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Sandy or John D'Amours

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, John speaks French, he's from Canada

large, cheerful, private, and conveniently located

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Catskills House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms up 2 sofa beds down. 2 full baths down, 1/2 bath up.

Located in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains. The back yard is private and fenced. A 24' above ground pool is off the back deck. (open in summer only) There's a large tent on one of the decks with two large round tables and stack chairs. A BBQ grill is available for the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons only. A fire pit is in the back yard.

We just purchased a new hot tub and enclosed it on the back deck, very private, holds up to six adults but probably more comfortable with four or five.

There are many activities to enjoy in the area, hiking, river tubing, snow tubing, golf, miniature golf, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, lakes, boating, theaters, festivals, skiing, and more.

The house is located six miles from Hunter, Tannersville, & Phoenicia, twenty miles to Windham or Woodstock.

The large game room holds a regulation size pool table, shuffleboard table, full sized bar, large TV, CD/DVD players, video library, music library, karaoke machine, board games, card table, drink glasses, pitchers two small refrigerators, wet bar.

The kitchen is fully furnished with stove, oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, dishes, pots & pans, blenders, dishwasher, silverware, utensils, bake ware, BBQ utensils, crock pot, electric can opener, glasses, cups, serving dishes.

The living has a gas fireplace, sofa bed, leather living room set and TV.

The florida room is downstairs and is furnished with a pull out sofa bed. There are three bedrooms upstairs, 2 have queen beds and one has two twins and one full, all equipped with small TV's, a dresser, closet, night stand and lamps.

You'll find a balcony off the master bedroom where one can view the beautiful mountains or the gorgeous spray of stars at night.

We're pet friendly, the back yard is fenced to keep your pet and children safe.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandy or John D'Amours (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, John speaks French, he's from Canada

About Sandy or John D'Amours

Hello, Let us begin with telling you a little bit about ourselves. John is Canadian, a naturalized citizen of the U.S., I was born and raised in MA. We ended up in NY when John took a logging job in Hunter. He started logging in Canada at 15 and has impressed many with his ability to land a tree within inches of it's mark. I'm retired from the Postal Service and was Postmaster of our small town Post Office for many years. John is also retired and became quite the carpenter after putting his logging days behind him. We now live between NY & MA.

Sandy or John D'Amours purchased this house in 1977

Why Sandy or John D'Amours chose Catskills

We bought this house because of it's location and the beautiful mountains. It's close to Hunter, Tannersville, Phoenicia, Woodstock, so many activities close by but still country. We made friends, joined several clubs, had, and went, to many great parties. There's always something going on in the area.

What makes this house unique

Our home was small when we purchased it but once John took up carpentry it grew and grew. We love parties, so John built a large addition, cathedral ceiling, large windows, pool table, full bar, shuffleboard, such a fun room. Then he added a large living room, gas fireplace, sliding doors leading to the swimming pool, more windows, a lovely, relaxing room. Of course we needed another bedroom upstairs and he added a balcony off that. There's a cozy florida room off the living room. Decks around 3/4 of the house, two decks out back, a fenced yard, privacy, we love it. Instead of selling after retirement we decided to try a new venture with our home, vacation rental.


based on 20 traveler reviews

large, cheerful, private, and conveniently located
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Great, fun house!

  • 5 of 5

This place was great! Lots of space and fun games in the house to make a great weekend. We loved the bar and hot tub especially! The fenced in backyard was nice for our dog! Would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Amazing weekend and memories!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend! Our greatest appreciation to John and Sandy for their hospitality, responsiveness, and care. They opened their beautiful home to me and my friends for a beautiful winter weekend. The house is in great condition, has numerous amenities and space for socializing, and is central to ski resorts and town shops. We especially utilized the game room for socializing and listening to music. I highly recommend a stay! Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Owner's Response: We love entertaining and work at making our house entertaining for our guests. We want to have something for everyone, a place to play, a place to relax, lots of cooking space. It's all about our guests. John & Sandy
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  • 5 of 5

Sandy and John are very nice person who prepare everything ready at the house , just be fun with friends there. It's a really warm Christmas Holiday in The Hunter Mountain.


  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Owner's Response: We work to make our house warm and welcoming. We're country comfort and close to the action. Many of our guests enjoy staying around the house, we like that. John & Sandy
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Great Weekend

  • 4 of 5

I and 11 other friends and family members stayed at John and Sandra house this past weekend and we had a great time. House was clean, huge and had everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing weekend upstate. I did all the planning, but the other guests were very impressed with the selection of the house. Thanks again to John and Sandy, they were great.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful trip. Sandy was incredible from start to finish. She was very kind and patient when answering all my questions. She had quick responses and was always available when needed. The house was amazing. So much space, activities and extremely clean. Pool table, shuffle board and hot tub! What more do you need?? Notes were all over the house to help us with anything. It was only 10 minutes away from hunter so that was great. My friends and I had an amazing time and can't stop talking about! I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a nice fun filled weekend trip! Thank you for the 100th time Sandy!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Excellent - This house has everything you need!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this house for a 4 day ski trip with my wife and 4 other couples. The house is conveniently located about 10 minutes from hunter mountain. It is about 10 minutes from the town of Phoenicia which has a couple of good restaurants to eat at. The house itself was great. It is very spacious and very clean (made the wives happy). It fit all of us without a problem. It has plenty of kitchen supplies and linens. You really only need to bring food and drinks. They even provide a jar of freshly ground coffee!! The house has a bar, pool table, pellet stove, large flat screen tv, wifi and a hot tub.... all functioning fine. It was perfect for spending a weekend with friends, we only left the house to ski, we spent the evenings in the house. You can tell that Sandy and John spend a lot of time making it guest friendly. There are lots of notes scattered around the house with how to work things and where to find things. I would definitely go back to this house!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Albany Air Port
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Spinning Room Bar & Lounge
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Colonial Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 23 and Route 28, same distance
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Miles
Chateau Belleview
Nearest Ski
6.5 Miles
Hunter Mountain Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
North & South Lake and Dolan's Lake
Car: necessary

Lovely contemporary with beautiful surroundings, conveniently located 6 miles from miniature golf, horseback riding, Hunter Mountain Ski Slope, theaters, tubing the Esopus, and 7 miles from a golf course. We're approximately 19 miles from Windham Mountain and the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. Woodstock is a twenty five minute drive to art centers, quaint shops, restaurants for casual and fine dining are located throughout the area. Hiking trails are a short distance in any direction.

Other Activities: Theaters, art centers, train rides

Golf: There's a miniature golf course on the same road our home is located on. A couple of miles further is a golf course, and a few miles from that one is a golf club.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $300

We require photo ID from the person signing the lease, names & ages of guests under twenty-one, not accompanied by a parent or guardian. The person signing the lease must be at least twenty-one and agrees to take responsibility for guests under twenty-one.. Vehicle information is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Catskills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , and sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two bathrooms downstairs, one with tub and shower and one with shower. One half bath upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Sofa bed - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One sofa bed in the living room and one in the florida room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Three bedrooms are located on the second floor.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
In the event of a power outage, we recently had the house wired so our 8500 gas generator only needs to be turned on to provide heat, lighting, TV, and keep the refrigerator going. The driveway is right off the main road so there's easy access for getting in and out. We provide pellets for the stove in the game room and wood for the fire pit.

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