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3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6 until next Summer

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Stone vacation home in the center of the Catskills.

Renting by the week or the Month calendar depending.


Magnificent stone and cedar home built in 1918 and lovingly renovated over the last twenty years. Historic feel of the days of boarding houses, timbering hemlocks and quarrying for bluestone. All the stone in the home comes from the creek across the road! Central stone double fireplace (two sided), with a woodstove. Adjacent to the kitchen is a sunroom - which is a perfect breakfast room, with picture window views of the forest and the base of the mountain behind the house. We have seen wild turkeys and deer through this view numerous times. The home has a grand bluestone porch that is wonderful for hanging out in the hammock or on the hanging swing style loveseat. Sounds of the mountain creek and nature all around. The road has a state campground at the end 3 miles away with hiking trails to the surrounding summits with views of the NYC reservoir and the Hudson river. Or a 4 mile drive or bicycle ride into town where you can find one of the best breakfasts you'll ever have at the Phoenicia Diner on Rt 28.

House is perfect for three - four couples or an extended family or friends. We provide firewood for the cool nights, a high speed internet connection with wifi, and a Japanese style soaking tub. If you are looking for a unique mission style and timeless getaway home that reminds one of the peacefulness and times of a century ago, this is your place.

$1999 per week/ $4999 month (discounted winter rate available) all inclusive.

50% deposit due 30 days in advance*

*The security deposit of 50% of total rental amount and is required to reserve the house. The full amount of the rental is required one week prior to the start of the rental period.

Available during the Winter on a 3-day minimum. Please note: max guests in Winter 6-8/ Please inquire. Special rate during the Winter $400 per night. Summer rates start Memorial Day.

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More Details

John Strauss
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About John Strauss

I am a furniture designer and partner in an accessory and lighting company based in Ohio. The home has many of my furniture pieces in it and all are available to order as well should you decide you like them during your stay. I love the outdoors setting of the house and have spent many important life moments and events at the home. It is a special part of my life and I hope you will appreciate the place as much as I do.

John Strauss purchased this house in 1984

Why John Strauss chose Catskills

This place has a magical feel and you may very well fall in love with the home after spending a few nights there. Many guests do not want to leave! You have to experience this special valley and all its enchantments that also drew the likes of John Burroughs and Washington Irving to the area. This home was built around 1918 and restored by myself over the last 30 years. Much of the original woodwork and stone work remains but improvements have been made as well.

What makes this house unique

With seven bedrooms and a big eating area, the home is perfect for a family or a group of friends. The porch is wonderful in the Summer as a place to catch a breeze and hang out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a fabulous home, and the owner was a pleasure to deal with.

The home is easy to find, very clean, well maintained and every amenity needed in a first class vacation home. Comfortable beds, beautiful blankets, soft cotton sheets and towels. Lovingly lived in comfortable furniture to read, talk or watch cable TV. Books, current magazines, and interesting antiques through out the house. Well stocked kitchen equipment and supplies!

What a wonderful surprise to find a piano and guitar, and some sheet music.

We did not have to bring our own guitar!

The way the house was designed with many windows there's always a lovely cool breeze even on the very hottest day.

Sitting on the porch listening to the birds, and the sound of the creek -

It was absolutely bliss for us city dwellers!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway
Jul 2011
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Phoenicia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This bathroom is under the stairs on the first floor.
  • 2.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3/ Master - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath attached
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Stewart International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Rhinebeck, NY
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Phoenicia Diner, Brios
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hunter and Belleaire
Car: recommended

There is bus service from New York City directly to Phoenicia, the town that is 4 miles from the house.


Rates & Availability

Phoenicia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning fee $160

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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