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Huckleberry Farm Spring Specials Available Now $250/Night

East Durham, NY, USA
  • Farmhouse1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Summer Wedding Weekend Rentals Available....

Be sure to check out our Hunter Mountain Rental Property as well, listing # 4724708

Stay in this beautiful historic house, which is on the Historic House Registry and sits on 25 acres of property. This 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home has a beautiful front porch to watch the world go round and watch the horses right across the street. Valley mountain views are breathtaking.

Enjoy a large chef's kitchen and cozy up to the large fireplace for those cold winter nights. Laundry room is on the ground floor. Enjoy the large deck right off the living room for stargazing, sitting and enjoying the peacefulness or dine alfresco style under the stars.

For the summer (Memorial Day- Labor Day), there is an in ground pool. Also, a beautiful stream right behind the house with waterfalls. If you enjoy hiking, there are 25 acres of property to explore and the house backs up to hundreds of acres of mountain forests.

Please inquire about our Summer Wedding Weekend Rental or visit Huckleberryfarmny dotcom for more information.

Owner

Jessica

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Master Bedroom located on 2nd floor
      • Bedroom #2
        2 twin/ single, Bedroom located on the 2nd floor
      • Bedroom #3
        4 twin/ single, Bedroom located on 1st floor
      • Bedroom #4
        1 king, Bedroom located on 1st floor

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub, Located on 1st floor
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, Located on 2nd floor

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Just sit on the front porch and enjoy the beautiful view of the valley
            • Rural
              Horse stables across the street
            • Water View
              A beautiful 6 Acre pond right across the street. Just sit on the front porch and enjoy the beauty of the valley

              Theme

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

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Wi-Fi
                        • Fireplace
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Beautiful large kitchen with a 6 burner viking stove and griddle. Also has two ovens, kitchen island and fireplace.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Spices, condiments, etc
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large Sub-Zero refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 10 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Music Library
                                      Pandora
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library
                                      On Smart TV

                                      Outside

                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Nearby
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Gas grill
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Windham Mountain is a 15 minute drive
                                        • Tennis
                                          Nearby

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair accessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Salt water pool

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • caves
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • pond
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • waterfalls

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting

                                                                  12 Reviews

                                                                  Excellent4.6/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  More beautiful than I could have ever imagined

                                                                  Alexandra L.

                                                                  We had an absolutely wonderful time at Huckleberry Farm. The home was beautifully decorated while retaining its late 1700s charm. Every morning we sat on the porch with coffees, took in the gorgeous landscape around us and watched the horses grazing just across the road. It was idyllic to say the least. Jessica was very responsive to our one simple question but otherwise we had everything we needed and found no need to bother her. All in all it was a wonderful weekend.

                                                                  Gorgeous Vacation, Exceptional Amenities!

                                                                  Amber R.

                                                                  Jessy was an exceptional host! The house was in gorgeous condition with the most amenities I've ever seen in a vacation rental (tons of snacks, a stocked bar, more fluffy towels than our family and friends could ask for, yard games, board games, pool floats, fresh coffee—you name it). We want to make our Huckleberry Farm getaway an annual tradition. It was truly exceptional.

                                                                  Wonderful week

                                                                  Suzanne G.

                                                                  We just returned from the Catskills for a week at this house and everyone had a wonderful time. The house nicely accommodated 3 children, all 5 and under, and 4 adults. The pool and porch were terrific. There is now a horse farm across the street so the kids visited that several times and it was so relaxing watching the horses all day. I did have to get used to being in an "old" house at first and some of the things that go with that but the house totally grew on me over the course of the week. A few minor maintenance issues came up that the owner and caretaker dealt with efficiently. We all agreed we could see ourselves coming back!

                                                                  Rustic Charm

                                                                  Jeff D.

                                                                  We arrived Friday night over MLK weekend, the Farm House is beautiful and filled with rustic esthetic, which we love. The property itself is huge and there is small trail when you walk down the left side of the house when you're facing front of the house, that's where the Creek resides which was quite serene. This house is an actual historical site and that's hard to beat.

                                                                  The kitchen is filled with utensils and pantry needs, have pretty much everything you need, even herb & spices. Only thing I didn't find was coffee grinder but there were grounded coffee available.

                                                                  We didn't have any issues and only contacted Jessica by email and she's very responsive, questions were replied very promptly. If anything, the only minor complain would be the house was pretty cold when we arrived and took a while for the house to heat up. Other than that we enjoyed our stay and loved the house. might look to return during summer when pool can be turned on.

