|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
“Classically American” in its design, this family home in Woodstock is very flexible. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms---it sleeps six to seven adults. There is also a newly furnished one-bedroom apartment that can accommodate 4 more adults for a reasonable extra charge. So, a total of 11 adults can be comfortably accomodated. Large family gatherings are very popular here.
Visitors have the option of renting just the house, or the house + the apartment. Please know, though, that regardless of your choice, you will have perfect privacy. We will NOT rent the apartment to anyone else while visitors are in the main house.
If you're here during the summer, you can avail yourself of the brand new, beautiful, natural pool/pond that is swimmable. The pond is freshwater, no salt or chemicals, and it is filtered naturally by aquatic plants, and it is lined! No muck to walk through.
If you're here during the winter, you can enjoy the cozy woodstove in the dining room, safe and snug as you drink your morning coffee looking out into the woods to spot wildlife, and to watch the snow fall on the pond. The backyard is big, a perfect place for building your best snowman ever!
The name of our property—Shanti Neer—means place of peace. It is a serene and spacious 2+ acre property. It is an ideal setting for family and friends to gather. The back yard is a great place for fun and games, and the Weber grill, screened dining-deck, and picnic tables are all ready for outdoor eating and relaxing.
All hardwood floors downstairs and new bamboo floors upstairs. In the main house, bedrooms are all upstairs and include two queen bedrooms and a bedroom with two twin beds, each with special new non-allergenic, soy foam mattresses. The fourth bedroom has a new, full-size, sofa-bed plus a desk for anyone with work to do or a book to write! Master bedroom and bathroom are en-suite, and there is a second full bathroom upstairs in the hall. A third full bathroom is on the first floor.
The colorful country kitchen has everything you need to make the best cup of coffee or cook up a storm, and it is laid out so that more than one cook can enjoy it at the same time! New appliances include a gas range top, double electric ovens, microwave, etc. The 28-ft open-plan kitchen/dining room is bright and airy and includes a table that seats 6 - 10. All ready for family breakfasts, a down-home meal, a sophisticated dinner party or a special celebration!
It’s an easy few steps round the brick wall divider into to the welcoming living room, where everyone can comfortably sink into sofas to chill-out, talk, read, snooze or savor!
And a few steps from there, an inviting East-meets-West TV room/den boasts a stunning oriental carpet, embroidered pillows and hand-woven throws strewn over the love-seat and sofa. A new Samsung 46” TV is tucked away into a handsome Chinese cinnabar-red lacquer cabinet. Books and games are stashed on shelves for you to enjoy and peruse.
As stated above, the apartment can be rented with the house, or not, as your need for space requires. RATES QUOTED HERE ARE FOR THE MAIN HOUSE ONLY. If you are interested in the apartment also, please contact us. If you would like to see photos of the apartment, put ID #4049093 into the search box on the HomeAway home page.
All on the first floor, the apartment is a newly furnishd one-bedroom with a new queen-size matttress. In the living room we have also provided a top-quality, comfortable pull-out couch that is queen-size also. There is a full bath, and a comfortable, well-equipped eat-in kitchen with dining space for at least 4.
The property is amazingly flexible. Plenty of space in the common areas, and plenty of space for privacy as well.
The following ammenities are provided for you whether you rent the main house, the apartment, or both:
Double electric wall ovens
Electric tea kettle
Weber outdoor gas grill
46” flat screen TV
Washer and Dryer
Iron (and ironing board)
We also supply:
Salt & pepper
Housekeeping is an option. Just contact us to arrange for it.
We require that the signatory guest be at least 28 years old.
SETTING: Nestled in the woods on the edge of Woodstock, you are less than 10 minutes from the center of the town of Woodstock. But you are also just about twelve minutes away from Saugerties for great antiquing and HITS! And if you have Mall withdrawal, a fifteen-minute drive will take you to Kingston for suburban shopping, or a quaint visit to the Stockade Area where the original capital of New York State was actually placed!
THINGS TO DO: Woodstock, the original Colony of the Arts, is on the threshold of the 700,000-acre Catskill State Park, where a farming community settled by the Dutch in the 17th century found a way to accommodate all those crazy artists that arrived in the early 20th century. The beauty of the Catskill Mountains inspired the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, became the summer home of the New York Art Students League, and gave rise to the Maverick Concert Hall. There is more to do here than you can imagine!
There are great restaurants and cafes boasting international cuisine as well as American, boutiques, antique stores, health-food stores, an art store, a movie house, two book stores, an exceptional shoe store, and the best hardware store in the world. And, of course, you can visit Byrdcliffe and The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, or you can hear great chamber music in the woods at Maverick.
Nearby you will find golf, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, tennis, river walks and even river dips, bike rentals, sledding and snow-shoeing. Check out galleries, the week-end flea market, mid-week farmer's market. And as you'd expect in Woodstock -- there’s a wide selection of yoga, massage, Pilates, Reiki, and Qigong, not to mention spa services. If esoterica is what you are after, psychic, tarot and astrological readings are of course always on offer! For fun, join the Sunday afternoon open drumming sessions on 'the village green' right in the center of town. You'll also find places of worship of many denominations: Catholic; Jewish; Christian; Hindu; Buddhist—Zen and Tibetan, plus several different spiritual retreat centers.
