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High End, Smashing Views, Rural, Green Built Farmhouse

49 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Medusa Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Please do not write to us with 'offers' or requests for discounts. The rate is the rate. Peak rates apply at some times of the year. Thanks for reading!



* Queen in master/full in guest bedrooms, loft has double bed plus an aero bed

• 2 and 1/2 walnut & stone baths

• reclaimed wood throughout

• outdoor cedar soaking tub (3 season, closed in winter)

• screen porch

• cows!

Perfect for two, fabulous for six, enormous enough for eight.

Architect-designed to be a striking addition to the Catskills landscape by NYC firm Contegiacomo and Associates. Stunning, high-quality building has created the ultimate retreat set on 17 acres w/ meadow, water and mountain sunset views. Exquisitely detailed throughout; marble sinks, mahogany doors, custom stairs, finely polished hickory floors, 4 BRs, 2.5 luxury baths with an eye on the past, open plan main floor (includes library nook), 2 wood stoves, custom Shaker kitchen, DR, double height areas and radiant heat floors. Screened, wrap porch leads to an impressive three season cedar spa tub. A lot of house for the money.

Museums like Bronk, Olana, towns like Coxsackie, Westerlo, Athens, New Baltimore and Tannersville, produce stands, nifty old cemeteries, falling down centuries-old barns and swimming holes abound. There's nothing like the Catskills any time of the year.

2 night min/3 on holidays. Approx 115 miles from GWB. Come see us soon, we'd love to host you in Medusa.


Kindly do not write us with a low ball offer; these will be ignored.

This is one of the best rental houses in the Catskills, if you cannot afford it, you cannot rent it.

Special rates apply for location shoots and weddings.

Our home only sleeps 8 adults max.

Keywords: Farmhouse

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2016

About The Owner

This farm is a successful sojourn in green living, sustainable architecture and learning to live in harmony with the surroundings. It is an artist-owned home, with an eye on the the area and an ear to the heartbeat of the land. The photo shown is of us in our driveway. The view is in the background.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2001

Why The Owner chose Rensselaerville

Long summers and happy childhood memories of the area inspired the purchase of the farm.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Views, views, views. Sometimes, we just pinch ourselves because it is so beautiful here.


based on 49 traveler reviews

High End, Smashing Views, Rural, Green Built Farmhouse
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews

Home in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming farm house with an impressive kitchen fully stocked with Le Cruesets and other necessities for making dinners and entertaining friends. It's miles away from a proper town with light pollution so the stars are breath taking. The wood stove is effectively warm and the radiating heat on the second and third floors is brilliant. Lucky for us and other guests isa access to a wonderful record player and some classic vinyls such as the Smithsonian Jazz collection. The sound system took a minute to figure out (mostly we had to, at random, try each button until we could hear the record play) but once we got it going, it was a delight to wakeup to and cook with.

Half of my company wanted the house because of its unique cedar hot tub. I was relieved to find we didn't actually have to feed it logs of wood to get it warm, rather just turn the switch and jump in. It is a small tub and cannot hold more than 2 adults (3 if you're very slight : ). regardless, my friends loved it!

We had a lovely stay (8 of us) - all coupled and all with more then enough room to sleep with fresh linens and comfy supply of pillows. Couldn't have asked for a better place to lodge and use as basecamp to see the catskills in peak fall!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a great group of renters. Michael, the primary renter, was always prompt and courteous in all communication, communicating all his concerns prior to booking. Once we discussed said issues, he then went ahead and confirmed without a problem, knowing all of our policies from the get go. He sent his contract and ID correctly on the first try (a surprisingly infrequent occurrence) and when they checked out, all the sideowork our renters do for the cleaning team was done to a tee. We would be SO HAPPY to host this guest and his squad again. Truly, they are excellent guests.
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Wonderful House! And a Wonderful Stay!

  • 4 of 5

My Family and I came up for Labor Day weekend (this place was available as a last minute booking). The house is clean and the pictures are accurate. I would definitely stay here again. Two things to note about this place are the house uses Well water, which has a fair amount of sulfur and smells a bit funny, but its still clean to shower with, we ended up buying water bottles for drinking. The other thing which i wish the house had was a fire pit, there is nothing like roasting marshmallows. The host was very nice and very responsive to our needs. Even emailed to find out how we were doing half way into our stay. Overall, I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming! We DO have a fire pit! It's out back by the hammock area. We even left a pile of wood for you to use for roasting marshmallows. So sorry you missed it. When you come back it'll be so much fun for you to try it out. Come again soon :)
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  • 5 of 5

This is truly a special place, blissfully quiet. It’s not that far off the main road, and is a sanctuary for reading, listening to Nature’s subtle orchestra, and watching the sun rise over several mountains in the Catskills.

It has a fully appointed kitchen with literally anything you might need. During the day, the house is flooded with lovely natural light. At night from the screened-in porch (during the summer), we watched the yard come alive with fireflies. Tranquil and magic, is the Full Moon Farm.

We delighted in the local summer farm stands: tomatoes, berries, peaches, pies and cheeses. Do this.

The owners are a pleasure to work with: gracious, fabulous, communicative, helpful and straightforward. We rented for a weekend family escape and we'd would love to come back. Thank you so much for helping us create a memorable family holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back any time!
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Full Moon Farm Fabulousness

  • 5 of 5

Came up here for a weekend with friends and had all these plans to kayak, hike, climb, etc but were so relaxed and comfortable, we barely left the property. Got caught up on reading, made meals in the superb kitchen, did some hot tubbing and sunned ourselves on the stone patio, which hosts a large and pretty garden. We managed to walk to the creek on Main Street and back for a swim which was memorable. Nothing like swimming in real water. The hosts were great to deal with. They got back to us fast with all our questions. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

Me and 7 other friends rented the house for my birthday weekend and couldn't be more happy with the find! Great location, beautiful home, comfortable, and quiet. We had a blast getting away from the city and checking out the local spots. Angela was really kind and so quick to respond to my emails. My friends and I loved it and I had the perfect birthday weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you LOLA! Come again any time. We loved hosting you and your squad.
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Relaxing New Years stay

  • 5 of 5

A quiet retreat from the city in a lively home. Set on a beautiful landscape. Spacious enough to have some privacy even when in a group. Absolutely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rainbow Golf Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
NY State Truway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Palmer House
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Ski Windham
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Myosotis
Car: necessary

Summer drive ins!


Rates & Availability

Medusa Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175

Availability not confirmed without deposit. Check in at 5. Check out at 10. No exceptions. We are happy to explain why:
It takes one full day to ready the property for the next guests. We can't clean the home unless it is empty. Someone else is having a vacation, too, so please remember that. We are committed to putting 110% into everyone's stay and thank you in advance you for your compliance!
**Minimum stay for all Holiday weekends is three nights**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Medusa Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2nd bed is a high quality full size aerobed.
  • Master: 1 queen size bed Guest rooms: 3 full size beds with an extra aerobed in loft
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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