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Bruce Ornstein

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Gorgeous Mountaintop 5 acre home in the 'Cradle of the Catskills'.

10 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Halcottsville House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms (Including loft bedroom suite with bath), 2 1/2 Bath. Sleeps 10.

Gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 5 acre home, available for weekend/weekly/monthly rental in Margaretville, NY. About 2 1/2 hours from NYC.

Our home sits on top of a mountain, with glorious east/west views. From the deck, you can watch the sunrise over an adjacent mountain, and in the evening, with a glass of wine, watch the sunset over another. 3 BR/2 1/2 baths including a wonderful loft suite with the most comfortable king size bed in the world.

Plenty to do, swimming, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing -- you name it -- or sit inside by the fire, or under the stars in the Outdoor Hot Tub and do nothing at all! 220 channel Satellite Flatscreen TV, DVD, Stereo, a great reading library, Wireless Broadband, gas bbq -- ping pong table, an incredible swing set for the kids, a 14' outdoor trampoline -- and of course a hammock for you.

We started off as renters, but we loved the place so much, we bought it! You will love it too...

Weekly and monthly rentals available as well.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce Ornstein (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Mountaintop 5 acre home in the 'Cradle of the Catskills'.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Another great weekend away. Thanks Bruce...

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this property several times and have yet to be disappointed. The house comfortably sleeps 6-8 people. The

large living/great room has a big stone wood-burning fireplace and great views out the back. There is extensive decking and a hot tub to boot. The kitchen has been recently renovated with all

new cabinets and appliances. Great place to relax with family and friends. Has all the amenities; WiFi, Cable, DVD etc. The house has always been clean and well maintained. Close to town of Margaretville for shopping, dining etc. The owner, Bruce, is a pleasure to deal with. Always available, and will answer any questions you may have. Will definitely rent again and again.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review! Valerie and I are glad you could experience the house again with our newly renovated kitchen! Please come back anytime. Bruce
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect vessel to channel the peace and tranquility I think most people are looking to feel when they go away. I treated myself to a solo vacation while my daughter was away at camp for the first time and within that week I was able to reset and come back to my family rejuvenated. The home is just beautiful, and the pictures on this website are nice, but the real thing is outstanding. I am very happy that Bruce and Valerie have opened their home to share with this site. As far as I am concerned, it is the only home on this site. I am just sorry that I cannot get away this year to enjoy it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We are always happy when people love the house as much as ourselves. Please come back anytime. -- Bruce and Valerie
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5

Wonderful hidden retreat

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying in this lovely home last October. It was exactly what I wanted. Every amenity has been taken care of and it offers complete seclusion. I would not hesitate to recommend the peaceful retreat in the Catskills to anyone. The best part was lounging in the hot tub as the deer strolled through the meadow below and also checking out the stars at night.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kate, for the wonderful review. Yes, we agree the hot tub is very special! By the way, since you were there, we have completely renovated the kitchen. It's gorgeous and very much in line with the character of the rest of the house. Feel free to return anytime! Bruce and Valerie
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5

5 Acre Home in the Cradle of the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

Great house! The owner was easy to deal with and everything was exactly as portrayed. I would recommend this property for a quiet, secluded vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob -- Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you had a great time at the house! Feel free to come back anytime. All the best, Bruce and Valerie.
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5

Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Along with another couple and their kids, my wife and I stayed at Bruce and Valerie's home with our children as well. We wanted to go for the peak fall leaves. And to say the least, we were not disappointed! The home is surrounded by panoramic mountain views, and the leaves in the distance, seemed to glow from the mountainside. Adding to that, was the hot tub, which overlooked the mountains to the east. Not only did we treat ourselves to a glorious sunrise. but also used the hot tub at night -- after the kids were asleep, warmed by the water (and maybe a bit too much wine!), and gazing up at the stars in the nightsky.

The house itself is beautiful, rich wood, and somehow both cozy and spacious at the same time. I agree with one review which said the the photos, which are very good, don't really to the place justice, as it is impossible to capture the true peaceful mood of the house.

Both Bruce and Valerie were very helpful in suggesting places to go and things to do while we were there. We went canoeing one morning, and a hike, that began just on the edge of town on another. We made good use of the mountain bikes as well, stopping at a nearby farm stand to buy fresh eggs and fruit.

There is also plenty of property to explore, and the kids especially had a great time playing hide and seek in the woods!

If you want to have a relaxing time in this part of the world, I can think of no better place than this in which to do it!!! Hopefully, we can return soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter -- Thanks for coming back! Yes, the fall leaves are beautiful in this part of the country. Glad you got to use the hot tube this time! As we have only been renting the house for a short time, you are our first return visitor. Thank you for that honor! You are welcome back anytime. Best, Bruce and Valerie
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Great House...Great Get Away.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay. Awesome views on the decks. Nice big lawn to let the kids romp on. The gas grill was useful (a very nice one at that) to cook the fantastic food from the nearby farmer's markets.

The house set up is done in a way that you never feel on top of each other. When it did rain, the kids had ping pong matches to keep them busy. Nice stereo and TV to watch movies too.

Close enough to town that if you need anything, it's just a short trip by car. Bruce was helpful with info about the area. The house was also very clean and well kept.

Great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oscar -- We're glad that you had a great stay! Feel free to come back anytime. Thanks so much for your kind words. By the way, next time to visit, you can take advantage of our outdoor hot tub! Best wishes to you and your family. Bruce and Valerie
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Map

Car: necessary

Margaretville is the heart of the 'Cradle of the Catskills', located on the edge of Catskill Park. Nearby swimming, hiking, canoeing, art galleries, music festivals, skiing abound. Also, sitting by the fire doing nothing, watching the sunrise over the mountain from the east, or holding a glass of wine, admiring the glorious sunset from the west.

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Rates & Availability

Halcottsville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,500
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110
Refundable damage deposit $500

$325/night
$325/night for 2 night minimum.

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Amenities

Halcottsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
We have recently installed a gorgeous outdoor swing set for kids -- swings, a slide, tire swing, monkey bars, rope climbing, and a playhouse. And for the adults, on the other side of the property, overlooking the eastern mountains -- a hammock.

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