About the property
- House1900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 14 nights
3 bed rooms, 2 full baths. Finished basement/ play space for kids. Sleeps 6
Set on a quiet road this house is nestled in the trees. From the moment you rent this home, we will take very special care of you. We are avail 24/7 and our reviews speak to the concern we have for our guests. Featuring elegant decor, art & fine lines. the house is Located 2hrs from NYC and 3.5 miles from the Main Street of Woodstock NY. this house is is a perfect weekend getaway or long stay rental. Great music, the Midnight Ramble (3min drive) & ski area are easily reached by car or by Trailways Bus! The house can easily accommodate 6 adults.
On every level is a TV equipped with Net-flicks, Amazon and more.
Amazon ECHO- Ask Alexa to turn on Lights and give you the weather and news. Alexa is wired to a bluetooth Speaker and can play music on main lever, the screened in porch and Finished Basement
Finished Basement doubles as a Laundry, entertainment area and Kids Play space. Kids can Draw, paint and color on a long table. Adults and Teens can watch TV.
Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full bath. and Finished Basement. And off site Care-taker.
Daily or Weekly cleaning service Avail upon request.
About our House: Multi-level Decks features North, South and Eastern views. Views of Mt Overlook-Indian Head make this a truly special area. A short distance to swimming, hiking and all the shops.
Expansive widows, two decks and great screened in porch will allow you to enjoy the serenity of the nature surrounding the home! Hardwood floors, stainless appliances and granite kitchen fully stocked are easily enjoyed with an open layout. Set on a private parcel of 1.6 acres.
A loft doubles as an artist studio/ TV room Fully Furnished with: 1 King, 1 Queen and two Twin beds. All inclusive: AC/laundry/3 Flat screens
Finished Basement! With Play Space for the kids. Work Station, Computer with Printer and Alexa!
Three dinning areas can easily accommodate six. Fully stocked kitchen with plates, dishes, cups, rice cooker, cappuccino and coffee maker are avail for use. Our cupboards are fully stocked with olive oil, salt/pepper, tea, coffee, sugar and every utensil you can think of. Pots, pans and dishes are avail for use. Glasses, cups and table lines are also provided for use.
If the power goes out? We Now have a back-up generator that can keep you going for 5 days or longer. The generator is quiet and full automated.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian, Mandarin/Chinese/Japanese, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Giancarlo Polletti
I am a professional Musician who lives and works in New York City.
Giancarlo Polletti purchased this House in 2009
Why Giancarlo Polletti chose Saugerties
This is an amazing property with modern conveniences and romantic charm. It is set on a quiet street with lovely foliage. There are three hammocks, a large BBQ grill and modern amenities such as Key-less entry, security and the AMAZON ECHO. all the TV feature AMAZON prime Movies and Net Flicks.
What makes this House unique
Modern, well heated, clean and spacious.
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A unique experience.
This is a truly beautiful house owned by lovely cooperative people. The House is perched in layers of interior and exterior spaces upon a granite outcropping overlooking protected woods and wetlands.
The home is a visual delight and the sounds of the many woodland creatures at work intoxicating.
Reminds me of a quote...”we are refreshed as much by sounds as by sights in nature...”
We will be back.
Thank you. We take great pleasure in hosting and making sure our guests are happy!
