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Michael Ross

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Art/design conscious, mountain top retreat with breath-taking views!

26 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Margaretville House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6

Every effort has been made to create an environment in which to relax and enjoy the surrounding 15 acres of nature and peacefulness. The house has three bedrooms and two full baths. An open floor plan between the kitchen, dining room and living room make entertaining easy and enjoyable. A TV room upstairs allows for the separation of conversation and entertaining downstairs. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook any gourmet feast.The wrap around deck features spectacular views in every direction, a new Weber gas grill, and an outdoor table are there for an incredible candle-lit evening to dine alfresco.

The upstairs bathroom includes an extra large, beautifully stone-tiled shower, with premium fixtures and an overhead skylight for a truly luxurious experience. The downstairs bathroom has a deep claw-foot tub for a nice long soothing soak. Full size beds come with European down feather beds for extra comfort to ensure a good night's rest. Queen is a Posturpedic pillow top.

The 15 acre property includes natural meadows and woods with extra wide walking paths that meander throughout the property allowing for a leisurely evening stroll or a great place for kids to play hide-n-seek or chase for hours on end. In addition, there is a regulation size croquet field great for any outdoors games, including a natural stone patio and plenty of Adirondack chairs for lounging and relaxing. The grounds have been professionally landscaped and are maintained to provide a natural habitat for native plants and wildlife. The setting is very private, extremely quiet and located on a dead-end road. The few neighboring houses can not to be seen.

High-speed Wireless Internet, TV with streaming cable and DVD player. iPod cable attached to stereo.

Belleyare Ski Center is 15 minutes away. On par with Wyndam, Hunter and Vermont, without the lines!

Plattekilll Ski Center is 10 minutes away. Homey, yet challenging slopes, nice vintage feel with a Weber BBQ going.

Local attractions with a few miles:

Roxbury is the birthplace and the home of naturalist John Burroughs.and Jay Gould, the Railroad financier. Architecture fans will love seeing the array of beautiful homes of the late 19th century.

Woodchuck Lodge is a registered National Historic Landmark. From 1910 to 1921, it was the summer home of John Burroughs, America’s most prominent and adored naturalist-essayist. 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, NY 12474. http://woodchucklodge.org/

Horseback Trail Riding and Lessons: Stone Tavern Farm. (607) 326-3600 for rates and directions.

Delaware and Ulster Railroad: Hop aboard this Scenic Train Ride and unwind during a leisurely-paced excursion through the legendary Catskill Mountains, offering some of the country’s most magnificent scenery. Trains embark on a round-trip between Arkville and Roxbury. http://durr.org/

Cassie’s Cafe. (607) 326-7020. Open for breakfast and lunch only. Closed Wednesday. Cassie specializes in very good homemade food with a health-conscious eye.

Halcottsville:

Kayaking and Canoeing on Lake Wawaka. Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm. Call (607) 326-4266 for rates and hours.

Quarltere’s Garden Center, Route 30, about a mile north of the Round Barn. A good selection of ornamental and vegetable plants.

Pakatakan Farmer’s Market: Otherwise known as The Round Barn Farmer’s Market, mid-May to mid-October. Opens at 9am, go early for the best selection of great organic produce, Bread Alone breads, organic meats and cheeses, etc., plus many handmade crafts.

HANAH Mountain Resort & Country Club: Golf Digest gave the Hanah golf course a three and half star rating and nicknamed it “The Terminator” due to the many water hazards and is ranked among the top 17 of over 700 golf courses in the Northeast. The clubhouse has a 200-seat fine dining restaurant overlooking the course with views of the mountains.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michael Ross (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Michael Ross

My partner and I purchased this house in 1997 as a weekend escape from Manhattan. We have worked hard on it over the years to create a home, a place where we could go to unwind and relax. Due to work we left New York and currently reside in Atlanta. Since it is difficult for us to get to the Catskills we have decided to rent our home for the first time. This is not a typical party house rental, it is and continues to be home for us. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we have, and still do. There is a caretaker for the house nearby who looks over the premises and is nearby to handle any needs that may arise.

