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Woodstock Historic Artist Estate - The Cottage House

21 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Overview

Catskills Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-5)

**featured as freshgrub unique property:

http://freshgrub.net/post/23610641400/gourmet-getaway-in-woodstock

If you want to fall asleep to the stereo lullaby of frog croaks while watching the spectacle of fireflies competing with stars, this is the place.

The property is within 10 minute walking distance through the neighboring Comeau Property, a nature preserve with hiking trails to town. The Cottage House faces the stream, waterfall, pond and great lawn on one side and the woods and field on the other. The house is a freshly architect-renovated 800sft two bedroom, one bath, sleeping 5. We provide linens, towels and other necessities.

Frederick Dana Marsh, father of the well known Social Realist painter Reginald Marsh, married Mabel Van Alstyne in 1930, starting a notable artistic partnership as the Van Alstyne Marsh Collection that was later acquired by the Smithsonian Institution. Their home was unique for Woodstock—'It was in the background of the Mona Lisa; a Van Gogh landscape; a train ride through Tuscany—ball shaped junipers; a pond that bracketed the house; expansive lawns; a gathering of birches. But most of all, big cone shaped cedar trees. It is a marvelous thing to look up at backlit clouds at sunset—see the intrusion of cedar peaks, pointing up like soft missles and the erratic flight of mosquito catcher bats making ninety degree turns down the channels between the trees. A photographer friend was here last weekend and I told her, “Don’t worry about framing the picture, just point and shoot. The landscaper framed it for you seventy years ago.” ' Here I quote Austin Metze, who knows this piece of land long before it put a spell on us.

To be there is to inhabit an idyllic painting. Sit in the property's own Hidden Chair Waterfall or chill at the secluded sandy beach swim hole a one minute stroll away through enchanted woods, take a hike up Milk Mountain or up the trails of the neighboring nature preserve for a Sunday brunch in town and visit to the flea market. Or just read a good book under a cypress tree.

The Cottage House is on the same property as the Pond House, listed on VRBO vrbo #373377. Both houses are very private. There are three houses next to each other, the Cottage House, the old Farm House that is permanently rented to our dear Lainey and Austin, and the Pond House. The Cottage House faces the stream and the great lawn on one side and the woods and field on the other.

Check in is 2pm, check out 10am, which is flexible unless booked the same day. High Season rates apply to all holidays, at a three night minimum stay.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german

Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

Woodstock Historic Artist Estate - The Cottage House
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
5

We had a wonderful time here.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a wonderful place to stay--comfortable, lovely and well equipped. The big window overlooking the lawn and the waterfall is like bird (and chipmunk) tv--so many birds to watch! The waterfall and the stream are really nice to sit and watch or cool off in, and we had a good time walking the trails around the house. Beds were comfortable and it was lovely to fall asleep listening to the sound of the stream; bathroom was great with a really big tub. We cooked some meals in the house (the grill could use a little update) and ate some in town and enjoyed them all. Nin was available and helpful, and a really nice host. We'd love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Lovely getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 4-year-old son and I stayed here for a weekend in January. We enjoyed everything about the place and surrounding property. The indoor space is beautiful, clean and functions well for a family of 3 to relax indoors. We sat by the fire, cooked and ate meals, listened to music, played games, slept well and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was warm inside, there was plenty of firewood and there is wifi. Even though it was cold outside, we went for several walks on the nearby trail, which is beautiful! Nin, the owner, was very kind and helpful and her dog even accompanied us on one of our walks (to the delight of our son). I highly recommend the cottage house and we hope to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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A beautiful cottage, location, and charming hosts.

  • 4 of 5

This photogenic location aside a cool, roaring brook, a 25 minute walk to the village of Woodstock either through the preserve on the opposite bank or along the road, is highly recommended by us. Aside from the minor annoyance of a leaking kitchen sink (hopefully now repaired) we spent a calm week relaxing and cooking in this well appointed cottage while exploring from the top of Overlook Mountain to kayaking Esopus Creek from the falls to the Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson River. We were happy to have wifi access and equally happy not to be seduced by a working TV. When out and about we attended a Shakespeare festival, walkable across the creek, and the historic Byrdcliff Theater up the mountain a bit. We also managed to eat at many of the best local restaurants: there are many. We've stayed in Woodstock numerous times before but this was the most beautiful of our stays.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Scenic tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed a wonderful week here with our 5 year old. The cottage was charming, well stocked, and impeccably clean. We loved the mix of rustic and contemporary design. The location is perfect for taking a break from the hustle and bustle - the cottage provides great privacy, being situated well off the road, facing a huge lawn and a babbling brook. The listing photos, as beautiful as they are, do not do justice to the relaxing effect of taking in the fresh air and the beautiful views while sitting out on the terrace. Our son loved playing in the stream and finding his way through the grass "maze".

The owners were absolutely delightful and extremely helpful with restaurant suggestions and the like. There's no shortage of nearby great eateries, with downtown Woodstock a short walk away, and Saugerties within a 15 minute drive. The area is a nature lover's delight, with hiking trails starting directly across the stream from the property. Opus 40 is a great nearby attraction for the architecturally inclined and those with an appreciation for enormousness and human endeavor.

Thank you, Nin and Ralf, for such an enjoyable getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cottage House for one week with our two young boys, (aged 4 and 20 months). The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. The kitchen and bathroom are modern, yet the rest of the house is more rustic in style. The location is quiet and beautiful, set away from any roads. We particularly enjoyed relaxing on the garden in the afternoons and having early dinners outside on the terrace. It was lovely listening to the stream at the bottom of the garden. Nin and Ralf were really helpful and on hand if we needed anything.

We ate at Oriole 9 (twice), Sunfrost Farms, Yum Yum Noodles and the Phonecia Diner on route 28 (twice), all are really good and recommended. Though a bit of a drive, the Catskill Scenic Trail was a really lovely day out. Walking with two young boys meant we only managed the bit between Stamford and Hobart but it was worth the trip and we had a lovely picnic along the trail.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Perfect Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were searching for a peaceful escape as our mini-honeymoon and could not have asked for a better place. It was beyond perfect to walk into the cottage for the first time with the lights dimmed (a wonderful feature in every room) and music playing. The playlist, as others have mentioned, was great, and we left it playing all night. Nin, the owner and her neighbors were so friendly and genuinely warm. They offered suggestions on restaurants and and things to do. Oriole 9 has the most amazing breakfast! We only wish we could have stayed longer and explored more of the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Woodstock
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Woodstock
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Rhinecliff
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
87
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Woodstock
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Woodstock Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
HIGH SEASON and HOLIDAYS
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,575
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,050
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 2.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed by this booking. High season rates apply to any and all holiday weekends at a three night minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Catskills Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • For the fifth person there is a single size sofa bed in the living room or a twin size air bed in the second bedroom. Upon request, we can provide a baby crib.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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