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Bruce Stalnaker

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Catskills, HITS, Woodstock, Saugerties, Secluded Yet Close To All

10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Woodstock Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

One Of A Kind! 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Radiant Heat, Endless Views

As you leave the oh so hip village of Woodstock and you start up the side of Overlook Mountain, you're on your way to a rare treat. Hanging on the side of this mountain, drenched in the sun, is one very incredible dwell style home that you'll be lucky to call home. The mountain side road is a bit of a challenge but once you arrive Wow is all you'll be able to utter. This place is one of a kind and the owner has spared no expense building this beauty. This home was built with a nice southern exposure so that all the rooms face a breath taking view of Ulster County and far, far beyond the Ashokan Reservoir and the Hudson River. The entry way to this beauty is high lighted with an exterior stairway and bridge over the driveway. This gives you the first taste of that oh so awesome view and brings you into a two story atrium space. Ascend that stairway and you'll arrive in a large glass great-room that will make you feel like you're on top of the world. This design is known as a Neo-Modern style and was designed by a well known local architect named Les Walker. The materials used here are varied and soothing. On the lower level you'll find a comfy TV room with granite floors, fireplace, big 3-D flat screen TV, Playstation 3 that will play 3D, Blue Ray movies. The Bose system will also play movies, DVDs and all with surround sound and Sirius stations. There's a half bath on this floor and a nice fourth bedroom. Head on upstairs and check out those Cherry hard wood floors and the chefs kitchen with gorgeous Ceaserstone counters, breakfast nook and stainless appliances. Next to it is a nice laundry room. The living room is wide open and has it's own fire place. From there you can walk out onto the big deck and try out that 6 person hot tub!! Also on this floor is a childs bedroom with two race car beds and a guest bedroom with a queen sized bed. You'll also find a killer bath room with gorgeous marble tile work and a huge sky lite. The stair case in the great room takes you to the master suite on the next level. There you'll find a king sized bed and the best view around. The master bath is to drool for. Huge glass shower with steam and a big jetted soaking tub. The owner has built a beauty here. Check out the custom Maple cabinets built in throughout the home. Slip off your shoes and experience the radiant heated floors. Nothing has been over looked here. Even the grill on the deck is tied into the propane tank. If you ever leave the mountain side to explore Mohonk or Minnewaska or to hike some of the famous Catskill Mountain trails or to carve some trails on the local ski slopes, you'll know something incredible is waiting for your return home.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce Stalnaker (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Bruce Stalnaker

We lead very busy lives in the city and always try to escape when possible. We fell in love with this area and decided to build a weekend home here. This place is incredible and has really given us the ultimate escape. We can't use it every weekend and are willing to share it with those that really appreciate what we've created here.

Bruce Stalnaker purchased this chateau / country house in 2009

Why Bruce Stalnaker chose Catskills

We wanted an awesome view year round and to be close to I-87 and Woodstock. We selected this 4 plus acre mtn side lot and carefully built into the side of the mtn.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We get such incredible light here and that view changes with the clouds. All four seasons are special here. Night time is dark up here for maximum star gazing. The hot tub is inviting in any season. You won't want to leave.

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Catskills, HITS, Woodstock, Saugerties, Secluded Yet Close To All
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Great Catskills Rental

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Views fantastic, house is private and well kept. The house manager very friendly and helpful. 5 minutes to town. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words.....and for treating this home like you owned it. It is a beautiful place with a one of a kind setting and view. We enjoyed having you here and hope that you'll come back! Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
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5

Great House and area

  • 5 of 5

The house was really nice. It is just a very cool house in general. The setup with the bridge from the driveway to the home is really different. The views are amazing. The house is very comfortable. The house manager was easy to work with and had everything ready. Although we didnt spend much time inside (we were taking advantage of all the catskills have to offer), I thought the accomodations were great and could easily fit a family, three couples, etc. The road to the house is steep, but that adds to the feel of the area. You are in the mountains. Would definitely rent again and may try for some winter skiing this year.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is so much to do in the area that there isn't much time to be at the house. Problem is the house is so damn cool that you don't want to leave! LOL! Plan on adding some time to your stay so you can enjoy both!! Respectfully, B
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5

