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Cozy, quiet, stream-side 1850s farmhouse with meadow, garden and mountain views

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7 (in beds)

Near H.I.T.S., Woodstock, skiing. Many original details including wide plank oaks floors in a sun-filled country kitchen. Guests can sit on the porch and overlook the property's meadow and gardens while the kids catch frogs and fireflys. The property sits on a quiet country road and has an open grassy area for play as well as meadow, marsh and wooded terrain. Huge catalpa trees provide nature's perfect jungle gym and also a branch for a tree swing. Kids can invent games in the playhouse.

The FARMHOUSE: After looking at over 75 properties we fell in love with this farmhouse and after many obstacles were able to call it our home. Fixing it up has been our labor of love for over 20 years. So many of the original details remain and we have furnished it with a mix of primitives and contemporary pieces. We are a family of artists and have decorated the house with our artwork and our favorite flea market finds. The kitchen is bright with original wide pine floors and well equipped with the cookware you might need to make a big pot of soup with the garden's harvest. There are four bedrooms upstairs (with a pack and play available) as well one of the two bathrooms.

The GROUNDS: We hardly ever leave our property once we settle in. There is always something blooming in the yard or garden. Our daughter loves to play restaurant in the playhouse my husband built, or swing on the tree swing out by the barn. Playing in the stream-catching frogs and fireflies are favorite activities. There is open space to play as well as a wooded area, meadow and gardens--all easily seen from the porch where you can relax with your coffee or favorite cocktail.

Throw some seed on the feeder and wait for the neighborhood birds to gather--including a few variety of woodpeckers and finches. Be sure to keep on eye out for the turkeys passing through the yard!

Winter usually brings snow enough to sled on a tiny hill next to the house. Making a bonfire and watching sparks fly up into the clear, crisp, star-filled sky has been a New Years tradition for our extended family for many years.

The AREA: It's the Catskills! It's Woodstock! You probably know all about the area. Even still there are always new places to discover--the falls- the quaint park on the Hudson-the swimming hole with the rope swing. The area boasts 4-star restaurants, and fabulous theater as well as folk, rock and chamber music. You can launch your kayaks and paddle out to the Saugerties lighthouse for a swim and picnic or spend the day watching equestrian competitions at H.I.T.S. Woodstock has a rich musical history --Big Pink is a stones throw away-- and though Levon Helm of the Band recently passed away his daughter still hosts the MIdnight Ramble. Check out the Woodstock Film Festival, one of many festivals in the area. Everything you might want to do is close by, yet you dont need to leave the peaceful stream-side property to feel renewed.

Saugerties was also named one of the 'COOLEST' small towns in America

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Mari Renwick
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazingly wonderful time at the upstate house. We all agreed that it was a total score + so perfect for a relaxing weeking upstate. I hope to be able to make use of it again. I brought along my 2 yr old daughter, + she just loved the outdoor play house!
Nov 2012
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Saugerties Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , claw foot tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom master - 1 king , floor room for sleeping bag
    Bedroom guest front - 1 queen
    Bedroom guest back - 1 double , pack-n-play in here
    Bedroom twin - 1 twin/ single
  • Makeshift beds can be made on the floor for the young kids-- 8 adults max but we often have more when the little ones are here. Sometimes exceptions are made to the 8 person max. but here may be an additional charge of $10 per extra adult per extra night.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
-Only obstacle to elderly/infirm is the fact that there are steps to the house and steps to bedrooms. The porches are great places for elderly to sit and watch the fun. -smoking outside only -a fire pit out by the garden for campfires and scary stories -playhouse for kids and lots of toys -kiddie pool and sprinkler -vegetable garden --yours to pick we have a big cast iron sink--but no dishwasher NOTE- we often allow pets and have a cat that travels with us on occasion--something to consider if you have allergies Note also--as everyone seems to have cell phones we have discontinued our phone service.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Cozy, quiet, stream-side 1850s farmhouse with meadow, garden and mountain views
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 26 reviews

We had a lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the farmhouse. The house has so much character and charm and we loved it. Every corner is tastefully decorated with something pretty and something unique that they made or collected over time, and they are not store bought stuff. They have created a warm and relaxing and very special space for themselves and the guests. We appreciated all the details.

