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"Fantastic Find." Serene Woodstock Oasis, Sauna, Steam, Swim, Cook's Kitchen

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6-8)

Guest reviews:

"Oozes with natural beauty. Being here has been comforting, fulfilling and cleansing."

"I never felt so instantly at home at a vacation rental. You can tell attention has been paid to all the little things that make it so much more comfortable for guests."

"The house is beautifully designed, maintained and was fully stocked."

"What a fantastic find."

"The house is beautiful with very tasteful furnishings and decor. We loved the sauna."

"Sparkling clean and everything we needed to feel relaxed and comfortable. Throughout the home were large glass window panes and wall-length windows, giving an amazing view of the surrounding mountains and woods."

Restore yourself at this lovely vacation home while you explore Woodstock, Phoenicia, the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. House features sauna (dry or wet), plus steam shower, for spa-like pleasures. Short walk to swim pond shared with neighbors -- sun, float and picnic.

Secluded and quiet, surrounded by woods, mountains and hundreds of acres of public land, and visited often by deer and turkeys -- yet just 10 minutes from both Woodstock and Phoenicia, lively, artistic, and progressive communities with great restaurants, galleries, shops, music, and street life.

All modern comforts, tons of outdoor decks and a screened porch. Mostly new construction with architectural character. Lots of windows and skylights. Large modern kitchen/dining area flows into separate, large living room with wood stove. First-floor bedroom carefully designed for privacy with direct access to full bath. Separate small office with window seat. Spiral staircase to airy loft-like bedroom with 1/2 bath and private deck overlooking hillside. Wi-Fi throughout. Cable TV, including Netflix and other Internet-based channels. Refreshing summer breezes, A/C or ceiling fans throughout. Warm and well-insulated in cooler weather.

Located on cul-de-sac between Woodstock and Phoenicia. Yoga and Pilates studios nearby. Hiking trails everywhere, world-class fishing in the Esopus. Bike trails, skiing and charming towns nearby.

Keywords: House, cottage, sauna, steam shower, gourmet kitchen, woods, deer, secluded, private, Woodstock, Phoenicia.

More Details

Owner
Karyn Feiden
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Karyn Feiden

A health writer and a poet, we relish going from city to country and back again, and work hard to make the rental experience a terrific one for our guests.

Karyn Feiden purchased this house in 1999

Why Karyn Feiden chose Catskills

Everything about the Woodstock location is great. There is a progressive spirit and a rich array of cultural activities -- art galleries and crafts shops, music venues, film and poetry festivals, outdoor concerts and plays, and much, much more. The restaurants are great, as are the farm stands and food shops. The world-class Emerson spa is less than 10 minutes away.

But it's just as easy to skip all that for a nature experience. Hiking trails begin in the back yard, which abuts public lands. The Catskills are rich with hiking, swimming, and biking opportunities. Star-gazing and sunsets can be extraordinary. Set back in the woods, the house is utterly tranquil, yet it is a short drive to civilization at its best

What makes this house unique

A loop walk through the neighborhood, up a mountain road to a great vista... a drive to Woodstock for the film festival or an outdoor summer concert.... Swim in the private, spring-fed pond, armed with cooler chest and towels, emerge refreshed and silken. Return home for a sauna, a campfire, a cocktail... Read a novel, watch a movie in still beauty... Breathe deeply... Feel calm.

Amenities

Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet and sink only.
    Bathroom 1 - Steam shower and sauna included
  • You'll love the steam shower and sauna.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2) Double bed in each bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Very comfortable futon couch opens into a full-size bed in living room. Additional single mattress pulls out from a chair to sleep one person. A blow-up double air mattress is available, and can be used in a tiny separate room for maximum privacy.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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"Fantastic Find." Serene Woodstock Oasis, Sauna, Steam, Swim, Cook's Kitchen
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
5

Cozy, private getaway with lots of options for good times!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for a week during winter school break and could not wish for a better place to decompress and spend quiet time together as a family away from NYC noise and hustle.

The House.

