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Thanksgiving Special 25% Off Weekly Rate Newly Renovated Farmhouse Circa 1793

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 8 nights

Description

East Durham Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Summer Wedding Weekend Rentals Available.... Visit www.HuckleberryFarmNY.com

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 is brand new to the rental market, however, owners are quite experienced in the rental business with their summer Hampton's rental on homeaway for the last 3 years.

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 family kitchen and cozy up to the large fireplace for those cold winter nights. Has private entrance and mudroom for coming in from the slopes as well as a rec room. Laundry room is on the ground floor. Enjoy the large deck right off the living room for stargazing or just sitting and enjoying the peacefulness.

For the summer (Memorial Day- Labor Day), there is a heated 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 visit www.HuckleberryFarmNY.com for more information.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Jessica
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Thanksgiving Special 25% Off Weekly Rate Newly Renovated Farmhouse Circa 1793
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
2

BE FOREWARNED: Owner is not big on customer service

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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4

Philly, Baltimore and New York Converge on East Durham

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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5

Charming house with pretty surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time over Memorial Day weekend and 2 families were able to share this house comfortably because the bunk room sleeps 4 kids. We were disappointed that the pool wasn't open but found other places in the area to swim and paddle. Despite having to field numerous questions from us the owner was responsive and helpful. The house is nicely furnished although the kitchen is missing a few key pieces of equipment like cookie sheets for baking and the BBQ is a little outdated and slow. However, everything was clean and comfortable with updated electronics such as Smart TV.

Would definitely recommend this place to those looking to escape NYC for a spell and I think the house and area are a good bet for any season.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, New Jersey
5

Charming farmhouse with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

What a great house and property! We were 4 adults and 5 kids and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Only 15 minute scenic drive to Windham. The house is very clean, cozy and comfortable with a great layout and enough space for everyone. The kitchen has everything you need to cook, beds are super comfy, and the fireplace is great. Jessica was easy to work with. Would recommend and would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Presidents' Day weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful. The house has everything we needed for a relaxing weekend near the slopes. The beds are super comfy as well as the furniture throughout the house. The owner, Jessica is great to deal with and very responsive to any requests. Would definitely recommend this beautiful farmhouse to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great old farm house with modern amenities

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing ski weekend with family. The home has the charm of an old farm house with all the modern amenities. Plenty of room to spread out with 9 people and a dog. Bedding was very comfortable and the fire place kept us all nice and warm. Fast WiFi and direct tv, kept the kids entertained. Only 20 minutes from Windham. Jessica was very responsive to our needs. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our home. So happy that you had a great time. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Map

Windham Mountain Ski Resort
Mill Rock Restaurant
"The best pasta dishes!"
Chicken Run
"Great place for outdoor entertainment on a Saturday night or just great fried chicken"
The Catskill Mountain Country Store and Restaurant
"Love this place for breakfast. Great little gift shop too!"
Hunter Mountain Resort
Prime Steakhouse
Last Chance Antiques & Cheese Cafe
Kaaterskill Falls
"Awesome 25 minute hike, worth a trip!"
Zoom Flume Water Park
"Great little water park to take the kids!"
Neapolis Pizzaria & Grille
"Great pizza and heroes "
Brandywine Restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Windham Town
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 87
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Windham Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Rates & Availability

East Durham Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 30 2016
8 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$833
$3,000
$5,000
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 29 2016
8 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 6 2017
8 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
Presidents Week
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 23 2017
8 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,500
Flat fee
 
 
Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
$10,000
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99

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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Amenities

East Durham Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Located on 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on 2nd floor
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 #4 - 1 king , Bedroom located on 1st floor
    Bedroom #3 - 4 twin/ single , Bedroom located on 1st floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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