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Greta Earnest

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Secluded mountain retreat, contemporary home nestled in lovely Woodland Valley

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps more (plus optional guest house)

Contemporary-style one family home with large deck offers:

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Large living and dining area

• Spacious outdoor deck with BBQ and picnic table

• Spiral staircase to roomy master bedroom

• Additional sleeping arrangements available in a loft over the kitchen and 1 single pull out sofa

• Two full bathrooms

• Cozy wood and gas burning stoves

ADDITIONAL SMALL GUEST HOUSE AVAILABLE during summer months - two rooms (full foldout futon couch and full foldout sofabed), full bathroom (shower, no bathtub), kitchenette (sink, toaster, mini-frig, coffee/tea makers) - privacy from main house.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Greta Earnest (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 7 traveler reviews

Secluded mountain retreat, contemporary home nestled in lovely Woodland Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Time of our lives

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee and I rented Greta's house for the whole winter and couldn't have had a more magical time. The location/scenery is perfect, the house itself is beyond charming, and Greta is a dream host - responsive yet respectful at the same time. I miss not being there and hope to return as soon as I can, but at least in the meantime I have fond memories to last the rest of my life. Thank you Greta!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We visited for the weekend and overall it was a great experience. The house was big and clean and the homeowner had everything detailed for us for what we needed. Anybody that is looking for a place to a stay in the area I would highly recommend staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Relaxing Among Tall Trees and Shining Stars

  • 5 of 5

I live in NYC and love the opportunity to retreat to the country for a weekend. Greta's house offers me that opportunity. It's set on a hill among tall trees with gorgeous views and on a clear night, since I don't see them very often in NYC, I get to see the stars in their fill splendor. I love the clean, crisp air of the country, too. It's a wonderfully relaxing escape from my daily life in the big city.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Splendid Woodland Valley

  • 5 of 5

As I sit looking across the New York City skyline on this hot and humid May day, I imagine myself back in the serenity of Woodland Valley, the retreat haven of choice for our family for the last 5 years. The house is a short drive from Phoenicia. There are plenty of day trips from the cabin no matter the time of year, from hiking, river tubing to snow tubing and skiing. We like to take long drives through the small upstate towns just exploring. But that's only if you feel like leaving the cozy confines of the cabin and the open, light-filled, airy extension. Clean, well-maintained, and spacious, the house has several nooks to get away for quiet reading as well as places for communal gathering and conversation. Some of the highlights include the wood burning stove and if you have kids, the loft area over the kitchen! I love to hear my kids from the relaxing porch on the back deck, deep in conversation exploring the beautiful woods surrounding the house, their voices echoing off the mountainside. There are some places that just feel like home, and Woodland Valley is one of them.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Beautiful Gem

  • 5 of 5

This rental is a beautiful home. The home has a charming beautiful cottage on one side, with many handmade wood finishes and details. Then you enter a new addition to the home, with a wall of windows and a magnificent view of the woods. There is also a view of a pond in the distance. The home has lots of natural light and is surrounded mountain views from each window. You can feel this home is loved by the owners and renters alike. This is a great rental in an area immersed by immense natural beauty and an abundance of hiking. Wonderful dining is also nearby. I highly recommend this rental. The owner also is extremely helpful and has always been available for any questions about the home or area. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Fantastic Escape- nestled in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend! This house is ideal- filled with great windows /books /furniture +. We arrived at night and woke up surrounded by perfect fall foliage and greenery. This house has a great yard and porch (fenced in perfect for our whippet mix) and only a 3minute drive into town. Very comfortable, so reasonable $ and clean.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Phoenicia Diner
"The name may make you think otherwise but although located in a vintage diner it features ch..."
Sweet Sue's Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Located in downtown Phoenicia. People travel for miles around to have a Sweet Sues breakfast..."
Town Tinker Tube Rental
"Everyone's got to tube at least once..."
Sportsman's Alamo Cantina
"Located in downtown Phoenicia. Open late at night, pizza rivals NYC pizza, a classic stopove..."
Esopus Creek
Mama's Boy
"Located in downtown Phoenicia. Great coffee and an assortment of bagels, pastries, tex-mex, ..."
Peekamoose Restaurant
"If you want to treat yourself – fancy, atmospheric, good food. A little further west from Be..."
Tavern 214
"Very good food and drinks! With a nice mix of locals and weekenders"
Bread Alone Bakery
"Great place for morning pastry treats and after dinner desserts."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Stewart International Airport, Newburgh NY
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Alamo Cantina
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Staten Island and NYC Waterway Ferries
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Windham Country Club, Woodstock Country Club
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Amtrak, Rhinebeck NY
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Rt 28 - 2 miles, NYS Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Phoenicia - Sweet Sues, Brios, Alamo Cantina
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Belleayre Mountain and Hunter Mountain
Nearest Beach
130 Miles
Long Island and New Jersey Beaches

Hunter and Belleayre Mountains have announced there ski season is extended to at least April 12th 2015!

Located in the heart of the beautiful Catskill Mountains.

Nearby activities include: hiking (many trail heads are throughout the area), fishing and tubing in the Esopus, outdoor summer concerts at Belleayre and Hunter Mountains, four ski centers (Belleayre, Hunter, Windham and Plattekill). Within walking is a swimming/skating pond; fields; Esopus river and Muddy Brook stream, and state land for hiking, snow-shoeing, or cross country skiing.

The village of Woodstock is a twenty minute drive. The rustic village of Phoenicia is two miles away, available shopping and restaurants including Brio's wood-fired baked pizza, Mexican food at the Alamo, and breakfast or lunch at Sweet Sue's.

Take a short drive west on Rte 28 and visit the village of Margaretville or head east on 28 for and enjoy the Emerson Spa or the Zen Mountain Monastery.

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135

A cleaning fee of $135 is required, to be left in cash upon departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Catskills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3rd bathroom in guest house, water off in winter
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeping loft or pull out bed
  • For privacy, 4 is recommended. There is a queen bed in the master bed room, convertible couch that opens into double, convertible couch that opens into single, one double trundle bed, and one sleeping loft with double futon. For an additional charge there is a modest guest house with a convertible couch that opens into a double plus a futon couch that opens into a double. A total of 13 without much privacy - fun for good friends or family reunion!
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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