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Perfect for the Holidays with your "Best Friend"!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Saugerties House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom house; sleeps 4; 1 bathroom; dog friendly

Charming, custom-made 1600 sq ft contemporary home on quiet country road adjacent to hundreds of acres of Catskill State Park land. Nestled on 4 private acres with gardens and mountain views. Passive solar house with soaring Cathedral windows. Hiking trails and waterfalls abound in the hundreds of adjacent acres of state land. Bubbling creek just beyond the trees behind the house. Spacious outdoor deck with antique iron furniture; screened in porch with dining for 6; large country table seats 12 in dining room; wood stove; hardwood floors. . Weber grill, yard, large lawn and woods. Nicely furnished, high-speed internet, all appliances and amenities. There is also an upright piano. Perfect all year round: fall foliage, ski season and summer vacation. Convenient to three SKI resorts, Woodstock Film Festival and HITS. Close to all the major hiking areas: Overlook Mountain, Platte Clove wilderness, Kaaterskill Falls, etc.

SURROUNDED BY NATURE!: The house has large hand-made windows that allow a view of the natural surroundings from every room. We have seen deer, hawks, owls, eagles, rabbits, wild turkeys and more from our windows. Besides having extensive trails behind the house on state land, we are 10 minutes from world class hiking in the area. Overlook and Guardian mountains, Kaaterskill Falls, Platte Clove wilderness, Esopus tubing, Wilson State Park, etc.

DOG FRIENDLY!: The house and the town are dog friendly. Woodstock is the dog-friendliest town we have seen. Dogs are even allowed in the library! There are many trails in town that you can walk the dog off-leash: Comeau Property in the middle of woodstock, which has a long trail adjacent to the Sawkill Creek. There's also Big Deep and Little Deep which are 5 minutes from the house. Big Deep is a swimming hole in the middle of the woods. Little Deep is a trail also adjacent to the Sawkill Creek. There's a dam with a beautiful waterfall as well. This is also a good place to walk dogs off leash.

LOTS TO DO!: Besides hiking the glorious trails, there's biking terrific country roads. We also have lots of art galleries, music festivals and clubs, and great restaurants. For rock 'n roll fans there's the Bearsville Theater; for classical buffs there's Maverick Concerts; and there's other kind of music as well in the small clubs and bars. There's the Woodstock Film Festival, the Guitar Festival, Poetry Festival and more. There's the Walkway over the Hudson and tubing the Esopus. There's fishing and biking at the Ashokan reservoir. There's historic places to visit: Byrdcliffe, Woodstock Historical Society, Saugerties Lighthouse, Kingston Rondout.

In the winter, there is skiing at 3 ski resorts: Hunter, Wyndham and Belleayre. We are 40 minutes away from each of them.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Owner: Mindy Pickard
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2016

About Owner: Mindy Pickard

My name is Mindy Pickard. My husband Gregory and I have had a weekend house in the Hudson Valley since 1987. We love the area, especially Woodstock and Saugerties. Our son, Clayton, plays soccer with the local rec team so we've been able to get to know many of the lucky people that live upstate year round. We live in NYC during the week. I am an acupuncturist and my husband is a songwriter and contractor. We have 3 dogs: Rainbow, Connor and Athena. They love the area because they can go off-leash hiking every weekend!

Owner: Mindy Pickard purchased this house in 2008

Why Owner: Mindy Pickard chose Catskills

We wanted to be close to Platte Clove Road for the wonderful hiking. Also, we fell in love with the house and the cute out-buildings on the property. I feel the most beautiful elements of the house are the soaring, artist-made windows. They are just spectacular. The original owner was a woodworking enthusiast and he made the window frames, the storm windows and the screens. I also love the beams in the living room and the stone wall behind the wood burning stove.

What makes this house unique

The house has tons of light due to the propensity of windows and is surrounded by beautiful trees and gardens. During the summer season the vegetable garden is like a "secret garden" with all the old roses cascading up and around the fence and gates. We are also adjacent to hundreds of acres of NY State land, so there is hiking, cross country skiing and even waterfalls! The house is very private, on 4 acres, but only 8 to 10 minutes to both Woodstock and Saugerties villages.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Perfect for the Holidays with your "Best Friend"!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
4

I'd rather keep this place my little secret

  • 4 of 5

We had two wonderful weekends on this property. It feels like a home away from home and we are absolutely going to return. Mindy is lovely and so easy to work with. My dog had the time of his life swimming in the nearby watering hole and playing with some of the local dogs.

