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The Cottage in Woodstock, 1,100 sq. ft. 1 1/2 story great room, 2 bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming, private and close to Village.

Our property is happy and truly lovely place to relax and enjoy! Mike and I have a large, adorable 1800’s Cottage for rent. There are two bedrooms, a futon in the library, one bath, two televisions, WIFI, washer/dryer. Only a five minute stroll to Woodstock Village Green. Pool with lounges (closed for season) and a brook are on our property. Fully equipped kitchen and amenaties throughout. Tastefully furnished throughout. The great room has an electric (heating) fireplace, immense window looking toward Overlook Mountain and an original hearth with a ceiling fan. Discounted stays for late Autumn and Winter. Ski Season is coming with Belleayre and Hunter are approximately 1/2 hour driving time. Windham and Catamount (MA) are about an hour drive.

This is the perfect cottage to have a quaint Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years stay. We will purchase your food given advance notice (remuneration for victuals required) and have it ready for you to prepare! Tasteful decor for the Holiday's will be provided if you would like. (A fresh tree, ornaments and lights for Christmas; either you can decorate or we will for your arrival). For Christmas we drape our white fence with fresh greens, white lights and velvet, burgundy bows. Very Currier and Ives Country according to people both staying and passing by!

The library (with the futon and second television) is complete with books, toys, games, puzzles and art supplies. The great room is 1 1/2 stories high.

Guests have access to the entire cottage, pool (in season), brook, lawn in front of cottage for games that are provided and two private patios with tables and grill (seasonal).

Please note that we cannot baby-proof the Cottage. We require adult supervision for any child under 18. The space is old and cannot be adapted to their needs. The pool gate will be locked to ensure no small child can access it through the entrance. We are adamant on the safety of children.

Your hosts - Fran and Mike are available to answer any questions before or during your stay. We allow our guest's privacy and will not enter the Cottage premises unless there is a difficulty requiring our presence. Please call or knock to ask for advise, directions or any other questions that may arise during your stay. We supply area, local guides and the Woodstock newspaper.

Our surroundings are quiet and a very short walk to shop for goods, groceries, fine wine, flowers, plus access to many restaurants and entertainment. A detailed listing of village shops, restaurants and purveyors is available to Guests upon arrival.

There is a UCat bus operating throughout the county. The closest stop is on the corner of Rock City Road and the Village Green. Trailways bus service stops very close to the Village Green with direct, scheduled access to Manhattan. Car rental is available in Kingston, NY. Taxi and Uber service are available.

Mike and Fran live on the property in another 1800's home and are available to greet you and answer questions that may arise. We have a six guest maximum as sleeping accommodations are limited to this number of guests. Weekly charges are discounted for the Winter plus cleaning fee and the contracted security deposit with our Listing Agents. Monthly rentals are discounted also. Additional housekeeping can be arranged with charges of $75 per cleaning applying. There is a rental agreement to be signed by both parties (between our guests and Fran or Mike, the owners, for weekly or longer rentals.) Security deposit, will be returned within 7 days unless the owner reports property damage to the listing agent who mediates and handles the transaction.

The Cottage in Woodstock is quite romantic, fun for the child within, children to play quite happily and an adult time for peace!

More Details

Fran and Mike Shaughnessy
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, Google Translate, Mike has some French.
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Fran and Mike Shaughnessy

Fran is a management consultant and artist. My husband, Mike, is a banker. We are delighted to live in Woodstock and the Hudson Valley having moved from the City seventeen years ago. We are as calm as the photo;-)

We are happy owners of ten saved cats who only go out held in our arms and are truly indulged! Chipmunks and deer are tame. Wildlife abounds so close to the Village...

Fran and Mike Shaughnessy purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Fran and Mike Shaughnessy chose Woodstock

In my twenties, I traveled through Woodstock and thought it would be a nice place to live. Little did I know Mike and I would actually move here! Our houses date to the 1800's and are a joy to own. We feel it important to preserve history and take every care to accomplish this goal. The property is private yet a short walk to the Village.