When I first arrived, I had to turn on the water (interesting enough). I found a door in the basement leading to a dungeon like area and flipped a few switches. As I’m going back upstairs, I noticed dead bugs on the steps. I didn’t think much, as my next task that Giancarlo gave me was to manually set a fire in the wood pellet burner. The house was cold! Giancarlo told me that he had prior issues with the burner, yet to light it manually. About a half hour after lighting, smoke was pouring out and giving off a horrible smell! I immediately turned it off. I reached out to Giancarlo who told me to call him when I got back in from town. We returned late and it was obvious I was not relighting the burner! It was cold. Throughout the night, I kept hearing what sounded like a phone on vibrate. I figured it was my partner’s phone going off as part of a group chat by how often I heard the vibration. As the sun came up, I heard the noise. I opened my eyes, and the noise was an INSECT flying over my head! I screamed and my partner put a garbage can over it after it landed on the floor. I laid back in bed. I heard the same noise again and jumped back up. Another one attached to the wall. And another one crawling on the night stand. I walked down the steps and saw more dead bugs. And another one on the wall! It was becoming an episode of Candid Camera mixed with Fear Factor. Not only was the house freezing, the pellet burner was broken, and now an infestation of STINKBUGS??! I packed up and we left. I spoke to Giancarlo who stated that it’s common to have bugs all through the house since the place is in the woods. Then tells me that he would have sent someone to light the pellet burner (which I did already, but it’s broken) and that he would have sent the housekeeper for the bugs, but since I left, I wasn’t getting ANY refund. We needed an EXTERMINATOR not housekeeper, and I was not waiting in that house..and definitely NOT coming back another weekend (Although the house keeper could have come prior to arrival for the used razor and nubs of soap in the shower) Giancarlo refused to refund ANY part of my money for me being there less than 24 hours. This seemingly kind and pleasant “host” turned into the complete OPPOSITE of that when confronted about refunding money, which it’s not about. It’s about doing what’s right. I just hope he puts my money into an exterminator and a reliable house keeper!! PLEASE BEWARE!!
We do the very best to accommodate our guests in a clean, warm and elegant home. We are very proud to have 59 positive reviews that are between 4-5 star. Our home is new, clean and well maintained. As a property owner, we have worked hard to provide a high level of service to make all of our guests feel comfortable away from home.
Which makes it all the more puzzling that we read a review this negative.
In response- Our off-site care-taker and cleaning staff would have come to help this guest with their stay, but the guest chose to leave without calling us the next day over Easter Weekend at 7:00am. The guest did not follow the instructions for starting the pellet stove which is actually easier to use than a traditional fire place. We provide instructions next to the stove and in the guest book. The guest neglected in this review to write that we have independent heat in all bedrooms in addition to the fire place. As far as bugs- this is a house in the country and given its size, proximity to the trees and that we sit on national park land, you can expect nature to find its way. My children coming from NYC love nature and its determination.
Its clear from the off putting behavior and inexperience nature of this traveler coupled with a lack of communication, that this guest was simply using HomeAway/VRBO and this owner to get a free-night stay (We offered them another free weekend and to waive the cleaning fee but the guest refused).
Anyone reading this ramble of a review should be assured that its not consistent with the high level of service you can expect. We have refunded travelers in the past and I will do anything to make your weekend a warm and memorable one. The house is beautifully decorated, simply to use and straight forward. The decor is elegant, modern and the house is clean and efficient. I would encourage anyone looking to rent from us to take the time to read the other reviews and give us an opportunity to make your stay in Woodstock NY a great one.
Beautiful home in Woodstock
6 of us went to Woodstock a few weeks back and selected this lovely home to stay. The home is in the woods, very quiet and easily accessible. The rooms are quite large with additional space to sleep in the basement. They have everything you would need to stay in and enjoy this property. Woodstock and Saugerties are both a short drive away. We would def come back and stay here in the summer.
Great house and location
Fabulous house in a peaceful location. The house itself has everything in it you will need. The location is peacfuk, yet convenient to Woodstock and areas for hiking etc
Giancarlo was incredibly helpful and thoughtful, and an excellent host.
Would definitely recommend
Clean, cosy, convenient
Giancarlo's place is great and he is a pleasure to deal with - responsive and welcoming. The property is as it appears in the pictures, well stocked and very close to Woodstock (though a car is definitely required). We would have given the property a 5* review but were a little disappointed the 'Wood Burner' is actually a pellet stove which I'm sure wouldn't bother 99% of visitors, but to a fire obsessive like myself, wasn't quite the same thing. But this is a minor gripe on an otherwise great stay.
Great House in a Great Location
This house was perfect for a long weekend getaway with my friends. We had plenty of space and the owner, Giancarlo, was readily available if we needed anything or had any questions. The nights were getting a little cooler, and the pellet stove was easy to use and kept us warm all night. It was definitely a nice feature in the house! The location was perfect for us too - we loved being so close to Woodstock and it was an easy drive to Rhinebeck, NY too. I would definitely stay here again!
Thank you so much you were great guests and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Conveniently located 3.8 miles from downtown Woodstock, the house offers all the amenities you would find in a boutique hotel. With skiing about 20 min away, hiking trail 2 min walk,tennis and swimming five min away, we are offer a variety of activities within minutes.