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Catskill Mountains, Hits, Minutes Off The Nys Thruway

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-7

Private post and beam style chalet tucked way back in the woods with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Minutes from stores and attractions yet so wooded and quiet. Endless amount of things to do in the area all four seasons. Drive back the long gravel drive to this wooded oasis. The many decks and porches will beckon you to sit and relax but the saline pool will beg you to dive in. Inside you'll think you just stepped into a log cabin. So much beautiful wood work and soaring ceilings. The floor to ceiling fireplace will call out for a blaze but the chefs kitchen will distract you and get the taste buds working over time. The down stairs bedrooms are sizable and very comfy and there are two full baths on this level. Travel up the spiral stair case and check out the third bedroom which is a master. Once you slip into that two person jetted tub the cares of the world will slip away.

Property Manager
Bruce Stalnaker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Bruce Stalnaker

My husband and I purchased this property so many years ago. He's gone now and I don't use it as much as we did. Think it's time to let others enjoy it!

Why Bruce Stalnaker chose Saugerties

We needed an escape from our hectic city lives and jobs. This place has helped to keep us sane over the years.

What makes this chalet unique

Plenty of privacy, very comfortable layout, killer kitchen, nice pool. Plenty to do nearby. Fireplace.


Saugerties Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , Two person Jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On main level
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom upstairs is a king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Placed side by side to create a king bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Placed side by side to create a king bed
  • Two bedrooms on the main level. Both have two single beds placed side by side as a king sized bed. They can be pulled apart to be two singles. Master upstairs has a true kings sized bed. Single mattress in loft suitable for a kid.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
It'll be hard to leave to go check out the surrounding area. The decking invites you out to the pool, the two person jetted tub will relax you and the crackling fireplace will entrance you. No need to go anywhere. Nearby you'll find thousands of acres of protected land to roam if you do!


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Catskill Mountains, Hits, Minutes Off The Nys Thruway
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

great secluded, country retreat in the Catskills

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained, including the refreshing pool. Cable TV and internet were a huge bonus that you sometimes don't find in such a secluded property. The property manager was extremely attentive and helpful, but we didn't have any issues with our stay. It IS a few minutes from any main stores; about 15min off the NY Thruway. A great, peaceful retreat for "getting away" for a while. It served our needs perfectly. We would definitely consider this property again if/when we come back to the Saugerties/Woodstock area.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a treat to have you folks here and We're glad to hear just how much you loved the place. We think it's pretty special too. Love to have you back again!! Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
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Absolutley spectacular week, great house and pool and really attentive manager

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a week away from NYC. Easy to get to, a great location and very quiet. The house was exactly as described, wood inside and out. Not a show house, but clearly a loved and lived in place, with everything we needed. The pool is great, deep enough to jump in at one end and shallow at the other and heated! Bedrooms are all a good size, and we had 3 couples staying in comfort (one couple per room), each with their own bathrooms. Everything worked, really well, fast wifi (I'd guess 50MB download, 5MB upload), central A/C worked great, and we had 90 degree days. Kitchen had every kind of pots and utensils we needed, and more than enough plates and mugs. Dishwasher, washer/dryer/ gas BBQ, cable TV, all great. The manager was incredibly attentive, checking in via email every day, and preempting everything we needed. Our little 9lb dog loved the week as well. We had a great time with absolutely nothing to complain about. We're planning on coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys had great weather for a pool house and I thank you for taking such good care of it. You're welcome back here anytime!! Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
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Perfect week in the country

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful vacation. The house was perfect for us and our dogs. The grand-kids loved the pool. And the peace and quiet was good for the soul.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you folks had a great time here. The pool is wonderful as is all the decking around it. Home sits back in the woods by itself. Very peaceful spot. I do hope that we're lucky enough to host you again someday soon! Respectfully, Bruce Rental Manager
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Lovely Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July and were very pleased with the property. It is a lovely chalet type house with a large swimming pool surrounded by a deck. The house was well appointed and comfortable, and was pet friendly. It is nicely secluded in the woods and the house was spotless. We would highly recommend this house but not for the last week in July, because we want to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our cabin! We so look forward to your return visit! Thanks for taking such good care of the place!! Respectfully, B
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Be cautious - check with manager before renting

  • 2 of 5

The property manager did everything he could to make our stay comfortable, but the property was just not ready.

The chef's kitchen was not well equipped, the spectacular double oven Garland stove didn't actually work. The heated pool was only occasionally heated, and started draining at one point. But the most stunning disappointment was the smell. Clearly the owner is a pet-lover (you can see all the dog beds in the interior photos), and the hair, the smell of pets, and the smell of curry powder, was overwhelming. We spent the first entire day of our vacation cleaning, including an hour on the gas grill (important, because the stove wasn't working). We spent the second day with the property manager trying to get the pool to work (apparently, the people before us had fiddled with the controls in a really bad way). It worked for a while, and then stopped later. Eventually we were able to clean the house pretty well, and air it out, but if anyone in your group is really allergic to pet hair that could be a big deal.

This could be a really nice place. The property manager really pulled out all the stops to do what he could, and we really appreciated that. Just about everything that went wrong for us could be completely fixed by now ... certainly before we'd go back we'd call the manager and make sure those things are ready.

The setting for this cabin is absolutely gorgeous. The location is "just right" for Saugerties and Woodstock ... and both of those towns are terrific fun. The deck was wonderful. We were a bit surprised that the pool is an above-ground pool (from the pictures it looks much more built in than it really is), but still ... that decking is built right up to the pool so it works out great. And that fireplace is just beautiful. Bottom line: There's a *lot* to like about this cabin. But be cautious, and check with the manager before renting.

Hope this helps!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I'm the property manager there. You folks were VERY allergic to the pet dander as I recall. As you stated, you can see the crates in the pics and knew they were there. No other renters we had last summer mentioned them. We did everything possible to make your stay more comfortable. I recall your moving the crates outside while here. The previous guests had hurt the pool big time. Thank you for being very understanding of that bad situation while here. As I recall, we gave you back all of your $150 cleaning fee in an effort to compensate you. This review, 8 months after you stayed there, was quite the surprise. Respectfully, B
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Peace in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This rental is a hidden secret.The wood work in house is awesome.Well stocked kitchen clean big-screen TV and a stereo perfect.The pool is refreshing clean and located right outside the back screen door.The deck is real inviting and relaxing just been power washed.The house is very private surrounded by woods and very peaceful .I really enjoyed my stay and plan on returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gary. We do appreciate your kind words. This home truly is a well kept secret and we're happy to share it. Please do come see us again!! Respectfully
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany or Newburgh
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Rhinebeck or Hudson
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
New World Home Cooking
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hunter Mtn
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Located in the Catskill Park with endless things to do. North Lake, South Lake, Minnewaska, Mohonk are all nearby. Endless trails to roam and views to die for. The Hudson River is very close by for boating and fishing. Woodstock and Saugerties are very near and two of the coolest little towns out there.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150

7 night minimum in July and August

Cleaning 150

Sheets and towels included

Security 500

National Holiday stays are 350 per night

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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