The owners take great care of their home, it's meticulously maintained, has very well equipped kitchen, both bedrooms and bathrooms have plenty of linens, towels and you don't have to worry about stocking up on self care basics like good quality soap, shampoo, TP etc. We were there right after the "snow storm" and everything you could think of one needs during the cold time of the year was readily available to use and in tip top shape.

The house has a very "home-like" feel and the owner's love for it shows.

We have rented plenty in the Catskills area and this is the 1st home we will consider for our next rental. Hopefully we will have a chance to visit during the summer time.

The Owners:

very friendly, lovely couple, responsive and responsible, had everything ready as discussed and in time for our arrival. Were kind to let us be flexible with our arrival and departure times. just a great overall experience.

The Area:

this is a unique area in a sense that it is very close to several villages, allowing you to shop, eat out and get access to town amenities, while the property itself feels very secluded and serene. We appreciated the ability to get on a good hiking trail as well as just wondering around near the property in the woods with out 5 year old.

I would highly recommend this place for those who are looking for the "best of both worlds" so to speak.

thanks you Karyn for letting us use your home and we hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Karyn's house was the perfect setting for five quiet and relaxing days and to ring in the new year. We were lucky to have snow which made the views of the woods even more lovely. We loved the sauna, the wood burning stove, the well-appointed kitchen, and Karyn's varied music collection! The location is great for accessing both Woodstock and Phoenicia. Would highly recommend and hope to return in summer to take advantage of the screened in porch and upstairs deck!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I get away to the Woodstock area frequently and loved this particular property. Although the home is about 15-20 minutes outside of Woodstock, it is in an incredible place for hiking with the dogs on the property, as well as nearby lake. Peace, quiet and a great set up for cooking and relaxing. Fantastic communication and perfect instructions - all we needed for a terrific few days away! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Amazing house in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Upon our evening arrival at the house on Grog Kill Road, we were greeted by the duet of two great-horned owls perched somewhere high in the trees above us. Our 2 year old totally lost it- her first owl hoots! She joined in as we made our way up the front walk. I don't think Karyn, the host, can guarantee such a reception for everyone, but it was the start of a lovely fall weekend at this oasis in the mountains. Perfect size for our group of 3 adults and the little one (plus a small dog who was totally thrilled with exploring all the rocks and roots- and chipmunks- surrounding the place). Well-stocked pantry with more pots, pans, and charming coffee mugs than you could possibly need. Windows everywhere make you feel like you're sitting in the middle of the woods. In warmer weather, the screened-in porch would've been our living room (alas, the temps dipped into the low 40's, easily handled by the heating system). Centrally located to Woodstock, Phoenicia, some pretty great hiking trails (the quieter Willow Trail to Mt. Tremper and its fire tower is not even a 10 minute drive away), and markets (Sunfrost Market on 212 on the way into Woodstock is great for produce and ready-made foods). We rent from various sites 3-4 times a year and Karyn was, by far, the easiest owner to work with- friendly and fast communication. Well-prepared info and advice about the house and what-to-do's during your stay. Wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our experience with this rental, from the house itself to the hosts and their communication, was perfect. It is a tranquil and sublime home that is set in a private wooded area but not too far from the town of Woodstock. It was exactly what we were looking for. Karyn is an excellent communicator and was very responsive and made sure we had everything we needed. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house and location! We had an amazing time here

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, big but still cozy. There is a great little pond nearby and The screened in porch was perfect for evening hangouts. The sauna was such a nice touch. We used it multiple times a day.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Your home base
Nearest Point of Interest
Community pond and picnics
Nearest Point of Interest
Yoga studio.
Nearest Point of Interest
Supermarket, liquor store, pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Phoenicia
Nearest Point of Interest
Reservoir -- Walk and Bike
Nearest Point of Interest
Farm stand
Car: necessary

Hike and snowshoe out the backyard -- thousands of acres of public land. Swim pond with picnic tables and park-like grounds and yoga classes available in neighborhood. Galleries, fine restaurants, entertainment in nearby Woodstock. Hudson River 30 minutes away for kayaking, sailing and other boating. Easy access to all outdoor recreational activities in the Catskills.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Holiday rates can be higher. Some pricing flexibility for stays longer than a week. Security deposit may be higher for longer stays and is refunded within 10 days of departure, or sooner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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