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Setara Walter

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Farsi

The Ultimate Country Escape For City-folk By City-folk - All Amenities Luxury

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Saugerties Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Our Beautifully Renovated 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom House Can Sleep Up To 12 People

Our beautifully renovated 4 bedroom 3 bathroom house can sleep up to 12 people and is available for short or long term rental. Book it now and in just 1.5 hours from NYC you will be hiking in amazing surroundings, taking a swim in a waterfall, having a bonfire and bbq with friends, mountain biking, skiing, spelunking, or just lazing around this perfectly designed and curated home.

Sitting timeless in the woods for 123 years this traditional farmhouse has had a new addition that brought it to an impressive 2500sqft of perfectly laid out space and modern amenities. You enter the house into the entry foyer that is open to the kitchen. The kitchen is the centerpiece of the home and has an island bar and cook top that is perfect for prepping food while still entertaining your guests. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances including a dishwasher. There is a lovely window that brightens the whole kitchen and gives you views of the surrounding landscaping while you cook. Your hosts are foodies and have supplied everything you need to cook up a feast including a fresh herb garden in the adjacent screened deck. The screened deck is perfect for dining al-fresco and is right off of the kitchen and living room which makes serving a breeze. There is an outdoor lounge area as well as a 6-person hot tub in the screened porch. The porch and living room are connected by extra wide French doors. The living room is expansive and has a wood burning fireplace as its centerpiece. The entertainment system and flat screen smart tv offer surround sound as well as internet access to all of your favorite movies and services (Netflix, Vudu, YouTube , Amazon, etc.) Upstairs is the most beautiful master bedroom with high ceilings and a 4’x5’ picture window that allows the natural light to pour in as well as providing views of the gardens and landscaping. There is a tiled en-suite bath with washer and dryer. The opposite side of the house has another master bedroom with a tiled en-suite bath w/clawfoot tub, and 2 additional bedrooms. The house also has a drawing room with woodstove, an office, and a gym/yoga room.

Located in Saugerties, NY right on the border of Woodstock you will be staying in the heart of the Catskills. Everything that you could dream of is at your fingertips. Surrounded by all of the great towns of the Catskill region including Woodstock, Hudson, Saugerties, and Rhinebeck there is culture abounds with world class dining, antiquing, art galleries, music festivals, and more. When you are not out enjoying nature or the local neighborhoods the house is a perfect serene retreat. You will love to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine while your eyes feast on the breathtaking views of the surrounding 60 acres of property.


Master Bedroom 1 (upstairs) - Queen Bed, 4'x5' picture window w/Southern exposure, closet, armoire, en-suite tiled & windowed bath with laundry & deep soaking tub.

Master Bedroom 2 (upstairs) - Queen Bed, 3 windows, armoire, dresser, gorgeous exposed beams, en-suite tiled & windowed bath with antique claw-foot soaking tub.

Bedroom 3 (upstairs) - 2 Twin Beds, 3 windows, armoire, dresser, gorgeous exposed beams.

Bedroom 4 (downstairs) - Queen Bed, 3 windows, armoire, dresser

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Setara Walter (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Farsi

About Setara Walter

Mike & Setara work together in New York City in the real estate, design, and fashion industries. Their home is in Williamsburg Brooklyn and they also keep a residence in Angel Islington in London. The couple met at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, had a brief long distance NY-LON relationship and quickly married in 2008. They both shared the lifelong dream of opening a resort, spa, and yoga retreat with amazing design that caters to a natural and healthy lifestyle. Having just acquired the property they are pouring their hearts, talents, and panache into making this a true luxury home that you will fall in love with and dream of coming back to often. Their goal is to transform the house to 100% green and sustainable which will offer their guests a pristine environment and foster a connection to nature.

As hardcore NYC foodies they know the importance of an amazing meal and have provided every necessary item to allow you to cook healthy and naturally with grown on-site herbs and vegetables.

Setara was literally born into the hospitality industry residing first in her families hotel in Cornwall St Ives and later in their two hotels in central London. She is formally trained as a fine artist and is an avid practitioner and certified instructor of yoga.

