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Woodstock Historic Artist Estate - The Cottage House

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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

**featured as freshgrub unique property:

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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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017


Woodstock Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Woodstock Historic Artist Estate - The Cottage House
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Simply Beautiful ~ lovely stream!

  • 5 of 5

One of our most favorite properties in Woodstock situated on a creek with walking trails and close proximity to town. The house was clean, the bed is comfortable and the owners were very attentive. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The property was very cozy, clean and warm. The space was exactly as it was described! The house was very close to local restaurants and shops, me and my group of girlfriends enjoyed our stay at the cottage very much.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, immaculately maintained place and what great hosts and neighbors! More than sufficient for a couple with a three year old toddler, in December. We cooked and cooked and did not miss the microwave. Delightful kitchen to work in. Charcoal grill outside is ready to go with a chimney to start a fire. My son and I, both learnt how to use a wood stove; perfect place for fire safety reinforcement for a toddler. Divine views of the outside and even in 24 degrees so many things to do outside, on the property, let alone the potential of exploring the outdoor with a car/walk. Plenty of room for young children to run. It is a water property and with reasonable supervision, it is fun all around. All this when it was "cold" and there were no leaves on the trees, cant imagine what this place will be in other seasons! We did not spend too much time exploring the town but it was great whatever times we did go.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hunter Mountain
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Woodstock Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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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