)/DVD/VCR and Yoga instruction tapes * Wii and game console unit * Professional massage room, equipped with oils, music, candles, videos Explore the countryside, or take a 20 minute drive to Bethel Woods, NY for a concert or Narrowsburg, NY for an art show. Over 100 stations of programming, movies and music channels to enjoy on the Satellite Network. Play a CD, DVD, Wii, Netflix, VCR, surf the net on Free Wi-fi

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