                                                                  Cheers!

                                                                  BE FOREWARNED: Owner is not big on customer service

                                                                  Dianna J.

                                                                  In this business, you find out what people are really like when you experience the unexpected.

                                                                  The owner had failed to inspect the pool before our arrival; it had become pretty gross and un-usable. Broken filter or something. The pool was a big part of why we rented the (somewhat remote) house for the weekend. Attempting to repair the pool once we arrived and throughout most of the weekend, the crew couldn't get it back to normal despite several visits. It was not usable during our stay. Not ideal, but these things can happen.

                                                                  Second, there was no outdoor furniture available around the pool as shown in the photos. Only picnic tables on the side of the house. Again not a deal breaker.

                                                                  Third, the porch hadn’t been rinsed off from pollen and debris before we arrived; when we complained about it afterwards, the owner curtly replied, “This isn’t a hotel.” We weren't asking for daily service, but a thorough, outdoor-area cleaning before guests arrive is industry practice. Starting to head down hill.

                                                                  Fourth, there was some confusion about the number of beds available for couples who prefer to share a bed (there are only 2) -- and the rest are twin beds. Pictures vs. verbal descriptions didn't match. Not a major deal, but less than ideal. (Owner claims she's since corrected the description.)

                                                                  After our stay when we asked for a partial refund of our rental fees in light of the pool's un-usable condition, the owner became defensive and angry. Like a small claims court judge, she opined, "I reviewed the photos of the pool. While it may have been cloudy, it was good enough." She refused to refund the amount we requested and instead returned a small, token amount.

                                                                  It's really disappointing to deal with someone who became so adversarial when we were trying to be fair and understanding. We've rented many weekend homes in the US and in other countries, so we know what's "normal" and what's not. This owner's approach to renting her home is an outlier in this industry.

                                                                  If nothing goes wrong, you *could* have a wonderful stay at this otherwise lovely home. It's drivable to Beacon, a lovely town. The kitchen is great. It's a peaceful setting. If something *does* go wrong, however, you may be disappointed by the owner’s attitude and response.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We've been in the rental business for over 5 years. We have two rental properties all with glowing 5 star reviews, especially on my customer service. With that said, sometimes things go wrong that is out of my hands. I do everything in my power to right what has gone wrong, which I did in this situation. The pool pump literally broke the morning of their arrival and was fixed the next morning. I even refunded them one nights stay for their troubles, however, they wanted more than half the weekend rate back for one lost morning. This customer insisted that pool was unusable and they didn't go in even once. This was a total lie because neighbors and staff at the property saw them using it all weekend. As far as the furniture, it was all stacked in the barn by the lawn guy because he just mowed the lawn. After the pool, they just complained about every little thing that wasn't even an issue. Bottom line is that these guests expected butler service (which we don't offer), that doesn't come with a house rental unless you pay big money for it.

                                                                  I am a very, very accommodating person as you can see from previous rentals, but sometimes you just can't please everyone.

                                                                  Philly, Baltimore and New York Converge on East Durham

                                                                  Jonathan S.

                                                                  An absolutely beautiful home, with all of the modern amenities wrapped into a historic setting.

                                                                  Only one significant issue encountered during our trip (there is no air conditioning in the home). On the VRBO website, under the heading of 'AC / Heat,' the owner listed the house as having three Nest thermostats, all programmable. That was in fact a true statement. But here was the problem. Those three Nest thermostats controlled the heating only. On a 95 degree summer day, and an 80+ degree humid summer night, there was no relief from the warmth of the house, especially as there were no ceiling fans, or other fans in the home provided.

                                                                  In the end, our families had a very memorable vacation, but the lack of AC (or fans) put some stress on our three families, with five young children that simply were not accustomed to how warm the house was at night.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Sorry you thought there was a/c but we do not list this as one of the homes assets. The reason we list the nest thermostats is because we rent during the winter months as well and guests have the ability to control the thermostats when they are on their way back from the slopes so they don't come home to a cold house. Glad you enjoyed the rest of your stay, you were great guests and are welcome back anytime.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  East Durham, NY, USA

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  $250
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  $100
                                                                  Damage Insurance
                                                                  $99
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  $500

                                                                  Weekend Weddings in summer are for Thursday-Sunday stays only and only includes use of property, house and barn. All vendor services are the responsibility of the tenant. We provide lots of info on local vendors, please just ask and we will send you a packet. Great for a DIY wedding or ask for our help and we will build a package for your needs, extra fees may apply.

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                                                                  12 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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