People are friendly and it is wonderful to know our small store owners and staff! The brook is adorable. In the summer there are fruit trees we planted on the way to the pool providing peaches, cherries and seckel pears. We also have vegetable and herb gardens. There are great farm stands and orchards in the area and a Wednesday Farmer's Market in the Village through October! The restaurants here are greatly varied and numerous. Saturdays brings a Flea Market to the Village called Mower's. What more could anyone wish for in such a lovely area?

What makes this cottage unique

Guests like the short walk into the Village with its many amenities, plus you can play in our brook and outdoor pool. People really enjoy the games, books and sundry we supply in the library. The great room is a piece of the past with hand hewn beams. Our guests have told us that they love walking into such a peaceful space.

The gardens are pretty and the pool (June through mid-September) is private. The great room has a large north facing window so it is wonderful for artists. We have art supplies and puzzles for everyone to enjoy! This is a truly happy place to settle into and simply relax. There are lovely historic sites nearby and Kingston is becoming quite "hip" for restos/bars/art with an influx of Brooklyn people seeking lower prices and new homesteads!

We provide cheeses, French bread and fruit (plus more) with two bottles of wine gratis. We will additionally purchase other supplies you request in advance of your stay and present receipts.


Woodstock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please respect the peace and quiet of our Woodstock Cottage. Pool will be locked to children, supervision is required. They are our priority;-)
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom 1
    Library - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfy futon for adults and children
  • Two private bedrooms and one futon for two in library.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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The Cottage in Woodstock, 1,100 sq. ft. 1 1/2 story great room, 2 bedrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Met up with my brother and our two sons for a family get together that split the travel distance for us in beautiful Woodstock, NY. Cottage is in back of owner's home and is very well stocked with everything you need, including a refrigerator with lots of essentials. The owners are very friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. We cooked a wonderful meal on night and ate out another. Easy walk into town. Comfortable beds. Can definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage was great! The owners were friendly and very accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to town. Owners went above and beyond, stocked the fridge with all we needed for breakfast and more. Beds were very comfortable. Very well stocked with all the necessities. Would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You were wonderful, sweet guests. We could ask for no better than you, Nancy. Mike and are so happy you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage and the comforts we like to provide;-)
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Phoenicia Diner
Everyone loves it here! We think they are opening a woodstock location - hurray!!!
Belleayre Ski Center
Skiing and snowboarding.
Kaaterskill Falls
Great place, but have caution hiking!
Hunter Mountain Resort
Most New Yorker's know Hunter and the other Catskill ski areas...
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kingston, NY (private) then Newburgh and Albany
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Woodstock Village has several
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Woodstock Golf Club (Arrange through owners)
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Rhinebeck, NY - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Route 212 Bus stop in Village
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
YumYum and Garden Cafe (vegan)
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Hunter, a bit further - Bellearyre, Windham
Car: recommended

People greatly enjoy the locale due to it's diversity, location and friendly people. There are spas with various options for massages (yoga and nails) such as, and organic food at Sunflower and Sunfrost. The Village has a small grocery/meat and fish market. Check out Bread Alone for breakfast, lunch, breads desserts and soups. There is Garden Cafe, a vegan restaurant, that is wonderful a short walk away. Art and photography are available in the village as well as music! A Hannaford Supermarket is four miles away. 28 West Gym is 6 miles away and charges a daily fee of $10. Our pool is closed for the winter, however, hearty souls can swim in The Big Deep nearby!

We highly recommend The Red Onion, Silvia's, Joshua's and Cucina for dinner. Make reservations for the weekend nights.

Leisure activities and sports/adventure are within 30 miles and as close as three. There is fencing at the Woodstock Elementary School Tuesday evenings while school is in session - Horseback is the Ashokan Riding Club. There are also lovely hikes and more at near New Paltz.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

Missing items and damage will be charged to guests, including excess of $100 security that will be refunded should nothing occur. We have a detailed inventory.We will provide an 80%l refund until two weeks (14 days) prior to booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.