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Floating Farmhouse: Stunning renovation in storybook setting, 2 hours NYC

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms; bedrooms sleep 9 guests

As featured in Dwell Magazine: a mix of modern architecture and old-world charm makes this 1820 manor home an inspired destination. Sited at the edge of a pristine Catskills creek, which laps against the farmhouse like an ancient moat, the home’s grand spaces, dramatic details, and expansive aura are as enchanting as the landscape surrounding it. An enormous kitchen features polished concrete floors, a wood-fired pizza oven, and a two-story wall of glass framing views of the brook, gazebo, apple trees, and barn. French doors lead to an expansive covered porch, suspended over the water’s edge, and the waterfall’s cascading rhythms fill the great room and master suite. Original cast-iron beds and wavy glass windows adorn all sleeping quarters, and vintage farmhouse furnishings abound throughout. Restaurants, farmers markets, river rafting, and concerts are all a country mile away. But the Floating Farmhouse is likely where you'll want to be.

Personal chef services and yoga class instruction can also be arranged at the Floating Farmhouse. For more on this and other local attractions, please inquire and we will be happy to send detailed info. And to learn more about our 5-star Catskills vacation rental, including hosting weddings, special events, and film/photo location shoots at the Floating Farmhouse, please visit

More Details

Tom Givone
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Tom Givone

The homeowner, Tom, is also the designer of the Floating Farmhouse, one of several 19th century structures that he has renovated in a similarly historic/modern fashion. His projects have been featured by Dwell magazine, Architectural Digest, and other international design forums and publications. Tom lives full-time in NYC but sneaks away to the country as often as he can.


Eldred Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master suite - 1 king , includes en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • The master suite is very large, encompassing 500 square feet, and includes an en suite bathroom. The other four bedrooms, identical in size, are 12 ft. by 12 ft. A pull-out couch is offered in the great room, and a queen-sized inflatable bed is available as well.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Personal chef services and yoga class instruction can be arranged at the Floating Farmhouse for guests as well. Please inquire and we will be happy to provide more details on this and other exceptional local attractions as well.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Floating Farmhouse: Stunning renovation in storybook setting, 2 hours NYC
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews
North Carolina

Beautiful home for a weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for a weekend to celebrate a bachelor party weekend with some close friends and family members. This house is stunning - it's located on a beautiful property with a pond and a small waterfall. The kitchen is the centerpiece of this home - it looks out onto the beautiful property (visible through a glass wall), and is complete with all of the cooking essentials, as well as a pizza oven. We ended up cooking pizzas one night (luckily a friend knew how to toss the pizza dough!).

I couldn't have asked for a better weekend with my friends/family, and it was due to the phenomenal hospitality of the owners and their lovely home. They were readily available throughout the weekend in the event that I had any questions/concerns about the house. It truly was a home away from home.

Definitely plan on coming back, hopefully sooner rather than later!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Magical & Epic

  • 5 of 5

The Floating Farmhouse is everything you see pictured and more. There are so many elements of the house that bring a memorable experience from relaxing patio moments with the sound of the creek to the swaying pine trees, the view from the hammock, the conversations and dance parties in the kitchen and the delicious wood oven pizza maker. It's a special place for groups, occasions, family trips and more. It's also home that makes you want to come back and enjoy other aspects of the town. This was my first trip and I didn't leave the house all weekend. We hired a chef one night to cater dinner. It's was perfect. I will certainly be back and look forward to it. Lastly, Tom is great in communication, support and details. My friends and I are already planning our next trip back to the house.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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LOVED Floating Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at the Floating Farmhouse. The home was beautiful - even better than the pictures. The local area was great to explore and we had delicious meals at Laundrette and Henning's Local. We recommend this to anyone looking for a convenient weekend getaway from NYC - groups large or small. We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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One word: perfection.

  • 5 of 5

Could not have enjoyed our weekend more. This property goes above and beyond its promises!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Some girlfriends and I rented the Floating Farmhouse to celebrate my baby moon and what a great way to celebrate! The house is warm and cozy yet stylish and modern! Everything was so clean and well kept - my friends even commented on how amazing the sheets smelled! I highly recommend a stay at this gorgeous house and I will absolutely be visiting again myself!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Picture perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was my group's second time visiting the floating farmhouse, and it was every bit as wonderful as I remembered. No, scratch that, it was even better. Every room is impeccably decorated, and oozes with the perfect balance of style and charm. I could go on and on about the aesthetics, but I'll just say this: the house is unbelievably beautiful. It's as simple as that.

Both times we've visited have had things in common: cozy afternoons and evenings playing games and hanging out by a roaring fireplace in the living room; amazing home cooked pizzas from the wood-burning pizza oven; mornings spent in the outdoor gazebo marveling at the pink/purple/orange clouds on fire above the farmhouse (waking up for sunrise is worth it in a setting like this). But each time has also held a very unique and wonderful experience that has locked in the floating farmhouse as an annual tradition we hope to continue for years to come. Last year we spent the weekend after Halloween at the farmhouse. Save the first morning to get groceries, we never left the house because it was too hard to pry ourselves from the beautiful, comfortable space. We wandered in the woods behind the house, enjoyed the reflection of the house in the water at dusk, sang songs along with our surround sound music system in the kitchen while cooking dinner, and stayed up as late as our sleepy eyes would allow in order to soak in every single drop of magic (yes, magic).

This time around, we forced ourselves out of the house for an afternoon to explore Narrowsburg--an adorable town 20 minutes away perched atop the picturesque Delaware River. We explored the cute little shops, sipped hot cocoa with the locals, and enjoyed the fall foliage with the fishermen down by the river bed. It was perfect.

Our last day it was raining pretty hard and we felt uncomfortable heading home by check-out. Tom could not have been more accommodating--allowing us to stay several hours after check-out, and even letting us stay an extra night if we wished. Though the rain passed rather quickly, I'm so glad we got that extra time at the house. During that time, we saw wild turkeys crossing the waterway right in the backyard, and a family of dear frolicking about outside. To say it was charming is an understatement.

To sum it up: this house is an oasis of relaxation, indulgence, comfort, and beauty. My only word of advice is this: book early. The house will do the rest for you.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
12.5 Miles
Sullivan County International Airport
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Port Jervis
Car: necessary

The Floating Farmhouse, located in the heart of the Catskills, is just outside the historic hamlet of Narrowsburg, NY. This postcard-perfect little town, perched high on the cliffs overlooking the Delaware River, offers antique shops, art galleries, SOHO-style stores, a coffee house, and elegant Al fresco dining along the banks of the river. Also nearby is Skinner’s Falls, where you can swim, canoe, go inner tubing, or just sun on the rocks and read the Sunday Times as the pristine waters gurgle all around you. Closer to home is Lake Superior State Park, which features a swimming area, sand beach, picnic areas with grills, and rowboat and paddle boat rentals. The Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, a 15-minute drive, features artists from Dave Matthews to The Moody Blues. Hiking, golf, horseback riding, and skiing are all within 30 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Eldred Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest
Veteran's Day Weekend
Nov 9 2017 - Nov 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
Christmas to New Year's
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

$750 per night for up to six guests, and an additional $125 per night for each guest thereafter.

$900 per night for up to six guests holidays, and an additional $150 per night for each guest thereafter.

Security deposit amount based on size of party/duration of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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