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Comfy Cozy Living On The Delaware River

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This is a Family oriented rental - details at

This warm and inviting home is 1 mile - a beautiful walk - to the quaint and growing hamlet of Callicoon, NY. In addition, the property is located within the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River National Park. Here is the website for the park - we are located between Callicoon and Damascus The home sleeps 8 adults in 4 double beds and 4 children in bunk beds. We are now accepting dogs on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the manager and we can discuss. We do not rent to groups where there is no adult over the age of 25. We have a maximum capacity of 12 with a limit of 8 adults (we reserve the right to withhold funds from the damage deposit to cover inaccurately reported numbers staying at the house). Two full baths and a well-equipped and stocked kitchen make the living easy. The backyard is spacious and flat enough for volleyball, badmitten, croquette and more. A covered patio attached to the garage has a gas grill and charcoal grill for cooking out. The back deck has plenty of seating to sit and relax or for eating outside. There is a large firepit, right by the river with additional seating. If you like to fly-fish... just step right into the river and float your line.

Our Summer season booked up quickly this year, so please book in advance. We can break the payment into increments. We look forward to hosting you again in 2018!

Local shopping is easy to access with a farmer's markets in Callicoon on Sundays - featuring organic fare and local artisans. Pecks Supermarket is also right in town. Let us know in advance and we can have all your organic shopping done for you and waiting in the fridge!

There are several unique and trendy clothing stores where you are sure to find a one-of-a-kind piece - or a gift for a friend. There are good restaurants - everyone loves Ba and Me - a Vietnamese shop that serves out a small window. Like being overseas! The bars have a welcoming atmosphere and live music. There is also the local movie theatre - quaint and comfortable - with an outstanding candy selection. And up around the corner a little bowling alley that has unbelievable food and a bar. Feeling outdoorsy? Rent a bicycle, a kayak, canoe or a raft! Really outdoorsy? Try Ridgeback Sports new stand-up paddle boards. You can come down the mighty Delaware and step right out of the water into the back yard of River Rock House where a drink and a barbecue can await you.

In many ways - with just a 2 hour travel time - this little hamlet is a secret hideaway for NYC people who just want to get away from it all and have fun - indoors and out.

In the Summer there is the Callicoon Country Fair - a carnival and fair all rolled into one. Expect live performances, local artisans, contests and more.

Bethel Woods - the site of the famous Woodstock is 20 minutes away with topline performers - especially in the Summer.

Like to fish? The environs are famous for fly fishing. You could wake up in the morning, have your cup of coffee and wade right out into the river from the backyard and catch a rainbow trout. We can also arrange private fly fishing excursions with locals who know where the fish like to hide. Horseback riding is plentiful from beginners to advanced riders.

For more details, please visit our webpage at

The house is child-friendly, and the kids will never want to leave their cozy bunk bed haven.

There is an abundance of nature, from soaring eagles, deer, the occasional bear, foxes, squirrels and more.

More Details

Property Manager
Maureen Detrick - manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Maureen Detrick - manager

Hello! We are Alexis and Donald. We are excited to share our home with you. Being outdoor lovers ourselves, we fell in love with this house and the nature that is all around as soon as we parked our car in the driveway. Having the Delaware River right at your finger tips just puts this property over the top. We are parents to two little boys and to have something this special to share with them makes this place extra special and we would like to share our love of this home with you.

Maureen Detrick - manager purchased this house in 2017

Why Maureen Detrick - manager chose Damascus

The views at any time of day are hard to beat. Once you visit you will never want to leave! We have eagles, blue heron, deer, and an unbelieveable amount of song birds.

The river is right in your backyard! A gentle walkout and you are in the mighty Delaware River !

What makes this house unique

This area is full of things to do. It is a haven for foodies - with graduates from the Culinary Institute of America opening Farm to Table restaurants in the area. The river is full of water sports - canoeing, rafting, stand-up paddle boarding, fly fishing, drop fishing and more. There is plenty of skiing in the area for winter enthusiasts. Any season, any time, River Rock is magnificent to behold. Please visit our website for all the details.


Damascus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Allotted 2 garbage cans. Please take your recyclable cans/bottles with you, if driving. Additional fee if more than 2 cans used.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom. Good for seniors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , downstairs (good for seniors) with view of open field
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , View of open field
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Full view of the river
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , Sleeps 6 - 1 dbl bed, 2 child bunk beds, pack and play
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Callicoon Taxi Service - Fishing Shuttles & Local Guided Tours Monticello $55 Honesdale $45 Steward Airport $150 Bethel Woods $40 Local Shopping $15


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Comfy Cozy Living On The Delaware River
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

wonderful location with the river as your backyard

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year vacationing at River Rock and it was as good as we expected. Our three sons and daughters in-laws and two grandsons absolutely loved this peaceful spot on the Delaware.

Canoeing down the Delaware is an unforgettable experience, one that was made even better when we spotted at least 10 eagles and caught some nice fish.

Nice place to be, looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you and look forward to next year. You had the largest eagle sightings of all our guests this Summer! How fortunate for you!
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Amazing! 😍

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and very clean place, My family and friends feel very comfortable

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best place I've stayed at in the area !

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place. Plenty of space. Good for kids. Maureen was very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Plenty of space. Clean. Good for kids. Maureen was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to this location. We loved it the first time, still love it. Our grandkids love playing in the river and making S'mores. We like the farmer's market in Callicoon.

The house is great for playing games in the evening. The kitchen is well furnished and spacious.

This year we visited the fort just down the road from Callicoon and it was also amazing - it is small but staffed will folks that seem to love showing how life was lived in the 1700's. There was lots of hands on opportunities, including ax throwing.

The house and the area are both a great for a family getaway.

One thing that might be nice would be to have access overnight to Kayaks. I think the river would be fine to kayak upstream and back down, possibly to fish from the kayak.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and got out to explore the interesting features nearby - namely the Fort Delaware Museum. We do wish we could provide kayaks and canoes to our guests but our special insurance policy, for this type of venue, does not allow us to do so. We always have the safety of our guests in mind. We do invite all our guests to rent from Landers River Trips, which is 1 mile away. Perhaps they would allow overnight rentals, if contacted ahead of time.
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Great Place to enjoy Delaware River

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect with amenities, plus wood for fires. The house is very kid friendly. We had cookouts and great fires in the evenings. Kayaking from and to the house was very easy. We had s'mores and toasted marshmellow on the campfire by the water. Starry nights were easy to enjoy in the adirondack chairs. I would highly recommend this property as a great place for a large group or family to enjoy the river.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you and your family had a memorable time. The Delaware River is a national treasure and I hope the children will have those memories for a lifetime.
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Callicoon brewery
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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

1 mile from Callicoon New York!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 9.0%

Smoking prohibited - and that includes the screened in back porch. Dogs allowed with the written permission of the manager. Additional fees will apply.
Maximum occupancy for set rate is 8 adults and 4 children. Additional fee of $25.00 a night for each person over the occupancy of 8. Large groups (i.e. family reunions) please discuss with manager. Name and age of each occupant is required prior to arrival. Minimum renters age is 25. There is a cleaning fee of 100.00. Higher cleaning fee when pets are included.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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