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Country Home with Pond and Beautiful Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Fox Ridge, a four season vacation rental in Margaretville, NY. Located on top of the mountain with spectacular views overlooking the pond and the Catskill Forest Preserve on 9 very private acres. Only 2½ hours from New York City, Fox Ridge is an inviting escape for you, your family, and friends.

Come and enjoy our spacious, beautifully furnished contemporary home. Take in the sweeping views of the mountains and large swimming pond from the newly expanded deck or from inside the glass enclosed great room with soaring ceiling and stone fireplace. Enjoy the warmth of a roaring fire on a snowy winter night or on a cool summer evening. Come in the fall and take in the brilliant color display across the valley or rejuvenate in the spring with new life around you.

Eat in, cook on the grill or try one of the many excellent area restaurants. Spend an evening at home playing pool or watching a movie on one of the flat screen TVs. Relax in the hot tub under the stars or roast marshmallows on the fire pit. Swim or kayak in the pond, dive in from the dock or go hiking on one of the easily accessible trails. Finish up the day in our new outdoor shower.

Try your hand at flyfishing on a clean mountain stream or golf at one of the nearby courses. Belleayre Mountain offers excellent skiing for the entire family in the winter and outdoor concerts in the summer. All of these activities and more are within minutes of the house.

The 3 level house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The bedrooms are furnished with extra comfy beds and fine linens. There are two bedrooms with queen beds and one with twins, comfortably accommodating 6 people. In the lower level there is an extra large sectional sofa big enough to sleep 2 children. Come with your family and friends or enjoy a romantic getaway for 2.

Keywords: Contemporary, swim pond, 9 acres, private, incredible views

More Details

Michael Velthaus
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

Why Michael Velthaus chose Margaretville

We live in northern New Jersey and it only takes us 2 hours to get to the house. Margaretville offers a real 'downtown' with nice homes, many shops, and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

You can feel the tension melt away as you get closer to the house. The feeling of privacy and peace is amazing. As you pull down the long drive the view to the pond and mountains opens up and it's all yours. We have a black lab that seems to live in the pond as soon as we arrive at the property. You can do as little or as much as you like, activities abound. A fire at night in the fire pit with a full moon, a million stars, and the mountains silhouetted and reflected in the pond is incredible.


Margaretville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Bose IPod Dock, 1 Acre Swim Pond, 2 Kayaks, Fire Pit


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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Cicero, NY

Beautiful Weekend to Get Away

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our dog, and I had an amazing stay at Fox Ridge. The weather was great, the views were amazing, and the house was fantastic! We were able to relax and enjoy the quiet the entire weekend. Mike and Joanne remained in communication throughout and ensured that we would have the best possible time during our stay. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, thanks for a great review. You are always welcome. Best wishes, Mike.
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Relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 pups just had an amazing stay at this beautiful house. Everything has been taken care of and the house and property felt a world away (just what we needed). We loved swimming during the day and reading on the deck as well as exploring nearby trails and towns. At night, we relaxed by reading and playing pool. It's so nice to find a place that is dog friendly- our dogs probably had more fun than we did (if that's possible). Thanks again, Mike! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Christmas in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

My family (6 adults & 2 dogs) had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful home for the Christmas holiday. We could not have been more pleased with the location and amenities. The weather was warm so instead of skiing we played ball in the lawn, the pups swam in the pond, visited the Cooperstown Beverage Trail (Ommegang Brewery!) and Woodstock. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub or with a game of pool, as well as the peaceful house setting including the beautiful sunrises/sets. The house was tastefully decorated for Christmas, with a lighted tree and stocked wood fireplace which added to the ambiance. We found everything we needed in the well-stocked kitchen to make a traditional Christmas dinner. Homeowner, Mike, was an absolute joy to work with: accommodating, quick with response, helpful with trip/grocery planning, and all other questions I had prior to arriving. We are looking forward to another holiday in the Mountains and will not hesitate to stay at Fox Ridge upon our return!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Smithfield, RI

INCREDIBLY Beautiful Home and AREA!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

In all honesty, we have rented many homes on our vacation jaunts and there's usually something lacking, but not in this home’s case! The home was laid out perfectly and with the Hot Tub and Pool Table, it offered something for everyone to do. The pond is an incredible addition, unfortunately, because of the time of year we visited, it was too cold for swimming.

The home has the most incredible view, I realized how long it had been since I heard perfect silence! It was exactly what we both needed to decompress and relax! The Stars were incredible and on Thursday night we had a full moon! WOW talk about a view of the moon!!!!!

The area that it is located in, Margaretville, NY was very small so it was perfect with the goal of relaxation in mind. Plenty of Antique Shops and small stores with the local flare. It’s a mountainous area so there is some driving between the little towns, but, this gives you the opportunity to spot wildlife. Not only did we see deer on the side of the roads, but we were also able to see a Bald Eagle!

The owners of the property, Mike and Joanne, we super easy to work with and everything was taken care of for our arrival and it immediately gives you that “welcome” feeling.

If you are a skier, this is the perfect place! If you are a fisherman, this is the perfect place! If you just want to relax, this is the perfect place!

While we were there, we visited Cooperstown (Baseball HOF), Bethel Woods (home to the Woodstock experience). These 2 items are definite day trips, but well worth it!!!!!

We will CERTAINLY be returning....

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Beautiful home, amazing views, delightful weekend

  • 5 of 5

This place was fantastic. The views are phenomenal, the property is well kept but still feels like it's nestled in the wilderness, and the home itself is thoughtfully designed and cozy. Our group of 4 friends had a very comfortable, relaxing, and incredibly enjoyable weekend.

The owner was also very helpful, communicative, and thoughtful both before and after our stay.

Highly recommended to any family or group looking for a memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend staying at this beautiful home. My fiance, sibling & sis-in-law, and parents stayed at the house during my cousin's wedding weekend. Great location to and from the church in town and reception few miles away. The house is perfect - great deck, beautiful view, nice lake, pool table in the basement for the evening, comfy couch with lots of movie selections, great big dining table for a large family, comfy beds, and spacious enough for the 6 of us. Just the right amount of modern touches - love the blinds built into the sliding glass doors. We would love to come back another weekend to take advantage of all the outdoor adventures!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Albany, NY or Newburgh, NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Inn Between and Oakleys
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hanah Golf Resort
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Poughkeepsie, NY
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
I-87 (New York Thruway)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Inn Between
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Belleayre Mountain
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Belleayre Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security deposit $400
Cleaning $120
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 2.0%

Holiday Weekends (New Year's Day, MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) 3 night minimum, $450 nightly.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.