I almost didn't write this review because I don't want to share this little secret get away. I'll have to book early for next summer so that it doesn't get snatched up.

Thanks for everything Mindy

Robin Schlenger and David Sirois and Maru too!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! We'll host you again soon, I hope. You were terrific guests!
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5

Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a quiet Memorial Day Weekend with another couple and our little dog and absolutely loved it. The house is a perfect country house nestled in a lush and natural setting. The kitchen was well-equipped, the bathroom was spacious and clean and the bedrooms and bedding comfortable. The big deck and screened in porch were perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful country landscape. Mindy gave great hiking and swimming hole recommendations and was a wonderful host. Thanks so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, Thank you so much for the kind words! All of you and Marcel were terrific guests as well! Mindy Pickard
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing stay - Mindy was so helpful, reachable and the house was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our home in Woodstock!
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5

Four Day Getaway with Family and Dog

  • 5 of 5

We were hoping for a four day retreat in the Catskills looking for a relaxing cabin to unwind. This property met all of our expectations. The theme is classic French country side and the complimentary bottle of wine left for us was a welcome surprise. The property was very well maintained and the owners were very responsive to any needs or concerns. The dog friendly atmosphere made our vacation complete. I would recommend this property to anyone looking looking for a rustic French countryside experience in the Catskills.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! We are dog lovers and nature lovers and we hope our home reflects that! We aim for a simple aesthetic that reflects the beauty of our Woodstock area. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Town and Country

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we turned down the driveway of this unique property, we knew we'd picked the right spot for our desperately-needed country idyll. As the other reviewers have noted, there is something so special about walking into a house that is clearly so well-cared for, and well-loved by, its owners. This magical cottage manages to be alternately rustic and modern, cozy and soaring, secluded and connected -- in short, it's everything a couple could possibly need it to be. And Mindy's personal touch -- from the welcome bottle of wine to her total accessibility to her detailed (and spot-on!) hiking recommendations -- makes this a totally stress-free rental. We hope to have the opportunity to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words about our vacation home! You were great guests and your dogs were great canine guests as well! Hope to see you back up in Woodstock soon!
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5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house could not be more charming – it's exactly what you want out of a Catskill retreat. We were 2 couples + a dog, and it was the perfect size.

It ended up being below zero outside while we were there...and we could not have had a better time just staying inside. The open space, wood burning stove, selection of board games, well-supplied kitchen, and extensive library made for the most relaxing weekend.

The location is ideal. It's 10 minute drive into Woodstock, but feels incredibly secluded. And the grounds are stunning – we cannot wait to return come the warmer months.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words about our Woodstock house! You and your friends were terrific guests! Hope to see you back in Woodstock in the Summer!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Onion Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Woodstock Golf Club
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Rhinecliff Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Thruway Exits 19 and 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Onion
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hunter, Belleayre, Windham
Car: necessary

Our home is 8 minutes to the center of Woodstock and 12 minutes to Saugerties Village. 40 minutes to all 3 ski resorts: Belleayre, Windham and Hunter Mountain. Adjacent to Catskill State Park land, with terrific hiking trails and waterfalls on hundreds of acres in our 'backyard'. 2 hours to NYC.

Woodstock is best known as the 'best small town in America' and is the name chosen for the famous music festival in '69. There are lots of art galleries, music clubs, restaurants, the Woodstock Film Festival, world-class hiking, skiing and more.

Rates & Availability

Saugerties House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
 
 
Winter
Dec 22 2016 - Mar 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
 
 
New Year's
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
housekeeping $150
Property Damage Protection $79

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmed reservation. Holiday rates may be higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saugerties House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom was recently renovated. It has a stained glass window, a marble sink and a big white tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , antique iron bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , antique iron bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , cottage-seasonal
  • Master bedroom is upstairs; lots of light with artist made windows. Terrace adjoining bedroom. Second bedroom is on first floor, has hand-hewn beams and is close to bathroom. There is also a seasonal cottage that has a built in double bed, very charming.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
The house has stairs so it is not wheelchair accessible. We are dog friendly, but there is an extra security deposit for dogs. No dogs that scratch or tear up furniture or wood. Also, we expect people to pick up after their dogs if the dogs go on the lawn or garden area. Woods are fine for the dogs to go in. Dogs must be leashed as there are neighborhood dogs. Children are welcome but the house is not baby friendly, as there isn't a high chair or baby bumpers on the tables. Toddlers and older children are fine.

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