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Morning Star Vacation Home - 5 Star - 4 Season - Luxurious & Family Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Star Vacation Chalet With 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Loft and Game Room

Welcome to Morning Star Vacation Home in Windham NY.

We are Nestled in the heart of the Northern Catskill Mountains, this beautiful chalet home will enchant you with its peaceful charm.

It is perfect for a weekend getaway with kids, a special engagement, a family reunion, a skiing adventure, a Golf outing with friends and family or a relaxing retreat.

Morning Star is a hidden getaway just two miles from the Windham Mountain family ski area and the spectacular Windham Country Club’s championship 18-hole golf course. From winter to summer, fall to spring, Windham awaits you with year-round activities including: hiking, skiing, golfing, biking, snowmobiling and horseback riding.

Scenic views stretch in every direction from the house’s back porch. Cook up some cheeseburgers on the grill! During hunting season, sportsmen can find deer, wild turkeys and other game abound. The endearing town of Windham is a haven for fine dining, lively bars, community festivals, church socials, movie theatres, and fine art galleries. For world class skiing, test your skills at the more challenging Hunter Mountain or enjoy the family-orientated slopes of Windham Mountain. Both are just mere miles away.

Morning Star is the perfect retreat after a grueling day on the slopes, an early morning hike at Kaaterskill Falls or a day exploring the jewels of Windham. Guests love to get cozy with a book by the house’s blazing fireplace. Enjoy the game room’s ping pong table, foosball table, dart board and table games (including a large collection of Legos and Barbie playsets for the kids).

The living room’s comfy overstuffed couches and rustic decorations create the perfect mountain retreat atmosphere. The kitchen is outfitted with all the necessities and more. Central air-conditioning keeps the house cool through summer months.

The home includes three separate bedrooms and a large loft with four couches that convert into beds. Young and old especially enjoy the loft as a cozy hideaway – some of our guests refer to it as “the man cave.” It is tastefully decorated with vintage skis and beautiful local photography. Morning Star comfortably accommodates 10 to 14 guests. There is plenty of parking along the gravel driveway.

Every need is provided for. A professional cleaning staff will prepare the house for your arrival, including setting the thermostat so a comfortable atmosphere is ready for you. The house is meticulously outfitted with every convenience: from a stock of tea and coffee, plenty of fresh towels, firewood, and more. Yes, it includes towels, all sheets and blankets for all beds, (yes, even the futons in the loft)

During your stay, we recommend a morning trip to the Windham Country Store in town; enjoy freshly made donuts that are delicious enough to write home about. Be sure to include the Windham walking path for a relaxing afternoon stroll. During the winter months, be sure to go tubing at Windham’s Mountain’s icy slopes for wind-whipping fun. And after a long day enjoying all that the Catskill Mountains have to offer, Morning Star awaits you – enjoy a warm bath, some hot chocolate, and maybe a ping-pong tournament with friends before slipping into bed for the next day’s adventures.

Your perfect vacation home is waiting for you.

More Details

Property Manager
Delvis Estrada
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Delvis Estrada

Hello, my name is Delvis. Welcome to my vacation home rental.

As both a real estate agent and an investor, I value quality and integrity. This property offers accommodations of the highest standards.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Delvis Estrada purchased this chalet in 2009

What makes this chalet unique

Everything you need for a wonderful vacation is here.


Windham Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bathroom - located on 1st floor hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private master bathroom - located in master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in lower level entertainment area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom is in the Loft area and has a large Sony TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom with bathtub/shower
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Morning Star Vacation Home - 5 Star - 4 Season - Luxurious & Family Friendly
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews

Great place to get away with friends and ski!