Michael grew up on Long Island in a historic house from the 1800's that was part of the Burr family estate. His hands-on experience coupled with his appreciation for character and detail led him to develop into a real estate renaissance man.

Together Setara and Michael are committed to make your stay a truly unique and rewarding experience,

Setara Walter purchased this farmhouse in 2013


based on 5 traveler reviews

The Ultimate Country Escape For City-folk By City-folk - All Amenities Luxury
average rating of 3.0 based on 5 reviews

Nice house but but we didn't enjoy it

  • 2 of 5

We just had a 10 person family reunion & this was a nice house with a lot of property. The ceiling fans were nice because it was hot/humid. After we moved our luggage from the cars, we noticed a few things that became really inconvenient for us. The 1st was when we opened the windows and noticed some didn't have screens to keep out the millions of mosquitos & some windows/patio doors had large rips/holes in the screens. We ended up hunting down the mosquitos in the house all week because they kept biting us day & night. The 2nd was the blinds were missing in the bedroom. Even though there was nothing but forest in our back yard, it still felt a little weird when you slept & it got really bright so the kids couldn't sleep past 7am. The 3rd was an open loft directly above the kitchen area, but there were no railings surrounding it & was easily accessible from the stairs & the hallway/bathroom. The owners did email me the night before we checked in with a little warning about this loft area. Since we had 5 little kids with us on this trip, it became a task for us to prevent them from going there & falling off. The last thing that I didn't enjoy was the shower especially the 1st night. There was good water pressure & it was hot but we were shocked when the hot water ran out in the middle of our showers (imagine like little kids screaming when it turned ice cold). It’s understandable that the hot water can run out especially if we were using it but we didn't think it would take over 3 hrs to get the water to stay warm for another shower. At 11pm, we couldn't wait any longer and boiled a couple of pots of water on the stove and poured it in the tub so we could bathe the kids. The rest of us took icy cold showers that night (it was also the fastest showers that we had ever taken). For the rest of the week, we came up with this strategy. The 1st was that we had to lather up with soap/shampoo while the water is off and only turn it on to rinse. The 2nd was that the kids took showers first. The 3rd was that we don’t use the hot water for anything like washing dishes/hands. Our strategy seemed to work but was definitely inconvenient. There were some other minor things like the patio doors not locking (we are from NYC and we lock everything) and the dryer taking 75 mins to dry our summer clothes (without towels). The good news is that these problems can be easily fixed & that the Catskills/Hudson Valley is a really nice place for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Setting Nice - House needed some work

  • 2 of 5

The house was pretty, but in need of preparation for guests. The landscape was overgrown, front door not closing properly, bugs in the house, downstairs shower not working properly, upstairs shower backed up, not sufficient glassware or dishes & we had a breaker tripped during out stay. The barn was locked & had broken glass on the ground & a lot of trash that was left out from a previos guest that was ripped open.The house has good bones, but needs some updates to accommodate guests.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nicely renovated but poor owner response

  • 2 of 5

We had 8 adults / 3 children for 6 nights at Christmas. The overall impression was that the owners don't have much connection with the house. There are amenities in the description that simply do not exist, specifically the exercise barn, beds for 14, and a "fully equipped" kitchen. I'm surprised they felt comfortable advertising an exercise barn when it is nothing like that at all. It's just a big locked barn. Unfortunately it was that feature that swayed us to choose this property over others.


Allowed pets.

Very nicely renovated.

Amazing woods to walk in.

Spacious great room.

Nice wood stoves (bring your own wood, kindling, matches).

Each bedroom has its own heat control (except one which was broken).

Good wifi.

Nice furniture.

Lots of wine glasses.

No written instructions for arrival / departure procedures. (A pro if you don't like to be hemmed in by rules, and don't mind figuring things out as you go (like how to use a wood stove, how to get the french doors to close properly, etc.)


At least 5 large bags of trash sitting out on the property.

Only 8 bath towels (most of which were wet in the dryer when we arrived).

No bath mats, hand towels, or small cloths.

No serving dishes in kitchen.

Not enough glassware if all 11 guests wanted a non-alcoholic drink at once.

Kitchen only had basics. Not what you need to cook for a large group.

No heat in one bedroom.

