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Must Love Garden And Stream

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”

This single-family detached home, definitely have everything you need for a memorable vacation in Catskills, NY

Originally built in the early 1900’s by a family with 25 kids (not kidding you), we know because most of the family members still live in the neighborhood and comes by once in awhile to reminisce their childhood in a 3 bedroom/ 1 Bathroom house then.

Fast forward to the early 1990’s and the house is now acquired by a single man —— a university professor who’s also an avid reader and a master gardener. He passed away 4 yrs ago, making the house available for us to purchase.

We bought this property, without seeing the interior (probably was meant to be, cause we might have change our mind if we had.)

It was summer 2015, everything was blooming, every soil is planted with perennials, overgrown and was totally amazed by every variations of hostas, astilbe’s, wild roses and many many more including fruit bearing trees like of peaches, apples and berries. We knew we stumbled upon a gem.

We wanted the garden alone and from what were told the garden itself was worthier than the house itself. But then we also, found out about the magical hidden creek located right in our yard. We were sold!

2 years had passed and we’re still replacing the kitchen, this is after the floor was changed, the house foundation leveled, every window is replaced, another bathroom on the first floor is added, every water and electric piping is updated, every wall is replaced and painted, an insulation from top to bottom (‘finally’, still bewildered on how was anyone lived here during winter without it). In short, a major overhaul!

And yet, we are constantly improving and making the house comparable to the garden outside. Finally, we’re now in the stage where we’re totally IN LOVE with the house, and it always makes us a lil bit jealous when someone else’s is inhabiting it but us. We consider anyone coming to stay with us very lucky, however, bittersweet as we feel like all the hardships along with our tears and sweat is not wasted.

Inside, the beautifully-decorated, airy home is packed with creature comforts collected from our travels around the world. All available for purchase if you ever find that you cannot leave without it. Every bookshelf is filled with interesting reads, including books for the little ones.

The sizable chef's kitchen includes a granite counter tops, maple cabinets, sub zero fridge, a DCS stove with griddle and other high end appliances, with all the gadgets (food processor, blender, etc.) you'll need to prepare your feasts. And once the food is ready, you'll have to choose whether to dine at the long farmhouse table inside, or adjourn to the wood deck outside on temperate days for your meals. The porch also has a comfortable lounge/laundry area, where you can find yourself serenaded by the vocal bird population. But across the house is also the delicious Amy’s take away for those lazy days (and if you’re lucky she may even offer you breakfast preparation for a reasonable fee everyday).

There are three pretty guest bedrooms and a full bathroom on the 2nd floor which includes a walk-in shower and a tub. The master suite has a seating area, facing the garden and mountain views.

The kids are guaranteed to love the attic kids room, which is at the 3rd floor, making it perfect for slumber parties, but it's not just for the younger set. There are two sets of beds designed for a boy and a girl. In the middle of the room is also a massive Japanese style bed, the whole family can opt to sleep on it after a tiresome laughter. Its own little living quarters is filled with kids toys and books, a reading nook, and a projector TV for movie nights.

There is wood deck outside the garage with charcoal and gas grill, there’s also a warm jacuzzi bath in the midst of flowers where you might recline and enjoy yourself. In the woods not far from the house is a fire pit, 3 hammocks for those simply seeking tranquility in a picturesque natural setting surrounded by tremendous flowers and the relaxing sound of Stone Clove creek. On hot summer days there is another wooden deck equipped with picnic table overlooking the creek for your enjoyment.

The home is a destination unto itself, but the grounds present a huge attraction, whether for the mountain biking enthusiast or hiker (there are several miles of trails in the neighborhood), the topography is nestled in the hill of Hunter Mountain, boasting the lushness greenery of Catskills. It is only 10 minutes to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort perfect for your winter and all year round getaway based location, while the charming Village of Tannersville and Phoenicia is also only minutes away for your Shopping, Entertainment & Restaurants needs. If hiking is your thing the Katterskils Falls and it’s immediate neighborhood is also about 20 mins away. The infamous happening Woodstock is also about 20 Minutes away.

This is a special property for a respectful group, a family, or a couple of families.


Year Built: 1900’s

Sq Footage: 1200 sqft.

Bedrooms: 3 + Kids Attic Room

Bathrooms: 1.5 Baths

Parking: Private Parking Lot

Lease Duration: Flexible

Cleaning Fee: $150

Pets Policy: Pets Allowed

Laundry: In Unit

Floor: 3 Story

Property Type: Single-family detached home

The house has a living room with a tv and electric fireplace, a sunroom with washer and dryer


Main Bedroom with King Size bed plus seating area with plenty of books

2nd Bedroom with Queen Size Bed plus seating area with plenty of books

3rd Bedroom with Trundle Bed that converts to King Size Bed and study with plenty of books

Attic Room on the 3rd floor - 2 Single beds, 1 Oversized Japanese style bed

Sleeps 12

Linens, blankets, pillows, and towels provided. Washer/dryer. Full kitchen with all dishes, etc. microwave.


3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath. Sleeps 8-12


• Living room

• Range / Oven

• Refrigerator

• Dishwasher

• Microwave

• Balcony, Deck, or Patio

• Double pane / Storm windows

• Cable-ready

• High-speed Internet Available

• Wired

• Enjoy hiking, swimming, tennis, skate boarding, basketball, horse-back riding, miniature golf, etc. in the summer and skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice-skating in the winter, all nearby. Zipline at Hunter Mountain. Orpheum Theater in town open. Mountain Jam, Taste of Country festivals and car show in June, festivals in the summer. Howe Caverns nearby.

More Details

Property Manager
Todd Nation
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, swedish, Tagalog
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018


Lanesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Attic Kids flr - 2 queen , 1 double
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef


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Must Love Garden And Stream
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

I didn't want to go back to reality

  • 5 of 5

I have been to similar Catskill cities, but this visit was special. The layout of the house worked especially well for our family. I wasn't sure if we would be getting in each others way, but the house felt spacious and comfortable for all of us (We sere 3 adults and 2 children, 4 and 8). The kitchen and gardens were just perfect for ease of use, convenience and beauty. The house is obviously a much older home, but everything was up to date and done in vey good taste. I loved using the gas stove and the refrigerator was very large and accommodated all of the food we brought in for our extended stay. The linens and beds were fine, I brought my own towels, and decided to use theirs as they were just as nice as found at a fine hotel.

I was told that the gardens were very special, but that was an understatement. The kids found the trampoline, my husband found the barbeque grill and I found and enjoyed the hammock. The flowers were all in bloom and kept me wandering , picking and even exploring the internet to discover the names of some I wanted to know more about. We had a fire at the backyard fire pit and had smores every night, just before dark. The river was raging while we were there, so we did not get to go in, but we did watch it in awe for quite some time.

I saw several negative reviews and hesitated if I should rent this or pass. I found the experience wonderful and gladly would rate it a 5 out of 5. The house has its quirks, but so does the one I live in and pay the mortgage on! I hope to go back again next summer, the weather was very cooperative as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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