|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
3 1/2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. . Master bedroom is on the second floor. Huge bathroom goes with this master bedroom. I just discovered that I have a half bedroom that I forgot about. I put a cot in there. A cute small room that faces East. You get the sunrise in the morning. Great place to sleep if you have a problem getting up in the morning. The room is far away from the master suite, so you still have a private space. Downstairs 2 bedrooms and a full bath, a living room with a fireplace, dining area, and den with tv. Lots of closet space. Guest can have use of the basement with a washer and dryer. Outside beautiful wooded area that you can enjoy on the screened in porch or very large deck. I have games for entertainment.
A fun person. Loves nature and relaxing.
Lorna Maskell purchased this cottage in 2014
Close to Woodstock, Kingston, Rhinebeck, High Falls and Saugerties. In the country but big city things to do. Lots of fine restaurants in walking distance.
Quiet neighborhood. Great neighbors.
If I'm staying at a friend's house for free, I'm fine with coming to a pitch dark house with no exterior lights, no heat, many burned out lights, an unshoveled walk, a leaking front window, dusty floors, being told I have to drive a mile to a dump to remove my garbage & a door that locks with no key (LEAVING US LOCKED OUT), . . . but not for what we paid.
First of all, the booking was very strange. I have booked MANY home aways and have never been forced to both provide a deposit AND purchase renter's insurance. If she is forcing you to purchase a non refundable insurance than that fee should be included in the listing AND not also require a security deposit.
Before I booked I contacted the owner to make sure if she was advertising a fireplace she provide wood. She said she would ask the caretaker to bring wood in (why she had to ask, why it wasn't standard I don't know).
The day before check in, I could see that the information on the app was never updated & out of date. Rather than a set form with simple check in instructions I got a long rambling email about all the things I have to do and to say she was rushing out of town for a funeral and forgot to ask the caretaker to provide wood (again, why does she have to ask? She is not set up for a rental). She said I could buy some and she'd pay me back "if it's not too expensive". I told her to just tell me where it was stored and I'd get i myself.
She also told me that the house was kept at 45 degrees!!! I told her this was not good, since we were arriving late at night and didn't want to come into a freezing house, I asked if her caretaker could turn the heat to 65 during the day (again, this is UNHEARD OF in any rental I've ever gone to.) She said it heated up in "minutes". We turned up the heat the second we got in the door and sat for an hour in coats and hats. After 1 hr the heat had climbed to 54 degrees.
There are so many other bizarre things like the fact that there was no welcome sheet, no dish soap, leaky window, the ap saying one thing about the wifi & checkout and it not being true, but the worst - getting locked out of the house!!
The back door had an old broken lock on the doornob. When we turned the nob to exit, the lock must have turned, and we were locked out. She did not provide a key to that lock. It was Saturday night of a holiday weekend and after an hour of no response (she was with family at a funeral) we called a locksmith and paid $200 in cash to get in.
I stayed at this house for a short weekend getaway with my two friends. The pictures do not do this house and property justice. The house is ideally located and is clean, spacious and welcoming. I cannot say enough about the master suite and the massive outdoor deck. There were so many comfortable areas of the house to retreat to when we wanted privacy. The town of Woodstock was a very short, direct drive, and Saugerties was a breeze to get to. Having perfect weather made this weekend a memorable one. Also, Lorna, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with. She responded to any and all inquiries immediately from the beginning to end of the rental process. I look forward to returning here.
This property was the perfect getaway for 5 brothers and cousins. Nestled on a wooded, private lot just outside of town, it was well-suited to our needs. It provided plenty of space inside with comfortable sleeping arrangements, clean bathrooms, plenty of towels and linens, and everything you need in the kitchen to cook a full meal. If you like to commune with the wildlife and a cup of coffee or grill up dinner, the huge deck out back is enveloped by woods and total privacy. The neighborhood is safe and suitable for walking, running, and biking, yet you are just 3 miles from the funky-hippy strip of Woodstock. Bread Alone is highly recommended for breakfast and other treats, as is the Bear Cafe (just outside of town) for dinner.
One note of caution, however. This house and property has lots of steps, which will make it challenging for folks with physical disabilities.
Communication with the owner was fast and pleasant, and we were reassured to know the friendly neighbors across the street were available if any problems occurred...yet none did. Would we stay there again and recommend it to others? Without any hesitation.
