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"Fantastic Find." Serene Woodstock Oasis in Woods. Swim, Spa, Cook's Kitchen

52 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Catskills House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karyn Feiden (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

5
based on 52 traveler reviews

"Fantastic Find." Serene Woodstock Oasis in Woods. Swim, Spa, Cook's Kitchen
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
5

Comfort, Calm, Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully situated home is a comfortable oasis. We spent 2 weeks here this summer and wish we had had more time to enjoy the property. The windows in the bedroom make it seem you are sleeping in the woods. The skylights are wonderful for gazing to the heavens.

We mainly relaxed and read; cooked in the well stocked kitchen; took lovely walks to the pond so my dog could swim. It is close to all the activities and restaurants available in the Woodstock area, so we could pick and choose if we wanted to retreat or go have the terrific homemade ice cream in town!

Karyn was responsive to work with. easy to reach, a pleasure to deal with.

We had a wonderful experience and will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic stay! The property is peaceful and well maintained. As busy NYers, it was just what the doctor ordered to unwind and relax for a long weekend. Karyn was helpful and accommodating, and easy to reach and work with. She graciously mailed me several items that we had left behind. I highly recommend this property. The whole experience was wonderful from start to finish. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, Cozy, Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to unwind. My favorite were the sauna and steam shower!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything as described, we had a lovely cosy weekend away. Thanks very much!

Lots to do in the area too, which was nice

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a memorable, magical Thanksgiving at Karyn's house in the woods. It is such a comfortable house we could have easily been happy staying put, but then we would have missed the incredible hike to the top of Overlook Mountain, the amazing meal at Cucina's, meandering around the Tibetan Monestary, or the excellent bookstore on Tinker Street. This is a stellar house in a beautiful area. We've only scratched the surface and look forward to a return visit. Karyn is a joy and made planning this trip easy.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this home in Woodstock for a week. It is beautiful and clean and has all the amenities that my family needed: a gourmet kitchen, luxurious steam shower, gorgeous property and beautiful windows and skylights. My family was so comfortable and we had a great relaxing fall vacation at this house! Karyn provided exceptional customer service. We can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

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

Woodstock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer season
Jul 4 2016 - Sep 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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.

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Amenities

Catskills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
  • 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

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