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Charming Country Getaway - Golf/Skiing 2 Miles Mountain View

Windham, NY, USA
  • Chateau / Country House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

Brand new country guest house on 2 private acres with stream and pond surrounded by hundreds of acres of protected watershed land, is your family getaway for winter skiing, golf, summer adventures and viewing the fall foliage. Whether you like a private winery or a microbrewery; Alpine skiing or zip lining; antiquing or watching wildlife - it's all a few minutes from your doorstep.

This newly constructed house has any amenity you would need. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the covered front porch with wicker seating. The bright contemporary decor features a fully equipped stainless steel kitchen, dinning area, open living room with LED TV & DVD player and leads to a large deck with a gas BBQ grill, views of Windham Ski Mountain and our stream and pond. The first floor master bedroom has a queen size bed, dressing area and full bath. The second floor boasts of two oversized bedrooms and full bath. One bedroom has 2 queen size beds and the other bedroom has two double size beds - both have tons of closet space. The house has central heat and air conditioning and a spectacular views of the mountain from every room.

We welcome your family to come and enjoy the natural beauty of our area in the comfort of our guest house. Just as our parents brought us to the mountains a generation ago for fresh air and clean country living, bring your family and friends

Keywords: Country House, Mountain Views, Ski Area, Golfing Haven, Near Town


Penny Besculides

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, greek
Calendar last updated:
Mar 09, 2018
About Penny Besculides

We are retired educators who love skiing , golfing and the greater out doors.

Penny Besculides purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2011

Why Penny Besculides chose Windham

We have been coming to the Catskills since the 1950's. We love the fresh air, mountain amenities and quality of life this area has to offer .After years of renting our family purchased the main house in 1968. Over the past four decades our family came for winter skiing and summer recreation. In 2011 we decided to add this guest house so others may partake in building their own family memories.

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

We especially love sitting on our deck with our early morning coffee or late afternoon glass of wine and watching natural beauty at its best! Whether it's the twice daily family of deer eating the apples from our tree next to the pond, the flock of turkeys crossing our stream or the spectacular sunset over Windham Mountain, we are in awe of the beauty surrounding us.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Large master bedroom with dressing area & walk-in closet
      • Bedroom 2
        2 queen, Upstairs bright, sunny 2 queen beds & great views!
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, Upstairs, country cozy, 2 full beds & great views!
      • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Large bath serving master bedroom & living area
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Large bath serving upstairs bedrooms

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Bright & sunny, queen size sleeper couch for extra sleeping if necessary
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Microwave
                            full size, vented outside
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Electric drip
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            service for 10
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Brand new all stainless appliances
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            fully equipped
                          • Oven
                            Stainless, gas full size
                          • Pantry Items
                            coffee, some condiments, paper products
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size, stainless with ice maker
                          • Stove
                            Stainless, gas - 6 burner
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Modern stainless steel, glass top
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • VCR


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        table & chairs & gas BBQ grill
                                      • Golf
                                        1 mile from house
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        2 miles from house


                                          • playground
                                          • churches
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • museums
                                          • cinemas
                                          • restaurants
                                          • theme parks
                                          • water parks
                                          • winery tours
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • scenic drives
                                              • antiquing
                                              • boating
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • bird watching
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • mountaineering
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • equestrian events
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • rafting
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • ski privileges optional
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • snowboarding
                                                      • snowmobiling
                                                      • spelunking
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • water skiing
                                                      • water tubing
                                                      • whitewater rafting


                                                          • Quiet retreat!! No visible neighbors - just nature!!Features Queen size master bedroom, 2 large guest rooms, first bedroom has 2 queen size beds, other has 2 double beds, towels, sheets, bath toiletries, hair dryers, vacuum, iron & ironing board, high chair, pack & play, child gates, beautiful grounds with natural stream & pond, charming covered front porch with wicker seating. Golf and skiing within 2 miles.

                                                            24 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Charming mountain retreat.

                                                            Ronald K.

                                                            A beautiful mountain cottage with spectacular views. Super clean and neat as a pin. So quiet you can hear the leaves rustle and coyotes calling miles away. This was a perfect setting for our three-couple getaway with space to enjoy each other's company and privacy when needed.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            We are so glad that you enjoyed staying in our home. Our goal was to create a place where people could relax and enjoy nature. Please come again.

                                                            Inviting and Tranquil

                                                            Tina G.Mount Kisco, NY

                                                            It is a beautiful house on an incredible piece of property. The house is thoughtfully appointed with everything to make your stay completely comfortable. We enjoyed our time there so much we asked to extend our stay by a day and luckily they were able to accommodate us.

                                                            We had a small problem with the smoke alarm beeping. One phone call and it was immediately fixed. Which was great.

                                                            We filled up each of the beds and everyone agreed they were very comfortable.

                                                            I would definitely go back and highly recommend this property.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your kind review and for recognizing the fact that we take pride in maintaining our property to the highest standards. We are so glad that you all had an enjoyable stay and welcome you back anytime.


                                                            Karen Z.NJ

                                                            The description on VRBO is misleading, this rental home is not a separate unit, it is part of the owner's lived in residence. There is no privacy. Conversations are not private. Driveway is not private, it is shared. Limited tv on very small screen, intermittent internet, t stats were changed. Intrusion of owner's company onto rental premises. This was not the relaxing, quiet, private vacation we had hoped for. Private conversations were brought up the next day by owners??? We were intruded upon from day one. It was very uncomfortable and weird. We stayed only 9 days of a 30 day rental because we felt that uncomfortable.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            These people were upset that we have a NO SMOKING and NO ANIMALS policy and hence this review. Our house is a separate guest house. We have received many (21) 5 star reviews proclaiming the beauty & serenity of our home & property as well as how fully equipped it is. We find your statements baffling, unjustified and find your motivation questionable. The number of our repeat guests attests to the validity of our position

                                                            EVEN BETTER THAN PICTURES

                                                            JUYEON J.

                                                            Our stay was perfect. We were a group of 6 and spent 2 nights. We really enjoyed everything about our stay. The house was clean, beautiful and warm. Beds were very comfortable and we weren't disturbed by any noise. There is a nice view of the mountain. It was the best place to relax. The house was fully stocked with everything from towels, dishes, pans to a gas barbecue grill, laundry facilities, etc.. The location was also close to the town and the mountain. I highly recommend this wonderful place.

                                                            Pictures don't do this home justice!!!

                                                            Tom B.

                                                            This home is far better than the pictures show!!! It's a clean, beautiful, spacious, well laid out, fully stocked with anything you could need and a very comfortable rental. The owners, George and Penny are very welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone!!! You will not be disappointed!!!!

                                                            Great rental

                                                            Lisa L.

                                                            Our family, husband, wife and 2 grown childeren stayed here for a birthday ski week-end. We were very pleased with the house, large, clean and it was 5 minutes to ski Windam. We cooked most of our meals here and had everything we needed. There's a deck off the back which overlooks a nice yard with a view of the ski sloops in the background. It was a great fit for our family with room to spare.


                                                            Windham, NY, USA

                                                            Two miles to town art galleries,Vineyard, Microbrewery, shopping, world class zip line, quilting capitol, quality restaurants, water park


                                                            24 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.8/5
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