  • 4 of 5

We had an a great weekend at the morning star rental! We came here for the weekend with two other families (6 adults and 5 kids (ages 4 -6)). We were very impressed with the house as soon as we walked in! From talking with delvis and then staying in his home - you can tell he really cares for the home and wants to make sure his guests have all they need and really enjoy their stay. The kids loved all the games/toys downstairs and also enjoyed having dance parties up in the loft. The adults loved the fireplace and the comfort of the home. The mountain and town is very close to the house. We all fit and slept very comfortably in the home! Would definitely recommend this house to future renters!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed the property during your recent stay. We try our best to make Morning Star a wonderful experience where happy memories can be made. Our guest can enjoy a return visit with a 10% discount within the same year.
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Family Stay for MKL wekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was very well organized, clean and spacious. Delvis was a pleasure to work with, very accommodating and helpful. The property is lovely, great deck and yard. The game room downstairs was fun, we are a family who love to play games, so this was a real plus for us. It was a very cold weekend, so after being at the mountain we'd come back, make a fire and play games both up and down stairs. The fire wood very well stocked, plenty of bedding, pillows and linens for all. We have stayed at several places over the years, and this is by far our top choice. We hope to return again soon. Thank you Delvis!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed the weekend of October 20. There was 4 fathers with each bringing 2 kids for a total 12. We have been renting houses for years and by far this house surpasses all of them. First, Delvis is very easy to work with. Second, not only is the house the most organized we have ever seen but has everything you could possibly need. Third, the house is beautiful. Fourth, the yard and area is perfect for all outdoor activities. Lastly, The house is a few minutes to the town of Windham and activities. We would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David and Family, Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. We strive to be the best we can be and your words are rewarding to hear. Just this past week we purchased a Keurig coffee machine to add to the collection of our house’s conveniences for our guests to enjoy. Please remember all guests receive a 10% Discount for a return stay during the same year. Hope to see you again soon.
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Morning Star was great!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Morning Star!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice house in a great location for winter fun. My family had a great time and would definitely use this house again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. Please remember that you receive a 10% discount for a return accommodations in the same year. Our next popular event is March 19, the Pancake Breakfast with fresh, locally produced, 100% Pure, New York Maple Syrup at Christman’s Windham House from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon. After a hearty breakfast you can enjoy the many trails in the area.
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Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Morning Star Vacation Home. The layout was perfect for our 3 families who celebrated a 40th birthday, MLKJ weekend. The loft and the basement were perfect for the kids to escape to as the adults mainly stayed on the main floor. The house was equipped with everything we needed! The kids also enjoyed the property with a tree house and a short hike to a frozen pond behind the house. The deck was spacious with mountain views. The fireplace created the perfect ambience for a ski house weekend and kept the living room warm and cozy. We loved that the firewood was stocked and ready to go. We all skied on Saturday at Windham and drove a short 7 minutes to the house after skiing. The house was everything we hoped for and more!! We would definitely love to come back another weekend in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we strive to provide superior accommodations for all. We are open all year long and just had central air conditioning installed to make any hot summer day cool and relaxing after a long trail hike. In addition, the fall time is a super time to come and see the leaves change. All returning guest get a 10% savings during the same year. Hope to see you again soon!!
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Miles
Cave Mountain Brewery
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Windham Country Club
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Amtrak in Hudson NY
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
NYS Thruway
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Windham Mountian
Car: necessary

Hiking, World Class Golf, Ice Skating, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing Snowmobiling and Extreme Mountain Biking at Windham and Hunter Mountain.

Hike Kaaterskill Falls and other trails throughout the scenic Catskill Mountains.

Charter a 45’ sailboat on the Hudson with Sunny Sail Charters (June-Oct)

Visit Thomas Cole’s historic home, Cedar Grove, in Catskill, NY. Cole is the founder of the Hudson River School of Painters.

Windham Adventure Park offers a rock climbing tower, Bungee Trampoline, Mountain Invasion Paintball and Skateboarding.

Windham Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course located in the scenic Northern Catskills of New York State. Designed in 1928 by Len Raynor from famed Cooperstown, the course was remodeled in 1964. Golf Digest rates Windham C.C. 3 1/2 stars, and a 'must' play. The course is scenic and challenging. The blue tees rate a modest 70.4 with a slope of 120. At 6005 yards, the course plays tougher than expected. Women, seniors, and juniors love the forward tees at 4,651 yards—the rating is 69.2 with a slope of 112. Conditions are excellent, and the professional staff under their PGA pro, Brian Lowe, is friendly and knowledgeable.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Holidays during Spring, Summer, and Fall:
Minimum $650 per night.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
10% Discount given to returning guest during the same calendar year.
Allergy free home - Pets and Smoking are NOT ALLOWED, No Exceptions
Smoking or having pets in home is terms for immediate eviction and lost of all monies paid.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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