Why Michael Ross chose Catskills

The 15 acre property includes natural meadows and woods with extra wide walking paths that meander throughout the property allowing for a leisurely evening stroll or a great place for kids to play hide-n-seek or chase for hours on end. In addition, there is a regulation size croquet field great for any outdoors games, including a natural stone patio and plenty of Adirondack chairs for lounging and relaxing. The grounds have been professionally landscaped and are maintained to provide a natural habitat for native plants and wildlife. The setting is very private, extremely quiet and located on a dead-end road. The few neighboring houses can not to be seen.

Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

Art/design conscious, mountain top retreat with breath-taking views!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
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Clean, comfortable, spacious home with fantastic mountain views!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing trip! The house was very comfortable and well kept with all modern conveniences. The views were absolutely breath- taking!

Our four year old had a fantastic time running around the perfectly landscaped trails surrounding the property. As homeowners ourselves, we were quite impressed with the obvious care put into the home.

An all-around great trip. We would definitely like to stay again.

Thank you Michael!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views and meticulously kept!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home! I was looking for a secluded mountain getaway with views of the fall foliage and this house had it all. It is impeccably maintained and stocked with everything you could need for a vacation (kitchen supplies, board games, extra blankets, firewood. The amenities are high-end (which can be tough to find on this site) and very very clean. The house is perfectly designed with beautiful art and textiles. Michael was a wonderful host. He always responded quickly and he even had fresh flowers out in the rooms for our arrival when he learned it was for a special occasion.

However the best part about the experience was the grounds. The views from the home are stunning and the pictures truly do not do it justice. I could not have been more pleased and cannot wait to return. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Becky

  • 5 of 5

We are laid back people...while being picky about a few certain things. This rental met our expectations on these items. One of our needed items is nature/views. We are into the mountains and have traveled to Colorado, the Tetons, Glacier, the Smokies and Blue Ridge Mtns. This view from this cabin was really beautiful...what made this property especially nice is the amount of walk-able trails that are a part of the property. Another item we must have is cleanliness...and yes it was very clean. Another must have is comfort...we found it to be quite comfortable indeed. The minute you walk in the door - it speaks "welcome" and "enjoy"! Some bonus items...privacy and the artistic elements which were a part of the house and grounds...thank you Michael!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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just wonderful the house was perfect comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had the best stay We did not want to leave I hiked daily even when it was wet so peaceful and a great gathering place for our children ! We want to come back again and plan to! Loved the quiet and the mountains!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Fantastic Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful house. Our daughter's wedding was in Roxbury on August 1st. The Art/design house was our home base and welcomed retreat after all of the festivities. The views are breathtaking from the deck. The house is well cared for and very well-maintained. We loved the

attention to detail not only evident in the house, but on the property as well. Mr. Ross is a very attentive host.

I think the best think we can say about our stay is that it felt like home. It was that comfortable.

We hope to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. House was wonderful inside and out. Wrap around decks to enjoy the scenery and inside very clean with lots of space. The kitchen was great for cooking in. The trails around the property made it easy to explore. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Car: necessary

Located 2-1/2 hours from the George Washington Bridge, the house sits on top of a mountain ridge with 15+ mile views within the Watershed Area of New York City. Close by is the Catskill State Park with endless trails for great hiking. The peacefulness and quiet along with the abundant nature and wildlife are the main attractions and beauty of the area. Relax, hike, golf, shop for antiques, or try fly fishing for fresh trout in one of the spring fed mountain streams. There are several quaint small towns nearby to explore, shop and have lunch. A must-see is Opus 40, one man's incredible life earth-work sculpture.

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Rates & Availability

Margaretville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Aug 10 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,950
$4,500
 
 
Winter
Oct 2 2016 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,275
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Hosekeeping/refuse removal $125
Tax Rate 8.0%

Refundable Deposit is to ensure the house is left in the same state it is found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Margaretville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The upstairs bath has an extra wide stone tiled shower with an overhead skylight. The rain water shower head provides for a truly luxurious experience. The downstairs bath has a shower and a deep claw foot tub, great for soaking. An on demand water heater for the entire house ensures enough hot water for everyone.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The new Queen bed is a pillow-top Posturpedic. The full beds come with with a European feather bed top for extra comfort. These can be removed for those with feather allergies. The beds are premium mattresses and are very comfortable. The sofa in the living room has a contained Queen sleeper.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
High-speed wireless internet. Also included is a iPod hookup to the stereo in the main living area. Dog friendly.

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