We invite you to come see for yourself and greatly look forward to welcoming you!
**For your own peace of mind, please purchase Trip Insurance.**
We had a wonderful weekend at Shanti-neer and would definitely recommend it to others. The house was the perfect size for three couples and three small children. It was a very clean and comfortable place to stay. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed using the grill. It was also a great location for exploring the area.
The property, including the pond, was gorgeous. The kids loved looking for frogs and tadpoles.
Robyn was extremely helpful and responsive.
Our stay at Shanti-Neer was great! The house had everything we could need; nice bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. Robyn was very accommodating and helpful. The pond was wonderful. I would be happy to stay again in the future!
This was a great place for a family vacation for six adults, a toddler, and a baby. The house was comfortable and well-stocked, and the pond was amazing! Robyn was very helpful and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend!
This is a great location with a balance of being secluded and woodsy, but also convenient to lots of stuff to do. We went up with 6 adults and 4 kids and there was plenty of space for everyone. The house itself is clean, cosy, and overall a great place for kids. The kitchen is well equipped, and there's also a grill, so it's especially good for people who like to cook. The natural pool/pond was AMAZING. Robyn, the Property Manager, was extremely helpful and responsive. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend this home!
Lovely, well maintained house and property. The pond is really cool...stone steps lead down, and it's deep enough to legitimately swim in. The siting is perfect. And it's close enough to Woodstock and to 28 that getting provisions is easy. Six of us came, and all of us would come back.
I have rented several houses with HomeAway, and this is by far the best. The pond/pool was absolutely amazing -- it was not only refreshing and wonderful to look at, but was educational as well (the 2-year-old who was with our group was absolutely fascinated with the tadpoles and the frogs!)
The house itself was perfectly sized and had plenty of privacy for three couples; the kitchen and grill were beautifully equipped and the house itself was wonderfully comfortable and "homey" feeling.
The location was also great -- it was a quick drive into Woodstock and not too far off of the Throughway. All in all I highly recommend this property and would be happy to visit again!
Located in the Hudson Valley, our house is 100 miles north of Manhattan via the NY Thruway. Amtrak trains to Rhinecliff across the river are easy access from NYC. Trailways buses from the City stop in the center of the village. You’ll find we are both away from it all, and in the center of a lot! Lots of to see, lots of outdoor sport and action, music, arts and culture.
'Woodstock' -- legendary symbol of the Sixties, headlined Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Grateful Dead and it's still known for great live music -- chamber to classical to folk to jazz to classic rock to world music. While you're here, check out Radio Woodstock WDST 100.1fm -- it's good!
Always lots to do! Boutique & antique shopping; wine & distillery tours; scenic train-rides; fruit-picking & farm stores; farm-animal sanctuaries; outdoor Shakespeare theater; fiddle & dance camps; educational environmental camps; river tubing and kayaking; psychic & tarot readings! Film Festival in the Fall, Writers Workshops in Spring. In winter -- ski, snowboard, moguls, cross-country, nursery, downhill and racing, 25 minutes away. For art lovers, let the inspiration for the Hudson River School painters be yours too! Set up an easel outdoors or sign in to Woodstock Art School and visit many excellent museums and galleries. The Zen Mountain Monastery is not far, and ‘KTD’ the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery up the hill from the center of Woodstock. Both are open to visitors and have monastery stores.
The neighboring village of Saugerties -- 8 miles away -- is 'home to the richest weekend in show jumping'. May to September top US horse shows take place here, courtesy of HITS (Horse Shows in the Sun). Having access to spectacular international show-jumping and dressage competitions right on our doorstep is a must for horse-lovers. Children under 12 are free, as is parking.
History buff? This region helped shape this country! In 1609 Henry Hudson sailed this way instead of the Northwest Passage. Close by Kingston, New York’s old capital, was burned by the British in 1777! And down river Fortress West Point began in 1778.
Over the Kingston/Rhinecliff Bridge takes you to historic Rhinebeck’s fairs -- antiques, crafts, food & wine, sheep & wool, old cars, and the jam-packed County Show. Bard College's Frank Gehry Fisher Center is home to the American Philharmonic. Rt 9 takes you south to Hyde Park, FDR Museum, Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill, the Vanderbilt Mansion and the CIA --Culinary Institute of America so stop by for a quick cafe break, or book a table at one of their classy restaurants. If contemporary art and sculpture is your thing, don't miss DIA Beacon and Storm King.
There’s so much more not listed here, but one last thought. When on your travels, keep an eye out for the awesome Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. She's “America’s Environmental Flagship” -- as conceived by the one and only Pete Seeger -- and if you're lucky you may spot her under full sail gracing the spirit of the river and this very special corner of the world. We look forward to seeing you here!
|Refundable damage deposit||$425|
RATES ARE LIABLE TO CHANGE. Rules for house are included in rental agreement.