I rented this home to celebrate with 7 of my other classmates. Lorna got into contact with me the day before we were going to check in and let me know her neighbor would let me into the property and provided me with Jim's information. Jim was extremely friendly and toured the house with us to show us where everything was and offered his help should we need anything.
The stay itself was lovely the house had plenty of room for all of us the master bathroom was incredible, and the kitchen was great to cook in. There was wifi throughout the house. The house itself is a very short drive away from the town of Woodstock which was a great place to explore with some fantastic restaurants. Check out was very simple, we cleaned up any leftover mess, and with the laundry machines downstairs I was able to wash and dry all of the towels that we had used. When we were ready to leave we simply called Jim dropped off the keys and left.
I highly recommend this property and should I ever find myself in Woodstock again I would definitely stay here again.
This property was very nice and enjoyable and has a nice modern interior look to it. We came up from the city to get away from it's hustle and bustle and we had a comfortable time. We would consider using this rental again, should we be in the area. The house is very easy to find. It's conveniently located to Woodstock (7 minutes), Uptown Kingston (15 minutes), and Saugerties (20 minutes). Closest grocery store is Hurley Ridge Market (4 minutes).
The kitchen is modern, new appliances, with some dishes available. We brought paper plates and plastic ware because we weren't sure if there would be anything. But, there was. The ice maker on the fridge isn't hooked up, so we bought ice.
The dining room was central located between the livingroom and the tv room, just off the kitchen.
There is a TV room and a living room. There is a step down into the living room, so if you have little kids, you might want to keep an eye on them. There are stairs going from the dining room to the TV room, as well. The TV had all the important shows. WIFI was available in the house and it was fast enough.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and 1 bathroom with shower. There is a suite upstairs with a big bedroom. Down the hall there is a bathroom with a stand up shower, bath, and heat lights. Further down the hall is the 1/2 bedroom, we didn't use it though.
The front of the house does have a path that you need to be slightly careful on. It's not as extreme as the other reviewer said. You should always be looking where you are going.
The deck behind the house is extremely big. If you rent this house in the spring, summer, or fall that would be a huge plus.
We had to get the key from the gentleman across the street. While, he was flexible with our timing, I don't like inconveniencing anyone or having them work on my schedule. Only suggestion would be to get a key-box and put it on the front door.
All in all, you'll be happy to rent here.
Ok, communication until the rental was paid in full.
No check in information provided including how to obtain a key or even the address of the property. I had to email to ask for information.
Owner wanted my arrival time so someone could meet me with the key. Surprised there was no lock box as I didn't plan to be on anyone's time table for check in. If that is the case then it should be stated in the listing.
Sent me to a stranger’s house to pick up the key. That was very unnerving.
Very dark neighborhood, no street lights, minimum property lights.
The home is musty smelling, like its been closed up for a while. It is kind of dark inside. Some of the lights did not work. There is painting begun on the downstairs bedroom but not completed. Yes, it’s clean
No lights over the garage at the area where you have to park your car.
Good luck finding the path to the front door.
Overgrown walkway, bedding out over the walkway, littered with pine and leaves. You couldn’t even see the pathway. I had to feel around with my feet to find a direction. Was it grass, or a sidewalk or what ... oh, it's Irregular path stones, some jutting up.
No handrail for front steps which have a very high rise, unusual for a front porch.
Bottom line is simple. The property is dark. With an overgrown and unkept walkway it poses a danger. My friend fell; her foot was caught in something on the pathway in the dark as we went to retrieve bags from the car. She was injured.
We never even got to unpack.
Due to the injury, we had to secure accommodations that would allow my friend to be in a place with secure footing, no steps and a walk in shower. Of course if I had wanted that to begin with, I would have done that. What I wanted was a home rental in Woodstock. It was upsetting and costly and disappointing.
I called the owner, no answer; I emailed. The next day I received a very curt emailing telling me not to speak to her any further but to direct all communication to Homeaway. No apology or show of concern from the owner. No attempt for resolution offered.
I contacted Homeaway and they told me to write a review of my experience. I didn’t want to post a negative review because I know it does nothing but make the owner angry and spiteful. I had hoped we could work this out among ourselves but that does not appear to be the case. Hence the post.
I sent a full report with pictures to HomeAway which they have on file.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rates are subject to change. No pets allowed. Non smokers only.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.