WOW -- what an amazing stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely stunning and everything that we wanted when searching for a perfect summer house for 5 nights away from NYC. It's super modern (new), open layout, clean, amazing views, and conveniently located a few minutes from Woodstock town. We were a party of 5 adults and 3 kids (ages 7, 3, 15 months old). The living space was so so so spacious; plenty of room for the kids to run around or play outside on the huge balcony. There is a nice-sized hot tub on the balcony, but we didn't use it - we opted to set up an inflatable kiddie pool instead (so much fun!). Because we have young kids, we picked up grocery from a local market and made all our meals. The well-stocked kitchen was a joy to cook in. A bonus is that the house has TONS of really cool toys that helped entertain our kids for hours. We couldn't be more glad we chose to stay here. Bruce, the property manager was such a pleasure to work with; he was very responsive, easy going, and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a treat to have you folks here. The house really is amazing and the area is full of things to do. We look forward to a return visit someday soon!! Respectfully, B
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5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do no do this home justice. There is an open floor plan on the main floor: which includes a gorgeous kitchen, huge fire place, exceptionally large living/dining room and million dollar view. It was perfect because our large group could all be together, while not being on top of one another. The other floor has two huge leather reclining couches, another large fireplace with a TV and a bar -- downstairs was ideal for Football Sunday. The beds, bathrooms and everything else are all very nice. Plenty of wood in the garage too. Oh, I almost forget the best part: Huge, sunken hot tub that overlooks the picturesque landscape that only Woodstock can offer. We had a bunch of food delivered to the house, great Italian food and BBQ. If there is snow, drive an SUV. My only hope is to be able to rent this magnificent home again. The property manager/owner is also very easy to work with, a good communicator and returned 100% of my deposit only days after my rental ended. If I had something negative to say, I would have (I'm not shy!)

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This home is a well kept secret and I'm glad that you enjoyed it. The owners are gracious to share such a place with us all. This amazing place hangs on the side of the mtn, looking down on the village of Woodstock and the mighty Ashokan Reservoir that feeds NYC. Three floors of open space here to spread out and make some memories. Please do come see us again. Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
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5

Wonderful Xmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place and had a wonderful stay. It's location is fantastic because it's on the side of mountain with great views and feels very private but at the same time Woodstock is only 5 minutes drive away. Sitting in the hot tub on the side of the mountain on a cool winters night with the snow around you is magical. Plenty of space for the family and the driveway made a great sled run for the kids after some snow fall. Bruce the property manager is great and very responsive and attentive both when booking and during our stay. The only negative is that the 4th bedroom downstairs is next to the boiler room so it's a bit noisy for light sleepers. That said this was a unique and special place to stay and my favorite house and location, to date, in Woodstock.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with my weekend here. The views are expansive and my group joked that we were looking down on Middle Earth. Deck, hottub, and grill are the true gems of the place. In-home surround sound system really enhanced the experience. Deceivingly close to downtown Woodstock yet a world-away.

Bruce was great to work with: friendly, very accessible, and easily facilitated the whole process. Will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You folks were great to work with. Glad to hear how much you enjoyed the Mtn House. Thanks for taking great care of it. We'd love to have you back here again. Respectfully, B
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Albany or Newburgh
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Rhinebeck
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Woodstock
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hunter or Windham
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Kingston
Car: necessary

This area is full of things to do. You're in the famous Catskill Mountains here. There are miles of trails to hike and several mountains to ski. We've got incredible parks to explore like Mohonk and Minnewaska with countless miles of old carriage roads to bike and pristine lakes to swim. Local hikes to places like the Overlook Fire Tower will test your metal but reward you with views to droll over. Eclectic local villages like Woodstock, Saugerties and Phoenicia are great to explore. Kingston has one of everything as far as stores go. Fine restaurants can be found in all of them. Time will slip by you here and this house is just soooo amazing you won't want to leave!! Sit out on the deck or in that huge hot tub and just drink in the view and serenity.

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Rates & Availability

Woodstock Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Security $1,000

Three night minimum for all National Holidays and $ 500 per night
Three night minimum stay in July and August
Sheets and towels included
2.9% service charge for using credit card

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Woodstock Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • Half bath on lower level, Beautiful full baths on next two levels, one being the master bath. Glass showers. Marble tile work.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom, upstairs with killer view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On main level next to full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , On lowest level with 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Kids room with race car beds on main level by full bath
  • Four bedrooms. Upstairs is a master suite. On the main floor we have a quest bedroom and a kids bedroom. Fourth bedroom on lowest level with 1/2 bath. Best for 6 adults max.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
One of a kind home built with great thought and beautiful materials. This home was carefully placed into the mtn side and was built to last. All propane heating and cooling. Radiant floors, marble baths, cherry floors, you name it. This home is gorgeous and it'll be a real treat to spend some time here in paradise.

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