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Unique Getaway Property near Barryville, NY

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

Just a 2 hr drive from Manhattan, this charming 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom rustic cottage nestled on 2.5 wooded acres in Sullivan County near Barryville, NY retains all the character of it’s 1940’s origins while still satisfying urban-weekender expectations with a clean & artful recent interior renovation.

Set at the lush-fern edge of the waterway that leads to a pristine, trout-stocked lake, you'll be soothed by the gentle waterfall rush flowing under the covered bridge in view from our back deck. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, skiing & tennis playing – yes, work on that back-hand in a mixed doubles match [deer vs people] or just catch some rays as an observer on the private regulation size court.

The property also features a 2 car garage, hi-speed DSL, phone, 46” flatscreen TV set up for streaming only, large open living area with wood stove, open eat-in kitchen, rec room with pool table & outdoor patio facing the water with gas grille & fire pit for roasting marshmallows. Other accessible amenities include 1 rowboat, 1 canoe, 2 kayaks & a fishing rod.

Nearby activities & points of interest abound, including the Delaware River with rafting & canoeing [10 min drive], NJ High Point National Park, Bethel Woods Arts Center, Kadampa Meditation Center, Malibu Dude Ranch with horseback riding/rodeos, Buck Brook Alpaca Farm & an endless list of quaint towns with unique, boutique main streets offering area goods, crafts, organic foods, art galleries & a diverse array of restaurant cuisine, both fine-dining & casual.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

Why Ann chose Glen Spey

This property is located as part of the historical 3,000 acres known as Brookwood Farms upon which Brookwood Manor --a distinctive Tudor-style mansion-- was built along with it's architectural companion boat house --the only original structure remaining today of a by gone era. Some of the history of this unique area, once the playground of the ultra New York City rich at the turn of the 20th Century, can be enjoyed here:

What makes this house unique

Lovely back deck with BBQ overlooking an historic property, lakeside access with kayaks and fishing plus a tennis court all 10 minutes from the Delaware River for more river rafting fun.


Glen Spey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom on each level newly renovated. Lower bath has built in shower only. Upper bath has both tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 identical bedrooms on ground floor: 12'-0' square with queen size beds, ample closet space & 4 windows each. 1 master bedroom on 2nd level with 2 twin beds pushed together or separate.
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Unique Getaway Property near Barryville, NY
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Wonderfully quiet home with serene surroundings! This home has it all. We enjoyed the peaceful long walks on secluded country road, boating, fishing, shopping at quaint antique markets or just lounging by the outdoor firepit. Our stay here was the perfect vacation to relax in nature but still with the comforts of home. The property and home are very clean and had supplies on hand for all our needs. Ann was more than helpful and we appreciated her taking the time to send me information on the history of the area. We would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Autumn Visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun weekend getaway. The quiet, lovely home has great design and is in a beautiful setting. Tennis and canoes at the house were perfect in the cool, autumn weather. Nearby were shopping, antiques, hiking, and delicious restaurants (especially The Heron in Narrowsburg). Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We just loved our time at Pine Knot!

  • 5 of 5

On short notice I decided to go to the Catskills for the weekend and after much searching, I came across Ann's lovely house on the water. The house was stocked with everything we needed, including games, pool table and don't forget tennis (none of us play tennis but we did this weekend and had a blast). The wood burning stove was such a plus on the fall evenings of just relaxing with a glass of wine. I loved the decor for you get a mix of rustic with an added twist of modern and the beds were super comfortable. I would recommend Ann's place for anyone looking for a quiet or active time in the Catskills, while still close to shopping & restaurants. I look forward to another stay at Pine Knot!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay for fall wedding in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Ann's property during a 3-day wedding this past September. The property was clean and secluded, with a rustic mountain feel. Definitely would like to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location

  • 3 of 5

The location is quiet and peaceful. Lots of places to hike in the area. We went geocaching just down the road. Woodstock Museum is a must. Have fun figuring out all the light switches!

The Positives:

• Ann’s eclectic taste in decorating.

• The game room was a particular favorite of ours and a great space should you get rained in. Games provided but we brought some also. We also brought a puzzle and there was an extra table to use for that.

• The patio overlooking the river outlet was a great place to socialize or just sit and take in the quiet.

• The bathrooms were remodeled and lovely (though the heated floor didn’t work downstairs).

• Did I mention the location?

• If you have older kids, this would be a good place with the kayaks and canoes to use. Two of the four of us went out to the lake, but getting in and out of watercraft at this location was difficult for those with bionic or bad knees.

Not So Positives (this is only our perspective):

• The two downstairs bedrooms have a musty smell.

• It was a bit more “campy” then we were envisioning.

• Notes left by owner said we could take our rubbish to the dump (limited hours and we were unable) or call Gerald the handyman to take out the trash. We called Gerald. It cost us $40. Ouch. We should have rearranged our schedule to accommodate dump hours.

• There was just a lot that didn’t quite work well – again, more of a camp feel.

• Kitchen – left hand burners on gas stove didn’t work for us. Bring a good skillet and casserole dish if you are needing them to use for your food plan.

Our get together is an annual event and we had a great time as always, but we wouldn’t return to this location.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marcia- thank you for your balanced review! Always welcome. Have never received the musty or campy critique. It was extremely rainy with extended high humidity just before the period of your stay. Perhaps increasing the setting of the de-humidifier would have helped & something I will keep in mind for the future. Pine Knot 'Cottage' was a name we carefully considered to help potential guests assess the vibe here. The aesthetic combines bright white walls plus plenty of windows & skylights with original stretches of original dark cherry wood paneling -which as architects- we feel works nicely to bring out the original charm of a 1940's bungalow in a fresh modern way. I'm sorry the left stove burners didn't work for you- they seem to be working fine now. As for the 3 skillets we do have, I certainly wish one of them had worked for you, & you are right- we do not have a casserole dish.
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Lovely peaceful stay, Ann was uber responsive and made staying at their place easy.

  • 5 of 5

Ann and Paolo have a beautiful home nestled in the woods that they happily share with their renters. The property is gorgeous! My husbandI stayed for a week on early September and although it was rainy and unseasonable chilly we lived the woods burning stove to cozy up to each evening and plenty of wood was available for us. The two sunny days we had allowed is to kayak around the lake and lounge on the swim platform for a delightful sunset. We chased the sun around the various sitting areas thought the property on the other day the sun graced us making us feel like we got to thoroughly experience all the home had to offer.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Newark International Airport & all NYC Airports
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Barryville, NY
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
The Lynx Golf Club, Pt. Jervis, NY
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Pt. Jervis, NY
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Pt. Jervis, NY
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Barryville, NY
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Big Bear Ski Resort, Lackawaxen, PA
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Highland Lake, NY

Our property features a regulation size tennis court nestled in the woods as well as a small dock for accessing a pristine trout-stocked lake with several watercraft options: canoe, rowboat, 2 kayaks. We also have another dock anchored in the middle of the lake. Beyond biking & hiking the immediate area there are many things to do including: Delaware River canoe/kayak/tubing, farms/farmer's markets, historical sites, a variety of charming downtown's with unique shops, antiquing, art galleries & performance theatres, as well as snow skiing at Big Bear in PA. Other specific points of interest include: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, NY. The Kadampa Meditation Center, Bushkill Falls, PA, Malibu Dude Ranch. Nearby towns include: Narrowsburg, NY, Milford, PA, Honesdale, PA, Hawley, PA.




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $350

Our maximum occupancy is 6 people.
We charge a $125 cleaning fee on all rental stays.

No refunds will be provided after 30 days prior to booking date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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