A lot of trash on the property (presumably from previous renters).

Some signs of vandalism to the barn.

No functioning exercise barn, not even close.

Refrigerator did not cool properly.

No assistance (or even apology) from owner when contacted about these problems (we eventually bought our own towels, resorted to keeping food in coolers, and used a space heater in unheated bedroom).

The office was too full of stored furniture to use.

Downstairs shower doesn't work well.

No closets in bedrooms (minor).

We could only sleep 11 comfortably by using our air mattresses. The sleeper sofas mentioned in the reviews are not wide enough for 2 adults.

No written instructions for arrival / departure procedures. (A con because it seemed like the owners didn't care as usually owners are very specific: where to put trash, heat settings, doors to lock, sheets / towels, etc.).

Considering the price of the rental, the problems we had, and most importantly the lack of response we received from the owners, I feel it only deserves 2 stars.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Great house for a group

  • 4 of 5

The house is great for a group of friends traveling together. It was really clean and cozy! The wood burning stoves warmed the whole house and the open concept kept everyone feeling together and the cooks never felt left out. The beds were really comfortable and everyone slept great! The property was huge and we were able to do lots of hiking right from the backyard. The only reason why I didn't give the house 5 stars was because the gym/yoga room isn't done and there is no way to access it. It wasn't

A big deal for our group. ..we just hiked instead! The hot tub was great but it took a long time to warm up. I think the water was just changed so it was fine with us. Overall it was a great stay and I wouldn't hesitate to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Perfect Friends Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house! My group truly had a wonderful time!

The listing description was very accurate except the photos did not do the house justice! The home was very clean and well maintained with plenty of clean sheets and towels. I was with a group of 10 and the home had more then enough space. The hot tub was fantastic and a nice treat after a day on the slopes. The kitchen/dining/living room space was open and perfect for entertaining. The foodies in my group were thrilled, the kitchen had everything they needed and more.

The owners were extremely helpful throughout the entire planning stage and stay. We had an issue with the cable in the living room, I called the owner and it was fixed within the hour.

I will definitely recommend this property to my friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Nearest Airport
50.9 Miles
Stewart International & Albany Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.6 Miles
Red Onion
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Woodstock Golf Club Inc.
Nearest Train
16.3 Miles
Amtrak Station - RHI Charles St, Rhinecliff, NY
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
NY State Thruway
Nearest Restaurant
3.6 Miles
Red Onion
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Hunter Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
River Beach
Car: recommended


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Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Saugerties Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • En-Suite Master Bathroom 1 (upstairs) - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is a washer & dryer laundry machine, iron & board
    6 person hottub - jetted tub , 6 person jetted hottub adjacent to the living room
    House Bathroom 3 (downstairs) - toilet , shower , Shower stall, windowed, tiled
    En-Suite Master Bathroom 2 (upstairs) - toilet , tub , Clawfoot deep soaking tub, windowed, tiled
  • There are 3 full bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom 1 (upstairs) - 1 queen , 4'x5' picture window w/Southern exposure, en-suite bath
    Master Bedroom 2 (upstairs) - 1 queen , 3windows, exposed beams, ensuite bath w/clawfoot soaking tub
    Double Twin Bedroom 3 (upstairs) - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds, 3 windows, armoire, dresser, exposed beams
    Bedroom 4 (downstairs) - 1 queen , 3 windows, armoire, dresser
  • All of the bedrooms have comfortable clean mattresses with memory foam mattress pads, high thread count sheets, television and ample clothing storage. The master bedroom has double high peaked ceilings with a ceiling fan. BED BREAKDOWN: There are 4 bedrooms. Master Bedroom one: Queen bed and ensuite (sleeps 2) Master Bedroom two: Queen bed and ensuite (sleeps 2) Bedroom three: Full bed and one Twin/single (sleeps 3) Bedroom four: Full bed (sleeps 2) Main living room: sofa bed sleeps 2 Drawing room sofa bed sleeps 2 Office we have a single mattress (just left in the room for now not on a bedframe but someone can sleep in this room with privacy) So total there is room for 14 people sleeping on beds provided by us. The Living room and Drawing room are massive and can easily fit a few extra air mattresses
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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