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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:
December 15, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • 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
  • Living Room ...
  • 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.


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Floating Farmhouse: Stunning renovation in storybook setting, 2 hours NYC
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews

Wow. Just Wow.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for somewhere special to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary... And we couldn't have found somewhere more special. The Floating Farmhouse was the perfect backdrop for an occasion my entire extended family will remember for a lifetime.

The house is beautifully designed - when you construct your dream house in your mind, you can find it in reality here. Every single detail in the house has been thought through, and it was incredibly practical and comfortable while simultaneously awe-inducing in its beauty.

Tom, the owner, was helpful at every stage of contact, and information is clear throughout the house, so when you are there you can just relax and feel that it is your own. In fact that leads to me my only criticism, which was that I had to leave.

It's an amazing house. Book it. You'll leave with an experience you'll never forget. And a new life goal to reach for.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY

Relaxing country oasis

  • 5 of 5

Tom created the perfect environment to unwind and make pizzas. Such a beautiful and inspirational home!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and stunning location for a wedding!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got married at the Floating Farmhouse last weekend and the venue was pure magic. Tom was great to work with and very thorough and available to answer any questions. He clearly has put a lot of hard work and love into the property and every detail shines through. We had our ceremony in the newly renovated barn which was intimate and looked out onto the property. Even though we were going through a cold snap that weekend, the weather didn't dampen how gorgeous the grounds are. Our guests were stunned by the house and also picturesque setting. We both can't wait to come back and celebrate a future anniversary here!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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An-out-of-this world experience!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented houses through home away for over seven years and this is the very first time I give a five star review. The floating Farmhouse is absolutely stunning and the first property I've visited that actually looks better in person than in pictures. Being present in this space connects you to all of your senses. It is a true feat that radiates peace, beauty, joy and good taste all around. Not only is the house equip with all you need to want to stay inside forever, but the outdoors is replete with nature, the pond, different stations: hammock, picnic table, gazebo, you name it. Lastly, Tom, the owner, is the most responsive and and caring person one may hope for in a property owner. Simply put, this house is heaven on earth.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Exceptionally appointed home with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Tom's house is a gem. The home is extremely comfortable and well designed, in a gorgeous setting of green meadows and tall pines, with a perfect little pond stocked with catfish.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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: June 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.