Also Mari was a wonderful host. She was very responsive whenever I asked her questions, before, during and after the stay. She is very thoughtful and such a pleasant person to communicate with.

We were 6 adults and 2 small children and everyone had a great time. We would love to go back again. Thank you for the lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Yuko, you made my day! Since guests are not obligated to write a review I am always touched when folks make the effort to do so, and especially pleased when I hear that everyone enjoyed the house and property. (and of course I so appreciate your nice comments about me---shucks!) I am happy that you liked the quirky accessories scattered throughout the house. We are always picking up little things gathered from local antique shops and junk stores. I hope you will come up again, perhaps try another season. thank you again, Mari
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Magical house and wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible cozy house filled with character, and wonderful little details. You can tell how much love and effort went into this place. It was a perfect getaway for the weekend, and I can't wait to go back. Mari was a great host, excellent communicator, and just all around fun to chat with and coordinate the trip with. I could't recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The home and property were amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. There's so much personality. We made fires inside the fireplace and outside. We cooked at home, made smores, and played games at home after spending the day exploring nearby towns and hiking.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the farmhouse and its environs! It sounds like you did all the things we love to do. AND you played games! perfect family-fun! Thank you for your nice comments. I hope you can come again soon. --Mari
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Peaceful healing retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent our thanksgiving here in this wonderfully warm and inviting farmhouse- peaceful and cozy- long walks in the woods-fireplace- a very very special holiday retreat- Mari the owner was so easy to deal with and so kind-we can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful new York upstate peace of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this house. The grounds were beautiful as well as the house being very cozy and comfortable and everything you would expect of an 1850's farmhouse. It accommodated six of us extremely well, enough room to move around , eat, sleep etc. The owner left a lot of miscellaneous and sundry items in the cabinets and fridge making eating very easy. The colors are just starting to change, so whoever goes in the next couple of weeks will luck out. Loved hanging out in the hammock, lovely!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. We were fortunate to be able to get upstate ourselves and enjoy the foliage you mentioned. The area, with those vibrant colors and wonderful slanted autumn light amazes me anew each year. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in the Catskills! please come again! m
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I love this place, a little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This home is one of a kind. One of the most relaxing places you can stay. So quite and serene, I love it, can't wait to go back again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany/ Newburgh
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
West Saugerties
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-87 NYState Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Saugerties -Esopus River
Car: necessary

Our 1850's farmhouse sits on a quiet country road where 2 small streams connect. The porch overlooks the yard with lilacs, forsythia and peonies. A short walk across the stream brings you to the vegetable garden with tomatoes and herbs ready to be picked. Out by the barn a tree swing and hammock with a mountain view beckon. Though the house is in a remote location we are just minutes to the center of famed Woodstock--known for its 'hippie' vibe, music and art scene--join the weekly drum circle. In the other direction is downtown Saugerties where you will find an historic river town-its many antique shops a testament to it's rich history. The beauty of this area is well documented by the Hudson River School painters--Kaaterskill Falls and Thomas Cole's house Olana are nearby. Fishing and tubing in the Esopus, hiking and skiing, boating and swimming at sandy riveredge beaches or local swimming holes as well as golf, and tennis are all close by. Garlic festival-horse shows--here!

Other Activities: art classes


Rates & Availability

Saugerties Farmhouse Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $90

Weekends are typically from Fri. eve through Sun. eve. A week usually includes one weekend. Arrival and departure dates are often flexible and costs vary according to the specifics of the reservation though the rates listed here are a good guideline. All rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. More info about the house and area will be sent once payment is received. Long holiday weekends like Memorial Day and Easter require a 3 day rental. Many things are flexible so please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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