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Spectacular Mountain Views, Glorious Fall Foliage at Comfortable Home in Woods

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

If you're looking for the peace and seclusion of a home in the woods, with views to die for, but don't feature driving long miles to reach the nearest store or restaurant, this is the place for you. It's a custom-built forest hideaway that's completely private, yet only steps from hiking trails, shopping, restaurants, even a health club. Perched atop a cliff, surrounded by two and a half acres of woods, with flower and rock gardens, the 2-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom home has two working fireplaces (and lots of firewood).

It's beautifully furnished in country-antique style, and is full of books, music and art. (It would be a ideal for a writer, artist, musician or academic.) There's a spacious deck overlooking Esopus Creek with a panoramic view of the Catskills eight miles away, plus a large screened porch, all equipped for al fresco dining.

Amenities: There's large-screen TV with DVD, wi-fi, a fine stereo system, a well-equipped eat-in kitchen with a view. Washer and dryer in separate laundry room. It sleeps six, in large master bedroom with queen, and on two full convertibles. Spacious and elegant living room with mountain views, formal dining room, wood-paneled den opening to the deck. Parking space in a two-car garage, lots of additional parking in long driveway.

Location: Less than five minutes from the heart of Saugerties (and its Thruway exit, 90 minutes from George Washington Bridge); 10 minutes from Kingston shopping malls, 15 minutes to Woodstock, half an hour to skiing at Hunter Mountain.

Local amenities: Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, with extensive hiking trails and riverside walks, is around the corner. Falling Waters Preserve, with spectacular trails along the Hudson River, is five minutes away. Saugerties hosts the summer HITS, the Garlic and Mums festivals in the fall, a weekly farmer's market, and the festive First Friday each month, with special events at its restaurants and galleries. Nearby Woodstock is loaded with charm and fine restaurants and galleries, and hosts the summer Maverick concerts and year-round music events. Bard College, 20 minutes away, has an attractive concert and opera schedule and a terrific art museum.

Suitability: No smoking, no pets.

More Details

barbara braun
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016

About barbara braun

We are a professional couple who work in publishing, and have enjoyed living in this house in every season for many years.

Why barbara braun chose Catskills

We constantly marvel at its comfort, its peaceful wooded setting and marvelous mt. views, also its close proximity to all the delights of the Hudson Valley area.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the grand view in the back and with the spaciousness, solidity and welcoming feel of the house. It uniquely combines rustic peacefulness and easy access to all the features of a charming old town, convenient shopping and all local cultural facilities,


Saugerties House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large main upstairs bathroom large counterspace
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , second upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , downstairs bathroom with washbasin, off kitchen
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , huge: love seat, armchairs, vanity, 3 dressers, big closets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon opens to double bed, extensive library, desk, closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , convertible sofa in den
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
House and property are completely private surrounded by woods but remarkably close to supermarket and specialty shopping, area restaurants, even a health club minutes away. Virtually steps away is teh Esopus Bend Nature preserve with extensive, marked hiking trails and walks along the Creek


4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Mountain Views, Glorious Fall Foliage at Comfortable Home in Woods
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Amazing house for weekend getaways!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I decided to escape NYC for a winter weekend - and were lucky enough to find this gem of a house in the cutest town! The house is spacious, beautiful, cozy, artfully decorated and there are two fireplaces! The kitchen is big enough for 2-3 people to be cooking at one time, which is always a plus. The porches are a huge bonus - and have beautiful views!! When I return this Summer, I can't wait to bbq and eat on the deck, while watching the sunset over the mountains. Barbara and John were attentive and very organized -- the checking in process was a breeze and we had everything we needed for a fabulous, relaxing weekend. My friends and I truly had a weekend we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and lovely home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful and comfortable stay over a long weekend. The fireplaces were perfect as the weather was unseasonably cold. Our only concern was the house had an overwhelming smell of moth balls, and there were cobwebs and bugs everywhere. But that was our only issue. The view from the home was breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for July 4th weekend and had a great time. The listing undersells how great the view from the deck is, we spent most of our time sitting outside. The kitchen could have been a bit cleaner on our arrival, but that was a minor issue.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and wonderful views!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time and found the house to be very charming. The views from the deck are wonderful and just what you're hoping for when you're in the country. The house is very comfortable, and convenient to town.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Saugerties House Rental Rates

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Sep 7 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $79

Cancellation: 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. A homeowners renting/cancellation agreement sent via email to renters for confirmation, review, signature as requested by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dutch Ale House
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lazy Swan
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NY State Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Miss Lucy's Kitchen, Diamond Mills
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Hunter Mt
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Hiking trails in next door Esopus conservancy 5 minutes to Falling Waters trails along Hudson; Saugerties Lighthouse is everyone's favorite hike near the town, HITS is a celebrated summer-long equestrian event, Garlic and Mums Festivals in town in the Fall, Bard College Campus with notable year-round art and music events 20 minutes away, Woodstock with its famed music, art, theater events, restaurants and monastery is 15 minutes away.


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